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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest landscaping case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Small Backyard

Posted 2 months ago

Backyard needs to be levelled and raised in some areas. Will also need a small area made into a concrete pad as well as a small grass/astro terf area with pavers. We will be having a deck installed and the goal is to have the grass area flush with the deck. Drainage is being completed this week.

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Paving our yard

Posted 2 weeks ago

we need our back yard levelled and paved

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Small deck and basic landscaping

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to freshen up our front entranceway with a small deck to replace the existing concrete structure. We are looking for someone that could possibly do both the landscaping with assisting us with ideas to tidy up of the front doorstep area (right-hand side in photo) as well as building a small deck for us. 1. Replace the concrete entrance way with a simple pine deck. Please refer to area highlighted in green in photo. No railing. Stick to current footprint and build a few small s...

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Paving around decking area

Posted 1 week ago

We have a large deck and grass around it. We want to pave around it and are looking to get a cost estimate. We looked into extending the deck which proved way too costly. Thanks.

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Retaining wall move

Posted 6 days ago

I would like to move my current retaining wall and concrete the area.

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Drainage and pathway

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install some underground drainage to stop surface floating. Install a pathway from gate to patio. Using existing pavers and bordered by house on one side and a wood edging on the other side, pebbles between the pavers. A cheap wooden deck outside the ranch slider, or alternatively make the existing patio a bit bigger with matching pavers (would then need to purchase more pavers for the pathway). See pictures for measurements etc.

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Relay paving into existing area

Posted 2 days ago

add gap and sand to the existing space, reuse the pavers along with some new. the shape is a semi circle however I would like it to be square.

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Levelling the backyard

Posted 1 month ago

We have a small backyard of approximately 6m*7m, and we want to level it.

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Paving

Posted 1 month ago

Paving needs to be done, the area is around 50 sq meters. Please give me the best options and quote.

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Small front yard artificial grass

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to replace lawn with artificiAl grass. Area about 12sqm

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Soil removal and retaining wall

Posted 6 days ago

Want to remove the soil to push back the retaining wall back to the fence and add new retaining wall. Thanks

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Landscaping

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to turn our backyard into a functional space that we can use in all seasons and weather. We are considering decking or pavers with space for vege and plant beds and some covering i.e. pergola

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Small deck and basic landscaping #2

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to freshen up our front entranceway with a small deck to replace the existing concrete structure. We are looking for someone that could possibly do both the landscaping with assisting us with ideas to tidy up of the front doorstep area (right-hand side in photo) as well as building a small deck for us. 1. Replace the concrete entrance way with a simple pine deck. Please refer to area highlighted in green in photo. No railing. Stick to current footprint and build a few small s...

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Artifical grass job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need artificial grass quote. I can get rid of the white rocks myself. It's a ew build so solid ground underneath pretty level. I just need someone to lay down the artificial grass with gap 20 and gap 7. I've I jured my back so can not do it myself :(.

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Paving roughly 17m2

Posted 1 week ago

Roughly 17m2 of total area + some larger stepping pavers down side of house (not sure how many yet). Description: Extend paver area in front of property I'm estimating an extra 15.6m2 added to the small paver area that's already there Match existing, if poss (maybe Firth 450mm ones?) Else, replace all with the same paver otherwise Some larger stepping stone pavers down side of house (not sure how many, maybe bigger tile) These to be raised up and so that they can be surrounded by small...

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Maintenance free

Posted 3 days ago

Paving under trees, small area, rest to be covered in peebles, may need stump grinders & levelling, would like sml table n chair there. Another area to be paved for portable spa, plus trellis around it, maybe a step as well Same area needing new wood at bottom of house where dirt rotted it, want this turned back to either grass or paving as want seating around for fire pit area. This is all at present until I clear more area.

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Garden Edging Installation around concrete paved backyard

Posted 4 days ago

To supply and install garden edging around concrete paving backyard instead of current plastic edging. Options include: concrete steel garden edge, galvanized steel garden edge, concrete brick garden edge

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Ready lawn for small backyard

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone/company to provide ready lawn and install in a fairly small backyard. The approximate measurement of the backyard is 6m by 3m. The house is terraced style so access to the backyard is only through front door.

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Lawn installation

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have new build house with front (Approx. 30m2) and back lawn (Approx. 41m2) which back does need leveling, possible removal of some clay, lawn sheets installation possibly or hydroseeding? Need professional opinion. Front lawn needing possibly clay removal, shaping and lawn sheets installation possibly or other method.

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Landscaping our small area on front, side and back of our newly built house

Posted 2 months ago

We have a muddy area on the front, side and back of our newly built house. It's only a small area. We would like help to landscape it and design a garden there. Thank you.

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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.

Vegetable raised planter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

yucca removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Boxes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

River Pebble for small garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

cobblestone repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 2
Communication
 4

15m2 of paving to be done same level as existing concrete pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mowing and then roll flat the uneven lawn and plant new grass seeds

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Artificial grass landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-do retaining wall and fence support

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Retaining wall repair / recladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping - Base Preparation


8th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
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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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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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Balustrades, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry skills, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen, bathroom & fencing suppliers. ... Modern timber & metal fencing...

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Little Digz Ltd Drainage & Construction

Joined March 2020

Little Digz is operated by an experienced registered certifying drain-layer and qualified carpenter to carry out your Drainage Sewer/Stormwater Residential/Commercial, Drainage CCTV inspections, Restricted Space Excavations Specialists, Construction, Civil, Earthworks, Carpentry and Maintenance services in the Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, and upper BOP regions. Can show PGDP licence on request...

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Concrete Foundation NZ

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been in the Concrete & Landscape business for more than 10 years. I specialise in Concrete driveways, house foundations, footpaths, stonewalls & landscaping.

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Ng earthworks Ltd

Joined September 2021

Hi, we are Small family business with many years of experience providing a High standard of workmanship and having an eye for detail , no job is too big or small for our motivated, fast and efficient team! We pride ourselves on giving a competitive quote and complete job on budget

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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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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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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AL Builders

Joined January 2021

So we are fresh business who wants to get our name out there. We take our job seriously and take no shortcuts. Built a ton of Decks/Pergolas, fence, and all. We work to our customer's perfection. Howard

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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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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. 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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VSAL Construction Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I began as a builder in 2010. Over the years I developed my building skills under various building companies and managed to started my own business two years ago. I did lots of small jobs from renovations and any interior constructions to landscaping and any exterior layout. I believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of my business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By...

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small property maintenance company that was established in 1993. We specialize in residential complete maintenance ( general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, plastering , painting ,,,, 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 company of experienced trade that you can trust for...

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J & J Professional Services

Joined April 2018

'Love what you do, do what you love.' This personal principle sets us apart from any other lawn care and gardening operators. We take pride in our work because we put our hearts in every services we do.

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Solid Civil Surfaces

Joined August 2019

Hi, I do Concrete and Asphalt driveways, footpaths, crossings, pot hole repairs, carparks, curbs, drainage, steel fixing, pretty much anything to do with concrete or asphalt, I offer a full service, square metre rate for prep and pouring and for pour only, I have a fully experienced team, with a length of knowledge in the industry so if there are any questions or queries we can more then likely a...

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed aggregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carparks as well as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, as well 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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OMAET Contracting Ltd

Joined March 2020

OMAET CONTRACTING LTD (OCL) is a business built around family and people. Established in Auckland in 2020, it has already successfully undertaken and completed both small and large Civil Construction projects throughout New Zealand. Using the latest Plant and Equipment and a key focus in building staff capability, OCL can competitively tender for and carry out a broad range of Construction activ...

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E N Contracting Ltd

Joined April 2020

I am Eloni Navuni ,Director of EN Contracting we do any job of Drainage ,Excavation & Earthmoving,Landscaping. If you need excavation you are at the right place. We will deliver a professional, reliable and affordable excavation service. Show us what you want to achieve, and we can offer advice along with a free quote. Our excavation services include everything from small detailed excavations f...

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Warren Gabb Certified Drainlayer

Joined November 2016

We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.certifying drainlayer with30 years experience in drainlaying and excavation Certifying drain layer 33 years experience.. P e welding ticket

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