What do these six trade companies have to offer? Pools, decks, landscaping, plumbing, building or prepping property for sale this summer, if any of these jobs are the jobs Aucklanders need doing, then these are among the best tradespeople in the city.
1. Pools are cool – but only good ones
Having a pool installed is a major and exciting job. It may seem easier to go for a prefabricated pool (stamped out of a mould from fibre-glass) but what most people are looking for is the right pool for their individual setting.
Every house (or commercial premises) and its environment is different. It's important to choose a pool that works with the home and the lifestyle of its occupants as well as a design that fits with all the things that are already great about the property. Getting that right makes the difference between just having a pool, and having an easily maintained pool that brings real pleasure while getting lots of use throughout the warmer months.
Concrete pools are usually the best way to get that real design flexibility. Pleasure Pools are surfaced with tiles and a heavy-duty, flexible Aqualux membrane, which means super-efficient water proofing, lower heating costs and greater pool longevity. In the longer term, the typical concrete pool can become damaged through poor water chemistry, but Aqualux technology makes the water chemistry of your pool much easier to look after.
Pleasure Pools are New Zealand designed, manufactured and, because they've been in business since 1985, they know what they're doing. Summer is coming folks, stay cool in the pool.
2. The perfect plumb – is available 24/7
Auckland is home to one of Laser Plumbing's busiest franchises. Winners of 2017 Laser Plumbing's business of the year - Laser Plumbing Grey Lynn is on-call and available 24 hours a day throughout Auckland. The team is the definition of dedicated, with its plumbers, gas fitters, roofers and drain layers moving heaven and (quite literally) earth for their clients ¬– even on public holidays.
The business has been operating for over 90 years and has many long-term loyal clients. It's a true family business, having been passed down through generations of the Osborne family and now owned and run by Craig Bowie.
Everyone knows that when something goes wrong with the plumbing, it pretty much always has to be fixed immediately ¬– even when the cash to pay for the work might not be immediately available. Laser Plumbing offers 20-minute Gilrose Finance to make that possible and takes credit card payments.
So, whether it's a blocked toilet kind of plumbing emergency or a full-on plumbing installation, Laser Plumbing Grey Lynn is exactly the kind of efficient and experienced company you'd want on hand when you're in need of the perfect plumb.
3. Garden design that reflects your personality – the good side of course!
When thinking about changing your garden, good design will make all the difference. And taking that first step to designing it should be an exciting and rewarding experience.
Outlook Landscapes Limited is a shining beacon in the Auckland landscape scene. This Auckland based design company clearly loves design and works all over the city on new and pre-existing commercial and residential properties. They create visual symphonies for their clients that blend style and sophistication with practical sensibilities. They believe in creating superb aesthetics, and they keep their clients happy with the functionality and elegance of their outdoor creations.
Their passion is producing designs with a sophisticated cohesive style. These elements allow them to design gardens that are stylish and functional while retaining the character and integrity of the projects they undertake. They can conduct a site visit to look at your unique outdoor area and walk you through some of their exciting and innovative design ideas. Whether its design advice on your existing garden or wanting to create a new outdoor area, Outlook Landscapes Limited can help inspire you with your garden project.
They produce designs that reflect your personality and lifestyle. From concept plans to a landscape design, planting plans to plant supply and installation, they will collaborate with you every step of the way. They can even design outdoor furniture to suit your new space. Then sit back and relax…. in your new designer garden – everything has been designed perfectly.
4. A room with a view – by the way, the room is outside
EzyDeck Ltd is a top Auckland company that brings the indoors outside – or is it the outdoors inside? Maybe it's both. Either way, this capable company has been building decks for Aucklanders since 1999.
People love EzyDeck because unlike many of its competitors their specialist teams over 5 different product categories work together on a daily basis to bring all elements of your outdoor room into one seamless project, and final patio product. They offer a complete solution: design and build, from concept and plans, to council approval and all the finishing touches that make an outdoor space really liveable.
Trend-watchers will be well aware of the popularity of the outdoor room – and in Auckland it's certainly a concept we can live with, in fact we love it. As well as the full range of decking solutions Ezydeck offers, they're specialists in the outdoor room. A visit to their website will have you daydreaming of a room of your very own... warm evenings dining with friends under a pergola. Or dozing on a summer afternoon with the blinds angled to block the heat of the sun, but open enough to fill the space with golden light. Even when it rains and the cold weather returns, an outdoor room can be designed to be enjoyed all year round.
Years of experience seeing what customers require for quality and longevity has seen Ezydeck recently launch its own New Zealand-standard certified aluminium pergola system. It's slick, streamlined design is a very sophisticated take onstandard pergola systems. Wonder what it would look like at your place...
5. Take my place to market – and sell it for lots of money
The Auckland property market is big, exciting and challenging. And it can be very intimidating too. For those fortunate enough to be in the property market and planning to sell, Market Ready is a smart and accessible company with ready-made advice and practical help.
The idea of course, is to get the best return on your investment when selling a home or commercial property, and doing that sometimes takes more than just a quick tidy up. From laying carpet in the garage to transform it into a rumpus room, to the cherry-on-top of elegant home staging, Market Ready is a full service company. It also offers good value for money in that respect, saving its clients time by co-ordinating the variety of jobs required to get a property sparkling and market-ready.
Owner Ian Morrow consults carefully with his clients, and together they make the decisions: the exterior of the building cleaned, water-blasted or painted, the interior brought to life with a lick of paint (or a lick all over with a lot of paint), or maybe a bit of extra landscaping and gardening. Clients are always amazed at how much better a driveway can look when the moss, mould and lichen has been cleaned away.
Market Ready's real asset, however, is Ian's knowledge. Years of buying and selling houses have made him very clear about what gives a good return on investment. He and his team are ready to help their clients get it.
6. The stars have aligned... now please fix the hole in the roof
From Waimauku to Waiuku, Aries Builders Limited is the steadfast building company that's had the backs of Auckland businesses and private individuals for absolutely ages (since 1988 in fact). It's the speedy quotes, and on-time starts and finishes that have given them a sturdy reputation Auckland wide – they're often able to arrive on-site in 24 hours.
The company specialises in repair work but operates a team of top-notch tradespeople – all of them experienced, bonded professionals confident to take on any of the larger jobs that come their way. They're skilled to the teeth in carpentry, painting and plastering, plumbing, electrical, and they bring those skills to any repairs, alterations and property maintenance – indoors and out.
Fixing the common complaints of water leaks and fire repairs is a big part of Aries Builders' daily job list. Utilising some very cool technologies to assist in finding and tracing water leaks, they're able to capture and repair leaks with an impressive degree of accuracy. They've had years of practice working with insurance claims, which means Aries Builders can size up the extent of the damage and identify the requirements for re-instatement works without wasting anyone's time.
With such a comprehensive set of services under its (tool) belt, this is one highly efficient and well-run company relied on by a lot of satisfied customers.
This article was written by Go 1 Day Painting - the best Painters Auckland has to offer!