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Showcasing Mid Canterbury’s Registered Master Builders

This supplement showcases the outstanding projects that have been undertaken by Registered Master Builders over the past twelve months, including new houses, and renovations.



Building excellence for more than 100 years My name is Mark Wilson and I am the current President of the Ashburton Association of the Registered Master Builders Federation and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this Mid Canterbury’s 2012 Master Builders Federation publication showcasing our local talented Master Builders. This publication is designed to help facilitate the important decision-making process when you choose to build or renovate. In this publication you will find information and stories from some of our local members, and from subcontractors that are used by some of our members. The Registered Master Builders Federation represents New Zealand’s premier building and construction companies, ensuring that when you choose a Registered Master Builder, you are choosing quality and peace of mind toward a job well done. With a heritage spanning more than 100 years, Master Builders has an unsurpassed network of builders throughout New Zealand, and its members are dedicated to building the best of New Zealand’s homes and businesses for many years to come. There are a range of benefits in choosing a Registered Master Builder. You can be confident that the builder is (or uses) qualified and experienced tradesmen and has the experience

and the management skills to do the building work to a high standard of workmanship.

• Peace of mind and formal investigation and complaints settlement procedures

To be a Registered Master Builder, building experience, trade or professional qualifications and practical management experience are assessed. Workmanship is inspected and previous clients contacted, to ensure the applicant's work is of a high standard and has satisfied clients' expectations. This ensures that if you choose a Registered Master Builder, you are building with the best.

• The protection of consumer friendly Building Contracts

In addition to workmanship and proficiency, applicants must provide evidence of financial responsibility with written references from their bank, public accountant and building material suppliers. This gives you the peace of mind that they are a financially stable entity, with excellent businesses practices. Re-certification of members occurs regularly, with checks on financial viability and more importantly their workmanship. A Registered Master Builder oers you: • A proven track record in building and business • Master Build Guarantees on residential work with a contract price of $25,000 or more

• Full support and backup from the member's local RMB Association and the national Registered Master Builders Federation When engaging a Registered Master Builder for a new home or for alterations and additions work (whether built under a full contract or a labour only contract) a Master Build Guarantee covering loss of deposit, non-completion of the work, defective workmanship and defective materials, will be oered by the Registered Master Builder (conditions apply). It is important to talk to your builder about what the standard guarantee covers in detail, to protect you against loss of deposit, non-completion, defective workmanship, rot and structural defects or if your builder is unable or unwilling to put things right. The Master Build Guarantees give you added peace of mind just in case things end up out of your control, and there are dierent levels of 10 year guarantees available. Discuss with your builder which of the 10 year guarantees best suit your requirements, specific to your individual build.

Mark Wilson. The Registered Master Builder brand is a recognised hallmark of quality. If you’re building or renovating, you can be sure that you’re dealing with qualified and experienced builders who take pride in the quality of their workmanship. The opportunity to own a home has been a cherished ideal and a source of pride, accomplishment, stability and peace of mind. For a home of superior workmanship and eyecatching street appeal, choose a Registered Master Builder to ensure a job well done. After all, your home is more than just an investment, it’s where you live, laugh and love. For more information on the Registered Master Builders Federation of New Zealand, their people, procedures and guarantees, visit www.

SUPPORTING ASHBURTON MASTER BUILDERS Braden Nelson Building Bradford Building Ashburton Dave McCrea Building Ltd

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Des Millar Construction Ltd G & D Russell Builders Ltd

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Dress your home in style When you are building, renovating or just improving your living space, you may find yourself inundated with questions. You may be wondering which type of carpet would be best to suit the kids and pets, which drapes offer the best thermal properties, what style of lounge suite is in vogue at the moment, would tiles or vinyl be best in my bathroom, how do I dress my bed to match my wallpaper? Redmond’s, your locally owned furnishing store has the knowledge and expertise to assist with all of these questions and more, to transform your home into the modern Mecca you desire. They understand everyone has different taste and requirements when it comes to purchasing new home furnishings, and will cater to anyone’s needs.

September will bring a range of exciting new import lines, featuring outdoor furniture, reproduction antiques and leather lounge suites. Redmond’s have established firm relationships and alliances with many top buying groups, such as BedsRus, Floorstore and the Tile Warehouse. This allows its clients to choose from a wide range of the best products available, taking advantage of great prices through the alliance’s buying power. It also means that Redmond’s are able to offer nationwide promotions associated with those suppliers. The team at Redmond’s pride themselves on their product knowledge and customer service. With backgrounds including degrees in interior design or years of experience in retail and design, you can shop with confidence knowing that you are receiving advice from the best.

Redmonds furnishing store is an invitation to decorate your home with style. Take a walk through the impressive showroom from East to Burnett Streets, to be inspired by the latest trends in furniture, flooring and soft furnishings Take advantage of their extensive knowledge with a free one hour home style consultation, from New Zealand and overseas. where one of its friendly team can offer you The selection on show is exciting and forever the best advice on how to enhance your changing with the seasons. Redmond’s homes individual style. From a small splash offer some of the most elegant and unique of colour to a dramatic transformation, it’s furnishings that you will find. Chris Redmond amazing how spectacular your interior could travels extensively to overseas trade fares look with passionate and dedicated advice and style expos, to give the store unique from our interior professionals. and cutting edge items not seen in other stores. By sourcing hot items direct from the Redmond’s professional installation team is overseas merchant, Redmond’s makes it more fully qualified to ensure a precision job. affordable for you to keep your home looking Come and see the friendly team at chic. Its showroom also displays trendy accessories to compliment your furnishings, to Redmond’s, where inspiration and a smile are ensure a complete look can be achieved. always free.

If you are building or renovating we would love to help In home consultation Redmonds offer a full decorating service for Furnishings, Flooring, Curtains, Blinds and Bed Linens. Our qualified interior consultants will help you decorate your home beautifully. Call today for an appointment.

East to Burnett Street Ashburton Phone 308 5269

Jenny Constable & Gabrielle Thomas, B.Des Interior Consultants



New design or standard plans Fowler homes have been involved with the building industry since the early 1980s. In the last thirty years, we have built a reputation of attention to detail and quality, winning multiple awards for our designs and standards of building nationwide. Here, in our Ashburton oďŹƒce we believe in making the building process simple. We project manage the entire process from the initial design sketch through to choosing a colour scheme, building homes that cater to the individual needs of our clients.

Classic or contemporary, understated elegance or grand or palatial, our team of designers will turn your dreams into reality.


When building a new home there are so many things to take into consideration – where you want to live, how you live in your home and how long you plan to live there.

1 Work with one committed person for the

A family’s priorities change over time and with those changes come dierent requirements from a home. We are passionate about helping you to plan, not just For those that have their dream home in for now but also to consider how you are going mind, we oer a Design and Build service. Tell to live and grow in your home over the years to us your ideas and we can work alongside our come. Fowler homes have always sited homes professional designers to bring your dreams to around the sun to maximize solar gain. We life – any size, any style and with Fowlers high have available our free sun-angle tool which is level of service. Choosing Design and Build most useful in the planning stages. allows you to create a home that truly reflects Ask for yours today. you and your personality.

One of our unique strengths at Fowler Homes is that you get to work directly with the owner of the local Fowler Homes Company for the whole project. From first contact, until the day you are handed your keys. It keeps things simple and you know where you are every step of the way.

whole of your build project.

2 Benefit from an eďŹƒcient, streamlined building system with nationwide buying power.

3 Discounts passed on to you for all

materials and fittings you choose. No penalties for choosing non standard inclusions.

4 Established over 27 years, one of

the longest standing group building companies in New Zealand.

5 Enjoy a spotless Master Builders record. 6 18 oďŹƒces nationwide and over 2, 549 houses built to date.

7 88% of our business comes from referral by happy customers.

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Mike and Andrea

03 308 8429 or 021 343 210 Fowler Homes Ashburton Ltd. Allenton Mall - Entrance off Allison Street, Ashburton




























A solution for every stage of your life For a fresh and exciting new outlook on life, make a move to become a part of Ashburton’s exclusive new community, Lochlea Estate. Amongst the semi-rural setting, there’s no doubt that you’ll feel at home in Ashburton’s premier north-west location.

under construction in Ashburton, it will feature a large faculty building, with exciting amenities including a salt water pool.

The indoor and outdoor entertainment and fitness facilities will make living at Lochlea Lifestyle Resort a pleasure, and will include With all of the amenities and chic design that duplex and stand-alone living options for you would expect of a subdivision with class, those wanting to retain independence and living in the tranquil environment of Lochlea down-size from their current home. Estate will make coming home a pleasure. Initially eight to ten villas will be constructed Surrounded in lush farmland with in the resort complex, with the view of having breathtaking views of the majestic Southern up to 107 villas making up the village, with Alps, there is a section to suit every lifestyle residents having full access to the resort and budget, varying from 600 to 900 square amenities. metres, to suit professionals through to families and retirees. A 60 bed hospital and ten aged care units Despite the rural ambience, Lochlea Estate adjacent to the hospital will be constructed to make life easy for those who require more is close to the Allenton Shopping Centre, care, with registered nurses and caregivers meaning that you have everything you need close at hand, from groceries and petrol, to only the push of a button away. Allowing medical and postal services. residents to retain some independence but Because of the highly sought-after location, relax knowing that registered nurse care is close at hand when required. sections have been selling quickly, with interest also coming from overseas. Be sure to Take the worry out of your every-day life and register your interest with haste to secure your replace it with comfort, fun, independence, investment while the opportunity exists. convenience and a friendly community, in a place you’ll call home. The Lochlea Lifestyle The subdivision will run adjacent to a Resort will provide security and entertainment, new lifestyle resort currently under making living comfortable for every stage of construction at the Lochlea location. your retirement years. The only one of its kind to be currently

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All concrete is not created equal Concrete is associated with strength and superior insulation properties, and is fast becoming even more popular as a building material, due to its durability and versatility. Firstly make sure that your concrete is being provided by a member of the New Zealand Ready Mixed Concrete Association. This will ensure that the concrete you are ordering has been put through independent testing by qualified engineers to ensure the strength and longevity of the concrete. Ashburton Contracting Limited works to ensure that it has available, the latest advances in readymixed concrete so as to provide exceptional service to the Master Builders of Mid Canterbury. Advances have been made in recent years regarding additives that can be added to concrete to make it stronger, cure faster or improve water proofing. One of the more fascinating areas is the addition of fibres, which in some cases can be used instead of steel reinforcing, saving you money on your building project.

Microfibre Microfibre is available in various lengths and thicknesses for different uses. It is a great addition to any concrete project, from industrial floors to decorative exposed aggregate concrete. Their main purpose is to reduce the likelihood of shrinkage related problems that can occur as the concrete is curing, such as cracking. It also has the potential to add some wear strength to the surface of the concrete.


Macrofibres are a newer type of fibre that are starting to be used more in the New Zealand concrete scene. These are available in various lengths and thicknesses to suit particular jobs. The biggest advantage of macrofibre is its ability to replace non-structural steel in concrete slabs. Whilst the structural reinforcing bar must still be included in foundations, and wherever else specified, macrofibre can be a direct replacement for the traditional steel mesh used to reinforce concrete slabs. This can have substantial benefits to the end user of the concrete. It eliminates the cost of the steel and the cost of the actual installation of the mesh, which can take a lot of time placing, tying and putting risers under the mesh. With macrofibre being distributed evenly throughout the concrete it also eliminates the problems associated with steel mesh not being correctly positioned in the slab to be effective. Macrofibre will also directly increase to wear strength on the surface of your slab.

Whether you want to darken your driveway slightly to take away the glare, or match the area around your pool to your house colour, colours such as red, black, yellow and green are all achievable.

pour to ensure the correct area is coloured correctly. The cuts can then be grouted to finish the tiled look, minus the expensive price tag of tiles. As Mid Canterbury’s largest supplier of readymixed concrete, and a member of the New Zealand Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Ashburton Contracting Limited are proud to supply a range of quality mixes to local Master Builders, designed for superior strength to stand the test of time.

Polished Polishing the surface of concrete reveals an amazing mixture of colours and aggregate distribution just beneath the surface that you wouldn’t normally see. Additional coloured stones can be manually introduced or seeded on the concrete surface to enhance the polishing effects. A bright sealer over the completed job will bring out the colours and assist the surface to maintain its colour for longer.

Exposed Aggregate

This effect is one of the most popular ways to enhance your project, as it is relatively easy to achieve a unique look. There are many ways to make your exposed aggregate finish distinctive. Adding different concrete colours, coloured stones and different tones of sealer Macro/Microfibre blends will all add to the overall finish. Your concrete With the cost of steel continuously on the rise, placer will be able to advise you of how to the macro/microfibre blend is currently close achieve your desired outcome. to half of the cost of the square metre rate of traditional steel mesh, which is why they are Saw cut concrete becoming increasingly popular. Decorative concrete can add a touch of class Saw cut concrete is used to enhance to look of your concrete surface by mimicking the look to your next building or landscaping project. of tiles. Nearly any tile size or shape can be achieved. To achieve a desirable look, colour Coloured can be added to the concrete while the floor is On-site when you need us, we even deliver One of the most popular ways to add a being poured, and then later cut. This requires Saturday mornings. distinctive look to your project is to add colour. careful forward planning during the floor








Construction you can count on

Whether it is your first home, upsizing to your dream home or downsizing for your retirement, Ingold Building approach every project as if it will be the biggest investment you will make and take immense pride in the final outcome.

Starting from the planning phase, Craig and the team can work with you from day one with existing plans, or can work with an architect of your choice to ensure the end result matches your initial vision. With more than seven years of experience as a trade qualified builder, Craig Ingold founded Ingold Building Ltd in 2007 with a purpose of providing an exceptional building service, focusing on open communication between the builder and client and producing exceptional results. Craig now has more than 12 years of building experience under his belt, with an impressive portfolio of high quality homes. Craig and his team are the dierence in the professional craftsmanship and

professional service received with every project. As Registered Master Builders, Craig, Lyndon, Aaron and Cory have the skills and professionalism to turn your majestic dream into a reality.


Nailing the framing process

Ingold Building have the experience to craft a range of structures to suit your requirements, from residential new homes and renovations to farm buildings, even features to enhance your outdoor living, such as fences, decks and garages.

At Placemakers, we’re here to build New Zealand with the best of New Zealand’s builders, which is why we work in closely with Craig and the team look forward to working the Master Builders with you. Federation. We are Breakout quote – “We take pride in providing New Zealand’s leading you outstanding customer service with and largest supplier of building materials exceptional attention to all building details and and hardware. We’re 100% committed to our finishing quality� customers, and that includes our building trade partnerships. Ingold Building strive to complete every facet of the building process to a high standard and provide you peace of mind with open communication and weekly project updates.

Two of the most important parts of the building process come down to quality of workmanship and the time it takes from consent to completion. We assist builders on both fronts by supplying top quality products, and using our design and manufacturing capability to help to make the builders life easier.

Construction you can count on With over 12 years experience in the trade and a stream of happy customer’s, you know you can count on INGOLD building were it counts.

We sell more than 74,000 product lines from tools to paint and plasterboard. We manufacture frames and trusses from

13 manufacturing plants nationwide. Prefabricated Wall Frames are a cost-eective and, faster building option which are erected on site with ease. We manufacture prenail frames and trusses to within a millimetre precision to form a solid timber framed building. Our prenail frames and trusses are manufactured from the highest quality timber, and using our state of the art design technology, they are strong, flexible and accurate. Prenail frames and trusses allow for quick erection on the building site, allowing for the structure of the building to be created in a matter of days, saving the builder time, and allowing the house to be completed in a shorter timeframe. By allowing the roof to go on the house sooner, it creates a drier environment to work in earlier. At Placemakers, our know how means that Master Builders can do a quality job faster.


with prenail frames

From renovations to your dream home, Craig & the team will be with you every step of the way to see your dream come true.

At Ingold Building, we have a purpose of providing open communication directly from builder to client and honest work with high quality building services to those located throughout Canterbury. ¿ÊžĂ…ĂŒÂťĂˆʸʚĂ?ÂťÂˇĂˆĂ‰ÂťĂŽĂ†ÂťĂˆÂżÂˇĂ„ÂšÂť¡É¡ĂˆÂˇÂşÂťË¡Â¿ŰºĂ‹ÂżĂ‚ÂşÂťĂˆ¡Äº¡É ¡ÂˇĂ‰ĂŠÂťĂˆĂ‹ÂżĂ‚ÂşÂťĂˆĆ‘Ă?ÂťÂťĂ„Ă‰Ă‹ĂˆÂťʞ¡ÊĂ…Ă‹ĂˆšÂ¿ÄÊɝÄÀÅĂ?¡Ă†ÂťĂˆĂ‰Ă…ġ¿ɝº service from planning stage through to completion. This personal ÊÅ˚ž¿ÉÀËÉÊÅĝşʞÂˇÂşĂŒÂˇĂ„Ê¡½ÉşĂ?Ă…ĂˆĂ ÂżĂ„Â˝Ă?¿ÊžËÉƔ

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A solid reputation for homes of distinction and quality

Left Contemporary chic matched by natural beauty, this home graces the shore of Lake Hood.

If you’re thinking of building a new home in renovations, commercial and rural. One look Mid Canterbury, Des Millar should be your first through Des’s construction portfolio and you consideration. will soon find design ideas and inspiration to lead you toward the home or business of your When you build with Des Millar, his dreams. experienced team of Master Builders ensure you can build with confidence and peace of As well as constructing masterful homes, mind, and with more than 300 local builds from new or by renovating an existing home, under their belt, building your dream home is easier than ever, whether from new or through Des Millar is also experienced in high strength commercial and industrial construction, from a renovation. a new office to strong industrial premises. Des Millar homes have a street presence In town or on the farm, Des’s old school and style like no other, with the knowledge and workmanship ensuring strength and longevity experience to provide a striking alternative has seen many dairy shed, farm building and to mainstream housing. An alternative that other rural structures continue to perform over is contemporary, distinctive and visionary in the years. its architecture, while offering real value for money.

He has established a foundation of excellence based on more than just words, but a reputation grounded in constructing buildings of distinction, residential,


Left - An awe-inspiring and majestic presence in the Lauriston countryside, classic charm enhanced by striking architecture.

Through expertise that only comes from building the best, as well as using high quality building materials, Des Millar continues a legacy of building that reflects his passion for construction, which will stand the test of time.

Left - Classic beauty with modern grace, this Oak Grove home features leading-edge style for a stunning result. The earthly style of this new home nestles amongst the tranquillity of Lake Hood.

This Belt Rd renovation transformed a character home into a chic abode.

Today’s construction is tomorrow’s

legacy If a home of excellent design and exceptional quality of workmanship is important to you, then look no further than Des Millar Construction. The quality home builders.

 Housing  Commercial  Farm With more than 30 years of building quality homes for the Mid Canterbury community, Des has a strong reputation for “old school” workmanship, backed by results. For housing, Commercial and farm buildings, contact Des anytime for a free no obligation quote on 03 308 9936 or 027 432 3258




Quality renovations to give BNZ - Helping you to choose your home a new lease of life the right type of mortgage for your new home Whether you are renovating to give yourself more space, improve your lifestyle, to make a profit or just because you want to, a renovation can be exciting and rewarding. There is nothing quite like seeing a house absolutely transformed into a stylish, practical home, that perfectly suits the needs of its owners. And this is what they live and breathe at Smith & Sons. As renovation professionals, local business owners Paul and Anna Cartney realise there are aspects to renovating that you may not be aware of, that may require special attention. With their unmatched experience, they ensure all aspects of your renovation are dealt with during the planning phase, so you are fully aware of each process before the building even starts. From the initial design and planning stage, through to the construction of your project, Smith & Sons take care of it all. They are here to ensure your renovation process is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

required work, respecting you and your home and offering the flexibility to make changes if needed.

Last year, Paul and Anna Cartney were not only recognised at the Masterbuilders awards in both the new home and renovation categories, they also won awards for most sales, best renovation, South Island franchisee of the year and international franchisee of the year at the annual Smith and Sons renovations and extensions international conference in Sydney. This success means you can be assured that they will provide superior workmanship and quality service. So, no matter what stage of the planning process you may happen to be at, whether you have no idea what you want, some idea, a rough plan scribbled on scrap bits of paper, or a full set of plans, come and see Smith and Sons today.

From small residential projects, bathroom and kitchen refurbishments, to whole home makeovers or large commercial projects, To give you peace of mind, their team of they will make the renovation an enjoyable trustworthy, expert trades-people carry out the experience with results you will be proud of.

Buying your first home, your dream home or investing in property is an exciting time. There are a lot of decisions to make and choosing a home loan can be confusing at the best of times. BNZ understands that this time is often overwhelming, so their professional team is dedicated to making this process as easy as possible. Your local BNZ team will make sure you fully understand all of your options.

When you’re choosing a mortgage, apart from the mortgage interest rate, you’ll also need to think about the type of loan you want. Each type is designed to suit different situations and goals, whether you want to pay off your loan as fast as possible, or if you wish to hang on to as much extra income in

the initial stages. A single income family with children will have different needs to a double income relationship with no children, so BNZ aim to provide advice to best suit any situation. There are three main areas to think about. First, there’s the type of interest – fixed or floating. Then there’s the type of loan; table loans, reducing balance loan, tailored loan, interest-only loan or revolving credit loan. And finally, you can decide whether to collect rewards. Your dedicated mortgage specialist will recommend the one that best suits your financial situation, by illustrating how each option can work for you. BNZ has a range of mortgages with unique benefits and rewards, such as Fly Buys, GlobalPlus and Total Money, to ensure your money is working hard for you. With incentives such as Total Money, you won’t feel as if you are being punished for saving while accruing interest on your home loan, because your savings will still counteract the interest on your home loan, despite being in a different account. And with the added benefit of Fly Buys, you could be taking the family on an overseas holiday in no time – without affecting your mortgage repayments! Call the team at BNZ Ashburton or pop into their branch on East Street today, for expert advice that will have you in your dream home sooner.

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Total solutions for building and renovating or commercial from helping clients to select a bedside lamp to providing a complete lighting, electrical, plumbing, heating or security plan. “We pride ourselves on supplying high quality products to match our service, and with the backing of a national franchise we can ensure that budgets are maintained with our buying power,” says Megan. “We really enjoy working with our clients one-on-one and making the building and renovating process as stress free as possible.” The Laser Plumbing showroom on Cameron Street has a fantastic range of fires including wood, gas, pellet and diesel. Leading the team at Laser Plumbing is Ron McFarlane, bringing a wealth of plumbing and heating experience. Ron, Bron & Helen are able to help with knowledgeable advice through to helping with the permits and subsidies available with the clean heat scheme.

Laser Electrical has an enviable reputation earned from many years in the trade. Having added Laser Plumbing to the business in 2011 they are well placed for future growth. Husband and wife team, Brent and Megan Christie, were building on the business Brent’s father started more than 30 years ago when the opportunity came along to add the plumbing services to their brand. “To be a player in today’s building market you need a strong brand, sound systems, good buying power and a quality range of products,” explains Megan. With many years in the electrical industry, Brent has seen great changes, especially around compliance and regulations. “That is why it is so important to understand the industry, and the products, so that the knowledge we have can help our clients to get the best possible result - whether it is a whole house plan or a new plug.” A truly unique service, Laser Electrical and Laser Plumbing are based in Mid Canterbury and Rolleston, to service clients throughout the region. Whether residential, rural, industrial

The showroom in Cameron Street stock a large range of heating appliances, to ensure the best solution is available for your home. From clean burning log burners, to pellet fires, gas options, diesel and heat pumps. It also stores the popular Metro heat transfer kits, to ensure every corner of your home receives the full benefit of your primary heating source. Laser Electrical is situated on East Street and has a warm and inviting showroom full of lighting ideas for your home as well as a great range of table and floor lamps. Lighting consultants Megan, Rebecca and Rachael have access to a huge range of lighting suppliers and are more than happy to get samples in for their clients to look at and even take them home on appro. “This is all part of our Totally dependable service and going that extra mile for every client.” Featuring the latest and most comprehensive innovations in residential lighting, Megan and the team

maintain a high level of focus on energy efficient products and are committed to reduce energy consumption without compromising style. They also offer a free lighting consultancy service. “We can use our expertise to match the right light in the right area of your home to tailor a lighting solution to completely transform your environment. If you bring us your house plan, we can consult with you to design a complete lighting plan for your home, every light switch and fixture to suit your individual living arrangement,” Megan said. The Laser Electrical residential team take pride in delivering a "Totally Dependable" service to its customers, with highly skilled locally based electricians that are committed to meeting your expectations first time and every time.

new technology we can explain and demonstrate which runs all household appliances from a touch screen through to timers on your heated towel rails. We can also help with energy efficiency throughout your home in terms of lighting and heating,” adds Megan. It really is a total package, combined with friendly and efficient service you do feel you can get the help you need from the team at Laser Plumbing and Electrical. Whether it is a new home electrical installation, a renovation or a security system to make you feel safe in your home our team are happy to offer advice and combined with the plumbing and lighting divisions can also provide total solutions.

The Residential division in its Ashburton electrical branch is lead by manager Wayne Auld a qualified electrician and security technician who has more than ten years experience. Wayne and his family transferred to Ashburton in March 2011 and he really does provide complete satisfaction to all of his clients. The team consists of a mixture of apprentice electricians through to well experienced tradesmen, but all take the time with continued training and education to ensure they are able to offer the latest products and technology. With competitive prices, innovation and industry leading customer service, Laser Electrical’s electricians can offer you realistic and practical solutions to support your individual requirements. The other benefit of working with Laser Plumbing & Electrical is access to its team of dedicated and professional staff. “Our staff are constantly up-skilling on new technology and products, we have a fantastic team and Brent and I get an enormous amount of pride in seeing them grow in their role, there is some wonderful

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Building at it’s best McAndrew Builders have a long established reputation for quality construction throughout Mid Canterbury.

They are happy to travel to accommodate client’s requests, and will frequently complete building projects in Twizel and Banks Peninsula, and are open to discussing ideas that fall outside of the normal.

With more than 30 years of building experience, Graeme McAndrew is now joined by his sons Jim and Ryan to turn the Graeme believes that communication with successful building business into a family one. clients is an important part of the building process, and enjoys the planning process Jim has been with McAndrew Builders for before the building begins. “I enjoy getting to the past five years and has recently become know the people that I build for, as each build a fully qualified builder. Ryan McAndrew has is a big part of their life. I’m always open to been part of his fathers business for two and suggestions for how to individualise a project, a half years and is currently studying as an apprentice, working towards his qualification. even down to chatting about the landscaping and interior elements.” McAndrew Builders are famous for rural With a long list of loyal clients that have structures, built with skill and care to create quality buildings that will be on the landscape supported the business for many years, for many years to come. From farm buildings, McAndrew Builders understand that word of mouth and a reputation for stellar work is sheds, renovations, extensions and farm what has kept them in business through these worker houses, McAndrew Builders ensure years, so particular attention is given to each that the build is a quality one from start to finish. project to ensure consistent high quality.

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we build homes We at McAndrew Builders Ltd, are a small organization that is currently servicing the areas of Ashburton. We are experienced Master Builders that can provide knowledge and solution to any general building query you might have. We specialize in providing our customers service in the areas of building alterations, renovations, re-cladding, decking, fencing and much more. Whether it is farm buildings, kitchen renovations that requires attention we are more than happy to take on any job.

As well as that we are honest, reliable and ensure quality in the service we provide our customers. Mobile After Hours

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A dream renovation

To build or to renovate? This is often the question.

practical considerations that hadn’t occurred to us,� Rebecca commented.

For Greg and Rebecca Lambert-Lane, a renovation by Quaid Construction was the perfect solution to retaining the charm of their existing home, while allowing more space for their growing family.

The intention for the completion of the renovation was to achieve more space, with an aim to finish all work undertaken in an Your choice of builder is important, not only more storage for the family and a friendly for the enjoyment you will get out of your new eďŹƒcient manner. indoor / outdoor flow allowing easy outdoor building (whether it be your dream home, or Garth’s dedicated team have a broad range entertaining. It was important to Greg and commercial property), but also for the resale of skills to enable prompt and eďŹƒ cient delivery value you will achieve when it is time for you to To complete the building work they selected Rebecca to keep the original style of the of projects from ‘concept to completion’. Justin from Quaid Construction who was really house and the existing landscape, while move on. cooperative and helpful during their planning modernising the home for stress-free living, “Our aim is to deliver a high quality home, With more than 20 years of local building and that was gracefully achieved. stage. with attention to detail invested into each experience, Garth Jemmett has the local The best thing about a renovation is seeing “Justin always gave us a no-nonsense knowledge and experience to ensure a quality projectâ€? the end product, and Greg and Rebecca honest answer, and was really fl exible with build. Because building a home can be a daunting our children, since we were living in the house are thrilled with how the dierences have task, Garth’s team will make it easy for you to during the majority of the renovation. Justin Garth Jemmett specialises in top quality transformed their home. The added space and get exactly what you want. They can build on also went out of his way to give us as much builds and has completed a great variety of addition of modern luxuries have made living challenging designs during his 20 year career. your ideas to create the lifestyle you always information as possible before he started the a pleasure, with the entertainment possibilities wanted. project, and oered some fantastic ideas and endless, promising exciting days ahead. Now that he has recently gone into business From aordable to luxurious homes, no job is for himself, he has one adult and one newly too big or too small. completed apprentice as part of the team,

A build above the rest At Garth Jemmet Construction our aim is to give you the best quality build without all the stress. When it comes to building your new home communication is vital, and as we are a small team of four we will work closely with you to make sure your home suits your lifestyle and needs for you and you family.

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For Guaranteed Quality Workmanship call Quaid Construction co. Ltd From New houses and alterations to farm buildings and renovations Justin and the team pride themselves in workmanship and their professional attitude towards their customers and their needs, whatever the job, big or small. Quaid Construction Guarantees Quality workmanship, client satisfaction and every project is finished to the highest of standards.





60 years of building experience Bradford Building Ltd have been a member of the Registered Master Builders Federation since 1951 and sees benefits for not only for their own operation but also for their client needs in belonging to an industry body like the Registered Master Builders. Bradford Building Ltd has somewhat modestly been going about its construction business for two generations and is one of Canterbury’s longest-serving building companies. With a reputation for high quality, technical innovation and sheer hard work, the company plays a well-deserved major role in the construction industry locally and in the upcoming rebuild of the Christchurch. They have been instrumental in promoting the work they have been carrying out locally not only in the commercial but also in the residential sector. When it comes to winning awards Bradfords have been up there with the best in the Country in the yearly House of the Year Competition. Bradford’s achievements in the above competition are, but not limited to the National Supreme Award in 1995 for the Mt Somers Station Homestead and awarded the very first National Supreme Commercial Award in 2004 for the Ashburton Club & MSA project, along with a large number of local Supreme Awards for both residential and commercial projects. In 1945, Mr Arch Bradford returned from World War 2 and joined Mr Alec Reddecliffe, a local Ashburton builder, in partnership. They incorporated in 1950 under the name of Reddicliffe and Bradford Limited. Alec Reddicliffe retired in 1951 and Arch Bradford bought out his share of the business. The growing company’s name was changed in 1958 to Bradford Construction Limited. Rodger Bradford, the current Group CEO

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and son of Arch, was apprenticed with the company in 1965 while also studying parttime. He was awarded a bursary in 1972 and spent the next two years in the UK gaining knowledge and experience in the industry. His experiences were to influence the direction of the company. On Rodger’s return to New Zealand, Arch chose semi-retirement and appointed Rodger as General Manager of Bradford Construction to handle the big industry change caused by the adoption of metric measurement. The business adapted and continued to grow, adding new trade divisions over the next few years. He also served as National President of the Registered Master Builders for one term and is also a Fellow Member of the New Zealand Institute of Building

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Bradford’s was restructured in the late nineties, to better measure performance of the various trading divisions, and to focus the staff of each on their particular area of expertise. Four new ‘stand alone’ trading companies were formed and each competing in the market for its own work. To better allow each to focus on the ‘process of operations, people and profitability’ it was decided to form a separate company that, with its resources, could afford to employ specialist staff to provide day-to-day office and administrative functions for all. Bradford Building Ltd has grown from strength to strength since its inception in the late nineties and has completed a number of notable residential and commercial projects to a very high industry standard. Whether it is a small kitchen alteration or a complex commercial project or even a large civil project Bradford’s can put together a package that suits any type of client looking at carrying out any sort of building work.

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Concrete housing the informed choice The benefits you need to consider Strength & Safety

New Zealand is one of the world’s leaders in designing buildings to withstand earthquakes and our building codes require a very highstandard of earthquake “performance”. The earthquake performance requirements for New Zealand homes are excactly the same regardless of the materials used in construction. So concrete homes are at least as safe in earthquakes - and have you ever tried to burn concrete?

Thermal Storage Concrete’s great thermal storage properties mean it not only captures free energy from the sun, but it also acts as a temperature moderator. Whether it be summer or winter, day or night, substantial temperature fluctuations within the home can largely eliminated with good design using concrete - consistent temperature means consistent comfort.

Sound Insulation Concrete has a natural ability to insulate against noise transmission and less noise means greater comfort. It is the density of concrete that will allow you to enjoy unsurpassed peace and quiet in your home.

Comfort A concrete home which is designed following some straight forward design principles is simply more comfortable to live in than a traditional light timber frame house. Concrete is more comfortable as a result of two properties that are inherent in the material - sound insulation and thermal storage.

Your health But there’s more than your comfort at stake - concrete homes are healthier. The temperature moderating effect of a well designed concrete home maintains an environment which is healthier, especially for the eldery, young children and people with respiratory conditions.

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Build time Mass production techniques allow as little as eight weeks ‘on site’ build time for a typical three bedroom home in Canterbury. This gives savings in temporary accommodation rentals and with bridging finance.

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Your personality, our expertise – it works With th over 150 years of erience, the Jennian Homes experience, Mid Canterbury team knows the ding industry inside and building out.. And achieving Category nner, Gold and Silver awards Winner, he recent Mid and South in the nterbury Registered Master Canterbury lder’s House of the Year is Builder’s of that Jennian Homes Mid proof nterbury is at the top of the Canterbury al industry. local Led by Directors Nigel and Anna Smith and Manager ger Chris Watson, the team has played a part in making hundreds of homeowners happy.. The three share a belief that the building ng process should be enjoyed. They

are conscious that every homeowners’ requirements are unique, and they make sure those needs are met. To do this they have developed and established an amazing team, who are all just as passionate about the industry they work in. From start to finish each staff member has one priority… to meet the needs of their clients. It’s an invaluable philosophy that means they approach each project through the eyes of their clients, with a fresh outlook and a unique set of requirements. And with over eighty Registered Master Builder Awards in the past five years alone, the company has proof that its reputation for quality workmanship and high customer satisfaction is well deserved. At Jennian you can work straight from the extensive range of proven plans, tweak an existing plan or design your own. All are energy efficient homes, offered with Registered Master Builder’s warranties.

With national support (that also provides extremely competitive price points) you can rest assured that this team stays abreast of the latest innovations in the industry, from design through to materials. At the homeowners’ fingertips are Sales, Project and Construction Managers with a wealth of experience, including the skills of an ex-Building Inspector. A trained draughtsman works closely with clients, ensuring quality at every turn. Jennian also has the skills of an experienced Interior Design and Colour consultant, available to guide you through finishing your home with a style that reflects your personality. Each team member, at every stage, values the importance of communication, as they work with you to achieve the best possible results. And spending time in Jennian’s Selection Centre (which houses doors, floors, bathroom and kitchen ware, lighting, curtains, flooring and much more) allows each homeowner the opportunity to see and

feel an impressive range of products firsthand. Jennian Homes Mid Canterbury has worked w hard at building and maintaining solid, healthy relationships with its contractors and suppliers, resulting in outstanding time t and cost efficiency for their clients. And they can also help with financing and fixed p price contracts, to assist with your budgeting. budgeting Jennian is currently in the process of completing a showhome in Ashburton’s newest residential area, scenic Braebrook. Braebro Be on alert for some great deals with House Ho and Land packages, not forgetting the bonus b of 8000 Fly Buys points. Nigel and Anna have made a commitment commitm to create the ultimate homebuilding experience for each and every client. “When “W we build for our clients we ensure they come c first, from start to finish. Our expertise is simply waiting for their personality.”


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