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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.

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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

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

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Swimming Pool Installers - What do They do?

Posted 05/11/10

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

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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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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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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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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 Drive / Asphalt path and driver through

Posted 1 week ago

I am building a new house and I require an exposed aggregate driveway. I also require an asphalt path and drive-through pad. Currently the house is at the framing stage and once its closed in we will be able to go ahead with the driveway and path/drive-through pad. The exposed aggregate will be approx 40 sq M and the Asphalt will be approx 27 sq M.

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Garage floor repair

Posted 3 days ago

I would like a quote for epoxy filling in the cracks in my garage floor. EQC job which I haven’t got around to doing! Photo attached of the worst cracks. Standard size double garage.

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Repair drainage trenches

Posted 5 days ago

Following some drainage work we have some trenches across our driveway that need to be repaired. Two go across a shared driveway and one is just in our driveway. The approximate measurements of the trenches are 32x420cm, 40x720cm, and 40x530cm but there are also some other areas (see photos) that I haven't measured. Some edging will also be required as one of the trenches goes alongside some grass.

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67 Poulson st

Posted 2 weeks ago

Quote to concrete driveway of a block of 4 flats

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Concrete grinding

Posted 1 week ago

I have a polished concrete floor that needs to be re ground to remove some epoxy stains. Area is 4 x 4.5 and 1.4 x 4.6

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20m driveway with edging built

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have an old stone on dirt driveway that is getting potholes and is morphing with the edge garden so I'd like to either pave it or put stones with a good edge on the one side that meets the trim garden. Not in a rush, just looking for a good job done in a short timeframe once started, at a fair price.

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Concrete floor levelling

Posted 2 weeks ago

My concrete floor has a variable height and I would like it to be flat. I'm getting a new kitchen and thought it would be a good time to get it sorted.

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Foundation construction, 600mm digout, base and 400mm rib raft

Posted 2 weeks ago

Foundation - complete price please to excavate, construct base and rib raft foundation for 4 units in Edgeware. 260m2 total ground floor area Please only chase if you can quote on the work with 7 days from the plans that will be provided and begin this work within a month.

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Concrete house foundation

Posted 3 weeks ago

130SQM semi standard concrete house foundation, steel provided. Need it boxed, steel tied and layed if possible. We are to busy at the moment. Looking at starting soon.

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Driveway repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Require a price for exposed aggregate driveway repair approx 1400mm sq

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Thomas concrete repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have thin racked concrete at front of house which needs either renewing or pavers on top. Open to both possibilities.

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Gravel and pavers paths and tap connect.

Posted 1 week ago

Two small paths constructed with wooden edging. The path surface to be grey pebbles with stepping stones set flush onto base material. Some pavers already present. Total length of path is close to 9m. Connect existing water pipe through a garden to fence mounted tap. Total length of extra piping needed will be 3m. Existing pipe thought to be approximately 0.75m under a garden area.

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Driveway crossing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Driveway crossing to be asphalt. Crossing will be prepared ready for the asphalt including compacted etc Size: 3,400 x 2,200 Be ready to be done about 9th July

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Sparks #2

Posted 5 days ago

Hi i need concrete driveway lifting and replacing with a gravel drive

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Asphalt driveway quote

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quote for Asphalt over a driveway with 1/2 gravel 1/2 concrete currently in place.

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Removal of concrete wall

Posted 3 days ago

I’d like a quote for removal of a concrete wall that is between my property and the neighbours. The neighbours have put up a wooden fence on their side, so the concrete wall on my side is unnecessary and ugly!

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Harewood - Driveway Replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Supply and install quote required for a replacement driveway at our job in Bishopdale, Christchurch.

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Waltham

Posted 2 weeks ago

Few cracks in existing foundation mostly hairline

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Concrete driveway/ pad replaced

Posted 5 days ago

I have a concrete pad / carport that has significant cracking and needs replaced. It is at the top of the drive next to a single garage and runs off the drive but is it’s own piece ( separated by a join). It is roughly 20m2 and there is a path around back of house roughly 10m2 which also needs replaced. Best to view and quote.

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Concrete Planter Box

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there - we're looking for pricing to install a 10m long raised planter box 600mm deep and approx. 500-600mm high. It will be used to plant a hedge which will grow to approx 1.5M - so we're after concrete so it's future proofed. We envisage this will be a concrete frame with an open base - so the plants can grow through into the ground. The attached photo shows the cleared area and the fence it will run parallel with (but not necessarily against). Our home is plaster finish so we would...

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Concrete repair and grate install

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13th March 2019

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Permeable paving for parking area

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31st March 2019

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Urgent Concrete Slab Crack repairs

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15th March 2019

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Pipe under Asphalt Drive

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4th February 2019

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Concrete backyard


18th February 2019

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Repair concrete cracking on two corners of the house

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31st January 2019

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Concrete Patio Removal

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24th April 2019

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Parking Space

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23rd February 2019

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Small concrete grinding job

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27th February 2019

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Garage door and slab repair - EQC related

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24th May 2019

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Jane Fennell

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15th March 2019

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New concrete driveway

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19th February 2019

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concrete dump

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9th April 2019

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Concrete labourers

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th February 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Extend concrete path

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st July 2019

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Gate Post holes dug

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2019

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Garage Floor Crack repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

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driveway


12th February 2019

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Driveway

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1st April 2019

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 5
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Pavers, trellis, and driveway fix up

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9th April 2019

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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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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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CJ Phillips Construction Ltd

Joined January 2008

We are Registered Master Builders and Licensed Practitioners and have been operating in Christchurch and the surrounding areas for over 17 years. We have extensive experience in all building and earthworks including house renovations and extensions, commercial fit-outs, installing replacement windows and doors and installing storage solutions for businesses. We offer a complete project management...

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Mitre Ben Construction Limited

Joined March 2016

I specialise in handyman jobs and carpentry. Decks and fences are something I do often and I am happy to discuss what you are needing done at a time that suits you. I work with a Licensed Builder Practitioner for more serious jobs.

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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. We do electricity work to (e266316). No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is se...

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

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

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McA masonry ltd

Joined August 2015

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

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POOMAN LTD

Joined August 2017

We have been working in the drainage industry for over 13 years and are Christchurch based all. We are a one stop shop for drainage, we can unblock drains, camera drains, water blast. We do small repairs right upto to extensive drainage projects. We supply EQC investigations for earthquake damaged drainage to the required EQC standards. Free Quotes for all drainage requirements. Pooman...

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Hannon Civil limited

Joined April 2017

Drainage contractors North Canterbury - Commercial - Residential - Septic tanks - Earthquake damage - General Repairs - Maintenance - Blocked drains

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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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Gibson Contracting

Joined January 2018

I do decking, tiling, paving and gibbing and various building jobs. Have been in industry for a few years and thoroughly enjoy it, look forward to hearing from you. Regards Mark Gibson

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ACP CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

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

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Mobile Maintenance

Joined July 2019

Hi There, I am a very broadly skilled owner operator. I come from a farming/maintenance back ground as well as working in different trades. I am very a logical thinker but also love a chance to be creative!

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MZI Builders

Joined October 2017

Hi , I have been in construction for the past 7years.Iv been doing new residential houses and renovation but my background is interior finishes as well as building decks and refurbishing decks,concreteing and crack injection/handyman.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

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

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JPL Construction

Joined August 2018

Hi, I run a small building company specializing in bathroom renovations and decks, general building, alterations and maintenance. I am professional, competitive on price and pride myself on having satisfied customer's. I can project manage your work from start to completion handling all the council and architect requirement's and providing all the subtrades required.

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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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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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Canterbury Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2016

All your property maintenance tasks covered by one company, we handle it all. Fully insured, free no obligation quotes. Our company offers a wide range of services including complete lawn & garden care, landscaping, window & gutter cleaning, weed & pest spraying, section clearing, painting, fences, and much more.

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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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