Recommended Contractors

Over the last few years, the Kings have had the pleasure of working with some excellent contractors. They would like to share their list and recommend the services of those companies and individuals.


Aerials Direct
Phone: 529 9464
They install or fix everything: Satellite TV, Sky Aerials, Telephones, Gadgets, Free to Air, Television Aerials, Internet.


John Stephens & Co. Ltd
15 Shore Road, Remuera. Shop: 529 1660 Mobile: 027 499 6252
John has the best range of European furniture and decorative items in Auckland – mirrors, chests, chandeliers, tables, beds, chairs, light fittings plus unique, individual items.

Arborist/Tree Work

Stacey McIvor & Tim Sheahan
021 123 1128 (Stacey) or 022 379 9884, 09 636 3146 (Tim)

Audio/Video & Home Automation

AV Expression
Phone: 0508 283 977 email:
AV Expression are specialists in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of custom audio/video and home automation systems.  


JVJ Builders
Mobile: 021 631 686  email:
Alan Vini – Alan has re-built two homes for the Kings including the much acclaimed ‘Lammermoor’. No job is too big or too small for Alan and his team.

Van Den Anker Contruction Ltd
Construction and building Consultancy

Mobile: 0274 759
Director: Mark Van Den Anker 


Bill - Qualified Carpenter
Available for small maintenance/repair jobs so you can get those irritating little jobs done now! Something to be hung? Windows or doors sticking? Security stays? Lockes or latches need fixing? Broken gate, fence or letterbox? Punctual and tidy (no mess for you to clean up), experienced and honest, Eastern suburb areas, references available.

Ph Bill on 520 6590, 021 042 2271. Or email 

Carpet Cleaner

Jae Services
Phone 0800 225 552 - the only ones to use - I have tried others but nowhere near as good. Stain wizards!!!

Cleaner - Flavia Cleaning Services

Phone 021 169 1282

Very efficient and professional team of Brazillian cleaners. Four girls for an hour = four hours, or four girls for 15 minutes = one hour.

Cleaner (windows) Willow Cleaning Services

Phone 09 528 7159 or 021 154 5361 

Excellent at detail - small paned glass - exterior and interior - all by hand with ladders etc - very thorough job.

Cleaner - ovens & BBQs

Phone 0800 963 021/021 963 021/

Mike Collins cleans ovens, hobs, rangehoods, microwaves, BBQs and more.

Curtain Making

Christine Lambert Soft Furnishings
Phone: 522 1308 Mobile: 0274 380 683
Chris can design and make any window treatments with stunning results.  She also provides a full upholstery service.

Computer Repairs

PC Doctor
Phone: 09 309 8085 
PC Doctor has been doing computer repairs since 1986. If you call them to solve a computer problem, you can be sure they will find a solution.

Drainage Problems

B & B Drainage
924 Great South Road, Penrose. Phone: 579 7316
For blocked drains, gas fitting, drain laying, plumbing and roofing work. They even have a CCTV cameras and vacuum trucks plus 24 hour service. 

Fences, Gates and Trellis

Urban Trellis
84H Elizabeth Knox Place, St Johns. Phone: 527 4080 Mobile: 021 049 8540
Peter Smith does a great job. He specialises in trellising, fencing and gates.


Carpet layer
John – Mobile: 0274 517 858.
Excellent service and quality workmanship.
Able Kiwi
Phone 0800 761 059 Mobile: 0274 761 059 email:
Dwayne and his team do an excellent job. They specialise in sanding & polyurethaning, carpet laying, vinyl and cork tiles.


Forbes Home Gourmet
Phone 521 4041
if you are shifting, renovating with no kitchen, or just wanting to treat yourself, we couldn’t recommend Forbes for Food in Allum Street, Kohimarama more. They have take-out meals, cater for functions and have gorgeous cakes and desserts, you name it – a feast for your eyes.
Visit them at 144/146 Allum Street, Kohimarama.

Furniture Removals

CD Carriers Ltd
Phone: 027 283 6948
Give Bill a call for a quote.  They specialise in packing and removals, transporting antiques and artwork nationwide.

Mo Moves

For Smaller moves of furniture 027 271 6520

Gas Installation

Safe Gas
89a Springs Road, East Tamaki. Phone: 273 1515 Mobile: 021 657 802 email: 
Andrew Francis for quality gas installations and repairs.

Garden Cleanups

John McKenzie.
Phone: 022 634 9708 or 522 5424
If you require a pruning, shaping, planting and landscaping specialist, we would like to recommend John McKenzie.  He is excellent for getting a garden ready prior to placing a house on the market or for regular garden tidy-ups.

Linda Craigie (Bird of Paradise Gardening)
Phone: 09 298 0407/022175 3363
$30/hr and 4 hours is sufficient for a medium-sized to large urban garden. Linda can do makeovers as well as smaller maintenance jobs.

Andrew Clark (Vivesco)
Phone: 0800 848 372/021 500 074
$40/hr + GST. Hedge trimming and garden makeovers. Will provide estimates within a day of a site visit.



A perfect, lush lawn! We can remove/replace in a single day!

Phone Sam Barker on 021 958 700 or email

Glass Repairs

Anytime Glass
Phone: 0800 004527 or 0800 006477 email:
Excellent for general glazing, mirrors and splash-backs. 

House Cleaning

Meticulous Care
Phone: 0800 638 428 Mobile: 027 249 8740 email:
Raj Jadeja and his team do an excellent job. Can organise full interior and exterior cleaning including windows. 


Best Ironing
Phone: 576 7978
17 business shirts for $30.00. They will pick up and deliver. Fantastic value.  


Goldfinch Timber Joinery Ltd
Phone: 277 8803
Harvey Whitehead for all forms of wooden joinery - new or repairs.


The Kitchen Company
Unit 2/62 Kerwyn Ave, East Tamaki. Phone: 2746478 Mobile: 021 970 824
Ian Fisher of the Kitchen Company – they know kitchens and they can do panelling as well.  Superior workmanship.

Lawns and Hedges

Greenacres Lawn Mowing
Phone: 578 1883 Mobile: 021 033 7926
Mike Fu at your service.

Landscapers - vertical garden walls

Ecoplant Systems
Vertical gardens for privacy or small areas - ornamental or edible.
Gina Barker
Phone: 021 253 0384
Steph Moynihan
Phone: 021 162 5580 email: 


Ladbrook Law
They look after everything to do with property including trusts and wills, and … they will come to your place, at a time that works for you … at no extra cost!”
John Appleby
Phone: 377 2127
Lynette Tattersall
Phone: 021 137 2100 email:


Genesis Lock Services
Phone: 0800 565 887 Mobile: 021 278 7897
Russell Smith is a Master Locksmith and has over 20 years of experience.


E-Azarian Limited
Phone: 0274 850 571 email:
Karmi and his team are simply the best – high quality workmanship. Full house painting, room by room or touch-ups. Karmi will also put you on to Ben, our plasterer.
Tim Sheahan

Phone: 022 379 9884 or 09 636 3146
For any painting or small maintenance jobs
Xclusive Painters and Decorators
Phone:  0274 908 324
Steve Danielson has just done a wonderful job of the exterior of the house we are currently living in and has very competitive prices!
Filipp Agafonov
Phone: 021 02282693
His work is of the highest standard. Indoors or outdoors - sanding, patching, filling, restoring and painting.

Robert Wright & Company

Phone: 027 3741105

An Auckland wide high quality painting and decorating company providing internal and external refurbishing for residential and commercial properties.


Holden Plumbers Ltd
Phone: 524 2899
Give George or Lloyd a ring - they have been serving the Remuera area for many years.

Property Inspector

Checkmate Building Consultants Ltd
Mobile: 027 297 1560 email:   Geoff Wrigg does pre-purchase property inspections.

Property Maintenance

Noel Larkin
Phone: 021 174 2066
General home and garden maintenance, water blasting, kitset assembly and odd jobs.
Ready Lawn
Turfgrass Specialists (2005) Ltd
Phone: 572 8001
Peter Garvey and his team are expert at laying and caring for ‘ready lawn’.

Swimming Pool Servicing

Sparkling Pools Ltd
Phone: 528 8121 Mobile: 021 641059 Website:
Grant and his team are excellent for routine pool maintenance.  They also build and rebuild pools, plus they repair pool equipment.

Sells Your Stuff

Phone: 0800 336 606  Mobile: 0274 366 030  Website:   Email:
Paul Mitchell is an experienced trader interested in buying and/or commission selling your unwanted goods. Anything considered from household goods to building materials and excess stock. .


Johnny Tiling Service
Phone: 535 2558 Mobile: 021 130 0770
Johnny Gao is a professional tiler. Great for indoor or outdoor work. New jobs plus repairs or refurbishments to existing tiles.

Trees and planting

The Specimen Tree Company
Phone: 276 1041 Mobile: 021 967 296
We highly recommend their services. Simon Batchelor knows all the Council regulations on what can be trimmed or removed. He is a qualified Tree Surgeon. They also specialise in landscaping and planting.


Mike Sprague
Mobile: 021 859650.
The Kings have used Mike for some years for their own property sales and purchases. Full reports for mortgage purposes are also available.

Jonathan Edwards
Mobile: 021 965 903


Jonathan is who you need when you require a valuer with an indepth knowledge of Auckland's better quality homes and neighbourhoods. For over 20 years Jonathan has provided honest, independent and accurate advice on property in the central suburbs. 

Gardner Valuations Ltd (Tony Gardner)
Mobile: 021 890 028  or 09 522 0022   Email:

Window Cleaning

Meticulous Home Care
Phone: 0800 638 428 Mobile: 0272 249 8740
Raj Jadeja and his team do a superb job.


Filipp Agafonov
Phone: 021 02282693
Restoration, colouring, oiling or polyurethaning of woodwork. Skilled at working with carved details.