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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Section Levelling

Posted 1 week ago

Have a small pool that I want to set up for the kids for summer. However i need a section approximately 4m x 4m leveled appropriately so the pool will be level.

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Paving Job - Approx. 86Sqm

Posted 1 week ago

Paving in Garden and front parking.

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Driveway

Posted 6 days ago

Long driveway requiring regrading ceiling gravel etc

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Pavers

Posted 1 week ago

Lay pavers around an above ground pool. Photos and measurements available to email

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Paving

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small amount of paving around our pool area and some pavers that need lifting and redoing. We have some pavers on site. Area needs to be dug out,leveled etc. Need some advice on exactly what to do.

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Retaining wall for trailer parking pad.

Posted 4 days ago

Retaining wall required to allow us to store our trailer. Please see the (very!) crude scribblings on the attached photos. Quote required for timber posts and timber retaining. We will fill ourselves. Please make contact to arrange time to view and measure up. Job required before end of November. Cheers Brady

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Levelling and Pavers - BBQ Area

Posted 1 week ago

2x quotes required for two adjacent areas. Primary area of concern is approximately 32m2. Area between fence, raised picket garden and house. Second area is approximately 12m2 with 6x steps (Approx 5m2) The area next to picket garden/above the steps. The idea is to have it levelled, and big pavers down for a kids play area/bbq area and just to generally tidy it up for summer use. Photos attached.

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Landscaping / Gardening

Posted 1 week ago

I have two rows of Hebe plants along my driveway. I want a border put around it either wood or paving will discuss during meet. Also a hebe to be planted.

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Garden Section Clean Up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Section of our garden needs a tidy up. Photos attached. 1. Weeds removal 2. Extra soil, small branches removal Need some clean up /basic landscaping in front of the houses s well. Photo not attached Happy for site visit to assess work needed

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Garden tidy

Posted 1 week ago

We need some gardens cleared and some paving laid Also we need a large area cleared of weeds and bark laid so we can have raised garden beds.

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Removal of small trees & barked gardens then lawned

Posted 2 weeks ago

I want all trees, roots, shrubs and barked gardens removed and replaced with ready lawn

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Landscaping + Handyman job, basic

Posted 1 week ago

We need Landscaping advise on our back space that is not being used currently. We need to tidy that up with best possible option where the area becomes usable. So someone that can do landscaping and also do some handyman job to make planters and sitting/ bbq space. Attached are some pics to give an idea to how the back space is

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Replace existing timber retaining wall with keystone walls

Posted 1 week ago

Retaining wall is under 1.5m and need to remove existing timber walls and change to keystone walls. See photos below showing the existing one. A diagram is also attached. The orange line is where the retaining walls are. the red lines is where we need some steps. Digger will be accessible to the retaining wall areas.

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Garden edging

Posted 1 week ago

We have a strip of grass approx 15m long that we are needing edged with sleepers.

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Convert garden to lawn

Posted 1 week ago

Remove approx 8m2 of garden and 150mm of soil and convert to grass area. Will need to sump grind one old stump and reconfigure concrete edging to create new smaller garden

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Fence & retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

A 29-metre retaining wall with a fence to replace existing fence is needed. The boundary exists between two properties. We are looking to minimise damage to trees during the process if that is possible.

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Laying pavers around a pool and court yard

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Guys have a 10 x 4 pool that’s need pavers laid around it and a court yard that also needs to be paved. I’m located out piha and would like it done ASAP quotes first please, cheers

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Timber retaining wall quote

Posted 2 days ago

Timber retaining wall around house Max 800mm, about 16 m Could you quote who are interested in?

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Front lawn makeover

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove all shrubs and a couple small trees. Level out and re-lawn half the area. Job to be completed at soonest availability of contractor, ideally before Christmas. We have a floor plan (PDF) with rough measurements that can be emailed upon request.

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Landscaping Quote

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a quote to have some landscaping completed at our property. Ideally we would like to have a good quality shade friendly ready lawn planted as well as planting some plants. We are open to other ideas as well. Just need to have the place looked at and a quote provided .

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 148,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New deck area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Jane Holland

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drainage for a retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic Landscaping/Clean up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving of patio area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Enclousure for Cats

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laying pavers for grass to grow through

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small wall - Firth Keystone Compac IV

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair 2x retaining walls

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Sandpit redesign

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garden& house retainings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway cobbles tidy up/re-lay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pave a 55m2 patio area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Patio - Please help finish back yard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden retaining wall needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining wall and fence - New Lynn

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Timber retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert a waste land to an outdoor living area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-Lay Existing Paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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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Marama Builders

Joined September 2019

Hi there, We' ve been building for the last 7 years. We do all sort of works , new build, renovations, property maintenance , decking and Fences. We are qualified builders (LBP) , very professional and work hard to complete jobs on time and on budget.

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K&T contracting

Joined September 2016

although we new to builderscrack we have 30 years experience, concrete laying, retaining walls, stone mason work, decks and landscaping. We happy to provide you with a free quote and references.

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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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Helsby Construction Group Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we’re a property maintenance & light constructionc company. We specialise in areas such as kitchen/bathroom renovations, decks and fences, minor extensions/fit outs, exterior maintenance, cladding, as well as smaller items as well. We provide ourselves simply on delivering results for our customers, and believe wholeheartedly in a collaborative approach to any project.

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York Landscaping

Joined July 2019

York Landscaping is an well established Landscaping company which has fine tuned and perfected the many aspects of residential landscapes. The following lists some of the work we offer; DESIGN York Landscaping is committed to providing innovative design solutions. We work closely with Designers, consultants and our clients at every stage of the design process to provide; • Original concept...

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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Greenlife Gardens Ltd

Joined December 2016

If you require high quality soft landscaping , garden enhancement or a tidy up to an existing garden then we are the people for you. We offer very reasonable rate's for all of our services from A to Z and have the experience and qualifications to match it. My Team and I can breathe life back into your landscape and or maintain your existing garden to a high standard, without any compromises....

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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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Vision Landscaping and Construction

Joined September 2019

The friendly, professional team here at Vision Landscaping & Construction have 15 years experience in building, renovating, landscaping, and maintaining commercial and residential properties. While we specialize in project management of larger renovations and property makeovers, we also do smaller jobs from time to time including regular maintenance. We are very professional and work hard to...

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Revamp Landscapes

Joined February 2019

Revamp Landscapes is an Auckland based company that specialises in Residential Landscaping and Gardening. The company is family owned and operated by cousins Charlie and James and have a very hard working and enthusiastic team that works under them. We have vast amount of knowledge and experience in soft and hard landscaping from working for varies landscaping companies in Auckland, speciali...

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Renovation Specialist Ltd

Joined August 2019

I've been building for over 30 years and covered a lot of territory in that time from building new houses/new daycare centres, but 70% of my career has been doing renovation work on villas and bungalows, bathrooms, decks, extensions, pop tops, basement dig outs and etc. We would also look at sizeable maintenance jobs. We are very customer focus and we pride ourselves on having a satisfied custome...

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A P Shone Builder

Joined June 2011

Time served trade qualified builder, we carry out additions, small housing work, renovations, company maintenance contracts, we can work on hourly rates or fixed contract prices, we don't charge for mileage or travelling time and we can provide you with free quotes and estimates

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RGF Construction & Design

Joined September 2013

Hi, We have been in the building industry for 12 years and before that did 9 years in the cabinetmaking/joinery industry. I have a great team of staff and sub trades allowing us to do New builds, Major Renovations and Design work for your building consent. We have a large range of experience across the board in the industry and take on a wide range of projects. We are fully licensed building pract...

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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 laying private drains to public connections on the new houses and for house Reno’s and also drain re...

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NZ Builders and Painters

Joined April 2017

We do every task and project to the highest standard with quality control procedures in place to promote our work.We have highly skilled and competent staff to do Painting, Retaining, Fencing, Concreting,Landscaping from designing up to construction . dressage arena's and major maintenance work,in the residential and commercial sector. We strive for perfection and have a large crew to get in and...

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All Handyman Works Ltd

Joined August 2014

All garden design and maintenance by experienced gardeners. We work at affordable prices and leave you with a garden area you can enjoy for all seasons. We are experienced with Installation of All Garden types, Including Vege Gardens/ Hedges/Tree Work/ Pruning/ Extensive Weeding/Spraying/ Basic Landscaping/. We are experienced with design setups for maximum visual impact for events as well. Any...

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Smurf Village Builders

Joined January 2015

With over twenty years experience in renovating we pride ourselves on giving you a quality finish at a fair and affordable price. We can manage your project from concept to completion or provide you with help completing renovation needs. Whether it is a new bathroom, painting, landscaping or a new extension or new build - we offer excellent customer service; realistic pricing and sound advice ba...

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Groundswell Property Services and Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2017

Our company has been in operation for nearly 6 years, providing general gardening, minor landscaping work, lawn mowing, hedge trimming and shaping, tree trimming and small tree removals, section clearing, small home maintenance and handyman jobs, spouting and gutter cleaning, water blasting and house washing, exterior and interior painting, wall papering, minor repair work, minor plumbing and drai...

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Baines Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, Ive been working around diggers and earthworks, civil construction and drainage for the last 7 years. I enjoy working outdoors and being hands on. I specialise in all aspects of digger work, from general earthworks, site clearing and basic landscaping to trenching and demolition of concrete driveways. We also do garden retaining walls, garden clearing, green waste removal, small to medium tree...

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Clipped Ltd

Joined July 2019

Clipped Ltd - Property Maintenance Business, working in Central City Auckland. We are not a franchise but a group of three owner operators that draw on a wide range of skills, with the ability to draw in Labour as jobs demands. We are already working with many clients in Central Auckland area. We are reliable and experienced, we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes. Ask Clipped- Abo...

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