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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete strip for sliding gate

Posted 2 days ago

Hi everyone. I need a price estimate for a concrete strip for a sliding gate. Strip will be about 10.5m long, 300mm wide, 200mm deep (200 deep seems to be average, would like to hear your opinion.) Trees etc on the left side will be removed in advance to allow you to work. Thanks!

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Shed slab

Posted 1 week ago

Due to three companies not showing up, I need a 12m2 concrete slab for a shed done asap, have boxing and poly chairs and mesh, Job intels small excavation, you will need aggregate, sand and to place concrete

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New House

Posted 1 week ago

Remove existing retaining wall, build new retaining wall ( 22m x2m), construct house perimeter foundation ( 12x 8m ) and concrete slab all as per SED drawings with engineers inspection.

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Trim concrete floor to fit garage door

Posted 2 days ago

Need 475cm of concrete cut back by 5cm to a depth of 3cm to fit modifications to our garage door.

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Garden Path

Posted 1 week ago

delivery & Pouring concrete , floating , exposed aggregate pathway approx 8 meters x 1200mm to front door. Already boxed up and dug out , easy access to site for small truck.

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Driveway.

Posted 4 days ago

Hello. Looking at purchasing a property that will eventually need the concrete driveway replaced. Easy access to street fronting property. 80sqm driveway and pad. Looking for estimates for removal/replacement and just replacement. Cheers.

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New Gravel Drive way

Posted 1 day ago

needs to be boxed out for driveway and paths packed with AP30 to make level and new. gravel to finish driveways and paths about 200m2

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Driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Need a quote for concrete and asphalt for our driveway

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Patio and path

Posted 1 day ago

Have approx 7 sqm path and approx 31 sqm patio to cover, need some coloured concrete to be used. Please give a quote.

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Spa pool concrete pad.

Posted 6 days ago

Standard concreting of a 2.86 x 3.18 area for spa pool. I assume it needs to be excavated a bit further, boxed, and 100mm of plain concrete poured over the reinforcing. Area previously had pavers on it (now removed) so is partially excavated. I will be removing the small turfed area on left boundary (see photo - edge of concreted space will extend beyond the previously paved area) Flexible with timing.

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Re grind and polish

Posted 1 week ago

Quote required for insurance purposes and then Job to be done Regrind and polish floors 109m2

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Small driveway pot hole repair (30-40cm in diameter)

Posted 1 week ago

I have a small hole in my driveway that needs to be fixed before the landlord finds out. Not too big of a job but I have no equipment to do it myself.

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Repair required on patio cracks.

Posted 1 week ago

Several cracks on our patio and driveway require filling and repair.

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Pizza Oven Foundation and more

Posted 1 week ago

I need the following: 1 x Concrete Foundation (1.4m x 1.4m x 100mm) 1 x Supporting Structure made from concrete blocks (1.2m x 1.2m x .8m) 1 x Concrete plinth (1.4 x 1.4 x 75mm) So basically I need someone to guide and lead pouring concrete and block laying. My pizza Oven will weigh approx 600kg when complete so I’d like to use reinforcing steel throughout the process.

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Asphalt path

Posted 1 day ago

Approximately 20x1.5m path way beside the road need to replaced and the preparation already done . Would like the job get done ASAP

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Cut side from path

Posted 3 days ago

about 8mtr off the side of the footpath rear section about 8 mtr long on a slight curve

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Pre purchase private property maintenance #2

Posted 1 week ago

We are in the process of purchasing a property that we already occupy, finance is contingent on us making some remedial repairs. Based on a VERY thorough building report the following has been highlighted to us which we need some assistance fixing up. We have an area adjacent to our lounge that need assessing for a solution to the following. - Ground clearances have not been maintained in areas, hard surfaces and non-hard surfaces are too high, gardens should be pulled away/removed. A 50...

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Lay Cobble Pavers

Posted 1 week ago

Require someone to partially prep and lay an area of approx 7.5m2 (extension of existing area already paved). Pavers 230 x 190 x 45 already on site. Require job undertaken ASAP please.

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Drive

Posted 1 day ago

Need approximately 20sqm of Drive prepped and placed

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Concrete floor prepared for laying flooring will need grinding and leveling

Posted 5 days ago

The are to be worked on consists of 2 bedrooms and a hall (see attached plan) approx 33m2. The concrete floor is too uneven to lay laminate it will need grinding a leveling to get it to an appropriate state. The floor plan also indicates the differing depths of the floor. over the span of both bedrooms the fall is 20mm. The fall does not need to be addressed it just needs to be smooth for the laminate i.e. it doesn't have to be level just smooth enough to lay laminate flooring . Ide...

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Trim concrete floor to fit garage door

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23rd October 2020

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Concrete pad for spa

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4th October 2020

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Concrete pad for spa pool

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8th September 2020

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Cricket pitch - concrete or base course prep needed

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8th September 2020

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Remove concrete garden path and replace with paving

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18th October 2020

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Patio filling.

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9th October 2020

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Concrete #2

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18th October 2020

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EQC Concrete Repair to Garage and Asphalting Driveway

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17th September 2020

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Paving - replace after building and drainage work

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22nd September 2020

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Pour a small (2m x 2.3m) pad in prepared space

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4th October 2020

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Driveway replacement

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2nd October 2020

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 5
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 5
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concrete slab for a carpark beside a driveway

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6th October 2020

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Driveway widening

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

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 4
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Remove old concrete

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30th September 2020

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Removal of concrete parking pad

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

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Widening Driveway

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th September 2020

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Raised garden

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24th September 2020

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Concrete placing

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23rd September 2020

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Steps

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th October 2020

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Small concreting job

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th September 2020

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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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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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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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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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Paul Hussey Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialise in Fencing, Decks, Barns, and Renovations I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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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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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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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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Designer Driveways

Joined April 2015

Hi, our core business is driveways both concrete and asphalt. We also do paths and patios . We have also undertaken full landscape jobs including seeded and ready lawn's. We have been trusted with show homes and value our reputation. Best news is we're not the most expensive just the best. We also undertake general excavation work including foundation digouts etc. We also do kerb and vehicle cross...

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Cadmy Builders LTD

Joined August 2011

We've Build in New Zealand since 2004 and other 15 years over seas.. I'm member of Certified Builders association and License Builder Practitioner, We are a small team of two ready to take over any jobs big or small. Alterations, Renovations, Extensions, New Build, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Pergolas, etc... We have good recommendations at competitive price with a high standard quality. We c...

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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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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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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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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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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BC Drainage and Excavation

Joined July 2019

Ben has over 10 years experience in drainage and excavation from big jobs to small jobs. Ben prides himself on delivering top quality work at a reasonable price. Ben is reliable, on time, efficient and dedicated to delivering a high standard of work to his clients. *council approved drain layer *new drains sewer/storm water *alterations *repairs *blocked drains *excavation work *drivewa...

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Brick & Blocklaying NZ

Joined March 2013

Hi we are full qualified tradesman with experience in all aspects of brick and blocklaying we also lay oamaru and hinuera stone. We are very professional in what we do we can provide a very competitive quote and get the job done on time and on budget without compromising any quality of workmanship.

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Demoltion, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -Demolition -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 wor...

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