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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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Homeowners Guide to Summer Proofing Your Deck

Posted 23/02/17

Our skin isn't the only thing that needs to protecting from the harsh New Zealand sun, our decking needs to 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

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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gable Ends and Windows

Posted 6 days ago

Quote for Gable ends to be painted, Quote for colonial windows to be painted inside and out white.

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Front Door and Door Step

Posted 1 week ago

Front Door and Door Step needing to be repainted quotes please

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Bathroom repaint

Posted 2 weeks ago

Bathroom needs repainting. Three walls and ceiling plus a window frame.

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Exterior painting

Posted 18 hours ago

Hello, I have four new verandah posts that need painting as well as my front door and surrounds, I have the paint just need the painter! Thanks

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Georgina Low

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a large bathroom painted at short notice as we have a week without a tenant. Anytime between June 1 and June 7. Paint has flaked above the shower and cracked on some walls so I'm not sure if it needs to be sanded and sealed in those areas before a repaint.

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House painting

Posted 2 days ago

Hi need exterior house painted (it's a rental), it's a textured veneer block, have paint already, also after some timber window frames sanded scrape loose paint fill any holes and painted aswell, need work done reasonably quickly ie week 40-50 hours

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GREG BURGESS

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are a club within the Canterbury A & P Showgrounds and require the painting of toilets, Men and Womens, The toilets are within a building Would appreciate a quote.

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Small Wallpaper Hanging

Posted 4 days ago

Hi We need someone to hang wallpaper on the back wall behind our basin. We have the paper. Area size 1m wide x 2.2m high. 2 drops wide

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Painting concrete tile roof

Posted 2 weeks ago

Would like our concrete tile roof painted black ebony. Roof is currently un-painted and will be clean ready to go.

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Painting

Posted 1 week ago

Would like lounge dining kitchen hallway painted... Don't get keys till 12th of July would like to get painted before moving all our stuff in.. Don't have photo of hallway but just ur average old hallway... Depending on price and stuff could get all 3 bedrooms done aswell Don't know where to begin with price so left as standard

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Painting

Posted 1 week ago

We have a laundry, ensuite bathroom and dressing room, that have been regibbed and plastered. These need sealing and painting. We also have a lounge and hallway that need painting. Possibly another room as well. We are looking for somone who can do this asap. We will want a quote prior to starting. The property is in St Albans.

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Ensuite Ceiling

Posted 1 week ago

Paint the ceiling in the ensuite bathroom and I have a garage door that also needs pinting

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Painting lounge and dinning room

Posted 1 week ago

After replacing a rotten window in our lounge we have one wall and its window framing to be painted. Some prep work required. Alongside this we would like our dinning room painted. We have the paint.

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Exterior Details and Deck Painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need someone to strip and paint our veranda (around 1.5m by 5m), repaint our front door, a set of french doors both interior and exterior, as well as window exterior sill of two sash windows and the door step of front door and french doors. We are hoping for as short a time frame as possible, as we need it done asap.

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Exterior roof washing and painting

Posted 15 hours ago

The house size is 196m2 and mould developed up at south facing roof. Required washing mould and repaint. In case there is holes and fill the holes as well. Pls kindly quote price with paint provided and without paint provided

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Fence

Posted 3 weeks ago

I would like two quotes for my fence to be stained. First one is for the outside which has a side fence about 15 - 16 meters including the side door. The height is 1.8 meters. There are also 16 posts which are approximately 1.3 - 1.4 meters tall. The second quote is for the fence inside the property. This is very long likely to be around 70 meters at 1.8 meters tall. Our house as you can see from the pictures is black and a natural wood stain colour. The fence and posts and inside would be sta...

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Hanging wall paper

Posted 3 days ago

One of bedrooms need to be new wall paper.

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Painting of small bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a painter to paint a small single bedroom in our rental property. Room is approx 3 x 4m (2.4m stud) and would need the old wallpaper removed. There is also mould on the bottom of a wall/corner so this would need sealing etc before painting. We are having a change of tenancy on the 14/15th June so would like it done as soon as possible after this date.

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Sanding and Painting

Posted 1 week ago

I need door frames, doors, and internal windowsills sanded and painted and skirting boards installed. Timeframe - would like it done sooner rather than later, but am happy for it to be done in weekly installments? Also not sure of costs. I can purchase the paint if required but I need a professional job done. Not like the shoddy work done by tradies post earthquake repairs (before I owned the house).

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Doors Painted

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Everyone Please see the attached photo. I have 12 doors in my house, which I need to get them painted in grey colour. Plus door handles need to be changed as well. I need to get them done on 23rd of July. Let me know how much it is going to cost ? Thank you Yogesh

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Internal window frames

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19th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Guildford Street


23rd May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Painting

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New wall colour

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Staining a new Fence and Painting Two Bedrooms, One Laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and Fence stain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen & bathroom paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

The White House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painting *VACANT* 3 bedroom town house

Work carried out by a subcontractor

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Restopping/ repair gib board of two small areas and repaint 2 interior walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patch Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oriental Panel Trellis Staining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painting roof gabel end

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair damaged hallway wall


4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painter required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

EXTERIOR WINDOWS PUTTY PAINTING

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor fence


12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Mary Syreet 51b

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Painting Interior Doors


12th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Appartments roofs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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 5

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Kelsey Decorating Ltd Chrischurch

Joined May 2011

Hi, I'm a Trade Certified painter and plasterer with 27 years experience. From running big commercial fit-outs to top end residential in new sub-divisions and apartments, I have a wide range of experience and can take on any job big or small! All my work is done to the highest of standards and completed on time. References available.

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Grasshopper G&L

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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freelance painters & contractors chch

Joined October 2015

Hi My name is Scott and i am a qualified tradesman painter of 28 years..I am the owner of the business and we are a small team that specialize in all aspects of the painting trade, .residential,commercial, new homes, repaints,airless spraying, fences, concrete floors. We are very reliable. I can give advice on which paint systems to use.help out with colours. small jobs to bigger ones.Workmanship...

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Sign of The Squeegee Window Cleaning and Painting Services

Joined December 2017

Sign of The Squeegee Window Cleaning is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I will do everything I can to exceed your expectations & provide a professional Window Cleaning or Painting service at a fair price. I take great pride in what I do & I make sure I complete an excellent finish on all of my work - first time, every time! For window cleaning I use tradit...

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Perkins Services

Joined September 2010

Hi,We are a husband and wife team and can do almost anything.My husband is a builder/handyman and I can clean,paint and help with rubbish removal.We have 28 years experience. We are very trustworthy,reliable,and energetic. We guarantee satisfaction. Reasonable rates.

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Groutpro Christchurch

Joined May 2019

Hi, we specialize in tiling, grouting, vinyl,painting. we do big as well as small jobs.we are very professional and hard working and finish projects on time. We provide competitive rates but do jobs professionally. We do affordable renovations for people planning to sell houses.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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MK Roofing & painting

Joined March 2017

Hi there, we are a small team of two who are passionate about our work. I have 12 years experience in all aspects of roofing and six years in painting trade qualified, we specialise in protective coatings colour steel, decor mastic, concrete tiles, interior and exterior painting feature walls etc, we look forward to working with you

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Kept Under Wraps

Joined August 2015

We have been in the signwriting industry for many moons and have adapted to the changes in the industry. Our current focus is vinyl wrapping vehicles and we have launched a new business tapping into a niche market of wrapping heat pumps, and anything else you can imagine. We also have a firm grasp on anything else signage from design to installation to anything hand painted. We carry a current Sit...

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Mulholland painting solutions

Joined January 2016

Over 20 years experience in painting. Good quality for a reasonable price!! I've been in the painting industry since 1993. Worked for a big and a few small companies. Till 2004, when lots of painters lost their job in the Netherlands. The decision was made and I started up my own. The work included glazing as well , so as interior/exterior painting and wallpapering. In 2013 my family and I mo...

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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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Precise Coatings limited

Joined January 2018

Precise Coatings LTD are a professional team specialising in all you're plastering needs. Precise Coatings LTD was first established in the south island in 2014, Helping repair earthquake damaged homes and new homes for people. We are hardworking and pride ourselves on meeting customer deadlines. Competitive pricing and excellent communication.

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Clean Cut Decorators

Joined June 2019

I am a qualified painter and decorator, having been in the trade for 10 years, I can help with all your painting requirements. From picking colours and enhancing features, to getting that clean cut finish in time.

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AGE Tiling Services

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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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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S5 Architecture

Joined February 2018

Full Architectural and Structural engineering services available House design Unit design Apartment design Working drawings Renovation consents Resource consents Building Consents

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The MacLean Painting Co Ltd

Joined June 2019

We provide quality painting and decorating services throughout Canterbury. Large or small, interior or exterior. We submit our quotes quickly and take enormous pride in serving our clients with utmost professionalism.

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TJ Painting

Joined May 2018

Hi we have 20 years experience in interior / exterior painting and wallpaper hanging we are professional and work hard and are happy to give you free quotes.

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All Aspects Roofing & Painting

Joined June 2017

Hi there I am a roofing and painting company with experience in both concrete tile and metal roofs from re-roofing ,restorations, leaks, gutters cleaned, house and driveway washes, plus all kinds of painting and decorating experience so if you would like An inspection or just some advice please don't hesitate to call thanks ��

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