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Historic Building Specialist Ltd / Builders in Birkdale

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Craig Ball

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    "Craig and his team of workers provided excellent service. I had a number of jobs done, wardrobe fitted and adjusted was no bother when I suggested providing more gaps between the rails. A number of cracks where fixed and painted to the outside weather boards"
    Rating by: Steph  |  Rating posted: 10th Aug  |  Contact: Craig  |  Job date: Aug, 2021
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    Steph10th AugMore details…
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    "We had a leaking window, and Craig came round very quickly and had a look. Said he required a couple more tools, and went away and came back in half an hour and sorted everything out for me. Lovely guy, very professional, would highly recommend to anyone in the local area."
    Rating by: Nikki  |  Rating posted: 28th Jul  |  Contact: Craig  |  Job date: Jun, 2021
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    Nikki28th JulMore details…
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    "We discovered remedial work that needed to be done to high window frames and dry rot in fencing panels during house painting.
    We were so grateful that Craig and his team were able to help us so quickly and able to complete the job so well that the painters could still complete our job in the same time.
    We were extremely impressed with his approachability and the efficiency of his team
    Thanks so much again
    "
    Rating by: Liz  |  Rating posted: 24th Mar  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Mar, 2021
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    Liz24th MarMore details…
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    "We noticed our brick chimney was leaning at a strange angle just before Christmas and a gap had appeared between it and the weatherboards..on inspection we found the gate across the side of our property was holding it up , and the guttering around it had been ripped from the facia boards.
    I immediately went on the website for a builder and found Historic building specialist ..I rang Craig told him the predicament and he said he would ring me when he had a slot and pop around and have a look. Sure enough to his word I got the call and he called to the house after hours and a no doubt busy day to assess the damage and give me some options. Being a high risk safety priority Craig had his quote for the removal and reinstatement of weatherboards along with replacing area of roof and making it completely weatherproof.

    A couple of weeks later Craig and his amazing crew turned up on the Monday, discussed his work safety program and began dismantling the chimney.. by the Tuesday it was down to a safe level , much to thr relief of myself and the neighbor who would have had severe damage to their property had it fallen over completely.

    Craig kept me in the loop all through dismantling and the reclad etc , even going the extra mile and replacing some rotted timber along the way, which was outside the original quote.

    We were so impressed with these fellas ,and ,to top it off his invoice was under the original..wow .

    Thank you again for awesome job guys .

    Anyone looking for a no nonsense builder look no further than Craig,Ann and the team at HBS.

    Cheers Steve & Marie
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    Rating by: Steve & Marie   |  Rating posted: 3rd Mar  |  Contact: Craig & ann ball  |  Job date: Jan, 2021
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    Steve & Marie 3rd MarMore details…
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    "My deck needs some repairing work. a couple of builders I messaged didn't even bother to respond during a busy time of the year. Craig replied my message quickly and squeezed time out of his busy schedule having a look . It's not their usual job?though . He  still took plenty of time answering all my questions and clearly explained the possibilities of the issue with solutions. I was so impressed by his willingness to help out and great knowledge. Huge thank you to Craig. "
    Rating by: Shelley  |  Rating posted: 5th Feb  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Feb, 2021
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    Shelley5th FebMore details…
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    "Craig responded very quickly to my request for help. We had some remedial work to gain a council consent that need to be done on a timeline. Craig was supportive, came up with quick solutions that achieved the goal at minimal cost. I would highly recommend Craig for his engagement and very high skill set. If you have a tricky job, Craig will have a solution for you!"
    Rating by: Giles  |  Rating posted: 2nd Oct, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Sep, 2020
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    Giles2nd Oct, 2020More details…
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    "As soon as I met Craig I knew he would be a reliable quality builder and I was not disappointed. He has a great knowledge and skill and did an excellent job on our house. We will definitely use him again. We highly recommend."
    Rating by: Paul  |  Rating posted: 14th Sep, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Sep, 2020
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    Paul14th Sep, 2020More details…
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    "Craig and team built a mezzanine floor in our workshop. We use this to store tyres, lubricants and heavy special tools.
    They also did our lounge and kitchen at our previous house..... very easy to deal with, communication is good... prices are good... no hidden costs or nasty surprises.... They only use the very best materials.... We would highly recommend Historic Building Specialists.....
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    Rating by: Tony  |  Rating posted: 23rd Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    Tony23rd Jul, 2020More details…
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    "Craig's and his team are a very reliable team the deliver on time and on budget and to a high standard I would have no hesitations in using them moving forward with my other projects. "
    Rating by: Sam   |  Rating posted: 23rd Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball   |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    Sam 23rd Jul, 2020More details…
  • 98%
    "Craig Ball and his team of heritage builders have completed many projects for me over the years. The most recent restoration was on Rangitoto Island - rebuilding the deck of our heritage bach at Gardiners Gap to building code and heritage NZ standards. I cannot fault the workman ship or the integrity of this team. They genuinely care about their clients and go above and beyond to make sure their projects are completed to a high standard."
    Rating by: Susan  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jul, 2019
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    Susan22nd Jul, 2020More details…
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    "Craig supplied great service very happy with job very professional.
    Highly recommend.
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    Rating by: nick russo  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2020  |  Contact: craig ball  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    nick russo22nd Jul, 2020More details…
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    "Worked with Craig and his team for many years on all sorts of different projects. Steel work, concrete, masonry and timber construction or preservation have all been done to a high standard.
    Really good at identifying issues early and working out cost effective solutions.
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    Rating by: Peter  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    Peter22nd Jul, 2020More details…
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    "Professional, attention to detail, knowledgeable and a great person to deal with, highly recommend for any historic.heritage works "
    Rating by: Cam  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    Cam22nd Jul, 2020More details…
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    "We have been working with Craig for years and would recommend him for any building job! A great eye for detail and makes sure the job is done right! "
    Rating by: Greg  |  Rating posted: 6th Jan, 2014  |  Contact: Craig  |  Job date: Dec, 2013
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    Greg6th Jan, 2014More details…
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    "I worked with Craig as the Project Manager on many carpentry jobs, in demanding and challenging environments. ALL were planned, undertaken and completed by Craig and his team with the utmost professionalism, leading industry skills and a constant attention to budgetary needs.

    Craig and his team were and continue to be a pleasure to deal with.

    HIGHLY recommended."

    Rating by: Blair  |  Rating posted: 22nd Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jan, 2013
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    Blair22nd Oct, 2013More details…
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    "Excellent work to a complicated Church repair project during difficult weather conditions. Achieved with the minimum of disruption to a very good standard, including the co-ordination of subcontractors. "
    Rating by: Phillip  |  Rating posted: 10th Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Dec, 2012
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    Phillip10th Oct, 2013More details…
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    "Historic Building Specialist Ltd is a family business spaning three generations, which has successfully completed projects at the Auckland War Memorial Museum over the last 30 years. The projects range in size from major (removing & refurbishing/conserving & replacing the main front doors) to minor parquet floor repairs, from simple to very complex carpentry repairs & instalations. Every project undertaken has been completed to the satisfaction of independet Heritage Architects on time & within budget. On a personel level we find Craig & his team obliging & respectful & look forward to working with them on future projects."
    Rating by: Clive  |  Rating posted: 2nd Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jul, 2013
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    Clive2nd Oct, 2013More details…
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    "Craig and the team come highly recommended I have had 3 large jobs done and all were done on time and on budget and professionally in the last 2 years. I have had a Large deck built , gazebo and rebuild of the kitchen and all well above the expectation for workman ship and finish..
    Historic Building specialists are an extremely talented and honest team of hardworking blokes. Highly recommended."
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    Rating by: Brendon   |  Rating posted: 1st Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Aug, 2013
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    Brendon 1st Oct, 2013More details…
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    "What can I say. They came, they listened, they interpreted to perfection, they delivered. It is not often you can say that your building team felt like part of the family - but they did. Our house feels like the home we envisaged and although we know we are only partway through the renovation journey, we know who our building partners will be right the way through! We shouldn't really be speaking their praises too much - we really don't want their dance-card too full!"
    Rating by: Jane  |  Rating posted: 1st Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Feb, 2013
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    Jane1st Oct, 2013More details…
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    "The team at "Historic building specialists" have completed a number of restoration projects for me other the last few years. Works have included: Major structural repairs at Mansion House on Kawau Island. Stabilisation and repair of the historic timber Wharf shed on Moutihe and numerous concrete and steel repairs of military structures on Rangitoto and North Head.

    Historic Building specialists are an extremely talented and honest team of hardworking blokes. Highly recommended.
    "

    Rating by: Susan  |  Rating posted: 1st Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Craig Ball  |  Job date: Jan, 2012
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    Susan1st Oct, 2013More details…

Primary contact
Craig Ball

Phone number
0274878998

Phone number (alternative)
0274878998

Availability
This week/ASAP

About us
Historic Building Specialists Ltd is a small family company of 5 that make sure the client gets what they are looking for and also prides themselves on their quality finishing work . I have been in the heritage building trade for 30 years .I started out with my father when i was 15 in building and mainly on old buildings working with heritage architects and with historic places trust. We work on the islands around the gulf and travel all over when needed .We work on residential and commercial buildings old and new. also working on spooling concrete and repairs on tunnels around Auckland. also working on old churches and buildings in Auckland .

What we do
LBP work
re-pile old buildings
house extensions
concrete spooling
fitting new glass in broken windows and re-puttying them.
repair and make new window sashes and frames
repair and replace rotten weather boards
repair or replace rotten bearers ,joists ,
repairs inside houses and buildings
repair and stain heritage joinery
build new decks, fences ,exterior stairs . small retaining walls .
pre-paint maintenance.
small engineering jobs

Categories we service
Renovation, Maintenance & Repair / Renovation, Construction Companies, Building Designers, Building Contractors, Builders, Architects / Building Designers, Architects

Areas we service
Waitakere City and Suburbs, Wairau Valley (North Shore), Waiheke and Gt Barrier Islands, Unsworth Heights, Torbay, Takapuna, Sunnynook, Rothesay Bay, Rosedale (Auckland), Rodney Area, Paremoremo, Northcote, North Shore City and Suburbs, Murrays Bay, Milford, Manukau City and Suburbs, Mairangi Bay, Hillcrest (North Shore), Greenhithe, Glenfield, Forrest Hill, Devonport, Castor Bay, Campbells Bay, Browns Bay, Birkenhead, Birkdale, Belmont (Auckland), Beach Haven, Bayswater, Auckland Region, Auckland City and Suburbs, Albany

Historic Building Specialist Ltd has not given us their exact location, but they are based in Birkdale

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