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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest landscaping case studies

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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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Landscaping

Posted 1 week ago

Garden edging to 3 different areas, concrete pavers under clothesline

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Repair existing retaining wall

Posted 3 weeks ago

Provide quote for repair for existing retaining wall

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Landscaping- Paving

Posted 1 week ago

We are removing a large sandpit and would like the area paved with pavers. The area is 3.5m x 5m. Minimal levelling required.

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Basic landscaping

Posted 1 month ago

Clear, put down weed preventing cover and put on mulching

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Get lawn installed in garden

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to get fresh lawn in my garden. Currently, there is wild grass growing which is very hard to mantain.It is similar to lawn but grows wild. I would like to get that removed and have lawn installed. The area for this work is 5.2m x 6m and 4m x 7.5m as an estimate. I would like to get a quote for this piece of work. I am not very familiar with the range of lawn available but would prefer one that costs less.

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Mulching

Posted 1 week ago

Job is , laying down weed mat over a large lawn area and covering with a thick layer of mulch. A small machine will be required to do this as it is to go partly over our septic tank drainage field and we do not want to damage this. about 7 truck loads of mulch. Area is at the front of the property and can be accessed easily. Labour only or quote to supply

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Concrete removal, large deck, pergola, small retaining wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I would like to have my existing 30m2 concrete pad removed, and build a flat 55m2 Kwila deck including a 30m2 pergola (with UV ray cover). There is a gentle slope so I would also like a small retaining wall built as well. Thanks Lisa

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Retaining Wall

Posted 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir/ madam I have just been told by our lawn mower to keep an eye on our retaining wall running along lengthy drive way. He thinks reinforcement at right time ASAP may be best option than wait and see drive way sinking. Can you please have a look, advise and quote? We are in AUCKLNAD, NEW LYNN. Can you please do a FREE quote? I do not know how this BuildersCrack work, so please educate me how to start? Thanks and regards Nalin

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Paver walkway installation

Posted 4 days ago

I need someone to put in a paved walkway next to the house. Approx length 19 metres. Width a bit over a metre. This path will go on top of crushed concrete which covers a drain, so there is a bit of ground preparation needed (sand, compacting etc). We originally intended to do the job ourselves during lockdown, and purchased the appropriate number of pavers, but have now decided it is better left to an expert.

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Landscaping

Posted 3 weeks ago

Removal of old raised bark garden and planting about 12 large trees

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Basic landscaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

All to be low cost as planning to sell. Need to add resale value. Levelling the ground:- we had a shed built then moved it, so the ground is uneven. Need grass planted:- we have more weeds than grass as we pick and feed them to our bunnies. But now there are weeds taking over that they can't eat. Need a raised flower bed along the front fence:- to plant food for bunnies Time frame:- next 2 months Will attach photos. It's a small yard.

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Earthworks and retaining wall, tree removal, for pool

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a quote for the following, weekend or afterhours site viewing for quote only. - Dig pool hole (... ) - cut lawn back, (slight incline not major) - Remove all soil, some stumps and vegetation - approx 20m of 800mm retaining wall

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Garden stone wall

Posted 1 month ago

Our garden photographed had basic wooden edging that was rotten and I've removed it. We would like someone to supply and install the same or similar to the Keystone Straight Face Blocks (example photo attached) to the height of the garden and taper to the rising driveway. It is approx 10 metres longs.

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Construct plant/ flower bed, paving/stonework, lay artificial grass

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, please find below our requirements for landscaping in line with the attached 'inspiration' first pic: 1. Construct PLANT/FLOWER BED for front of house (last pic), require pavement and pebbles and the top of retaining wall cleared for plants/flowers; 2. ADD TOPSOIL in front of vege garden as the step down is too deep (pics 3-4), will require ARTIFICIAL GRASS in this area too; and 3. The remaining section away from vege garden to be paved (pic 2). The planting I can attend to myself....

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General Landscaping and tidy up - pre sale for 2x properties

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Looking for someone who is able to work independently. I will always be available via phone, and someone will check in every now and then during the day. We have 2 properties that are in need of general care/landscaping prior to sale. The details are listed below: Oratia Driveway - Very rough and bumpy. Filled with potholes. Need someone to collect gravel/fill and get that driveway feeling more pleasant to drive. General Parking - Needs a good blow to clear all the debris....

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Quote for a Landscape plan and a Report

Posted 1 week ago

We need to apply for a resource consent with landscape report for proposed terraced houses. To provide a landscaping plan showing proposed surface treatments and landscaping throughout the site, including details of fencing and vegetation species etc. The site area is 855 SQM Could you quote for a landscape plan and report?

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Retaining Wall

Posted 4 days ago

Approx 10 meters long and 800mm - 1200mm high

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Install artificial turf on concrete floor

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have purchased the turf but now need someone to install it onto concrete floor. Newly leased building and hoping to have installed by Tuesday next week. Will upload photos when able.

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Few garden/tree jobs

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have a number of things to be done: Move a bougainvillea (from a pot which has grown into the ground) and plant it elsewhere. Trim some trees to above fence height. Cut another tree (since leaves have gone) to 2m. Add a support to a 3m tree as it is leaning. Plant 3 x 1.5m camellia plants. Put supports and wire guides on jasmin climber plant at above fence level so it will provide a privacy hedge.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Landscaping around new steps and jetty

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix existing retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining wall for trailer parking pad.


5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

block retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor timber steps from garden to jetty

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Big paving job - labour only


23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Level of backyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Retaining Wall Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence & retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Keystone retaining wall construction

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard work

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

New deck area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replace existing timber retaining wall with keystone walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Backyard retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lift level and pave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Pathway required down side of house , 11m x 1m approx

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th January 2020

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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Aquapointplumbing Ltd

Joined June 2020

''We are a Team of Certifying Plumbers - Drainlayers and Waterproofers. Our Services include: Weatherproofing and Remedial Work on Roofs, Skylights, Basements, Cladding, Parapets, Calculative Drainage and Plumbing Solutions and Utilising only the Most Appropriate Solutions Tailored for Each Job So You Know it's been Throughly Brainstormed by Our Team of Experienced Professionals. We at A...

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RANI CONSTRUCTION

Joined September 2019

Hi, we have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs 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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ARC Retaining & Contracting Ltd

Joined November 2018

A highly experienced team, offering high end wooden retaining walls for both residential and commercial as well as everything in between including all your excavation and bulking out requirements.

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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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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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Latanoa contractor limited

Joined January 2020

Latanoa Contractors focus on Concrete Jobs , Concrete removals , demolition and landscaping. We also do other small jobs such as shed install , garden waste removals or if you simply need manpower to assist with your jobs. Latanoa contractors is also available to subcontract to other companies.

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Foxconcrete & Civil Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we are a family based construction company who specialise in concrete construction and minor civils. With over 25+years of concrete and construction experience we have a proven track record and deal to every job with a can do attitude. We deliver top quality work at competitive prices. Specialties include Driveways, Foundations, concrete repairs, crossings, kerbing, blockwork, landscaping, foo...

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Simply Gardens

Joined December 2013

Simply Gardens love to see garden projects come to life. I am a dedicated and passionate Gardener who has been professionally servicing my customers for over 15 years. Gardens not only enhance your property aesthetically, but are an integral part of our kiwi lifestyle. One of life’s simple pleasures is to enjoy a well-maintained and attractive garden offering you and your family serenity to...

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Good Samaritan Services

Joined September 2019

For the past couple of years we have been building up our experience in fencing, decking, paving, landscaping, renovations and handy tasks (indoor and outdoor). Success for us is defined as completing a job to a high standard, meeting the deadline and on budget.

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OMAET Contracting Ltd

Joined March 2020

Kia ora We are a newly established Company but bring over 20 years worth of experience in Civil Construction completing projects throughout New Zealand. Using the latest technologies in Plant and Equipment and a key focus in building staff capability, we are able to competitively tender for and carry out a broad range of construction activities including drainage & water reticulation, earthm...

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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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Jays concrete plus

Joined December 2019

Hi I’ve been building roads motorways, footpaths and driveways for 12 years plus. I specialise in concrete work but can do all sorts of jobs from excavation, asphalt, kerbing, paving, landscaping. No job is too tough . I work hard to make sure any job i take on is delivered on time and to a very high standard. I take pride in my work, will give you a very fair quote and will always try to work wi...

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Construction & Engineering Technical Solutions limited

Joined February 2020

CETS ltd. provides a highly experienced and skilled team, with access to specialized plant and equipment to provide a complete solution to your civil concrete and landscaping needs. Our management team has over 15 years experience in all aspects of the construction industry and have a” hands on”, collaborative approach, with a strong emphasis on performance, quality and safety. CETS ltd. can be...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Tracks Civil & Earthworks

Joined August 2019

Tracks Civil&Earthworks specializes in small to large scale residential , civil and rural earth moving and excavation. Located in Central Auckland we service the north shore , Rodney ,west Auckland & central Auckland areas. Services Include : Earthworks Digger hire Service Trenching ( water, gas, power,telecom) Drive way preparations site cuts and footings demolition landscaping...

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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King'S Handyman services

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy I work for a small company in the Earthmoving industry as a excavator, I also work fulltime as a Handyman, I'm available during the day/evening and some weekends. Services we provide: At King's Handyman Services offers a variety of services all designed to help you love your home. -Door installation & repairs -locksmith replace lock -Shed Installation -bathr...

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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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kiwigreen

Joined July 2019

At kiwigreen, we pride ourselves on top quality workmen ship and delivering our projects on time all for a very competitive price. From timber fencing and small retaining jobs to swimming pool installs, repairs and painting and landscaping and general garden maintenance we love it all! Get in touch and have a chat about transforming your property today!

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ELITE PROPERTY WORX

Joined October 2019

We are a small Renovations company, not just renovating homes but design and renovating gardens too. We specialize in masonry services including brick and block work, rendering and plastering, concrete and paving with no job too small. We believe that hard work, professionalism, being on time and to budget is top priority for our company along with a high standard, quality workmanship. We provid...

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