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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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130 Sq M Driveway

Posted 2 days ago

Replace existing driveway with either concrete or asphalt. Will require excavation first.

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Small concrete support

Posted 1 week ago

Concrete reinforcement at basement to support foundation. See attached photo for missing reinforcement. Our surveyor informed us this would be a quick job. Would like ASAP. By early next week if possible.

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50 Sq/m concrete deck area/parking

Posted 1 week ago

50 sq/m concrete to be placed for an outdoor area/parking area. dig out, prep, reinforcing and concrete required. Looking at 2 tone with dark border.

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Asphalting over existing driveway? #2

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I had my EQC claim reopened and my garage floor needs to be repaired. However, rather than use the money to repair the corner of the garage, I would like to asphalt my driveway and the garage (not sure if it can be done etc). My driveway is old school with the grass down the middle. It is about 2.5m wide by approx 20m long. I'm hoping that it could just be built up higher and asphalted over? There are stones in the middle section (not grass) and there are stones on either side of the drivewa...

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Asphalt garden area

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, We are looking to get a garden area at our flats removed and asphalted. We require some sort of drainage for the area. Possibly a grate or boulders? Please get in touch to quote. Many thanks, Fleur

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Looking for old hexagonal concrete stamp

Posted 5 days ago

Hi Looking for someone with an old hexagonal concrete stamp from the 80s to repair a section of path Thanks

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Repair or Replace Damaged Path

Posted 21 hours ago

Just looking for someone to repair or replace a small damaged path.

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Concrete kerbing approx 400 m

Posted 1 week ago

Prepare exiting edging for the laying of concrete kerbing and supply and install

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Grind driveways

Posted 1 week ago

I’ve got two drive ways I need ground back to show the stones. Both at the same site. Roughly 70-80m2. New concrete with a float finish.

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Paving Relevelling

Posted 2 hours ago

Needing the base under the pavers relevelled and re layed. Have lifted the pavers off. Avonhead, Christchurch based.

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Paving

Posted 1 week ago

I’ve got some ... sandstone pavers I need finishing off roughly 45 pavers to lay. Ready to go now.

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Concrete repair

Posted 1 week ago

I am after a 1 sq meter area of Exposed aggregate concrete to be done in my pathway

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Driveway placer for printed concrete

Posted 1 week ago

Driveway placer for printed concrete

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Driveway replacement

Posted 1 week ago

We bought our house at the end of last year. The house had a settlement through EQC/our insurance company for replacing the concrete in the driveway which has now fallen into our heads. We would like someone who can talk us through this process/ give us some options for how to improve the area, we have the scope of work for the original claim, but it basically just gives the square meters amount of concrete to be ripped up and replaced. There is a lot of concrete and we don’t want to keep it al...

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New building foundation quotation wanted

Posted 2 days ago

6 new buildings foundation quotation wanted if interesting please contact ...

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Waffle slab

Posted 1 week ago

Waffle slab rates for approx 200m2

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Concrete slab for 2m by 2m spa pool

Posted 1 week ago

At this stage just need a quote to install a concrete pad for a spa pool. First option is to use an path and fill in an existing garden area, between concrete path and house, 3,900mm by 1,240mm by 100mm deep. Existing path is 1185mm wide. Second option is to drop a 2.1m by 2.1m pad next to pathway. We are happy to dig out foundations and lay base course as required. Best to call me at m: ... Time frame - by end of August or early Sept 2020 Cheers David

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... ish square driveway/ path

Posted 1 week ago

Driveway on a hill, access isn’t to bad but will require a pump. All exposed aggregate. Also a path around the back. Looking for a price to show the bank, so job likely a couple of months away.

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New house driveway

Posted 4 days ago

Need exposed concrete with mess and colour. how much cost area will be around 70sm. Thanks

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Concrete pad in existing shed

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, I am looking for prices for a concrete pad inside an existing shed. It is currently brick, which I am lifting, and will clear the shed. It has two lengths of wood which I don’t think can be removed , should be able to see in the picture. It is 2.2m x 2.8m. We are wanting to put a small spa in the shed. Thanks

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small Footpath


23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Asphalt Ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small channel cut into concrete floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install vent/grates in foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laying around 12m2 Concrete - Exposed Ag

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete house slab on the hill. LBP registered reqd to help owner builder.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete pad for pergola and spa

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Asphalt Patch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Driveway extension


1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

patch sealed drive


20th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage floor needs concrete cutting after new door installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa Base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove roughly 2 metres square of concrete


24th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

Asphalt repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cosmetic Repairs to ring foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair concrete steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

widen an aggregate concrete driveway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small concrete cutting job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

REMOVAL OF DRIVEWAY FOR RECONSTRUCTION

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Caravan park

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Concrete Solutions 2003 Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, we are a concrete placing company which is Canterbury owned and operated and have been in business since 2003. Over the last few years we have been heavily involved in earthquake repairs through insurance companies and Southern Response, during which time we received an Excellence Award for Health & Safety practices. Our professional team work hard to complete our projects to above and beyon...

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Tonu Civil Construction ltd

Joined January 2020

Tonu Civil Construction brings an abundance of knowledge and experience in both the commercial and residential sectors and is committed to providing the highest standard in excavation and earthworks. For all earthworks & site preparation including excavation, concrete works, and all other digger work enquire today and our qualified experienced team can project manage your entire job from st...

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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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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping services. I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact me personally for all aspects of Landscaping - excavation work and site levelling, demolition and site clearance, paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. I am Cert...

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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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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

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

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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 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 these material...

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pete's bricklaying

Joined March 2016

hi. i'm a experienced bricklayer who works to a high standard,vast experience in repairing earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch. I can get the job done to a high standard for a very competitive price. and I can beat any other quote. like for like.

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Ben Dykstra

Joined November 2009

Born, raised and living in Canterbury. Residential Builder for 25ears. Trade & LBP Qualified. Honest reliable and hold a Very High Standard of Workmanship.

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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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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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 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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Mitchell Property Maintenance

Joined November 2016

Hi, we generally do smaller jobs around residential properties in both maintenance and improvement although we often undertake larger projects as well. We will complete to a very high standard any job around your property including renovation work, Repaints, fencing, decks and landscaping as well as any maintenance work. Getting a competitive quote out to you, no matter how big or small the job, i...

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Gilroy Middleton Landscapes & Contracting

Joined October 2019

At Gilroy Middleton Landscapes and Contracting we pride ourselves on our professional yet affordable Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Services in Christchurch, and the greater Canterbury region. We are a locally owned and operated registered business we believe through our transparent and professional approach to landscaping we can add elegance to your space. We specialize in landscap...

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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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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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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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McDonald Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined June 2020

McDonald Property Maintenance has been known for quality services, exceptional efficiency and the highest level of professionalism. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. Please get in to...

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