Rural Fencing / Post & Rail / Orchard Structures / Retaining Walls 

Take a browse through what customers have said about us!

Andrew Hart - Wire & Batten

Darryn and Jill did an extensive job last year on our orchard, realigning the fencing on our front three sheep paddocks. In addition to this they installed three new gates and repaired our sheep loading ramp and front gate. They also did extensive leveling work for us.

Darryn was very useful at the planning stage of the job giving us good practial advice on the best fence alignment.

The work occurred during summer pruning, it was helpful that the staff were considerate towards visiting workers and the drive congestion.

There was a lot of old wire and post rubbish that they tidily left in a pile for us to clear later.

We are very pleased with the result of the job which has made our stock management a lot easier.

Darryn did a good job on our sheep loading ramp using double thickness decking timber, no chance of the stock dropping out the bottom anymore! Darryn took great pride in restoring our front gate to its former glory.

We were happy with the job Ground Up Services have done and greatly recommend them for your next fencing solution.

Fiona and Andrew Cutfield - Hard Landscaping

Ground Up Services made the most amazing job of our fire-pit and garden area. We are over the moon with the result. Darryn listened to what we wanted to achieve and camp up with a concept that exceeded expectation. 

They were fast, efficient, thorough and professional. We were really impressed with them and would highly recommend to anyone. 

Sandra Peck - Post & Rail

We are happy with the fencing that was done by Ground Up Services.

The post and rail fences look amazing! Good quality workmanship and materials which visitors have commented on.

When the work was due to be started, I had decided I wanted to also split up a steeper paddock for sheep so that horses could also still use it safely. This wasn't a problem as Darryn immediately came up with a solution and it looks great and has worked well.

At all times Darryn and staff were very friendly and respectful of our property.

We would highly recommend Darryn for any fencing requirements. 

Shane Greenlees - Wire & Batten

We were away when our work was undertaken, but during the planning stage prior to that, Darryn understood exactly what we wished to accomplish and pointed out pertinent aspects that we needed to know to achieve the goal. 

As other contractors were on the job at the same time, he worked in well with them and we are thrilled with the result. It is exactly what we wanted and in addition we have got a lot of positive comments from the neighbours. 

Aaron Power - Retaining Wall

Thank you for the amazing retaining walls that you have just built. Your team was very easy to deal with and the quality is fantastic!

Bryce Williams - Retaining Wall

We had Ground Up Service replace a very old & poorly built retaining wall alongside a driveway. Darryn came up with an innovative design - a compound curved wall that is not only structurally bulletproof, but also very aesthetically pleasing.

The job was completed quickly, despite less than favourable weather. Cost? When we received our invoice it was for a sum quite a bit less than the rough estimate we had been provided with. Great value.

We are super happy with the result & would have the Ground Up Services guys back here in a heartbeat.

John Bourke - Orchardist / Farmer

This reference is delivered without hesitation as an endorsement of the workmanship of Darryn Astill in the business of fencing and associated farm construction projects.

Fencing and stock yard building work has been completed on our property.

Features worth recording are noted as:

  • Quality workmanship
  • Tidy, neat and clean finish
  • Attention to detail
  • Cost effective
  • Jobs completed on time and to specification 
There is no doubt in my view that all work carried out by Darryn will always be of the highest quality.

Jim & Shirley Loughlin

Thanks for a great job! Nice for a change to have a contractor come on time and complete a job without a big mess to clean up afterwards! We really appreciate it.

DF & ME Skilton

Thanks for the professional job!

G & M Mackersey

Thank you for an excellent job. Will certainly keep you in mind for future fencing.

Catherine - Katikati

We have a 25 acre life style block in Katikati which we have subdivided and needed a Fencer to ram posts and fence our boundary lines. We used Darryn from Ground Up Services to do the job and would happily use him again. Over the years we have had the odd little fencing job need doing and some posts rammed for a retaining wall, again we contacted Darryn and it was no problem for him to come out and do these little jobs for us. We have always been very pleased with the work he has done and his level of professionalism and reliability. We would happily recommend Darryn to anyone looking for a Fencer.

Steve Boyd Contracting

We are Earth-moving Contractors in the Bay of Plenty region and on a regular basis require the services of a Fencer on completion of a job. We have been using Darryn Astill from Ground Up Services as our Fencer for over 10 years now. Darryn is reliable; he has a very high standard of work and competitive pricing. We have no hesitation in recommending Darryn to all our customers who require a Fencer.

Bill Flowerday - Orchardist / Farmer

Fencing off steep gullies for bush protection lots while trying to utilize as much better contour ground for grazing calls for some tricky fencing. Darryn does this in a truly professional manner. When the job is finished I never have to worry about popped angles, slack wires or any other issues. It will be a fence that is built to last.I have no hesitation in recommending Ground Up Fencing Services Ltd for any fencing project.

Campbell Johnston - Farmer

August 2008

I have known Darryn for 18 months since purchasing our 50ha farm at Apata. Eight months ago Darryn set up a business called Ground Up Services which is predominantly involved in fencing. 

The property that I purchased had a large area of wetland (5ha that EBOP had approved for an Environmental Programme) that required premier fencing. The rest of the property was poorly subdivided by fences.  I had already contracted a local fencing contractor (Grant MacDonald) to fence the wetland but I contracted Darryn to construct approximately 2.7km of fencing, including 7 gateways to subdivide the existing paddocks. The workmanship was of a high standard and in my view was of the same quality as the wetland fencing. 

Darryn is always friendly and helpful and has been of great assistance to me in my first year back farming.

I would not hesitate to contract Darryn for further fencing on my property when it is required.

Otumoetai / Te Puna Pony Club

Looks fantastic! Hope to get you back soon.

M Tingey (Treasurer)