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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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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering painting & decorating 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paint the exterior wall of my house - x2 sides Brown and White

Posted 1 week ago

ASAP x2 sides of my house need to be finished. I have done under the eaves in White on two sides and above the windows in brown (looks nice) but i haven't got the time to finish the other two sides. they are on the high die and will likely need a ladder (10ft?) i have all materials but my ladder isn't tall enough. Help! ...

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Glen Kelman #2

Posted 1 week ago

Need our office repainted over the 10days off over Easter. Office will be empty. We will supply paint. All one colour. One wall will need the plaster to be sanded.

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Interior paint

Posted 1 week ago

Full interior paint, ceiling, walls, doors, wardrobes, internal garage, windowsills, skirtings. Will need some preparation pre painting. May decide to paint outside eaves, undecided as yet.

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Spray paint fence- paint supplied

Posted 1 week ago

6ft wood pail and trellis fence

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Painting windows - outside

Posted 2 weeks ago

Paint all exterior window frames. Ideally in the next couple of weeks. Uldale place

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Strip paint from weather boards and repaint.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Strip paint from weatherboards and Paint old 1920's bungalow. All windows and soffits to be painted only.

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Appartments roofs

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for painting galvanised iron roofs on block of 5 appartments.

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Painting Fence

Posted 1 week ago

Need approx 14 metres of fence/gate to be painted, both sides. Has been cleaned and stripped, ready to be painted. One section is completed (in black). Has concrete driveway on one side that I would like to be kept tidy. Will supply paint.

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Painting Interior Doors

Posted 1 hour ago

Paint 10 Interior Doors a semi gloss white, currently an alabaster (light yellow) gloss color. Doors are wooden with small groves, 2 doors have glass panels

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Fence painting

Posted 1 hour ago

Detached unit - 90 meters of standard 2 m high fencing. Some plant growth to deal with in a few areas

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Spray tanning store repaint.

Posted 1 week ago

I have a business located in St Albans. I'm currently looking at quotes for repainting the interior of the store including the ceiling. The booths will not need to be painted. Work will need to be completed between Sunday and Tuesday to line up when the shop is closed. Looking for White - Semi Gloss in color.

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Interior painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

All prep and painting of interior walls of a townhouse.

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Wallpaper removal and painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have a 12m2 room (a small shop) that has brick-textured wallpaper on the walls. The walls need to be returned to a plain wall so we will need the wallpaper removed, walls prepped and painted. The wallpaper was installed recently (a few years ago) and hopefully is easy to remove but if not, would like an additional quote for either plastering over the wallpaper and/or regibbing over some of the walls without any architraves. Pictures attached- see the picture with the clock for a close...

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Painting my ceiling

Posted 22 hours ago

Hey there I need someone to paint my ceiling I had someone help me paint and they got some paint on the ceiling so I need to repaint it

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Two small painting jobs

Posted 6 days ago

A board replaced on the garage and a pelmet outside above a ground floor window, both need paining as soon as possible before winter. The person would need a ladder.

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Exterior house painting

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a quote for the exterior of the house to be painted at a rental property in New Brighton.

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David mccavitt

Posted 2 weeks ago

wall paper taken down possible skim coat and full paint on walls and ceiling ..And paint allong 2 window sills

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Outside painting

Posted 5 days ago

Exterior painting of wooden surfaces Small one level brick unit

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Painter required

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I have my whole house interior to paint (230sqm), ceiling, arcs, walls, everything. Everything would have been prepped and undercoated and also all carpet will be pulled up. I am after a painter to help me for 2 days to help me get the job done. The job is needing done Thursday 25th April - Sunday 28th April. All paint will be provided including lunch and refreshments etc. Thanks

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General Painter

Posted 1 week ago

We are after x2 general painters to assist with doing up as is properties in Christchurch. We usually have 3-4 houses on the go at one time and require work such as painting interiors, garages, and exteriors. Any questions please get in touch.

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With over 133,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Paint One Wall

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10th April 2019

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Paint Exterior Slats

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Painting interior of linen cupboard

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6th April 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Bit of plastering and painting our work room! :)

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20th March 2019

Workmanship
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Cost
 4
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 5
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 5

Fence painting

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13th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Bedroom needs painting and plastering

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10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Gayhurst wall paper

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12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Paint to Match in Northwood

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14th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Exterior House - Painting Tidy Up


11th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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 4
Communication
 4

Small wallpapering job - Feature wall in Avonhead

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27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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Zimba

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24th February 2019

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 5
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Paint a wall

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24th February 2019

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Rose Fuller

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28th March 2019

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 5
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Carisbrooke exterior painting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th March 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Bathroom needing paint repair

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3rd April 2019

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 5
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 5
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Bathroom paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

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 4
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 5
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Barge board painting

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11th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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Paint exterior of upstairs unit.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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House Paint - 2 Story - St Albans

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28th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Tidy Touch Ups

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25th February 2019

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 5
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Clives Handyman Services

Joined June 2017

Have been handyman for last 20 yrs or so have a varied background from building adventure ropes courses to building steps and decks. Also handy with a paint brush and have both inside and outside painting skills. Have an interest in building custom gates using my metalwork and sculptural skills. All small jobs considered

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Paintmasters

Joined March 2017

Trade qualified painting team.Seeking any job big or small! Will travel, competitive rates and free quotes. Experienced in various types of wall covering installation, all aspects of painting and decorating, competent in spray finishing, we also do any plastering/crack repairs. We work fast and efficiently - getting the job done right the first time! Can provide references of our work on request

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Hi flo decorating Ltd.

Joined November 2015

Hi, we are qualified decorators with over 10 years of experience on both interior and exterior including eqc repairs. Capable of plastering, fibreglass repairs, water blasting, moss and mould treatment, specialized roof coatings and many more ensuring the proper preparation of the job at hand. We take pride in our work and provide a quality job. Wether it's a big or small, existing or new, we...

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Richard victor painter

Joined March 2018

I am a Christchurch house painter experienced in interior and exterior house painting, including the painting and staining of fences, decks, and roofs. With over 20 years experience - no job is too big or too small to make your house look its best

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Radical Restorations Painting & Decorating

Joined January 2015

We specialize in residential re paints including character homes, roofs new builds, plastering, spray painting We are a fully insured, friendly qualified team with over 20 years experience we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and on time. We provide a free colour consultancy service. We have client testimonials available on request. Don't hesitate giv...

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High Spec Painters LTD

Joined January 2018

Hi there! We are a small family owned company, with a passion for painting and decorating. With free Quotes and affordable rates we strive for excellence in all aspects! Whether you have a rental that needs a freshen up, or the family home requires the High Spec finish. You can trust that your project will be carried out in a timely fashion, with respect to your property our number 1 priority.

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Focus Painting & Decorating

Joined March 2017

Hi, my name is Fernando, I am the owner of Focus, we've been painting and plastering new houses and renovating for the last 8 years. I have great experience in painting, punctual time frames, and I have great references from past jobs. My company is focused on jobs from small to large scales, we aim for the best results and client satisfaction. I do a variety of painting works at affordable price...

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Rick Whitfield

Joined October 2018

One highly competent handyman with years of using my skills to complete a wide range of projects. Happy to turn my hand to virtually anything and can ensure a high quality finish to all my work. While new to Builders Crack, I’m happy to provide references or show work I’ve undertaken. Happy to quote for jobs and provide a breakdown of the work and time required to complete any job.

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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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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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anderson decorators

Joined June 2011

Iam a trade quilified painter and decorator with a small professional team. We specialise in repaints of residential propertys to a high standard, but also charging a competitive rate. My aim is to provide each client with a quality job and there home left in a clean a tidy condition.

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Steve Rooney Decorating

Joined February 2018

For all your decorating needs. Painting, wallpapering, water blasting, roofs. Renovation specialist. Free quotes. Prompt friendly service. 30 years experience.

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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Colour Dynamics Limited

Joined April 2019

Colour Dynamics is a small Christchurch based company with trade qualified painters/decorators. we pride ourselves in all aspects of our work from prepping to finish and start to finish. We specialise in new builds, repaints and repair work, interior and exterior, spraying/spray finish work and wallpaper hanging.

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Otautahi Bespoke Builders Ltd

Joined August 2016

We are a family owned business offering Bespoke building services. We pride ourselves on keeping things real in terms of timely manner of completion, cost and most importantly communication. Our service is innovative and intuitive. If we can't personally do the work, we make it happen due to our proactive approach to project management, all while delivering the highest possible standards.

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INLINE PAINTING

Joined October 2017

HI WE ARE A SMALL CANTERBURY PAINTING TEAM BORN AND RAISED IN CH CH,. IN RECENT YEARS WE HAVE BEEN IN TOP 10 PERCENT OF APPROVED EARTHQUAKE REPAIRERS. WE LIKE TO DO THINGS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!! PROPER PRODUCTS USED AND PREPARATION SOP THE JOB WILL LAST. WE DO PLASTERING WALLPAPER AND PAINT ALSO SPRAY PAINTING. NEW HOUSES AND OLD. OUR PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE. CALL NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE....

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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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Fresh Coat Painting and Decorating Ltd

Joined November 2015

Hi i am a fully qualified painter decorator I cover all aspects of the trade including spray finishing wall coverings and specialist coatings. I pride myself in delivering a professional service to my clients old and new. I have been in the business 17 years through this time I have gained vast knowledge of all aspects of the trade and have gained a great reputation of delivering a professional an...

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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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BMD Construction

Joined January 2019

Welcome to BMD Construction. With over 50 years combined building experience we can take care of your project, from design right through to completion. We are experienced in everything from multi storey apartment complex's right through to complete shop and bar fitouts with dozens of big brand fitouts all over New Zealand to our credit. Our experience also extends to new builds and nevova...

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