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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Existing paved patio reshape (to be downsized and retained?) )

Posted 5 months ago

Please don't call, email only as the phone number linked to this account isn't mine. Hello! =) Sorry I wasn't sure what category to post this in. I have a large odd shaped paved patio area that I want down sized and in a perfect square/oblong shape. I have made a rough start to one edge of where I want it to begin. I will make a start on the other part myself to make the job cheaper if that would make a difference in cost. I just need gaps refilled with the existing pavers pulled out (these wi...

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Create paved area.

Posted 7 months ago

I need a paved area that will be approx 3 x3 metres, using full square pavers - no cutting required. It is to be in one corner of a barked area with a sleeper border. I will remove the bark and weed mat - the ground seems flat underneath. Easy access to the area for a vehicle.

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Orchard design

Posted 1 year ago

We want to put in an orchard in. Looking for someone to design or mentor me. Property is just outside of Rotorua on a slight slope

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Courtyard

Posted 4 months ago

Remove concrete,riverstones.trellis,garden box. pave,fencing,planting extend the steps.

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Tree Mulching please

Posted 11 months ago

I need someone to mulch up a large tree that has been recently felled and sawn into smallish branches, No need to take away mulch once completed. I will use in the garden. If this could be done this week would be appreciated.

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Mourea retaining wall

Posted 2 months ago

A new retaining wall of around 14 metres long and 1.2 to 1.5 metres high to be built close by and as back up support for an existing 30 year old punga garden retaining wall which is starting to fall to pieces. I would like a treated timber wall, but open to suggestions as to which type of timber to be used, including punga logs. I am looking for at least ten years of life, preferably 15-20 years, but want to keep the cost down. Access either end, and power and water close by. Work to be start...

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Garden design

Posted 1 year ago

We have an established garden on 800m2 sloping section and we are looking for someone to design a future look that we can work towards by suggesting features, plant types, zones, to make it more interesting.

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Pimp my Garden

Posted 1 month ago

Recently moved in. I want someone with vision to come and work out how to make the space more usable and visually pleasant. Thinking a deck would be great ( may not be possible and I may have to just extend the paving area to make it more usable. I also want to tidy up the gardens spaces making them more organised and visually exciting.

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Retaining wall

Posted 11 months ago

Needing a retaining wall approx 12mtr long by 1.5 mtr high

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Retaining walls, deck levelling section

Posted 8 months ago

Back section that requires it to be cleared. Retaining wall built to allow for section to be leveled and a deck built.

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Replace retaining wall and build basic timber fence

Posted 5 months ago

Work needs to be done ASAP. We are in Hamilton but need you to visit site to provide quote to replace retaining wall and remove old debris then build 1.8m timber fence.

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Round wall

Posted 10 months ago

a bank approx 50 metres to be built using half rounds or treated timber. approx 1 metre tall to level out ground and also give a metre free width between fence line and retaining wall.

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Raised outdoor patio/BBQ area

Posted 8 months ago

I am looking to convert an old raised garden area into a nice BBQ and patio area. The area is raised and has a retaining wall already in place. I would like wooden steps to be built right along the front of the retaining wall to give easy access to the patio. I would like the retaining wall to be looked at to ensure it can hold the weight of concrete or pavers. I would like some design ideas to assist in creating a nice area. I have no specific time frame yet but would like an initial quote to f...

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Site clearing, trees, green waste etc, plus a bit of ground leveling and prep

Posted 6 months ago

clearing for landscaping to make play area, vege garden etc, see photos

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Retaining wall and stairs construction

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there, We need a circa 20 metre retaining wall to be constructed. The height ranges from 1.5 -0.8 metres. We would like 180/200mm SED poles and a soak hole to also be added take any water from the french drains. (A bit of concrete cutting would be needed.) Wooden stairways need to be constructed at both ends of the retaining wall. We are also on a tight time frame. The job needs to be completed within the next four weeks.

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Remove Large Flax bush

Posted 4 months ago

Need large flax bush in picture removed ASAP and disposal

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Orchard design 2

Posted 1 year ago

We want to put in an orchard in. Looking for someone to design or mentor me. Property is just outside of Rotorua on a slight slope

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Paving

Posted 1 month ago

Laying pavers around veggie garden. Garden path and garden edgings. When ASAP I have no idea of cost, need quote

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Section clean up

Posted 10 months ago

Need section clean up gardens driveway etc

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Replacing steps

Posted 7 months ago

Replacing steps made from sleepers (6?) allowing better access to the garage. Re enforcing sides through retaining wall to the lower level of the garage. Lowering the gradient of the steps for safer use.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

site clearing, trees, green waste etc, plus a bit of ground leveling and prep

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

retaining wall and stairs construction

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

clean up back yard. smooth ready to seed. tidy and clear rubbish

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Existing paved patio reshape (to be downsized and retained?) )


6th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Yeso Ltd

Joined September 2019

Yeso Ltd is a company of young professionals, providing residential tiling, exterior plastering, venetian plaster, gib stopping and painting services for new houses and old house renovations for all suburbs of Auckland. Our dedication to deliver the highest quality of work in the fastest time frame possible whilst maintaining maximum customer satisfaction has been our top priority. BCITO & LBP Li...

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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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A Lawrence

Joined December 2015

I have just started working self employed. My name is Aaron and I am a hard-working qualified builder with seven years experience both here in New Zealand and working abroad. I am friendly and enjoy talking to clients and potential clients. I am a soletrader who has experience in New builds, renovations, additions, restoration as well as other small jobs. Small jobs include repairs, new decks incl...

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PGM CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined August 2016

PGM CONSTRUCTION is a building company willing to take on any size job big or small, we have no trouble with travel. We are a reliable and trustworthy company. We can take full control of your job or let you organise and work in together.We undertake all residential building work from repairing that old door to building your dream home, we also do light commercial work as well. Please don't hesit...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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A T Painters ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi, we recently started a business about a year ago after working in the painting trade for about 15 years, we have experience in small and large jobs, interior, exterior, new builds, repaints, commercial and residential. we also pride ourselves on getting the job done within deadlines and meeting budgets, we are a friendly team who cares about the finished product.

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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3 Guys Maintenance Waikato

Joined March 2020

Welcome to 3 Guys Maintenance, where we bring the real customer service experience into the maintenance industry. We have introduced Customer resource management procedures into our business to ensure that our customers receive the best possible customer experience. 3 Guys is operated by , Alan and Glenn . and we are supported by a great team of Girls too. Our services are suitable for ma...

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Baywood Construction

Joined May 2019

We are a Tauranga owned and operated business specialising in premium decks, home renovations and new builds. With over 15 years building experience, we are passionate about building and are driven by values of hard work and perfection. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a finished product that we both can be immensely proud of.

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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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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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Mckendry Built ltd

Joined March 2020

Hi, I have been building 8 years specialising in renovation work, most recently I’ve been building new houses and some high end lifestyle properties. I also have 16 years boatbuilding experience working on super yachts. Qualified in both Carpentry and boatbuilding, I am also a fully licensed builder. I am professional and friendly and strive to make every job the absolute best experience....

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , Aluminium Window & Door Replacements/Maintenance , New Double Glazing , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to small!

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Vaneo2019 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I am a qualified composites engineer making fibreglass products for more than 22 years,after giving that up ,I started Renovating houses and have done so for the last 7 years. We have moved back to the Waikato 2 years ago after living in Auckland for 7 years . I have gone solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing benchtops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 yea...

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Nick Pemberton Construction Limited

Joined April 2020

Nick Pemberton has 15 years experience in the construction industry, a third generation of construction contractor. Nick started the company in 2011 and has grown steadily from there. Specialising in kerbing and large civil retaining walls however over the years the company has branched out into private residential & council projects with everything from green waste removal to housing foundations....

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Number 8 Wire

Joined December 2019

Hi there, I specialise in property and section maintenance. I enjoy a challenge and i have been renovating property since 2011. I'm known as Mr Fix It! I have references on work i have been doing. Being a small business means I am flexible and readily available. I am also keen on mowing and clearing green waste or any other gardening jobs you may have. No job is too big or too small...

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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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8Trix Residential

Joined November 2015

Hi Guys, I build residential fences in the South Waikato and also in the Auckland areas. My aim is to build high quality fences on budget and on time and to exceed your expectations. We also have a tip truck and digger and bobcat hire for site excavations and driveways. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Dean

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