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McNamara Shift a flat / Building Removals & House Lifting in Johnsonville

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  • 100%
    "Absolutely superb service. Turned up absolutely on time, professional, friendly and delivered above and beyond service. All for a great price too. "
    Rating by: Georgina  |  Rating posted: 13th Jul, 2017  |  Contact: Daniel  |  Job date: Jul, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Georgina13th Jul, 2017More details…
  • 100%
    "No problems reaching them phone
    They turned up early to a very difficult steep dead end Wellington street
    No fuss - carried heavy dresser and large cartons easily with the use of belts
    Straight to destination where items placed as directed
    Everything handled safely by obviously experienced movers
    Rating by: Jim  |  Rating posted: 7th Jul, 2017  |  Contact: John  |  Job date: Jul, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jim7th Jul, 2017More details…
  • 5%
    "Our move took 15 hours due to their truck breaking down - they started at 9am and last truck was unloaded at 3.05am in the morning, very exhausting but at least the job got done. They are lovely people but (I think) they took on to many other jobs in one day and when everything turned to crap for them they didn't keep in touch. 2 No. 55 inch TV's no longer go due to getting wet, boxes were wet from being in the back of the truck and collapsed, Whiteware scratched and dented, Rimu Table with gougers in it, broken glass and crockery, the list goes on . To top it off, I have rung and left messages for them to call me and we have heard nothing. We like to support local businesses but we would never recommend this company to anyone, I would suggest changing the date of your move before using this company ever again."
    Rating by: Donna Genet  |  Rating posted: 20th Feb, 2017  |  Contact: John McNamara  |  Job date: Feb, 2017
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 10%  |  Value: 10%
    Donna Genet20th Feb, 2017More details…
  • 93%
    "The McNamara guys were great - on time, great price, moved really fast and packed the truck amazingly well, brought in an extra guy later in the day because we had more stuff than they'd planned for and they had another job to get to (fair call - we had a lot of stuff!). Really chatty and friendly. They did leave some minor scratches on wallpaper moving in a really large buffet through a tight space. They also complimented me on the quality of our packing - nothing was broken at the other end - which makes me question the reviews where things were broken.... how well did you pack??"
    Rating by: Charlotte  |  Rating posted: 27th Jan, 2016  |  Contact: Tom  |  Job date: Sep, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 80%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
    Charlotte27th Jan, 2016More details…
  • 35%
    "Arrived late.
    A crate was dropped causing the loss of $500 worth of aged irreplaceable wine bottles. Damage also to a bookcase. No compensation was given for the damage.
    There were some complaints about the weight of some crates.
    Only one hand truck was brought so I lent them mine.
    The men were hard working and worked fast but I'd have preferred slower and taking more care.
    I would not recommend the use of this company unless you have comprehensive insurance cover.
    Rating by: Pryor Rowland  |  Rating posted: 4th Jan, 2016  |  Contact: Paul Cullen  |  Job date: Dec, 2015
    Communication: 30%  |  Quality: 10%  |  Reliability: 50%  |  Value: 50%
    Pryor Rowland4th Jan, 2016More details…
  • 98%
    "Arrived 5 minutes ahead of schedule and were very fast and efficient. The boys worked well and I'm really impressed at the speed and care of property. Very competitive prices as well. Would highly recommend them to others "
    Rating by: Karla  |  Rating posted: 19th Sep, 2015  |  Contact: Paul   |  Job date: Sep, 2015
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Karla19th Sep, 2015More details…
  • 30%
    "I have used these guys before with good results.
    Experience this time was a little less pleasant, while offering reasonably good value for money I did not enjoy listening to whinging and whining about the stuff I needed moved, or smart ass comments like "We have eyes you know".
    Otherwise, all furniture moved without any damage .. just wear a set of ear plugs if you don't want to hear it
    Rating by: Paul  |  Rating posted: 8th Mar, 2015  |  Contact: Mcnamara  |  Job date: Feb, 2015
    Communication: 10%  |  Quality: 10%  |  Reliability: 50%  |  Value: 50%
    Paul8th Mar, 2015More details…
  • 98%
    "I have always used McNamara shift a flat, Great guys, that get stuck in and get the job done.
    They are also extremely competitive price wise.
    They are very hands on!, so if you have a house full of antiques and china, then you may want to make alternate arrangements ... as the name states, they specialise in shifting flats! .. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
    Rating by: Lance  |  Rating posted: 9th Jan, 2015  |  Contact: Rakai  |  Job date: Oct, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Lance9th Jan, 2015More details…
  • 70%
    "Although McNamara Shift-a-Flat arrived on time and got the job done quickly, I would have thought Wellington movers would realise that there are likely to be stairs and awkward accessways here in the Harbour City. I told the company about this when booking my move, so it shouldn\'t have come as a surprise.

    I also didn\'t appreciate the steady stream of complaints about my 1940s apartment building, which, by Wellington standards, is actually very easy to move in and out of. I would have preferred the movers to take a bit more care with my furniture - there were a few bumps and scrapes that could have been avoided - and as far as the open containers of alcohol in the cab of the truck go, that\'s a BIG no-no!"

    Rating by: Cruz  |  Rating posted: 27th Feb, 2013  |  Contact: Paul CULLEN  |  Job date: Jan, 2013
    Communication: 50%  |  Quality: 50%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 80%
    Cruz27th Feb, 2013More details…
  • 13%
    "Movers arrived hours late, were incredibly slow, complained about how much stuff there was, complained about there being stairs (it\'s Wellington!), smoked during the job, scratched my bookcase, rough with boxes (found things broken inside), and took 1/2hr longer than me to arrive to new house. Overall took twice as long as I had expected. Will never use them again."
    Rating by: Anon  |  Rating posted: 26th Feb, 2013  |  Contact: Unknown  |  Job date: Jan, 2013
    Communication: 20%  |  Quality: 10%  |  Reliability: 10%  |  Value: 10%
    Anon26th Feb, 2013More details…
  • 25%
    "I agree with all the 1 star ratings they where abusive totally inept would never employ these guys again or recommend them to any body they would be better employed as circus clowns "
    Rating by: Tina  |  Rating posted: 7th Sep, 2012  |  Contact: Paul  |  Job date: Apr, 2012
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 50%  |  Value: 50%
    Tina7th Sep, 2012More details…
  • 33%
    "Very disappointed in the two moving men who did the job, one was sick and was not in the mood to be moving anything. They were very rough with all the items, took no notice that some boxes were marked \"fragile\". They were very careless moving the furniture and didnt seem to care. When we got the furniture out of storage there are scratches along the side of the fridge and the TV cabinet has a scratch on it, plus some marks on the lounge suit. They also charged more for going to Upper Hutt which they didnt say when we first contacted them for a price and the final price came out much more expensive than other quotes we had. Would not recommend using these guys at all."
    Rating by: Carol  |  Rating posted: 30th Sep, 2011  |  Contact: Cant Remember  |  Job date: May, 2011
    Communication: 50%  |  Quality: 20%  |  Reliability: 50%  |  Value: 10%
    Carol30th Sep, 2011More details…
  • 0%
    "Further to my last rating about them, I got my stuff out of storage and my chair had shoe marks - the mover had stood on my chair! Rang them to tell them, no apology or anything I said the second time I thought it was disappointing her wasnt apologising. I was accused of making it up (because I dont have better stuff to do with my time than keep ringing them). Also, they seemed ok at the time so I gave them an average rating, however the movers I used yesterday (cool moves) were great and did it in less than half the time!"
    Rating by: Nichola  |  Rating posted: 28th Jan, 2009  |  Contact: Paul  |  Job date: May, 2008
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    Nichola28th Jan, 2009More details…
  • 53%
    "They were two hours late and the lady I spoke to was unable to get hold of them for ages so I didnt know when they would finally turn up until half an hr before they did. The actual moving seemed to be good however. My only other complaint apart from the delay was they didnt seem to appreciate that I wanted them to be careful not to get marks on my lounge suite. One of them also got quite annoyed that I wouldnt let him stand on my white dining room chair to put stuff into the storage unit. I probably would use them again but would make sure that it was for the first booking in the morning (they had another after me that they were going to be three hours late for!!)."
    Rating by: Anon  |  Rating posted: 7th May, 2008  |  Contact: .  |  Job date: May, 2008
    Communication: 30%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 90%
    Anon7th May, 2008More details…

Unauthenticated ratings (4)

  • 85%
    "I have used a lot of moving companies over time and I would have to say that the guys who did the move in Feb were great - they turned up on time and were quick in the loading and drop off at the new place. They were also very abliging when my couch would not fit through the door and dropped it off at another location.. Would highly recommend this company. Have had BAD experiences in the past and this was completely the opposite. Thanks for the great move guys! Shame I can\'t remember their names!"
    Rating by: Nicole  |  Rating posted: 28th Feb, 2011  |  Contact: Can't Remember  |  Job date: Feb, 2011
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 80%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    Nicole, 28th Feb, 2011More details…
  • 30%
    "Used McNamara\'s recently. Three guys showed up - one spent most of the time whining about how much stuff there was, and they seemed really slow in general. I was horrified to see an antique chair being used as a step into their truck, and have been very unimpressed at the amount of damage to furniture we uncovered as we unpacked. We had used McNamara\'s a number of times but never again."
    Rating by: .  |  Rating posted: 12th Feb, 2011  |  Contact: ?  |  Job date: Jan, 2011
    Communication: 50%  |  Quality: 10%  |  Reliability: 10%  |  Value: 50%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    ., 12th Feb, 2011More details…
  • 95%
    "i moved my piano with this company, they were really good, quick, new exactly what they were doing and was quoted at a very good price, They were polite and friendly! would defiantely use them again


    Rating by: Keri  |  Rating posted: 22nd Apr, 2010  |  Contact: Julie  |  Job date: Mar, 2008
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    Keri, 22nd Apr, 2010More details…
  • 43%
    "I chose McNamara because it was reasonaly priced. The two guys who moved me were smoking while they were moving my stuff, which amazed me. As a result my sofa got a cigarette burn leaving a whole beneath the squabs. Otherwise they were OK, although one of the guys was overweight and grumpy and didn't really seem up to the job. On the whole, I was really unimpressed, but nothing was done about it. I wouldn't use them again. "
    Rating by: Melita  |  Rating posted: 11th Feb, 2010  |  Contact: Can't Remember  |  Job date: Apr, 2007
    Communication: 50%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 50%  |  Value: 70%
    This rating has not been authenticated so it doesn't count towards the overall rating
    Melita, 11th Feb, 2010More details…

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Wellington City

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Building Removals & House Lifting

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Wellington City

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