Premises or structures of National Historical significance are of special interest to JMA Decorators.

John Adair (our Principal and Managing Director) has had significant experience whilst working in Scotland and projects included a number of chapels and churches for the Archdiocese of Glasgow (many refurbished for their centenary celebrations).

A notable project here in New Zealand was the Old Parliament Buildings library.

JMA Decorators are well aware of the special requirements and fastidious nature of such projects.

John Adair 

Managing Director

Government House

JMA have just completed an external refurbishment of the paint work to the exterior of Government House for Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.

Government House, Wellington is the official residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand


Floor area: 4,200 m²

Phone: 04-389 8055

Architectural style: Edwardian architecture

Construction started1908

The Governor-General is a symbol of New Zealand’s unity and leadership, with the holder of the Office fulfilling important constitutional, ceremonial, international, and community roles.

The Governor-General is appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of New Zealand to serve as the representative of the Head of State, Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand.

New Zealand’s Head of State is non-partisan and is not involved in the “business” of government, which is the responsibility of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.  This arrangement is best described by the saying that “while the Sovereign reigns, the Government rules.”

New Zealand is a constitutional democracy and neither the Governor-General nor the Queen takes an active or initiating role in the executive functions of Government. By convention the Head of State acts on the advice of Ministers of the Crown, except on rare occasions such as when appointing a Prime Minister after an election. 

Ambassador’s Residence

Whilst there is no public access – JMA Decorators Management and Operative alike were privileged to visit this Category 2 listed historic homestead as we had been awarded the contract to repaint the exterior of the Ambassador’s residence (also Embassy and Consular offices on the same site)…. more

Hopper Street

Another landmark Building in the heart of Wellington’s Te Aro district has undergone a transformation with render repairs; building repairs; glazing repairs and a complete repaint in heritage colours.  The Hopper Street building owner selected JMA Decorators to effect the necessary works and ready this grand olde lady for many more years of life and reflected beautymore

Cable Car

JMA Decorators Project Manager Jamie Bryant along with his assistant Chris Vera have been busy ‘beneath the scenes’ blasting; cleaning and painting the integral steel support structure along with aesthetic elements to ensure continued enjoyment of this iconic Wellington Landmark for future generations… more

Museum Stand -Basin Reserve

Following Wellington City Council’s decision to earthquake strengthen and refurbish the Basin Reserve Museum Stand – work is well underway with main contractor Armstrong Downes providing structural strengthening works and JMA Decorators carrying out the refurbishment painting… more