During the building process we found the team at Gregg Builders to be excellent. Project Manager Craig and Foreman Jaeren ensured we were happy with the build progress and process at our fortnightly site meetings.

Any changes we wanted during the process we discussed and after offering their own valuable advice were implemented with ease, they were always happy to go the extra mile to keep us happy to ensure an excellent outcome. This has also extended to the after
build period whereby any remedial work or additions required by us have been organised efficiently.
We found the on-site team to be friendly and professional who also kept a tidy work site.

We are very pleased with our new house – it is beautifully finished and feels just like home.

We continue to use Gregg Builders for any building work we require with our business or in our current home and would highly recommend the team at Gregg Builders to anyone considering building.

Mel & Stuart Ecroyd

A huge thank you to Gregg Builders on the completion of 140 Straven Rd.

We sincerely thank you and your wonderful team – office and especially Craig and Steve who were absolutely great to work with – nothing was a problem and communication was outstanding! Not just saying this with Craig being sort of related to our family – he really was outstanding.

Thank you again Colin, Katey and your marvellous team of builders.

We have a lovely house which hopefully will impress prospective buyers.

Kind regards
Ann & Martin Evans

To Craig, Steve, Colin and the team

We would like to formally thank you for the great experience we had working with you all in building our new home. We are both very busy in our jobs and not having the ‘build stress’ made a real difference. Having the confidence things were under control was important. A special mention of Steve, the man on the site. He knew the plans inside out, and any problems were sorted; options and solutions were presented. And appreciation to Craig for ensuring all went smoothly and that decisions were timely.

We would also like to mention the quality focus of those working on our home; both your team and the subcontractors. They were all very friendly, courteous and pleasant people who took pride in their work. Now the build is finished we miss the contact and interaction.

Your management systems are sound, and having regular site meetings kept us informed. Your focus on the programme also gave us confidence about the deadlines, and having the house completed ahead of schedule was appreciated. The financial management went smoothly and was a very transparent process.

The finished product is outstanding and we can’t fault the quality of the work.

We would certainly recommend you to others.

Regards Ken and Alison

To Gregg Builders Ltd.

We would firstly like to thank Colin and Craig for attending the many meetings we had with our Insurance Company (NZI] and the Christchurch City Council. Also thanks to your QS, Darryn Crawford who came up with a fair re-build price that was satisfactory to all parties concerned.
Both Craig and Isaac were extremely helpful as the build progressed and were efficient in sorting out any problems that arose.
They made sure that all build materials and products were arranged well in advance so there were no hold-ups along the way.
Isaac and his team worked tirelessly to have the build finished as per their construction programme.
We had fortnightly site meetings, which keep us informed and made sure the build was finished on time.
We have no hesitation in recommending Gregg Builders Ltd and have already had two friends engage them as their builders.
They have been diligent in their follow-up with inspections and touch-ups and their “subbies” were extremely friendly and professional.
We are thrilled with our new house and the very high standard that it was built to.

With thanks,
Brian and Heather Guthrie.

Hi Colin & Katey,

Becky and I just wanted to send you and your team a note to let you know how happy we are with our new home.Having been in the building industry ourselves for the past 22yrs as specialist Rockcote applicators we have a good knowledge of and have close ties to several outstanding builders. Selecting a builder to replace our EQ damaged home was always going to be a difficult choice. In our opinion Gregg Builders stood out above all others we have worked for not only for their quality but for the way the whole Gregg Builders team, subbies included conduct themselves onsite.

With the huge volume of work on in our city during the construction of our new home and with most companies having their staff working multiple projects at once, it was a real concern of ours that we would only see our builder once a fortnight as we have witnessed so many others have to put up with. We were specifically impressed that once Blair, Corey and Will started on our site they turned up every day, 5 days a week for the duration of our build.

Your foreman Blair is an absolute credit to the Gregg Builders team and the success of our project was largely down to the way both him and your PM Craig really drive the progress onsite. Their free and open communication with us made decision making very easy for us. Having Blair and his team onsite every day he was able to sort any issues/queries with subbies immediately, not days later. This I believe was the main reason why you managed to deliver our house to us 3 weeks in front of schedule.

Our build used a number of different materials and/or techniques and not once did this faze the boys onsite, any obstacles were quickly overcome. At one point Blair even saying “we haven’t looked at the plan since we got the framing up” shows how adaptable they were to a very bespoke style of home and owner!

Colin & Katey, thank you for creating our dream home. Your Gregg Builders craftsmen have produced us the home that Becky and I never imagined we would ever own, one that we are immensely proud of and one that is extremely pleasant to live in….. and show off to our friends and family.

Kind Regards,
Glenn & Becky Munro
Properly Plastered

We had previously lived in a house that Gregg Builders had built and were so very impressed with that house’s style, quality and craftsmanship that when the time came for us to build a new house there was no doubt in our minds that we would consider any building firm other than Gregg Builders. What a great decision that was.

Our new house is now complete. The building process exceeded our expectations and was a truly enjoyable experience for us. This firm is so very professional, has strong systems and processes and has a culture of excellence in every respect. Colin leads a great team of people who reflect his style which is friendly, approachable and inclusive. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
A project plan was presented at the beginning and a project meeting was held with us and the team every fortnight. Alongside the building project plan was a schedule of itemized costings which was amended monthly as the job progressed. It was always a very transparent process. The build came in on budget and the 10 month project extended just a fortnight past the initial project completion date. This was a great achievement in the challenging construction environment of post-earthquake Christchurch and testament to the strong relationships that Gregg Builders have with their subcontractors.

The quality of workmanship in our house is of the highest standard and we are so very grateful to Colin and his team for building us a house that we are extremely proud of and for making it all such a happy and positive experience.

Coral and Stuart Brander

Right from our first meeting with Colin Gregg we felt comfortable that we would be building with a company who would strive to understand what we were trying to achieve and would be genuine in their approach to seeing that realised. The personal and approachable manner in which Colin works ensured that the build process for us was neither daunting nor problematic.

Our project was managed in a professional and efficient manner, meeting budgets and delivering each stage as promised. Productive on-site meetings and regular contact with Craig as Project Manager, ensured it was an inclusive process so that we understood exactly what was happening along the way and where we could be further involved.

We were impressed with the quality of workmanship and dedication to achieve the best finish possible. The team worked through any difficulties with design details in a positive and proactive manner ensuring we had the result we wanted to achieve and that we were happy with the outcome. The relationships Gregg Builders have with sub-contractors and other third parties show the respect they have for both the work they do and the industry they work within.

Building our home was an enjoyable experience and we are thrilled with the end result that Gregg Builders helped create for us.

Kirsty & Julian Brown

We engaged Gregg Builders to build our house on 23 Desmond St, Fendalton, Christchurch in 2010.

Colin had an empathy for what we were seeking to achieve in the project and to meet the aspirations of the architect, David Shepherd.

We were impressed with how organised Gregg Builders were right from the onset. Their attention to detail, strong project management, meeting deadlines and frequent communication with us was impressive no problem being to big or small to deal with.

We appreciated the way in which they tried their best to minimise the disruption to neighbours and were particular about keeping their work area as tidy as possible including Health and Safety.

Gregg Builders employs a staff of enthusiastic and energetic men that are very particular and take pride in their work producing a high quality product.

Gregg Builders built the house but we were included in the journey. It is our pleasure to recommend them if you are seeking a high quality building that you will be able to enjoy for a long time, and continue to have a relationship with Gregg Builders.

Lawrence and Denise May

Director of The Russley Village Limited, Graham Wilkinson said that Gregg Builders had been selected as contractor based on their quality reputation. “Having had Colin and the team on my own house, I knew that they would deliver a superior result unlike most other builders,” he commented.

Graham Wilkinson

We are very happy to provide this letter recommending Colin Gregg and his fine team of builders and subcontractors who built our new house in Christchurch on plans provided by Simon Elvidge of M.A.P. architects.

Throughout the building process we had total confidence in the quality of the workmanship and attention to detail. Each member of the team treated us with courtesy at all times and their consideration to the surrounding neighbours during the building process was commendable.

Their time frame estimated at 7 months was exact and the costings fell within our budget.

We are delighted with our new home and would not hesitate to recommend Gregg Builders with confidence to anyone considering building a new home.

Murray and Sandra Greig

Gregg Builders were selected to build two high-spec town houses at 370 and 372 Durham St, based on their longstanding reputation for quality and reliability. In this hectic post-earthquake environment, it was especially pleasing to be working with builders who got started quickly, and worked steadily throughout the build. They maintained open lines of communication, held regular site meetings, and due to the depth of their experience, were able to provide valuable advice whenever required. The new owners of these two stunning townhouses are very happy with the results of their work. I would recommend Gregg Builders to others wanting an efficient build process, and a high quality finish.

James Clark
Beachside Projects Limited

Gregg Builders have built our new house at 45A Holmwood Road, Fendalton, Christchurch. I am happy to say, that I would recommend Gregg Builders, as an excellent building company. Gregg builders staff display a professional attitude at all times and produce quality workmanship. Colin Gregg, ably supported by his wife Kate, was a pleasure to deal with and was always accessible throughout the building process.

Gregg Builders have been a pleasure to work with, being professional throughout, showing sensitivity to neighbours and having a quiet work site without radios blaring like some other sites I have been on. They also were very safety conscious and, any problems on site were dealt with openly and without too much drama.

Gregg Builders completed the job on time and within budget, allowing for the inevitable variations that the owner might ask for.

Their product, has 5 year Master Builders Warranty, which I feel is essential today, when building a new home.

Sincerely yours
Ron P Williams

I was looking for a good builder that would be able to come into my home and help me with costing, design, experience and outstanding knowledge with building skills. I was introduced to Colin and Katey Gregg of Gregg Builders Ltd through a mutual friend and had an instant rapport with them both, on a personal level and also with my home and business. They are both genuine minded people.

What I liked about Gregg Builders and why I choose them above all the other building companies was their ease with making decisions and if there was something tricky I wanted to achieve, they approached with a positive attitude and could always deliver. They were happy to go the extra mile to helping me create everything I wanted.

Halton Street is the third project we have come together for and each project gets bigger than the last. With all the work we have completed, the workmanship has been at the highest standard, meticulous in all aspects from start to finish.

The experience as a whole with Gregg Builders, I could not fault them. I am very happy with everything and would highly recommend them to look after your building project. In fact I would not go anywhere else. Gregg Builders is a company you can rely on and trust.

Kindest Regards
Angelique Armstrong

Our company has dealt with Gregg Builders for approx 10 years ranging from the complete rebuild of retirement units to urgent earthquake repairs.

When our home needed a major earthquake repair and upgrade, there was no question as to who our preferred builder would be!
We have always found Colin and his team to be considerate professional tradesman with sound business principles.

The “Gregg Builders team” made the whole process stress free!

Gordon & Karen Hartley

Four years ago we started to think about building a house. We are now sitting in that house which would not have become a reality without the wonderful talents of Gregg Builders. We approached Colin on the basis of a recommendation from one of his previous clients and he and all his team have been outstanding in every way.

The house was challenging to build. It has a lower storey of concrete block with a concrete intermediate floor. It is of a thermal mass design with insulation over the main bearing walls and hard plastered block veneer outside. The top story is timber with recycled rimu weatherboard cladding. A number of the walls are curved. All these create challenges for a builder.

The result is a unique house with many attractive features. We used unpainted STO hard plaster over block inside, the first time this European finish had been applied in the South Island. We used a great deal of recycled timber. All the interior doors were constructed of laminated framing rimu from the house which we demolished on the property. Interior joinery was also made of 150year old recycled Jarrah. These materials are a good deal more demanding than MDF. The stairways have stainless steel and glass balustrades which again demand a high standard of finish.

If anything needed changing, it was altered directly. At each step we were kept fully informed and many decisions were mulled over until the best outcomes were achieved. In the months that the job proceeded we developed a great rapport with all of the staff and many of the subcontractors. So many small and large problems were nutted out on the job in the early mornings, to our very considerable satisfaction. Over and above all that, Gregg Builders kept to budget and had it not been for some atrocious weather, would have kept to time. This was, and is, a great achievement given how much of the design was decided as the construction proceeded.

We are hugely grateful to Colin and his team for doing such a great job. We have developed a tremendous respect for the many skills that it takes to build a house like ours to a high standard. We cannot imagine how the experience could have been better. Gregg Builders built our house but we were able to travel along with that process in a way that suited us. That is also a great talent. No two clients are the same and no two houses are the same. It takes great skill to build a house for a client in a way that ends up with the house the client wants, built in a way that the client finds satisfying. On the basis of our experience we would recommend Gregg Builders to anyone who wants to feel the excitement of the project, who wants a quality house, and who wants that done skilfully and well.

Kon & Alison Kuiper

Planning our ‘dream’ house was something that we had spent considerable time and effort working towards. Essentially this was our first house and a place we wanted family and friends to enjoy for generations. Build quality and workmanship were important aspects of the project, as was the ability to take an active part in the build. The team at Gregg Builders guided us through the build and worked with us to provide sensible cost effective solutions to the idiosyncrasies of architectural designed homes.

There were several notable aspects of working with the team at Gregg Builders. Of particular note was the perseverance onsite to complete the project. Once established, Gregg Builders staff and subcontractors remained until the entire job was complete – rain hail or snow!!

The term ‘the proof in is the pudding’ holds true with our house. We were told ‘there will be some things you’ll get wrong and do differently next time’. Whilst this is true, and some small things we would do differently, we would not change the team of people that helped create our house. The build quality is high and the craftsmanship clearly discernible. Gregg Builders achieved this ‘in spades’. We are now living in a beautiful house that has become our home.


I am delighted to provide a reference for Gregg Builders Ltd. I first met Colin & Katey Gregg three years ago when I had just purchased land to build on in Dover St, St Albans.

Gregg Builders Ltd exceeded my expectations with their helpful, friendly approach. Al their work was completed to a high professional standard and my long awaited home was built to budget and on schedule.

A delivery of sawdust was laid to help keep the site mud free and a big “site cleanup” on Fridays kept the area tidy. As I lived in a house on the front of the section this was much appreciated by both my self and my neighbours who share the driveway.

Katey organised photographs of the completed project. Well done to you both of you for a well organised project. I wish you all well for the future.


Sue Milligan
93 Dover St, St Albans, Christchurch

Colin and his team built our dream home in the 2nd half of 2008. We were very happy with the build and amazed at how well Colin dealt with issues as they arrived. His concern for what we wanted and what was right was second to none, in situations where I would have let something pass Colin sent it back and would not accept anything but perfect.

The attention to detail was excellent.The advice and guidance from Colin and his team was much appreciated from the first planning stages to completion, things that seemed huge and daunting were taken care of easily. We were 1st home builders and compared to some of the horror stories we’ve heard, our experience was excellent. Colin promised us we’d be in for Xmas and against all the odd’s, mainly getting started at exactly the time the weather folded in for the winter. He did it. We have no hesitation recommending Gregg Builders.

If we ever build again they will be the first we call. Our home is beautiful and we love it. Gregg Builders made it possible and we thank Colin, Katey and the team very much.

Ian and Camille King

We acted as Project Manager for a large and complicated residential refurbishment with Colin Gregg Builders during 2008. The contract was approximately 5 months in duration with limited architectural documentation and a client that demanded an exceptionally high level of detail and finish. This required extensive coordination by the Main Contractor with over 15 specialist sub-trades and several consultants.Colin Gregg and his team delivered the project within the project’s deadlines and met the quality level in all areas. However, over and above the outcome, we believe that the dedication, organisation and communication by his company during the contract period ensured a hassle free delivery.The key strengths of the company in relation to construction are:1. High level of organisation including meeting schedules, key issue reporting and financial updates.

2. Effective programming and anticipation of critical items to maintain the project’s critical path.

3. A fully consolidated construction team dedicated to quality and the overall project’s interests.

4. Professional site presence including health and safety.

5. An ability to meet the clients’ expectations commensurate with high end residential construction.

6. An understanding of local authority regulations and obligations of both resource and building consents.

In summary, we have pleasure in recommending Colin Gregg to any prospective clients and would welcome further discussion or clarification if required.

Richard Mora, Project Manager

It is my pleasure to provide a reference for Gregg Builders Limited. Gregg Builders built our house at 83 Harakeke Street, between July and December 2005. We found Gregg Builders to undertake their work in a professional and friendly manner at all times. Their work was to a high standard and our house was built on a time and to budget, which was no mean feat in what is currently an extremely busy industry.My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Colins approach and we have no hesitation in recommending Gregg Builders Limited for residential building work.

Yours sincerely
Simon Elvidge, Elvidge Architecture

I am writing this reference on behalf of Colin Gregg and his company Gregg Builders Ltd. Colin has built two homes for me and my family over the last 5 years, and although neither house was particularly easy to build, both were finished on time, and budget and to the highest standard of workmanship. Colin took the time before building to sit down and sort out any potential pitfalls, and any problems that arose during or after construction were quickly dealt with.I found Colin and all his staff to be hard working, friendly and courteous, and only happy to explain things to me as they went along. The end result is a house that is well built, comfortable to live in and is constantly admired by friends and strangers alike.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gregg Builders Ltd for any building project, and am sure you will enjoy the same level of professionalism that I have.

Jenny & Tony Hay

Colin Gregg employs a staff, consisting of young energetic dedicated builders. They worked late into the night and early mornings. They lived on site and completed our homestead of 550 sqm in five months, from June until October. (Conditions including ice, snow and howling winds!) Kate, Colin’s wife was also very much part of the team.There was never a delay for the subcontractors? Colin had them well organized in advance. There was no job too big or too small for Colin and his men. He is a superb organizer and helped us through issues with great tact and diplomacy! Always keeping his sense of humour and would go out of his way to show us examples and ideas.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 months with Gregg Builders Resulting in a beautiful home of the highest standard of workmanship? and new friendship. We would thoroughly recommend them for any project.

Yours faithfully
Ted & Sandy Phipps

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