"We first meet Darrin from BD Construction when we were looking for a building firm to repair our character home after the earthquakes. We were impressed at the first meeting that he understood the nature of our home and the interior of our home, which was full of rimu joinery and wood paneling. Together we set about planning and collecting ideas for the repair which was extensive.
The house was moved off the foundations, stripped of everything and then rebuilt. This project took 15 months to complete. We were very involved as our vision was very important to us of how the house had to retain character and be modern yet not look out of place.
The BD team are a team of Artisan's who delivered over and above our expectations. We developed very good relationships with the team as the project continued. No request was too much trouble. We are fussy, but they are more so delivering an exceptional home back to us. The contractors they use are of equal elk and the finish of the paintwork, the wallpaper and all the fittings are perfect. The most loved feature for us is the wood work and the reuse of some of the built in joinery and paneling that carries through the old to the new.
Our vision was truly bought to reality in stunning style, we couldn't be happier."
Stephen & Jacquie Hayes
"It is a pleasure to write a reference for BD Construction, who we have worked with for over three years to repair our very earthquake damaged home in Lyttelton.
The repair was very complex and involved a high lift on a steep hill. BD Construction moved between replacing the entire foundation to replacing much of the interior joinery to a high standard. Staff worked hard, subcontractors were of high quality and attention to detail was the best we have observed in a building company. The standard of workmanship was consistently high.
We also appreciate BD Construction's loyalty and their commitment to seeing the job through, when we were struggling with matters outside our control, communication with staff was straightforward and we never felt like just a client.
Despite the complexity, BD Construction managed to keep our gracious old home and make it more beautiful and live-able than ever before. We are very grateful for BD construction for their partnership in the building process."
Anna Thorpe and John McCallum
"BD Construction were responsible for repairing our badly earthquake damaged 130 year old two storey Victorian villa. We found them good to deal with and respectful of the old house, this was one of the reasons we chose them. The repairs were very extensive and took almost a year, but we now have a beautifully restored building set for another 100 years."
"We were introduced to BD Construction as part of IAG’s Home Repair Programme once our home was damaged by the various Canterbury earthquakes.
Our project involved new foundations and effectively a rebuild of significant parts of a 1930’s Arts and Craft style 2 story house, in addition to some remodelling and extensions we had been planning since before the quakes.
BD Construction took the lead in managing variations with IAG as the project progressed. They did this calmly and constructively, taking into account the many processes as well as our preferred outcomes. Some of these substitutions and variations were complex. BD Construction, in particular Darrin was great in this area.
Darrin appointed George as our foreman. He was a young, reliable and capable Scotsman whose attention to detail and work ethic was impressive.
BD Construction worked hard to deliver on their contractual obligations and were quick to respond after the project ended. There have been some things that required post contract follow up and they were there to assist. The repair was finished in May 2015, nearly 4 years ago and we continue to enjoy a great relationship with Darrin and George.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the integrity and character of Darrin and George of BD Construction and would use them again subject to the usual due diligence before entering any contract."
"Following a competitive tendering process Fletcher Construction engaged BD Construction as the successful contractor to undertake the carpentry package for the new McDonalds at Woolston.
Apart from offering a competitive price the reason Fletcher Construction accepted BD Construction was because we felt comfortable with how they understood the project and the tight contract programme.
Once accepted for the project they assigned a competent Site Manager to run the project. The Site Manager was very much hands on and professional in the way he handle their staff, ordered material and ensured that the work was carried out to a very high standard and was completed defect free.
BD Construction management took a positive interest in the project and were in regular contact with the Site Manager and also visited the site several times each week.
Management were aware of the tight programme and the liquidated damages clause in the contract and took this very seriously and made every effort not to let Fletcher Construction down. During the construction phase and when finalising variations, claims and payments we found them very professional and fare in the way the conducted their business.
I could certainly recommend BD Construction to a project where one was looking for a building to be built on time and to a very high standard."
Dave Dow, Contracts Manager
"Buying a home built by BD Construction has been both a seamless and extremely pleasant process from beginning to end. The quality of their homes is outstanding and definitely stand out above the rest.
The use of eye-catching exterior cladding created instant curb appeal to my new home. Thoughtful consideration given to the interior design, colour palate and high quality chattels fitted throughout, ensured comfortable and spacious living areas were provided along with restful sleeping spaces and practical utility areas to create the optimal living environment. My completed home is an absolute pleasure to live in.
I found the entire team at BD Construction to be extremely friendly, helpful and easy to work with throughout the whole process. I would happily, wholeheartedly recommend BD Construction to anyone considering building their new home."
"Sincere thanks to BD Construction. Throughout our renovation Darrin, Barry and the team were highly professional and maintained a respectful and patient approach. The team resolved every issue to make the whole process as stress free as possible.
Without reservation, I recommend BD Construction for any building project, they are amazing, reliable and deliver a high standard of workmanship. Thanks again!"
"BD Construction have lavished their time and patience on this project, one that has demanded a high level of sensitivity and reverence. The blend we now have between old and new is pretty much perfect. Everytime they knew just what to do and how to do it!
We were thoroughly impressed with the high level of dedication of all involved. It really has been such a labour of love, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the result."
Richard & Charlotte Lemon
"We have been thoroughly impressed with the entire team at BD Construction from the moment they started repairing our nearly 100 year old timber home. The scope of repairs was completed in a timely manner and several problem areas were identified that had been missed by others. George Russell the foreman and David Gross the project manager were both fantastic, with excellent communication and planning to minimise any disruptions. George and his team were able to rebuild and renovate our house with special attention to the many unique timber features, ceiling roses and coving. George was able to provide advice with respect to perhaps going with a finish that we not infrequently hadn't thought of. We were always very pleased with the end result!
Darrin, Scott and Nick provided much of the behind the scenes guidance and advice that was always much appreciated. Their team of subcontractors were always well managed and punctual to keep the job flowing. The entire BD Construction team continue to be a wonderful group of people who are always available and approachable and are outstanding ambassadors for the trade. It was a pleasure to work with them and have them repair and renovate our much loved house."
"My rebuild after the Christchurch earthquakes was a challenge. I had an extremely narrow section of land, a tight budget and zero experience of building a house. BD Construction took this in their stride. Their professionalism, skills and experience meant the build went smoothly. They show a very real commitment to carrying out work of quality and a strong work ethic was always present. My Project Manager, Barry Duncan, was outstanding. Barry kept me informed; gave me choices; always kept in mind my tight budget and problem solved around this. The house is a delight.....exactly what I wanted, and more! The beautiful cedar cladding is testament to their craftsmanship."
"I just wanted to send through a big thank you now that the earthquake repairs have been completed and signed off at my parents place. We were so lucky to have such a great team including Scott so skillfully managing the repair schedule and Peter our wonderfully patient builder. Thank you all for going the extra mile and especially for your care and understanding when Dad became so unwell three quarters of the way through the repairs. We could not imagine a more competent or capable team and we are very grateful. The house looks great and Mum and Dad have settled back in nicely. Thanks again guys, we think you are all just fab!"
"I have found BD Construction Ltd to be a fantastic Construction company to work with. My house has been thoroughly repaired and upgraded. I am very pleased with the work completed by BD and would recommend them without hesitation."
“We cannot speak highly enough of the calibre of BD Construction’s work and professionalism. The care taken was truly exceptional and the detail of the completed work was fabulous."
E Baker & S Molina
“We appreciate your expertise and willingness... been consistent, considerate and very exact in ensuring a professional job has been done. The whole team were amazing and truly professional.”
M & A Turnock
“The refurbishment of our house was extensive with work completed on the interior to a very high standard, at times at breathtaking speed. The damaged exterior stonework has been replaced by professional craftsmen with the original Wairau stone. The entire team from BD Construction made this project a pleasure.”
A & V Midgley
“We were very satisfied indeed with the workmanship of BD Construction, their planning and attention to detail. The on-site supervision was first rate and we experienced no problems with communication. We were always treated with the utmost consideration.”
"Our house was so badly damaged by the 2010 earthquake, that it required a rebuild. IAG gave us a list of their approved builders…… we went with BD Construction whom were very professional in every aspect of the complete rebuild. Their communication and quality of work were of a high standard. Staff onsite were polite professionals who did a great job from start to finish. We were very lucky to have chosen Darrin and his men."
Alan & Christine Pitman