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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paving stones from carport to front door

Posted 2 years ago

We have a foot traffic area about 6 foot by 12 foot to lay in paving stone. It's slightly sloped, and we want some railway sleeper type detailing in between "squares" of pavers. The area is between a garden and our carport. We have the pavers already.

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Boxing for mowing strip

Posted 3 years ago

Needing boxing for 200mm mowing strip around a new house. House is on Ribraft foundation so prep work is already done, just needs to be boxed so we can pour. Approx 60 meters.

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Subsidence repair / future proofing

Posted 6 months ago

Our outside shower has been undermined by neighbourhood dogs digging during lockdown. Requires bush removal and shoring up and fill which will then be dog proof. We do not have the skills and are on lead up to a very busy time so would prefer someone else do the job.

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Landscaping - Lawn ready

Posted 3 years ago

Hi a rental property has of ours has had all the back yard dug up and we need to get it repaired and back into grass. I have absolutely no idea how much this will cost to repair.

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Pine Bollards 2

Posted 2 years ago

Install 16 x pine bollards around the perimeter of a agricultural shed - spaced at 1.5m. Pine bollards to 60cm above ground, cemented in place. Bollard to be shaped/finished as per the attached. Drive on site.

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Basic tree trimming and lawn mowing

Posted 3 years ago

Hi there, I require some trees to be trimmed, basic gardening and lawns mowed to achieve a tidier looking property please.

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Shrub trimming and removal

Posted 3 years ago

We have a section of 1,000 sq meters. On the east north and along 1/2 of the drive we have shrubs that are 2 and 1/2 to 3 meters in height. I need these cut back by at least 1/3 of their current height. I have one tree that was cut down to 2 and 1/2 meters and now is a mass of limbs none that can support their own weight. On the west and 1/2 the south side of the house I have overhanging limbs from neighboring properties. Most are small limbs and vines. I would like trimming and removal ser...

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A new landscape for me

Posted 2 years ago

need to revamp by garden- its looking rather bleak. section with house is 2000sqm

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Work experience

Posted 2 years ago

We know you are busy and need more young people to enter the construction industry Could you provide real, positive work experience for a young person participating in the Licence to work programme? It could be one day, one week or permanent work, weekends or week days I have a small group of young people between 18 and 24 years old who are participating in a programme developing employability skills. (Licence to work). They need opportunities to practice their skills in a supportive enviro...

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Landscape - stone wall

Posted 2 years ago

Dry stacked limestone rock retaining wall (to rear of agricultural barn (under construction)). Open to alternative stone. 23m x average of 0.5m. 1.8m at highest corner. Drive on access Area has been excavated. Tight working area approx. 1m flat area behind barn. Address is 392 black rock road for inspection.

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Landscaping

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting a really good look for our house due to the new build it has presented, now complement it with great landscaping features that requires minimum maintenance.

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Jeannette

Posted 2 years ago

Pavers laid and limestone paths

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Section remodel

Posted 2 years ago

We are wanting trees along our front fence trimmed and lowered slightly as growing into the phone lines. approx 10 m2 leveled and shingled, a large and small Camelia tree cleared and ground leveled....behind garage is a pile needing to be cleared and leveled...Trimming a hedge along back fence...

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New house in Solway requiring grass layed

Posted 1 year ago

In Solway requiring new lawn to be layed properly. 500sqm roughly

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Pool demo & garden

Posted 3 months ago

I have a half in ground para pool I want removed, that area landscaped , A clothesline put in its place. A Wooden fence that needs some repair. plus a general major section tidy up, weeds and old shrubs removed, pruning, lawns mowing etc

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Creek wall reinforce/replacement

Posted 1 year ago

We need our creek wall either replaced or reinforced. The old concrete bricks are failing and where it had once been secured to the side of the road (bridge) has come away. The creek is approx 2.5m to our house at its closest point. The house also need leveling/strengthening work. (Note that trees have been removed since these photos were taken)

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Farm House Front Entry Makeover

Posted 2 years ago

Our front yard/front door area need a makeover! Your ideas and suggestions would be appreciated. The main things to do are: 1. Revitalise the garden along the house with new soil/compost. Install watering system. Planting - smallish evergreen shrubs with contrasting foliage colours. 2. Screen off (with planting and/or trellis) the septic tank area adjacent to the garage. Responses will be assessed on price and likely start date.

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Small courtyard and fencing

Posted 3 years ago

hi - i am moving to Masterton and have a small outdoor area that is currently a stone garden, that i'd like to pave so it usable to an outdoor courtyard. I also require some fencing (pool fencing with gates & top up fencing) Thanks

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The Robz

Posted 1 year ago

We need someone to make our back section/yard ready for lawn laying or maybe getting someone to do it for us depending on cost. We would love this to be ready for Christmas. Thanks Robyn and Rob Willis ...

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Pine Bollards

Posted 2 years ago

Install 16 x pine bollards around the perimeter of a agricultural shed - spaced at 1.5m. Pine bollards to 60cm above ground, cemented in place. Bollard to be shaped/finished as per the attached. Drive on site.

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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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Wairarapa Handyman Services

Joined December 2018

Lifestyle Blocks, Residential or Commercial Properties. Free no-obligation quotes provided. Make a list of all the jobs you want to be completed and watch your to-do list disappear. Our work is absolutely guaranteed every-time. Any reason, or we'll make it right!

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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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Landshaping

Joined November 2020

I Specialise in all types of concrete, from driveways to curb and Channels, modernising outdoor living areas with advanced technology, such as LED lighting controlled by you anywhere in the world to virtual driving ranges. Retaining walls, aggregate driveways and all jobs that involve moving loose materials I am currently operating by myself but have people on hand if they are required, I als...

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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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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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White Cloud Landscaping

Joined November 2017

I have over 20 years experience in landscaping all sizes of properties. We specialise in timber work on decks, fences, retaining walls but are well versed in all aspects of making your property reach it's full potential. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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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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Dr Tree

Joined March 2020

Hi there, I've been working in the industry as an Arborist and Landcaper for over 15years. No job to small. Get a free quote today. You will be surprised how competitive our prices are.

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Wilson Contracting

Joined June 2017

Hi i have been building for just over 11 years with most work being architectural new builds with the last 3 years being in commercial interior fitouts. I am trade qualified and have been for 5 years. I have my LBP carpentry liscence. I am very fussy with detailed work and have a huge amount of pride in my work. No job is to big or to small and i have very competitive rates.

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WaiBuild

Joined November 2016

We are based in the wairarapa and are a building and electrical company. We specialise in all building repairs and renovations of older properties including heat pump installation. We work with local businesses, landlords, homeowners and property managers. We are open and honest about our abilities and workmanship some of our work can be seen on our Facebook and internet page that is currently bei...

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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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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 7 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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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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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Wilson Landscaping

Joined August 2018

HI, I'm a new business to the Wairarapa specializing in general landscaping including paving, fences, small building work i.e decks and any other garden projects including raised beds and mow strips. I offer very competitive quotes and pride myself on hard work, giving the best finished product possible

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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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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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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