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  • 100%
    "Having previously contracted Grant to undertake a reaosnably extensive weatherboard re-clad on my bungalow, on which he did an excellent job including new boxed corners and other detailed repairs, I asked Grant to construct a wardobe opening in a spare bedroom. The wardrobe company commented that this was the best quality, and most precise, wardrobe opening they had seen. This speaks to the quality of Grant's craftsmanship and his dedication to doing a great job. In all of my dealings with Grant, he has been great to work with - honest, hard working, and with the benefit of his years of experience, ready to offer advice and solutions. Would happily recommended him to others."
    Rating by: Reuben  |  Rating posted: 29th Sep, 2023  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Mar, 2023
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    Reuben29th Sep, 2023More details…
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    "Grant is gold ! He was punctual, diligent and hard working. HIs workmanship is excellent. He replaced my deck and it looks better than the original.
    He did not charge for travel (which would have been an extra hour per day) and only billed the hours he worked (which included a morning and afternoon tea break but not his half hour for lunch, which is normal practice. In fact the hours were less than I expected as I had been noting his start and end times.
    I would definitely use again and recommend without hesitation.
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    Rating by: Chris  |  Rating posted: 26th Jul, 2023  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Jul, 2023
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    Chris26th Jul, 2023More details…
  • 88%
    "We contacted Grant to replace our decking timber in November. The job took longer to commence due to weather. It was completed in March, within the timeframe agreed and to a good standard. He was obliging with some additional work discovered as the job progressed, making practical suggestions which fit with our budget. Costings were transparent and straightforward. "
    Rating by: Don  |  Rating posted: 10th Jul, 2023  |  Contact: Grant  |  Job date: Mar, 2023
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
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    Don10th Jul, 2023More details…
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    "Grant did a great job in reinstating a flood-damaged laundry, storage room and garage. He worked efficiently to a high standard and communicated well during the project. I would use Grant again without hesitation."
    Rating by: Tracy  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jun, 2023  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Jun, 2023
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    Tracy22nd Jun, 2023More details…
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    "Grant is absolutely amazing. He removed the gib on our walls and put up new gib, making sure everything was perfect and level. Organised timely delivery of the materials needed for the job and didn't over-order. He is a tidy worker, always leaving the job site clean, and his workmanship is A+.
    He is polite, trustworthy and simply the best.
    He has made what felt overwhelming and stressful, manageable and fun.
    Highly recommend Grant, can't fault him.

    I'd like to add, I've just seen the appalling review below my review and I would like to address it.

    Yes, Grant is a human being and takes breaks. Sometimes he was 5 minutes late. But I did keep track of the time he was here (although I never said so) and we were NEVER billed for those times, infact I believe he dropped off a piece of equipment he hired back to the rental place at no charge to his time, as it was on his way home.

    He is the hardest worker, no doodling on his phone or daydreaming, he is constantly working and deserves his breaks - whether he is a contractor or not, what human doesn't think it's ok for someone to take short rest breaks? It is a physically demanding job (we helped out on the ceiling gib day and i was SHATTERED, I've no idea how it does it all day every day).

    We were aware that we are billed weekly, every Friday and I always paid immediately. I don't believe someone should come and continue to work for someone who does not want to pay them.

    Regarding passing on the trade discount - yes he does - most builders buy at trade and charge you retail, it is common practice. By purchasing it yourself, YOU the client own the goods, and whatever is leftover can be returned so there is minimal waste and it saves money.

    I believe the reviewer below does not appreciate the wonderful craftsman that Grant is, and it is their loss. Although I did notice the reviewer gave him an 80% rating on his workmanship, which is generous considering the rest of the review.

    Onwards and upwards Grant. We appreciate you.
    "

    Rating by: Lauren  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jun, 2023  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: May, 2023
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    Lauren22nd Jun, 2023More details…
  • 20%
    "I Contacted Wales based on the reviews I saw on No Cowboys on the 09 May 2023.
    He came for a site visit on the 12 May 2023.
    I had a few jobs at my property, the initial dealings with him were professional and courteous, giving me confidence that I am dealing with a genuine trades man.
    I had the below list of jobs that I required him to do.
    1. Lay down ply as flooring in the attic space/storage I had created.
    2. 8 Letter boxes to be replaced with new ones (I live in a block of Units)

    3. 1 Timber bollard that needed a proper fix due to coming out of the ground.



    I agreed to give him the job based on his terms.

    1. No Quote but estimating the attic work to be 3 days

    2. No Quote but estimating the installation of letter boxes and timber bollard to be 1 day.

    3. His charge at $85.00 Per/Hour + GST 15% = $97.75

    4. I have to pre-purchase the goods through his account.

    He finally commenced the work. On Tuesday 06 June, 2023, hoping that he shall finish the work by 08 June, 2023. Commencing the work on the Letter Boxes and the timber bollard on the 09th June.

    The work for my attic space didn’t finish until Friday 09 June, 2023. Taking 4 days.

    1. He says, he will start the work at 8:00 AM however on none of the 4 days while he did the first job of my attic space, he was on time. He says he doesn’t charge travel time and mileage, however, in reality he is not on tools until 30 mins after he is meant to start the work. 8:00 AM. Which means he underhandedly charges you travel time. If one calculates his pay of $85.00 Per Hour. Taking .50 hour = $42.50 + 15% GST = $48.88.

    2. He also, will take 2 breaks, he decides by taking his 2 x 15 mins breaks together between 11:00 and 11:30, which he charges you (the customer) also coming to $48.88. This again wasn’t disclosed or agreed upon by me before commencing the work. Or entering into the verbal agreement.

    3. Lastly, He wants to be paid on the day he finishes the job. Again, not disclosed or agreed upon prior to commencing the job.

    Hence, none of the above was disclosed by him or agreed upon with me prior to commencing the work.

    He completed the first part of my 3 jobs, the attic storage space taking from 3 days to 4 days. Sending me the invoice within 2 hours on the Friday, 09 June 2023 that he finished the work.

    On receipt of the invoice, I enquired with him over a phone call, on Saturday 10 June 2023, that, was his understanding that I have to pay for his breaks? He is not an employee, he is a contractor and I had not agreed his breaks to be paid by me? He says that’s how always have done. I didn’t want to say anything. I wanted to maintain the relationship and civility.

    I also ask him, I need the dates to complete the rest of the work and asked if he can finish the remaining work on Monday 19th & 20th June 2023. By then he estimated that the 2 jobs will take 2 working days to complete.

    In conclusion of the phone conversation, I agreed I shall pay his invoice as billed. I was leaving on a work trip that Saturday and I didn’t have much time. Yet, While I was away, I arranged the full payment of his invoice for Wednesday, 21 June, 2023.

    I send the email confirming the payment.

    I am now looking for a new trade person, I have attached the photo of the mess he has left for me to clean up.

    Also, while I was away, he sneakily comes to my house, asks the garage keys from my 80 year old mother and, not sure what he has removed from it, returns the keys and walks away.

    I learned it later from my Mother.

    So, whoever hires Wales, a word of wisdom, please get everything in writing. As contractors breaks has to be negotiated if paid or unpaid. There is no law that specifies the contractor can bill us. I had the right to deduct his breaks and the time he showed up late, however, I didn’t and paid his invoice in full, I learned later on questioning a few knowledgeable people. Also the fact that he claims he doesn’t charge travel, he actually underhandedly does by showing up late on the job yet billing you for that time.

    This is how, one’s decency is rewarded by Wales.
    "
    Rating by: Ali  |  Rating posted: 20th Jun, 2023  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Jun, 2023
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 80%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
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    Ali20th Jun, 2023More details…
  • 98%
    "Guess what? All the good things previous reviewers have written about Grant Wales, well it's all true. Grant provides quality workmanship, he's reliable, honest, focussed and very affable. I would definitely hire him again. A top bloke."
    Rating by: Robert  |  Rating posted: 15th Mar, 2023  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Mar, 2023
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Robert15th Mar, 2023More details…
  • 100%
    "Grant is punctual, focussed on quality, reliable, honest and hard-working. He communicates well and is pleasant to work with. He listens to the client’s needs, but also offers practical suggestions. We would recommend him highly. "
    Rating by: Mark and Sandy  |  Rating posted: 17th Dec, 2022  |  Contact: Grant   |  Job date: Dec, 2022
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    Mark and Sandy17th Dec, 2022More details…
  • 90%
    "Very happy to recommend Grant, not only a very experienced and professional builder who takes pride in his work, but also good at communicating how the job was proceeding, kept me (client) in the loop regarding delivery of materials and timing etc.
    Very happy with Grant's billing system - client generally pays for larger material orders directly.
    "
    Rating by: Simon  |  Rating posted: 5th Dec, 2022  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Nov, 2022
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    Simon5th Dec, 2022More details…
  • 100%
    "Grant was great to work with. He recently built a new kitchen for us. Very helpful and had a lot of great ideas. Would use again and recommend to anyone. "
    Rating by: Leon  |  Rating posted: 5th Nov, 2021  |  Contact: Grant  |  Job date: Nov, 2021
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    Leon5th Nov, 2021More details…
  • 100%
    "If you want someone who is meticulous, cost effective, reliable, creative and a pleasure to work with, Grant is your man. I have done many builds in the past and Grant is up with the best craftsmen. I will continue to use him heading forward. Superb."
    Rating by: Steve  |  Rating posted: 22nd Oct, 2021  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Oct, 2021
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    Steve22nd Oct, 2021More details…
  • 95%
    "Grant recently completed my external workshop. The build quality was very high and this building will now last for 50 years plus due to the time and patience taken to get it right.

    Not many trades people impress me anymore as most are there to rip you off and don't turn up on-time, Grant is old school and turns up when he says he will and does a great job
    "

    Rating by: Dex  |  Rating posted: 15th Aug, 2021  |  Contact: Grant Wales Wales construction  |  Job date: Aug, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    Dex15th Aug, 2021More details…
  • 100%
    "Highly recommend Grant. He quietly got on and was great and no fuss with both jobs he has done for us."
    Rating by: Barry  |  Rating posted: 13th Aug, 2021  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Aug, 2021
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    Barry13th Aug, 2021More details…
  • 100%
    "Grant worked on our Grey Lynn villa renovation consistently from Sept 2019 - Mar 2020. The work was extensive and included removal and rebuilding internal and external walls, replacement of floors, window and door installation, preparation and installation of 3 steel beams and everything in-between, including an extensive amount of architrave and skirting installation.
    As the property owner and not knowing much about building, Grant was fantastic to work with and helped to guide us through the whole renovation project. He's got a great attention for detail and I couldn't fault any of the work that he did.

    I would certainly use him again and would high recommend him.
    "
    Rating by: Jon  |  Rating posted: 28th Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Sep, 2019
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    Jon28th Jul, 2020More details…
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    "Grant did a fantastic job renovating my home. He worked with me to plan and solution all aspects of the job, sourced materials, and liaised with other tradies. Grant applied great attention to the detail (anticipating issues before picking up the tools) and above all else did a fantastic job. I’d highly recommend Grant to anyone looking for a skilled tradesman. "
    Rating by: Matt  |  Rating posted: 26th Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Jun, 2020
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    Matt26th Jul, 2020More details…
  • 100%
    "I had Grant from Wales Construction do some work on my Kitchen. I found them brilliant to deal with. Their response was quick, their work was excellent and completed within the timeframe required. I am very, very satisfied with the results. I would recommend them to anyone. "
    Rating by: Pamela Judd  |  Rating posted: 20th Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Grant  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    Pamela Judd20th Jul, 2020More details…
  • 95%
    "Very happy with the work Grant did, replacing and painting a veranda floor and fixing rotten floorboards. He gives a fair indication of costs and then just gets on and does the job. I would certainly ask him to do work again."
    Rating by: Katrina  |  Rating posted: 20th Jul, 2020  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Jul, 2020
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    Katrina20th Jul, 2020More details…
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    "My job was creating an en-suite bathroom in an existing office space. From start to finish I was nothing but very happy with the standard of work the communication and Grants guidance throughout. I was impressed with Grants pride in doing a good job. He was up to speed and helped me with all the council inspections and suggestions of other contractors to use. All of which I did. Electrician, painter gib stopper, tiler. I was pleased with all his recommendations. I did use my own plumber. Would not hesitate to use Grant again or recommend Wales construction to others. Job well done."
    Rating by: Debbie  |  Rating posted: 1st Aug, 2019  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: May, 2019
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    Debbie1st Aug, 2019More details…
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    "Experienced builder with a great eye for historical houses.
    Came on time, did what he said he would for the price he said he'd do it. Easy.
    "
    Rating by: Angela  |  Rating posted: 18th Feb, 2019  |  Contact: Angela Sparks  |  Job date: Feb, 2019
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    Angela18th Feb, 2019More details…
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    "Our old porch was built in the 1960s. Some of the wooden frame were rotted. Last winter storm blew one of the glass panel away…
    Grant demolished the old and built us a brand-new porch. Starting from the first interview till the job completed, the process went smoothly, pleasantly, and according to the plan agreed upon. At the end, we are pleased with the handsome new porch Grant built for us.
    "
    Rating by: Janet  |  Rating posted: 18th Jan, 2019  |  Contact: Grant  |  Job date: Dec, 2018
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    Janet18th Jan, 2019More details…
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    "I have used Grant many times in the past and have also recommended him to friends. He is one of the few old school builders who can build anything and is particularly good with detailed work. He is punctual and very easy to work with . I would recommend him for any job especially if the job requires a high standard of finish "
    Rating by: Maria  |  Rating posted: 25th Oct, 2018  |  Contact: Grant Wales   |  Job date: Oct, 2018
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    Maria25th Oct, 2018More details…
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    "Great did an amazing job at my holiday apartment. He was efficient and his workmanship excellent. He is a builder and also did the painting for me. He is honest and reliable and I would highly recommend him."
    Rating by: Diane  |  Rating posted: 25th Oct, 2018  |  Contact: Grant wales  |  Job date: Oct, 2018
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    Diane25th Oct, 2018More details…
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    "Grant has done a lot of work on my large villa in grey lynn over the last 20 years.
    He has built 3 decks, screens, fences, picket fence, replace old weatherboards, put a new kitchen in main villa, renovated a bedsit and built a one bedroom flat.
    Grant has done outstanding building work on my property and I always come back to him when I need things done on my property.
    "
    Rating by: jasper ritchie  |  Rating posted: 25th Oct, 2018  |  Contact: grant wales  |  Job date: Oct, 2018
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    jasper ritchie25th Oct, 2018More details…
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    "Grant Wales, a licensed builder who did a significant renovation of my kingsland villa including restoration of character features and including major decking and retaining walls that has significantly enhanced the value of the property.

    Grant is a meticulous builder with attention to detail and worked very closely every day to ensure my expectations were met and we kept to the project plan.

    This is the second renovation Grant has done for me and I can recommend him for jobs both big and small. I can ensure you his reliable as to delivery of the renovation to the expected time frames and to the highest quality.

    I am contactable on [email protected]
    "

    Rating by: Razzi  |  Rating posted: 30th Sep, 2018  |  Contact: Grant Wales   |  Job date: Apr, 2018
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    Razzi30th Sep, 2018More details…
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    "Grant did a great job renovating our bathroom.He was able to troubleshoot problems that came up because our house is old and crooked! Grant was very helpful and trustworthy and I'm really happy with the reno.I recommend Wales Construction. "
    Grant wales responded:
    "Hi josephine thanks for the reference for grant's work. your rating does not show up with the other references For some reason it says unauthenticated. I don't know why. thanks anna"
    Rating by: Josephine  |  Rating posted: 12th May, 2018  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: May, 2018
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    Josephine12th May, 2018More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "I highly recommend Grant in terms of workmanship , communication, and reliability.
    He was very prompt in giving us a quote, and completed the job on time and on budget. He was really helpful with advice, and did some extra work for us to complete the job to a high standard.We were very pleased with his work.
    "
    Grant wales responded:
    "thanks so much for the lovely review. "
    Rating by: Maria  |  Rating posted: 9th Feb, 2018  |  Contact: Grant Wales  |  Job date: Feb, 2018
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    Maria9th Feb, 2018More details, one reply…
  • 98%
    "Grant came around on the day we made contact and got back to me on the same day with a good quote by phone & email. I accepted the quote & he was back the next day to complete all the work in a day - another builder told me it would take 2 days. He replaced rotten balustrades and railings & put the finishing touches on a retaining wall which another builder had failed to finish. I am happy with his work. "
    Grant wales responded:
    "thanks for the lovely reference wendy. "
    Rating by: Wendy  |  Rating posted: 26th Jan, 2018  |  Contact: Grant  |  Job date: Jan, 2018
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    Wendy26th Jan, 2018More details, one reply…

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