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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Landscape design and advice

Posted 1 week ago

Hi. We have a house on the side of a steep hill in Normandale and are looking at landscaping options. Most of the work we're happy to do ourselves, but would really like a concept to work to and advice on planting, hardscape - including stairs /safety barriers and drainage considerations.

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Pavers for backyard

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to do some paving for my backyard. Area is roughly 12sqm

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Pathway

Posted 2 weeks ago

In need of having a pathway paved from our deck to the front of the house

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Concreting Job

Posted 5 days ago

I have a small garden area along the side of my house. I am looking to relocate the garden shed (approx 1.7m x 1.5m) that is there to the left (flush with where the edge of the garden is not), but before I do so, I would like a concrete pad laid down for the shed to sit on. I would also like concrete laid along the back of the garden (as I will be putting in a raised garden bed, and would like to be able to get behind it for weeding.) This part will be about 3m long, but only 30-45cm wide....

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Fencing, mowning strip and new grass.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fencing Fence and Gate for width 4.0m, using existing concrete strip if possible (style to be agreed) 2 x Screen approx. 2.4m each Iength. (style to be agreed) Mowing strip – 10.5m New Grass: Area to be scraped and back filled to a new height of 80mm – 48m2 Area to be leveled and prepared for new grass 40m2

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Regrading levels at entrance

Posted 1 month ago

We have had some new cladding put on house and now need to drop the ground level by about 30 -50cm in the area outside laundry door. There is a huge stone slab which did form the old pathway but this needed to be lifted to access the new cladding. The ground level needs to be dropped and graded out slightly away from the house and the stone can be reused as a paver. Loose gravel can be reused as well. It is a tight area to work in but quite a basic job. We need a no frills solution so that it...

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Garden removal. Rebuild wood shed.

Posted 1 month ago

Remove large vege garden and surrounding stones. Replace with grass. Rebuild wood shed.

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12m long up to 1m high retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Failing retaining wall needs replacing, 12m long (straight), from 0.4m to 1m to 0.4m again high, on fairly steep slope so need deep piles. Looking for supply and install of piles, retaining timber, drainage metal and sleeved novacoil behind wall. Drive on access to upper side of retaining wall (wall was supporting fence and garden, fence and garden removed in preparation for wall replacement). Need completed by end of October.

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Landscaping new build on sloping section in Riverstone Upper Hutt

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a team to do landscaping on a sloping section. I'm needing a few retaining walls built, dirt moved and back filled and driveway prep. I've attached a few images of what it looks like now and what I eventually hope it will look like

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Addition

Posted 2 weeks ago

Good morning, I need area as per photo dug out and pavers laid down as existing pavers. To be bordered by brick. Area needs to be dug by hand as gate too small for digger to pass through. Thanks

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Paving extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need extension of recently completed paved area. Looking at approx 1.2 by 5.2 metres of laid pavers against existing area as per photo attached. Area will need to be dug out by hand as digger will not fit through gate.

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Ready lawn, grass to replace tiles

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to take these tiles out and put grass in. Possibly ready grass as we have a dog which comes out here!

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Outside entertainment and deck

Posted 1 week ago

Just wanting some landscape DESIGNS - no construction. Unsure of what costs are for design work??? Time frame would be ASAP. Large area required- wanting a mixture of deck, covered entertainment area - lounging and eating - BBQ area and beer area? have something in mind but would like someone who has done it before to have a look

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Laying 20 pavers

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have ... pavers that I need to lay on a lawn.

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New retaining wall and grass area

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have removed an old raised brick patio on our back lawn and now need it returned to lawn and a new 13m 400mm high H4 pine 200mm tongue & groove retaining wall with 100 x 100 posts at 1m spacings (set in a concrete mowing strip) and a capping we can use as seating (see photo). Old half-round edging needs removing (~6.5m). Lawn needs old weed mat removed, levelling and new grass sown.

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Wooden retaining wall replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Old sleeper type retaining wall at back of section has reached end off lifespan and needs replacing. 15m long, 1.1m high. Prefer wood, mbe not sleepers tho!

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Salmon concreting

Posted 1 month ago

I currently have paving in the garage forecourt and in the patio area. I'm sicj of weeding and would like to redo it in concrete, preferably printed.

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Landscaping ideas

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a design for a patio area and maybe some other ideas for the front and back yard. Depending on the work involved and cost I would then want to make a start at bringing the design to reality. The property is only 2 years old and is a very blank canvas. My initial thoughts are to provide some shade for the patio, planters and natives, but I am open to new ideas. I really need a very low maintenance option.

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Pave or something similar to back lawn, rebuild steps to top of property

Posted 3 weeks ago

Paving to back lawn, build steps and a small landing to the next level and replace steps going further up the property.

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Car pad

Posted 3 weeks ago

Prepare base and gravel car pad next to lawn

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Landscaping design and construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of raised garden bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New front path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard rredo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small landscaping job


1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn Preperation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Refresh of backyard #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Randall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large planter box deck feature

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prepration and laying pavers for a small area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace front garden with lawn


17th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut concreate and plant plants .

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pavers need to be level

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 1

Lawn mow and weed-whacking the fence edges.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining Wall and a handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Execution of a design

Work carried out by a subcontractor

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Landscapers in Hutt Valley

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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Block n Stock

Joined December 2017

We specialise in lifestyle block fencing which involves a variety of work with all different kinds of fences. We also build residential wooden fences. We are available to mend, repair, build or replace all kinds of wooden gates. We also do digger and truck work. All kinds of land scaping from section clearance, tidy up, pile digging and retainer walls.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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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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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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bluesky building

Joined January 2012

Hi I've been building for the last 8 years. I generally do contract work for various building firms, but I am always on the look out for my own work.

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DM Developments

Joined August 2014

Hi we build retaining walls, fences All concrete work we have been operating in Wellington 10 years and have plenty of references. We are careful workers and have over 40 years experience in the buiding trade

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Melgrim building LTD

Joined March 2019

Hi, We are two reliable, qualified builders specialising in both residential and commercial sectors. All of the jobs we undertake are completed to a high standard and we pride ourselves on our work ethic and competitive pricing. We possess a wide range of knowledge and skills, enabling us to cater to your building needs, including the following: -Interior renovations, including kitchens...

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Hilder the Builder

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a qualified builder who has been in the trade for 8 years. Looking to start going out on my own so keen to get a few jobs of my own under my belt before I make the next step. Pride myself in making sure all my work is to the highest standard. I am hard working and like to keep my clients in the loop and happy at all times. My attention to detail is of the highest value.

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Keene Maintenance

Joined June 2012

We are a small company based in the Hutt Valley. We offer free quotes, have over 30 years combined experence. We trade 6 days a week so can cater for the Saturday only jobs. No job is too big or too small

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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LawnXpress Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined March 2011

Locally owned and operated lawn and property maintenance business. We cover a range of maintenance services including: Mowing - Tree/Hedge trimming - Weedspraying - Gutter Cleaning - Rubbish removal - Window Cleaning - Housewashing - Waterblasting - Graffiti Removal - General property maintenance We have an experienced team of staff who get the job done right and efficiently from the fir...

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Craven landscapes

Joined September 2020

Hi I’m a sole trader who specialises in all types of landscaping digger work driveway preparation yard clearing small tree removal retaining walls dirt or concrete removal I pride myself in my work and providing an excellent service for customers

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Waea Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi Waea Contractors has spent most of the last 2 years contracting in the communications industry with the Ultra-Fast Broadband rollout; as well as this we do a multitude of civil tasks with some minor construction in the mix too Our Tasks included but are not limited to, - Site Leveling & General Earthworks - Trenching in Pipe and Cable - Trenchless options - Air Knifing, Thrusting, Hydro B...

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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EasyAz Maintenance & Building Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, At EasyAz we have 15 years of backround experience to make your present building experience an easy one. Our ethos is to operate with a respect for each and evey customer, and a respect for the construction community.It is our goal to continally improve the standards of building. Fairness, reasonable pricing and good workmanship leave our clients satisfied and happy with their purchase.

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Georgey Boy Services

Joined June 2020

Retaining walls, fences, lawn renovations, planting. All the good stuff to make your outdoors look and fele nicer. Sustainability and organic practices when possible with a focus on staying within budgets.

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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress free with top quality results at...

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