A very, very happy family

 

After months researching, visiting new-built show homes for ideas of design etc., to finding a section in the area we wished to live, Maddren Homes - a locally owned business - had sections available which suited us.  Decision made.

We have been in our Maddren-built home for just on six months.  Our journey on our first venture into a new build was an exciting and amazing learning curve.

Maddren Home’s staff from Sales, Design and Planning, the Project Manager, and Office staff guided us through this challenging project, assisting us with design and special requirements we needed to build. Upon signing the agreement to house design and build schedule, staff worked us through Council Consent requirements and kept us updated on progress.

Once construction began communication was excellent throughout.  All workmanship by Maddren Home builders and their tradespeople was completed to a very high standard of detail, finish, and on time.  Assistance was available in choosing interior and exterior paint colour, flooring, bathroom and kitchen design (very important areas and we made many changes during planning), and managed to get it nearly right for us.  Plus much more guidance available from very friendly staff.

A very, very happy family settling into another well built Maddren home with follow up service: Your Project Manager is a call away from any queries you may have.

Thank you all - your friendly staff made our journey an exciting and enjoyable experience.   

Merle, Huapai

Quality build and professional management

We are a retired couple who planned to downsize our North Shore property and build on a lifestyle block with our son and daughter-in-law. Council rules dictated construction of a minor dwelling only.

After considering and viewing a number of other building companies open homes we came across an advert from Maddren Homes for the building of minor dwellings. They had a minor dwelling show home on site at their Kumeu Head Office which we were able to view. We were impressed by both the price, design and quality of this building.

Their Building Consultant also took us through recent plans of other minor dwellings they had completed or were under construction. Eventually were able to view a similar dwelling to what we wanted,being constructed.

We chose Maddren because we considered they could build a quality home within our budget and to our desired time frame.

We found the Maddren construction to be a fairly painless process as they took us through each phase of the planning and building process. A consultant was available to advise us with the often difficult decisions such as colour schemes. A construction supervisor was assigned to our build who we could contact if required, at any time.

All the Maddren staff dealt with we found to be friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Our home was completed by the planned due date and without any significant rectification issues.
We have no hesitation in recommending Maddren Homes to other customers who are looking for a quality build and professional management of their project.

Ron and Adele

Preferred suppliers impress

Dear Rodger,

We've actually lived in our new house for nearly two weeks now and right from the moment we managed to sit down after a hurried move, we felt perfectly at home. We're still in the process of unpacking and finding out what goes where, and expect it will take a few weeks yet to sort it all out.

We've come a long way since we met you at Kumeu when you opened up the show home, (closed that day) gave us a tour and convinced us that Maddren could help us achieve our goal of building a small house in our garden. I'm sure we told you that you were the last call on the last day of trying to find a solution to the problem. We were about to pull the plug on the whole idea but fate took a hand. We knew we were on the right track when Stuart turned up at 82b a couple of days later and started the process, eventually going so far as to introduce us to the ASB when our own bank turned us down for a loan.

We also knew ours wasn't the easiest of sites and admit that we had a few misgivings when we saw the size of the hole for the drainage/sewer line and even more so when a huge chunk of the road was dug up to get to the manhole. Surprisingly, the neighbours didn't lynch us, especially when the water main was pierced, then right on Christmas the work was finished and everyone admired our super new retaining wall.

The heavy machinery started work on 17th November I think, and from then on the sun shone for weeks — no rain to speak of until we had a roof. We had the privilege of sitting in our lounge, watching our house being built from the slab up, which was fascinating and instructive, with bronzed, bare-chested builders all over the place obviously enjoying their work, serenading us with ... to be kind, gusto.

The best part was when the scaffolding was taken down and we could see the house properly; it looked very stylish and sat well on the section. We assumed completion was in sight. Not so! The construction gods are obviously as mean as the golf gods — don't get ahead of yourself or they'll smack you down in an instant. What went wrong? Never mind, it doesn't matter now.

Thinking back over the whole process, we were impressed with the preferred suppliers, who were all courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. The end results are very satisfying although we found it really difficult to imagine the finished job at the time of making decisions.

Your staff, too, were always so cheerful and friendly, even though we must have driven them nuts at times: Gary was patience itself when we hadn't a clue what he was talking about, and told me he liked feijoas when I threatened to pelt him with them; Jacqui always on the ball, Jo on the phone chasing people for us, Janine never missing a beat with the invoices; Jake, in control and always keeping us informed, not to mention yourself when we got tied up in facts, figures and schedules.

We haven't actually paid for the house yet — still waiting for the land titles to come through. The family who bought our old house were the first to see it 2 hours after it went on the market, and though we were a bit nervous about the long settlement time, fate worked in our favour again. It wasn't plain sailing for them either, but we're all in now, and happy, and three very small boys have certainly woken up the neighbourhood.

I'm sorry this is such a long letter, but after nearly 18 months of association with the Maddren family, a line or two doesn't fit the bill and, besides, your websites aren't responding. Thanks to you all for getting us across the line with your expertise and good humour; we really do appreciate all you did for us and after 43 years in 82b it's amazing how much we don't miss it and how much we are enjoying our new place. Many thanks for the gift basket — who knew that Alan was crying out for a new pepper mill? It goes beautifully with the kitchen. He will appreciate the tea-towels too!!

Daphne and Alan, Birkenhead

Our home is even better than we imagined

We have completed and moved into our new home, built by Maddren Homes. The whole experience from the day we went to the Millwater show home and met Alex and her enthusiasm to take what we had dreamed of for years and turn it into reality, finally got us over the line. The entire process from design through to completion has gone incredibly smoothly and this is down to Maddren Homes having excellent relationships with all their contractors and clear communication throughout. Everyone we met on site was friendly, knowledgeable and very engaged with the process of completing a home to a very high standard and within budget.

We couldn’t be happier with our choice to engage Maddren Homes to make our dream come true, in fact our home is even better than we imagined it would be

David and Darren, Puhoi

We became part of the Maddren ‘family’

We have just finished building with Maddren homes in the Taupaki area. We could not recommend them highly enough! Seriously, go and meet them tomorrow if you are thinking of building in Auckland. You will not be disappointed. We found the entire process ran smoothly, we were kept well informed and consulted every step of the way. Everyone on staff who we met on Rodger's team from Nicolle our first point of contact, the office staff, architect, consultants, builders, tradies and our awesome site supervisor Shaun have been professional, friendly and available to help as needed. We felt that we became part of the Maddren ‘family’ during the build, it was personal and everything we could have hoped for.

From the moment that we walked into the Maddren show home in Kumeu we were impressed by the workmanship and high quality finishing and our own home has lived up to this initial perception. The high quality of our build is everything we expected and the whole process ran to time and budget. We love our new home. If you are looking for an innovative and experienced firm to build your new home we suggest you phone Maddren. Thanks team for building us our perfect family home

Lexi and Gareth

Overcoming obstacles

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your efforts regarding our Maddren Home in Stillwater. As you are aware we had some technical obstacles to overcome, but with your knowledge and guidance, we managed to complete our dream home.

I would recommend anybody looking to have a new build designed and built, consider what Tony and his team have to offer at Maddren Homes.

Sean

Locally owned business with a tight-knit team

We consider ourselves very lucky to have selected Maddren Homes to build our home from the myriad of building companies to choose from and recommend this fantastic team to all. The differentiators we saw initially in Maddren Homes when compared to others was a locally owned business with a tight-knit team and focus on programming their selected high quality subcontractors to deliver fantastic homes. Those perceptions became a reality as our build was a quick, easy, stress free process that left our neighbours astounded as we moved in 4 weeks ago while they are all many months from doing the same. Many thanks to our site supervisor, Jamie, for non-stop communication,  also Rodger for swapping beer recipes on the way. Also to the team in the background Andy, Jacqui, Terena, and the rest.

Richard and Mel.

Brought in on budget and ahead of schedule

I would like to take a moment to express our gratitude of a job well done to Maddren Homes Ltd. They set the bar pretty high for us and if we were ever to build again Maddren would be the one we use. We can’t express enough how delighted we are that their experience and commitment to deliver brought our build in on budget and not only that but ahead of schedule. I highly commend them for the trades people they use and the team they have in their company, they made for us what can be a stressful journey genuinely exciting and enjoyable.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to express to you and to especially thank Jake Griffith our site manager who’s communication, organisational skills, ability to be professional yet friendly and genuine desire to deliver the product I wanted, how I wanted it and to a quality of the highest standard really impressed me and gave me a lot of confidence throughout the build. He really is an asset to Maddren and I would happily have him managing a build for me again.

A big thank you too Kate, Hannah, Jacqui, Terena, Tony, Rodger and everyone who keeps the cogs moving in the back ground for the excellent job you do.

Michael and Anna, Auckland

No nasty surprises

Building a new house has the potential to be the most stressful thing you can ever do. It was our first time and we weren’t sure about how it will go. However, we’re really pleased to have chosen Maddren Homes as they made the whole process enjoyable and fun. The team at Maddren is quite prompt, honest and upfront with their communication. There were no nasty surprises and because we were happy with the quality of products they supplied, we didn’t feel the need to upgrade or change them which saved us time and money. Our Site Supervisor Jake was professional, kept us well-informed throughout the process and made sure that all questions were answered in a timely manner. He managed the build really well and that literally took out all the stress from the process. Things were on schedule throughout and the house was handed over to us well before the estimated completion date.

It’s a well-knit team at Maddren Homes and that reflects in their quality of workmanship. The house is just great and we love every moment in it. We’d happily recommend Maddren Homes to anyone looking to build.

Mayank & Shivani

I enjoyed the whole experience.

Thanks Maddrens,

Well we did it! Building a home is not something to take on lightly and we did our homework and looked at numerous show homes, magazines and spoke to a lot of trades people. Now there is a saying that “you only get what you pay for”. I believe this to be the case with Maddren.

Yes, there are companies out there that promise they can do it cheaper and there is a reason for that “Quality”. The quality of our finished home is exceptional, every little detail is perfect and anything we needed to change along the way was never an issue. They bent over backwards to make the process as stress free as possible and I can honestly say I enjoyed the whole experience.

There wasn’t a moment in time when I didn’t know what was happening; we were well informed about every step. I have never seen such a team of people who are as house proud as the new owners. Not only did they come up with ideas to make things better along the way but they did it off their own backs and came to us with their suggestions even if it took hours of their time to find solutions.

I would like to thank the whole team at Maddren and especially big thanks to our building supervisor Sean and also to Rodger and Hannah on an amazing experience that I will remember for as long as I live. Hopefully our home will go on to give other families great pleasure years down the track.

What they have created for us is a masterpiece: our vision has now become a reality and my husband and I can’t thank them enough. But the best thing of all is I feel like they treat their clients like family. If I ever build again there is only one company that I would use and that’s Maddren.

Thanks again so much,  Maria and Richard