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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.

Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Engineered composite decking versus the tried and tested timber - which is better? Composite and Timber Decking Materials Whether you’re looking to repair an existing deck or start from scratch, consider the decking materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each othe

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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

f you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. After reading this, you’ll know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get some practical lawn advice from one of our professional Landscapers who’s been in the trade for 25+ years

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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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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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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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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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Latest landscaping case studies

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

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

Backyard safety: a secure yard for the family.  Babysitting just got easier for Allana, a Christchurch homeowner who has regular visits from her little niece, and Allana’s parents and their dog, Joey. Having recently moved into her new property, Allana set out to ensure it met her family’s needs - and in this case, it meant having a secure yard. The Problem There were two parts to the problem: a small gap on one side of the house, and a privacy fence on the other made up of brick and greenery. While this landscape design added style to the property facade, the access to the road proved tricky to manage with two little ones on the go. The Solution With a fair idea in mind of what needed to be done, Allana posted her job on Builderscrack detailing the project scope. She was after a fencing solution that enhanced the backyard safety to allow peace of mind whenever they were in the backyard. Choosing a Tradie There were four tradies who were interested in the job,

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

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

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Landscapers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Landscaping pavers & stones

Posted 5 months ago

Paving and stones for new house

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Lawn/ landscaping #2

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, Would like someone to remove current grass, prepare soil and seed or lay ready lawn for approximately 150 m squared area. Would like lawn/seed down asap. Seek quote for both ready lawn installation and seeding. Cheers

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Buxus Hedge Planting

Posted 10 months ago

Plant Buxus Hedge between the lawn and an established garden.

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Mitchell

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, needing quote for retaining wall. 3m long by 1.5m high.

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Lawn/ landscaping

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, Would like someone to remove current grass, prepare soil and seed or lay ready lawn for approximately 150 m squared area. Would like lawn/seed down asap. Seek quote for both ready lawn installation and seeding. Cheers

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Laying Paving stones

Posted 6 months ago

Laying pavers about 30 of them

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Retaining wall

Posted 10 months ago

Land removal & long retaining wall

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Courtyard paving #2

Posted 1 year ago

Prepare base and lay supplied pavers for courtyard. Flat lawn site approximately 35m2

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Landscaping planting plan

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we are needing some landscaping plans and a planting plan for our property. The house is set on an acre of land, semi developed. Love to meet and discuss what you can offer or do for us.

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Paving Job #2

Posted 5 months ago

Approx 30-40sqm of paving at rear of property, ... concrete pavers, includes prep work. I will provide all material. Previous experience laying pavers essential as job needs to be perfect.

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 year ago

Looking at getting a non-structural retaining wall down the side of a section in Gisborne.

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Retaining wall #2

Posted 1 year ago

Building of a retaining wall down the side of a section

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Low retaining walls needed for back of house #3

Posted 11 months ago

Reposting job as original contractor fell through. Low retaining walls needed approx. 800mm height, potential section leveling/grading required also

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Low retaining walls needed for back of house

Posted 1 year ago

Low retaining walls needed approx. 800mm height, potential section leveling/grading required also

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Tile deck

Posted 9 months ago

Lay 600 by 600 tiles on plastic under deck epoxy fitting and cutting some toles

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Paving Job

Posted 5 months ago

Approx 30-40sqm of paving at rear of property, ... concrete pavers, includes prep work. I will provide all material. Previous experience laying pavers essential as job needs to be perfect.

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Low retaining walls needed for back of house #4

Posted 11 months ago

Reposting job as original contractor fell through. Low retaining walls needed approx. 800mm height, potential section leveling/grading required also

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Outdoor repairs/garden landscape

Posted 4 months ago

free quote to a) waterblast; b) laying of cobblestones; c) raised garden beds.

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Quick & Easy Job - Set Up Retail Paving Display - No Grounding or Excavating

Posted 1 year ago

We require our new paving display to be set up at the Mitre 10 store in Gisborne on Tuesday 17th December. Quick and easy job, the pavers simply need to be glued onto the shelves as per our display instructions. No grounding or excavating required.

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Low retaining walls needed for back of house #2

Posted 11 months ago

Reposting job as original contractor fell through. Low retaining walls needed approx. 800mm height, potential section leveling/grading required also

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Wray Concrete

Joined October 2016

Hi, we are a company passionate about concrete. We specialise in concrete of all types and for all purposes whether it be a slab for your farm shed or garage floor or for your driveway, patio, pathway or pool surrounds. We also provide paving and concrete swimming pool renovation services including plastering with Quartzon, acid washing and painting. Here at Concrete Works Ltd we pride ourselves...

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Peak Construction Gisborne LIMITED

Joined August 2019

Peak Construction Gisborne LIMITED are your renovation and new home specialists. We are qualified builders and are members of the New Zealand Certified Builders group. This assures you that we are qualified enough to do the job. We have over 15 years experience and don't take the job lightly. We have a health and safety policy to adhere by to keep ourselves and your family safe. You can be assu...

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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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J civil

Joined March 2015

At J civil ltd we specialise in landscaping from front yards to back yards,side walks to carparks with over 20 years experience.We pride our selves with providing competitive quotes,completing projects on time and budget.

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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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Civil Assist

Joined December 2019

We are a Civil Engineering business providing services within the following areas: • Project Management • Aerial Mapping • Topographic and Engineering Surveying • Civil Design (including Hydraulic, Structural, Geometric and Roading Design) • Estimation • Computer Aided Design • Graphic Presentation • Contract Writing • Procurement • Construction Management and Surveillance • Funding A...

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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QS Consult NZ

Joined February 2019

Quantity Surveyor - Project Cost Estimates - Schedule of Quantities - Take-Off - Microsoft Project Programming. Registered MNZIQS - Sole Trader Consultant - Reasonable Rates .

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Hexton Stoneworks

Joined September 2010

Tradional Stonecraft and Stonemasonry. Specialising in stone cladding systems, stone restoration, stone features, stone walling, fireplaces, chimneys, stonescapes, sculptural installations. Gisborne based stonemason, available for private commissions and restoration work. Quality work record with references available.

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Ground Source Limited

Joined May 2009

We provide high efficiency ground source heating and cooling solutions New Zealand wide through our installer/dealers. We are the NZ agents for WaterFurnace products. Ground Source systems are extremely well suited to commercial applications such as hotels, motels, schools, offices and factories, as well as domestic homes. We can provide a high efficiency eco-friendly ground source solution to...

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Roberts Contracting

Joined August 2019

We deliver a high level of service across a wide range of jobs. From new decks and fences, general household maintenance, urgent repairs and much more. I believe in delivering what I say I will when I say I will. I look forward to working with you. Ash

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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Te Ao decorators and Maintenance

Joined January 2019

We are a local family owned business that like to pride ourselves in all aspects of the painting & maintenance trade interior/exterior commercial & residential new & restoration work .We aim to give our clients our absolute attention in keeping our standards as high as possible with consulting & mapping out the task ahead with our team.Knowledge & experience is always key with a good communication...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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A T Painters ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi, we recently started a business about a year ago after working in the painting trade for about 15 years, we have experience in small and large jobs, interior, exterior, new builds, repaints, commercial and residential. we also pride ourselves on getting the job done within deadlines and meeting budgets, we are a friendly team who cares about the finished product.

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Tradie

Joined September 2015

We remove asbestos as a team all of us have our c.o.c and no job is to big or small safety and top p.p.e gear are a must ! Clients love dealing with us because we carry lots of respect for them and there property

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J & L Civil

Joined September 2014

"With 20 years experience" Any job to do with landscaping,concrete work prep and finish exposed or broom finish,asphault,paves,topsoil,retaining walls,keystone walls, back yard or front yard maintenance,no jobs too big or small,competitive quotes for all types of budgets.

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J & L Civil

Joined April 2015

At J & L landscapes we speacialise in landscaping and civil works from frontyards to backyards,sidewalks to carparks.With 20 years expearience we pride ourselves with providing competitive quotes,completing projects on time and budget.

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