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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grass laying ready lawn garden landscaping set up washing line with small amount

Posted 2 years ago

New build so looking for quotes to bring in top soil organise and lay ready lawn. Create some gardens. Washing line with paving under it

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Benson

Posted 1 month ago

New gravel on top of existing. 85m x 3.5m 17m x 17m

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Lawn leveling

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a lawn that requires some lawn flatting for area I want to put a temporary pool. It’s a slightly slopping lawn and I had tree stump pulled out so it’s sunken in some places and raised in others. This is where I want to put pool. Text ...

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Shrub cutting pruning

Posted 11 months ago

Shrubs cut back and pruning and little trees cutting back

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Laying Instant Turf

Posted 10 months ago

I am after 2 or 3 guys this Saturday 1st to help me lay 350sqm of instant turf

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Paving

Posted 3 months ago

Path. Probably 6 plus metres.

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Backyard Levelling/Tidying

Posted 4 months ago

Need a fairly small backyard leveled and tidied-uneven and the lowest point between both neighbours so probably needs some topsoil to raise it up (~13cuM I have been told in the past). Clothesline and weird small concrete wall/small amount of misc stuff (bricks etc.) from old house removal to be taken away too please. To be reseeded/grassed once level. Trees already cut down and stumps ground out. Smallish gateway (3m?) between house/garage for access consideration. Possible future fencing work...

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Dog play area

Posted 3 years ago

Dog play area, approx 30 square metres, level the soil in the area, approx 20cm depth, box the area, lay crushed lime stone, and top with 10-15mm size round stones

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New retaining wall

Posted 2 years ago

Our property has a retaining wall which backs on to our neighbours property and is subsiding/collapsing. It is made from railway sleepers and is approximately 1.5m high and 13m wide with a trellis running along the top. We would like some expert advice on new materials for the wall and a quote to have the wall replaced.

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Sandpit for some boys

Posted 2 years ago

I need a sand pit big enough for 3 children.

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Re lay pavers

Posted 3 weeks ago

Approx area 1.7m x 8.5m. All pavers there, needs removal, re leveling, weed mate and re laying.

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Landscaping - fence, concrete and planters

Posted 2 years ago

We require two planter boxes in our back section. Approx 1m x 9m, and 1m x5m. We also require a box up and pour of new garden shed concrete pad(measurements to be supplied). Erect new timber paling fence at rear of section between house and boundary fence, with a single gate opening though (in metal). Pour a path in exposed aggregate to match existing concrete work.

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Lawn prep work

Posted 1 year ago

I am after someone to come and do some landscaping for me. I have approx. 320sqm of land that I would like fully prepped/levelled ready for seeding. I have already spent time getting this roughly level so it wont take much extra work. This will also involve removing stones off the current soil and adding about 50mm of new topsoil over the whole lot. Need this done as soon as possible.

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Extra parking needed

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking at replacing a lawn patch approximately 11m x 5.5m with brick/pavers/gravel/concrete (open to ideas or opinions for that would be best) to create a car park area.

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Basic landscaping

Posted 2 years ago

2000m2 site has new house on it but grounds need flattening and shaping, lumpy clay sorted ready to seed.

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Artificial grass installation

Posted 10 months ago

An area of approx 6.5 by 4.5 m needs artificial grass put down at our residential home. It is an existing grass area but the grass has died due to our dogs. Would like the job done asap. And how much it will cost please. Thank you

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Rear section/level and deck modifications

Posted 3 years ago

We are looking for a solution for the transition from our main deck to our rear section. We are getting the rear section dug out and wish the rear section to be as level as possible. The large hill/slope will be removed within our rear section (not required to be included in quote) the problem we have is going from the existing deck to the rear section including where the current retaining wall stops. The Job will be a little bit of landscape design and then making the two areas meet up nicely...

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Leigh lawn repair

Posted 1 year ago

we have a very patchy and weedy lawn and would love a thick lush even lawn.

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Fix up of recently removed tennis court

Posted 9 months ago

Hi - we ripped out a tennis court and grassed the area BADLY. We need someone who can help put it right please and some ideas of how to make the area now attractive and functional. Thanks so much ...Maryann

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Weed Removal/Lawn Prep

Posted 10 months ago

Hello, I am needing my lawn (350sqm) prepared for instant turf. This will involve removing all weeds and working the soil until its ready for instant turf to be laid. Photos of lawn attached. Thanks.

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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.

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Earthwise dingo and digger services

Joined June 2020

Hi there, I am a sole owner operator small digger business with a 1.7 tonne excavator and a dingo earthmover, great for those tight access area's. Will manage any land preparation you may need from, trenching, lawn preparation, driveway, concrete floor preparation, site clearing, post holes. Land preparation on time

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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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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

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

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Graham Contracting

Joined May 2012

Graham Contracting provides all of the services and materials required for construction projects including garages and sheds, concrete driveways, footpaths, patios, fences, gates and retaining walls of all types. We will meet our customers on site and provide a free written quotes and sketch including all labour, materials and equipment. Contract us with peace of mind as we submit all domestic...

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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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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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Champion Building Solutions

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a small locally owned business specialising in bathrooms, decks, fences and concrete projects. We are professionals and take pride in our work and are driven by quality workmanship.

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Artifex Carpentry Limited

Joined November 2020

Artifex is a locally owned building company servicing the Manawatu and surrounding areas. Qualified Carpenter with over 17 years experience, specialising in renovations, alterations, general repairs and maintenance.

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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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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Mr masonary

Joined October 2020

Mr.masonary offers a local touch on both residential and commercial builds from proposed plans, through to private client aspersions . Examples of our works include but are not limited to maintenance and remedial work, to boundary, landscaped fences, or structural retaining walls, paved BBQ/entertainment or poolside areas, through to the undertaking and completion of challenges such as multi le...

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Stapleton Construction

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, I focus on client satisfaction as well as having a high standard of work. keen on getting more experience and helping out where possible. I aim to provide quick replies, reliable service, quotes and a job that is done quick but right

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Legacy landscaping

Joined May 2019

Legacy landscaping is a family local business we do anythink from small lawns/ gardens to large jobs. We also waterblast houses, garage, driveways .we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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