Testimonials

Have a read through of our testimonials from our valued clients.

"As owners, we are delighted with the finished product.  Aaron and Simon were a pleasure to work with, offering many helpful suggestions during the build.  We highly recommend Frank Byrne Builders."

-Mark and Helen Condon-Spinks

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Frank and his team on the Ligar Bay Bach. As a designer, I have confidence in knowing that the attention to detail is very good. I would happily work with Frank in the future."

-Tony Karsten, Karsten Architectural Design, Nelson

“We have no reservations in recommending Frank Byrne Builders. They have recently built our new home but have also previously completed some smaller projects for us. We have always found Frank and his team to be professional, honest and trustworthy. Their communication with us has always been great, they have always given us good, honest advice but also listened to our needs and requirements. Their workmanship is exemplary and their follow up and attention to detail is outstanding. Frank's local knowledge and reputation in Golden Bay is unsurpassed.”

-Dr Peter Sim and Dr Sharon Ashmore, Christchurch

“Thank you for the dependable, professional service you have provided. Workmanship, quotations, timing, administration and the friendly approach of all your personnel have made our association with your business one of the highlights of our development.”

-Karen Savage, Maratoa Farms Ltd, Hamama, Takaka

“So impressed with how you have taken on and delivered this project It has been an incredible last few months working with you and your team. From day one when the 45 tonnes of materials and equipment were helicoptered on to site, it was clearly evident that you had really thought through the whole process. The end product has far exceeded my expectations and is a credit to your professionalism, organizational and logistical skills, perfectionism and not least your excellent team.”

-Richard Brown, Golden Bay Area Office, Department of Conservation

“At all times during the process, Frank acted in a professional and efficient manner. He and his builders were always very easy to deal with and made the process far smoother than I had ever anticipated. The project was not without its challenges, however Frank and his builders were always able to efficiently resolve those issues. My family and I are extremely pleased with how the bach turned out, we recognise that this is in no small part because of the quality of workmanship and attention to detail. I have no hesitation in recommending Frank Byrne.”

-Chris Wright, Parapara Holiday Bach

“Frank oversaw every aspect of the building and even though we had a labour only arrangement, Frank spent many hours helping us through the choice of product and suppliers, and getting the most competitive quotes for materials. We felt equally impressed with Franks team of builders, when they were in charge of operations and enjoyed the friendly banter and repartee of this highly motivated, hardworking crew. We have no hesitation in recommending Frank Byrne Builders to any discerning client to whom quality and standard of finish are important.”

-Bill and Linda Wallace, Pakawau Home

“We found Frank to be an honest and reliable man who takes real pride in his workmanship. He is thoughtful, unflappable and very well organized. We always had the feeling that he had command of the whole project. Frank demands a high standard from himself and those who have the privilege of working for him. He leads by example and his people skills are such that he doesn't have to coerce his employees into doing their job well. They had huge respect for “the boss” and they really enjoyed working for him. Would we build again? If we had to, too right and Frank Byrne Builders would be our choice of builder.”

-Stuart and Jenny Borlase, Pohara Home

“Frank Byrne has built several houses for Arthouse Architecture, We have found his work to be of a very high standard and he runs a well organized team, thinks ahead and deals with subcontractors well. All the projects have run very smoothly and he has maintained good relationships and communications with all those involved. He is a pleasure to work with, has a good sense of humour and clear in his communications.”

-David Wallace, Director and Registered Architect, Arthouse Architecture, Nelson

“This letter is to express my gratitude on behalf of the Department of Conservation for the way in which your company has gone about executing the replacement of the Heaphy Hut. You and your team have adapted extremely well to the challenges of pricing and executing work in the backcountry and have done yourselves and the Department proud. Your willingness to work together with the department's staff and separate contractors, your very high standard of workmanship and site management skills have been nothing short of outstanding and have impressed all who have come in to contact with your team, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any other client and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the future.”

-Tom Hopkins, Project Manager, Buller Kawatiri Area

“Project House Build would not have got out of the ground without the generosity of Frank and Cherie Byrne. Their offer and their subsequent work gave us the kick-start and platform for a successful and quality build. Furthermore, it was a pleasure working with Frank and Brooksy - their enthusiasm, workmanship and guidance made for a smooth build and a successful fundraiser. Many thanks.”

-Matthew Toynbee, GB Health Centre Fundraising Chairman

“I have been involved with the Project House Build fundraising venture for the new Integrated Health Centre in Golden Bay, as Project Manager, at 15A Kohikiko Place, Pohara. The project was very fortunate to secure Frank Byrne Builders as the primary building contractor, which assured the house would be built to the highest quality and in a cost efficient operation that met our timeline for construction of a four bedroom dwelling, to be sold at auction. The builders were a pleasure to work with and the standard of workmanship can only be described as “top quality”. It was clear from the commencement of the project that the builders were thorough and paid particular detail to the areas that were crucial to provide the top quality workmanship reflected in the finished building. I would have no hesitation recommending Frank and his team for any building project and anyone engaging them can be assured of top quality workmanship with a friendly and cooperative team.”

-Laurie Davidson, Project Manager, Project House Build

“We are so pleased with the all three sheds and enjoyed the company of the builders and the whole experience. Everything went so well, even the weather was good!”

-Michael & Kerryann Pomeroy, Amberglen Farmsheds

“Reine-Claude was designed by Min Hall of Arthouse Architecture Ltd and built by Frank Byrne Builders in 2003. We met with Frank only a couple of times before heading back to Europe, leaving the whole building process in Franks capable hands, a big decision, but one we have never regretted. We were in regular contact with Min & Frank by phone and emails with photos and always received clear answers to all our questions. When we finally returned to Collingwood to take over the completed house, we were absolutely stunned by the top quality craftsmanship by Frank and his team. Frank is precise in every detail and furthermore, a person who is extremely pleasant to work with, his craftsmanship, honesty, reliability and competence have made us feel that our investment in our beautiful NZ home Reine-Claude, is the best one we could have made.”

-Elisabeth & Michael Rosenorn-Lehn, Reine-Claude Ltd, Denmark

“We used Frank Byrne and his highly skilled team for our major house renovations in 2013. From the moment we started to plan Frank was really approachable and listened carefully to what we required. Frank and his team gave us really good advice and as we were both working and busy people, it was a great relief to have Frank dealing with and coordinating the other tradespeople. He was great at communicating to us about what was happening. It felt really safe leaving this high-quality team, the keys to our house for the time that the job took. Renovating a house is always a big job involving stress, but I think that Frank and his great team certainly minimised the stress for us and I would recommend them to anyone considering any building job, big or small.”

-Sue & Pete Mitchison, Kotinga, Takaka