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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.

Featured Concrete layers in Christchurch

RJ Handyman — From decking, painting, lawn mowing, concrete and gardening. Experienced handyman able to provide advice, design and planning as well.

AV work including antenna, satellite, TV wall mounting, cable runs and in hom automation

Experienced tradesperson

All quotes in the Canterbury area are free
Knights Property Services Ltd — Knights Property Services Ltd has been in the trades for 20 years and we offer a "One Stop Shop" of full property services ranging from exterior tree/garden, section maintenance and repairs including building fences through to inside total maintenance of the building, including cleaning.

We have a team of experienced arborist's landscapers, builders and handymen who specialise in residential and commercial properties.
We also work alongside plumbers, electricians and tilers and any other t...
Mark Smith Builders — Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work.
Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild.
As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified builder.
Mark is passionate about building and enjoys all challenges and satisfaction the trade bring...
Handyman NZ Limited — Hi, Handyman NZ - Properties & Buildings Maintenance is an Owner Operated business servicing the Christchurch, Ashburton, Selwyn and Timaru areas.
We offer impeccable professional services by a skilled tradesman with over 15 years experience in the Maintenance and Repairs Industry.
I'm proud on providing competitive quote and completing jobs on budget.
ZedZee — We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company. However no job is too small for our small team we look forward to each new construction , project and interaction with new clients .
Not Just Joinery — Specialising in custom built joinery we can consult, design and install all of your joinery needs.

Reviews of tradespeople

Satelite Dish Relocation

16th January 2017

“Very competent and efficient. I would highly recommend Richard to all.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thanks Mike, was my pleasure”

Decking Rebuild

30th March 2012

“Hi, thanks for calling so promptly to assess job for quote, however quote not yet received and we have now accepted another builders quote.”

Tree Pruning

28th November 2016

“Speedy quote - cheers”

Reply: “Thanks !”

Cat flap installation

30th April 2015

“Great work and I would thoroughly recommend Mark. I am also asking him to quote on a couple of other things so I am very pleased with both his work and his costs.”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you Helen. I was pleased to have the opportunity to complete the installation efficiently and to your requirements. I look forward to engaging in further projects planned in the near future.”

900mm shower door Instal

14th September 2016

“Today I had Manny and his Partner install a Round corner door for my 900mm Shower.
They responded to my post very quick. We arranged a fair price and when they arrived on time they were friendly, skilled and happy to go the extra mile to complete the job to a very high standard .
Very trustworthy people.I would recommend Manny to anyone .”

Work carried out by the owner/operator

Reply: “Thank you Chris you were a pleasure to work for on this project. Feel free to contact us in the future if you find you need help on any other projects.

Kind regards,


“Really nice to deal with and provided a really fair quote. Extremely fast to respond and provide a quote.”

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