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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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.

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.

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 backyard went from completely overgrown to modern and manageable. See the transformation.

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 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

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

You’ll find out things like size, cost and materials to get an idea for your own decking project (+ plenty of before and after photos!).

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.

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New house build site landscaping and fencing

Posted 1 week ago

we have just started building our house and looking for someone keen to landscape our property and fence it aswell

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Acourt attractions

Posted 3 years ago

Would like some guidance with a blank slate. Section is 1350 m2 and is either lawn or a wilderness. Would like a garage glasshouse and potting shed. Need to produce fruit and veges and be able to create outdoor rooms on a minimal budget. I have plants waiting and want a plan before they go in the ground.

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Entrance to vila

Posted 2 months ago

Im no gardener so looking for someone to design and construct my front section.

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Hillside Stairs Rebuilt

Posted 3 months ago

We have a set of hillside stairs that have become overgrown and both the stringers and steps are rotten and need to be replaced. The stairs are in 4 sections, a 9 step run, followed by a 3m platform, then a 6 step run then a 14 step run. We would to move the starting point of the steps to join up more directly with the final 14 step run. The posts for the final run are in good condition but we would like to add additional posts for more stability.

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Post new-build clean up

Posted 3 months ago

We have large piles of dirt and topsoil as well as builder’s mix. Earth needs to be distributed across a 3000sqm section. Section needs to then be levelled ready for lawn to be sewn. Some diet will need to be removed.

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Trees and shrubs cutting/pruning around the house. Chainsaw and trimmer work

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need someone to cut overgrown trees and make them look pretty. Chainsaw work mainly to get rid if shrubs and big tree branches etc.

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Posted 3 years ago

Good Day, We think we could use some of your help, our home is currently under Renovation, your reply will be appreciated. Regards.

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2 x Paths

Posted 9 months ago

Are looking for someone to lay 2 brick paths with have a vast quantity of old bricks available One path required is 900 to 1000 wide x 4.7 m long 2nd path 1000 wide x 4 m long. The ground is flat currently with grass

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Filling edges of driveway

Posted 2 years ago

Old asphelt drive with broken ashelt, dirt and weeds on edges. I'm digging out these edges. Will need good quality mat (track mat?) then thick metal laid then rolled/compressed in firmly. Also holes in drive need filling with metal (which i can do once we have the metal). Length of drive approx 27m

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Paving of court yard and concreting

Posted 11 months ago

Court yard requiring prep and laying of paving ...also concrete footpaths and mowing strips required

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New yard

Posted 3 years ago

I need work done on the outside of the house done first the whole front an back yard needs digging up as it has been untouched for a while an needs a fence to be put up.

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Retaining wall fix in hawera

Posted 4 years ago

After either a fix up of an existing wooden retaining wall (about a 5m section has come down). or a new one, the wall's approx 2.5-3m high, if its better ripping it out and putting a new one in it may be easier doing 2 smaller ones

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Sleepout and ensuite

Posted 6 years ago

We have an existing blockwork sleepout (half of a double garage) that we would like the following work done to: Block in existing garage doorway with cement blocks to match Block in internal door to garage Batten and gib walls Gib ceilings Gibstop walls and ceiling to paint quality finish Add / move elec outlets Install window (supplied) Install 6 x downlights (supplied) Cut doorway to ensuite Supply and install sliding door to ensuite Build ensuite / concrete pad (3m x 1.3m) Plastic...

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Posted 3 years ago

To put up a new retaining wall

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Find Landscapers in South Taranaki

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.


NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd & Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as Sai Building Services Ltd For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Ro...

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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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Excavat Ltd

Joined November 2021

We are focused on servicing our clients well and making sure the jobs we take on are done to such a standard that our clients would happily recommend us to one of their close friends. We are friendly team keen to grow through referrals. We do our best to make sure we don't over promise on our delivery dates and we quote 95% of our jobs are quoted so your job doesn't blow out cost wise. We do earth...

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Werder property worx limited

Joined June 2019

Whether you want to maintain restore or renovate your outdoors. We can create a safe place for your children to play, the ability to exercise or leave your pet's without concern or add beauty and security to your property investment. We will work with you to find the best options to suit your budget. Simple or custom

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Pave Landscaping

Joined December 2021

We offer a wide range of landscaping and handyman services including retaining walls, fences, decks, lawn care, concrete work plus more. We pride ourselves on quality work with competitive prices. With over 8 years experience in the landscaping and construction industry we work hard to deliver top results on time.

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Joined August 2021

Modscape is a Father & Son family business that started from a shared passion for the outdoors. Both Terry and Eddie landscaped their own homes before they embarked on this great adventure. Now they find themselves doing everything from simply planting a hedge to building a timber deck to doing a full on landscape design and build package. We do it all, no job to big or small, we are here to bring...

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Jade Hintz Builders ltd

Joined May 2017

From farm builds to new housing and everything in between, Jade Hintz Builders does it all. We offer competitive pricing and realistic timeframes. We have been in the building industry for years and pride ourselves on meeting the clients needs and our attention to detail.

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deanos maintenance services

Joined November 2013

Hi, My name is Dean I have over 20 years experience in the building and painting industry. (Not a registered Builder!) Painting interior and exterior General Handyman,Decks bathroom renovations,floor repairs/replacement,rental property tidy ups,fences,landscaping are my specialties. No job is too BIG or too small!! Rates are structured on a job to job basis.with a quote to suit you!...

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Smart Build Solutions

Joined December 2016

I have been in the building industry, working all over Taranaki for the past 5 years. I am proud to be a qualified, licensed New Zealand builder. While my work mainly consists of building houses and doing renovations, I also enjoy helping customers with smaller jobs around their home and increasing value on their properties. Building maintenance is also an area I have been expanding into, assi...

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Turf and Section Solutions

Joined August 2020

Hi there we are your total Landscaping team from instant lawn, to fences, and retaining walls , planting , tree pruning, I'm a qualified head greenkeeper by trade, and have been in business for 4 years , we have a qualified builder on the team to, no job too big or to small, we pride ourselves on quality workmanship, and making attention to detail paramount.

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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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Stott and Co Tree Experts

Joined October 2019

Hi, we've been in the tree industry for 20+ years, are fully qualified (Advanced Certificate in Horticulture, Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture), knowledgeable, highly skilled and insured (just for your peace of mind). We are professional, safety conscious, hard working and pride ourselves on our exceptional knowledge of the industry and giving exceptional service - nothing makes us...

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G & N Moratti holdings Ltd

Joined January 2016

building residential houses for the past 7 years, do fencing, decks,concrete drives paths, carports, retaining walls, gibing,small alterations, insulation, and renovation work and new builds. all house work done from ground up to roofs high quality workmanship Guaranteed, never had a disappointed customer. Very competitive prices, work done on time and in budget. No job too small. will w...

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Aaron Collins Builders Ltd

Joined April 2010

Our family owned and operated business Aaron Collins Builders is a small team of detail driven carpenters. Aaron is a fully qualified Licensed Building Practitioner and a proud member of Certified Builders Association. We offer the Halo 10 year Guarantee to work over $30,000.00. The benefit of using us is that you're dealing directly with the business owner. We work along with you on your proj...

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Building Lab

Joined July 2020

Hi, Andy here from Building Lab. I have been building for 16 years, with my experience ranging from new builds, major renovations, to smaller jobs. I pride myself on being reliable, motivated, and finish every project to the highest standard. I guarantee great communication throughout the process to ensure I meet your expectations. To ensure your project runs smoothly, I have strong relationsh...

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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The BDW Collective

Joined May 2018

Founded on peoples attraction to unique and customised spaces, BDW offers customers the skills and collective mindset to make possibilities a reality. With a history of architectural and high-end building work, we will work with you to challenge your ideas and pursue your desires. The BDW Collective offers concentrated experience in construction, with exposure to new builds big and small, renovati...

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Farm Ezi Limited

Joined June 2021

Farm-Ezi offers a wide range of 'Hire-a-farmer' services to farm and lifestyle block owners. Services range from farm-sitting to livestock work and more. We can also assist with all residential handy-man services. Located in Taranaki, but can service out of region.

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Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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Ryan Construction Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, We are a new company who specialise in renovations and additions also kitchens, bathrooms, decks and fences, we pride ourselves on delivering our clients with the best quality finish while providing competitive quotes

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