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Adding Value To Your Christchurch Home Using A Painter And Decorator

As the property market in Christchurch continues to settle in the years after the devastating 2011 earthquake, it is more important than ever that if you are looking to sell your home you make it look as good as possible.  It may seem counterintuitive to spend money on a property you are about to sell, but using a professional painter and decorator to make a few small changes could make all the difference when the real estate agent’s board goes up.

Living Room

If you want to maximise the potential sale value and allow prospective buyers to imagine their own furniture and decor in the house, then ask a painter to redecorate in a neutral colour throughout the main rooms like the living room to offer a blank canvas.

Alternatively you could create a focal point by getting an expert wallpaper hanger to create a feature wall with patterned or brightly coloured paper, but be careful not to get too outrageous or you might put buyers off.

Kitchen

Completely renovating a kitchen is costly and time-consuming but a clever decorator can make a big difference with a few minor changes. Painting cupboard doors can update a tired looking room without the big budget of a complete renovation, and could be complemented by the addition of new handles to further update the look.

Exterior

The outside of your house is what buyers see first and might be the only thing they see if they are just driving by, so looking good on the outside is important. An experienced exterior painter can spruce up weatherboard, roofs, and fences and even give your front door a lick of paint to welcome visitors.

Small details

Minor details around the house are often missed when you live there but are likely to be spotted by any potential buyers who will be looking closely. Areas where a decorator might be able to help you include bannisters and skirting boards, window surrounds and minor marks on the walls. By touching up these areas, you will improve the overall look of your house and increase its appeal.

Finding the right painter and decorator for your job

Once you have decided which areas you want to improve, it is important to find the right contractor for the job. Some tasks such as roof or exterior refurbishments might require a specialist painter with experience in this larger scale work. If possible try and get more than one quote for the redecoration to allow you to compare prices. When you are comparing prices, look at what is included for example preparation work and materials, and whether the price is fixed or just an estimate which could change in the final bill. Most good contractors will provide a free estimate so getting quotes costs you nothing but a little bit of time.

Don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials or for examples of previous jobs. Many decorators will have a gallery of their earlier work available to show you and you may even be able to view some in person if a previous client agrees.

Once you have decided on your preferred painting expert, don’t forget to agree the scope of the job before work starts and note whether you are paying a deposit upfront, and be sure to keep in touch with the contractor while the work is being done to make sure any issues are dealt with along the way.

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Deluxe Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You'll Get for $30,000+

Posted 01/10/14

Bathroom renovation series - The deluxe bathroom renovation. One in a series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets. The deluxe bathroom renovation $30,000 to $100,000+ The deluxe bathroom renovation may also be known as a full gut job. There

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Painters and Decorators - What They Do and How to Find a Good One

Posted 28/06/18

Hiring a quality painter can feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to a big project. But it needn't be.... There's a key step right at the beginning that can almost guarantee finding the perfect painter/decorator for your job, and that's carrying out detailed research on an

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Mid to Upper Range Bathroom Renovation Costs & Ideas

Posted 24/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The mid-range bathroom renovation. Part three in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets and what you need to help you plan your bathroom renovation. Mid-range bathroom renovation costs ($12,000 t

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Bathroom Renovation Cost & Getting Started

Posted 10/09/14

If you’re thinking about undertaking a bathroom renovation, then you’ll no doubt be considering what you want to achieve by doing so.  Whether it’s updating the look, increasing resale value or adding functionality, amenities and storage, the scope of your bathroom renovation project will depend

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Budget Bathroom Renovation Costs - What You Can Expect

Posted 17/09/14

Bathroom renovation series - The Budget bathroom renovation. Part two in a four-part series of articles that looks at bathroom renovations and what to expect at different budgets, and tips to help plan your bathroom renovation. The basic budget bathroom renovation (from $3000-$12000)

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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs protection too. To keep your deck looking great, we’ve put together this handy guide on summer proofing your deck... How to keep your deck looking like new Summer brings more traffic and o

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with some of our Builderscrack tradeswomen to find out their stories of working in the trades. First up is Sam Cotton, owner of S & B Painters and Decorators, based in Cambridge... Sam learnt her skills early in life, "my father was a painter and taught me most of the skills I have - working with tools, painting and building". She credits her forward-thinking parents for giving her the unwavering belief she can do anything. While studying at university for her Physical Education degree, Sam took on building and painting jobs to support herself. She continued her trade work in between her sporting work over the following years. Eventually starting up and running her own company, aptly named "Jill of All Trades". She ran this up until she became pregnant with her son. After some time off to be a mum, Sam got back to it, starting up a new business - this time focused solely on painting and decorating. Most recently, she moved to Cambridge for her son to purs

Garage Door Colour Update Challenge Solved By Our Tradies

A simple colour update for her garage doors was all that one homeowner wanted. But it proved a little easier said than done until a “can do” tradie was found... The Job Paulette wanted to update the colour of her metal garage doors from what she called a “bland new denim blue” to a more striking ebony black. The Challenge Paulette contacted the garage door company to find out if, and how, the colour could be changed. They came back with two options; replacing the doors entirely at great expense; or powder coating at a cost not much less than new doors, and required them being taken away for two to three weeks. The Solution Not satisfied with these options, Paulette turned to builderscrack.co.nz to see if there were any other options. She already trusted the platform, having used it in the past to find some great tradies. For Paulette, the “ease of use is the best thing”, going on to say that “once you’ve used it the first time, it’s easy to go back and use again” and

Women in Trade - S & B Painters and Decorators, Cambridge

We speak with some of our Builderscrack tradeswomen to find out their stories of working in the trades. First up is Sam Cotton, owner of S & B Painters and Decorators, based in Cambridge... Sam learnt her skills early in life, "my father was a painter and taught me most of the skills I have - working with tools, painting and building". She credits her forward-thinking parents for giving her the unwavering belief she can do anything. While studying at university for her Physical Education degree, Sam took on building and painting jobs to support herself. She continued her trade work in between her sporting work over the following years. Eventually starting up and running her own company, aptly named "Jill of All Trades". She ran this up until she became pregnant with her son. After some time off to be a mum, Sam got back to it, starting up a new business - this time focused solely on painting and decorating. Most recently, she moved to Cambridge for her son to purs

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Painting of Chimney Area on 2 Storey House

Posted 6 days ago

Hi. We have moved into this house and have a couple of maintenance issues we'd love some help with. 1)We have some corrosion around the chimney cap. We would like this treated and painted please. Also 2)here is some corrosion visible in the fixings of the garage door reveals. Pretty sure we have the matching paint or at least colour name...will confirm. We also have a 3 week deadline please. I have included photos of our roof profile to advise of how to best access the chimney. Than...

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Lacquering

Posted 22 hours ago

220 lineal metres of new rimu window reveals and architraves need lacquered to match other interior wordwork. Have been recommended to have a sanding sealer applied before lacquering. Job needs to be done on site.

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First floor exterior weatherboards

Posted 1 week ago

We need a reliable experienced painter to paint the upstairs weatherboards of our bungalow

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Interior Ceiling Painting

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I would like my kitchen, dining room & living room ceilings painted. I can provide undercoat & topcoat paint. The area is approx 60 square metres. The lounge has a very light stipple and the dining room/kitchen is smooth.

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Exterior paint & repair of wood trim

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like a quote for the painting of the front facade of my house. The black wooden trims also need need replacing as the wood is rotting. Replace guttering while scaffolding is up.

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Spurway

Posted 2 days ago

we need outside facia and soffit painted approx 58 mtr. Also 3 small inside ceilings. The gutters are being replaced so we need Quote and time frame asap so we can book guttering.

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Exterior painting

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a quote to either paint the remainder of our house. We need 2x quotes. 1. Paint the rest of the exterior. Old bungalow with wooden window frames and weatherboard at the entrance, the rest of the house has been reclad in a tin weatherboard. Front of house has been done already. 2. Paint the tricky parts only - so entrance, window frames and we'll eventually tackle the rest.

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Stipple removal and ceiling painted

Posted 2 days ago

We need stipple removed from the ceiling of our 3 bedroom house and then painted. We have no asbestos (have a report) Thanks :-)

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Wallpaper hanging and general decorating touch ups

Posted 1 week ago

Seeking a tradesperson or team to undertake small touch up work within our home. Mainly hanging new wallpaper, replacing where minor imperfections/kid damage has occurred, with small bits of plastering and painting on a couple of walls, door frames and window sills. There are minor areas to repair throughout the home, but due to the volume, we would request information regarding standard hourly rate, before inviting a select number of tradespeople to view in person and provide quotes for the...

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Sections of Two Fascia Boards Need Painting

Posted 1 week ago

Have the lower sections of two fascia boards that need painting, after old spouting was replaced. Paint would need matching. Guess some sanding would be required. Each fascia is 15 metres in length.

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Painting of all interior windows

Posted 1 week ago

Four bedroom house. Wanting all interior window frames painted. 7 x large windows 1x French doors. 2x smaller windows

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Gables - sanding back and painted

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, we would like our gables to be sanded back and painted. Single storey home, house at back of property behind flats

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Summerhill stone and roof paint

Posted 1 day ago

I need entire house exterior painted - Summer Hill stone brick and roof

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Painting 2 small bedrooms and bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

Ceiling and walls painted in 2 small bedrooms and small bathroom

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Rust proof valleys

Posted 1 week ago

Treat rust and paint valleys on a tiled roof

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Looking for a painter to give me a hand

Posted 4 days ago

Looking for a painter to give me a hand tomorrow for cutting in, $27 per hour

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Wallpaper x1 wall

Posted 1 week ago

Line and paper 1x living room wall.

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4 x interior window frames (2 single and 2 multiple) and 1 x bathroom ceiling

Posted 5 days ago

Hello! We are looking to have some window frames and a bathroom ceiling re-painted in the next few weeks. Just give me a call for a chat (Richard - ... ) and we can arrange a time to have you over for a quote. The photos attached show a rather battered bathroom window frame, a peeling bathroom ceiling, and then a window frame from a bedroom.

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Painter needed for slat wardrobe doors x 4

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for quotes to paint 4 x Dark brown wooden slat wardrobe doors in our bedroom. Would like to paint white please. Quote to include paint (we can remove doors and have ready for pick up to paint offsite). Thank you

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House painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. I want to repaint my house.

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Bathroom ceiling re-paint approx 9m2. Also window putty repair if it suits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs (on wall and skirting boards) + paint to apply on a bedroom wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Preparing and painting wooden soffits

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Very small paint repair job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Paint lintels Vanguard

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Exterior Painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paint exterior part of house wall which is hardi flex ?

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wallpaper an alcove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wallpaper 14m2 Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck to be painted

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plaster & Paint of Kitchen and Dining Room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Seal and paint new interior window frames and door frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Spouting, downpipes & facia painting for 3 bedroom house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior house paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small kitchen do up (painting)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

house exterior requires painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paint Roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Bathroom #2


5th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Top corner construction limited

Joined July 2018

Personally I have been in the Residential construction industry for 8 years, I specialize in Fencing, Decking, Pergolas also Interior linings and finishing My experience comes from a background in EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. I am expanding into a managment role now as I have a highly skilled group of tradesmen behind me who can tackle most jobs, From...

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Sergii

Joined November 2019

I am a qualified and experienced carpenter with 20 years experience in the trade. Through out my years of experience I have worked on houses from top to bottom including new builds, house renovation and "as is" properties and through this I have had a lot of experience with all parts of carpentry, tiling, plastering, painting, kitchen and bathroom renovations. I pride myself on my attention to det...

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Wilshire Construction Ltd

Joined January 2019

We specialise in architectural builds, modern design and historical renovations. We pride ourselves on doing what others can’t, we will work with you, your architect and sub trades to achieve a finish we would be proud to come home to. Satisfaction is our main objective whilst delivering a beautiful finish on time and budget. Make your house the home you dream of, it’s just one phone call away...

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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Hallidaypainting

Joined May 2020

25 years in the trade!reliable honest family business no job to big or small.top quality work!references can be supplied good rates pensioner discount as are repeat clients discounted too.Top products used clean and tidy painters!Always aim to please the customer!Done Once Done Right!

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Canterbury Roof Restoration Ltd

Joined January 2020

HI i've been working in the roofing/painting industry for over 15 years. Covering all aspects of roofing and exterior painting. Professional and Hardworking. We cover the following ..... Roof Restoration Professional Roof Coatings Decramastic. Iron. Concrete Waterblasting/Softwashes House Washing Moss/Lichen Treatments All Roof Repairs Emergency Leaks Repairs Insurance and EQC Gu...

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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JJ Painters and Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2015

Hi we are a small team with high quality workmanship we complete jobs on time and are very tidy , we also do plastering/specialised coatings/spraying/wallpapering. We have been in the trade for 10 years Hi i have been painting for 12 years now and have done a lot of painting in the way learning a lot of skills along the way . I was Foreman of the Airport extension for 2 years which was all com...

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TDS SERVICES LTD

Joined September 2018

Hi we are a very professional family business with more than 12 years experience in plastering and painting. We also have a team of guys that have 3 years experience in water blasting i.e Stock water trough cleaning, Dairy sheds, house washing, moss and mold removal, driveways, sheds etc. We also install ceiling and underfloor insulation. We have very reasonable rates and our guys work hard and pr...

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My Paint Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hello There! This is My-Paint Ltd. is a Small Painting Business Company in Christchurch Canterbury Miguel is the director of the company,he has a highly skilled and detail-focused professional with more than 19 years experience in Construction Painting Industry .We possess a range of knowledge and expertise that will allow to contribute toward the success of the Company Our background inc...

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Paintology Limited

Joined March 2012

Paintology are a full service painting and decorating company offering, professional painting, plastering, spraying and wallpaper hanging. We are all about the quality of our work and pride ourselves on providing a top class and professional service to all our customers. We also have on board a construction profeesional with over 15years experience so we can do building works to help accommodat...

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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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Tradie

Joined January 2019

Hi, I've been in construction industry for more than a decade and specialising in Tiling industry. I'm been in Tiling here for several years doing commercials and residential buildings. I'm specialise in ceramic, mosaic, marble, bluestones, pavings, and doing also a demolition jobs. I'm also specialise in landscaping decorators.

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B&J Building

Joined March 2019

I have been a exterior plasterer and painter for 10 years, 6 years in New Zealand, I like to finish the job in high qulity and affortable price. Free Quotes. No job too small. * Earthquake damage * Houses & Extension * Foundations * Steps * Block-walls * Planter I also do some handman job as well. I have been done more than 20 houses insulation as well and I have a insulation license a...

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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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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment! I can plaster and paint - this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exterior....

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Burrowes Brothers Painting

Joined January 2015

We are a family run business that specialises in all types of painting and decorating. We are skilled in a wide variety of work including residential homes, commercial projects, new builds, roof spraying, paper hanging and the application of specialised products. We lead clean lifestyles and have no history of criminal convictions, drug use or smoking. We are family men that take our honesty, fair...

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Cornerstone Building Limited

Joined February 2012

Hi, you will receive a professional building service, from a certified and licensed builder. We pride ourselves in delivering a top quality job on time and on budget.

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Darren Bustin Decorating

Joined November 2016

Hi I've been painting decorating for 26yrs I can also plaster and paper hang roof painting. I offer a very clean professional service.references available thank you Darren

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House & Co painters

Joined February 2018

Hi, I pride myself on the quality of my workmanship. I specialize in all aspects of interior/ exterior decorating including concrete pools. With over 10 years experience I guarantee that my workmanship is of a high standard. I am very flexible and work will work with you to bring your vision to life.. I look forward to working with you

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