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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering landscaping related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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Your Ultimate Lawn Comparison Guide

Posted 30/04/21

If you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. Know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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Latest landscaping case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Dream Backyard Makeover Creates The Perfect Space For Entertaining

After removing a tonne of ivy, this hidden gem went from completely overgrown to modern and manageable. See the transformation.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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Torbay - Retaining wall

Posted 6 days ago

Hi There, I would like to get a timber retaining wall replaced asap. The wall is 4.5 meter long and 800mm high. Appreciate if you could please provide a quote.

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Retaining wall Repair #2

Posted 5 days ago

If you are specialist in retaining walls get in touch if you can come for site visit. 😊If you're so busy to come, please don't accept it if you can't honor your word. My retaining wall is lining toward the house. It's around 1.5 m deep and this part of the garden is not accessible for big machines. Thanks.

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Landscaping quotes

Posted 1 week ago

hi i need a landscaping quote done on a clients property

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Set back of small retaining wall

Posted 21 hours ago

Hello! We need to move back a retaining wall to be in line with the corner of the wall (about 20cm) or further back. This is because we are replacing our sliding doors with bi-folding doors and we wont be able to open it all the way currently. Not to sure how it would work with the adjoining wall but we are pretty flexible with the final look. Planning on removing some of the foliage. We have a much larger retaining wall job we would like to get done as well but this is more urgent/

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Retaining wall Repair

Posted 1 week ago

If you are specialist in retaining walls, please get in touch. My retaining wall is lining toward the house as you can see in the picture. It's around 1.5 m deep and this part of the garden is not accessible for big machines. I'd like to find someone who is careful and keen to dig and keep my palm and small hibiscus alive, so I can replant it. 😀 Thanks.

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Planting centre island

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to plant our centre island with grasses and flaxes (similar plants to those in the rest of our garden). Approx 15m long and 9m at the widest point. Will need weed mat and soil etc. Wanting to complete prior to Christmas if possible. As you can see we have weed sprayed the existing grass.

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Paving for outdoor space

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to transform part our of our outdoor space to paving. The area is about 38.2 square meters. We would like to get it done before xmas if possible. Location is hillcrest , northshore.

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Simple landscape design

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for a landscape designer to come up with plan for levelling a rear yard, and providing flow with the lounge of the house

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Hole digging (for planting) - in next few days please

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I would like to get some holes dug please All holes to be 35cm wide and 40cm deep 16 holes along my front fence and side/front fence, 1m apart 16 holes along the front of the house, 50cm apart 14 holes along back fence, 1m apart 4 holes on back side fence, 1m apart Im keen to get this done in the next few days if possible, (otherwise I will do it myself and probably destroy my body haha) Thanks Andy

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Garden waste & soft soggy grass

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need a landscaper. Corner when we first moved in it seemed like old garden waste but it is a bit high up. I am not sure if it is just garden waste that can be removed and it would be inline with the rest of the grass again or need job to flatten it. Also grass backyard really soft soggy. need that fixed as well. I would like a tramp to be put up there this summer.

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Tree trimming

Posted 6 days ago

Have some tall trees/branches that need to be trimmed and remove. Am looking around for quotes.

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Fire Escape Footpath

Posted 4 days ago

Hi Team, We have been instructed to put a 60m fire exit footpath at the rear of our building. The area would have to be leveled out, boxed and graveled. It would be a good idea to have someone come out and have a look at the access

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking at moving our retaining wall back by a couple of meters. Job would involve removing current retaining wall, moving the dirt out and then building a new retaining wall giving more space for some Astro which is going down mid December.

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Backyard landscaping with pool/spa

Posted 6 days ago

I am looking to redesign our backyard and garden to add a pool or a spa.

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Artificial Lawn and Pathway Refresh

Posted 1 week ago

We currently have artificial grass, but would like to refresh the space. I've attached a picture of the area and the playhouse is about to be removed so we're wanting to re-grass right up to the wall to cover that space and cover the small garden area in front of the back fence. We'd also like to re-do the pathway to make it look more modern - maybe something like the second attachment. Ideally, before Christmas if possible.

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Retaining walls repair

Posted 1 week ago

Repais or new build retaining walls

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Kill/remove existing lawn and add ready lawn grass

Posted 1 week ago

Our current lawn has overgrown with weeds. We want to kills this and get new ready grass put in. Note: It is a small patch of lawn

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Synthetic grass and minor landscaping

Posted 2 days ago

we have two small sections that require some levelling and then synthetic gras laid down. Would also like some minor landscaping /care around edges which includes reviving an old veggie box.

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Artificial grass

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, we have a small lawn that I am looking to change to artificial grass. Approximately 24m2. Would need a very small amount of leveling . Thanks, Ian

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Re build retaining of garden area. To tidy up the garden

Posted 3 days ago

Garden has been neglected by tenants so want garden restored to former glory please. Would prefer soon as possible.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

tidy up garden before putting house onto market

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ground levelling and maybe in-fill

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Frontyard and backyard landscaping retaining walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Path, mulch and digging up concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace old concrete retaining wall with new timber wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Front Yard Project

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ground levelling and concrete work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small block wall including footings and concrete render

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Espalier wire on fence install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscape Tidy-up & fence build.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Retaining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber Retaining Wall Rebuild

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brick path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Yard Stairs to Front Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Edging a flower bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

pathways and retaining walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front garden landscaping work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Timber retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carparking Bay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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SET Contractors Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi we’ve been working in this industry for 15 years + very skilled and experienced. We will get your job done on time. Our guys show up and show out Quality workmanship while completing jobs on the budget. And we will do it at the most fair and reasonable price

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Homes and Gardens Property Maintenance Limited

Joined February 2021

I've been a Manager for a specialist building product company for the last 14 years. Before that I managed my own plastering business, painting business and asbestos removal business. Growing up on the North Shore, I brought my family up here and reside in Glenfield. Giving excellent customer service at a reasonable price is key to maintaining a great reputation . I'm a one man band but hav...

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MSC Diggerscape limited

Joined June 2020

Many years of experience in earthworks and landscaping. Have small truck and digger. Can do all aspects of earthworks. Cut outs , trenches, drilling holes from .250 up too .500, can also do driveway prep work for concretein. Inthe landscaping department I can do fences , retaining walls, brick work , paving , planting , mulching, hedges planting and trimming.

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry, from project management and on the tools. Qualified as an Electrician, Joiner/Carpentry, brick/block laying and experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovatio...

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Erix Contracting Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi, I've been in the paving and tiling industry for the last 20 years and specialize in high end tiled staircases, pools, driveways, pathways ect. My work can be seen all around Auckland from queen street to wynyard quarter, botany town center, Sylvia park as well as a few of the recently upgraded train stations. We at Erix Contracting Limited, Paving Solutions pride ourselves in the quality...

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Raj Earthworks

Joined November 2019

We Do: General Earth Works, Post Holes 200,300,400,500,600mm+, Rubbish Removal, Excavation, Drilling Horizontal and Vertical, Repairs, Handyman Work.

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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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Hard Yards by Ian

Joined June 2021

Specialised in small landscaping and construction work, handyman repairs and maintenance. I have 5 years of building experience, 30 years of home handyman skills, and love working with wood.

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Graham Shieff

Joined August 2012

I have a Degree in Horticulture graduating from Lincoln University in 1978. I have over 30 years of landscaping experience. I pride myself in offering top level professional advice, excellent communication and value for money. I specialise in designing and installing new gardens in a number of themes including NZ Native, Subtropical & Coastal. Lawn maintenance & installation, new paving & rep...

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20mething Ltd

Joined June 2021

Handyman perfect for general tasks. Specialise in plaster wall repairs and painting. Basic electrical work, doors & kitchen repair, appliances installation etc.

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Renovation Specialist Ltd

Joined August 2019

I've been building for over 30 years and covered a lot of territory in that time from building new houses/new daycare centres, but 70% of my career has been doing renovation work on villas and bungalows, bathrooms, decks, extensions, pop tops, basement dig outs and etc. We would also look at sizeable maintenance jobs. We are very customer focus and we pride ourselves on having a satisfied custome...

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Redline Property Maintenance

Joined August 2021

Redline Property Maintenance is a privately owned family business. We strive for perfection in our work, all while delivering top customer service. We complete projects/jobs on time and to budget while maintaining our high quality of workmanship.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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TechWater Solutions

Joined March 2021

I am a certified water reticulation technician that is in water infrastructure industry going on 8yrs. I specialize in leaks on the water network that sprays like a tap flow to burst and flows like a river from roads/berms/footpath & driveways. My years on the field as I witness too many leaks, poor workmanship & standards from other contractors, clients getting ripped off and too many leak...

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PA Service 2018 ltd

Joined September 2020

Core in Property maintenance which adds up lawn mowing, Gutter cleaning, Exterior cleaning, Window cleaning, Landscaping design, Gardening, Water blasting Handy Man & much more.

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Shore Thing Mowing

Joined October 2021

Hi, I am Theo and I am new to the 'Builderscrack' website. I have been mowing lawns and doing lawn and garden care work for approximately 5 years. I gained experience working for property maintenance companies and landscaping companies. Previously I worked for the NZ Police. I have decided that it was time to go out on my own. Although I specialize in lawns, I also do small garden maintenance jo...

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Baxter and Partners

Joined June 2009

Baxter and Partners is made up of Baxter. Who is a 6 year old Bishon Poodle. My son William and me. Allan Ludlow. (my Legal Name is Trevor Allan Ludlow, but I have been known since birth as Allan),I didnt know this until I was about 12 years old LOL Many of my clients will say that I will provide them with a solution rather than another headache. I always look at a job on the basis that if it we...

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Pd Civil

Joined October 2021

Hello all, although Pd Civil a new company I have been in the building/civil industry for 25+ years. We aren't a one show company, Myself and my 2 nephews will get your job big or small done , give us a call.

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Signature Landscapes

Joined November 2020

Hi I'm Jon from Signature Landscapes. We pride ourselves on prompt communication, fast quoting, completing the work on time and within budget. Feel free to get in contact if you would like a quote

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