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David Myles was a good, hard working player. Warriors player of the year 2000, didn't get opportunities in future seasons, but whenever he wore that jersey he didn't disgrace himself.... far from it. Good type.
 
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and both Campion and Myles went to the Cowboys from the Warriors.

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Jesbass_old

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Is David Myles still playing for them? Or is he in a lower grade, now?
 

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Not sure but I know Myles played against us last year up in Townsville. Had a couple of horror times at the back in that game too. haha. But as for Ravs yep I don't doubt he'll want to make a bit of a point there. Webby too. It's all set up for a good match!
 

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Jesbass said:
Is David Myles still playing for them? Or is he in a lower grade, now?

I think he went to a French club this season when Thurston took his spot.
I still think he was another bad loss for us considering his best form was at stand off - a heady, steady sort of player, mistake-free, enthusiastic and a strong defender.

Kav
 

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https://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=78060

Utility David Myles will return from a stint with French team Toulouse to play for the Gold Coast Titans in their inaugural NRL season next year.
Myles, 28, has become the Titans' 26th signing after agreeing to a one-year deal with the new franchise.
Gold Coast managing director Michael Searle said Myles' experience in NRL finals with the New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland was a big plus for the Titans.
"He's a very talented player and I have no doubt he has the ability and the determination to force his way into the first grade squad," Searle added.
Myles made his first grade debut for the Gold Coast Chargers in 1998 before joining Cronulla the following year.
The five-eighth/centre played for the Warriors from 2000-02 and the Cowboys from 2003-05.
The Brisbane product helped Toulouse reach this year's French Super League grand final.
Coach John Cartwright believes Myles' versatility will prove invaluable to the Titans.
"To have a player of the calibre of David Myles with his utility value and experience as a first grade player is outstanding," Cartwright said.
"I have no doubt he will place a lot of pressure on players within our top squad which is a good thing.
"Players like David could potentially prove to be our most important signings in our inaugural year."
 

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https://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=78060

Utility David Myles will return from a stint with French team Toulouse to play for the Gold Coast Titans in their inaugural NRL season next year.
Myles, 28, has become the Titans' 26th signing after agreeing to a one-year deal with the new franchise.
Gold Coast managing director Michael Searle said Myles' experience in NRL finals with the New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland was a big plus for the Titans.
"He's a very talented player and I have no doubt he has the ability and the determination to force his way into the first grade squad," Searle added.
Myles made his first grade debut for the Gold Coast Chargers in 1998 before joining Cronulla the following year.
The five-eighth/centre played for the Warriors from 2000-02 and the Cowboys from 2003-05.
The Brisbane product helped Toulouse reach this year's French Super League grand final.
Coach John Cartwright believes Myles' versatility will prove invaluable to the Titans.
"To have a player of the calibre of David Myles with his utility value and experience as a first grade player is outstanding," Cartwright said.
"I have no doubt he will place a lot of pressure on players within our top squad which is a good thing.
"Players like David could potentially prove to be our most important signings in our inaugural year."

Good to see someone recognise his value to a team - pity the Warrioirs couldn't see it when it was plain to see.

Kav
 
Weno

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David Myles,solid center who had alot of good touches.
Is he in the where are they now thread?
 
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NRL wants answers over melee

By PETER JESSUP and PATRICK GOWER
April 2000

The Warriors are vowing to defend themselves vigorously at tonight's judicial hearing over incidents in their win over the Queensland Cowboys which put a cheerleader in hospital and landed seven players on charges.

The match has sparked tough talking from the National Rugby League, which has ordered a major investigation after repeated video replays showed players from both sides running in to join a melee that left them, cheerleaders and a television cameraman sprawling.

The Warriors camp believe video analysis will clear their players of doing little more than defending themselves.

The video shows that the Warriors' Lee Oudenryn, Robert Mears and Scott Pethybridge went in to quell a spat between their team-mate David Myles and Damien Smith of the Queensland Cowboys.

Tony Tuimavave moves to do the same and is thrown forward into a Fox television cameraman as Cowboy Brett Boyd sprints in.

The cameraman goes down while Boyd and Cowboy captain Tim Brasher continue to move in on Tuimavave.

Neither club wanted to pass much comment on the facts yesterday, both wary of the NRLs power to impose fines of $A15,000 on players and $A500,000 on franchises.

However, there was no ill-feeling towards the Warriors in Townsville judging by the reaction of publican Peter Molloy, who owns Newmarket Hotel with his brother Mick.

He told the Herald last night that there was absolutely "no animosity at all" from patrons.

"If anyone was copping the biggest baking it was the ref.

"Two minutes after the game all anyone could talk about was the ref and how he could have nipped it in the bud straight up. The blame for the scrap was laid squarely with the referee."

A cheerleader, Vanessa Riolo, suffered bruised ribs and was taken to hospital for precautionary x-rays but was back at her university studies yesterday.

Four players are charged with conduct detrimental to the game, and face bans up to four weeks.

They are Cowboys wing Smith, who threw the first blow, and prop Boyd who ran to join the fight; Warriors centre Myles, who threw Smith over an advertising hoarding as play ran down the touchline and Tuimavave, who had moved from the interchange bench to the sideline ready to go on the field and also got involved.

Warrior second-rower Ali Lauiti'iti got to try a Kiwi jersey for size at the Anzac test team outfitting in Sydney yesterday but probably won't get to wear it after being landed with two careless high tackle charges.

If Lauiti'iti pleads guilty he will get a two-week ban forcing him out of Friday's test; if he denies the charges and goes down, six weeks.

Cowboys standoff Noel Goldthorpe and second-rower Robert Relf were also charged with high tackle offences.

Warriors boss Trevor McKewen said the club would vigorously defend the charges against Myles, facing two weeks off, and Tuimavave, up to six. Lauiti'iti's case they would consider and discuss with the Kiwi camp overnight.

He said: "It's not our fault the cheergirls were sitting there."

 
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The brawl that cost North Queensland Cowboys and Auckland Warriors 25,000 and hurt a cheerleader

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Andrew Voss from Fox Sports
May 21st, 2015 11:00 am

AS always there is plenty of interesting stuff to uncover this week in rugby league and we start by going back to one of the game’s more infamous moments from the turn of the century.

The year is 2000 when the Cowboys-Warriors clash in Townsville descended into mayhem.
In a match that would see four players cited for high tackles, things got way out of hand with a brawl that spilled over the sideline.

Unfortunately a cheerleader was hurt in the melee. Another four players were charged over the fight, and each club fined $25,000 for the conduct of their teams.

For the record, the Auckland Warriors won the game 18-12.

Doubt we’ll see the likes of it again, but that’s probably not a bad thing.

 
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Myles better off and setting his sights on a regular starting berth

February 28, 2003

When Warriors chief executive Mick Watson informed David Myles late last season that the club could not keep him and had recommended his and Kevin Campion's services to North Queensland, the 25-year-old centre was grateful.

After stints with South Queensland, the Gold Coast and the old Auckland Warriors outfit, Myles was just happy to serve out a contract without the club folding.

A victim of the salary cap, he and wife Leanne were at least able to prepare for the move from Auckland to Townsville with their young son Toben.

They even got to visit family in Brisbane on the way before Myles had to report for pre-season training at the Cowboys.

"It's a bit of a testament to the operation at the Warriors now under Mick Watson," Myles said ahead of tonight's trial against Newcastle in Cairns.

"He did his best to help us out and I was really happy because I thought that I still had a bit to offer. I didn't want to just have to go home. I was there three years and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got to play finals footy, which I hadn't done before, and to be part of a club that went from second last to the grand final in two years was great to be involved in.

"The Cowboys are in a similar position but both I and Campo know that it can be done."

While things have never been as desperate at North Queensland as they were in Auckland two years ago when Myles was just one of six people at training, "and that included [coach] Daniel Anderson", only the intervention of News Ltd prevented the Cowboys from going under at the end of the 2001 season.

Long-serving coach Tim Sheens had departed midway through the season, but his replacement Murray Hurst only lasted until round four of last year's competition before News appointed Graham Murray.

"From what I've heard from the other players, they're all feeling a lot more comfortable now under Graham Murray and everything is starting to take a bit of shape," Myles said. "Whatever problems they had are now in the past."

So too, Myles hopes, are his and he can concentrate on claiming a regular start: amid the turmoil, the former Queensland under-17s and -19s rep has managed just 58 first-grade appearances.

But with a full summer of pre-season training under the guidance of renowned former Bulldogs conditioner Billy Johnstone, Myles says he has never been fitter and his performance against Manly last weekend was impressive enough to prompt Murray to move him from centre to five-eighth following the return of skipper Paul Bowman for the Knights clash.

"I'm sure everyone has heard about Billy Johnstone, and it's all true," he said. "If we train outside it's at 6am or 6.30am before it gets too hot and every session is just 100 per cent intensity. Even in the weights room it's like a conditioning session. But I've no problem with that. I reckon a couple more years here would be nice."

 
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Fairytale finish in sight as Myles ends colourful career
Adam Gardini
03Sep07

HIS footy boots have taken him all around the world and back.

He's been a Charger, a Shark, a Warrior and Cowboy, and even played in France with Toulouse Olympique.

But after 10 years and more than 100 games at the top, Gold Coast Titan David Myles has decided to retire.

Poetically, he will end his first-grade career where it all began -- on the Gold Coast -- and with a fairytale finish in sight as Tweed Heads vie for a spot in the Queensland Cup grand final against North Queensland this weekend.

"I've been thinking about it (retirement) for a long time, it's just taken me a long time to get around to announcing it," said Myles. "I really wanted to make sure I was 100 per cent.

"It's all I've done the last 10 or 11 years since I left school. It's been harder to come to grips with than I thought. Most people never get to do what they love as a job and having it stop through no fault of your own apart from being too old, it's hard."

Although 30-year-old Myles does not have the profile of some of his star teammates at the Titans, few can boast the achievements he has on his resume.

He featured in a grand final for the New Zealand Warriors (2002) and was part of the North Queensland Cowboys' emergence as final contenders in 2004 and 2005.

In fact, Myles has a unique place in sporting trivia as the sole try-scorer in the Cowboys' memorable 10-0 semi-final win over the Broncos in 2004 which marked the first time in their history that they had beaten their Queensland rivals.

"I've got a lot of mates that bring it up frequently," he said of the try.

"They say it was the best offside try scored in NRL history. There's a couple of NSW mates that say it was only second to Billy Slater's try in Origin a few years ago.

"But the video doesn't lie."

Not surprisingly Myles rates the Cowboys' emotional charge into the finals in 2004 as the most memorable period of his career. It was breakthrough time for the the three-time wooden spooners as they captured the imagination of the rugby league world to become finals contenders.

"It was unbelievable, just the whole town and the atmosphere," he said.

"That day when the tickets went on sale for the Broncos game, you couldn't even find a park at the stadium and the players had to park down the road.

"Then to score that try and having all my family and friends up for that game as well just made it even better.

While Myles has not played a big part in the Titans' landmark entry into the NRL, the journeyman said he felt privileged to return to the Gold Coast to finish his playing days after believing his NRL career was over when he went to France in 2006.

"I would have liked to have played more games, there's no doubt about that," he said. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed but that's in no way directed at Carty (coach John Cartwright) or the coaching staff.

"I was a last-minute signing so I knew the role that I'd play would be more behind the scenes. But it did mean a lot to me to play first grade again and to do it back here on the Coast."

With the end in sight Myles plans to continue working in an administrative role with local business Ikin Store It as well as running his own corporate health business.

He also hopes to continue his involvement with rugby league in a coaching role next season.

 
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77. DAVID MYLES
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He has stopped his Business Mentoring and Coaching consultancy and is concentrating on his business Gutter Knight which has blown up since our last update to become Australias leading gutter protection system.

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Gutter Knight is a locally owned and run business which provides high quality, value for money gutter guard and leaf guard solutions for residential through to commercial applications. All gutter leaf guard products are Australian made and pass through many strict Quality Control processes to ensure the highest quality material available. Founded on old fashioned work ethics and values, you can be assured that no short cuts are ever taken and every small detail is dealt with and accounted for.

Your gutter guard will be installed by an experienced technician who has gone through a strict in-house training program. They will explain to you in plain English all details of what the gutter protection installation process is so you know 'exactly' what you are getting. From start to finish you can expect first class service. The friendly technician will meet you onsite on time and will listen to what you require. They will answer any questions that you may have about the process and will suggest some options and ideas for not just a new leaf guard, but aspects such as how to prevent foliage falling there in the first place, to assist you in making your decision for your individual circumstances. You can be assured you will be offered 'real personalised advice' that is right for you.

Unlike other companies offering gutter protection, Gutter Knight not only guarantees its product but also importantly their workmanship.


I'll post an interview about the franchise side of his business in his player discussion thread as its quite lengthy but here is the link if you want to read it...

 
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Interview: From NRL to Gutter Guard Entrepreneur – David Myles of Gutter Knight

April 30, 2018

Following on with our business franchise series at Eden Exchange, we spoke with David Myles, Franchise Support Manager for Gutter Knight, the leading Gutter Guard franchise in Australia. David described his past in the NRL and his involvement in the Gutter Knight franchise. David also discusses Gutter Guard’s point of difference in the industry and what it takes to be a successful franchisee in the sector.

Eden Exchange: Hello David, Thank you for this opportunity. First off, Can you tell us a little about what Gutter Knight is and the services it provides? Notably what is the difference between Gutter Knight and other Gutter based franchises?

David Myles:
. Thanks for the invite guys. Gutter Knight is a family owned and operated Gutter Guard company. Our Head Office is based in Brisbane however are currently in 13 locations around Australia and expanding rapidly. Our core business is to supply and install locally manufactured products which keep leaves and debris out of gutters. The greatest point of difference of Gutter Knight and others is the background of Brian Brown and myself. We are not tradesman or previous Gutter Guard installers, we come from a Business Coaching and Consulting background which is very unique in the Franchise industry and a big reason why our Franchisees are so successful.

Our Franchise system and ongoing support/coaching, allows our Franchisees to follow a proven system and process which is not only simple to follow but is very easily scalable while keeping great profit margins. This gives them the freedom and choice to run their businesses in 3 ways depending on their lifestyle and goals. The first option is to do all the work themselves eg make the sale then do the installation. The second option is to outsource all of the work. The third option is a combination of the two. What this means is that while our Franchisees run their own businesses, we are invested in their success therefore throw all of our support and resources behind them to ensure they are building a great business. We are totally upfront with this and our Franchisees love it!

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After working with hundreds of businesses, including large Franchise groups over the years with the focus on growing and expanding these businesses, we have seen what works and what doesn’t. We understand that a large part of success and failure of any business comes in the sales and marketing. This is where our business excels.

Eden Exchange: Can you tell us a little bit about your professional background and what your current role is in Gutterknight?

David Myles:
I’ve always had a head for businesses, even as a kid. My first business was hiding in the bushes on the 7th hole at the Keperra Golf Course and waiting for the golfers to hit the ball in the bushes. I would then find their ball by the time they came down and sell them back to them for 50c. After a while other kids wanted in so I ended up having them go find the golf balls, bring them to me where I would buy them for 20c then go and sell to the golfers for 50c or $1. This was much more than the $2 a week my parents were giving me for pocket money.

I played in the NRL (National Rugby League) from the time I left school until I was 30. Actually if I am honest I was too old and slow by then so they kicked me out! As a player in the NRL I developed a lot of skills which have been integral in this next phase of my life. When I knew my career was coming to an end I started to network more actively with sponsors and other business leaders. After football, I met Brian Brown (no not the actor). Brian is now my business partner and the Founder of Gutter Knight. Brian had a Business Coaching and Consulting company in which I began to work in.

My current role in Gutter Knight is based around supporting our Franchisees with the growth (personal also) of their businesses to ensure they are building a business which can support their personal goals and lifestyle they are wanting for themselves and their families. I also grow the brand as a whole to ensure we continue to gain market share as a group and also attract the RIGHT people into our Gutter Knight team.

We do not take a percentage of our Franchisees earnings, there is a small set monthly investment of only $500 which goes towards marketing and admin. We believe that if a Franchisee makes 15k this month or 30k this month it should be theirs. Where we make our money as a Franchisor is in the stock which gets purchased through us.

Eden Exchange: As the Franchise Support Manager of Gutter Knight, how did you become involved with the Company?

David Myles:
. This is a pretty cool story. My bookkeeper at the time came to me while I was Business Coaching and told me of a client of hers who unfortunately had a child with Leukemia, which had forced her to leave her job to look after her child. The husband has a business which was installing Gutter Guard based on the southern end of the Gold Coast. At the time, I had never even heard of Gutter Guard! As a favour and it was the right thing to do, I agreed to help him out to get his business back on track so he could support his family and take some financial stress off them. Within 6 weeks we had the business do its biggest week. By the end of the second month we had just done his record month. By month three, the business had doubled. They were over the moon and he was well and truly on his way to building a great business, which could be flexible enough for them to do what they required to support their child as well as not worry about money.

I had always wanted to franchise a business. I never knew what, however it has always been a goal of mine. I thought about it for a while before discussing it with Brian Brown. We agreed to run a pilot in Brisbane. I then did the right thing and contacted the client who I had assisted with his Gutter Guard business and out of courtesy asked him if he would like to be involved. He politely declined and wished us luck. From there we ran the business as a pilot for 2 years with the view of Franchising when we believed we had the systems and processes down pat so we could duplicate the results. That was 6 years ago now and the business has gone from strength to strength.

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I have come away with multiple exceptional people as business and personal mentors which still play a large role in my life today and assist me in the continual growth and success of our business today.

Eden Exchange: Has the business exceeded all expectations so far? Can you elaborate on what is involved in creating a business like Gutterknight? What obstacles did you encounter along the way?

David Myles:
As far as expectations go from an outside point of view, we are certainly well and truly above where many thought we would be. Within 6 months we were the manufacturers largest local client and with 18 months we were their biggest client nationally which includes Bunnings, Tradelink etc. However internally we always had a belief and knew Gutter Knight would be successful and quickly become a leader in our industry. I don’t mean to come across as arrogant, we just believed in what we were creating and also the Franchisees we have been lucky enough to have come in to the business. Creating the business has been a real journey for us all. It has been one of huge personal growth and development and been a lot of fun. Not to say there hasn’t been obstacles along the way, there certainly has. One of them being my naivety with the complexity, legalities and time required to actually turn a business into a Franchise. This is where I have been blessed to be involved with Brian Brown as he excels in the governance, processes and systems development. This was a real learning curve for me and gave me an appreciation of the process.

Eden Exchange: Australia is considered to experience the harshest climates in the world, wth notable flooding, scorching heat, high wind storms and highly temperamental seasons. How does Australia’s climate and weather patterns impact on your demand and the development of your product?

David Myles:
We are constantly looking to improve our products for our customers, it is a core focus to ensure we are always a head of the pack. We have some very exciting new patents coming out which will again boost us ahead of other competitors out there. Weather patterns can play a role throughout the year however this is mainly through awareness of our customers. Storm season for example normally brings with it news reports around maintaining your home, being storm safe etc which draws attention to the customers that they may need to do something with their Gutters. Heavy rain and also bush fires, again through organic news does bring more awareness about the requirement of a Gutter Protection system, however I wouldn’t say it has a large impact on our business. It certainly is a driver at these parts of the year for our Franchisees however we have many other drivers and markets we create ourselves which have a greater impact on our Franchisees’ businesses.

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Brian has been a huge influence in my life and a driving force as to why Gutter Knight is such a success. This is where I began coaching and mentoring other small businesses and has been the foundation of our systems and processes we use in Gutter Knight today.

Eden Exchange: According to your website the Gutter Knight business model is based on continuous improvement to product and service. What developments are you focused on in regards to service? And what improvements to product are you considering in the future?

David Myles:
Service to our customers is our number one priority. We have the simple philosophy of treating all customers exactly the way you would like to be treated. We believe that starts with communication, gratitude and respect. All of our internal and external systems are designed around these three core values. We are in the business of serving our customers. Without them Gutter Knight would not exist. Because of this, we are constantly surveying clients, updating and refining our processes where required to ensure that every interaction with Gutter Knight from a customer point of view is a positive one. We are also realistic and things go wrong from time to time. When this happens, we do not shy away and rectify whatever we need to ensure a positive outcome for the customer and Gutter Knight. We have some very exciting product improvements coming up later this year with a focus on improving installation time so that our Franchisees and installers can install much more product in a day increasing their capacities and businesses.

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This is an ongoing and ever changing process which Gutter Knight not only complies with however makes sure our Franchisees best interest are always at the forefront of our decisions.

Eden Exchange: At the moment you only have a limited number of franchises across Australia. What is Gutterknight looking for in potential franchisees and what personalities work best with the Gutterknight model?

David Myles:
Yes, having a limited amount of Franchises available ensures the success of our Franchisees. Our business is not suitable for everyone, we have knocked back people wanting to be involved and will continue to do so if we believe they are not the right people to join the team. Gutter Knight is a people focussed business and has a strong team focus so anyone who comes in must be adding to the group. When the guys on the Sunshine Coast do something good, that affects the guys in Perth and vice versa, it also has the same affect if they do something not so good, therefore finding the right people with the same personal values as Gutter Knight is crucial to us. We are focussed on only bringing 4 to 5 new Franchisees on per year, this allows us to ensure we spend enough time with prospective Franchisees to see if it’s a good fit for both parties and also to give them the training and support they deserve when they come on board. This gives them the foundation to build a sustainable and profitable business. In five years’ time, we will be the known Australia wide by customers, builders, architects as the go to guys for Gutter Protection. I think we will do it in 3.

Coach ability is a key factor. Our best Franchisees have never been on a roof before, some don’t get on now either, however they have extremely profitable businesses all because they were coachable. Honest and ethical, these are core values of Gutter Knight. People who have a desire to better themselves and create a better lifestyle for their families, we are a family owned an operated business and treat each other as such. We are a growth oriented company, both personally and professionally. Team focus, you must be able to work as a team. Together as a group we are much stronger than individuals. We have private online portals which all Franchisees engage in, share stories, have a laugh and also share successes with each other to help in their businesses. We have a vast range of personalities which is great, we have ex corporates, ex footy players, ex photographers, ex miners, ex drafties, ex sales guys all however share the same core values as mentioned here. In short, we have a great group of Franchisees that are all great people and a lot of fun to be around.

Eden Exchange: Thanks David. It has been a pleasure talking to you and we hope to hear from you again soon.


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Gutter Knight is an Australian owned and run business based in Brisbane with owner operators around Australia who provide high quality, value for money gutter protection available for residential through to commercial applications. All products are Australian made / product of Australia and pass through many strict Quality Control processes to ensure the highest quality material available.

From start to finish you can expect first class service. The actual business owner will personally meet you onsite, on time, and will listen to what you require. They will answer any questions that you may have about the process and will suggest some options and ideas to assist you in making your decision for your individual circumstances. You can be assured you will be offered ‘real personalised advice’ that is right for you.

Unlike other companies, Gutter Knight not only guarantees its product but also importantly our workmanship. We will clean up the site so well that the only way you will know we have been there is from your leaf free gutters and added value to your home.

 

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