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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Retaining Walls, Access and Planting Plan

Posted 5 months 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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Posted 2 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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Paving back of waiheke bach

Posted 2 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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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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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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Retaining wall

Posted 4 months 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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Clear section at bottom of non native bush n trees

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Posted 5 years ago

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

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

Posted 3 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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Failing Timber Retaining Wall

Posted 1 year 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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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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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.


mattdenny garden maintenance

Joined April 2012

hi I have been gardening for 20 years Ive now decided to make gardening my full time career as people i have done work for in the past have suggested i should do it fulltime.I cover all aspects of soft scape garden work hedging, tree work, pruning, spraying, weed removel general residential and commercial tidy ups.i have a great knowledge of plants and provide suggestions on planting plans to su...

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Ziah Contract Ltd

Joined May 2017

I specialise in residential and commercial foundation work, concrete work and steel fixing. I can work as a builder, site work, renovating old houses, fencing and decking. I am professional and endeavor to meet deadlines for project completion. I have 15 years experience, Cert III in Concrete placing and finishing, Precast, and Site work (completed in 2008) I provide competitive quotes and comp...

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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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Treefrogs Arborcare Ltd

Joined July 2010

Safe ,reliable, fully insured,satisfaction guaranteed. Qualified arborists and climbers. Jobs range from a rubbish removal ,tree surgery ,landscaping, stump grinding, Quick efficient and reliable.

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JB Civil Construction

Joined January 2019

JB Civil Construction specialise in providing quality services that align with our clients expectations. Our services include, bulk earthworks, landscaping (hard & soft), retaining walls, service relocations, De-watering, Drainage, installation of sumps/manholes, carriage way prep (for asphalt & chipseal), footpath prep and concrete finish, Kerb preparation, driveway preparation, form work and con...

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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Platinum Sales ltd

Joined September 2017

We are a property maintenance company, we have two major contracts that ocuppy most of our time but occasionally have down time, we look after all aspects of property repairs as well as landscape gardening hard and soft, pergolas, decks, fences etc built. References available.

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, 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 group of experienced trade that you ca...

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Optimal Drainage & Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

I have been in the drainage and contracting game for over 7 years. I am a qualified drainlayer and hold full class 1,2,4 and my wheels tracks and rollers licenses. Have just recently started my own business. I’m keen,determined,motivated,career driven,honest,hard-working. I have a lot of experience in laying private drains to public connections on the new houses and for house Reno’s and also drain...

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Joined August 2020

I own a family owned Construction Building Company with over 20 years of experience in the Industry called ADT Contractor Limited. The jobs that my company, including myself specializes in is providing exceptional services to clients in projects across the Auckland region such as: • Commercial – Building retail outlets, apartments, offices, shopping malls, airport, sport stadiums. • Residential...

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Express Civil

Joined November 2019

Hi, we have over 20 years of experience in civil works and landscaping. We do everything from site excavations and drainage to concrete and asphalt reinstatement. Not to mention fencing and retaining walls. Express aims to be the one stop shop for all your hard landscaping needs.

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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) 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#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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Joined July 2020

I am a landscaper and digger operator with 5 years experience that has recently gone out on my own. I always strive to produce the highest quality of work in all aspects of the job. From driveways and paving to retaining walls and lawn makeovers I do it all! So get in touch today to discuss the job your wanting done and get your free quote!

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

*Have just started using builderscrack so please excuse the no reviews, you won’t regret working with us :)* Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. GREAT RATES Excited to bring your ideas to life !

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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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Waynes Painting

Joined November 2017

Hi.. Ive been painting houses for the last few years and have also done alot of my own renovation projects so am handy with many areas. I am cheap and like to do long hours. Happy to do small jobs as well.

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Joined February 2014

Gkcreations offers professional landscaping and maintenance services to all garden types . We specialised in small to medium sized jobs. If its outdoors we do it.

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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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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. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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