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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove old grass, tarps, level/fill and re-plant

Posted 1 week ago

We have a small grassy area that was grown on top of weed matt that is excessive on the sides. Looking to have the top level of grass removed along with the existing weed matte and it re-filled and re-planted. Not sure if it's easier to just trim the weed matt and fix just problem areas or completely remove the top layer and re-do the whole thing. Also have 3-4 dips where shrubs were removed by previous owners I'd like levelled, filled and grassed. Also might have some other works done...

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Runaway trailer damage repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair to a retaining wall, handrail and corner soaker of house. Retaining wall includes replacing a snapped post and three rounded boards, repairing or replacing a section of broken handrail and replacing and painting a bent corner soaker. The trailer shown in the pictures has been removed already. The handrail timber may be a little difficult to match and it is broken in both the first post and a crossbrace. My alternative is making an insurance claim and paying my excess so I will looking for...

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Retaining and drainage

Posted 4 days ago

I am looking for someone who could quote and build a retaining wall with a drainage system for a small stream at the back of our property. Once the retaining wall and drainage is sorted we would like to level off the area.

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Landscaping- Stone Paths

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi We need some white stones laid down two sides of our house and also a couple of steps made.

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New paving area for spa pool

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to create a flat paved area to put a spa pool. Currently the area is grassed with a very slight slope that will need to be taken into consideration and levelled. The total area to be paved is 4.8m x 3.2m. We’re happy to go and buy the paving slabs, quote must include other materials to complete the job. Looking to start this as soon as possible.

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Artificial lawn #2

Posted 3 days ago

Install 2800 x 3800 artificial lawn including tip up, aggregate base, compacting and complete the laying. All materials can be provided separately, labour only is preferred.

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Install drainage and mowing strip

Posted 5 days ago

Property is a small unit on a sloping section. Currently rainwater flows down the front lawn towards the house and pools against the foundation, seeping through slowly into the subfloor space. Please quote to excavate along the foundation wall, waterproof, and install new subsoil drainage against the foundation in front of the bedroom and along the south side of the house (approx 12m total). Fill back to ground level and install channel grate drainage to remove surface water, incorporated into a...

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Landscaping, weedmats, mulch and install treliss

Posted 1 week ago

A few tasks: (1) Remove and dispose weeds and old mulch (2) Remove and dispose old umbrella/stand (3) Install weedmats (4) Add new black mulch (5) Install dark brown trellis (will need to agree on design) to cover/hide water tanks with access from one side only. We will need to chat about this task. Ideally looking to get the job completed during November.

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Courtyard renivation

Posted 1 week ago

Remove old pavers and hedge. Install fence (self-build or pre-made), level ground and reinstall pavers plus pebbles. Remove rubbish. Small courtyard approx 5m x 3m Needs to be done this week 2-9 Nov.

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Excavation and Retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

Excavation of our current barked area, supply and erect of a simple retaining wall, and levelling base-course and sand for new paving.

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Remove Bamboo roots

Posted 6 days ago

Approximately 12m x 1m patch of bamboo roots to be removed. (Most of the retaining they were contained in has already been removed, and current fencing can be removed if required.) The bulk of the root system is above the ground level.

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Terracotta

Posted 3 weeks ago

Lay synthetic lawn on outdoor terracotta tiles.

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5x5 area to be paved

Posted 3 days ago

We have a area of our backyard that we want to pave. It's about a 5m x 5m area that we want to pave with large pavers, probably about ... . We want to be able to put a spa in one corner. The area is surrounded by retaining walls and deck. There is only walking access to the area which is about 30m from the driveway.

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Finish path

Posted 1 day ago

Just need someone who can complete a half finished job. Level the ground below (it's almost level). Sand and small Gap 7 available also. In configuration as per photo with last stone being cut into curve or existing concrete. My husband is a perfectionist so applicant would need to be very fussy!

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Landscaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just a quote and ideas on the landscaping in the backyard

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Retaining wall required

Posted 3 weeks ago

Retaining wall needed to create a flat surface on a gently sloping section. Would like the soil dug up and flattened within this retaining however please note that there is no access for a small digger. Would like it done before Christmas.

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Small courtyard renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Remove old hedge. Install fence (self-build or pre-made), level ground and reinstall existing pavers plus pebbles. Remove rubbish. Small courtyard approx 5m x 3m Needs to be done this week 2-9 Nov if possible.

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Level backyard

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi our backyard is on a slope. Looking for someone to level it so some excavation involved as well as regrass where needed and potentially rebuild retaining wall.

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

Building new retaining wall in front and next to existing one. New drainage behind the retaining wall. Existing tree protection. Retaining wall - 1.2m x 5.8m x 6.0m Please only make contact if job can be complete before end of year.

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Trees and hedge planting

Posted 5 days ago

I am looking for someone to plant a hedge and trees in my garden. Plants will be provided. But need someone to do the hard labour of planting trees, hedge and bringing in the topsoil.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 148,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Clean up site, install plastic weedmats and add bark nuggets

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic landscaping - install small retaining wall and landscape bark

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Landscape & Garden work required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pool retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Paved courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber garden retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Section weed and small tree clearing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hard landscaping needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Top soil delivery and spread

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reinstate Berm and front yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden overhaul

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build sleeper steps in garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lawn laying and General landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Landscape Design Architect needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaing Wall repair/upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small retaining wall needs repair/redo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding panels to our existing retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clear a small garden of aloe veras and ferns

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Barnett Retaining ltd

Joined August 2019

I have been in the construction industry building retaining walls for the last 6 years on most of the big sub devisions in and around Auckland and also other various areas of construction. We pride ourselves in being fast, efficient and having a wealth of product knowledge. My crews experience also extends into fencing, landscaping, roofing and general handyman duties. We pride ourselves in...

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Good Samaritan Services

Joined September 2019

For the past couple of years we have been building up our experience in fencing, decking, paving, landscaping, renovations and handy tasks (indoor and outdoor). Success for us is defined as completing a job to a high standard, meeting the deadline and on budget.

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A P Shone Builder

Joined June 2011

Time served trade qualified builder, we carry out additions, small housing work, renovations, company maintenance contracts, we can work on hourly rates or fixed contract prices, we don't charge for mileage or travelling time and we can provide you with free quotes and estimates

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Hand D king

Joined May 2018

Door and window installation, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fix, earth work, truck and digger hire, soil and concrete removal, driveway etc, demolition, lawn care maintenance

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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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DrainSmart

Joined February 2019

DrainSmart is a company with qualified and registered drainlayers that provides a 5 star service within the Auckland region. We are trusted and experienced in civil, commercial and residential drainage. We also do new builds and repairs for sewer and stormwater drains, as well as excavate service trenches such as water, power and gas. Anything drainage we can help!!

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NZ Builders and Painters

Joined April 2017

We do every task and project to the highest standard with quality control procedures in place to promote our work.We have highly skilled and competent staff to do Painting, Retaining, Fencing, Concreting,Landscaping from designing up to construction . dressage arena's and major maintenance work,in the residential and commercial sector. We strive for perfection and have a large crew to get in and...

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Anan handy services

Joined June 2015

hi i do all type handy man jobs. General residental and commercial property Service. Any small jobs or big jobs, pick up , drop off, all gardening works, plastering , painting, leak fixing etc

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Tupou & Tahaafe Construction Limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, we are a new, small and family owned business. We have moved here from the United States of America with our 20 years+ expertise and professionalism in all sorts of concrete work. We will provide you with competitive quotes and work completion on time and on budget.

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Helsby Construction Group Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we’re a property maintenance & light constructionc company. We specialise in areas such as kitchen/bathroom renovations, decks and fences, minor extensions/fit outs, exterior maintenance, cladding, as well as smaller items as well. We provide ourselves simply on delivering results for our customers, and believe wholeheartedly in a collaborative approach to any project.

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Stott and Co Tree Experts

Joined October 2019

Hi, we've been in the tree industry for 20+ years, are fully qualified (Advanced Certificate in Horticulture, Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture), knowledgeable, highly skilled and insured (just for your peace of mind). We are professional, safety conscious, hard working and pride ourselves on our exceptional knowledge of the industry and giving exceptional service - nothing makes us...

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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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MAGIC POWER ELECTRCAL

Joined May 2014

Do a Domestic & Commercial Job Do Industrial Do New Installation Or Alteration Rewiring Hot Water & Much more No job is a Big Job & your electrical problem is my job to fixed for you.

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Hall Property Services Limited

Joined October 2019

Hi, we are a team of skilled Tradesmen from various different backgrounds with a wide range of skill sets. Committed to any job, big or small from start to finish. We guarantee every customer's satisfaction and to meet deadlines on time and on budget.

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RGF Construction & Design

Joined September 2013

Hi, We have been in the building industry for 12 years and before that did 9 years in the cabinetmaking/joinery industry. I have a great team of staff and sub trades allowing us to do New builds, Major Renovations and Design work for your building consent. We have a large range of experience across the board in the industry and take on a wide range of projects. We are fully licensed building pract...

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Construction Tech Ltd

Joined January 2018

Construction Tech is a Company set up to focus on the exterior building and maintenance requirements. Our primary focus is on Landscaping, Grass, artificial and traditional, Fencing, Decking, retainer walls. 1/. Artificial Grass installer, we are a contractor installer for "Unreal Grass" 2/. Decking and Retainer walls (non Permit/consent ie under 1.5 metres off ground, non supportive) 3/. F...

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Traditional Stoneworks

Joined April 2017

Traditional Stoneworks brings the age old art of English Stone masonry to New Zealand, blended with local modern styles. With 10 years experience we will be sure to help or assist you with any jobs involving Stone. We are competitive with quotations and quality of work and customer satisfaction is our primary target.

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Supreme sections gardening landscaping

Joined April 2017

We are a gardening landscaping service covering most of auckland. We can do everything from lawns and maintenance to building your whole outdoor area. Great rates one stop shop anything outside you need get in touch and we can sort it. Supremesections.co.nz for more info. Chris

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