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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete pad required

Posted 1 week ago

we have a area around and at the back of our garage that we would like concrete for. We would like a price on 1. All preparation work 2. Boxing, reinforcement and laying of Concrete. The attached plan is split into 4 areas and depending on the price we may only go for 3 areas. But the primary is #A and B are our priority. A = 12m2 A + B = 31m2 A + B + C = 43.7m2 A + B +C +D = 55.5m2 Must include wire mesh for strengthening. Must clear 10cm soil excavation to lay concrete surfa...

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Drive way asphalt

Posted 5 days ago

I'm looking for new deiveway. Current it is grass. I want new driveway and carport on it. So the drive way is 25m long and would like about 2.5m wide? So 65m2? Price roughly please let me know so I can get idea if we would like go ahead and get qouted.

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Concrete Foundation Crack Repair

Posted 3 days ago

We have a concrete slab foundation with a large crack running the width of the house roughly 7m. The crack is roughly 10mm wide.

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Driveway asphalt quote

Posted 2 days ago

Interested in getting a quote to have our existing gravel driveway redone with asphalt so the kids can play and ride their toys in a larger area. No specific timeframe, just wanting an idea of cost at this stage, thank you!

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Driveway for new build. Exposed ag or paving

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I have a new build expecting to start in Aug. Looking for quotes to do the driveway in exposed aggregate and basic paving as undecided which option we will go for. The surface area is 130m2 and has a drain sump in the middle of the drive. Will up load PDF plans once contact is made. Regards, Ben

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Cosmetic concrete repair,

Posted 1 week ago

Drive has cracks that need a neater repair, It has been epoxy bonded, top cosmetic covering needs replacing.

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New driveway

Posted 3 days ago

Lay new driveway remove old concrete add steel reinforcing

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Small job replacing pavers

Posted 3 days ago

Need to cut some concrete and relay pavers

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Cutting two 100-150mm holes for range-hood and extractor fan

Posted 4 days ago

I want to install a vented range-hood with ideally a 150mm ducting and an in-wall extractor van in the bathroom with a 150mm ducting. Both round holes would have to into the external concrete block wall that reinforcement that might have to be negotiated/considered. Ideally, the holes are placed into the 12th brick row just under the lintel if that is possible. Smaller hole dimensions of 125mm for kitchen and 100mm for bathrooms are also possible. Hole locations are marked on the plans bel...

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Small concrete cutting job

Posted 1 week ago

Water pools on concrete against back of house as shown in pictures. Wanting concrete cut to drain water away from house to a gully/garden area. Concrete pad is 3m wide. Possibly want 2 or 3 cuts but will take advice. Would like it done this week if possible.

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Driveway

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of concrete and prep area for asphalt and then asphalt. Area is 100m2. Needing done ASAP. Skinny driveway. First part of driveway has been done now need to do back part.

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Small repair to ring foundation

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I'm looking for a quote to repair a cracked vent in our ring-foundation. The vent has collapsed out. A new vent needs to be cemented back in. Site visit and quote would be appreciated. Ignore the expected cost figure, as I will need quotes to determine this. Thanks in advance!

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Spa Base

Posted 1 week ago

I need a concrete base to put a spa on. 2.5x2.5m. Currently lawn.

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Mt Pleasant kitchen concrete grind

Posted 1 week ago

Grinding of existing concrete in kitchen. Joinery and skirtings will be removed. As it is an existing slab I don't expect there to be a lot of stone showing - doesn't need to be a deep grind. Will coat myself. Split level house so 1/2 height set of steps. Required within next 4-6 weeks.

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Urgent asphalting a driveway crossing, about 10m2

Posted 1 week ago

Asphalting a driveway crossing, about 10m2 in St Albans after a new concrete driveway has been poured. Will require cutting existing asphalt back, some backfill but not much.

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Concrete pad

Posted 5 days ago

Level a 20sqm approx area behind our garage and concrete. No time frame.

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Traf st slab.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a foundation constructed for a new house in St Albans.

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Garage floor slab

Posted 1 day ago

excavate , box up and place 9m x 6m concrete garage floor slab

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Behind garage

Posted 1 week ago

Behind garage is ground that just keeps having weeds growing. I’d like to concrete it so that I could put a shed or some storage. I will clear the weeds and rubbish

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Paving #2

Posted 1 week ago

I have a property that has a few cracks in a patio it is stamped concrete wanting the cracks fixed and recoloured

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Recent concreting & paving reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removing concrete - small job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Concrete crack EQ repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Replace broken foundation vent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Small channel cut into concrete floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Footpath


23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

Remove 2 concrete planters

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Cosmetic Repairs to ring foundation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio repair and refurbishment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Concrete path

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th January 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

Install vent/grates in foundations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 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

Caravan park

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

22nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete shed floor

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Asphalt repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Retaining Wall corner garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Concrete pad for car drive on 3m x 5.5m

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

40 m Basement concrete floor and seepage drain fill.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rise Residential Limited

Joined May 2010

Hi, welcome and thank you for checking out our construction firm, Rise Residential Ltd. My name is Ben Morrison, I started out building in Wellington/Kapiti Coast in 2002 and continued after moving to Christchurch in 2006. Over the course of my career I have gained skills in different areas of the construction industry such as renovations, architectural housing, light commercial/shop fitouts and g...

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Garden city homes limited

Joined August 2018

Hi All. At garden city homes we take the stress out for you. From small jobs to building new houses to renovation we do it all for you. If finance is an issue we do have finance options available for approved clients. We assist our clients to get mortgages. We will do our best to help you out. Our dedicated team will keep working will results are achieved. Thanks Garden city homes te...

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Kiwili Group Limited

Joined February 2020

Hi, We are specialised in House Renovation, Extension, Landscaping, Building Sites Cleaning, Home Cleaning & Commercial Cleaning. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you!! Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation | Landscaping | Extension | Project Management | Building Sites Cleaning | Home Cleaning | Comme...

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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 35 years and have a small dedicated team of 2 working along side of me. We are a very reliable and honest team with our customers needs our main priority. From new architectural builds to small minor house repairs or decks we continually strive to taking on, and successfully completing all jobs. Quality, trust ,reliability and client focus is our mott...

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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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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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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