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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest concreting & paving case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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 1 week ago

Small area. . 3M x 2.4 M. i could purchase the pavers. Area would need compacting/levelling . Would use ... pavers. Possibly 2-3 walkway pavers at grass level near this area. This is an area where there was previously a garden. There will be a vege garden next to the paved area (raised bed).

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Concrete cut into pieces for removal

Posted 1 week ago

Cut out as per pictures. The three areas are 610x3600mm, ... (including around a drain), and ... . We don’t need the concrete removed, just cut along the cut lines and into smaller segments to make it manageable to remove.

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Driveway and gate

Posted 6 days ago

I have a space between my small house and garage that I want to prepare for parking my motorhome/bus on. this will require removal of the fence between the two, excavation of the area, construction of a couple of small 'retaining' walls for the garden, supply and installation of a sliding gate instead of the fence and extension of the driveway by about 2 car widths to provide access to the space created.

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Ivan Emmerson #3

Posted 4 days ago

Pulling up a pathway and relaying it. Not sure about the price.

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Remove concrete along fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

wanting to get rid of these concrete along the fence for planting.

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New concrete spa base

Posted 1 week ago

100mm reinforced concrete slab on compacted fill ... . Immediate start required (next week) to allow for curing before the 10th December delivery of spa pool. Open to considering concrete paving. Existing fencing at front of property can be removed to facilitate access

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Repair of crack

Posted 3 days ago

Please assess this crack on our relatively new driveway (earthquake repair). It now spans 2 sections and is full thickness. The repairer put no mesh in, and we had no idea. If we repair the crack with a filler (e.g. SLAB) will that work? Happy to still see the crack as long as it is filled and solid. Measurements: The crack extends in total to 3820mm long ie a 720mm extension into next concrete section, and note a horizontal crack travels the complete thickness of the concrete.

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Rex

Posted 4 days ago

3 meters of solid block cutting for window opening. (Prob some reo)

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Asphalt carport

Posted 18 hours ago

Need carport in asphalt. 6020 mm x 5500 mm Already got 300 mm of AP20 hard fill just needs to be leveled better and asphalted.

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Installing pavers

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installing pavers (600 x 600 size) in a 3 x 3 m area that is presently grass. The installer must be experienced installing pavers. The work also needs to be completed in the next two weeks. The location is Sumner on the flat. The soil is sandy and the installer will need some mortar/concrete as part of the foundation for a 2.05 by 2.05 spa pool.

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Exposed Ag Driveway and Path for new build - Prestons Park

Posted 2 days ago

New build in Preston’s Park. Exposed ag driveway and path up side of house required Prefer sooner than later Contact Ben ... if you have a spot free this week.

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Extending driveway

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for quotes to extend driveway. White concrete. Lawn will need to be removed. Around 15m x 3m.

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Foundation crack repair

Posted 4 days ago

Epoxy fill a crack in the ring foundation of our house.

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Patio repair and refurbishment

Posted 1 day ago

Concrete patio requires levelling and repair. Has subsided and has cracks. Worker to review if a brick in built planter box can be removed. We also want to add some length-long steps to the patio (across the front of the patio). Timing is good for us for a quote now.

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Concrete placing

Posted 1 week ago

Have 2 x areas to concrete Both dug and boxed Will have to be barrowed ... and ... aprox need done ASP Job is in Halswell and can be done on any day

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Concrete path

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have two slabs of concrete that have dropped after the earthquake. They need either be lifted and leveled or completely replaced.

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Asphalt repair - Driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Removes existing and lay new asphalt 300cm x 5m

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Concrete polishing

Posted 6 days ago

Wanting outdoor area polished to a non slip surface in the wet.

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Conrete Repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

A plumber has repair a underground driveway broken pipe, now I need someone to repair the broken concrete, it is a small job but still needs filling.

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Small concrete jobs

Posted 4 hours ago

I am looking for someone to concrete a small area between my deck and patio and the pathway up to the front door. See photos.

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 151,000 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 dump

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9th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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Garage door and slab repair - EQC related

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete path leveling

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5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Remove concrete strip from the middle of the lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Foundation crack repair (minor job)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Clouston St -driveway

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th August 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Lay Paving stones in courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New asphalt driveway required


20th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Parking pad

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete patio removal


1st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pavers, trellis, and driveway fix up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Garage Floor Crack repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Patio Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Conrete Repair

Work carried out by a subcontractor

2nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete breaking and removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extend concrete path

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gravel and pavers paths and tap connect.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Mary Street

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete floor levelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gerald Smith

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

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Versatile Asphalt & Concrete LTD

Joined July 2016

Hi there, we specialise in Asphalt & Concrete work. With over 13 years experience in Concrete & Asphalt reinstating repairs. We specialise in a whole variety of civil works to cater for our customers needs. Need that pothole repaired? ... Or that cracked hard in your driveway? ... Please don't hesitate, and call us today for a free On-site, no Obligation quote. Quality Concrete & Asphalt layin...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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Handyman

Joined June 2018

Hi there, I'm a Concrete Placer by trade with over 23 years experience, also in landscaping . I'm looking for some extra work in the weekends so if you need a hand or want something done around the house then l'm your person. Concrete/dig out and boxing up Paving Prepping lawns for grass/stone chip...

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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction ,...

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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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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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R W Steele Builders Ltd

Joined September 2010

We are a 50 year old family business. Work undertaken is of a professional standard. We believe customer satisfaction is the utmost, wtih immense attention being paid to detail. A high level of communication is necessary. All types of work are undertaken, whether this be a new home, alterations or additions to existing homes, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, decks and pergolas. We have the ab...

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Rise Up Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, I have been in the building trade for 7 years now and have made the jump to my own business. I have worked on new build mostly but have done renovations as well. I pride myself on great workmanship in a timely fashion

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Fault Line Labour Hire

Joined March 2019

Hi There, we are a jack of all trades company, our base trade is asbestos removal, however our large team are also qualified in all areas of trades. Try our prices, including our hourly rate base prices for general labouring jobs such as insulation and lawn mowing, we are just what you are looking for.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. 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 to the highest quality

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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A2C Ltd

Joined August 2017

we are a Family owned & operated Business with over 20 years experience in construction & asphalt & Drainage, We have built this business on referrals & Pass Clients, we are Christchurch city council approved contractors for there works, we also deal a lot with drainage companies doing road repairs and bandaging, we also deal a lot with landscapers, homeowners wanting new driveways with upgrad...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 17 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Construction, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -Earth-moving -Driveways -Tree/shrub clearing -New lawns - ready lawn/hydro seed -Concrete placing -Retaining walls -Hole augering/boring - 300mm/450mm/600mm/900mm -Foundations -Landscaping -Demolition -Lifestyle block related work -Farm re...

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Metric Build

Joined August 2019

Hi there, I've been a qualified builder for 15 years, I'm a LBP, Member of the Certified Builders Association. I'm experienced in all aspects of building from small alterations to highly engineered architecturally designed homes through to large scale Commercial and shop fit outs. Contact me for a free competitive quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

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