"Out of all our builds the best builder we have worked with by far. timely, organized and very helpful resulted in our house being awarded at the NZ Home of the Year. Would recommend to all A++++++"
"We started our build journey by researching for a local, independent builder with a great reputation. So when we took our idea of a house build to Harvey Austen we were not disappointed. He came up with a great concept plan that incorporated all of our ideas and he improved on many aspects having viewed the site. The whole process for us flowed smoothly from the consent stage to handover.
Harvey and Nicola are super organised so supply and delivery of materials seemed effortless. Their project management was excellent, as well as advice and recommendations. They always made time to talk through the stages so we were kept completely up to date. The building team were great to deal with on any visits to site, always happy to show us around and answer any questions.
Austen Builders proudly won a gold award for our beautiful 437sqm home at the 2021 Registered Master Builders Competition which is well deserved in recognition of the quality of the fine workmanship, and for producing such a stunning build. We are so proud to call it home and are very thankful we chose Austen Builders to complete the project. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to build, they are worth taking your ideas to or they can help create the dream plan for you."
Peter & Shelly Datt
"We being business owners, were not able to manage our build project efficiently due to our other commitments. Choosing Austen Builders was the best choice we made. Being a local lad himself and a hands on person, Harvey was very efficient, trustworthy and very precise with his detail work. His communication skills and advice was always on a positive note. Harvey always ensured that his clients were satisfied and ensured that he was building our house as if it was his own. That was the point of difference from other contractors. We were pleased to see Austen Builders Ltd receive a bronze award on our house build. Congratulations Harvey. We will definitely use Austen Builders on our next project."
"Perfection. Harvey and his team at Austen Builders extended our existing home to double the footprint and we couldn't be more happier. The process from planning to finished build was professional and the final build results are of the highest quality, fit, finish and function. We very highly recommend Harvey and the team at Austen Builders."
Alan and Kirsty Emond
"We engaged Austen builders to complete a 100sqm extension and fully renovate our existing house during one of the toughest times recently in building works. Both Harvey and Nicola along with the team were professional at all times following Covid rules and regulations and dealing with the suppliers in sourcing materials at that difficult time.
The team on site turned up on time and were courteous and super professional in the work they completed. Juggling adding an extension and renovating existing is trying at times, ensuring that we could still live in the house and work alongside the build is credit to the team. We would not hesitate to recommend these guys and would be happy to discuss the work one on one with any prospective customers. Thanks Harvey, Nicola and team."
Ian & Carol Ross
"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."
Deval & Yamini Patel
"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% !"
Jason & Kylie Dixon
"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!!!"
Brendan & Valerie Cochrane
"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."
"We interviewed 3 building companies before building. Austen Builders were the only one of the three that quoted exactly what we asked for. Harvey Austen project managed the whole build as well as joined his team on the Tools. Communication with us was excellent throughout the whole project.
We have ended up with a superior, high-quality home, the finishing down to the last detail. Harvey and the team were friendly, well-mannered and a pleasure to deal with making this an easy process. We couldn’t recommend a better company to build your dream home."