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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted 7 months ago

Requirements: 1. Timber fencing 1.8m high slat style premium gauged 90x32mm and approximately 15-20metres length. 2. Clear and level a small section area. 3. Construct thick concrete pad for shed approximately up to 5.8m2.

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Garden update

Posted 2 days ago

A small garden needing concrete removed, pavers relocated, beds size reduced and some earth prepared for turf to be laid. It’d be best to meet at the property to discuss

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Backyard

Posted 9 months ago

Level up area with soil and make it ready for grass seeds.

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Tree advise

Posted 5 months ago

Wondering if our magnolia is dying? if so may need to chop it down

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New Patio to be laid

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to lay around 40m2 of pavers within an enclosed irregular area that will be using wet cast pavers. Area prepared and requires base coarse, mortar and pavers to be ordered

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Planting trees and shrubs

Posted 4 months ago

I need approx 235 trees and 140 plants planted. Planting is to a landscape plan. Plants will be provided and on location. Job needs to be done in April or early May. Access is very good and land is flat. Location is between Okato and Oakura.

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New house

Posted 8 months ago

Laying pavers in several locations around new home

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Ainsley Hayes

Posted 9 months ago

The current timber retaining wall near the boundary of neighboring property is failing. It is around 1200mm high and 26m long. This needs replacing, including necessary drainage. Also to fit a 1.5m timber fence on boundary just set back from retaining wall. The site has been surveyed so to fit fence on boundary (straight line between survey pegs).

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Fill in swimming pool

Posted 5 months ago

I have a para, circle shaped, swimming pool about 5-6 meters in diameter built into the ground. I would like this filled in with dirt and grassed over level with the surrounding area.

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Pruning of citrus trees.

Posted 6 months ago

Pruning of some citrus trees and some advice on some apple trees.

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Entry way

Posted 5 months ago

I would like a new framework to the entry way to my house may be a bit of decking to join to the existing deck and suitable land work around the entrance (a sloping small section )

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Retaining wall and landscape design

Posted 5 months ago

Terraced Punga retaining wall has collapsed need to Repair or replace slipped retaining wall and redesign area surrounding it

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Paving around bbq area

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone to put pavers around our bbq area which is roughly 15sq/m . It currently has grass, tiles and sand around the area. Would like a quote first please

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Plant removal

Posted 10 months ago

I have a some sort of vine like plant growing over my covered patio that I would like removed please.

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Block wall

Posted 1 week ago

block wall plus footing, approx. 1m high x 6meter long, joining to another block wall on a right angle.

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Pergola 3.5 x 3.5

Posted 10 months ago

Someone to build a pergola 3.5x3.5 with a concrete for snd clear lite roof and gutting too

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Ponga wall

Posted 1 month ago

Need to build a ponga or a timber wall Around 30 meter long and 3 meter high

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Lynmouth retaining

Posted 10 months ago

Need to finish off retaining walls, steps and fencing at back of section.

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Backyards

Posted 10 months ago

Level up area with soil and make it ready for grass seeds.

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Patricks Patch.

Posted 7 months ago

Just purchasing this property large section with well established trees, bushes, lawns. But we wish to make better use of the layout & make it more user friendly. It has swimming pool & spa pool. Looking for ideas & options. Wish to add decking, BBQ area & possibly new ranch sliders to side of house (provide access to pool area).

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Demo & Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Patio to be laid

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lynmouth retaining

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Demo & Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Patio to be laid

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lynmouth retaining

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Quicksmart Handyman Services

Joined October 2016

Hi people, i am here for you to do to the jobs you can't do or haven't got time to do. ie maintenance around the home and section. very reliable honest service. customer satisfaction guarantee. from lawns right through to painting a house.

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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland. Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Cooper...

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Chad Niwa Building Ltd

Joined November 2017

Chad Niwa Building Ltd is a Taranaki based construction company specialising in alterations, renovations, landscaping and new builds. Chad is a Lisenced Building Practitioner and is a member of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association.

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 4 years. I am proud to be a qualified New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assisting prope...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 4.5 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will work 7 days to...

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The Good Job Boys

Joined May 2013

We specialise in all property maintenace. Owner occupied and rental. Gardening, Lawns, renovation, carpets cleaning and new, painting, minor repairs etc. Anything to do with the home and property care.

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Curb appeal

Joined March 2018

I specialise in exterior maintenance, from lawn care to fences and small decks, window and gutter cleaning, small landscaping. Small retaining walls. Jobs are always done on time and in budget.

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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360*landscape construction

Joined August 2018

360 degrees landscape construction can achieve and exceed your expectations for all your landscape needs if it’s outside the house we can do it I have a trade certificate in horticulture advanced level 4 landscape from primary ITO

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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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J s builds ltd

Joined March 2018

Hey there, we are a professional fence & landscaping company where we set the bar for great work and completing jobs on time, we also do the odd excavation and section clean up

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Bailey Building

Joined April 2017

Hey There I have been in the building industry for the past 7years. Im Hard working, positive, good can do attitude, clean & honest. Happy to do quotes for small or big jobs. Fences Decks Bathroom renovation Sheds/Garages

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Hi im a enthusiastic hard working qualified builder. I will complete tasks to a very high standard and reasonable price, and will always gt the job finished on time and to a excellent standard.

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Wano Building

Joined May 2017

Wiremu is a Licenced Builder, located in Bell Block, New Plymouth, Taranaki. Wiremu previously worked for Dave Fabish Limited before taking the leap to be Sole Trader in 2016 Trading as Wano Building. At Wano Building we take great pride in our workmanship and will oversee the job from start to finish to help our clients get their job completed to the highest quality. Wano Building speciali...

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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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Allan Stuart Park

Joined December 2014

The complete handyman service with skills involving rectification of problems within any form of building.I have had over 20 yrs experiance from leaking bathrooms,Gib hanging/stopping carpentry,repairing decks,licensed waterproofer,tiling,painting,roofing repairs + more.I contracted to a major builder in Sydney repairing all number of issues in new builds till I decided to return to NZ in 2012.Sci...

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SKF Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2018

SKF Contracting was established in 2014, offering contract and construction services to business in Taranaki. Shane Flavell's qualifications in Civil along with more than twelve year’s experience across numerous construction, maintenance, structures and civil projects. Shane has a perfect blend of local network knowledge and technical expertise that equates to delivering excellent project outcom...

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Ikan Landscapes

Joined April 2017

Hi, I am a Qualified Gardener with 12 years experience. I pride my self with attention to detail and always go the extra mile for my clients. I really enjoy creating new gardens or revamping existing ones by removing tired plants and adding interest through form, colour and texture of selected plants.

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