Project: To fully renovate, reclad and replace the roof of 4-bed leaky home. Works included the addition of a top-level deck to maximise views, internal room and layout alterations, new windows and external remodelling of the entrance way and garage for easier access.
“Gareth was conscientious and ensured timeliness on site and quality workmanship. He was willing to look for ways to improve the build while being cost conscious and where practical, made cost savings whilst maintaining a high level of quality.
Gareth is a good communicator and easy to get on with. He is a professional - the finish is great. He completed what he committed to and when he encountered challenges he was good at thinking his way through to a solution. He was open and honest - even when you could see he was uncomfortable telling you what (he knew) you didn’t want to hear or know about!
He was good at explaining how things would progress and he always kept focused on the end result.
He organised other trades well during the finishing process and worked well with Council.
I would definitely work with Gareth on another project, I know he can be trusted.”
B. Davidson – Castor Bay
Project: House extension
“I found Gareth to be easy to communicate with - he wasn’t afraid to ask the ‘difficult questions’ when it came to interpreting the plans and showed a positive attitude in solving any contentious issues. He showed a strong sense of commitment to the Client. I was impressed with his conscientious attitude to achieve a high standard of workmanship. He was always prepared to go that little bit further to achieve the desired result.
I liked Gareth’s honesty and the way he worked in a friendly, communicative manner at the same time maintaining good onsite management. On this job he did find some existing defective framing which rather than ignoring he ‘made good’ to a very high standard – an example of his professionalism and dedication to providing a good outcome.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth to any of my Clients.”
J. Finlay, Architect, Albany
Projects: Gareth has worked on several projects for us over the years. He planned and designed a new bathroom and kitchen in a previous home and completely renovated two bathrooms in our current family house. He's also fitted a stone fireplace, planned and built large storage solutions around our house either from scratch or improving on existing cupboards, replaced appliances and laid wooden floors.
“Gareth is a totally trustworthy, honest guy. Lots of great ideas on how to achieve the best result but also a real eye for detail. Very reliable and hard-working.
I was so confident that he'd do a great job I recommended Gareth to my boss when he needed a major refurb and he was also thrilled with the results.
We've always been really pleased with the results and the time frames that they've been achieved in. We had lots of compliments on our lovely new kitchen and bathroom.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.”
C. Garland, Devonport
Project: To carry out weathertight remedial works on a leaky section of this house, replacing rotten structural timbers and recladding to match the rest of the property.
“Gareth was the expert - called in to project manage a nightmare fix, break the bad news to me and come up with a plan to sort the mess; rotting horizontal and vertical beams, which I saw clearly when he slung his sledge hammer through rotting jib. Gareth should be called Bob - cos he can fix it!
Two entire walls of the bedroom extension had to be removed and rebuilt, reclad with windows that didn’t fall out or leak! Along with some roof stuff and rebuild of a sinking verandah that was erroneously attached to the building (previous dodgey builders!)
… stress has blocked the memory of a lot of it but what I do remember is how unfailingly kind Gareth was when endlessly telling me the bad news; He respected that whilst I didn’t want to pass on a leaking building to anyone (I was selling) I still had financial constraints – so needed him to perform miracles – which he often did – there was always a solution to the problem; there was coffee, often; the build site was always tidy; Gareth was always on time and often hideously cheerful.
Gareth is extremely professional; and you can take to the bank anything he tells you – he is as honest as the day is long. I achieved $150,000 more on the sale price of my home because of Gareth.”
M. Smith, Greenhithe
Project: A pergola for Christmas!
“Superiorbuild.nz have just finished a pergola for us. We couldn't be happier with the whole process,
especially the final result. AAA+++.”
S. Dew, Torbay
Projects: Gareth has completed a number of renovations for me and is currently working on the restoration of an old weatherboard home.
“Gareth is a good communicator which has made my life as a project manager easier, he has always kept me up to date with the job, including photos. I am always in the loop with any issues that might arise, with a solution.
Gareth’s workmanship and attention to detail are second to none. He has always delivered above and beyond my expectations.
Gareth always looks at a job not only from a builder’s perspective but also from a design and aesthetic angle. Gareth is very honest and trustworthy, professional and friendly – he is competitively priced, and all my clients love him. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
I have very high expectations, with Gareth’s experience I know the job will be completed to the highest level.”
R. Logan, Project Manager and Interior Designer, Green Lane
Project: Extension to create a new master bedroom, ensuite and decking.
“Superiorbuild.nz were highly reliable, well organised and an excellent communicator. Gareth’s calm friendly nature meant the build process was more of an adventure than a challenge.
Excellent standard of work - inspections all passed first time with next steps well planned.
Gareth has all trade skills to create excellent work - We knew we could trust him and his judgment. However, the trait that makes him outstanding is something that can't be taught; his natural, easy communication style that was a pleasure to have in and around our home for the life of the project.
Gareth was careful to clearly communicate the process, what we could expect, best ways to manage cost while sharing potential risks at every phase of the project. This meant we had realistic and informed expectations with no surprises. Highly recommend. Brilliant job thanks!”
The Craigs – Albany
Projects: Wardrobe alterations and timber flooring repairs in old villa
“Gareth was fantastic to work with. He was very keen to ensure the completed work was what we had discussed and consulted with us every step of the way. He had many good ideas which we put into place and was more than willing to work with recycled timber for the flooring repairs which look fantastic.
The work that Gareth did was excellent and his attention to detail great. His work was not easy as there is not one wall in our old villa which is straight and building the wardrobe to look as though it had always been there was not easy! The finish was very good.
He also did some flooring repairs (fixing previous poor workmanship) and again did an outstanding job. He was willing to work with some timber that we already had, and the repair appears seamless.
Gareth is hardworking, honest and very willing to listen to what the customer wants and tries to ensure he can deliver exactly that. His suggestions were always very good. We will continue to call on Gareth for future work in our villa.”
P. Lepoutre, Takapuna
Projects: Kitchen renovation and creation of walk-in pantry - plus the renovation of two bathrooms
“Gareth's skill and knowledge were evident from the beginning, particularly his attention to detail.
He double checked any changes with me for approval. His workmanship was exemplary. He did everything he said he would plus much more.
I found Gareth friendly and very easy to get on with - he listened and made valuable suggestions and recommendations without enforcing his opinion. His building experience is obvious, and he is committed to good building practice.
He has many other trade contacts which was very helpful.
Gareth has a pleasant, happy disposition and I found him trustworthy, hardworking and professional. I thoroughly recommend him.”
S. Hayward - Murrays Bay
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