About Us

Our Story

We started trading in 1990 from a small premise on Waltham Road in Christchurch. Fast forward 30+ years and we now have two stores in Christchurch, one on Montreal street and the other on Papanui Road serving the north side of the city and we have a free delivery service within the Christchurch area that is a huge benefit to our customers. We have a small yet dedicated team that is ready to answer your questions, queries and has the ability to solve all sorts of problems. Feel free to get in touch today, we’d love to hear from you!

Meet The Team



Elliott Cossham


Adrian Cossham


Benj Maden

Inventory / Marketing

Doug Thomson

Shop Sales

Brent Skinner

Papanui Branch Sales

Matt Mayes


Sam Purcell


Matt Butterfield

Dispatch / Deliveries

Ferg Trainor


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality trades supplies to painters, plasterers, builders and other tradespeople. We strive to provide the biggest range at competitive prices all the while ensuring the best customer service to our customers.

30 Years Service to the Trade

Shop at R&S Trade for all your paint and supplies.