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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Widen Driveway

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to widen the existing exposed agg driveway by 1.5m wide by 5m long with a small fence/gate across the pathway

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Path extension

Posted 1 week ago

Path between garden and fence is too narrow for my husband to use walker safely. Use of walker is recent. Fence uprights cause the problem (see photo)Garden can be narrowed has roses only in it with uncultivated area in front. Irrigation you can see in photo will be resisted to against house. Large rocks also need to be moved

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Laying concrete for a garden shed

Posted 6 days ago

1.52m by 1.02m sized area to concrete in order to erect a garden shed. Ground soil and turf has already been removed, but may need to be dug a little deeper.

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Concrete cleaning

Posted 2 days ago

A small concrete area that needs water blasting to clean it up.

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Mowing Strip

Posted 14 hours ago

Hello. We'd like a mowing strip placed around the edge of our garden/ lawn - level with the grass edge. The distance is roughly 70-80 metres. Ideally we'd like smooth concrete, but we'd happily consider paving stones too (if they're not red!). The area is fairly tidy, and wouldn't require too much digging out.

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Path at back of house

Posted 2 days ago

Place and finish concrete for 1x1x0.1m x6 pads between pavers. Coordinate with MiniMix or other supplier. Access through garage along existing path to back of house. Boxing, base course and reinforcing already by client. Immediate job.

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Replace broken concrete driveway

Posted 1 week ago

I’m looking for a quote for replacing my broken concrete driveway. Approx. 50m2.

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Concrete Paving

Posted 1 week ago

Remove old asphalt paving next to house and replace with new concrete. The area is 0.9m wide and 7.3m long. Along the house wall I want a drain channel installed.

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Side path paving + post for retractable garden hose

Posted 3 days ago

Single Paved walking path at south side of house, with stones OR something both sides of pavers. It is sandy so will require a hard fill compacted and probably weed mat (I have enough weed mat). Length is around 10m. In photo the area need to extent to end of the weeds and butt up to concrete path. I have placed weed mat over the area to stop the sand flying around in wind. Also I require a post concreted in to hold a retractable garden hose.

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Concrete removal and lay new concrete path and 2 slabs

Posted 14 hours ago

I need the old broken concrete path and small patio removed , and some of the lawn. Then I need new boxing and new concrete slabs x 2. One slab 4mx4 m and 8x4 approximately. The last photo is the kind of patio I want

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Studio concrete polish

Posted 6 days ago

grind concrete and fill cracks of old concrete in a studio and then resurface approx 70 sq metres

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Cut out and remove rock

Posted 1 week ago

Please see attached photo - Cut out approximately 1 cubic metre of rock to the right of the conduit piping. Level ground ready for pour of concrete base.

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Concrete Patio Removal

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, looking for this concrete patio broken up and removed please. Think it’s concrete surface with infill.

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Best quote to fix driveway #2

Posted 6 days ago

121 huxley street has a shared driveway between 4 flats, we as neighbours are looking for the best quote to repair the driveway. SEE PHOTOS, welcome to come and look whenever.

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Concrete removal

Posted 1 day ago

105 sqm concrete to be lifted and taken away ,old driveway no steel in it

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Remove porch and lay concrete

Posted 1 week ago

Remove and dispose of existing porch. Remove lawn area then box and lay concrete.

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Concrete done asap

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I want to get the concrete path done infront of my deck. Want the concrete to be tinted and cut in tiles. Quote would be appreciated. Its 12.7sqm See photo

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Small retaining wall repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hi we require this small retaining wall to be aligned and repaired before our driveway is tar-sealed. Cheers

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Concrete path beside house

Posted 2 days ago

Area approx 10m2. Easy near level access. Excavate to depth of concrete.

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Concrete pad

Posted 6 days ago

I need a concrete pad of approx 15mx 4m laid

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New Patio

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 4

Concrete Pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Repair/replace DIY disaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Just Removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pad extension for large pool heat pump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Asphalt garden area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool concrete pad.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Washing line & fencing general garden requests

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Service Area with Concrete and add Gated Fence for Dog

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Driveway for Santa!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage floor repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden Path

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair to driveway kerb & channel

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete placing and supply

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small concrete ramp

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Back of garage and under clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving for back garden

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Pizza Oven Foundation and more

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ring foundation repair.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bubbleup sump repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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bud landscaping

Joined October 2014

We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from Driveways, new lawns, irrigation and gardens right through to fences and decks! We are a Canterbury owned and operated business and cover jobs from North right through to South Canterbury. We offer a fixed price guarantee, and pride ourselves on meeting our clients needs. We look forward to hearing from you! Www. ...

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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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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Francis Stockman

Joined June 2015

Hi my name is Francis I am a fully qualified, licenced building practioner with over 15 years experience in the building industry. I have worked in both residential and commercial building in a leading hand/foreman roll as well as completing many projects on my own.I am currently based in christchurch where I am looking for small to medium sized projects to complete. Bathrooms,decks,extensions,re...

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GMD Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi there,I have been in the concrete and landscaping business for 20 years. No job to big or to small. We have a great reputation and a lot of my work comes from referrals.

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Eastcoast Landscapes

Joined August 2020

We are a small family run landscaping business. We provide all aspects of residential and commercial landscaping and property maintenance. We are happy to provide a free quote. We have been established for 15 years and pride ourselves on high quality work. We do work in the Christchurch, Waimakariri and Hurunui areas.

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All Seasons Landscaper & Gardener

Joined January 2019

Hi everyone, we have worked in civil construction and landscaping industry for over 10 years, building nice driveways and beautiful gardens for the property owners in Christchurch and wider Canterbury regions. We specialize in all aspects of residential landscaping such as driveways path and patio. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselv...

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Mainland Landscape Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi all, my name is Scotty and i am a highly experienced and professional outdoor landscaping and construction contractor, very experienced in the whole process from the ideas and design phase through to the finished product, wether it is structural or non structural, big job or small job, simple or complex we have you covered, you can view my work on facebook if you search : Mainland Landscape Con...

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Jays concrete plus

Joined December 2019

Hi I’ve been building roads motorways, footpaths and driveways for 12 years plus. I specialise in concrete work but can do all sorts of jobs from excavation, asphalt, kerbing, paving, landscaping. No job is too tough . I work hard to make sure any job i take on is delivered on time and to a very high standard. I take pride in my work, will give you a very fair quote and will always try to work wi...

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Gracious Living Property Maintenance

Joined July 2016

Small enough to listen...Big enough to deliver! With 25+ years experience in ALL aspects of home renovations repairs & maintenance. In Summer we seem to do a load of gardening & landscaping but it certainly does not scratch the surface of what we do e.g. - Interior & exterior painting of house walls, trimmings & window frames - Wooden window frame repairs - Wall & floor tiling - PVC gutters...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

Hi My name is Ben, and I run a small carpentry business servicing Canterbury and beyond. We specialise in new builds, renovations & hard landscaping I am happy to come to you and discuss what you are needing done, at a time that suits you. I am a Licenced Building Practitioner as well as being a Qualified Carpenter. Thanks for taking the time to check us out, Ben Powley

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Daryls Drainage Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hello, I have been in the Plumbing and Drainlaying trade for over 20 years and have worked in the fields of new housing, renovations, alterations, blocked drains, EQC work, Retail and commercial developments. I have a high standard of workmanship and professional standards and take great pride in my work where the client comes first.

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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Anything earthworks

Joined May 2020

Hi, I have been working with landscaping and earthworks for over 8 years and have a very diverse skill set that will help with your sites requirements. We do it all from asphalt and decorative concrete to site scrapes and lawns. I pride myself on working to a very high standard and making sure the customer gets the results they are after. No job is too big, small or difficult

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JJ Painters and Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2015

Hi we are a small team with high quality workmanship we complete jobs on time and are very tidy , we also do plastering/specialised coatings/spraying/wallpapering. We have been in the trade for 10 years Hi i have been painting for 12 years now and have done a lot of painting in the way learning a lot of skills along the way . I was Foreman of the Airport extension for 2 years which was all com...

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Waimak Contracting Ltd

Joined June 2015

Hi, As business owner and operator I personally have over 15 years of experience in the trade. We specialize in Concrete and Asphalt Driveways but we also cover all aspects of excavation work from car parks and site scraps to house foundations! Our team has been working together for over 8 years with excellent knowledge of the trade. We use up to date equipment and know how to leave a site clean a...

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