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  • 100%
    "Lawrence and his team were great to deal with from day one.

    The project extended beyond both of our expectations due to the Wellington "summer" causing havoc with being able to complete the roof and the unwelcome discovery of rotted and split weatherboards resulting in me requesting a complete reclad of the top of my house but we were always in contact and knowing what was going on when. Fitting in the reclad during what I know was a busy summer for Maca Brothers really went above and beyond and it looks great.

    The guys doing the work were great, friendly and super hardworking and we are really stoked with the the quality of the end product.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lawrence and his team for your reroof or building work. We certainly will go them first for any future work we do.
    Rating by: Sam  |  Rating posted: 6th Mar  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Mar, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Sam6th MarMore details…
  • 100%
    "Lawrence was easy to deal with, communicated in a timely fashion, and provided a very sharp quote. His boys turned up on time and did a very good job start to finish. We’re very happy with the result and the service throughout was professional. Would highly recommend."
    Rating by: Johnny  |  Rating posted: 4th Mar  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Mar, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Johnny4th MarMore details…
  • 100%
    "We were extremely lucky to secure the Maca Brothers for our re-roof. Great service from Lawrence from the outset, reviewed the roof condition, explained the process well, provided a timely quote and did everything he said he would. The project was large scale and involved asbestos removal by another contractor first, Maca Brothers were right as soon it had been taken away with their team, ensuring the house was water tight and promptly laying the new sections as the weather allowed. Good communication over what was to be done and when, and although the job took a bit longer than expected because of winter weather conditions, the installation was awesome and very professional, and it still looks brand new 18 months later. Highly recommend this crew, great bunch of guys that you can trust to do a good job on your home/business. A bonus of this company as well is that Lawrence is a qualified builder and can support you on any remedial works that you may need to do as a result of your roofing project - this was gold for us and big help."
    Rating by: Paul  |  Rating posted: 12th Jan  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Sep, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Paul12th JanMore details…
  • 100%
    "Maca Brothers recently completed the second stage of our home renovation and once again we are over the moon with how it turned out. This is the second time we have used Lawrence and his team and recommend him to anyone who maybe wanting any work done. The renovation of our house is the first big investment my partner and I have done and the support Lawrence has given us in both stages has been invaluable. His knowledge of the building code and of the variety of different materials that are available helped us with making key decisions that kept the project within budget. Thanks for all your help Lawrence, we really appreciated it!"
    Rating by: Alex  |  Rating posted: 8th Jan  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Jan, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Alex8th JanMore details…
  • 10%
    "An awful experience.
    Lawrence was unprofessional and when the job was independently assessed, many issues were found (see below).
    Multiple damage was done to the property, one of which was denied by Lawrence but I had a photo to prove it.
    Lawrence said he was “sick of clients blaming him for damage”.
    On day two we received our 2nd invoice and 8 minutes later a call demanding payment “that day” otherwise “he won't be coming back”, nothing in the contract about that.
    Watch out for extra work - we had gutters included in the quote but apparently downpipes were “extra”.

    The “extras” billing came in two separate invoices, one for materials and another for labour. Both were grossly inflated, so we requested a breakdown of materials. Lawrence had to turn up to find out what was actually used, which more than halved our invoice. Labour for the downpipes was charged at $86/hr and the downpipe wasn’t fitted to the existing stormwater system, spilling 90% of the water.

    When raising quality issues he suggested I was going to “shaft him” and threatened “it’s not going to go well for ya”.

    Lawrence denied issues with corner flashings and yet rushed back to correct them before a professional had a chance to view his work.

    Lawrence even emailed me with “Thanks for fitting the job in for us and doing a great job, no problem your welcome mate it’s our pleasure” - WOW.

    This was our experience.

    Issues found:

    Damaged roofing sheets - top coat and primers scratched through.

    Apron flashing upstand inadequate.

    Rivets used on roofing sheets instead of roofing screws.

    Washers to the screws have been damaged.

    Weatherboards split

    Swarf rusting on the roof sheets.

    Barge flashing does not meet the ridge flashing evenly.

    Barge flashing not tapering.

    Roof edges need turning down at gutter line.

    Downpipe not connected to existing stormwater system.

    Corner flashings inadequate.
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "As a company who has a great reputation, this is very upsetting to us"
    Rating by: Mark  |  Rating posted: 22nd Dec, 2020  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Dec, 2020
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 20%  |  Value: 20%
    Mark22nd Dec, 2020More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "i recently got my roof inspection done for leaks. December being the busy time for these tradies, out of 4 companies that i sent messages for quote and inspection only Lawrence from MACA Brothers building and roofing got back to me within 24hours. out of his busy schedule he even managed to spare some time to actually come have a look at my property. he explained everything in detail and the quotation gave every cost in detail (meaning no hidden costs). nice and friendly chap with awesome level of professionalism. would definitely recommend anyone wanting to get their roof done with these guys."
    Rating by: Krishneel  |  Rating posted: 10th Dec, 2020  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Dec, 2020
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Krishneel10th Dec, 2020More details…
  • 100%
    "The Maca Brothers team replaced our (leaky) roof, which they had previously patched during lockdown earlier in the year. Lawrence was quick to pop round and give us a quote, and great at keeping us in the loop as the job progressed. It all looks great now. "
    Rating by: Megan  |  Rating posted: 15th Nov, 2020  |  Contact: Lawrence  |  Job date: Nov, 2020
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Megan15th Nov, 2020More details…
  • 100%
    "The job consisted of reroofing an old 1960s concrete tile roof including new gutters.

    Lawrence and his crew are the best tradies we have dealt with. It was smooth sailing from day 1. He promptly provided us with a quote which was very reasonable for a reroof and gutter installation. He also provided us with a great solution for our fascia. The crew was always on time and left the site clean and tidy. They even came on Saturday to finish the job. We are now in the process of getting more work done through the Macabrothers!

    I would recommend them without hesitation.

    Rating by: Ravi  |  Rating posted: 11th Feb, 2020  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Feb, 2020
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Ravi11th Feb, 2020More details…
  • 95%
    "Lawrence was really helpful and receptive to changes to the quote based on work that may be undertaken, depending on a couple of different scenarios. The crew that did the job were also prepared to drop everything and install/reinstall pink batts if required. Fortunately, this was not required, however, I did appreciate their flexibility and preparedness to do this extra/over and above at the last minute.

    The roof looks amazing - several neighbours have commented on it and the team left the site in pristine condition. I would definitely recommend using the company and their pricing is fair & reasonable."

    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thank you Keri :)"
    Rating by: Keri   |  Rating posted: 12th Nov, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Nov, 2019
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Keri 12th Nov, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "Great service, excellent job, friendly people, not too expensive, flexible with us"
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Katie :)"
    Rating by: Katie   |  Rating posted: 16th Oct, 2019  |  Contact: Katie Smith   |  Job date: Aug, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Katie 16th Oct, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "The guys did a nice job of my new roof. Lawrence communicated really well and was great to deal with. The site was kept tidy during the job and the final clean up was good. "
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Gray, we appreciate the feedback and thanks for being such a delight to work with, from myself and the team :)"
    Rating by: Gray  |  Rating posted: 1st Sep, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Sep, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Gray1st Sep, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 98%
    "I found Lawrence very professional and effective in his communication. He was able to give us options and very prompt at turning up onsite. "
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Darren :)"
    Rating by: Darren  |  Rating posted: 15th Aug, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Jul, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Darren15th Aug, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "From initial contact to the completion of the job, we enjoyed working with the Maca Brothers company. The quote was very reasonable which included our roof that also needed to be re-pitched. Thank you for the great work you did and always being quick to respond to any queries we had. We look forward to working with you again. Would highly recommend. "
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thank Candice :)"
    Rating by: Candice  |  Rating posted: 25th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Jul, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Candice25th Jul, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 90%
    "It took three goes to get a builder a could rely. Thankfully we finally found MacaBrothers. They reclad an upper floor of our home installed replacement windows, built a tv and fire surround. Couldn’t be happier with the work. Our cladding was looking pretty shabby and as we discovered the original builders had not been as attentive to detail and quality as Lawrence and his team. It’s made a great change to be able to relax knowing the house isn’t leaking. "
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Cheers Graeme"
    Rating by: Graeme  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence  |  Job date: Oct, 2018
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    Graeme22nd Jul, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 95%
    "I highly recommend Maca Brothers Building and Roofing. Very professional, well organised, trustworthy, and nothing's too much to ask (we threw at them a last-minute request and Lawrence was really accommodating). We had a reroof done and were very pleased with the result. I am already looking at doing another job/project with them. Will surely recommend you guys to others who might be needing your services in the future. Cheers."
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Laetizia :)"
    Rating by: LAETIZIA  |  Rating posted: 21st Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Jul, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    LAETIZIA21st Jul, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "I employed the services of Maca brothers to replace a roof for me in the Hutt Valley. I found Lawrence fantastic to deal with, he gave me a prompt quotation for the roof work in detail of what was needed and when he could do this work. I found his pricing to be the cheapest of the 2 others I received and was a little skeptical but with his prompt communication I accepted. He was held up due to weather prior to estimated start date but gave me prior notice which I was happy with. Work was done with his team of great guys over a few days and property was kept tidy in organised areas with all work done very precisely and quickly. I'm very impressed with the service and my new roof recieved by the Maca brothers thank you so much team keep up the great work, will be happy to show my roof to your clients if you guys need it?"
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Rory appreciate that :)"
    Rating by: Rory   |  Rating posted: 16th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Rory   |  Job date: Dec, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Rory 16th Jul, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "We needed a new roof and were refereed by a friend to Maca Brothers Building and Roofing. From the very beginning, Lawrence was awesome to deal with, he came and inspected the roof, explained in nice simple terms what would be involved and how long it would take to complete. The price quoted was very competitive compared to other providers. The level of communication between us was great as they kept us informed when they were delayed by starting for a few weeks, this was great because we weren't left hanging on the day wondering where they were, that makes a huge difference. whilst on the job, you hardly new the guys were here, they were tidy, quiet and professional and have done a fantastic job."
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Hi Mark :)"
    Rating by: Mark Harrisson  |  Rating posted: 13th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Jan, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Mark Harrisson13th Jul, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "Lawrence erected a new fence for me earlier this year. He was great to deal with and provided a quote which was accurate, and even recommended where I could make savings. He did the job efficiently and quickly, which I needed as I was selling my property.

    I highly recommend Maca Brothers to others looking for excellent service and quality building work.


    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Liz :)"
    Rating by: Elizabeth  |  Rating posted: 12th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence McEvoy  |  Job date: Apr, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Elizabeth12th Jul, 2019More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "The job was replacing a window that had rotted out with a second hand window I purchased myself from the recycling yard. The job was done to a high standard and importantly for me was done on time (had a tight schedule to meet) and at the price quoted. Lawrence even helped source a plumber to remove and reinstall the gas hot water when my own regular contacts could not make it at short notice. I was really happy with the work and have recommended them to others since. "
    Lawrence McEvoy responded:
    "Thanks Kelly :)"
    Rating by: Kelly Lowe  |  Rating posted: 12th Jul, 2019  |  Contact: Lawrence  |  Job date: May, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Kelly Lowe12th Jul, 2019More details, one reply…