CDF National

Welcome to CDF National Ltd

CDF National is one of New Zealand's premier painting and decorating contractors. We specialise in commercial and educational painting and offer a wide range of services from 'one off' repaints to Annual Maintenance contracts. We have offices in Christchurch and Dunedin allowing us to cover the South Island with many contracts having been completed on the West Coast successfully, for example.
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Our commitment to you

We have been in business since 1957. Our success is based on a philosophy of continual improvement in order to remain a market leader. We are committed to a superior service culture, developing lasting client relationships and providing a top quality job.
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Our Vision

CDF National was purchased by the Shivas family in 2006. John, with his two sons Andrew and Grant managing painting and roofing teams, is determined to see CDF national go from strength to strength becoming known for quality workmanship with a high standard of professionalism, reliability and performance.
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Our Philosophy of Continuing Improvement

"Our commitment to our clients has been the driving force behind the development of our company into a successful influence in the painting industry."

The success of CDF National is based on a philosophy of continual improvement with a view to maintaining the company's leadership position.

Key elements of this philosophy are:
  • commitment to a superior service culture
  • developing, maintaining and valuing lasting client relationships
  • providing a top quality job.
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Our Mission Statement

  1. Provide complete customer satisfaction and exceed clients expectations.
  2. Commit to maintain leadership and influence in the painting industry.
  3. Promote a high level of service combined with the highest level of workmanship and integrity.
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Staff Maintain Our Leadership

CDF National's most important resource is the band of people who transform its vision of excellence into reality: the staff. A loyal and experienced team of tradespeople, apprentices, site foremen, managers, and administrators, they have all made a contribution to the ongoing success of the company.

CDF National ensures that all staff are aware of, and trained in, best business practice, a philosophy that recognises that every staff member has an important role to play in maintaining the company's industry leadership.

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Health & Safety Paramount

CDF National has, considering the nature of its business, a proud safety record but is not content to rest on its laurels. The company has a dedicated Health & Safety Manager charged with remaining current with all relevant legislation and continually monitoring the company's performance in this vital area to ensure full compliance.

The company is regularly required to work in environments which require comprehensive Health & Safety programmes and so provides up-to-date staff education and training in such specialised areas as materials handling and working at heights.
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Professional Project Management

Your CDF National project receives the full attention of one of the company’s Managers, from quoting to completion. They are also responsible for implementing the company’s three-stage Quality Control Programme:

  1. the site is checked prior to commencement of work to identify any repair work required
  2. the preparation work is checked prior to painting
  3. the finished work is thoroughly inspected with you to ensure your complete satisfaction; this stage may also include additional independent checks by our paint suppliers.

The Manager will also monitor progress for adherence to schedule and regularly report to you. Weather can sometimes hamper You will be kept fully informed at all times.

Quality Suppliers

CDF National purchases only from suppliers with a track record of supplying quality products. Just as CDF National stands behind its service, so it deals only with suppliers who are confident in standing behind theirs. This sees the company enjoying excellent relationships with leading suppliers of not just paint but of all the products required to deliver a comprehensive paint application and maintenance service.