Total Building Ltd in liquidation / Building Contractors in Maori Hill

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Ian

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    "NOTE: Ian Lockwood's company Total Building Ltd has gone into liquidation in August 2018.
    He is now a director of and trading as Total Building 2017 Ltd. However, it appears that his business practices have not improved at all.
    Recently we contracted him to do a patio for us. He only ever came once, and then dropped off a few supplies. Since then we haven't seen him at all.
    Ian Lockwood replied to our message to see what was happening, saying that he had decided not to do any of the work he said he would do here in Invercargill, and he'd be refunding everyone. As we had paid him a substantial deposit, we were pleased to think that, as we had hired him in good faith for a job well done this was an excellent solution.

    Since then however, there has been no refund, and no replies to our phone calls and messages.

    We are not impressed! As pensioners we cannot afford to just toss away a large amount of money to this fellow who is able to drive around in a nice new truck!

    In our opinion this fellow is completely unreliable, untrustworthy and certainly not one to recommend to anyone!
    "
    Rating by: Yvonne  |  Rating posted: 6 days, 6 hours and 4 minutes ago  |  Contact: Ian Lockwood T/A Total Building Ltd  |  Job date: Nov, 2018
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    6 days, 6 hours and 4 minutes agoMore details…
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    "Ian quoted for a small job building a retaining wall. He told us he needed the money up front as he had been ripped off before. We gave him $2000.00. He did not complete the work and left it half finished. He made multiple promises he would come out when we rang him but never turned up. This carried on for two months. He was constantly on his phone when he was at work. Absolutely appalling workmanship. We are heading to the small claims court."
    Rating by: Nigel  |  Rating posted: 2nd Nov  |  Contact: Ian Lockwood  |  Job date: Sep, 2018
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    2nd NovMore details…
  • 38%
    "Ian was the worse trade man that I had ever had. Not reliable, didn�t keep the promise... totally regretted to have him"
    Rating by: Wong  |  Rating posted: 26th Aug  |  Contact: Kai  |  Job date: Aug, 2018
    Communication: 30%  |  Quality: 50%  |  Reliability: 20%  |  Value: 50%
    26th AugMore details…
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    "I engaged Ian to carry out deck replacement for my house. We had verbal agreement that we make instalments payment each month and he complete the work in March 2018. He constantly delay the work for his personal reason : childcare, partner away, injury etc... from March until June 18 he only did 20% of the work whereas we already paid 62% of the quote. We constantly asked him when the work started again. He failed to provide clear tax invoices for our payments and ignore when we asked for tax record. He demand further payment before coming on site again and used threatening behaviours and racist language to demand further payment - He is a totally unprofessional, negligent in his work and aggressive .We asked him for a schedule of the work he said " he does not have one at the moment". We have to end up hire another builder to take over the work and file a Tribunal case against him and his company. My new builder is so great to work with - they are polite and carry out the work as per schedule.

    Everyone should stay away if you don't want to loose your money
    "
    Ian responded:
    "Hi These are people who could afford to pay the bill, or even the deposit in full, left to go over seas, the property manager highlighted his concern for us getting paid prior to starting and his site terminated there contract, the property is an absolute shambles, damp wet accomodation with no insulation, it was us who terminated the contract"
    Rating by: Crystal   |  Rating posted: 25th Jul  |  Contact: Ian Lockwood  |  Job date: Mar, 2018
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    25th JulMore details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "Reliable and spilt on with pricing . I recommend Ian Lockwood as a preferred builder of choice . "
    Rating by: Brent  |  Rating posted: 10th Jul  |  Contact: Ian Lockwood Builder   |  Job date: Jul, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    10th JulMore details…
  • 10%
    "Ian Lockwood of Total Building Limited was engaged to replace panels on our deck. He did an appalling job and three panels blew down within three months. He hasn't responded to requests to repair or, finally, repay, so we took him to the Disputes Tribunal in December, which has ordered him to repay the full amount. The Tribunal judgement said "The quality of work fell so far below what would be expected of a reasonably competent builder (or, for that matter, a reasonably competent handyperson) that this failure to comply with the CGA (Consumers Guarantee Act) guarantee was of a substantial character."

    I absolutely regret our involvement with him and hope others can learn from our experience.
    "
    Rating by: Barbara   |  Rating posted: 15th Jan  |  Contact: Ian Lockwood  |  Job date: Apr, 2017
    Communication: 20%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 20%  |  Value: 0%
    15th JanMore details…
  • 100%
    "Hi,
    We used total building and developments to carry out the removal of our existing deck and supply a new one and build a new front fence, we found Ian and the team to be all round professionals from there appearance to daily cleaning of there site, there work was more tha what we expected and are looking at getting further work done.
    "
    Rating by: Lois  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2015  |  Contact: Ian  |  Job date: Jul, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    22nd Jul, 2015More details…
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    "First class job, maticulous workmanship and great person to deal with would recommend highly"
    Rating by: jodie  |  Rating posted: 25th May, 2015  |  Contact: ian lockwood  |  Job date: Apr, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    25th May, 2015More details…
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