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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering landscaping related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Engineered composite decking versus the tried and tested timber - which is better? Composite and Timber Decking Materials Whether you’re looking to repair an existing deck or start from scratch, consider the decking materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each othe

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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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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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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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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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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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

f you’re wondering what type of lawn to go for, we’ve got you covered. After reading this, you’ll know what type of lawn best suits your needs, budget and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get some practical lawn advice from one of our professional Landscapers who’s been in the trade for 25+ years

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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.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

Backyard safety: a secure yard for the family.  Babysitting just got easier for Allana, a Christchurch homeowner who has regular visits from her little niece, and Allana’s parents and their dog, Joey. Having recently moved into her new property, Allana set out to ensure it met her family’s needs - and in this case, it meant having a secure yard. The Problem There were two parts to the problem: a small gap on one side of the house, and a privacy fence on the other made up of brick and greenery. While this landscape design added style to the property facade, the access to the road proved tricky to manage with two little ones on the go. The Solution With a fair idea in mind of what needed to be done, Allana posted her job on Builderscrack detailing the project scope. She was after a fencing solution that enhanced the backyard safety to allow peace of mind whenever they were in the backyard. Choosing a Tradie There were four tradies who were interested in the job,

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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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Paving

Posted 3 weeks ago

Preparing and paving outdoor area approx 10x6m. We are one hour north of Dunedin

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Concrete garden edging

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for someone around Oamaru that does the concrete garden edging with different colours/patterns and doesn’t charge a lot.

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Landscaping

Posted 3 years ago

Small retaining walls on terraced gardens and re establishment of a damaged garden areas.

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Landscape development at established home

Posted 11 months ago

We engaged Landscape Design in Dunedin to come up with a plan for landscaping of our property at 49 Derwent St. Download the plan on the link below: ...f:/p/jeremy_blampied/Ep-... GAtzKQZblJpdQ?e=0Fej7k We would like prices please to undertake the following: Build additional carparks at front Build new fence and steps Lay tiles by front steps Change deck by bedroom Prepare for planting I assume this will likely need a site visit or video call to discuss further. Please contact me.

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Redo gravel driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Existing gravel to be removed and area leveled off . New gravel to the area . A new concrete slab to be put in under the carport and a concrete path up to and around the back door put in . New gravel path to the front door through existing lawn.

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Field Drains and Fencing - North Otago

Posted 2 years ago

Installation of field drains approx 10m length, construction of 1m high netting fence, and possible crazy paving

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Fleet st

Posted 3 years ago

Retaining walls constructed to provide flat building site

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Spa/entertainment area

Posted 8 months ago

I am looking forward a spa/entertainment area, wanting it in wood, gazebo maybe, I want to keep in with the wooden fence we already have, looking for a wow factor without a ridiculous price tag please, so looking to see some designs first then if happy work to start asap. Thank you.

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Synthetic Sportfield Installation

Posted 4 years ago

700m2 of synthetic sports turf to be installed and fixed onto a concrete pad. Additional work to be potentially subcontracted - line marking for tennis & netball

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Landscape design

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for someone who can design exterior areas.

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Synthetic Sportfield Installation 2

Posted 4 years ago

700m2 of synthetic sports turf to be installed and fixed onto a concrete pad. Additional work to be potentially subcontracted - line marking for tennis & netball

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Spa/entertainment area #2

Posted 7 months ago

I am looking forward a spa/entertainment area, wanting it in wood, gazebo maybe, I want to keep in with the wooden fence we already have, looking for a wow factor without a ridiculous price tag please, so looking to see some designs first then if happy work to start asap. Thank you.

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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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Southern turf and sports

Joined May 2021

Southern turf and sports are specialists in all artificial turf applications. Please contact us today for a free quote or visit our website for more information.

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Erix Contracting Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi, I've been in the paving and tiling industry for the last 20 years and specialize in high end tiled staircases, pools, driveways, pathways ect. My work can be seen all around Auckland from queen street to wynyard quarter, botany town center, Sylvia park as well as a few of the recently upgraded train stations. We at Erix Contracting Limited, Paving Solutions pride ourselves in the quality...

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Civil Drawings

Joined December 2015

hi If you need professional done drawings done for your DIY (retaining walls,garden sheds,decks,landscaping etc) project then this is the right place. Just send in your sketches and get them must presentable As a sole trader you will guaranteed the best prices.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Carn Contracting

Joined July 2021

Hello my name is Carn I’ve been in construction my entire life! 1- Qualified plumber drain layer Very experienced machine operator diggers dozers dump trucks 2- I have been building an project managing kids playgrounds all around the country. Looking for close local work I have a wide range of skills very open to talk to anyone about any job big aloe small

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Swift Wash

Joined June 2018

Exterior Property Maintenance Company. We specialise in making the outside of your property look great. Soft House Washing Gutter Cleaning Window Washing Decks Cleaned Driveways, paths and fences waterblasting. Moss treatments Lawn mowing Section tidys Rubbish Removal And more

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Zircon Concrete & Landscaping

Joined March 2017

Zircon are the concrete and landscaping specialists for Canterbury and central Otago, with branches in Wanaka and Ashburton we have you covered. With our main focus being specialist landscaping and decorative concrete work, you can be guaranteed a quality job in a timely manner.

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fineline fencing ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi we have been building fencing all around Dunedin for the last 16years lots of experience. we take a lot of pride I what we do offering professional outcome. hard working easy going. we all way met dead end times and completing jobs on budget

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landshapes limited

Joined July 2016

I Have worked in earth moving/construction industry 30 years. I Have set myself up to do landscape constructing work dig outs. . I pride myself on keeping budgets on target, being reliable and producing quality work. I have a 5ton tip truck and various size diggers, augers and a rock breaker ...and other construction equipment. Site cuts, footings , retaining etc ...We run rubber tracked diggers,...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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EzGrab

Joined March 2017

Ez Grab is a 100% Locally Owned and operated company providing civil reinstatement and excavation services we have worked in the civil construction industry for the past 13 year. With the only self loading tipper truck in Otago we provide a bulk waste removal and bulk material deliver services.

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Dunedin Naturally

Joined August 2009

Small to medium renovation jobs, Bathroom renovations, demolition, rubbish removal, Deck & Fence building,Property maintenance and repairs,, House pre-sale makeovers. -Trade Qualified Builder with experience in multipule areas of building and renovation.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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STU CRETE

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have been placing/finishing all aspects of concrete for 15 years now, my work is to an exceptionally high standard. I do the concrete placing myself, guaranteed no problems from start to finish. Driveways, paths, patios, cleaning concrete, sealing concrete, colour sealing garage floors.

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Posiworks Otago

Joined September 2020

We are a contracting and landscaping company running small gear ideal for ready lawn, fencing,small truck delivery’s ,power raking ,mowing , chain trenching ,gravel driveway resurfacing,concrete prep,section clearing, retaining wall Construction

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McWin Construction Ltd

Joined July 2020

McWin Construction will offer quality construction earth moving, roading and excavation services. My record of learning includes, National certificate in Civil Construction, Civil Infrastructure, Civil Plant operation, earthworks, road maintenance & Civil construction supervisor Level 4. FB/McWin Construction

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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M3 Concrete Placing & Pumping

Joined April 2016

Mike and Jenny here from M3 Concrete Placing & Pumping ltd. We are proud to offer experience in all things concrete. Both residential and commercial. From concrete driveways, patio’s, paths, house slabs and more. We have an awesome friendly professional team that are ready to rock and roll when it concrete time!

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