Dore’s for Floors have been one of Christchurch’s most enduring family businesses, enjoying a reputation for serving our customers with genuine respect, quality, expertise and innovation since 1960. However our company was known for flooring, but decades later it is so much more than that.
Our new showroom is light, bright and spacious. Customers can immerse themselves in a seamless procession through display areas of tiles including the world renowned Porcelanosa brand, interior fabrics, blinds and exquisite imported wallpapers to hard flooring, timbers and vinyls and the product that started it all, carpet.
Customers can also discuss their ideas with the company’s qualified interior designers. And architects and designers can enjoy the resources our extensive showroom provides. From advice, quotation, supply, manufacture and installation, Nextdore can do it all, domestic and commercial.
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Visit our showroom at 102 Montreal Street, Sydenham, Christchurch.
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
I have always had a passion for colour and texture, so it was an easy decision to incorporate this into a career by completing a qualification in Interior Design. I now have over 10 years experience in this exciting industry and have worked on a variety of projects from single room makeovers to new builds and full renovations. My favourite aspect of this role is working with you, the client, to incorporate your personality into your home. This combined with all the resources of our innovative showroom, is the perfect recipe to create beautiful spaces specifically catered to your needs.
For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for interiors and studied Interior Design in the 1980s. Although I also studied and worked in another field during my career, I have been involved in the Interior Design industry throughout, working in Hard Flooring and Soft Furnishings in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch, and running my own part-time Interior Design business. It is always my aim to establish a good rapport with my clients to enable me to create beautiful, timeless interiors of today, reflective of the client’s personality and lifestyle needs. I am unafraid of using colour to create vibrant, individual and exciting spaces.
As Interior Design has been my passion for many years now, I took the move to Christchurch to pursue my career and studied at the Designs & Arts College of NZ for my diploma in Interior Design. Since studying I have been working for the past 12 years in an ever changing industry I adore. Working closely with clients, designers and building companies to help create your dream home, whether it is with flooring, soft furnishings, wallpaper or paint colour. I look forward to working with you in the future in our fantastic new showroom and helping you create your dream castle.
Having grown up in Fiji in a family that appreciated interior/exterior design, objet d'art and fashion has fostered my passion and enthusiasm for all things design from an early age.
In 2012 I graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Interior Design. After gaining some experience in the textile industry in Melbourne, I moved to Christchurch and gained employment with a distinguished textile house.
In 2016, I joined the team at Nextdore and I am proud to be part of such a great group of people who pride themselves on attention to detail and impeccable customer service.
I find enjoyment in using inspiration from my travels and incorporating design elements from foreign destinations into my designs.
I would love to work with you to create an interior that is not only functional but one that reflects your personality and tells a story about the people that live in it!
After completing a Bachelor of Design (Interiors) I found my niche for using texture, colour and pattern to create a space that is both interesting, unique and is a reflection of your own taste and style. I take much satisfaction in building mutually rewarding relationships with my clients, enhancing the design process and giving me a chance to really engage your individual tastes and incorporate them into an environment specifically suited to you. With a diverse background in the design industry I am able to offer you advice and assist with a broad range of your design needs.
Interior Design has been a passion and influence in my life for many years and following a successful corporate career I returned to Christchurch to obtain a formal design qualification and have been employed in this exciting Industry for the past 11 years. Specializing in residential ‘new build’ and renovation work, it’s a pleasure to work closely with my clients in our world class showroom, providing endless opportunities and design solutions that will enhance your home and help realize your dreams.
I have always had a fascination with beautiful spaces, colours and texture. I relocated to Christchurch in 2006 to attain a formal Interior Design qualification at the Design & Arts College and pursue a career in this exciting industry. I enjoy the new creative challenges everyday brings helping you, our client, to combine your personality with our extensive knowledge and resources to create the perfect interior you will be proud to call your own. Whether it is giving your existing space a fresh look or a new home build, our revolutionary showroom is the ideal setting to bring your vision to life.
Since graduating from Interior Design at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand, I have worked within the industry, doing a bit of everything from Kitchen Design to Renovations and New Builds. I am enjoying seeing Christchurch being brought back to life and am thrilled to be a part of the process. I have always had an interest in design and have recently become a member of the team at Nextdore, working in our fantastic showroom, where I aim to turn my client’s ideas and aspirations into reality, however big or small they may be.
From an early age I have had a passion for art and design and have always known I wanted to work in the design industry. Straight from high school I studied at Design and Arts Collage of New Zealand and got my diploma of Interior Design. I‘d been working for 3 years with Nextdore specializing in tiles then became a full time mum, and now I am back working part-time. I enjoy working with customers helping them through the design and colour process along with information specifically suited to their situation and making their ideas become reality, which isn’t hard with so many possibilities at our disposal.
After living in Nelson, Rotorua and the West Coast, I have now settled in Christchurch and have spent the last 2 years here at Nextdore. I have a vast background in many areas including tourism, management, hairdressing but am currently working towards a Diploma in Interior Design. With over 10 year’s experience already in the flooring and building industry, I enjoy creating spaces that my clients can enjoy and feel comfortable in.
After completing my diploma in interior design I spent six years in the soft furnishings industry bringing experience of fabric and colour to Nextdore. The transition has been a fantastic opportunity to work in a fabulous environment and expand my knowledge of interior design. I work alongside both contractors and suppliers on residential projects; it’s very rewarding seeing them through to completion. I enjoy building strong relationships with clients helping them to come up with innovative solutions for their homes.
I have worked in Interior Design since 1990, with some time worked in other fields during this period. I returned to this area of work again full time in 2008 after completing my Diploma in Interior Design. I like to take a practical approach to design ensuring that your interiors are comfortable, attractive and suit your lifestyle. I have a particular interest in soft furnishings and enjoy assisting clients to create a home that reflects their own personality whatever budget they are working to. I have a good understanding of the needs of a family within the home and take specific interest in creating beautiful spaces, whilst accommodating specific individual needs such as mobility issues.
My focus is people and in building a lasting rapport with my clients in order to achieve the home they have envisioned, making new friends along the way. I am friendly, approachable and always up for a laugh. It is important to me to listen to the needs of my clients and my aim is to make the process of creating a home for them as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. At Nextdore we are constantly updating our product knowledge, so I am able to assist you in all aspects of flooring, soft furnishings, tiles and colour schemes, within budget.
My career in this industry began in Nelson and when I moved to Christchurch I joined Nextdore, where I have had the best 18 months of my working career. I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing team, who are all creative, passionate about their work and supportive of each other, and I believe this shows through in all our projects. I look forward to meeting you!
Having always had an interest in art, design and interiors, I completed 5 years of specialized studies in the UK and gained a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, in Design Studies. After 8 years in the industrial adhesive market in the UK, a move with family over 12 years ago brought me to New Zealand. With this move came a change of direction into the flooring industry where I focused on Hard Flooring products for a number of years. In recent years I have been able to work with all types of flooring and am now able to bring together all of my skills and experience to nextdore. I most enjoy working with my clients to realise an interior that they are delighted with and best meets their needs, regardless of the size of project, be it residential or commercial.
My background is one of creativity – drawing, painting, print making, ceramics, jewellery, and teaching art. Previously I have worked as an Independent Interior Designer on education, commercial and residential projects. I have recently joined the Nextdore team and am enjoying working with a dynamic group of people, in a state of the art showroom with access to an extensive range of products and materials.
No two projects are ever the same, and I love the challenge of working with clients to come up individual design solutions, regardless of budget.
I am a born and bred Cantabrian and have spent all my life living in Christchurch. After completing secondary school I originally starting work in broadcasting and attended the New Zealand Broadcasting School, working in radio. I have since had a change of heart and am currently completing my Interior Design study’s, which I have developed a passion for.
Since starting with Nextdore in 2016, I enjoy working in interior design and have developed a passion for both the industry as well as customer service and working with clients to achieve their desired outcomes. That’s the best thing about my job – I get my buzz and passion through developing relationships and understanding what you are after and then seeing the end result.
Having studied interiors in my early twenties in the UK I returned to Christchurch and got my first job starting with ‘Dores for Floors’ around 1989. Business was certainly about selling carpet and vinyl, so after a few years learning the ropes I ventured away to start what was to be a successful interiors business in Auckland. The South Island, however, eventually drew me back to rejoin what have now become the Nextdore team and a business all about interior design and delivering individuality to our clients. I am extremely privileged to lead an energized team of individuals in an inspiring ever changing environment.
I have been with the company for over 30 years and I still enjoy everything this trade has to offer, learning more everyday as it constantly changes. I work with a very diverse team of amazing people of all ages. I am known as the grandfather of the company, not only teaching and passing on my many years of knowledge but having fun learning off even the youngest member of the team. As a team we all enjoy satisfying your needs with integrity and amazing results. Enjoy the experience as much as we do.
I am privileged to be the third generation operator of this historic family business. The values and integrity that started this business in 1960 are the most important part of everything that we do here. Our goal is to be the very best in this industry, to offer our valued clients the most positive and rewarding experience that we possibly can. I hope you enjoy our new world class showroom and the incredible, dedicated and passionate team that we have here. We would love to help.
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