Our large contemporary home was a two-and-a-half-year build with high tech designer detailing that had to be tailormade to exact specifications. In addition to the build time we spent a year in the design phase with Jonathan Kennedy from Sheppard and Rout Architects. We knew with such a large high tech, fully architectural house the right builder choice was paramount. As ex-builders ourselves, we had a passion for construction and design detail. We met Colin Gregg through an introduction from our Quantity Surveyor and were pleased to select Greggs Builders to build our house as they had a good reputation as being one of Christchurch’s finest builders.
We were impressed early on (as I was on site most days) with Blair Watson, Gregg’s leading foreman and Project Manager, with his professionalism and focus and ‘can do’ attitude and knowledge and ability. Also appreciated was the ‘extra mile’ effort Blair contributed, and on many occasions, this was after hours to discuss options and constantly seek a level of exacting quality and if necessary ‘have it done again’ to achieve the ultimate result. The house was a challenging build and liaison between client, subcontractors and our architect were second to none. Craftmanship, quality, first class service and always the right decision and solution solving was excellent. Superb management of fortnightly site meetings that involved subs, consultants, designers, engineers etc and clients, were always well planned and executed.
Our dream house was constructed over 2 ½ years, with every detail needing to be perfect from the early set out and construction, in order to successfully deliver on our vision and the architect’s design and accommodate our many client changes. There was always a proactive manner with staff and subcontractors, ensuring the results were always first class. The relationship Gregg Builders have with staff and subcontractors shows a lot of respect they have for the quality build work produced and the construction industry they are leaders in.
We have developed a tremendous respect for the many skills that it takes to build a large, very modern, designer detailed house like ours, to a very high standard. We enjoyed the experience, and the journey where month after month we travelled through the processes that created the stages through to the finished masterpiece! We are thrilled with the finished result and just love the house. A real credit to Blair and Colin and the Gregg Builder’s team.
Gregg Builders have a serious ‘after sales’ maintenance plan and any minor issue was immediately addressed by their tradesmen or one of their experienced professional subcontractors. We would thoroughly recommend Gregg Builders to anyone contemplating a high end architectural, challenging build, if they wish to achieve an excellent result, on time and on budget.
Lance and Sue Bunting