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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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Boardwalk concept design

Posted 4 years ago

i need a concept plan (only) for a sloping boardwalk and planter boxes for part of a site.

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Retaining Walls, Access and Planting Plan

Posted 1 year ago

Hello, We built a house a year ago and need someone to help us with the landscaping process. We are happy to pitch in and used as additional labour as well. We have dug some terraces out the front, which we would like retained. We had also started some stairs with our builder which require finishing as he is no longer able to assist us around jobs. Lastly, we would like someone to help us come up with a landscaping plan for the rest of the property.

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New area..

Posted 2 years ago

Need to complete an area ...which is approx 10meter long by approx 2metre wide....outdoor...

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Timber Retaining Walls

Posted 1 week ago

We have a project approaching where we require a lot of timber retaining walls ranging is size from 600mm high to 2800mm high to be complete in two stages. Look for contractors whom can quote and complete the work. Get in touch for further details.

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Clear section

Posted 3 years ago

clear lower(northern) part of the section of non nature bush, about ... Victoria Rd Nth, Onetangi

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Clear section at bottom of non native bush n trees

Posted 4 years ago

Clear section ... square metres off non native bush n trees

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Retaining wall

Posted 1 year ago

I am after a quote for a retaining wall approx 1.5m high at highest point, to flatten out a lawn area.

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Paving back of waiheke bach

Posted 3 years ago

lay 15 sqm approx red cinder paving approx as per photo. We're paving area closet to back of bach where grass won't establish. Flat land will need soem levelling and fill with sand., compact, concrete mortar path border

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Retaining wall for patio

Posted 1 year ago

I require a 3 sided retaining wall around my small patio in Onetangi. The wall at the maximum height will be 1.5m and taper down to 0m on the sides. I would like the posts to be square with timber retaining boards and adequate drainage. I would also then like an itemised quote to install pavers and pebbles as shown on the plan to the retained area. The deck will remain as is. I am looking to have the wall built in the next few weeks. Please call to arrange a site inspection. I have atta...

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Landscaping

Posted 6 years ago

Looking for a landscape gardener with vision, probably around 5 days worth of work

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Re-fill / repair pebble stone filled garden steps washed away by storms

Posted 4 years ago

Steps leading from the unsealed road to the front door were filled with small stones . Over recent months, the torrential rains from the main road flowed down the stair case (almost using it like a drain) and have washed have the stones/pebbles down the path leaving us 'empty' steps and just boards which are dangerous. They need refilled, packed down and secured again.

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Garden

Posted 3 years ago

We have a small steep back garden on Waiheke Island that has recently been fenced but otherwise "untouched". We would like to make it an attractive space with steps for easy access and a sitting area as well as garden beds for plants. We would also like a quote for steps to access our large sloping front garden and to decorate a sloping bank with stones.

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Leaning timber retaining wall

Posted 2 years ago

leaning timber retaining wall. needs to be straightened . have new drainage. have started digging out myself already

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Failing Timber Retaining Wall

Posted 2 years ago

Retaining wall is starting to fail due to poor drainage and supports not right size and not deep enough. Have dug out some of the lowest part of wall but need someone to do the rest . Which will be inserting new larger round support poles, new coil drainage, and replacing back fill.

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Best Creator

Joined April 2020

Physically capable and honest hard worker with an eye for detail 15yrs exp. Mid30s and technologically capable but balanced with an old school train of thought. I focus on a transparent and well organized project where the clients are kept in the loop every step of the way.

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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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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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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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Good Roots Garden Projects

Joined August 2019

Scott Humphries is a horticulturist, landscape designer and founder of the acclaimed Good Roots Garden Projects Ltd. I develop ideas to suit each client and their needs in the creation of outdoor living spaces. Scott Humphries Experience Includes: Design • landscape garden design, creating outdoor rooms and garden living spaces Build • retaining walls • raised...

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Teamgreen Projects Limited

Joined April 2021

I design and build custom decks, fences, pergolas, retaining walls and custom furniture. I pride myself on my attention to detail and excellent customer service, combined with an strong work ethic.

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Complete Drainage&Earthworks

Joined February 2019

Complete Drainage&Earthworks is a newly started Drainage buisness with experience from unblocks/repairs up to large scale civil projects looking to undertake any and all aspects of drainage and earthmoving work. With 10 years in the industry. We are more than capable of completing the trickiest of jobs in a competitive time frame and at competitive prices. We aim to give you the best options to th...

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J&S Contracts

Joined October 2020

Hello We are new contractor starting up and are looking to gain a solid reputation for being fast efficient and safe. We are a hard working team with a lets get it done attitude and are up for any challenge. We have 7 years experience in the civil and drainage industry and learn more everyday.

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AJ Civil Drainage Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we're a family own and operate business where i do all the heavy lifting and Mrs. does the office stuff and the kids help out where ever they can. I've been in the drainage industries for a decade now and always have a neck for doing stuff to the best i can. We mainly focus on all work on the civil construction industry, drainage, landscaping, concrete and earth moving, if we cant do your job f...

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Craig Yakas

Joined June 2018

Hi. I'm a sole trader with 30 years in the construction industry in NZ and overseas. I put the tools away for a few years while carrying out house inspections in Auckland. That role progressed to a salaried role as National H&S and Quality Manager for the same company. Currently I sub-contract to carry out Healthy Homes Standards and Pre Purchase Inspections. I have successfully completed th...

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DOUGLAS DRAINAGE LTD

Joined August 2009

Hi, I can offer 28 years of experience at ground works and drainage. My business has evolved over the years to cater for the constant changing aspects that we encounter. I have a wide range of standard and specialist equipment which affords me to approach a job from different perspectives. My main truck is fully stocked with fittings and- with CCTV and cable location, concrete cutting and ro...

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Treemendous Tree Service

Joined September 2015

At Treemendous Tree Service we have over 15 years experience in the industry. We work hard to keep our clients satisfied. Whether your hedge needs its yearly haircut, you have a site which needs clearing or you have a large or dangerous tree which needs removing. We have a trucks, Large 18 inch chippers and small chippers, stump grinders and a selection of diggers with grapples, mulchers and...

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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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Eiger Build

Joined August 2009

I'm an experienced and reliable Tradesman. My expertise is interior renovations. I have 17 years extensive experience in kitchens and bathrooms. I'm a highly skilled tiler (ceramic and marble), plasterer ( City and Guilds qualification UK), and decorator. I'm responsible, very hard working, clean and tidy, and pride myself on always getting top results at the best possible price.

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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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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SS Lining

Joined May 2012

SS Lining is proud to be one of Auckland's most respected Gib Fixers, Stoppers and Painters, with projects ranging from interior linings of medium commercial buildings to the interior and exterior painting of small flats to large residential houses.

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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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BuilderBoys limited

Joined May 2019

BuildrBoys Construction is a North Island NZ based and family-owned company we have delivered high-quality projects on-time by utilizing communication, team coordination, and pre-construction planning. We strive to provide all of our clients with a high level of customer service, industry-leading quality, quality of workmanship, and integrity. We are proud of the work we do, we embrace challengin...

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West projects

Joined February 2021

Hey, im a builder with 8 years of experience, capable of new builds/renovation. Iv also spent time working on commercial properties maintaining them over the years, taking alot of pride in my work providing high standard of workmanship. Iv just recently signed up with buildscrack and looking to grow my customer base

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