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Qualmax Limited / Builders in Upper Hutt


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Lisa Wilson Ian McGill

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  • 100%
    "We worked with Qualmax for a couple of work, including creating a walk-in pantry and redoing our kitchen, and they have been great work work with. We would absolutely work with them again."
    Rating by: Olivier  |  Rating posted: 9th Jun  |  Contact: Andrew Hendriks  |  Job date: May, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Olivier9th JunMore details…
  • 95%
    "Very happy with our experience with QualMax construction. Was in contact with Ian to talk through the details of our kitchen renovation. He was warm, honest and accommodating - communication was spot on as well. We dealt with Chris as the on-site manager and he was a pleasure to work with as well. The team was reliable - arrived right on time to start the job and completed pretty much as promised. Quality was great as well, and the job was reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend them to others and come back to them if we require any more building work done."
    Rating by: Ian  |  Rating posted: 19th Jun, 2020  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: May, 2020
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Ian19th Jun, 2020More details…
  • 88%
    "Very professional builders who do a great quality job. They are not scared to take on complex jobs and do everything to the highest standards. They do look for ways to save you money if needed and guarantee all their work. Also just generally lovely people to deal with. Highly recommended!!"
    Rating by: Sandy  |  Rating posted: 18th Nov, 2019  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Nov, 2019
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 70%
    Sandy18th Nov, 2019More details…
  • 95%
    "We engaged Qualmax to remove our chimney that was subject to earthquake damage. The job included re-gibbing the interior wall and applying new weatherboards to the exterior wall where the chimney had been. We also go them to extend the existing deck.

    The team at Qualmax were very busy and there was a bit of a slow start given this was a fairly small job. The work was subsequently sub-contracted to Aaron, a builder that often works with Qualmax, but was still closely overseen by Qualmax who cam every day to check-in. We had no previous experience of working with a builder but felt we were in very safe hands with Aaron and Qualmax and we are over the moon with the work that was done.

    The work was carried out to a very high standard. The site was kept very tidy and Aaron was professional at all times. The job was finished on schedule and on budget. Any issues that Aaron identified were promptly addressed and we were kept informed of what was happening at all times once the building work started. The job was very competitively priced and a fair price for the work that was done. We would use Aaron and Qualmax again.

    Rating by: Kerry  |  Rating posted: 11th Apr, 2018  |  Contact: Aaron  |  Job date: Nov, 2017
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Kerry11th Apr, 2018More details…
  • 100%
    "I worked with the QualMax team for more than six months on a house renovation plan. My key contact was Ian McGill. The plan included replacing all the windows and joinery, a full re-roof including guttering, a re-paint of the house and fencing, a partial re-insulation, a partial internal re-Gib and the installation of a ventilation system.
    The team at QualMax were professional and friendly at all times. They were reliable and easy to communicate with. Planning for this type of renovation requires patience, persistence and the ability to manage change as you work through the various options and specifications.

    I was impressed by the integrity demonstrated by Ian and his team. QualMax recommended the options that were best for me as opposed to focusing on the areas which would make QualMax the most money. QualMax provides a quality service and their work is fairly priced.

    I would highly recommend QualMax.
    Rating by: Lincoln  |  Rating posted: 10th Nov, 2017  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Nov, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Lincoln10th Nov, 2017More details…
  • 90%
    "While ours was a relatively small project, the workmanship was excellent and the price competitive."
    Rating by: Ken  |  Rating posted: 29th Aug, 2017  |  Contact: Ken Fraser  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
    Communication: 70%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
    Ken29th Aug, 2017More details…
  • 100%
    "I contacted Ian about the problems with our property because I saw their customer feedback on nocowboys. We had a few discussions over the phone and emails. We made arrangement for Ian to come to inspect. Ian arrived on time. During the inspection, Ian was very helpful, open, willing and patient in explaining things to us. Ian also got back to us with information as promised. No work has been done yet as we need to have a plan first. I feel that I should provide my feedback now as I am happy with the advice provided by Ian."
    Rating by: CS  |  Rating posted: 23rd Feb, 2017  |  Contact: Ian  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    CS23rd Feb, 2017More details…
  • 93%
    "Our job was not run of the mill and our expectations were very high. The job was significant (running for about seven months) as it involved an upstairs extension to a 1907 character home creating an additional bedroom and open plan study; complete strip out and refurbishment of two bathrooms with a high end tile finish and other smaller jobs like the bespoke period leadlight window added. Like any big jobs we had our challenges including large and costly variations that were necessary to tackle, these things cannot be accurately foreseen in older homes until exposed. We also had occasional oversights or hiccups that both parties had responsibility to work through to make right. While I worked hard to project manage and keep all contractors on their game I was impressed overall with Ian and his Qualmax Team from Lisa in the back office to the guys on site. This team works hard, is well mannered, thoughtful and enjoyable to be around. They also clean up every night like you wouldn't believe which is rare in my experience. Qualmax saw our job through to the very end and we now have WCC code of compliance and guarantee requirements met. Special thanks to the regulars on site doing a great job: Justin (always here first and doing the hard yards), Chris, Bish, Luke and Andrew (one of the best, high quality, attention to detail tradesman I have ever met, Andrew led most of our job). Thanks Qualmax, well done."
    Rating by: Grant  |  Rating posted: 12th Sep, 2016  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Sep, 2016
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Grant12th Sep, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "I engaged Qualmax to do some work that required a building consent to improve an extension built by the previous owners of our house that an engineer advised could have posed a risk in an earthquake.
    I picked Qualmax because I wasn't sure exactly what we would find and felt it was important to pick a company I could trust, & happened to known Qualmax' owners personally & that they fitted that bill.
    I wanted the work done well.
    The result was outstanding; the Qualmax team were excellent to deal with; the quality of work and communication was top notch and they are nice people to have in your house. This is a *genuinely* ethical business which I would highly recommend.

    Tom Pullar-Strecker
    Rating by: Tom   |  Rating posted: 27th Oct, 2015  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Oct, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Tom 27th Oct, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "Very reliable, excellent Communication, Top and Quality Workmanship, Always On Time, Always recommend to anyone who needs work done on their house. Have met so many but never had such an Excellent and Quality Company like QualMax, CHEERS."
    Rating by: Kin  |  Rating posted: 15th Oct, 2015  |  Contact: Chris Dean  |  Job date: Oct, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Kin15th Oct, 2015More details…
  • 90%
    "Ian and team very helpful and prompt in getting the work done. Kept us in the loop
    and turned up when they said they would.
    Rating by: Judy  |  Rating posted: 4th Mar, 2015  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Dec, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 80%
    Judy4th Mar, 2015More details…
  • 80%
    "Overall a very thorough job to a very good standard. We probably should have done more up front to be clear the state of the building to be worked on so clear the scope would be that much larger."
    Lisa Wilson responded:
    "This project started as a relatively small job replacing some rotten weather boards around a large villa in Wellington. As we started to pull the damaged boards off we discovered that there was a significant amount of rotten framing in behind the cladding. We communicated this to the client and received their go ahead to repair the framing on a time and materials basis as we had no idea how extensive the problem was going to be. More rot was discovered and, again, we sought and received their approval to carry on with the work. I do not know how we could have foreseen, up front, how affected the building was or how we could have communicated more with the client. Fantastic people, difficult situation, stuck in the middle trying to help."
    Rating by: Derrick  |  Rating posted: 10th Sep, 2014  |  Contact: Ian mcGill  |  Job date: Jun, 2013
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 70%  |  Value: 80%
    Derrick10th Sep, 2014More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "Great team. On time and very tidy work (they cleaned up every night). Communication was easy and when we spontaneously added an extra building request, it was no bother for the team to complete the request. We had some good laughs and the team was always professional.

    Good work - job well done! "

    Rating by: Paul Chamberlain  |  Rating posted: 4th Aug, 2014  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Aug, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Paul Chamberlain4th Aug, 2014More details…
  • 98%
    "I required a single upper face reclad resulting from a complex and protracted interaction with the local council. I sought a reputable builder with the professionalism to complete the job given approved architectural specifications and especially manage the relationship with the local authority; a critical aspect I thought would be controversial at best.

    Ian and his team delivered on every aspect of the requirement providing a detailed, accurate and competitive quote, project management, product superiority and the essential interface with the Porirua City Council (PCC). Qualmax were efficient, tidy and considerate, always on time often putting in long hours to get the job done, especially where multiple inspections caused seemingly unnecessary delays. They worked seamlessly with the architect especially when required to respond to PCC clarifications, some of which seemed excessive. At the inspection for the CCC, specific comments were made of the very high standard of workmanship obvious to the inspector.

    Ian & his team did an excellent job and I have no hesitation in recommending QualMax for quality of workmanship, customer relations and, most importantly, ability to work with the PCC. //

    Rating by: Tim  |  Rating posted: 15th May, 2014  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Feb, 2014
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Tim15th May, 2014More details…
  • 100%
    "We used Qualmax to do remedial work on a first floor deck so that it met requirements to get a CCC. We found all the men from Qualmax to be very professional, polite and friendly. They arrived on time and worked hard - even in unpleasant weather conditions. Their work was done to a very high standard - exactly as specified by the structural engineer, with no shortcuts taken. We would definitely recommend Qualmax to others and would use them again."
    Rating by: Robyn Humphries  |  Rating posted: 17th Mar, 2014  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Aug, 2013
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Robyn Humphries17th Mar, 2014More details…
  • 100%
    "Third time lucky.
    Very unlucky and costly with the first 2 buliders we used. So very happy with QualMax.

    People that respect your privacy, your home and your opinions.

    Would and have recommended to others.


    Rating by: Virginia  |  Rating posted: 20th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Virginia20th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 88%
    "Qualmax did a thoroughly good job; on time. I would recommend them to others. Andrew Fletcher (021 0265 2214)."
    Rating by: Andrew  |  Rating posted: 19th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Oct, 2012
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 80%
    Andrew19th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "Qualmax Construction were excellent, we were closed over the Christmas break and we had to leave keys to the building with them to do the job in our absence, totally reliable, excellent job, we would use them again"
    Rating by: Steve  |  Rating posted: 16th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Jan, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Steve16th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "We were highly satisfied and would recommend Ian to anybody.
    Our builder nephew thought it was a good job too!
    Rating by: Jenny  |  Rating posted: 16th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Jun, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jenny16th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "I love my deck that Qualmax built for me. The workmanship is to a very high standard and they were efficient, tidy and considerate to my needs. I appreciated that they explained to me exactly what was required to achieve the results I wanted. I would recommend Qualmax to anyone."
    Rating by: Jennifer  |  Rating posted: 11th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Jan, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jennifer11th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "I was very pleased with the work carried out by Ian and his team from Qualmax. They were very efficient, clean and tidy. They were always on time and Ian always communicated clearly his intentions, progress or changes that may have been required. I highly recommend Qualmax and would be more than happy to act as a reference at any time for their work.

    David - Director of Wedgelock Equipment Ltd, Upper Hutt, NZ"

    Rating by: David  |  Rating posted: 8th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Mar, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    David8th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "From the quote to completion Ian Mcgill of Qualmax was excellent to deal with and added value through the whole process ensuring we got the outcomes we wanted. Nick and Luke were great to have around, putting in big days, great respect for us and our home, the quality of their work and finish was excellent, could not be faulted in any way, and I am a client who likes things to be right! I have recommended Qualmax to others."
    Rating by: Kerrie  |  Rating posted: 4th Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Kerrie4th Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "Very professional and a quality builder plus went out if a limb for me to get the job done. Would definitely use again."
    Rating by: Jenny  |  Rating posted: 3rd Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian  |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jenny3rd Oct, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "Ian & his team of builders did an excellent job in carrying out our building project and I have no hesitation in recommending QualMax for their quality of workmanship & customer relations."
    Rating by: Mark Marinan  |  Rating posted: 3rd Oct, 2012  |  Contact: Ian McGill  |  Job date: Nov, 2007
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Mark Marinan3rd Oct, 2012More details…

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About us
Qualmax Construction are proud of our long standing reputation as quality builders that deliver consistently on time and within budget.

What we do
We are confident and competent builders (as well as registered and qualified). We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your needs on a wide range of jobs from an alteration through to a new home build whether you are in the early planning stages or ready to press the go button.

Working closely with you in a way that builds trust and confidence is as important to us as the high quality of work we produce. Please contact us for a no obligation chat.

Is QualMAX just another builder?

Having a point of difference is important to us so we recently commissioned a survey of a number of our clients and suppliers and heard a consistent message...

"These guys stand out"
"They are always tidy"
"I feel safe having the QualMAX team in my home"
"The quality of their workmanship is excellent"

We are proud of our longstanding reputation as builders that deliver consistently on time, within budget and a quality that will deliver for years to come. Earning and keeping that reputation is what’s on top for us.

Categories we service
Renovation, Luxury Homes Builders, Kitchen Remodellers, Kitchen Fittings & Design, Decks & Decking, Custom Homes Builders, Construction Companies, Builders, Bathroom Remodelers

Areas we service
Wellington Region, Wellington City, Wellington CBD, Upper Hutt, Porirua Area, Lower Hutt, Kapiti Coast Area, Hutt Valley Area

Qualmax Limited has not given us their exact location, but they are based in Upper Hutt

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