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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest landscaping case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Dream Backyard Makeover Creates The Perfect Space For Entertaining

After removing a tonne of ivy, this hidden gem went from completely overgrown to modern and manageable. See the transformation.

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

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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

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.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Landscapers on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Small paving extension job

Posted 1 day ago

Lift dead grass, level area, adjust edging and lay paving slabs in place of grass to join up with existing pavers. We already have the pavers so don’t need a quote for these - quote is for labour and any other materials required.

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Keystone retaining wall and concrete block pavers

Posted 2 days ago

Need a 7m keystone retaining wall (probably 3 block high) and around 18m2 concrete block pavement to create new parking area. Excavation is done and ready for keystone and installing pavers.

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Installing Pavers under folding clothesline

Posted 1 week ago

We need to Install pavers and two metal posts for a new folding clothesline. Thank you

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Quote for Landscaping and Gardening

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to do up our garden area. It is currently mulched and not much has been planted (see attached photos). We would like to design a minimalist, low maintenance garden, ideally with a small veggie patch. We would also like to add solar lighting to the garden area. We are looking for someone who will help us design the garden and also help with the planting.

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Landscaping and veggie beds

Posted 1 week ago

I want to do landscaping on the front side of the house outside of my fence and also need to veggie beds to plant veggies fruits and flowers.

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New pavers on top of old concrete

Posted 22 hours ago

Approx 25 - 30m2 most sections will be on top of old concrete but some on dirt. Preferably 60x60 light grey pavers with no gaps up to the boundaries (some diagonal edges). If possible finish before Christmas, but after New Year is also fine.

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Basic gardening

Posted 2 days ago

I have little area at my drive which requires tidying. Work involved will be remove existing shrub . Weed spray and lay weed mat n pebbles. There is one decorative big pot with standard bay tree which require treating as the tree is drying . The second part of the job is ., topsoil n planting some flower plants into existing planter box in my little lawn at backyard

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Aritifical Grass

Posted 1 week ago

Hello, Can anybody come to my place in henderson and quote me for installing artifical grass ?

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4 x 4 (16sqm) paving

Posted 5 days ago

We just want some paving done in our back yard - were wanting pavers no smaller then 450 x 450 - happy to go bigger too There is only access to the back yard from the main door

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41 Cityview Place Massey Prep.

Posted 1 week ago

I need advice as to what is best for my back yard. Our home is going to sale. So getting it ready now.

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Fencing recent subdivision and landscaping

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, We have some considerable fencing requirements to complete our recent subdivision of three properties on site. One property would also like landscaping and paving done. We are hoping to have work begin early next year or sooner if possible. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Kelly

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Handrail on retaining wall

Posted 27 minutes ago

16 metres long handrail built on replaced retaining wall - extends along '2' and ends at 1'1 in the photo below.

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Possible retain wall + planting box

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We have few patches of land in our home which I would like to use for gardening. I would like some work to be done to use those free patches of land. It is possible that a part of this land would require a retaining wall.

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Leaking retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we have a retaining wall we have been advised may need looking at as there seems to be water build up coming from somewhere. Not even sure who is the right person to ask as we're not sure where it's coming from or why. Seems water is leaking through from somewhere. Wanting to get sorted asap.

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0.6m retaining wall #2

Posted 1 week ago

A retaining wall 600mm high that tapers down to the ground over 13m. currently a brick retaining wall is placed there but it is nearing collapse. Would like to replace it with a new wall using round posts and half round timber. This job was posted and accepted but not completed. The previous trades person has removed the wall and provided the bricks making the job a bit easier.

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Retaining, Drainage & Fence

Posted 1 day ago

Remove existing fence and construct new timber retaining wall, including nova coil drainage, install new timber fence and gate. All the big trees have been felled since the photos were taken. We are realistic with lead times at the moment but are keen to get the job booked in.

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Bushy Peninsula

Posted 5 days ago

Removal of weeds/creeper type and planting approx 15 Lomandra Tanika

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Landscaping

Posted 4 days ago

looking for someone with a small bobcat to level out ground ready for louvere setup, (9ishx5mapprox) plus level an area for a shed,(4mx4m approx.) with surplus soil moving elsewhere in backyard to level. Maybe level the side area of driveway. All not too deep to dig - just need to be levelled. If possible, level or build up a bit with soil along the side of garage if a bobcat can fit/stretch thru. Small bobcat is needed due to the size need to go through the garage to the backyard as no other e...

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Quote

Posted 6 days ago

Tiling, wooden retainer wall, grass. Very small area

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Landscaping for a new build

Posted 3 days ago

We’ve moved into our new build home during lockdown and the landscaping is less than desirable. We need someone to help us plan, prioritise and build it. We have an idea of what we want, but need to work with a professional. Front yard: - need to park 2 cars - a few plants and a front fence Backyard - plantings - shade - a small raised bed for veg - grass In general we like all materials in keeping with a modern build. We would love to use breeze blocks if we can.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Driveway landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of garden edging and soil


4th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

landscaping to our design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lay 600 x 600 paving in 2 areas I main and 1 small

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small garden area & Foot path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping and boundary fencing

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking Bay

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pavers for outdoor area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard Paving #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscape design for our front and back garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building Raised Garden Bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Regrade rear lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Even out Paving Driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relay uneven garden pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vege gardens and basic landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Pro UP Renovations

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Smurf Village Builders

Joined January 2015

Top 100 Builderscrack tradies, most recently for 2019 based on reviews reflecting consistent quality, exemplary workmanship and service. With over twenty-five years experience in building 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...

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PA Service 2018 ltd

Joined September 2020

Core in Property maintenance which adds up lawn mowing, Gutter cleaning, Exterior cleaning, Window cleaning, Landscaping design, Gardening, Water blasting Handy Man & much more.

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Muzz's Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Muzz's Maintenance Ltd is operated and owned by Mitchell Murray. We do all things property maintenance in Auckland but love working in nature! Mitch leads a diverse team that carry over 50+ years of collective experience in various types of yard work including; - Tree work - Soft Landscaping (planting + feeding) - Landscaping - Construction - Property sale prep - Garden Maintenance - H...

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Leiana Contractors

Joined May 2017

We have teams in Auckland & Wellington. For Auckland - Neil @ ... Hi I am Neil we are a small team of experience builders & masons who got together to do contracting work . Our team is mostly Tongan boys so no job is too big for us . Our service includes landscaping., concrete driveways , concrete pad for spa pool & Sheds , Concrete removal , Masonry Block Walls & fencing , demolition , T...

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Service King

Joined May 2019

Service King has been keeping Auckland’s homes and businesses clean for more than 20 years. We pride ourselves on first-class customer service and high-quality work. No job is too big or too small for our meticulous team of dedicated professionals.

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red twigs

Joined March 2017

'red twigs' has done multiple projects for property owners and land developers across Auckland. We work in residential and commercial sectors. Our studio offers professional work at competitive rate for; • Landscape design and implementation for property owner. • Landscape, detailed and planting plan for resource consent for land development project. • Photorealis...

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Spacesacpe Design Limited

Joined March 2019

With a passion for good design and the outdoors we look forward to helping improve and create great outdoor spaces. We will transform your garden space to suit your lifestyle and personality. While landscape design is our core business we also do one-off garden projects and garden maintenance. To bring out the best in your spaces Brett has taken the time to become educated in landscaping with a...

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Maungawhau Build Co

Joined October 2014

Hi, we’re a friendly, agile & talented building company. We specialise in renovations with an eye for detail & design: bespoke residential build projects, fit outs, landscaping structures… whatever you’re hoping to achieve.

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KG property maintenance

Joined January 2021

... K.G Property Maintenance We are here to help we can supply A free quote anywhere around Auckland We can do (1)water blasting .house washing .footpath & driveway cleaning .roof washing .most & mould treatments .gutter cleaning/repair (2)landscaping .garden clean ups .tree removal .stump grinding .weeding & lawns .hardscaping (3)building .fence...

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Little Projects Company Limited

Joined November 2021

We are a excavation company who specializes in small - medium projects. We are competitively priced due to low overheads and focus on the domestic market. We are happy to come out and provide a free no-obligation quote.

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Sail City Services ltd

Joined November 2020

We at Sail City Services Pride ourselves on professional, quality, attention to detail and on time delivery on our wide variety, scope of work. . New Build Site Clearing . Retrofit Double Glazing . Showers and Balustrades . Project management . Outdoor Furniture Restoration . Furniture Upholstery and restoration.

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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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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Ampertaine Garden Services Limited

Joined September 2019

I have 40 years experience in commercial horticulture. That includes commercial vegetable growing, kiwifruit and avodado growing, commercial spraying and scientific research. Currently I work with my son mowing lawns, spraying weeds, trimming hedges and removing small trees and green waste. I also provide advice on weed control and landscaping. We work on maintaining a reputation for reliability...

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ESOTERIC builds

Joined April 2018

ESOTERIC builds - We are a 1-2 man team that specialise In all general carpentry, we have over 10 years combined experience, We want to use Builderscrack as weekend work as we both work full time mainly doing new builds. We'd love to do more Fences, Decks, Retaining walls, and any other odd jobs.

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TechWater Solutions

Joined March 2021

I am a certified water reticulation technician that is in water infrastructure industry going on 8yrs. I specialize in leaks on the water network that sprays like a tap flow to burst and flows like a river from roads/berms/footpath & driveways. My years on the field as I witness too many leaks, poor workmanship & standards from other contractors, clients getting ripped off and too many leak...

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20mething Ltd

Joined June 2021

Handyman perfect for general tasks. Specialise in plaster wall repairs and painting. Basic electrical work, doors & kitchen repair, appliances installation 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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