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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gravel removal

Posted 3 months ago

I need someone to help transform our current backyard of gravel to something child friendly and with some grass

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Path

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a gravel and paving pathway approximately 1 metre wide by 28 metres long. I don’t really know the cost, so I have the cost is a guess!

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Level off small backyard, build retaining wall and 2 plantar boxes

Posted 5 months ago

Level off small section of back yard 9m x 8m including building retaining wall 3-5m long. Construct 2 plantar boxes - 2.5m x 1.5m and 2.0 x 1 m

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Hedge stump removal

Posted 1 month ago

Stumps and roots of 5 plants in a row that were cut down. Preferably with a stump grinder but open to any form of removal

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Fence, retaining, steps and gravel path

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We need to complete the last few bits of landscaping around our house and construct a new boundary fence. We need separate quotes for the fence from the rest of the landscaping work as the fencing cost will be shared with our neighbours. Detailed work briefs are attached as photos. Thanks

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Wood deck, leveled land and wood chip

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there I have a newly built house with no landscaping done on the property. We have a bit of top soil which has been put into a pile on the back yard, and I'd like to get this leveled out across the area. Would like a wooden deck with wrap around seating outside the living room which faces onto the back yard. Possible wood chip walk way down side of the house, and fencing to secure area for a dog. Would love to talk to someone about ideas and what they think would look good. Many than...

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Lay pavers

Posted 1 month ago

Finishing the laying the pavers. AP20 has done. The pavers have delivered on site. 2m x 10m.

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Drive way, water course tidy up

Posted 2 months ago

We need an economical design and construction for the end of the drive close to our house (plus a path). The problem is the water flow which collects around the entrance to the house. We have a flexible timeframe for completion.

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Lawn repair

Posted 1 month ago

Repair to lawn plus a mowing strip created

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Retaining wall

Posted 2 months ago

rotten retaining wall and a couple of 4x2s on house framing under house need replaced. Viewing is best as photos are hard to see under the house. Needs signed off for the bank as we have just bought the house.

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Fence, retaining, steps and gravel path.

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We need to complete the last few bits of landscaping around our house and construct a new boundary fence. We need separate quotes for the fence from the rest of the landscaping work as the fencing cost will be shared with our neighbours. Detailed work briefs are attached as photos. Thanks

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Arborist mulch needed

Posted 5 months ago

If anyone wanted to dump mulch while working in the area, or even sell some to me to be dropped off, I would be over the moon

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Brick Terrace

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Large bank landscaping and garden needed

Posted 5 months 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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Landscaping section

Posted 1 month ago

I have basic plan for landscaping section. Need advise on materials, costs, labour. Thank you

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Garden Edging

Posted 5 months ago

Replace vertical wired wooden edging between concrete paths and flower gardens. Approximately 25 lineal meters. Use 20cm edging. Almost level access for ute or trailer. Level working conditions. A wheelbarrow can be used. I will dispose of old edging.

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Retaining wall

Posted 4 months ago

A small retaining wall ten meters long and between 1.5m and 500mm tall. I have a building consent and a notice to fix from the council by mid February. It is estimated to take a couple of days. If you are an out of town builder we can get a ground work local for the digging with machines. We can also provide accommodation if required.

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Permaculture Designer and Landscaper

Posted 3 months ago

I have a 2 hectare property with a stream and native bush that I need help to get on top of as owning another business has got in the way of my property dreams. Someone to help me with my design, do some initial set up work and guiding me to develop the property on my own is what I'm looking for! The ideal candidate will have knowledge of native plants, working with a variety of gradients, understanding of permaculture, and caring for waterways.

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Removal of two trees

Posted 6 months ago

Relocation of two cherry trees to another place on property

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Removal of soil / fill

Posted 5 days ago

Excavation has been completed and there is surplus fill on the site, +/- 10m3 preferably with a tipper truck. If interested it would be best to describe on site.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Section makeover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Garden makeover

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Edging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving and Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Retaining Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

replace concrete retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

Paving 18m2 patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

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

Weed matting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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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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Sammys

Joined February 2017

I’ve been working in the Dunedin building industry for the past 16 years. I am highly motivated and have a wide ranging skill set in many areas of construction. I specialise in small to medium sized residential construction jobs. General building and carpentry, Repairs and maintenance, Renovations, Fences, Paths, Landscaping, Painting and much more. Anything from replacing a letterbox to a full ki...

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Woodfort Construction

Joined November 2020

Hi ... We specialise in everything from Maintenance and small Renovations, to new home builds. We have a very experienced crew with a broad range of skills and experience. We also have out own earth moving equipment suitable for smaller projects...perfect for those landscaping projects.

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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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STU CRETE

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have been placing/finishing all aspects of concrete for 15 years now, my work is to an exceptionally high standard. I do the concrete placing myself, guaranteed no problems from start to finish. Driveways, paths, patios, cleaning concrete, sealing concrete, colour sealing garage floors.

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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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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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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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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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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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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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landshapes limited

Joined July 2016

I Have worked in earth moving/construction industry 30 years. I Have set myself up to do landscape constructing work dig outs. . I pride myself on keeping budgets on target, being reliable and producing quality work. I have a 5ton tip truck and various size diggers, augers and a rock breaker ...and other construction equipment. Site cuts, footings , retaining etc ...We run rubber tracked diggers,...

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Southern turf and sports

Joined May 2021

Southern turf and sports are specialists in all artificial turf applications. Please contact us today for a free quote or visit our website for more information.

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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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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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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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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