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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest landscaping case studies

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

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.

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.

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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Timber retaining wall

Posted 5 months ago

Existing wall is rotting and soil subsiding beneath it.. Replacement wall needs to be constructed.

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Native tree planting Otaki

Posted 5 months ago

6 hectare coastal property requires a large effective planting solution for hedges and wind breaks .

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Design and build a garden bar

Posted 8 months ago

I've decided I need a garden bar. Seeking a free standing 6x3 meter (ish?) concreted outdoor pagoda. Slight slope so minor excavation required (?) Want a fireplace too. Possibly interested in some seating too(?) Anyway, I'm hopeful someone's interested in building me a fine garden bar.

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Stump grinding

Posted 3 months ago

I need a stump to be grinded

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Low brick wall garden edging

Posted 3 months ago

I have pulled up bricks and pavers from a path that runs along the side of the house. I wish to reuse the bricks (not sure if I have enough) to form low garden edging (probably 3 bricks high) on each side of the path. The path is just over 9m long. The ground is slightly undulating and needs levelling but is pretty compact.

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Straighten existing retaining wall

Posted 6 months ago

Dig out behind existing retaining wall, straighten and back fill. Approx 15m in length. Dig out begun though has become too much to complete alone.

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Patio paving, additional paving and mowing strip

Posted 4 months ago

Rectangular patio - approximately 12m2 on a flat, currently grassed area. We want large pavers (... ) for this. Extending a currently paved 5m strip to make it about 1m wider. In addition about 10 - 15m of mowing strip - could be concrete or small paving stones.

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Patio extension

Posted 6 months ago

Extend existing patio (11m long x 4 /900mm square concrete slabs) by 2 possibly 3 squares, retain outside edge by relocating/using existing sleepers and provide new sleeper edge to contiguous garden area (5m length - no pavers required) .

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Nibbing the drive edge before finishing

Posted 4 months ago

I have a drive that has been graded and has an aggregate on it but I want to get it chip sealed. I'd like a nibbed timber edge to make sure it's tidy by the end and to protect the existing plants.

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Retaining Wall on steep bank

Posted 3 weeks ago

A retaining wall across the width of the section. store removed soil, and replace behind the wall, thereby making the slope shallower. With drain. to legal height without consent. Access from the property in the next road through gap in fence for a narrow digger.

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General tidy up of gardens and lawns

Posted 5 months ago

Tidy up gardens, lawns and potentially remove some problematic cabbage trees. Remove garden waste and get property looking presentable.

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Consult - need to buy expertise

Posted 8 months ago

We're planning a new build on existing 3 hectare block. Possible subdivision in a decade or so. Looking for consulting on an overall planting and design scheme. Possibly more work with implementation i.e. Terracing.

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Retaining Walls

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a landscaping or construction company to install retaining walls in the Kapiti Region. The first being in Waikanae approx. 70m at 1.5m high with good access. Materials (posts and sleepers) supplied. Could lead to continual work.

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Grass to be replace with Pebbles and existing small plants removal

Posted 1 week ago

Need grass to be replace with pebbles or similar item. Existing small plantation to be remove, may be some ad-hoc work after discussion on-site. Approx area 60sqm - 70sqm

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Small paving job - abut 20 pavers (firth 400 x 400)

Posted 6 months ago

There are two areas to address: 1. about 20 pavers ... to be laid, some cutting required 2. previously laid area now ponding (about 2 sqm) to be uplifted, levelled and re-laid Ground work and compacting of base course done . Have pavers for job. See photos

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Garden Landscape, Lawn, Deck Construction

Posted 8 months ago

Landscape of currently bare back yard. Will require the site to be filled and levelled, construction of appx 40 square metre deck, creating a lawn, rock garden

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Construction of a level bordered gravel base.

Posted 4 months ago

A level bordered compacted gravel base 11 sq metres in size. Dimension approx 3x3.5m. It is for a caravan site.

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Tennis court resurfacing

Posted 8 months ago

Relay supplied 19mm tennis court astro grass. Includes taping and sand. Used but good quality astrograss

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Advice for sandy bank problem

Posted 4 months ago

I've got a sandy bank at the side of my house that is ugly and a potential earthquake hazard. I'm seeking advice on what to do with it, and what options are available. Perhaps a retaining wall, though I think that's less preferred

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Landscaping: Grass to be replace with Pebbles and existing small plants removal

Posted 1 month ago

Need grass to be replace with pebbles or similar item. Existing small plantation to be remove, may be some ad-hoc work after discussion on-site.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Timber retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laying more mulch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Toru #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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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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Limber Luddite Life and Lawn

Joined December 2018

Personal, reliable, competent and affordable. Limber Luddite Leaf & Lawn began as a quiet, environmentally friendly alternative to petrol mowers and noisy leaf blowers in suburban Portland, Oregon, USA. As I developed longer-term relationships with clients, other household repairs and tasks would inevitably come up, and over several years my scope of practice broadened to landscaping, basic carpen...

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DK Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been in the 'earthmoving business' for 15+ years. I've worked for a few large companies in the Wellington region, and have now started up my own company. Although the majority of my experience is with general earthworks, I have recently started up a company in forestry and logging as well. No job is too big or small, contact me for further information and a free quote. Regards...

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Askew contracting ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, I've been in the civil and earthmoving trade for the last 10 years. I specialise in small to medium size earthworks, concrete works, retaining walls and more. I pride myself on delivering a quality job.

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Harbour City Tree Care

Joined May 2009

Trees too big ? Want more light? Want a better view? We can provide you with a full arboricultural service for the life cycle of your trees and shrubs. We will provide you with the best FREE science based advice on the care and maintenance of the plants in your enviroment. Call us today and let us supply you with the best advice that money can't buy, to help you make an informed descision...

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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Excel Property Services

Joined May 2021

Hi, we are your friendly local tradie team who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results for our clients. We specialise in painting and decorating and general handyman jobs. We believe our commitment to communicating and working with the customer to achieve the desired result is the key to our success.

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AlphaBuildNZ Ltd

Joined December 2019

From small fit outs to large renovations to new builds, we offer a wide range of expertise. Hard working and thorough to get the job done and completed to a high standard

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Tony's Painting & Building Services

Joined November 2016

We provide a high quality cost effective service for all your home and commercial needs. Exterior and interior painting undertaken by painters with 20 years plus experience. Interior and exterior maintenance carries out by an experienced builder. Happy to quote for large and smaller jobs, Satisfaction is a high priority for us and we won't let you down. Cheers Tony

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Sticks and Stones Landscape Construction and Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones have been busy in Wellington for over 20 years . We are now a top 100 Builderscrack Tradie, across all trades ...as reviewed by Buildercrack customers. Landscaping and property work for private and commercial customers. Throughout the greater Wellington area. Building new or renovating the tired. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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Maintenance Men

Joined July 2018

At Maintenance Men, our goal is to help you with your home maintenance jobs. From landscaping to painting, linning walls or putting kit set furniture together inside or out we can help. We service the Kapiti Coast region but will travel further depending on the job and location.

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Daves Home Improvement

Joined July 2021

Small building jobs, landscaping, decks, fences, room refits, laminate flooring, gib fixing, painting, pre sale tidy ups, hedge trimming, water blasting, lawn mowing, retaining walls, repairs and maintenance. No job too small. Small business who take pride in there work. References from happy customers. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Renshaw Civil Ltd

Joined August 2018

Hi, I have been in the industry for about 15 years. We are a family business. We can dig out for new house sites, Driveways, drains and general contracting. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

I am trade qualified in carpentry. I have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions. I specialize in decks, fences and retaining walls. I also do small jobs like replacing rotten weatherboards and property maintenance. I have a very high standard of work and always keep the site clean.

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Green Valley Gardening

Joined October 2020

At Green Valley Gardening we offer a high-end garden maintenance service, as well as landscape design and planting. Fully qualified, with over 10 years experience, we specialise in organic gardening methods and only use eco-friendly Husqvarna battery powered tools.

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Property First Aid

Joined September 2014

Hi my name is Stu and I have been in the building industry for over 18 years now. I have many practical skills with doing building work on my days off and in my main carrier as a firefighter. I can take on any job, nothing is to big or to small. My company was set up to focus on those jobs that people have just put off or can't do themselves around their homes whether it's their own home, bus...

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