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Add Flair To Your Concrete With An Expert Christchurch Concrete Layer

If you are using concrete as a focal point in your Christchurch house or garden rather than just as the slab on which your house is built, then there is no need to stick to simple grey concrete.

Professional concrete layers can create a range of finishes depending on the look and feel of your property. If you are replacing concrete or laying new concrete, consider these ideas as part of your landscaping or interior design

Coloured concrete

Concrete can be coloured by adding a powdered colour mix to the concrete, which then produces a subtly coloured finish in different shades or grey or brown or even colours like green or red. This finish can add interest to outdoor areas like patios or could even be used for indoor floors in kitchens to match other decor.

Stamped or patterned concrete

If you would like something a little different, concrete layers can create patterned concrete by using stamps that can replicate the look of slate tiles or brick paving while combing it with the modern strength and ease of poured concrete.

Exposed aggregate concrete

Many people opt for exposed aggregate concrete as an alternative to a plain concrete slab. Exposed aggregate finishes are created by taking off the top layer of concrete to expose the stones underneath. This can be further enhanced with the use of decorative stones, glass or shells for a more individual finish.

Polished concrete

Polished concrete is becoming a popular option inside houses as people opt for modern interior design techniques. Most homes are built on concrete slabs so it does not take much extra work to leave some of that slab uncovered to create a polished concrete floor rather than a carpeted or tiled area. To achieve the right finish, the concrete is ground and then either simply sealed or sealed and polished to a shine.

If you like the idea of polished concrete but don’t want a whole floor, think about using it in other areas like kitchen worktops or bathroom units.

Don't be put off by the idea of patterned or coloured concrete laying being complicated. By employing a professional concrete layer, you can take the hassle out of any job and get the results you want. It can pay to look for a contractor who specialises in these areas especially for the technical work of polished or stamped concrete so you are assured of getting high-quality finishes.

If you are worried about the cost, ask the firm to quote for both a simple plain concrete finish and the more decorative look so you can compare the two and make and informed decision. You might also like to find out whether a different finish will take longer and what guarantees the company offers with regards to the completed work.

With the help of a professional concrete layer, there is no need for your Christchurch home to look dull and boring any more. Bring out the best in your exterior with fancy new concrete and give your property a new lease of life.

Latest concreting & paving articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering concreting & paving 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.

Labourers & Hammerhands - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

Labourers and hammerhands work supporting qualified or skilled tradespeople on construction sites. They are found in all areas of construction, from residential housing, commercial sites, tunnels and highways to demolition jobs... A good labourer or hammerhand will have physical strength, goo

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Concrete Layers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A concrete layer is a tradesperson who makes many different types of structures out of cement. They'll pour, smooth, finish and colour concrete with special tools and techniques. Some concrete layers will supervise at job sites to make sure that a quality job is done. The first thing a concrete l

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Creative Driveway Ideas - Choosing the Right Materials & Beautification

Posted 29/04/13

If you've not made a list of driveway ideas, relax. The driveway is often overlooked as a functional slab of concrete or asphalt tasked with transporting your car from the street to the garage. But first impressions count and the exterior of your home is what people initially notice when visiting.

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Piling and Foundation Contractors - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A foundation or piling contractor is a tradesperson skilled in the development of  foundations of a building. The house foundations are the system on which the home sits. Sometimes the house foundation rests upon the footings and supports the floor system - as with conventional foundation walls.

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Paving Contractors - What do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A paving contractor is a company that constructs paved surfaces such as roads, sidewalks, concrete floors. Many paving companies specialise in either residential or commercial work, though some may perform both types depending on the scope of the project and the equipment required. When hi

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3 Home Renovation Ideas That are Cheaper in Summer

Posted 15/10/13

Longer daylight hours and dryer, warmer weather makes Spring and Summer the best time of the year to tackle most renovation and maintenance jobs around the house. We discuss three projects that are cheaper during these months... 3 home renovation ideas for summer which save you money Drive

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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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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

One of the most popular selling points of a kiwi home is the indoor/outdoor flow. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to realise the potential of your home and the plot it stands on, considering indoor outdoor flow is important... Indoor outdoor flow The secret to unlocking the

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Swimming Pool Installers - What do They do?

Posted 05/11/10

A swimming pool specialist is a tradesperson skilled in the installation, maintenance, repair and removal of swimming pools. Swimming Pool Installers Swimming pools come in many different shapes and sizes, and can often be tailored to a specific location and area. A swimming pool c

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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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Install Concrete Driveway & footpaths

Posted 2 weeks ago

Existing gravel driveway is lined with broken concrete kerb to be removed. Concrete pad/ramp to garage to be removed. Concrete pavers to deck steps to be removed. Small section of concrete footpath to be removed. 2x ducts to be laid under new driveway. Concreting generally to marry with existing ground levels, except as specified or to achieve minimum grade. Footpath to deck steps and side gate to be built as shown on attached plan.

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Driveway

Posted 5 days ago

quote require to Asphalt driveway (kerbing?)

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Garden mowing strip

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like a mowing strip put in around our garden. It is only a small space and the garden runs along one length which is about 2m long and another that is approx 4m.

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Driveway placement

Posted 5 days ago

Needing places to place 120sq, 1/4 of the drive is on a slope rest flat, will be wanting a light exposed finished , I’ll supply concrete and pump, After prices at this stage please,

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Lay Paving stones in courtyard

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I need a quote to lay 500 x 500 sq pavers on sand and basecourse to an area 5m x 3.5m. Grouted with Pavelite weed resistant cementitous grout. I am open to other recommendations. Pavers need to be at least 45mm thick. I am flexible with 500 sq or 450mm sq pavers, as long as the area is close to the 5m x 3.5m coverage. This is for a townhouse backyard that currently has soft weeds and bark at the courtyard. Limited parking and access through garage only.

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Concrete overlay

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for someone to repair some minor cracks in a concrete driveway and some patio tiles and to either concrete overlay or re colour

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Concrete Fence & Path Removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking to have our concrete block fence and a path removed. Fence is 1.4m and 2m long by 1.7m high. Path is 5.2m long by 800mm wide and approximately 90mm thick. Looking to have them removed as soon as possible as the driveway is being replaced next week.

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Concrete Driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of existing damaged concrete driveway and lay a new one in

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Concreting patio

Posted 3 weeks ago

About 15 square meters of concreting needed

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Repair front concrete fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

Now the replacement of my driveway has occurred, I am attending to smaller repair work assessed and paid out for. My insurance company paid out for the repair of two cracks in my front concrete fence, a basic repair has been carried out but one of the larger ones may need a more robust repair as the crack have reappeared, the minor one still has a bit of cracking appearing but to a lesser extent. My insurance company has ceased covering my fence until such time as the cracks have been repaired...

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Driveway repair

Posted 4 days ago

A small sink hole has formed in my driveway - about 60mm in diameter which needs repairing. Also potentially some work on the root damages strip of driveway where it joins the footpath Address 21 Witbrock cres

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Repairs to concrete path

Posted 1 week ago

Have had minor chips and scratches in the concrete from a gas bottle. The concrete is coloured with 3 shots of black. Estimated quote would be appreciated.

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Sydenham Driveway

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remove existing concrete driveway and replace with either concrete or asphalt driveway. Approx 120sqm. 4 Unit owners involved so agreement has to be reached prior.

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Gravel driveway pothole repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

150m driveway that needs to have some pothole repairs done Some of the potholes will need a plate compactor Please contact me to quote Thank you

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Dudley St Garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Garage door won't close fully due to earthquake lifting concrete in centre of opening. Need a small strip ground down (shown in red on the photos below) so that the door will close completely.

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Paving/concreting

Posted 2 days ago

Laying four squares of pavers in front of garage. Each square will be 12 pavers by 12 pavers and completely filled with pavers and if possible to put concrete strips in between each of the paved squares. Also to continue paved pathway to the end of the house with pavers, pathway is 5 pavers wide. Have all the pavers, able to supply concrete if needed and able to give assistance if needed. All stones will be removed for start of job. Not worried if the job takes 1-2 weeks to complete

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Driveway for new Cashmere home

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we are looking for quotes for approximately 110 m2 of exposed aggregate driveway in Cashmere. The driveway varies in pitch and angle. We are looking for installation n the next 2 weeks.

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Lyttelton Street Path extension

Posted 1 week ago

I want to extend a foot path down behind a block of flats. 100mm deep, about 800mm wide and about 10m long. Needs to be done within two weeks.

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Wife wants a sealed driveway

Posted 13 hours ago

We are wanting quotes for a sealed driveway. Please provide a “ball park figure” for quote if you genuinely want us to contact you. We are thinking asphalt as we have been told it’s cheaper. We would want a storm water sump with outlet connected to existing storm water. The job would consist of removing and replacing existing boxed edges, dig out/supply and prepare new base as required and supply and lay 25mm of asphalt. We are also open to ideas.

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Steel bending and tying for a concrete pad

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a 9.4 x 3.4 m concrete pad to lay with starters coming out for a block wall. Steel is D12 at approx 200 centres.

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With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Concrete backyard


18th February 2019

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 4
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 5
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Small concrete grinding job

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27th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Repair concrete cracking on two corners of the house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Pavers, trellis, and driveway fix up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Parking Space

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Urgent Concrete Slab Crack repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2019

Workmanship
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 2
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 5
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 5

Pipe under Asphalt Drive

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4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Driveway

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1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New Driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th January 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Concrete labourers

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 4

Permeable paving for parking area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Concrete repair and grate install

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New concrete driveway

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19th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

concrete dump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Gate Post holes dug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Garage Floor Crack repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Vicki and Toby’s steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete Patio Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Jane Fennell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

driveway


12th February 2019

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 5
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 3
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 4
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 5

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JMS Builders Ltd

Joined October 2009

I am a qualified builder and have experience in building architectural and standard homes. This includes a number of decks, fences, paths etc. Building is a passion, and I enjoy what I do. I take pride in my work, and hope that clients get the same level of satisfaction from what I construct, as I do.

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Joined April 2015

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Sheppard Construction Ltd

Joined April 2019

Construction you can Count on. Here at Sheppard Construction we have 10 years experience in the building industry. We can help you with anything from your new deck or fence, to a renovation, or even with your dream home! No job to big or to small.

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ACP CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive first aid and relevant tickets and...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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A LINE J &E CONTRACTING Ltd

Joined September 2014

I HAVE A bobcat an a 10 ton tipper at the moment I am digging out driveways for housing Nz Can get acess to all kinds of equipment have thirty years experience on all types of machines working from ground up

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Grasshopper G&L

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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Tipene plumbing

Joined February 2015

CALL NOW!!!! Tipene Plumbing Ltd offer all aspects of Plumbing-gas fitting-Roofing-drainage and more this includes maintenance- trouble shooting- new houses- CCTV drain inspections and clearing- septic cleans- slurry control. We uphold a very high standard of workmanship and will try my best to sought your issue the same day! Call now for a free competitive quote PLEASE NOTE MY PLUMBING REG IS...

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Panel homes

Joined November 2017

Me and and best friend have been working together for more then 10 years and have had experience all over the construction industry and will do our very best to get the job you want done quickly and efficiently.

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dandi contracting

Joined May 2018

Hello, We are a building team with over 30 years experience, be it carpet laying, tiling or outside doing Landscaping, Decking and Masonry work. We are LBP and keen to help you. Please give us a call. Cheers Dave

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Outside The Box Solutions ltd

Joined February 2019

Outside the box has got you covered no matter what the project is. We pride ourselves on providing a top quality product at the best possible price . Contact us for a no obligation quote

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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations, decks, fencing and general building and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's.

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suburbanearthworks ltd

Joined June 2015

locally owned and operated small business specialising in all types concrete and asphalt driveways/patios and paths done to highest quality by trained professionals

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McA masonry ltd

Joined August 2015

Hi My name is Johnny Mcauley. I work with all things masonry including tiling/waterproofing of kitchens and bathrooms, exterior block work and brick work, paving paths, steps and driveways, concrete plastering and any small concrete job.I'm also trained and experienced in crack injection and the repair strategy of ring foundation and tilt panel slabs. I have 15 years experience in working with th...

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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