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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering landscaping related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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Latest landscaping case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Dream Backyard Makeover Creates The Perfect Space For Entertaining

After removing a tonne of ivy, this hidden gem went from completely overgrown to modern and manageable. See the transformation.

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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Path

Posted 5 months 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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Wood deck, leveled land and wood chip

Posted 4 months 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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Retaining wall

Posted 6 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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Wood deck, leveled land and wood chip #2

Posted 1 week 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 grass 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 thanks...

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Lay pavers

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Landscaping section

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Drive way, water course tidy up

Posted 7 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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Fence, retaining, steps and gravel path.

Posted 4 months 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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Lawn repair

Posted 5 months ago

Repair to lawn plus a mowing strip created

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Fence, retaining, steps and gravel path

Posted 5 months 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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Hedge stump removal

Posted 5 months 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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Gravel removal

Posted 7 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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Removal of soil / fill

Posted 4 months 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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Mowing strips, concrete and stones

Posted 1 week ago

Install 2x mowing strips, see photos for location, easy access off road/driveway First is ~7m long, 150mm wide, along side of house. Thin concrete to be used, remove any formwork and fix dirt/grass afterwards. Second is ~8.5m long, ~300mm wide, along bottom of metal fence by plants. This will be formed with permanent wood, covered with weed matting, and weed matting covered with river stones to match rest of landscaping. Style to match front of house by road (simple wood with stakes on inside...

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Digger driveway, build retaining walls

Posted 1 month ago

I want to expand an existing driveway that falls away down a slope to one side. Then build retaining walls so that the driveway is useable.

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Frontyard landscape and deck

Posted 2 months ago

frontyard deck and lanscape install

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Paving

Posted 1 month ago

Paving in front of the house Estimated size 8m x 3m

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Sleepout foundation site prep

Posted 1 day ago

Preparation of the site for sleepout construction - levelling, small scale excavation, approx 10m2 - auger pile holes and place piles to placement specs. Place bearers

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Grass maintenence

Posted 2 months ago

Grass needs bought back Was sprayed for weeds but used wring spray and killed grass Section has issues Need advice or work on how to return lawn to normal

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Weed matting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th June 2020

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

Replacement retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2021

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

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

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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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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Dunedin Naturally

Joined August 2009

Small to medium renovation jobs, Bathroom renovations, demolition, rubbish removal, Deck & Fence building,Property maintenance and repairs,, House pre-sale makeovers. -Trade Qualified Builder with experience in multipule areas of building and renovation.

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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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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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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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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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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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Brokebackbuilders ltd

Joined October 2017

Anything building undertaken. $50 hour charge up plus materials Qualified builder. 30% up front on quoted jobs Registered licensed builder. 40% on progression All sub trades available. 30% on completion $100 site visit non refundable.

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Carn Contracting

Joined July 2021

Hello my name is Carn I’ve been in construction my entire life! 1- Qualified plumber drain layer Very experienced machine operator diggers dozers dump trucks 2- I have been building an project managing kids playgrounds all around the country. Looking for close local work I have a wide range of skills very open to talk to anyone about any job big aloe small

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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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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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NZ CCS ltd

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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Fine Art Concrete

Joined August 2021

Hi, we are a small family owned and operated concrete placing business, specializing in exposed aggregate, coloured concrete, polished concrete, smooth and textured finishes. We are available from Oamaru to Dunedin, no job too big or small. We are very professional, work hard for our customers to achieve the best results for their concrete needs.

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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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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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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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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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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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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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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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