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  • 100%
    "We have been very happy with Steve Ryder and his team of builders. Previously I had spent some years asking people in Kaiapoi who their builder was, and also asking whether they were happy with the work done. Time and again we heard that Steve and his team were very good and people were very happy with their work. Therefore in the early stages of planning our work I contacted Steve to see if he could fit us in later on in the year. We required a modern, archetectually designed extension on an older house which was challenging as there were many corners and differing heights in the ceilings and differing floor levels. At every step along the way the communication was excellent with advice on cost saving measures thrown in for our benefit. We particularly appreciated advice to enhance our outlook."
    Rating by: Rhonda  |  Rating posted: 21st May, 2016  |  Contact: Rhonda Browning  |  Job date: May, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Rhonda21st May, 2016More details…
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    "I had a house built by SP Ryder Ltd this year which had a few 1sts in it which would challenge most builders. But Steve and his his guys nutted through it and did an "A" class job and came up with some cost saving ideas himself. Everyone that has come through from tradesmen to building inspectors to estate agents has commented what a high class job it is and I am thrilled. My friend has had 2x houses built by them and has raved about their workmanship. Sounds like the first guy has got a chip on his shoulder and spat the dummy because it is impossible we are talking about the same Kaiapoi builders."
    Rating by: Tina  |  Rating posted: 1st Dec, 2015  |  Contact: Steve Ryder  |  Job date: Aug, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Tina1st Dec, 2015More details…
  • 13%
    "Steve built our 400m2 house for us on the recommendation of a friend. Most of the house is OK but there are a number of corners not square or plumb, specific issues we had were:

    -Log burner surround framed up out of wood not steel as per installation instructions. Had to be rebuilt at our cost.
    -Open fire built with incorrect depth of cavity, not to specification and instructions provided - had to be pulled out and rebuilt which delayed the finishing of our house significantly.
    -After a major wind event bent our house out of shape Steve failed to check, or notice and it was the building inspector who noticed visually that the framing was on a lean.

    -Following wind damage Steve \'over corrected\' failed to brace the framing and bent the framing back too far the other way.

    -Steve failed to work in with our fire installer as requested.

    -Steve failed to notify our engineer that beams were ready for inspection prior to gib covering them over.

    -Swimming pool shed was built 300mm out of alignment (twisted in relation to the house)

    -Swimming pool slab was boxed 50mm too high

    -Reinforcing in the pool slab was installed incorrectly, and not checked prior to slab pour.

    -Pipe conduits in the pool shed foundation were rendered useless by being cut off flush with slab.

    In general we felt Steve was out of his depth on our house, on several occasions he was very dismissive of problems that arose. He knew the pool shed was crooked but didn\'t notify us.

    We could not recommend him at all.

    Rating by: Andrew  |  Rating posted: 23rd Nov, 2015  |  Contact: Steve Ryder  |  Job date: Dec, 2014
    Communication: 10%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 30%  |  Value: 10%
    Andrew23rd Nov, 2015More details…
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    "Steve Ryder was extremely helpful and efficient. He looked at our house within a few hours of contacting him and provided us with friendly service and gave us clear information regarding our problem. Fantastic service!"
    Rating by: aline  |  Rating posted: 18th Nov, 2013  |  Contact: aline medland  |  Job date: Nov, 2013
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    aline18th Nov, 2013More details…