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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paths and earthworks

Posted 4 months ago

The paths around the outside of our house need to be paved, a parking pad for the trailer built, and some small retaining walls (less than 1m high) with drainage. Looking for someone that will be following through. Last landscaper came to measure up, sounded enthusiastic, and never contacted us again or replied to emails

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Retaning wall - crib

Posted 4 months ago

excavation and construction of a retaining wall. Structural engineer has design the wall - full specification available for the job. Other work available: - hard surfaces - landscaping

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Jane Nicholls

Posted 4 months ago

We need the brick step path down the side of the house replaced with low maintenance concrete steps that don't go slippery in the winter (no sun on that side of the house). The steps lead down to a flat bricked area that is about 5 x 6m which we want to be replaced with concrete to reduce the need to remove the weeds and moss each year.

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Replacing sleepers in garden

Posted 5 months ago

There are several sleepers that need replaced in steps and garden edging

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Paving

Posted 3 months ago

Remove existing asphalt and pavers from path and drive. Dig out remains of old concrete fence - (will require a decent jackhammer). Prepare base and edging and relay paving stones to drive and pathway.

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Landscaping job

Posted 3 months ago

We have had a landscape plan completed and would like to get this priced for construction. It includes some paving, low retaining, fencing and block work as well as creating garden areas. Area is about 100sqm at the back of the house and a smaller fence and garden out the front.

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Paving 18m2 patio

Posted 1 week ago

Paving a small patio area that has a rock edging .

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Front & Backyard Landscaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for someone for a fancy eye for detail for landscape my front & backyards to something that I can be super proud of. Looking for quotes and ideas to start saving to get my dream.

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New Retaining Wall

Posted 3 months ago

Build new wooden retaining wall approx 4m long in front of old un-reinforced concrete block wall that has cracked - with tie into new concrete slab on terrace above. See photo of existing wall and engineer fix design attached. Welcome to view site anytime, just let us know when.

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Outdoor paving

Posted 5 months ago

Leveling and paving outdoor area, potienal of more work if costs and quality is good.

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Replacement retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

I have a concrete retaining wall (approx 1m high) that has collapsed along a 2m section, running alongside a driveway. I need to replace it, don't mind if its with timber or concrete. The job involves digging out the wall, removing all rubble and either replacing the collapsed wall only (2m) or replacing the entire front section of the wall up to the letterbox which is 3.8m

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Garden Landscaping - Saint Leonards

Posted 1 month ago

We need someone to create a simple, low-cost and low-maintenance landscape design for our small garden. No particular design in mind, open to designer's suggestions and ideas.

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Rangewood instalation

Posted 2 months ago

I want installation of a canopy rangewood to a hip-roofed house in South Dunedin.

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Bruno Hay-Fourmond

Posted 5 days ago

Retaining walls, Decking, Drainage, Fencing, Gates, earthworks Design and construction.

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Removal of Hedge, Replace with a fence

Posted 3 months ago

Removal of hedge along front section, replace with a Fence.

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Replacement walls

Posted 3 months ago

A couple of low brick retaining walls have failed over the years due to poor construction and we would like to replace these with timber walls. The section is terraced down from the street entrance. I will add photos when able to,as I currently don't have any.

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Stone or concrete steps down to stream

Posted 2 weeks ago

Steps down to stream,25metres ... ncrete or stone steps required.

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Garden overhaul

Posted 5 months ago

Am wanting to help my sister get her garden under control. She has a steep section at her Brockville home with overgrown hedges, long lawn and overgrown garden beds. Needs a huge tidy to bring it back to manageable level. Preferably in the next 2-3 weeks if possible.

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Garden edging around concrete deck to ready for hedging plants

Posted 4 months ago

Basic box type wooden edging to go around concrete patio, to be raised slightly above ground level to add soil/mulch. Simlar to shown in photo. Probably 25-30 metres required.

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Garden fix

Posted 1 month ago

Some fences, new shed, new glasshouse, new paths, old sheds and contents removal, rubbish bins enclosure, car park, new gate, basic landscaping, handrails to existing deck. Area ready to start job ASAP. One company to do all jobs is prefered but splitting the various jobs between different tradesmen will be considered. Aerial view of the property attached. Grounds fairly flat.

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replace concrete retaining wall

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17th May 2019

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Tidy lawn area

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27th July 2017

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Garden retaining wall

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28th February 2019

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Garden edging around concrete deck to ready for hedging plants

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4th April 2019

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Garden tidyup

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5th September 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove pond

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28th January 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Mow strip

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9th August 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Retaining wall build with plans in Dunedin

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st November 2018

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 4
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 3
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 5

Section tidy

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th October 2017

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 5
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 3
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 5
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 5

Patio

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12th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

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The Garden Maker

Joined June 2017

Hi, landscaping, is my specialty and has largely been my occupation for about 10 years bar the occasional stint working as a construction technician in the film industry in Wellington. I also make tables/shelves/cabinets from native timber and Macrocarpa, and have produced commercial cafe fit outs. I worked for a landscaping firm in Wellington for 3 years in between film contracting, followed by...

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Dun Eden Green Ltd

Joined March 2016

We have four divisions in our company - landscaping, building, arboreal and grounds maintenance services. We have a full complement of qualified tradesman and we excel at both hard and soft landscaping, arboriculture, garden maintenance/site clearance and construction work. We have licensed builders, qualified arborists and experienced landscapers. We are free to ask for help with costing of an...

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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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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Friendly Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress free and succes...

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Southerly Creations Ltd

Joined October 2016

Over 15 years of Landscaping, Tree & Building experience big and small, fully qualified through NZ landscape horticulture. We are a friendly team with good communication skills which helps us work closer with you, getting your job done to your liking and without delays! If possible I like to keep things sustainable utilizing water and original native plants, meaning you spend less on materials and...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Tradies LTD

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING? Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How do I manage and co-ordinate all these people?" "How do I know that they will do the...

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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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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 20 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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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Catlins coast building ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland and 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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Precision Builders

Joined October 2011

Precision Builders Otago Ltd Specialises in GETTING YOUR JOB DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME. Whether you’re planning to have your BATHROOM, KITCHEN or total HOME RENOVATION, add a BEDROOM, OUTDOOR LIVING area or just want a better living space our experienced management team having over 25 years experience "each" that will ensure your project is completed as it should be. Our clients "LOVE" what we...

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Bread N Butter Building Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, I’ve been in the in the building industry working as a carpenter for 12 years, working on all sorts of projects in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. I really enjoy doing all kinds of work such as renovations, bathrooms, decks, raised gardens and landscaping. Also new builds, extentons, and retro fit window installations. I pride myself on a quality finish for a fair price and having a grea...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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