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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outdoor entertaining

Posted 1 month ago

hedge cut down to 6 to 7ft . New paving or decking area established and old path removed perhaps do a pergola .want to have done soon so can enjoy summer entertaining

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 month ago

Two quotes required to build retaining wall. One Quote for labour only and one quote for supply of materials and build.

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Small landscaping job #3

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a quote to landscape the area alongside our driveway (as pictured). There were some large, overgrown trees here that we decided to remove. What we are thinking of doing is having everything cleared and levelled off, planting some shrubs/small trees and filling with mulch or stone. We are open to ideas, however are looking for a cost effective solution to tidy things up. Get in touch if your interested and are happy to come and provide a quote.

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Built up vegetable garden

Posted 3 weeks ago

Would like a vege garden built out of wooden slabs. 3m length, 0.9m height, 0.7m width - approximately. Would like a quote to see how much this would be completed (with soil). Would like it as soon as possible.

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Portable Garden

Posted 1 month ago

Portable Garden. it is not Portable because it is 1m X 1.5m X 0.6m but it is easy to dismantle it.

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Retaining wall for a bank

Posted 2 weeks ago

26 m retaining wall with height of one meter

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Lancscaping front of section

Posted 2 months ago

simply lawn needing to be an extra outdoor living space Possibly aggregate concrete or pavers

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Prep work for ready lawn

Posted 5 months ago

Approx 170sqm flat section requiring topsoil to 5cm depth and leveling in preperation for ready lawn install. will likely require a dingo or similar to get around the back of the property.

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Replace lawn with stones and pavers

Posted 5 months ago

Lawn to be removed and replaced with stones and pavers.

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Grass reinstatement on roadside berm

Posted 1 month ago

We've just built two new houses, and with the vehicle crossing now in, we now need to reseed grass (no readylawn!) the roadside berms between the footpath and the road (after builders/trades parked there and messed it up). We're also going to be good neighbours, and do the bit in front of our neighbours too.

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Landscaping and concrete driveway

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Our new built house need a driveway and Landscaping done. Please contact me to arrange visit to the site.

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Retaining wall at front of property

Posted 2 months ago

I would like a low retaining wall built at the front of my property to level out the lawn, so it's the same height as the back. The retaining wall also needs to support a timber fence approx 1-1.5m tall

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Remove fence and put topcourse/crusher stone over the grass area

Posted 2 months ago

My side-yard is all fenced up with mostly grass area and some concrete pavements and a concrete island as shown in the first picture. I need to do the following: 1. Concrete 1(in red) had sunk towards the wall. I need to re-level this portion so that it slopes towards the grass area. 2. Remove the Post (in red) and Fences A and B. Cut down the concrete kerbs under Fences A and B so that they are level with the driveway 3. Remove the grass area and the soil areas and fill them with topcourse...

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Landscape design and construction

Posted 5 months ago

I need my front garden designed. Stones removed, bricks laid, ( plus a small barbecue area) and I need either a privacy screen or a fence and possibly a gate. Need advice regarding best options to enhance privacy and make entrance more attractive to a buyer.

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Outdoor Entertaining Area

Posted 1 week ago

Our old deck needs to be taken out and the area concreted for a new entertainment area

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Resow lawn

Posted 6 days ago

Spray and kill and clear the existing lawn along the kerbside ( about 1.5m × 6m) Top the ground with top soil ready to resow lawn seeds. Sow the lawn seeds.

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Small landscaping job #2

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a quote to landscape the area alongside our driveway (as pictured). There were some large, overgrown trees here that we decided to remove. What we are thinking of doing is having everything cleared and levelled off, planting some shrubs/small trees and filling with mulch or stone. We are open to ideas, however are looking for a cost effective solution to tidy things up. Get in touch if your interested and are happy to come and provide a quote.

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Small landscaping job

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a quote to landscape the area alongside our driveway (as pictured). There were some large, overgrown trees here that we decided to remove. What we are thinking of doing is having everything cleared and levelled off, planting some shrubs/small trees and filling with mulch. We are open to ideas, however are looking for a cost effective solution to tidy things up. Get in touch if your interested

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Yard tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace lawn with stones and pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Levelling section and digging up stump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Ground work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscape vegetable garden area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Letter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flatten stony front

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace lawn with gravel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 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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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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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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Legacy landscaping

Joined May 2019

Legacy landscaping is a family local business we do anythink from small lawns/ gardens to large jobs. We also waterblast houses, garage, driveways .we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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JAMAP Property Maintenance Limited

Joined September 2017

Hi, we specialise in general handyman, property maintenance tasks and general plumbing advice. We also offer a bathroom design service. We are very professional and work hard to meet customer deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. Give us a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7.5 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, plastering, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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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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Graham Contracting

Joined May 2012

Graham Contracting provides all of the services and materials required for construction projects including garages and sheds, concrete driveways, footpaths, patios, fences, gates and retaining walls of all types. We will meet our customers on site and provide a free written quotes and sketch including all labour, materials and equipment. Contract us with peace of mind as we submit all domestic...

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City Central Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

General handyman tasks Deck and fence construction Lawnmowing Yard clearing Waterblasting Rubbish removal Pole saw chainsaw & hedge trimmer 6 metre reach Concreting

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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Stapleton Construction

Joined August 2020

Hard working apprentice builder, I focus on client satisfaction as well as having a high standard of work. keen on getting more experience and helping out where possible. I aim to provide quick replies, reliable service, quotes and a job that is done quick but right

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Manawatu/ Whanganui and Hawkes Bay Region regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioner) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope of work yo...

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