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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest concreting & paving case studies

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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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Driveway and patio

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need our old driveway cleared and disposed of, then a new concrete driveway laid and new patio. Keen to see options for patio - pavers, coloured concrete etc.

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Hole drilled into block wall

Posted 1 week ago

Require a 150mm hole drilled into external concrete block wall for range hood ventilation.

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Concrete shed floor

Posted 1 week ago

I have a shed that I’d like to pour a new floor in. There is an old slab underneath and I’d just like to pour over the top. I need someone to figure out how much concrete, order a mini truck load and place it. The shed is about 6 x 3.5 m and I estimate the concrete will be about 50 to 100 mm thick.

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Concrete pad for shed

Posted 1 week ago

i need a concrete foundation laid for a 2.5 x 2.5metre shed. To be slightly above ground level and surrounded by concrete "trim" at ground level.

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Exposed aggregate new parking area

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove , garden area , put in a new sump , lay area of concrete to match other drive ... about 40 sq m to park two trailers .

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Concrete base for fence

Posted 1 week ago

26.9 meters long by 200mm width by 200mm depth. Need to fill with concrete to bolt the aluminium fence on. Must be levelled.

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Install vent/grates in foundations

Posted 1 week ago

I have two related jobs that I'd like done in the next week or so, the first one is more of a priority while the second is a nice-to-have. 1) installation of 6 concrete vents in spots in the foundation that are missing a grill (I have 5 vents already, plus a half-bag of mortar that should be plenty for the job - would just need a 6th vent bought. The vents I've got are a bit small for the holes but enough mortar should fix that or if it's easier to just buy right-size ones that's fine too.)...

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New Concrete Driveway

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a company to remove an old driveway and put a new one. No special requirements needed. Just basic driveway installation. Please contact me to arrange a visit to the site.

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Asphalt repairs

Posted 3 days ago

I require three areas of drive to be repaired.

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Shed Concrete Pad

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I need a price for concrete pad to be placed for my shed. Dimension are Width 2520mm, Lenght 2520mm and the pad can be 15mm shorter in length and with to allow for water run off. 80mm thick and 100m around the outside (footings) please see attached photos.

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Remove 2 concrete planters

Posted 2 weeks ago

These are broken, in my way, and really heavy. I've emptied out one but the other's had some persistent cabbage-tree-like plant growing in it which I've cut back but haven't managed to root out. Unless the roots have grown through the cracks I don't think the planters are attached to anything though I certainly can't budge them. I need them to be taken away and dumped, in the next week or so before the house is repainted.

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Side Pathway

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking to get the side pathway of my house concreted. There is currently just dirt.

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Concrete removal, backyard.....

Posted 6 days ago

Aprox 40 square metres concrete in back yard to be removed

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Garage slab placing

Posted 1 week ago

Double garage slab has been cut out and needs 250mm thick slab poured. May need a ramp done too.

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Path with stepping stones

Posted 20 minutes ago

We have a path that needs to be concreted around steppingstones that have already been concreted in and boxed 1m wide x 22 m long

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200mm hole through concrete wall

Posted 5 days ago

We would like to have the kitchen range hood fan extract to the outside and need a hole cut in the precast concrete wall for the vent. The job is second story. Access is good from inside and the range hood will be removed for the job. If it needs to be done from outside a scaffold or cherry picker will be needed. Of course prefer if it can be done from inside the home. Thanks

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Concreting

Posted 3 days ago

Have a area that needs concreting. Will require some digging out and then concrete placed.

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Replace the paved drive way to concrete driveway

Posted 2 weeks ago

About 5m x 7m driveway pavements to be removed and replaced by concrete driveway. Slightly sloped to the garage.

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Concrete pad for pergola and spa

Posted 2 days ago

Need to prepare garden and pour concrete slab for pergola and spa

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Minor repair concrete foundation

Posted 3 days ago

Minor repair and paint concrete ring foundation.

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Expoxy repair to concrete slab

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17th December 2019

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Extending driveway

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21st January 2020

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Concrete path

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26th January 2020

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40 m Basement concrete floor and seepage drain fill.

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31st January 2020

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Concrete removal

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3rd January 2020

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Asphalt repair - Driveway

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3rd January 2020

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provide new concrte path

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17th December 2019

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Dean & Jane Mackay

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18th December 2019

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Concrete Retaining Wall corner garden

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11th February 2020

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Removing concrete - small job

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13th February 2020

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Driveway before the weekend


7th January 2020

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Concrete crack EQ repairs

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5th February 2020

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Replace paving & install clothesline

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13th January 2020

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Patio repair and refurbishment

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16th February 2020

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Concrete pad for car drive on 3m x 5.5m

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12th February 2020

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Replace broken foundation vent

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12th February 2020

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Lay concrete pad

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16th December 2019

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operation netball post

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10th January 2020

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 5
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Remove 2 concrete planters

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17th February 2020

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 5
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 5
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Concrete replacement on driveway

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14th January 2020

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

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cameron construction

Joined May 2010

Hi, I am an experience builder with over 15 years experience in residential & commercial building. Fully qualified Builder . I offer a professional hands on service for all areas of your building project to allow the job to be completed to a high standard in the time required. New houses, units, renovations, extensions, commercial building, farm buildings, landscaping & property maintenance are...

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ZedZee

Joined April 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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H&J's PAINTING & DECORATING

Joined July 2014

Highly skilled painters and decorators With 20 years in the trade. We do wallpapering ,spray painting, Plastering inc level 5 & skim coats. Water-blasting ,roof repaints,new work and old repaints We are very competitive with price And all work is to a high standard. We also have a handy man for all your building jobs in and around your home with 10 years experience in the trade. For gu...

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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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Panel homes

Joined November 2017

Hi there, My names Ben from Panel Homes Ltd. We have over 20 years combined experience to which we have completed a range of smaller jobs to larger jobs. We give fast and competitive quotes and take pride in what we do.

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Top Notch Flooring ltd

Joined January 2018

I am the owner of a 100% kiwi owned and operated flooring company. I have over 10 years experience in all aspects of flooring and floor coverings in residential as well as commercial builds. I guarantee to get your job done to a high grade standard on time every time at competitive prices and a guaranteed Top Notch finish. I am also able to offer supply of materials at a competitive price if...

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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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ogrady plastering

Joined September 2015

Hi there. Being plastering for last 13 years. We do all aspects of plastering work interior and exterior.new houses and renovations and also smaller jobs in patch work , Crack repair . Coving. We also do painting . And concrete work repair. Very good rates with quality finish

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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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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

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