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    "Built By Home.
    They built our homes in Faringdon.

    Do yourselves a favour and avoid these people.

    It just cause months of stress and frustration dealing with terrible customer service to get close to delivering the product promised to you.
    Still working to rectify cock-ups, poor finishes, and incorrect fittings installed in our homes 6 months after settlement.
    I.e. they have money and don't care about their customer anymore

    The sales team was useless, especially Maree never replied in a timely manner, or replied with bull****, never helpful, I soon just went above her to someone higher.

    she was a waste of time to deal with, and her higher-ups weren't much better.

    These people don't stand by their product!

    don't take any extras they offer like curtains, they will clip the ticket by adding on 20% to the curtain quote.

    They have now blocked me from commenting on their Facebook page because they don't like being critiqued.

    standard built NZ building home code, IE the worst home you can legally build!

    tried to swap out our heat pump for the smaller model, 8KW down to 5KW

    tried same on Hot water cylinder 300 litres on the spec sheet but installed 200 litres.

    Bathroom mirrors were a smaller size than spec

    Our plans show Insulation above our garage, nope this wasn't installed. cheap ****s!

    Also, the landscaping was of poor quality resulting in the spray lawn being relay with ready lawn, due to the amount of gravel and rubbish in the soil. plus level was too low.

    Note they built 14 homes here and had to come pay out or fix to us all.

    If they did this on the stuff we see do doubt they swapped out other stuff to save money on the stuff you can't see.

    They used to go by the name of Buildtech or buidltech holdings. do a google search and you see some more reviews. Built by home.

    Rating by: Gregory  |  Rating posted: 29th May, 2021  |  Contact: Paul  |  Job date: Oct, 2020
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    Gregory29th May, 2021More details…
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    "DO NOT LET THEM IN YOUR HOUSE!!!!!! A 14 week job is now a 14 month job ... and still many things to fix, not repairs but their shoddy workmanship. We went through 6, maybe 7 Project Managers who have been non communicative, frugal with the truth and bare faced lied. They have made changes to the contract without permission then tried to charge me for thousands of dollars for variations like cutting hole in the floor because they decided not to lift the house. I WAS BULLIED & THREATENED by them. Our little wh?nau were split up and transient for 6 months living on floors, couches and random beds after the insurance money ran out. We were left in DEBT after being told to get another rental and they would sort it out ...AND THEY DIDIN"T. We have been home 17 weeks now and my 12 year old still sleeps on the couch because the floor in his room was 'fixed' with shingle and plaster blob in a random spot on the floor. Carpet shrunk because they left the door open.

    The interior unit of the HEATPUMP was left out in the rain during the floods earlier this year. The insulation wasn't reinstalled and there are blocks of wood holding up my house, temporary piles apparently, which they haven't taken out yet. Swore black and blue the levels in the house were within tolerance and they weren't. And that is only a slice of the Buildtech Heaven we have been living.

    Gutted that our legal case has only enabled them to tighten up their contracts which will support their legal issues in the future. I had a great lawyer but it didn't get me far.

    MY RECOMMENDATION, there are plenty of other homeowners who have had relatively smooth repairs given the circumstances. ASK AROUND, and if you ask me, DON'T USE BUILDTECH!!!!! The stress and the mess is not worth it.
    Rating by: Nichole  |  Rating posted: 30th Sep, 2014  |  Contact: Nichole Gully  |  Job date: Sep, 2014
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 10%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    Nichole30th Sep, 2014More details…
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    "I was offered work as a painting contractor for Buildtech by John Mulholland, as I had painted one of his building s before. He offered me a better hourly rate than what I was getting, so I left the job I was in to go and do paint remediation (repair previous Buildtech painters botch-ups). It took me three weeks to fulfill their requirements (become GST registered, become a registered company and get public liability insurance), give notice at existing workplace and find a couple of employees. I arrived at Buildtech and they said oh sorry there's no work. Its all been done. I complained and said hey etc and so John Mulholland got us to paint his studio at his home address. We did this for a couple of days then was given one remediation job (about 4 hours work out of town). At the same time I was offered a house to paint by another Buildtech supervisor. I asked the supervisor to email/give me a copy of the scope repeatedly which he did not do. This went on for about a week till I went and saw the job. Even then, at the house, the guy wouldn't give me the scope saying he had to make a few adjustments to it. The next morning he called me into his office and he handed me a fixed price contract of a measly $5,300 to take all wallpaper off and rewallpaper and paint 6 rooms, and to remove stipple from 2 ceilings (maybe not checked for asbestos?) in very dirty house. Because I had had so little inclome since I left my previous job, and had just hired 2 employees for the job, I said give me the scope, and then said a very disgruntled yes. I wanted to pay me employees a decent rate and the numbers just weren't adding up. I then got advice from another contractor who said get out now before you lose too much money so I did. I walked off the job after 3 days work, losing $1000 in wages to my employees. 6 months later (after I had recovered) I invoiced John Mulholland for the work done at his studio and never got the money nor heard back from him, amounting to another $1400 unpaid work lost to Buildtech. I should have run a mile when I saw their supercilious smug smiles on their faces."
    Rating by: Lis  |  Rating posted: 28th Feb, 2014  |  Contact: Lis  |  Job date: Aug, 2012
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    Lis28th Feb, 2014More details…
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    "Buildtech was the contractor on the job through EQR. It was a total disaster. Work commenced in Nov 2011 but sign off was signed in March 2012 as a result of substandard work and the work having to be redone a number of times.

    Now it\'s April 2013 and EQC inspectors have been at the property and they identified that some of the work which Buildtech did were defective and that they should be redone at their cost. They urged us to lodge a complaint through EQR which we are taking the steps to do so."

    Rating by: Michael  |  Rating posted: 29th Apr, 2013  |  Contact: Ralph-Stacy-Phil  |  Job date: Nov, 2011
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    Michael29th Apr, 2013More details…
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    "We were really pleased with the repairs to our house undertaken by BuildTech. They, and all the contractors they worked with, were skilled, friendly and polite. I\'d have no hesitation working with them again, or recommending them. "
    Rating by: Louise  |  Rating posted: 13th Mar, 2013  |  Contact: Mike Streatfield  |  Job date: Feb, 2013
    Communication: 70%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 80%  |  Value: 100%
    Louise13th Mar, 2013More details…
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    "We had earthquake repairs done also - get out of using these clowns. Started in March 2012 and are still going. Have been out of our house 4 times. Brickwork done 3 times. Work still having to be done. No mortals, no ethics. DON\'T LET THEM LOSE ON YOUR HOUSE."
    Rating by: Kaylene  |  Rating posted: 26th Feb, 2013  |  Contact: Phil Cooper  |  Job date: May, 2012
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    Kaylene26th Feb, 2013More details…
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    "We were pleasantly surprised by the care and good work done. Both the boys were helpful and determined to do a good job. Both made sure we were happy with the work and explained the process from the start of the job until finish. I would certainly recommend Buildtech to any other clients and friends."
    Rating by: Ken  |  Rating posted: 22nd May, 2012  |  Contact: Phil Cooper  |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Ken22nd May, 2012More details…
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    "Earthquake Repairs: Our house is worse now than before repairs were done, workmanship was shoddy (that\'s being kind), they broke things & lied about materials availability & prices. DO NOT LET THESE CLOWNS INTO YOUR HOUSE!!!"
    Rating by: Not Happy  |  Rating posted: 21st May, 2012  |  Contact: Phil Cooper  |  Job date: Dec, 2011
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    Not Happy21st May, 2012More details…