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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Remove concrete strip from the middle of the lawn

Posted 1 week ago

I have a weird concrete strip running though the middle of the lawn. (We think it used to be a boarder for a large vege. garden). I would love to have it removed. We tried one time to remove a section with a masonry drill only to find that it contains rebar. It is approx 13.2m long, 0.13m wide and 0.3 m deep. It will need to be cut neatly at one end as it wraps around into an existing garden where the strip needs to remain. I have attached a photo of the strip across the lawn and the elbow bend...

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Concrete Pad for spa pool. Already dug out and boxing put in.

Posted 4 days ago

We have boxed the area which is 3 x 3 with .5 x 2 metres extended on 2 sides to allow for entrance and breakfast bar side. Access is down the back of the house which is walkway only, otherwise we have an elevated block fence at the front. Hoping that either option would work with a concrete truck with hose and pump? Pictures don’t show the curves we will add in boxing in corners which is why there is a gap. We will have this done next week. Picture down back shows path to get to back otherwi...

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Driveway repair

Posted 12 hours ago

Our gravel drive has a large area where water gathers and a hole has formed needs repair. We are also considering having it tarmaced and need a quote for that

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Paver acid wash and sealing

Posted 1 week ago

Acid wash and sealing of approx 65 square meters of off white (natural) pavers including 2 rectangular patios and a 1m wide path. Bordered mostly by garden and grass, one side is timber decking and planter box. Some spot treatment of heavily kwila stained areas may be required. Grout lines not suitable for pressure spraying.

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Concrete cutting and removal small job

Posted 1 week ago

I need the concrete cut to carry on the garden as per photo ,7.5 mtr cut x 100mm deep The cut must be straight.As you can see from the photo the cut will be on the front side ,The back side is butted up to exsisting concrete and should break away.I also need the broken concrete taken away.Job will need to be done on a weekend either Saturday afternoon or a Sunday or in the evenings during the week ie 5 or 6 pm

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Path

Posted 1 week ago

I am wanting a quote for a path for deck paving to clothesline and from the side gate. The path would be all around clothesline.

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Replace or lay over Concrete Driveway With Asphalt

Posted 3 days ago

*Quotes* Currently have a concrete driveway that was damaged during earthquakes. The 1st 3rd of the drive is rubbish remainder is OK. Getting quotes on replacing it with asphalt, had some people mention that might be possible to asphalt directly over the good part of the concrete driveway. Just need to get ideas of cost but been told asphalt is significantly cheaper. Lowest cost as property going on market in 2021

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Carpark concreting

Posted 6 days ago

box steps, re-grade ground, box and pour exposed agg concrete

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Yaldy

Posted 4 days ago

A pathway at the back of our house needs replacing as we had to replace pipes which were damaged in the earthquakes, so the pathway had to be broken up .

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Fresh ashphalt over shared driveway on Westminster Street

Posted 1 week ago

Cheap and cheerful overlay of ashphalt onto existing large shared driveway. Some sewer repairs are complete and the driveway needs to be restored to to being presentable again. The driveway serves three townhouses. Rough guesstimate is 250 sq metres.

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Concrete base for shed

Posted 2 days ago

Concrete base for shed, approx 3m square

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Concrete patio removal

Posted 1 week ago

2 raised concrete patios to be removed, one with a surface area of 19 square meters and the other 40 square meters. Both are raised about 400mm above ground height and contact the sides of the house. Please include dumping cost in any quote.

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Removal of 40m2 concrete and prep

Posted 3 days ago

Removal of old concrete path, by our ex-state home. Put in AP40, add boxing and make compact ready for new concrete (not including the concrete as we have that sorted).

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Concreting for new shed

Posted 1 week ago

I have a clear area approximately 3.5 x 1.5m I need to have concreted in preparation for putting in a new, larger shed. As you can see by the photo, the area is half cleared already - and i will make sure the other half is done as well. Didn't want to remove the original shed and shoddy tile job underneath until I know when this concreting could be done. The whole area will be looking like it does on the right half of the photo. If you're interested in giving recommendations for a new she...

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Extending a concrete patio area

Posted 4 days ago

Laying 7.5m x 2.0 m concrete and breaking up a small bbq pad

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7 x 5 driveway Strowan

Posted 6 days ago

Roughly 7 x 5 m driveway. Probably chip sealed.

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Small potholes to fill

Posted 5 hours ago

Got some potholes to fill. See photo,s, with approximately measure. Sydenham area.

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Concrete paving

Posted 1 week ago

Back area need concrete paving

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Cocrete pad

Posted 5 days ago

Removal of single garage concrete pad foundation.

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Re Polishing concrete fllors

Posted 1 week ago

We are wanting to get our store floors re-polished - just after a price please. Shop 3, 485 Papanui Road, Papanui Christchurch

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Concrete repair and grate install

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Driveway

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1st April 2019

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Garage door and slab repair - EQC related

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24th May 2019

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Concrete Patio Removal

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24th April 2019

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Lay Paving stones in courtyard

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6th August 2019

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Concrete breaking and removal

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21st August 2019

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Foundation crack repair (minor job)

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8th September 2019

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Concrete floor levelling

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11th July 2019

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concrete dump

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9th April 2019

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Extend concrete path

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1st July 2019

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Permeable paving for parking area

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31st March 2019

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Pavers, trellis, and driveway fix up

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9th April 2019

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Garage Floor Crack repair

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15th May 2019

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Clouston St -driveway

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

10th August 2019

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Jane Fennell

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15th March 2019

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Urgent Concrete Slab Crack repairs

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15th March 2019

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Gravel and pavers paths and tap connect.

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2nd August 2019

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 5
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Concrete path leveling

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5th August 2019

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A2C Ltd

Joined August 2017

we are a Family owned & operated Business with over 20 years experience in construction & asphalt & Drainage, We have built this business on referrals & Pass Clients, we are Christchurch city council approved contractors for there works, we also deal a lot with drainage companies doing road repairs and bandaging, we also deal a lot with landscapers, homeowners wanting new driveways with upgrad...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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TBT Earthworks

Joined June 2015

We are a well established small local family company with years of experience in Construction, excavations and concrete placing. We do it all -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 work -Farm re...

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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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Metric Build

Joined August 2019

Hi there, I've been a qualified builder for 15 years, I'm a LBP, Member of the Certified Builders Association. I'm experienced in all aspects of building from small alterations to highly engineered architecturally designed homes through to large scale Commercial and shop fit outs. Contact me for a free competitive quote. I look forward to hearing from you.

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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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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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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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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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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

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 ,...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

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 bu...

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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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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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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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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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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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Superset Concrete Services Limited

Joined May 2016

Hi We have been putting in drives paths and patios for years We can complete a quality job in Concrete or Asphalt. We also do quality paving and block laying Get a professional job at competitive rates, give me a call for a free quote Bob Thayer Owner

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Dando Fencing Limited

Joined April 2018

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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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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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