About Us

Galbraith Plasterers Limited was formed by Barry Galbraith Senior in 1965. Over the next 30 odd years the staff numbers at times were up to 12 employees. During this time Barry Snr and his staff plastered literally thousands of homes and commercial buildings in the top of the south region (South Island New Zealand).

Barry Galbraith Junior and his wife Nicky purchased the business in 1999. The Plastering business now employs 9 qualified and experienced tradesmen, 2 apprentices, 3 skilled labourers and has a total staff of 17.

It is one of the largest plastering companies in the South Island and is the preferred applicator of plastering systems for the major building companies and many builders in the Nelson region. During the time that Barry has owned the company they have trained 13 apprentices in both solid and modified plastering. This company has trained the highest number of plastering apprentices in the country.

In July 2003 Galbraith Painting Limited started business so Galbraiths could offer a complete package beginning with the plastering of a house right through to the finished painted exterior. Their exterior painting comes with a 10 year Weatherproof Warranty. Galbraith Painting have 7 trade qualified and experienced painters specialising in both interior and exterior painting.

2004 saw 9 tradesmen brick/blocklayers recruited to give valued clients a wider range of cladding and fencing options.

In August 2006 Barry Galbraith purchased a Sandblasting and Powdercoating business offering excellent customer service and providing a base for the total business group which now employs 37 staff in total.

Barry Galbraith Junior has built the success of his business group on a foundation of personal attention, a “sleeves-rolled-up” attitude and a strong desire to provide excellent client service and complete satisfaction.