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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Even out Paving Driveway

Posted 2 weeks ago

Having a couple of dips and high points in driveway that need evening out.

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Roll out lawn and paver & pebble walkway

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, Looking for someone who can carry out the following in our front yard. Remove current pavers and replace with a pebble and paver walkway or paver and grass walkway. We are looking at pavers around 600mm x 300mm in size. Walkway is roughly 170mm wide. ReadyLawn/roll out lawn on an area that is roughly ... . Area on picture in purple is what we would like to put grass on. Plus the walkway if it is a feasible option to put grass on the whole area. If roll out lawn not possi...

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Redo outdoor paving

Posted 2 weeks ago

Relay existing outdoor paving that has become uneven over time, including installing new timber edging.

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Pavers laying

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi we would like to have pavers installed on small grass patches on the side of the house. There are two patches; one on each side of the house. The measurement of the first patch is approximately 7m x 1.9m and the second patch is 3.7m x 4.5m. We would like to have the estimated cost for the work. We would like to get the cost for both sizes of the pavers 600mm x 600mm and 450mm x 450mm. The house is in Ranui, Auckland. Please see the attached photos; two photos for each patch from different an...

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Mark's backyard

Posted 5 days ago

Most of my backyard is bricked but has a couple of patches where its soiled/barked. I am wanting to get rid of these area by laying bricks over them. Bigger L-shape area is around 3.5m on the long edge. Small square area is 1 x 1m ish.

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Retaining wall and concrete block fence

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like: the retaining wall moved back to the first level( we will move the rocks over). Dig out the mud and flatten to cover with grass. Front fence to be removed and will be concrete block and slatted fence.

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Removal of garden and re seed back lawn

Posted 9 hours ago

Need to uplift and remove a garden, then re seed a back yard approx 60-80sqm

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Tree cutting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Could anyone get me a free quote for tree cutting

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Paver Installation

Posted 1 week ago

Hi we would like to have pavers installed on small grass patches on the side of the house. There are two patches; one on each side of the house. The measurement of the first patch is approximately 7m x 1.9m and the second patch is 3.7m x 4.5m. We would like to have the estimated cost for the work. We would like to get the cost for both sizes of the pavers 600mm x 600mm and 450mm x 450mm. The house is in Ranui, Auckland. Please see the attached photos; two photos for each patch from different ang...

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Deck Step + paved area

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have an ‘L’ shaped deck we would like a step or two to be added to. Leads down to a small grass area we would like to turn into a paved courtyard. Potential for more paving/renovations too. Looking to get quotes for the above to be completed ASAP.

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Paving

Posted 1 week ago

I have approx 75 m3 of Paving to be laid in a new development and require a labour only quote as all materials will be supplied. There is no hard fill involved and will be laid using sand only. Start time will be need to be the end of next week.

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New Home needs a new Garden and landscaping

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a brand new house and we need some professional help to get a landscaping done with new plants, flowers and some paving etc to be be done. Difficult to explain in words, the area is roughly 70 Sq Meters.

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Paving #2

Posted 5 days ago

Looking to pave a 34 m2 area with 2cm porcelain pavers. The tile shop have said these can be installed in a cement slurry or pavelock. There is currently compacted gap down with drainage but some leveling will need to be done as well as cutting around existing decking/house etc, which will require some sleepers or similar to be put up against the house (we are happy to do this part if you dont want to quote on that bit). We were a little unsure if thats what we wanted last time we posted but we...

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Landscaping labourer needed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Digging and moving dirt, gravel and sand. Digging fence posts and installing aluminium fencing.

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Installing Artificial grass on a patio

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there , Need a quote for installing artificial grass on a patio and also installing a small security gate for kids. Regard's Hemant

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Landscaping

Posted 4 hours ago

Job requires a plan design and quote for some retaining walls, paving ,decking, planting, stones, grass and small stairs.

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Fake Grass

Posted 3 weeks ago

I want to convert my backyard lawn into fake grass

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Backyard Pebble Garden

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi The backyard needs to be weeded and lay pebbles. Also, need a planter box built along the fence and deck.

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Macfarlane paving

Posted 4 days ago

Repaving of an existing patio plus a path beside a crib wall on one side and a house and deck on the other side

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Repair raised garden bed

Posted 1 month ago

As per the photo, raised garden bed is sitting over the drain channel Move it forward and repair the bottom part of garden bed The soil might need to be removed to repair the garden bed Job is in New lynn

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lift level and pave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2020

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 5
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 5
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 3
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 4

Retaining wall and soil leveling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Remove 4 small thin dead trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Garden edging and paving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 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

Remove plants over an outdoor structure

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd January 2021

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

Replace retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

block retaining wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Driveway tidy up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Parking Bay - Gobi blocks?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Backyard retaining wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tidy up Plant Area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small area leveled and ready lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining Wall planting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Lay pathway to front entrance & build large planter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Landscaping and planter box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Native bush setting made ready for sale

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prepare & Lay Ready Lawn in our backyard!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Graham Shieff

Joined August 2012

I have a Degree in Horticulture graduating from Lincoln University in 1978. I have over 30 years of landscaping experience. I pride myself in offering top level professional advice, excellent communication and value for money. I specialise in designing and installing new gardens in a number of themes including NZ Native, Subtropical & Coastal. Lawn maintenance & installation, new paving & rep...

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Royal Glass Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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Trafford Masonry Ltd

Joined September 2018

Trafford Masonry Ltd specialise in Bricks, Blocks, Paving and Landscaping. Welcome to Trafford Masonry, We offer more than 20 years of experience and qualifications within the trades above and we work all over the Auckland area. Our workmanship is top quality and we believe in do it once and do it right. No job too big or too small. Trafford Masonry Ltd offer you : • Brick and Block...

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total maintenance & construction Ltd

Joined November 2016

Total Maintenance & Construction Ltd are a family owned company with over 10 years of experience in the carpentry trade.We specialise in property maintenance,decks,fences,alterations and renovations. From water blasting up to renovations.We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Little Digz Ltd Drainage & Construction

Joined March 2020

Little Digz is operated by an experienced registered certifying drain-layer and qualified carpenter to carry out your Drainage, Construction, Civil, Earthworks, Carpentry and Maintenance services in the Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, and upper BOP regions. Can show PGDP licence on request at site.

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AL Builders

Joined January 2021

So we are fresh business who wants to get our name out there. We take our job seriously and take no shortcuts. Built a ton of Decks/Pergolas, fence, and all. We work to our customer's perfection. Howard

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E N Contracting Ltd

Joined April 2020

I am Eloni Navuni ,Director of EN Contracting we do any job of Drainage ,Excavation & Earthmoving,Landscaping. If you need excavation you are at the right place. We will deliver a professional, reliable and affordable excavation service. Show us what you want to achieve, and we can offer advice along with a free quote. Our excavation services include everything from small detailed excavations f...

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Mason Construction 2019 Limited

Joined December 2020

Hi Our business specialises in Residential and Commercial building Maintenance and Repairs We are a very professional team and work hard to meet your requirements We are a one stop shop Call or email our friendly team to discuss

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TBC Group

Joined December 2010

Hi We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over 14 years. We've been in Auckland for the last 12 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Auckland. 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 ours...

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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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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

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. Excited to bring your ideas to life !

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Lawns Landscapes Gardens

Joined June 2020

We are professional and experienced workers who specialise in property services. Whether its a few hours work or a few weeks worth we will try to cater to your requirements. We pride ourselves on completing work to a high standard and trying our best to work within budget and timeframes. We use top of the range equipment and tools with a work van and trailer. Services offered: -Lawn Care (...

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GOKIMS LIMITED BUILDING SOLUTION

Joined April 2018

Hi, my name is Jin from Gokims Limited Building Solutions We specialize in new builds, cladding, renovations and maintenance. We are professionals and work hard to make quality result. We are always keen for contracting and also to make business relationships with other companies. I look forward to hear from you. Thanks.

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MSC Diggerscape limited

Joined June 2020

Many years of experience in earthworks and landscaping. Have small truck and digger. Can do all aspects of earthworks. Cut outs , trenches, drilling holes from .250 up too .500, can also do driveway prep work for concretein. Inthe landscaping department I can do fences , retaining walls, brick work , paving , planting , mulching, hedges planting and trimming.

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advanced property maintenance

Joined May 2016

We specialize in building and maintenance work . Spouting and timber fences, house repairs Free quotes available We also offer a house washing and waterblasting service with a hot and cold high efficiency washing system Chemical soft washing Pressure washing.

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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PL Construction & Drainage Ltd

Joined August 2018

Qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner and Registered Drainlayer , quality assurance. We take pride in delivering a very high standard of work and on time. We have a very energetic and friendly team who have experience in new builds, reclads, renovations and extensions. We provide competitive quotes and complete to budget. We also excavate site cuts, retaining walls ,section clearing , la...

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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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estate landscapes

Joined May 2016

HI i been landscaping and handyman for 16 years . And pride myself on professional work with a on time on budget . i am happy to provide free and competitive quotes. I have spent 12 years as a greenkeeper . experience in hard and soft landscape , paving , section clearing , and odd jobs around the house .

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