We have no hesitation in recommending Austen Builders to anyone wanting to have a quality home built for them.
We were wanting to build a new home at Pauanui Beach on the Coromandel Peninsular and had a firm idea of the floor plan. We contacted Austen Builders and Harvey helped us sort out exactly what fitted in with our ideas. Harvey completed the house on budget and in a very reasonable time frame for the size and complexity of it.
Harvey was excellent to deal with during the build and would come and confirm various details with us. He was always open to discussing any changes that we wanted considered.
We have been extremely pleased with the quality of the whole build, particularly with the fit and finish and his focus on even the smallest of details. The evidence of this has been having our home receive a New Zealand Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Gold Award for excellence in workmanship, creativity and innovation and also being the Category Winner in its class for its region.
Ian and Carol Ross 12/10/2016
We embarked on alterations to an older home which ended in a major rebuild of the whole house. The one thing we learnt very quickly was, alterations or renovations come with hidden problems , as there is a certain amount of unknown once things are uncovered and you find putting all the ideas together can become an ambitious ask.
We’ve all heard the importance of a good builder when taking on a project of this nature and this was where Austen Builders excelled, keeping us informed, working through solutions and detail, making changes and helping us with council, turning what could have been a stressful time for us, into the exciting and rewarding time it should be. The obvious ability and knowledge of Austen Builders goes back a generation and some of those skills and lasting workmanship qualities are hard to find today. Their commitment to our build was most appreciated in the way it all came together and the pride taken in their own workmanship shows through in the results. One of the most pleasing things has been the positive comments on our renovation from friends, family and neighbours.
The relationship has continued since the house project and Harvey was asked to do a commercial build for us. This was not an easy build and required some clever innovation and planning in the early stages with Harvey organising details of construction between engineers and draughtsman.
An important part of any build, is having confidence in the delivery, the reason we asked Harvey to do this second build for us also.
We have no hesitation in recommending Austen builders for any quality build others may want to undertake.
Brendan & Valerie Cochrane 12/10/2016
We are very delighted that we chose Austen Builders to build our home in Pokeno, Harvey was very transparent in all dealings and made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire process.
The communication was very open, we definitely felt like a valued customer and not just a number… As this was our first build we had many adjustments and design additions that were never a hassle for him. This was our first build but definitely not our last and we will be using the services of Austen Builders again!!!
Jason & Kylie Dixon 12/10/2016
Building our house with Austen Builders and Harvey has proven my best decision in years !
I always had the feeling that he and his formidable staff were there to make the best possible job, with incredible attention to detail, efficiency, and superb craftsmanship Things have gone smooth, on time and with total transparency, no stress at all. Satisfied 100% !
Deval & Yamini Patel 12/10/2016