KFBuilders / Renovation in Westmere

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Primary contact
Karl Fowke

  • 98%
    "I needed some TLC and repairs done as well as some outside work/ drainage, on an older property (1930's). It was a smaller job but Karl & Matthew, were really flexible, did it willingly, worked fast and keept things tidy as the job progressed. I was always kept informed and updated. Karl is a great problem solver and found solutions that kept costs down and enhanced the property. Thanks guys, will gladly use you again!"
    Rating by: Susan  |  Rating posted: 5th Sep  |  Contact: Karl & Matt  |  Job date: Aug, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
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  • 100%
    "A+ builder. Karl was very professional and went great guns through the list I gave him. Highly recommend."
    Rating by: Mavis  |  Rating posted: 30th Aug  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Aug, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 100%
    "Karl and Matt are brilliant! They were onsite renovating our 1920s bungalow in Westmere for 4 months and we cannot fault their work or the results.
    From the begining Karl was upfront about costs and when any issues arose (as they do in an old home) he had plenty of possible solutions. He ensured the sub contractors operated to his standards and we found working with him easy.
    We have plans for further work and will be calling Karl to come and do it - suggest you do the same if you are looking for a builder who has pride in his work and is reliable.
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    Rating by: Chris  |  Rating posted: 23rd Jul  |  Contact: Karl and Matt  |  Job date: Jul, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 100%
    "Karl and his team worked on our house for a few months, renovating the bathroom and laundry and fixing many other building issues we had in the house. Karl always had a smile on his face and dealt with all the issues we faced in a logical manner. He often made suggestions of how we might fix an issue and always helped us to work out the cheapest option. Karl is a great builder and an honest, reliable person."
    Rating by: Roy  |  Rating posted: 30th Jun  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Apr, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 95%
    "Karl Fowke and his associate Matt have been working on our house for several months and have done a fantastic job! Karl is a licenced builder and been in the industry for years. Both Karl and Matt were always professional, polite, hardworking, reliable and they produced work of a very high standard - and they always cleaned up and vacuumed at the end of every day!

    Both Karl and Matt went the extra mile to fix things or find solutions to problems that we had through the building process. the results of their work were excellent and I would recommend them to anyone wanting an honest, hardworking builder to complete their work. KF Builders are reasonably priced and excellent value for money. Karl also has many contacts of other trades that you might need to finish the job such as plumbers, tilers, etc. Don't be concerned if Karl cannot quote you on your job. It's because he cant always predict what he will find behind your walls or in your ceiling etc. so he can't predict exactly how long the work will take. But rest assured that Karl will work as quickly as possible to fix any problems that you have in your building - so it ends up being money well spent to have a well built, well maintained house to live in. We found the rough estimates that Karl gave us to be fairly accurate on time and cost, and he worked within our budget constraints. KF Builders worked for us both inside and outside our house, completing building work and landscape gardening over several months. the long list of work they completed included; rectifying some "dodgy" work done by previous owners which included re-piling some sections of the floor under the house, reinforcing ceiling beams where walls had been taken out, fixed leaks in our roof and replaced sections of the roof, removed old wardrobes in our 1920's villa and built 3 new wardrobes complete with sliding doors, completely renovated the bathroom and laundry, rebuilt the laundry to enclose it behind 3 sliding doors and built storage there as well, replaced 3 internal doors with custom built doors, sourced and replaced 1920 style ceiling tiles, built a custom-made window seat with storage underneath, built floating shelves in the living room, prepared the front patio for glass panel installation, installed new front door with side panels of glass, built and installed other features designed by us, such as a bed head nailed to the wall. KF Builders completed extensive landscaping for us including; built one new deck and extended another, built storage under a deck, prepared all garden beds and garden edging, built privacy screens, stained all the decks, designed and installed a water feature, installed a new front foot path, managed the earth moving required to landscape the yard, arranged skip bins to remove rubbish, installed new watering system for the garden, installed all new lawn and mulch in the garden. We recommend KF Builders for any building and landscaping needs that you have."

    Rating by: Tricia  |  Rating posted: 29th Jun  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Jun, 2017
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 100%
    "Karl and Matt undertook a large project on our Villa that took approximately 1 year. Both were very reliable, easy to communicate with and always worked with me to help solve issues and make sure I was getting what I wanted.

    I would definitely recommend KF Builders to anyone considering a building project and I will also be using them again."

    Rating by: Justin Benton  |  Rating posted: 12th May, 2016  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Dec, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    12th May, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "Karl and Justin recently completed a renovation on our bungalow. They were professional, efficient and great to deal with. This is the second time we have used their services and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Karl was also fantastic with overseeing the project, offering building advice and providing affordable solutions. I can't speak highly enough of his building services. "
    Rating by: Erica Jane  |  Rating posted: 4th May, 2016  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: May, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 100%
    "Karl and his team-mate, Justin, answered our "call" for someone to re-do our leaning retaining wall in a very small backyard, with the added challenges of : a)having no access to any heavy machinery, and b)surface water run-off during heavy downpours.

    "Are you happy?", was one of the questions Karl would frequently ask over the course of the project; thus giving the opportunity to give feedback to him.

    We are happy that he:
    * is quick to response to our request for a quotation; * answers his mobile whenever possible; * schedules the logistics/supplies timely so that the site is not cluttered up; * turns up daily and consistently puts in the number of hours to work, in our case--physical labour; * plans and carries out the project in a systematic manner, thus saving resources; * is tidy on site and clears the access before leaving everyday; * respects our privacy and keeps the noise and dust level to minimum; * listens to requests, remembers them and carries out the work that has been agreed to; * puts himself in our situation and works towards a solution that he would be proud of; * always works with the budget in mind and offers creative and practical solutions/options; * has the ability to sense and grasp the on-site situation without us being explicit; * is not just a "man of steel" but more importantly, a man of his words. We certainly look forward to seeing both of them soon, for our next project! :)"

    Rating by: Mike  |  Rating posted: 27th Oct, 2013  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Oct, 2013
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    27th Oct, 2013More details…
  • 100%
    "A couple of months ago we found Karl off this site. We wanted to move a wall and a window to create a new room , put in a new bathroom, build a sleep out, create a laundry, plus numerous other things. Karl was just fantastic right from the start. Karl completed on time (just three weeks!!) and under budget. Nothing was to much trouble, he had good advice, did an amazing job and cleaned up after himself!! Thanks so much Karl, we appreciate your hard work and will definitely be using you for the second stage of our renovation. Karl is simply a great tradesman and we were lucky to have found him."
    Rating by: Helen  |  Rating posted: 19th Sep, 2013  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Aug, 2013
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    19th Sep, 2013More details…
  • 100%
    "Karl is extremely polite and punctual . Nothing was to difficult and all work was completed to a very high standard ,on time and under budget .( villa renovation ).
    This combined with his can do attitude means I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a building project.
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    Rating by: Lindsay   |  Rating posted: 19th Sep, 2013  |  Contact: Lindsay moody  |  Job date: Aug, 2013
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    19th Sep, 2013More details…
  • 100%
    "Karl is the best builder I've ever seen. He is not only good at planning the project but also has a excellent tradesmanship. Very accurate on the take off of the materials. Also he always comes up a number of different options for us and recommand the best one to us. The performance of himself and his team was outstanding and exceeded our expectation. I will say to those whom is looking for a builder either for renovation or new build, if you meet Karl, you wouldn't need to call another builder to quote your project. Right people to do the right job and it worths spending on appointment Karl. I will definitely recommand Karl to anyone I know."
    Rating by: Yu  |  Rating posted: 19th Jun, 2013  |  Contact: Eric  |  Job date: May, 2013
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
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  • 100%
    "I was very impressed with Karl. The finished work far exceeded my expectations. Karl and team built us a beautiful deck, fence and new paving. He is very professional and full of good ideas.
    Highly recommended.
    "
    Rating by: Dom  |  Rating posted: 8th Nov, 2012  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Nov, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    8th Nov, 2012More details…
  • 98%
    "Karl is the best builder i have ever met. He willingly gives the best answers or solutions when I have troubles or renovations. He is my home builder like home doctor. i strongly recommend Karl helps your builiding or renovation project.
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    Rating by: Taka  |  Rating posted: 27th Aug, 2012  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Aug, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    27th Aug, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "I have asked many builders renovations before. I can say Karl is the best builder i have ever met. He is so friendly, efficient, honest etc. Even when I have asked him extra additional jobs, he was willing to help us. Highly recommended. Only thing I am afraid is that I will not be able to take him when we need him next time, if I recommend him here."
    Rating by: Taka  |  Rating posted: 21st Apr, 2012  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Apr, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    21st Apr, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "We found Karl really easy to deal with, he is trustworthy, honest and the quality of his workmanship is 2nd to none. Karl was quick to offer suggestions when issues arose around engineering/design oversights and has managed to turn what was a basic house into our dream home. We would recommend Karl to anyone and will ourselves continue to use his building expertise in the future. "
    Rating by: Shona  |  Rating posted: 3rd Mar, 2012  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Aug, 2011
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    3rd Mar, 2012More details…
  • 100%
    "Karl was both the builder and project manager for the renovation of our kitchen, bathroom and laundry as we were out of town while the work was being undertaken. We found the work to be of a very high standard and would certianly recommend him."
    Rating by: Jake  |  Rating posted: 29th Sep, 2011  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Oct, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    29th Sep, 2011More details…
  • 100%
    "To whom it may concern
    RE Karl Fowke

    During 2004 we did a major alteration to our retail premises on Mt Eden Road.
    This consisted of developing an unusable two storey basement and creating a sub basement area for storage and a second retail floor out of the space.

    Being an old shop, originally built in 1915 this created a number of problems some of which only became obvious during the construction.

    During the whole process we found Karl worked well with us.. He was good at keeping us informed and dealt well with any issues or problems as they arose. He was excellent in dealing with the council, Architects and any of the subcontractor. We have been very pleased with the work he did and would have no hesitation in recommend him as a builder and/or Project manager. Dianne McCallum"

    Rating by: Dianne  |  Rating posted: 30th Aug, 2010  |  Contact: Dianne Mc Callum  |  Job date: Jun, 2004
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    30th Aug, 2010More details…
  • 98%
    "I have used Karl's firm for 2 major building jobs - one commercial and the other residential. They did an EXCELLENT job on both. I highly recommend Karl as a builder and a project manager. He is cheerful and very good at problem solving. The quality of his workmanship was First Class.
    Full reference can be obtained from Karl. I am happy to take phone calls to confirm my very high opinion of him. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    "
    Rating by: Ted  |  Rating posted: 25th Aug, 2010  |  Contact: Karl Fowlkes  |  Job date: Jun, 2004
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    25th Aug, 2010More details…
  • 98%
    "Not the first time I\'ve used Karl - and won\'t be the last. Talented and diligent - everything you could want in a builder!"
    Rating by: Malcolm  |  Rating posted: 18th Aug, 2010  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Aug, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
    18th Aug, 2010More details…
  • 100%
    "K.F Builders have built our home in the Far North, this is an ongoing project. There are no questions about us asking him to go north to do further work. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS ALL the time. Would reccommend them to anybody."
    Rating by: Dianne  |  Rating posted: 5th Aug, 2010  |  Contact: Karl  |  Job date: Aug, 2009
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    5th Aug, 2010More details…

Unauthenticated ratings (2)

  • 98%
    "We were most impressed with Karl\'s skills, knowledge and speed.
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    Rating by: Richard  |  Rating posted: 24th Feb, 2011  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Feb, 2011
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    Richard, 24th Feb, 2011More details…
  • 100%
    "The service in which has been provided by K F Builders has been brilliant, he and his team provided clear communication and estimations and at no time were we left out of the loop during our own project, we would have no trouble at all recommending this excellent business.

    Better still he finished before the due date given! Which meant we got to move in earlier which saved renting a place.
    "

    Rating by: Charmaine  |  Rating posted: 12th Sep, 2010  |  Contact: Karl Fowke  |  Job date: Mar, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    Charmaine, 12th Sep, 2010More details…

Primary contact
Karl Fowke

Phone number
021 702 990

Website
kfbuilders.co.nz

Availability
This week/ASAP

About us
Family owned business, with 20 years of experience.
K F Builders goes out of its way to make your building project to be hassle free and cost saving.

What we do
All your building needs.
Luxury Home Builders
villa and bungalow restoration
New homes
Minor and major alterations
Landscaping
project management
minor roofing
Light commercial renovations

Categories we service
Repair & Restoration, Renovation, Property Management, Maintenance & Repair / Renovation, Luxury Homes Builders, Decks & Decking, Construction Project Managers, Carpentry Contractors / Carpenters, Building Removals & Demolition, Building Contractors, Building Advice, Builders

Areas we service
Whenuapai, Westgate, Westfield, Western Springs, West Harbour, Waterview, Waitakere City, Unsworth Heights, Titirangi, Three Kings, Te Atatu, Tamaki, Takapuna, Swanson, Sunnynook, St Marys Bay, St Lukes, St Johns, St Heliers, Sandringham, Royal Oak, Rothesay Bay, Rosedale, Auckland, Remuera, Ponsonby, Point Chevalier, Oratia, Orakei, One Tree Hill, Northcote, Newton, Newmarket, New Windsor, New Lynn, Murrays Bay, Mt Roskill, Mt Eden, Mt Albert, Mission Bay, Milford, Massey, Mairangi Bay, Lincoln North, Laingholm, Kohimarama, Kingsland, Kelston, Karekare, Huapai, Hobsonville, Hillsborough, Hillcrest, North Shore, Herne Bay, Herald Island, Henderson Valley, Henderson, Gulf Harbour, Grey Lynn, Greenlane, Greenhithe, Green Bay, Grafton, Glenfield, Glendene, Glen Eden, French Bay, Freemans Bay, Forrest Hill, Epsom, Ellerslie, Devonport, Dairy Flat, Central Park, Castor Bay, Campbells Bay, Browns Bay, Blockhouse Bay, Birkenhead, Birkdale, Bethells Beach, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Balmoral, Avondale, Auckland Central, Albany

KFBuilders has not given us their exact location, but they are based in Westmere
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