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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 creation

Posted 2 years ago

We want a landscape design for a large, mostly bare section. Elevated, rural setting, gently sloping, has mature trees around some of the boarder. Also has a small mature orchard we want to add to. Entrance way/driveway design also. Looking for an easyish care, robust outdoorsy style where the kids can play backyard footy and ride a gocart without creating excessive damage. Also, not a must, but some ideas or advice on a little bit of downhill mountain bike track making would be good.

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New letterbox

Posted 3 years ago

I need a new letterbox put up. The letterbox will be at the property

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Planting plan

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I would like a planting plan and ideas for our rural property. We have planted a lot of native hedges for shelter & privacy but would now like some ideas on tropical planting around the house. Also to create some feature islands to break up the glass. Would like modern suggestions with tropical theme - palms etc. We can source and plant the plants ourself.

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Trellis

Posted 10 months ago

I am wanting to have 2.4m x 1.2 m of trellis erected on the corner of my ground level deck.

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Land cleanup

Posted 1 year ago

Heeds to clean ex forest land, It is require to remove all wood left on site after trees cut

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Gorse removal

Posted 2 years ago

Hi I’m looking for someone to remove gorse on my lifestyle block ...

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Lanscape Design - Gardens, lawn, walls, paths, patio, plant lists etc

Posted 1 year ago

We are in the process in building a new large home in Maungaturoto and require advice and professional landscape design. The property is located in Maungaturoto township, however it is a 3 acres of lifestyle block. Has approximately 1 acre of Bush and a stream. Long winding drive which we feel can be made as feature. We need advice on what plants where, paths and suggested retaining walls etc. We are wanting to block vision from SH12 and neighbouring properties. Property already has...

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Landscape creation 2

Posted 2 years ago

We want a landscape design for a large, mostly bare section. Elevated, rural setting, gently sloping, has mature trees around some of the boarder. Also has a small mature orchard we want to add to. Entrance way/driveway design also. Looking for an easyish care, robust outdoorsy style where the kids can play backyard footy and ride a gocart without creating excessive damage. Also, not a must, but some ideas or advice on a little bit of downhill mountain bike track making would be good.

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Clean up

Posted 3 years ago

My block of land is at 70 Hokianga street Dargaville Northisland. I am looking for a contractor to clean my land from shrubs and weeds . prepare the block of land clear N tidy.

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Mangawhai section retaining wall

Posted 2 years ago

16m at 2m high and 2 x 6.5m triangular wing walls 2m high reducing to 0.3m Total length = 29m. Total face area = 56m^2 Sandy site. Cut will be used on site no need to cart away for dumping.

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Land clean up

Posted 1 year ago

Heeds to clean up all mess left after cut of trees on 607 Bickerstaffe Road

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Landscape - Design & Construction

Posted 10 months ago

We have recently stripped the old gardens and replaced all the weed matting and barked areas. Looking for assistance in designing, sourcing and installing new plants.

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Small section, 360sqm, needing ideas

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for privacy and visual interest. Not so much into plants.

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Land cleanup required

Posted 1 year ago

Needs to remove all firewood from land

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New back yard project.

Posted 3 years ago

Hi. We have just built our weekender house in mangawhai heads, and we are looking now to put up fencing, as well as decking (small front and larger rear) With an outside dining space (for table and BBQ, some raised garden beds, and a hot tub set into covered platform. Aside from all that, we want to make a no fuss, modern look to the space. We also into to build a 2nd cabin in the back yard, so we need to leave some space for that to go in at some point.

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Planting Plan

Posted 10 months ago

Working on finishing off some landscaping and looking at plant options. Have a few ideas but would love a pro to help out with some options! Our section is about 2000m2 and already has a few hedges etc in place, but the rest of it is a blank canvas pretty much, ready to someone to test out their design skills ;). Keen on semi formal, not super high maintenance option

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Patio Paving

Posted 1 year ago

Outdoor patio area to be paved using Premier 600mm x 600mm concrete pavers. Pricing required to lay the pavers on a prepared sub-base 8m long by 6m wide. Pavers & Motar mix are purchased and will be at site. The awarded contractor will need to bring their own tools including concrete mixer & concrete saw etc.

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Lawn Installation

Posted 8 months ago

Ready Lawn with or without Installing.

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Mangawhai Garden Improve

Posted 3 years ago

This is a relatively small job and has three parts. The first part is to remove a large pile of garden rubbish from the back of this 1200 sq metre section and dispose of it. The pile is completely accessible to a vehicle with a high- sided trailer. One load will probably do it. The second part is to trellis/fence about 11 metres across the back lawn and to hang a gate we already have here, to contain our two dogs when we need, in part of the already dog fenced whole property. i.e. when we...

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Kaiwaka Lalndscaping -Small Project

Posted 5 months ago

Area to be improved approximately 16 m x 8 m * Remove small bush stump to improve access to area * Establish grass area suitable for mowing. ? plough up present grass clumps? *Remove old garden fencing shown in photos, replace with new (2 sides of area) * Uplift planter boxes from present position and place in a line down the boundary. New position will need levelling etc. * Construct and install 2 pieces of new wooden fencing to support new wooden gate with stock-proof latch. Fish po...

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Tyler Niland Landscapes Limited

Joined December 2020

Hello, We have been in the construction Industry for over 50 years primarily in residential construction now focused on landscape projects and Tiling. We are creative, experienced and offer a broad network of quality sub contractors. The company constructs, Patios, Walkways, Fences, Driveways, Decks, Walls, interior and exterior tiling , kitchen and Bathroom renovation. The images provided are a...

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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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Betterbuild Limited

Joined April 2010

20 years in the building industry. Fully qualified build. Competitive prices. New Homes, Renovations, Decks, Bathrooms, Kitchens, fences we do it all. Quality guaranteed. No hidden costs. Certified builder and lbp registured - New Homes - Alterations - Extentions - Decks - Bathrooms We do it all!

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Boyce and Sutton Civil LTD

Joined July 2020

If it can be dug we can do it. Boyce and Sutton Civil started not just for profit but out of a necessity of inadequacy earth moving contractors out there. We have come to the table to bring an easy and professional job to you. Our experienced and quality team can do it all. Do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly chat about your earth moving needs.

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Northscape

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens - Lawn Installation (...

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PipeLine Contrax

Joined September 2019

Hi, have been operating Excavators for 7years , we specialise in Service trenching, Slab/Driveway prep, Footings aswell as site cuts and section leveling. We are very professional and hold our workmanship to a high standard.

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Warren Gabb Certified Drainlayer

Joined November 2016

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.certifying drainlayer with30 years experience in drainlaying and excavation Certifying drain layer 33 years experience.. P e welding ticket

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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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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Residential/non-residential concrete floors, walls, footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS please copy & paste below address for a taste of services we can offer, cheers. ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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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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Auckland Drainage

Joined January 2017

We are your friendly drainage specialists! our number 1 aim is customer satisfaction, that means we put you first. - new builds - renovations - subdivisions - problem solving - unblocking - CCTV - council works - flood prevention - water courses - we pride ourselves on a fast efficient service to the highest of standards 24hours a day 7 days a week! don't hesitate to try us for a free no obligatio...

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Apache Masonry

Joined April 2016

Blocklaying Bricklaying and stone masonry 15 years masonry experience all jobs welcome. No job too big or too small Blocklaying Stone Bricklaying Restoration projects Landscaping/Hardscaping All areas serviced

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The Property Makeover

Joined April 2015

Hi I'm Glen from The Property Makeover, we have an experienced team of landscapers who can install ready lawn, paving, property tidy up's, and garden makeovers for both residential and commercial properties. We provide affordable landscaping solutions and garden design with a focus on maximising the value added to your property. See our website for client feedback and photos. Feel free to get in...

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Trusted Trade Limited

Joined April 2020

Trusted Trade Limited was first started with a primary focus on the building and renovation side of things. We have been looking after complete jobs and bringing in outside contractors from other trades and project managing on behalf of clients. We have now made the change to bring the other main trades in house and have 3 divisions of Trusted Trade active, witch means, only one person to deal wit...

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KAAP Contracting Ltd

Joined February 2020

Hi,we are a family business with over 25 years experience in Earthworks,Drainage, and Civil Construction including Retaining Walls, Fencing, Concrete Works and Landscaping. We can tackle all residential and commercial work from the smallest concrete repair to a complete subdivision. We pride ourselves on a professional service meeting all quality and deadline targets.

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Rickys concreting

Joined October 2015

Hav been concreting for 15 years + Also New Zealand/Australia qualifiedconcreter,take pride in my workmanship ,won't disappoint .happy to provide a quote thanks Ricky's concreting

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Woods Waetford bricklayers Ltd

Joined November 2016

30 years experience in brick and block laying, all work carried out by time served tradesmen. City and Guilds of London Institute, most recognised trade certs in the world.

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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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Craig Yakas

Joined June 2018

Hi. I'm a sole trader with 30 years in the construction industry in NZ and overseas. I put the tools away for a few years while carrying out house inspections in Auckland. That role progressed to a salaried role as National H&S and Quality Manager for the same company. Currently I sub-contract to carry out Healthy Homes Inspections. I have successfully completed the Certificate in Residentia...

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PL Construction & Drainage Ltd

Joined August 2018

Qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner and Registered Drainlayer , quality assurance. We take pride in delivering a very high standard of work and on time. We have a very energetic and friendly team who have experience in new builds, reclads, renovations and extensions. We provide competitive quotes and complete to budget. We also excavate site cuts, retaining walls ,section clearing , la...

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