Our Customer Stories

“I found working with AKBSL 1000x better than working with the building firm my insurance company made me use when our roof leaked the first time back in April 2018. All the staff and contractors responded to phones calls and emails in a timely and friendly manner and the work was done well above my expectations. “

Tekake William • 25th Aug

“We have used Auckland Building Specialists for 3 projects on our home. They are superb tradesmen’s with excellent courtesy and project management.”

Hans • 9th Aug

“We work with Clive and Auckland Building Specialists a lot with a different variety of projects from small to large renos and all their jobs are always managed well and to a high standard with excellent communication from Clive, Sarah and Emma. It makes my job easier knowing I have a good project manager in charge. Definitely recommend these guys! “

Maryann • 15th Jul

“We were wanting to update our home with an new extension and layout. In the end we used Auckland Building Specialists to do the work. The plans had already been drawn up and approved so they were able to provide a quote (within reason).
We agreed on a contract, timescale and a start date. We were informed all through this process and on the start day, as promised the build started. We were kept informed of any issues and the communication between us and the company could not have been better.

Ian Printy • 15th Jul

“ABS Ltd came to the rescue of my rental home. The tenancy went downhill, so there was added work to be done. The house was very quickly turned around because of the skills of the building team and sub-contractors. All questions I had were answered well. Any added changes were well received and the result was amazing. The home was sold at auction and the real estate agents loved the quality of the work. “

pamela • 10th Jul

“Auckland Building Specialists have been really brilliant. They have turned what was feeling like a misery into a really good experience and I love, love my house now! I was at the point where I wanted to sell, and have nothing to do with the place until these guys came on board.

They have such a great team. Every single one of the guys who came here were just fantastic. I’m so happy with every aspect of this project- so once again, thank you AKBSL from both Robert and myself.”

Tracey Sickler

“Andrew and his team completed a large renovation on our Auckland villa and they did an excellent job. The original house was largely rebuilt and they added 100 square metres on the back. There were excavations and detention tanks put in. We put our job out to 3 tenderers and the AKBSL quote was the lowest and most comprehensive. We felt confident in Andrew and he had been recommended to us by friends of friends so we proceeded on a fixed price contract.

There were many cost variations along the way due to changing scope/unexpected issues with the old part of the house/extras we asked them to do. These were always charged fairly. We had a core building team work on our build and Andrew has a large staff so was able to put builders on and off our job as required. This was a great advantage to keep on track with deadlines. Big builds are not always plain sailing and this was no exception. We had quite a few challenges which Andrew handled with his usual good humour. We didn’t always agree on things either but I felt we could always sort them out in a positive way.

The real stand-out of AKBSL is Andrew and his staff, they are all great guys, trustworthy, helpful, competent and they worked hard to meet our deadlines. I have been recommending them to everyone!”

Angela Lauese

“Over several years Andrew & his team have built us a deck and renovated a kitchen & three bathrooms. A lot of detail went into the planning process so we knew what we were getting & how long the building project would take from the beginning.

They were a great team to work with, and always left the site in a clean & tidy state at the end of each day. They provide a very professional service & offer good honest advice where needed during the building process to ensure money is not spent unnecessarily. I have found them to be very reliable & deliver what is promised – a high quality building job at a reasonable price.

Our job came in on time and on budget too!”

Angela Parlane

“We worked with Auckland Building Specialists on a complete renovation build & project management of an Auckland villa. Andrew spent a good few hours with us in the initial consultation to determine our requirements, budget and he was really open and honest about what was achievable and areas where we could save costs but also where we needed to be realistic about what could be saved from the house – being an old villa we wanted to try and use as much of the reusable items as we could.

Andrew met with us a number of times prior to the start of the work and provided us with a project plan of the stages of the project. He also was flexible in meeting with us throughout the build to ensure we were updated and things were kept on track.
We would recommend the team – the builders were respectful of not only our property but even the neighbours gave great feedback about them and their respect during working hours – they were quiet and tidied the site up at the end of each day.

We noticed that from day 1 of the work starting the house was kept in tidy condition at the end of each day and the guys always were happy to stop and answer our questions if we were on site. My Dad stopped by one day and he was given a guided tour of the house during the renovation, nothing was ever too much trouble. Dealing with Andrew and his team has been effortless, we often asked questions or had requirements that slightly changed throughout and things that we had asked for just magically seemed to get done with no stress on our side.

The level of professionalism, integrity and work is faultless and of a very high standard – as first time renovators they made the process easy for us.”

Dion Bidois