We used Dan Joint Builders for some renovation works on our villa in Grey Lynn.
I was particularly thrilled with the results of our veranda rebuild and was given great advice as to where my dollars would be best spent. For example spending a bit more on Rosewood T&G flooring as opposed to the cheaper pre primed pine, which is prone to shrinking and swelling. The Rosewood is a far more stable timber and still looks great 3 years after it was built.
I can highly recommend Dan and his team. We had a great experience with all the workers that were on site. There was consistency and progress made everyday until the job was finished.
We assigned the task of building our new family home to Dan Joint Builders.
We initially contacted 3 other companies but we found Dan to be the most proactive in coming back to us with accurate pricing to fit our budget and capacity to do the work. The house, which is timber frame and weatherboard, was built within 3 months and to a high standard. We were given peace of mind with the fixed price certified builder’s contracts and build guarantees. Progress claims were paid on completion of the various stages of the build. The work was finished 5 years ago and we have so far had no problems. We would be sure to use them again on any future projects.
Builders Dan and Peter have recently built our house down here at Fawcett Road (see in project gallery). Even though the whole job ran throughout the winter months they still managed to complete on time and on Budget. Building this house was a huge commitment for us and we were quite anxious right at the start. We needn’t have been as the job ran like clockwork and we could clearly see a lot of progress being made day-to-day. Their attention to detail, competency and coordination meant that all inspections were signed off without any problems.
Our Architect Nichole commented on how well the whole thing was going considering the complexity of the multi story design. There was a real consistency of total professionalism throughout the whole project, and we totally felt like everybody had our interests at heart. Even David Ellery our Waitakere city council building inspector was full of praise saying how “The quality of workmanship had brightened up his day”.
Villa restoration and alteration
I have used Dan Joint Builders on a number of jobs for me both in Auckland and on Waiheke Island.
More recently I have used them to do major upgrade and alteration work to a 100-year-old villa that I had moved from Epsom to a section that I bought overlooking Onetangi (see in project gallery). Architect, Belinda George was more than happy with the way the job went, and pleased to see that all the correct materials specified had been used.
I find Dan a straight up person to do business with and have always felt like I have had value for money. He saved me a fortune on this particular project by bringing most of the materials over from Auckland. The discount rates there are better than our suppliers here on the Island, and his overall knowledge of where to source products for the best possible prices was also pivotal to this.
I’d also like to say that his project management skills and general problem solving abilities clearly make things move at a good pace and you really feel like your being looked after. I shall definitely be using them for future work.
Re-cladding and renovation
We initially found Dan Joint Builders through the Department of Building and Housing website, and got them round to our house in Woodlands Park to investigate the basement cladding that was starting to crack all over the place. After a bit of investigation it became clear that this was due to a substandard foundation with no footings, so gradual subsidence of the building was starting to occur.
Dan helpfully guided us through the redesign and building consent process for a new basement/ foundation along with local draughtsman Robert Chisolme and engineers Verstop and Taylor. Naturally we were granted our building consent just as we were coming into Winter, so Dan and the other builders had to complete the project under the worst conditions. However they got the job done to a high standard at what we felt was an honest and fair price and now we have a much warmer and dryer basement. Many thanks for all the hard work.
Alterations and interiors
We can highly recomend Dan Joint Builders Ltd to undertake any building work. We have had our home upgraded a number of times over the years, and keep going back to Dan as we know we are going to get a quick response with estimates and getting the jobs done within a reasonable time frame. Dan has great communication skills and work ethic and the builders and subcontractors he employs also demonstrate this. Recently we have had a garage space created with electric doors and our 1600m2 section fenced off with pedestrian gates at the sides. We will be getting them back soon for further alterations work to the inside of the house.