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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The orangery retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

Investigate fixing up a concrete 1970s retaining wall - behind a concrete block set of units. No particular timeframe Access is difficult

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Retaining walls for front yard parking area

Posted 2 weeks ago

Require retaining a front area of property, one side at approximately 1.5-1.8M high. End 1.5/1.8M through to about 700mm other side 700mm down to ground level. Will require excavation and removal of materials. Want to have a grass finish, not concrete, as I want to park on the area will need to be some form of grass pavers to stabilise the area. Property plans show a storm water drain in the area although I believe the drawings to be inaccurate. Will need to relocate (lower) water lines to...

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Retaining Wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am after a quote for replacing the retaining wall on my lawn. My project is to extend the deck out (see pictures) up until the retaining wall where I will be removing the hard fill soil out. However, the requirement for this project is to replace the existing retaining with new one right from where the concrete steps are all the way to the end of the trellis. Thank you.

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Restoring the patio

Posted 23 hours ago

Getting rid of the weeds and dirt in between the pavers and sealing the patio with polymeric sand / pavetight sand to prevent weeds from growing back

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Back yard transformation

Posted 1 week ago

Currently plain lawn. Likely include retaining (small), paving, fencing, and spa installation with pergola. Possible conversion of existing window to ranch slider/french door but may require specialist builder. Looking for someone with good ideas.

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Flatten piece of sloped land so that we can put up a trampoline

Posted 1 day ago

Hi. Our land is sloped and we were looking to flatten a piece of land just beyond our deck so that we could put up a trampoline. Is anyone able to help with this or give us a quote? Thanks

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Landscape Design

Posted 3 days ago

Large existing home with a pool and existing retaining walls - would like to modernise and redesign our garden (front and back) and update the pool area. Open to any ideas.

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Need 4 steps and a small repair on an existing bed

Posted 7 hours ago

Need 4 steps and small repair on an existing flower bed

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Dig out

Posted 1 day ago

a garden has been placed against the house and is leaking through because of wet soil need to dig out existing roses and other plants and after it is water proofed put back in approx 8m long 1m wide and 1m deep

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Backyard Retaining and Stairs

Posted 1 week ago

We require a small retaining wall with stairs and a new lawn laid. This is to allow us to walk down on to our lawn. The drop is about 400mm.

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Groundwork for portable pool

Posted 2 days ago

We need some leveling work done on our garden in advance of putting up our portable swimming pool. The area needs leveling and filling with soft gravel as a base for the pool . Area 4 metres by 8 meters .

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Clearing small tress and cutting grass

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to clear a small section which is full of big grass, shrubs and small trees. The marked section on the photo

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Outdoor patio

Posted 1 week ago

I have three outdoor jobs I would like an estimate for - ideally looking for someone who is able to complete all three (ideally by mid November). The first is clearing out an old garden bed (the picture with the fence) and replacing it with a paved outdoor area. The area measures approx 2 m wide and I would be looking at a length of between 4-7m depending on the cost. The area has a tree that has been removed and the stump has been ground down to below ground level, the area is on a slight...

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Paving re-laying

Posted 1 week ago

Existing pavers laid 25 years ago have slumped in several areas around my home due to tree roots and other subsidence. Some pavers will need to be lifted and re-layed and in one area the ground needs to be re-compacted before re-laying. No specific timeframe and work can be re-visited to suit other work if necessary.

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Replace the garden retaining wall

Posted 6 days ago

The garden wooden retaining wall is old and damaged. I would like to replace it with a new one. The height of the wall is less than a 1 meter which I reckon doesn't need any consent

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Moving retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

At the back of our house we have a timber retaining wall that is more than 20 metres long, about 1.5m high and about 2 metres from the rear boundary. We want to know what it will cost to dismantle the retaining wall-remove earth and build a new retaining wall closer to the rear boundary fence. I have no idea of what it would cost

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Deck, retaining walls, stairs in Verbena Rd

Posted 2 days ago

Replace existing low retaining walls 15/20m. Build new low retaining wall 12m, small deck (6x2m) and outside staircase with small landing (6 steps)

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Repair ruts in berm

Posted 2 days ago

A truck has caused 150mm deep ruts in the berm and needs repairing - flattened, top soil and grass seed. Cannot be done by hand will need a small digger.

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Laying pavers

Posted 4 days ago

We have some outdoor pavers to lay on Sand. Sand is already in place. Need someone to level the sand and lay the pavers. Approx 40 600CM x 600cm pavers

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Retaining Wall

Posted 1 week ago

We have dug out our bank to create a courtyard space. We need someone to come and build a timber retaining wall. 800 high 3400 wide 600 deep

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 175,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Leveling the back yard, need to shift 12m without vehicle access

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Apollo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Tile laying of small outdoor area

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

clearing and paving of area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining Wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Retaining and landscape

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Excavation and Retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Planting trees 19 x 45L trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Job - Finish decking/steps & sleeper/white stone chip paths

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden steps and landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscape design only


2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small landscaping Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Paving Job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A basic landscpaing and a parking space

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hebe16

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Level lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

planting around a pool area with appropriate plant types

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cheap solution for new puppy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

River boulder landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Good Roots Garden Projects

Joined August 2019

It is my passion to develop and maintain planted spaces and garden projects. Show me what you have now and tell me what you want to improve for your outdoor living space. Are your trees and plants healthy? Do you have the walkways and functional living space to suit your needs? My experience includes; • garden beds and vertical gardens • paving and stepping stones • ready lawns, seeding...

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KBC Limited

Joined October 2020

Experienced in New Build, Extension, Alteration, and Renovation. Reliable, trustworthy and good work ethics. The customer satisfaction is our top priority.

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FOURMARIAS LAUNDROMAT LIMITED

Joined July 2014

Greetings!... My family had experiences in building and rebuilding construction matters as houses since we were in our good country Philippines. I've been here since August of 2013and had engaged in work an fencing, decking, tiling. painting, cleaning, mechanical works, carpentry, landscaping and some civil works around the vast countryside of Auckland. We do sorts of things that meets our clients...

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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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METRO CARE PLUS LIMITED

Joined July 2016

With Metro Care Plus (LTD) we have a strong focus on keeping the Auckland Region clean. Metro Care Plus's motto revolves around striving for excellence in every service we provide, Outdoor like gardening, weeding, weed spray, weed eater, waterplasting of one level house, driveways, Event Clean Up, and Labour Hire and rubbish removal from your commercial or residential , any rubbish including green...

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Ziah Contract Ltd

Joined May 2017

I specialise in residential and commercial foundation work, concrete work and steel fixing. I can work as a builder, site work, renovating old houses, fencing and decking. I am professional and endeavor to meet deadlines for project completion. I have 15 years experience, Cert III in Concrete placing and finishing, Precast, and Site work (completed in 2008) I provide competitive quotes and comp...

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All Handyman Works Ltd

Joined August 2014

All garden design and maintenance by experienced gardeners. We work at affordable prices and leave you with a garden area you can enjoy for all seasons. We are experienced with Installation of All Garden types, Including Vege Gardens/ Hedges/Tree Work/ Pruning/ Extensive Weeding/Spraying/ Basic Landscaping/. We are experienced with design setups for maximum visual impact for events as well. Any...

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Groundswell Property Services and Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2017

Our company has been in operation for nearly 6 years, providing general gardening, minor landscaping work, lawn mowing, hedge trimming and shaping, tree trimming and small tree removals, section clearing, small home maintenance and handyman jobs, spouting and gutter cleaning, water blasting and house washing, exterior and interior painting, wall papering, minor repair work, minor plumbing and drai...

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King'S Handyman services

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name iskingy I work fulltime as a Handyman, I'm available during the day/evening and some weekends. Services i provide: -Door installation & repairs -locksmith replace lock -Shed Installation -Window latch & security lock -Mount a TV -Mount a Dryer -Washing line installation -Demolition -Fence -Gib Fixing -Painting -Gutter cleaning I aim on to providing compet...

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Jb civil

Joined January 2019

JB Civil Construction specialise in providing quality services that align with our clients expectations. Our services include, bulk earthworks, landscaping (hard & soft), retaining walls, service relocations, De-watering, Drainage, installation of sumps/manholes, carriage way prep (for asphalt & chipseal), footpath prep and concrete finish, Kerb preparation, driveway preparation, form work and con...

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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Marama Gardens

Joined February 2012

Mark is a trained and qualified Horticulturalist,Landscaper & Gardener with over 30 years experience. He guarantees you job satisfaction and will - arrange - design - build and maintain your residential and commercial property.Mark is interested in your ideas and aims to help you achive the outdoor living you desire.No job too small and from scratch creation a speciality including section clearing...

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Mohi Te Whatu Fencing Limited

Joined June 2016

Hi, my name is Mohi, I have been building Timber Fences/gates & retaining walls for the past 14 years. I specialize in new and rebuilds, nothing too small or big. I can provide the very best quality build, on time, every time. If you are looking for a professional fencer who is attentive to your needs and design, then look no further. Competitive pricing Oh yeah free quotes.....................

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dbrpropertycare

Joined January 2019

We are a family business servicing the Millwater, Hibiscus Coast & surrounding areas. We use eco friendly cleaning products, which are safe for you and your family. We guarantee only the best results.

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Viking

Joined January 2017

Hi - We are a small team that does those small or big jobs for you. References and quotes can be provided quickly. We also specialize in a quick turn around. Most of our services are based on flatpacks so no waiting around for products in most cases. Services offered but not limited to # Flat pack furniture assembly. # Flat pack Kitchens and Laundry installed - Can help with design and a...

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colin

Joined September 2015

hi i do fences and decks had vast experience in these all different types and styles also pagolas will endevour to complete in required time frame also can do excavations using a digger of all sizes

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Express Civil

Joined November 2019

Hi, we have over 20 years of experience in civil works and landscaping. We do everything from site excavations and drainage to concrete and asphalt reinstatement. Not to mention fencing and retaining walls. Express aims to be the one stop shop for all your hard landscaping needs.

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Felag Landscape Gardening Limited

Joined August 2016

Hi, We have been in the Garden/Landscape industry for over 15 years. We are a team of 2, both of us are highly experienced, competent and fully qualified. We are fully resourced for larger works, use casuals when needed and are interested in maintaining both Residential and Commercial Gardens. We are open to Garden Maintenance Service Agreements, Garden Tidy ups on request and implementation...

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Pro UP Renovations

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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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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