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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Planting Bulbs for Spring

Posted 22/04/15

The autumn months of March, April and May are the best bulb planting months. The more effort you can put into planting bulbs for spring, the better the rewards during winter and spring... Planting bulbs for spring If you’re planning to planting bulbs for spring, look out for bulbs arriving

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Retaining Walls 101 for Busy Homeowners and Future Developers

Posted 29/09/16

Retaining walls can be both functional and decorative features in a garden.  As structural engineering plays a part in their construction, they are best left to expert tradespeople. We take a look at what you need to know about retaining walls... What are retaining walls? The main purpose

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Navigating Wet Lawns - One Family's Solution

Hiring Jared, from Firth Landscapes, for a few days work was the ideal solution to put an end to one family's soggy lawn crossings this winter...... The Job Liz needed a garden path extended. One already existed, but it stopped short of the lawn, which meant that every time anyone in her family went to the washing line, or woodshed, they had a stretch of often wet and muddy lawn to cross. Liz had the pavers to match her existing path, she had made the plan and measured up exactly where the path would go, all she needed was to find a willing tradie. The Solution It was during this search that she came across builderscrack.co.nz. She immediately liked the way only tradies interested in doing the job were presented to the homeowner. For Liz, who works full time, it meant she could cut out the time-consuming step of “cold-calling” tradies to see if they were even interested in her job. She decided to give this new way of finding a tradie ago, she posted her job, added

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Remove deck railing and construct raised beds

Posted 1 month ago

We need to remove about 6m of railing from our deck then build some raised beds along the top of a bank (as a barrier to stop small children rolling down the hill!). Need a handyman type skillet. Ideally someone confident with recycling materials and ensuring the raised beds are stable.

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Removal of two trees

Posted 1 month ago

Relocation of two cherry trees to another place on property

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Cleanup of unwanted Bush and Trees to open up backyard.

Posted 4 months ago

The work will consist of clearing out some bushes, trees and green life with an digger, and also the removal of this. To also complete the leveling out of earth in this area and one other area to get ready for a new clothes line area. Digging out some tree roots and roots of plants then flatting out once done, I would like to open up this area to plant with grass seed afterwards. I would like to keep some trees for shade but remove all the bush. I will cut down the trees i dont want. Timefr...

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Hedge replant

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old hedge, build fence and plant new hedge, Clear area for off street parking.

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Replacing an old timber retaining wall

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to advise on best cost effective option to replace an old retaining wall. Timeframe not critical. Open to different ways of getting the job done. Central Dunedin location.

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Brick Terrace

Posted 1 month ago

We need an area of “garden” cleared and a brick patio/terrace created.

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Grass cutting & trim edging

Posted 3 months ago

Cut grass, tidy edges, trim sm box hedges, every now and again. Weed spraying driveway, about twice ayear. This will be a regular thing fortnightly.

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Small corner of wall at the front of the property

Posted 1 month ago

We just need a bit of wall finished off neatly at the front garden wall next to the neighbours carport. It doesn't need to retain much. We thought concrete block might match with what is existing. See photos We would like it done asap as we are putting the house on the market and so ideally we'd like it done this week.

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Concrete block garden box

Posted 1 month ago

Removal of existing wooden garden box and replaced with a concrete block one. The box will be abutted to house and steps. Involves two sides of blocks . Height about 600mm, Length 4metres, Depth 1400mm.

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Back yard upgrade

Posted 2 months ago

Carry out work as required to resurface old garden / large pebble area. Would like artificial grass area surface. It is not a large area.

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Lawns and walkway

Posted 2 months ago

Need a lawn and walkway for a new build to be done in the next few weeks

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Large bank landscaping and garden needed

Posted 1 week ago

We have a large bank on our section (that we are hoping to start building on in January) that needs design and landscaped and planted. We are wanting to keep it native to draw birds, easy care and we are not allowed to plant very tall trees. It and be great to get a quote and possibly planting beginning early next year. Thanks

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Backyard cleaning, levelling and lawn prep

Posted 2 months ago

Clear all the waste take it out including green waste. Level the ground and prepare for lawn

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Patio and garden

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking at landscaping and implementing the design onto an area around our house. we have recently completed some renovations and additions to our house. we are in semi rural setting just outside of St Leonards. We are looking for a design that would help us mary the built areas with the nature of paddocks and forests that around us. There is also a small stream adjacent to the area in question. We are looking for something organic with lots of herbs and natives, as well as some platforms...

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Looking for Paver

Posted 2 months ago

Small section in the backyard that needs some paving.

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Soggy Lawn

Posted 2 months ago

Solutions needed to fix a flat and very wet lawn - water sits and does not go anywhere. Keen to get this fixed ASAP

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Repair retaining wall

Posted 1 month ago

Remove Cabbage tree stump and repair displaced retaining wall- under 1.5m

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Ready lawn or sowing grass

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to either lay ready lawn or sow grass for a family terraced lawn. Should have an idea of what grass is best suited for the area.

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Require garden retain walls

Posted 1 month ago

Need to build retaining wall for my new build

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Patio

Posted 4 months ago

Looking somebody to setup a patio in the backyard.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 180,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacement retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

New Retaining Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove pond

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Section makeover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Garden edging around concrete deck to ready for hedging plants

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed matting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden makeover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Karen's odd shapped yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replace concrete retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving 18m2 patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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fineline fencing ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi we have been building fencing all around Dunedin for the last 16years lots of experience. we take a lot of pride I what we do offering professional outcome. hard working easy going. we all way met dead end times and completing jobs on budget

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M3 Concrete Placing & Pumping

Joined April 2016

Mike and Jenny here from M3 Concrete Placing & Pumping ltd. We are proud to offer experience in all things concrete. Both residential and commercial. From concrete driveways, patio’s, paths, house slabs and more. We have an awesome friendly professional team that are ready to rock and roll when it concrete time!

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McWin Construction Ltd

Joined July 2020

McWin Construction will offer quality construction earth moving, roading and excavation services. My record of learning includes, National certificate in Civil Construction, Civil Infrastructure, Civil Plant operation, earthworks, road maintenance & Civil construction supervisor Level 4. FB/McWin Construction

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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Living Colour Design Ltd

Joined September 2015

Living Colour Design is a painting, decorating and home maintenance service. It's always our goal to make your project as stress free as possible. We achieve this by providing you the personal approach that you deserve. We engage with our clients, we listen to what you need, then help you achieve your projects. We have the tools, materials and staff to get the job done professionally and qui...

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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DIY Dave

Joined May 2017

I am a handyman business and I get those jobs done that you have been putting off or never getting around to completing. I have a whole range of jobs that I do on a regular basis, for example fencing, decking and deck repairs, weatherboard replacement, garden shed assembly or built from scratch. Also general home maintenance and repairs.

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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EzGrab

Joined March 2017

Ez Grab is a 100% Locally Owned and operated company providing civil reinstatement and excavation services we have worked in the civil construction industry for the past 13 year. With the only self loading tipper truck in Otago we provide a bulk waste removal and bulk material deliver services.

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Erix Contracting Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi, I've been in the paving and tiling industry for the last 20 years and specialize in high end tiled staircases, pools, driveways, pathways ect. My work can be seen all around Auckland from queen street to wynyard quarter, botany town center, Sylvia park as well as a few of the recently upgraded train stations. We at Erix Contracting Limited, Paving Solutions pride ourselves in the quality...

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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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Ezy Kerb Otago

Joined November 2018

Concrete Kerbing for edging all your driveways, gardens and lawn edges. We can do this in a wide range of colours and stamp effects. We also do full landscaping, fencing, retaining walls as well as outdoor timber BBQ table and bench seats, planter boxers and bar leaners.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Posiworks Otago

Joined September 2020

We are a contracting and landscaping company running small gear ideal for ready lawn, fencing,small truck delivery’s ,power raking ,mowing , chain trenching ,gravel driveway resurfacing,concrete prep,section clearing, retaining wall Construction

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi. Landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 12 years, I also sometimes make tables/shelves/cabinets from recycled timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years, followed by working for landscaping firm in Dunedin for five years before deciding to go out at it alone. I have an eye...

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Silver Fern Bathrooms Ltd

Joined December 2015

Hi, I've been in the building industry for 15 years and have extensive experience in all aspects of the residential market such as new builds, renovations and more recently specializing in bathroom renovations. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and belong to NZ Certified Builders association. My aim is to take the stress out of renovating and deliver customer satisfaction with a professional j...

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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