From the time we approached Ashton Build to price our renovation until completion, we have been very impressed with their professionalism, quality of work and timeliness. They have a comprehensive online package that clearly shows costings and time schedules. It is also used as the primary form of communication around selections, variations etc. It allows the owner to stay informed of what is going on in a timely and efficient manner.
Both Grants own builders and the sub-contractors that form part of his greater team have a high standard of workmanship and operate a neat, tidy and punctual team. As we were living on site during this entire process it was particularly important for us to be abreast of the processes, who was coming and going and these tools helped to minimise disruption to ourselves.
On the odd occasion we needed to discuss possible variations, Grant or one of his team were readily available and would lead us though the process in a timely manner so we could make accurate and informed choices. We have been very satisfied with the whole renovation process and the quality of work from Ashton Build and their team and as such we would happily recommend them (and have done so) to anyone considering renovating, or building new.
David & Nicole Pinker
Working with Ashton Build for our renovation was a really positive and stress free experience from beginning to end. At the early stages Grant provided a really thorough outline of the job, with detailed costs and the timeline that would be involved.
Throughout the build we found that communication was a real strength of Ashton Build with any problem or question dealt with ASAP. The renovation was managed with great efficiency and at our request to minimize costs we were able to stay on site with minimal disruption. The builders work was of a high standard and they did their utmost to leave a tidy site and were always professional.
Overall a great job done and we would definitely recommend the Ashton Build Team.
Gillie and Ichiro
When we started looking at our project we asked around friends and family to get references of builders to ask to quote on our major refurb.
Ashton Build came highly recommended from our relations who had worked with them, and knew the level of his work.
Right from the tender stage of the project their communication was great. He would always come back in line with our requests and if the time lines were too tight he would let us know.
During the negotiation phase - their conduct was professional and we built up trust from the start of the project.
They were also happy for us to visit other projects that they had worked on, to again build the trust.
When work got underway, the team were on site when they said they would be, and progress was fast and as per the schedule that was negotiated.
If any issue or problem arose that needed our input, they would always call and walk us through the issue and possible solutions that would work well.
All variations to the initial scope of the project were flagged by Ashton Build well in front of time. With all variations they would run through options as well as cost implications and then send through contract information to ensure there were no cost over runs to what was agreed.
Their co-ordination of all the sub trades was another positive - the quality of their work was of a very good standard and they were very vigilant to ensure that they all went the extra mile.
The project went a couple of weeks over the initial plan, however this was due to variations and was well managed by them to get us back into our home as soon as possible.
My focus was to ensure the finish was of a very high standard - Ashton Build achieved this - I would have no hesitation to recommending them for your next project.
From the outset Ashton Build presented in a professional and respectful manner, listening to our ideas and offering advice. He maintained contact appropriately during the planning phase of our project talking us through the process so we understood each step.
The agreed start date was set, adhered to and was far enough in advance to allow us to make all the preparations we needed to have in place prior to the renovations beginning. Having agreed the scope of the work they prepared a budget that was what we expected and at project completion was accurate.
Throughout the renovation project Ashton Build provided highly efficient project management ensuring all other trades people were available and completed their work on time to ensure timely continuity and completion of the project by the estimated completion date.
They maintained excellent communication and regular site meetings with us throughout the construction and completion phases raising issues, providing advice and making suggestions all of which were very much appreciated. Their attention to detail and their oversight of the work carried out by other trades people, ensured a high quality finish to our project. They were quick to recall workers if their work was less than acceptable standard. This level of attention resulted in the Code Compliance being approved without the need for remedial work.
We have no hesitation in recommending Ashton Build both their building and project management skills. They will be my first port of call for further renovations in future.
Di Roud & Chris Feeney, Auckland
Grant and his team carried out renovations on our 110 year old villa over the summer of 2011/12. We are extremely pleased with the level of finish that has been achieved and would strongly recommend Ashton Builders to anyone considering a renovation, small or large.
One of the things that we found particularly impressive was the relationship between each of the builders, and their conduct while they were at our home. We lived in the house throughout the renovation process (approximately 14 weeks), and never witnessed any irritation or anxiety among the builders which of course would have rubbed off on us. The builders were always considerate, helpful and friendly, respectful and tidy.
Grant is an extremely approachable and responsible project manager. At least two or three times a week Grant would talk to us to ask us whether we were satisfied with all aspects of the job and whether there was anything he needed to know. He was always ready to accept feedback, and act upon it immediately.
Having completed the first half of our renovation now we look forward to working with Grant in the next 12 months to carry out stage two of our building work.
Mike & Emma Sharp
Ashton Build were always punctual, organised and professional. They completed our renovations both on time and in budget, keeping us informed throughout the building process. Grant is an excellent project manager, and ensured the upheaval of home renovations and extension was minimalized.
Any concerns or queries were addressed quickly and he delivered on his promises. The job looks great and we are happy to recommend Ashton Build.
Mr & Mrs P. Groom, Auckland
Ashton Build's attention to detail, and their liaison with us were outstanding. Grant is a builder who takes great pride in his work. He was always willing to work with us to achieve the desired outcome and nothing was too much trouble. This included purchasing materials on our behalf as we were both working, and having them on site in a timely manner so that work reliant on other subcontractors progressed smoothly.
Terry & Annette White, Tauranga
Grant Ashton was in charge of a house I was having built in Mount Maunganui for four months. It was his first job in charge of the building site, and it was a pleasure to have him working on the house.
He was good with his communications with me. His work was of an extremely high quality and I was sad to lose him when he left to pursue a career in Auckland. I can fully recommend him to any person wanting a competent industrious person.
Sir Jim Graham, Mt Maunganui
We recently employed Grant Ashton to do major alterations to our kitchen living space.
Grant was the brother of a friend of mine. We were incredibly impressed with his professional manner, his ability to work to a quote, and his transparency with his costs throughout the project.
I believe he completed his work to an exceptional standard and I thoroughly and confidently recommend Grant to any future employer.
Stephen & Caroline Tilley