"This is a note of recommendation regarding Coastal Builders who have worked on two separate major renovations for us. We have found Geordie Davidson and his team to be reliable, flexible, honest, polite, hard working and very good at what they do. Also, and possibly most important, they are communicative and willing to go the extra distance to ensure we, their clients, are satisfied with what they have done and are doing, on an ongoing basis throughout the job. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who wished to avail themselves of Coastal Builders' services."
â€” Sandra and Andrew Darlington
"Passion, Integrity and Excellence are the three words which are integral to my business and in my opinion are the core values of Coastal Builders Ltd.
Passion because they love what they do, from the beginning of our project to the last nail, their enthusiasm and pride in going about our house renovation was obvious.
Integrity because I never had to question or doubt any aspect of the building cost and our renovation was completed on time.
Excellence because simply, they employ the best builders and sub trades and the finished product exceeded our expectations.
Am I happy with what Geordie has produced for me... absolutely."
â€” Max and Lyn Marsh
"I have used Coastal Builders for the past ten years. During this time they have carried out a wide range of building and construction tasks, ranging from all aspects of commercial fitouts and project management of various sized jobs, including the construction of my own home.
Their work is always of a consistently high standard and is carried out in a very professional manner. I have always found them to be reliable and very easy to work with."
â€” Managing Director, Dave McAlpine | KEA Property Group
"We started our conversations with Geordie with simple plans for a kitchen and a vague idea of some other changes we wanted to make to the house; those plans evolved and the result has been fantastic. From the day they started work they were always professional and managed our expectations. The final result is outstanding and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Coastal Builders for any job. They are extremely tidy too!"
â€” Jodi & Simon | Hakanoa Street
"Coastal Builders were our builders on the project to renovate our old home into a beautiful NEW old home.They began our project early in February and completed end of August; an amazing achievement given the transformation that we now enjoy.
Geordie and the team stepped in and took us by the hand, step by step explaining the process on a daily basis, and therefore giving us an increasing confidence in their ability to deliver that which we could only dream about. In doing so, they professionally completed what can only be described as an outstanding finish.
The coordination of the job at hand and the respect for us as the customer was ten fold. We cannot speak highly enough of Coastal Builders and have delight in recommending them as benchmarks of the industry."
â€” Bill and Kate McKenzie | Remuera
"After deciding we didn't really want to leave our seaside Murrays Bay location, but knowing we really wanted to add some living space with a sympathetic remodel of our early 1930's transistional bungalow,we pretty much engaged Coastal Buidlers for the project on the recommendation of our architect David Delamare.
They arrived on the day indicated, finished within 24 hours of their forecast 3 months later and provided all the ingredients that you really need for a project of this nature (no matter how big or small) on the way through, namely:
- Great workmanship - well versed in their craft, precise efficient style and very tidy
- Easy to have on the site - good natured, tolerant, respectful
- Response to unexpected events - they were able to provide solutions and resource within 24 hours
- Fair Pricing
We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone."
â€” Chris & Karen Dorrington | Macnay Way
It is without hesitation that I would recommend Coastal Builders for any alteration or additions to any building i.e. house or commercial.
Workmanship is of a very high standard of which cannot be faulted.
Coastal Builders are very trustworthy and leave the property each night secure, clean and tidy. I am thrilled with everything that has been carried out on my property and have no problem in recommending them to anyone.
A big thanks to Coastal Builders and their staff for a very professional and fantastic job.
"We were recommended Coastal Builders by another building company and we weren't disappointed. The team were excellent from start to finish; they were always communicating, making recommendations, and working diligently all the way through the project.
The job was a major renovation of an existing old two storey villa, and the building of new replica style buildings to accomodate a large cafe and offices on Mt Eden Road. Coastal Builders take pride in their workmanship from start to finish and even completed the building on time. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company to anyone."
â€” Ross & Ruth Shannon
"In 2007 Coastal Builders completed a new and fine cedar 3 barn family home for me in 6 months from the ground up. The concept was, by design, relatively simple in line and angle, but Geordie and their cohesive small team, enjoyed the opportunity to exercise the kind of precision in construction that a new house offers. Living close by permitted me to observe their skill and ability from every angle well. The team built my house with pride and enthusiasm in their work. The site was safe for my children, and potential hazards were indentified and each step of the building process was explained in detail.
Geordie demonstrated exemplary organisational skills, which resulted in accurate time management. There were minimal delays and the project progressed smoothly. They were always available to field my numerous impromptu site visits, and the team were consistently professional, polite, respectful and helpful. They left the site tidy and clean each and every day.
Coastal Builders subcontract to a reliable electrician and plumber who have been prompt in assisting me beyond completion with the learning curve of owning and managing my own home. Please contact Geordie if you wish to visit and view the work of Coastal Builders, whom I highly recommend."
â€” Dr. Marie Rose | Peach Parade
"I am happy to be able to provide Geordie Davidson with this testimonial as Coastal Builders has provided parallel Directions Ltd with excellent services since we started dealing with them four years ago. Parallel Directions Ltd is a registered Property Consultant and Property Manager, based in Auckland, but carrying out projects for commercial tenants throughout New Zealand. We help clients define what they really need, find the right property, negotiate the lease, project manage the design and construction of the fitout and move them into their new premises.
Coastal Builders has worked with us extensively over the years, particularly in fitting out new premises, making good premises when tenants leave their old location, construction of new buildings and renovations of existing property.
Prime importance to our company is to ensure our client receives best returns on their time, cost and quality investment. Coastal Builders has an excellent team of tradesmen whose standards of work have always been at the highest level. Geordie's ability to source the best people and materials has enabled us to satisfy the most demanding of clients. I will continue to use Coastal Builders in future project work."
â€” Director, Peter Scott | Parallel Directions Limited
"We have a 130 years old villa in Parnell, Auckland. She had gone through many incarnations and by the time we were ready to restore her, she was decidely shabby. We wanted to retain her old world charm whilst bringing her into the 21st century. We were concerned about the cost, knowing that unlike building a house from scratch you cannot expect a firm quote. Above all, we wanted a first-class job.
Geordie said they were up for it and they undertook to give us a budgeted breakdown with progress calculations as the work proceeded from start to finish. It quickly became apparent that the Coastal Builders team are craftsman; proud of their workmanship and justifably so. Their subcontractors and others were engaged because they set the same high standard for themselves. Now it is over and we have a top class home to move in to.
And the money? Well, there were some overruns; but we were alerted to these early on, discussed them and approved them. So no shocks, and the overruns were significantly offset by reductions in other areas, as Geordie promised. The project was a challenge, but the professional approach of the boys made it a delight."
â€” David & Rosemary Gill
"After being let down by our original builder at the last minute, we were fortunate enough to be put in contact with Coastal Builders. Being a person with high expectations, it wasn't long before we realized we had the right team for the job.
The initial renovation of one of our childcare centres consisted of a total re-roof and an addition almost half the size of the original building. All this was done while the centre was still in operation. Coastal Builders were extremely co-operative and were always conscious of the safety of the children and the staff.
While the main project was underway it wasn't long before we were increasing the initial renovations to include a new kitchen, a deck, replace three windows and extra re-gibbing. They also relocated a shed, built a sandpit and fence, and regrassed a play area. They accommodated this work willingly even though they had to re-schedule their work.
From this point on we have used Geordie for several alterations to our other centres, some major and some minor. We have no hesitation in recommending Coastal Builders for renovations, alterations, additions or just maintenance large or small. Their approach is totally professional and the workmanship is of a high standard."
â€” Mike and Marlene Owen | Nurserydale Childcare Centre
Coastal Builders spent nine months refurbishing our house in Remuera. We found Geordie Davidson to be knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects, including managing his team, liaising with Council, Architects, interior designers, sub contractors etc., and listening and understanding me; the client.
I had heard a lot of stories of stressful building sites, and I have to say that ours was not one of them. The job was completed on time with little to no stress. We had a Monday morning meeting every week, where we discussed deadlines, sub contractors and finishings and every thing went smoothly.
We would use Coastal Builders and Geordie if we were doing another build or renovation.
â€” Sue and Chris Dickson