Testimonials

Testimonial from Julia and Michael, June 2017

Julia and I enjoyed having Northern Construction complete our project for us. The timing was hampered by the weather but when able the work progressed in a timely fashion. The core team are conscientious, professional craftsmen who take pride in their work. Jonny was confident and engaged in managing the subcontractors and the project overall and made sure he kept us up to date in his communications throughout about how things were progressing. Any challenges that arose had solutions quickly presented to us for consideration so that the project could continue to progress.

Greame, Jonny and their team were friendly and courteous and obviously have a lot of experience in the building trade. The overall finish of our project was to a high standard and has enhanced the value of our home.

Julia and Michael,
Khandallah,
Wellington

Testimonial from Simon and Kirsty Jordan, February 2017, Home Renovation

In late 2016 we engaged Northern Construction Ltd to do extensive renovations on a recently purchased property. The renovations posed significant challenges (the house is brick, built in 1928).

Northern Construction under the able direction of Jonny Peel completed the renovations very efficiently under a tight time table. As the inevitable problems arose Jonny dealt with them coming up with constructive solutions.

The job was done very professionally to a high standard. The sub-contractors engaged all did an excellent job.

In summary we were very pleased with the work, communication, problem solving and above all the finished product.

Simon and Kirsty Jordan
Wellington

Testimonial from Andrew Leslie, December 2016, House Renovation

Very impressed with the whole experience with Northern Construction. Our house feels like it’s completely new and we love it!

The quote was detailed and made it clear what was in scope and what was not. This made communication throughout the job, and dealing with variations so much easier.

Communication is a strength of these guys. Jonny always kept us up to date with the big picture. The team on site made sure we were on top of the details and gave us well considered options when decisions needed to be made during the construction.

Can’t speak more highly of the on-site team of James, Jarrod and Cade (and all the sub-contractors). Great bunch of guys. Friendly and considerate, and very good at what they do.

Final thanks to Jonny for his project management. Getting the job done in time was important for us. He told us 3 months, and it was 3 months.

Thanks for a quality job and an enjoyable experience Northern Construction.

Andrew Leslie,
Wellington

Testimonial from Vic Armstrong and Janet Dobbie, December 2016, Wellington Home Renovation

We had Northern Construction manage an extensive renovation of our home in Paremata from May 2016 through until September.

The management, communication and workmanship of their 3 staff was of a very high and professional standard during a cold and wet winter.

We chose to live around the project and returning home each night I was impressed with the builder’s efforts to leave the work site clean and tidy enough for us to live by nights amidst a construction site. This is either a credit to the bosses, or their mothers!

All of the sub-contractors played their part on being approachable and courteous and welcoming comment on my constant enquiries as the work progressed.

This is a time of much disruption and as surprises unfolded in the scope of the job, we managed to maintain a healthy working relationship throughout the project.

In summary, I would recommend Jonny and his great team for their sterling efforts in giving us a home to enjoy toward the future.

Vic Armstrong and Janet Dobbie.
Wellington

Testimonial from Kevin & Marie Pugh, July 2016, Khandallah Home Renovation

We recently contracted Northern Construction to undertake our home renovation project. This project involved the reconfiguration of the ground floor level of our house and included the installation of a new kitchen, bathroom, external doors and the addition of structural beams.

From the initial pricing whereby a thorough and comprehensive quote was provided through to project completion we found Jonny and his team great to deal with in all respects.

The project started on time and was completed as per the programme provided and most importantly delivered as per the quoted price. Any projects issues, and there were only very minor ones, were dealt with immediately.

Onsite Cory and Jessie worked hard in a tidy and safe manner to ensure our project was successfully delivered with minimal inconvenience while we continued to occupy our house.

We are very happy with the quality outcome of our project and would not hesitate to recommend Northern Construction.

Kevin & Marie Pugh,
Khandallah
Wellington

Testimonial from Stuart & Nicola McLean, Hataitai Home Renovation

We selected Northern Construction to do our renovations at our home in Hataitai, Wellington. We had several builders to choose from and Northern were the obvious choice from the first meeting. Jonny and his sub contractor team turned up on time, were all informed of the scope and asked relevant and thoughtful question from the get go on what we wanted and where we wanted it.

Their quote was easy to understand and thorough, any questions our architect had were dealt with swiftly, and ultimately it was an easy choice for us to select them as our builder.
During the whole project we were kept up to date with the work, were encouraged to visit the site as we wanted and were able to discuss options with the sub­contractors. What a great experience. They never missed a day or commitment for when things would be completed, which is a rarity in the building industry.

We would especially like to call out Jonny, one of the Directors at Northern, who facilitated our entire job. In a word he was awesome. Dealt with all our questions, made sure the quality of work was up to standard, even when he had to get a sub­contractor to redo a job three times to make sure it was up to the standard he expected.

We would highly recommend Jonny and Northern Construction to anyone looking to renovate their home.

Stuart & Nicola McLean,
Hataitai,
Wellington

Testimonial from Greg Szakats and Kasia Gil, Karori, Home Addition

A big Thank You to Jonny, Corey and the whole Northern Construction Team.

We are loving the extra space in our newly expanded house and the quality of the new works. We are very happy with the end results.

A special thanks to those who worked long hours outside in the cold last winter to ensure that we will be nice and warm inside this winter. The guys always remained polite, even in the wind, rain and cold!

As a structural engineer myself, I inspected the works daily and was very impressed with the quality and workmanship.
Jonny certainly has the organisational skills to ensure all materials and subbies were onsite as required, keeping the works moving along.

Greg Szakats and Kasia Gil,
Karori

Testimonial from L. Clark, Wellington, House Renovation Project

We engaged Jonny and Northern Construction to complete a major renovation project on our house. From the moment we met with them they were a pleasure to work with. James (the Foreman) and his team were amazing and remedied problems and offered suggestions all the way along.

When we had ground issues Jonny got straight on to it and has the issue resolved and signed off without causing any delay to the schedule.

The communication throughout the process was great, we always knew what was happening, what had been completed and what was going to be done next.

As we came to the final stages of the project where all the “small” decisions need to be made, James and Jonny were able to offer advice and alternative to ensure we got the house we were after.

We highly recommend Northern Construction for any construction work and we wouldn’t use anyone else for any work at our property.

L. Clark
Wellington

Testimonial from Bob Davidow, Wellington, Home Addition

I am offering my personal recommendation for the excellent work performed by Northern Construction, Jonny Peel and his capable team.

My home addition project was a dream that I created to add many special features to our existing home.

I designed a glass enclosed conservatory off our kitchen/ dining area, an endless pool/ spa enclosed in a glass pool house along with a sauna and small kitchen. The project also included water tank storage which collects water from our roof plus solar panels and battery backup electrical storage system.

After the design was completed, I searched for a construction company. I have been involved with the construction business in the US for over forty years. I interviewed many potential candidates but most were overwhelmed by the scope and complexity of my project.

Not only Jonny was able to visualize the outcome of the project but was also added a great deal of practical knowledge on local tradesmen and suppliers to create the final result. He has a take charge attitude with a can do spirit. He was able to go around difficult tasks and made them easier to meet the completion schedule.

Jonny has the ability to overcome obstacles which is his special and most important quality. Whenever you are planning to build something, regardless of how much planning goes in to the project, problems do occur. Jonny was able to resolve issues and obstacles as they arose. He has a vast amount of experience and knowledge of the building trade business. He was always able to provide the extra needed staff and various sub-contractors.

Jonny is very cost-efficient and always offered alternatives choices for different materials which is a great value for our money.

I am a stickler for doing the job right, one time or first time. No shortcuts, no work around just top-notch results. Jonny has the same attitude that we are so pleased with the final results which we are enjoying so much every day.

Jonny’s crew leader, James Gibbs is an excellent carpenter and a diligent tradesman. His partner, Jarrad Knight is also terrific and a very conscientious worker. The crew was dedicated and stick to the schedule that Jonny had set and monitored. The communication between the crew and Jonny was fantastic. Every day was measured and had a consistent progress. Also, my communication with the crew team and Jonny were fantastic. We held daily and weekly meetings regarding the schedule and various issues.

Jonny arranged all the subcontractor and supervised their performance. In one case we had an electrical contractor who was not performing well and Jonny took over and had a coaching session before replacing this subcontractor. The project had moved forward without any major disruption.

One of the most difficult parts of any construction is the overseeing by local councils building inspection system. Jonny have had handled this very effectively and successfully obtaining all the necessary final documents and certifications.

The project took about one year to complete but the results are spectacular and we are so happy with Northern Construction.

We are so happy with Jonny’s work we plan on choosing their service for more family home construction which is currently in design stage.

I would be happy to discuss any question you might have regarding building with Northern Construction and Jonny Peel. Feel free to call me at 021-183-9967

Bob Davidow,
Burnham Street,
Seatoun

Testimonial from Matt & Adeline Saunders, Khandallah Wellington, Home Renovation

Northern Construction carried out the renovations on our home in 2013. Jonny and his team did an excellent job, they were very professional, organised and all work completed to an excellent standard.

We met Jonny at the Home and Garden show, he gave us his card and we got in contact with Northern Construction to respond to our tender and he provided us with a detailed quote and phased payment schedule and we choose Northern Construction.

Throughout the project we were kept informed of progress and any issues. All the workers were always friendly and helpful. We had chosen to stay at the site for as long as possible, and they did their best to minimise the disruption to our lives. But we later on choose to move out as having 2 young kids and being heavily pregnant wasn’t a good idea to stay on site.

Jonny and the team organised the subcontractors and council inspections so we did not have to worry about this. They also kept us informed regularly of the timeline and if there was a change.

Even once the project was completed (and paid for), Jonny has continued to be prompt and helpful with any queries we have had.

Our renovations included knocking 1 bedroom and adding 3 others, adding a new toilet and a storage room, and attic stairs.

Northern Construction has delivered a high quality job and we would not hesitate to recommend them. We would like to thank all staff for the work completed.

Matt & Adeline Saunders,
Khandallah,
Wellington

Testimonial from Peter & Annemieke, Meadowcroft Grove Wellington, Home Renovation

We got in contact with Jonny and Graeme while looking for options to re-clad our house. After the architect had finished the drawings and we made a decision on the new cladding material, Northern Construction provided us with a detailed quote and phased payment schedule.

Northern Construction staff kept us informed of any issues that came up during the renovations and came up with practical solutions for the extra work without delays to the rest of the work. We lived in the house during renovation and all the builders were very accommodating with the family being on site, kept the site organised and always made sure the house was left behind secured at the end of the working day and as waterproof as possible.

We pride ourselves lucky that we have been on-site during renovation, because it gave us a better appreciation for the issues the builders faced as well as kept communication lines short and open.

Northern Construction has delivered a high quality job and we would not hesitate to recommend them. We would like to thank all staff for the work completed.

Peter & Annemieke,
Meadowcroft Grove,
Wellington

Testimonial from Brett and Deborah, Tawa Wellington, House Extension

Jonny and his team carried out an extension to our property, including extending the kitchen and dining area, a new bedroom and bathroom. We are very happy with the results.

Throughout the project we were kept informed of progress and any issues. Kieran was always friendly and helpful. We had chosen to stay at the site while the renovations were being carried out and they did their best to minimise the disruption to our lives.

Jonny and the team organised the subcontractors and council inspections so we did not have to worry about this. They also kept us informed of the timeline.

Even once the project was completed (and paid for), Jonny has continued to be prompt and helpful with any queries we have had.

Brett and Deborah,
Tawa,
Wellington

Testimonial from Pip & Murray Coates, Khandallah Wellington, Home Renovation Project

Northern Construction carried out the renovations on our home in 2013. Jonny and his team did an excellent job, were very professional, organised and all work completed to an excellent standard.

They kept us informed of timetables and any changes.

As with any renovation of an older property, there were inevitably discoveries as the project progressed which meant a number of variations to the original plan needed to be incorporated.

Jonny & his team kept us apprised of any issues and came up with practical suggestions which they were able to action quickly without causing delays to the rest of the work. We lived in the house for the majority of the project and all the builders were very accommodating of the family being on site, kept the site very tidy and organised and gave us notice of which rooms would be needed next so we could move around as necessary.

Our renovations included moving a staircase, relocating the kitchen, resizing and replacing windows and reconfiguring one aspect of the house. The flow on effect of these changes was most rooms needed some work done. Northern Construction managed all the sub-contractors on the job and made what had seemed to us to be a daunting task to appear seamless. We are delighted with the end result and would recommend Northern Construction.

Pip & Murray Coates,
Khandallah,
Wellington

Testimonial from Nicky and Paul, Kitchen & Conservatory Renovation, Ohariu Valley Road Wellington – October 2013

The project initially involved the replacement of an aging conservatory type of area which also doubled as the informal dining room. The project quickly expanded into completed renewing the kitchen and all that entailed.

The area to be  replaced, renovated and refurbished was the central living section of the property. This naturally meant much disruption and inconvenience as regards the functioning of the household.

It involved new windows and wood work, wooden/glass  sliding doors, roofing, extensive glass roofing, new structural flooring in parts and new floor covering and new stairs.

It also included provision of a new kitchen  and cabinetry and access  doors and  eventually other refurbishment work in the hallway areas and painting, papering and lighting and electrical work .

Northern Construction Ltd was the lead contractor on all  this work.  The work undertaken by the company has proved to be most professionally completed. There is no issue what so ever with the standard of workmanship involved and we are delighted with the end result.

The interaction with Northern Construction was not difficult and any building changes we identified and required were comfortably  addressed, no matter the impact on the contract.

Our dealings with Jonny Peel were always cordial and time was taken to work through any issues that arose as the work progressed. The workmen on the job were respectful and amicable and worked around our family commitments as best as possible.

Despite weather delays, variations to the contract that we requested and the need for other sub contractors to deliver on the work, plus all the travel involved —– overall the project went smoothly.

So finally a large thank you to Northern Construction Ltd and the team involved.
Nicky and Paul,
Ohariu Valley Road,
Wellington

Testimonial from Giorgio, Wellington Renovation – September 2013

We would like to pass on our thanks for an excellent job done well.

For the elements that were important to us when building our addition and deck, you and your team at Northern Construction delivered.

From the start we had excellent consultation in regard the project that continued throughout.

The renovation went according to the timeline outlined, and we were always kept informed.

The team on site were great to work with, punctual and considerate. As the project progressed, it was a bonus that the team kept the building site tidy and orderly.

The team really worked hard and found solutions to any issues that were encountered. For any finishing jobs, once again the job got done.

We would definitely use the team at Northern Construction again.

Giorgio,
Wellington

Testimonial from Phil Turner, Karori Home Addition & Deck, Wellington – July 2013

Jonny and his team were brilliant throughout the whole build process. There were things that the Architect never picked up and Jonny’s team were able to spot and make recommendations straight away without affecting the build and also improve the look of the design. The quality of workmanship was excellent.

We had every confidence in Jonny’s management and felt completely at ease with the whole process. We would not have second thoughts about employing Jonny and his team in future.

Phil Turner,
Karori Wellington

Testimonial from Lynda & Barry Jelbert, Crofton Downs, Wellington – January 2013

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank the Northern Construction team for the fantastic job that they have done on our home.

We had been looking to renovate our house to make it warmer and drier and to suit our needs.  Through a smaller piece of work we met Jonny and his team when our en-suite was renovated.  We then asked Jonny to tender for the bigger project we had, and the tender was competitive and Northern Construction was successful.  

Jonny project managed the job for us and right from the beginning Jonny was helpful and an excellent communicator and this was true for the entire length of the project.  He kept us fully informed of when our job would start, advised us if there were delays and what they were. He would deal with the sub-contractors to ensure that we were happy and nothing was ever too much trouble.  I never felt that our job wasn’t important to him.  

We were advised that it would be a 7-week build.  We ended up doing this through the winter months so given that all the gib and windows would be out for part of this time it was important that we kept to time.  With one small delay, due to a supplier and some very bad rain, our job was completed in 8 weeks.   Most people will tell you to double the time expected for building work but that was not our experience at all. 

Our family lived in the property during the renovations, and I was impressed at the end of each day the team made the house tidy, safe and dry for us.  The builders were a pleasure to have around, friendly and informative.  They were happy to answer any questions I had and would call me when they had questions.  

We are pleased that Jonny and his team worked on our home, they have a real passion for what they do and take 100% care at every stage of the project.

Lynda & Barry Jelbert,

Crofton Downs,Wellington

Testimonial from John Rowe, Wellington – December 2012

Northern construction was asked to quote on building a garage and retaining wall at the front of our property in Glenside.

Jonny Peel got to back me very quickly and arranged to come to have a look at the property. Once he started to explain what would be involved and how they would go about, I could see that he had a very good understanding of what was required and able to put people at ease and explain things so easily.

The quote was well laid out with all the various sections detailing what would be done.

Once the construction got underway, the builders, Kerryn and Andy, were excellent and very professional in their approach to the work. They were only too happy to answer any questions we had and put to rest any concerns we had at the early stages.

Every morning they would say hello and have a chat to our daughter before she left for school. This became a high light of her mornings.

As the work progressed Jonny kept us up to date with each phase as they approached and what we might expect. When a few problems arose, Jonny, Kerryn and Andy came up with solutions to the problem. There professional and skill showed in the detail finish that was done and when something was not quite right to them, but looked ok to me, the sorted it out. They went “the extra mile” to ensure it was done right.

The finished garage and retaining wall has made such a difference to our property, we were wondering why we hadn’t done it earlier.

At the end of the construction, Jonny made things easy with the final inspection, by organising this and helping with the application for the compliance certificate.

Again I would like to thank Jonny, Kerryn and Andy for their friendly professional and skilful approach to this difficult contract.

I would recommend Northern construction to anyone who wants a professional and skilful job done without the stress and worry of what comes with building.

John Rowe

Wellington

Testimonial from Kate and Lester Goodfellow, Wellington – October 2012

Jonny’s team from Northern Construction built our new home in Breaker Bay to an exceptionally high standard. We were very happy with the builders’ skill and diligence. The results speak for themselves. Jonny managed sub-contractors very well and kept us fully informed every step of the way. We have no hesitation in recommending Northern Construction to others.

Kate and Lester Goodfellow

Wellington

Testimonial from Brent McKenzie, Wellington – August 2012

Following a quotation process, Northern Construction (Jonny Peel) was engaged in February 2011 to complete a substantial house rebuild around an existing older dwelling.  

Jonny provided a quality quotation both in terms of detailed pricing and an outline of construction stages. The professionalism shown at this stage continued throughout with the project being well managed and completed to a high standard.

Jonny demonstrated flexibility in adjusting aspects of the build to meet changes in requirements or unforeseen issues that always arise with any rebuild project.  This included working with sub-contractors of my choosing and when asked, using materials I supplied.

The project was completed on time to the agreed budget. The old house is now transformed into a modern contemporary dwelling. Most importantly, Jonny and his ‘boys’ were pleasant to have around, fun and very diligent in their work.

I have no hesitation in recommending Northern Construction for any building work.

Brent McKenzie

Wellington

Testimonial from Anne and Derek Spencer, Home Owners, Roseneath – July 2012

Northern Construction was appointed to remediate the North Elevation of the property, involving the replacement of doors and windows and decks over living accommodation. The work also required building of deck parapets and balustrades replacement of roofing sections. The specification demanded carrying out complex weathertight details to satisfy the weather conditions in an extreme high wind zone. Northern Construction were also responsible for management of all sub-trades
 
We remained in the property throughout construction and the team always acted with consideration and recognised the difficulties in remaining in occupation-ensuring that every night the work area was secured as weathertight as possible.
 
This was a challenging job requiring both professional management and trade skills and attention to detail. Jonny and his team had the competences and experience to deliver the project to time and within budget. Jonny and his team were entirely professional, co operative, and delivered work to the standards described on the plans and specifications In the event that there were queries, Jonny sought to resolve the queries expeditiously and satisfactory to all parties
 
This was a complex and demanding job with particular requirements to record progress and to satisfy interested third parties. Jonny and his team performed admirably and we have no hesitation in recommending Northern Construction as competent, capable and conscientious builders to any potential Clients of Jonny Peel and his team.
 
Anne and Derek Spencer
 
Roseneath 

Testimonial from Peter Laurenson, Orangi Kaupapa Road – July 2012

Catherine and I undertook a major renovation between December 2011 and July 2012. While very comprehensive, this was intended to be mainly cosmetic. Inevitably though, various structural issues emerged in a 300 square metre house built in 1985.
Jonny was initially contracted to refit three bath rooms, but it soon became apparent that he was very able and willing to take on a whole host of projects, some large and others small.
 
8 months on and Jonny has either undertaken or subcontracted several structural corrections for leaks, a complete reroofing, bathroom refits, tiling, door handle refits, deck refurbishment and more. The work done has been to a high standard and close to budget. Whenever unforeseen costs have cropped up Jonny has been up front about this and kept us fully informed. He has constantly worked hard to keep as close to schedule as possible during trying winter weather and proactively checked in to give frequent progress updates.
 
Catherine and I are delighted with the end result and have enjoyed working with a down to earth, trust worthy, can do builder and project manager.

We recommend Jonny and his team unreservedly.
 
Peter Laurenson

Orangi Kaupapa Road

Testimonial from Nicki Forgesson, Ohariu Valley – July 2012

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The job was completed to a very high standard and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jonny and his team at Northern Construction.

Nicki Forgesson

Ohariu Valley

Testimonial from Darren Bawden, Island Bay

We recently had Northern Construction in to re-clad our 60 year old 2 story garage.  The job was complicated by the fact that the original cladding was asbestos and that we also needed to reconnect the power to the house to avoid paying multiple line charges.  Jonny managed the whole job for us despite having to involve multiple contractors.  We dealt almost exclusively with Jonny who took care of pretty much everything and provided us with regular updates on the progress.  This made the whole experience very straight forward knowing that all the little details were taken care of.  Even when additional work was identified (the roof was in poor shape also) Jonny arranged for fixed price quotes and options for the additional piece of work then managed the extra piece alongside the original work.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Jonny and Northern Construction to anyone requiring work done and would be happy to use them again when we look at renovating our house in the future.

Darren Bawden

Island Bay

Testimonial from Craig and Susan Armitage, Everest Street, Khandallah – October 2010

We would recommend Jonny Peel ( Northern Construction) and his team for almost any sought of building or construction work, after the great work carried out on our property in Khandallah in Wellington. We have had them back since for smaller jobs like attic stairs and we have full confidence in their work.

Jonny’s trade knowledge and customer service meant that we got exactly what we wanted. He was able to adjust to take in a few changes along the way, and gave us good advice on what they would mean for the project overall. We werewell informed of all daily progress from Jonny and his team.

The project required the construction of a new family bathroom in the space of two previous rooms, and the construction of a new ensuite and walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom. The new bathrooms were fully tiled, and required new internal walls, floors and ceilings to be constructed from scratch with minimal disturbance to the layout of the rest of our 1914 vintage home.

Jonny also sourced a joiner to replace one out-of-character window in the family bathroom with a perfect matching replica of an adjacent window, improving both the internal and external appearance of the house.

Jonny project managed all subcontractors, materials, deliveries and Council inspections. He personally supervised his team, and arranged the project timetable to suit our family.

I have and continue to recommend Northern Construction for their reliability and professional conduct. Their work was excellent, and they were a pleasure to have on-site.

Craig and Susan Armitage

Khandallah

Testimonial from Niven and Elizabeth Bartlett, Glenside,Wellington – October 2010

We contracted Northern Construction to set out a new backyard, building retaining walls, fence and planters on three sides of the area behind our house.

There was a steep bank on two sides of the area to be fenced and under the surface solid rock. To dig the foundations for the retaining wallsJonny decided to use a Yanmar digger fitted with rock drilling augers and this was dependent on being able to bring the machine in via a neighbour’s property. Had Jonny not been able to come up with this solution it is unlikely we would have been able to have this work done at all.

The work started promptly and progressed quickly despite some inclement weather and difficulties with the hardness of the rock. The work was of a high standard and the crew Jonny brought onto the site were efficient and very pleasant to deal with.

The completion of the job, constructing walls, planters and a flight of stairs, was also to a very high standard and carried out without any hold-ups.

We were very pleased with the way Northern Construction completed the contract and would certainly use their expertise in future. One reason we selected this company was the high quality of workmanship evidenced on a substantial house extension they had carried out for a neighbour.

Niven and Elizabeth Bartlett

Glenside,Wellington

Testimonial from Margaret McCosht, Whitby – October 2010

I have used Northern Construction three times now for projects around my place. Rebuilding a retaining wall, erecting a kitset shed and then building an ensuite for me. I have been very happy with their work every time.

Jonny’s project management skills are very good and it was great to leave it all to him for getting quotes and organising the plumber and electrician when doing the ensuite. The team are very friendly and very efficient workers.

I would recommend Northern Construction to anyone.

Margaret McCosh

Whitby

Testimonial from Janet and Dale, Community Baptist church, Porirua – October 2010

In September of 2011, Jonny Peel and Northern Construction began Phase 1 of a much needed renovation at Community Baptist Church, Porirua. The renovation project was started on time and Phase 1 was completed within the time-frame of our contract.

After ten weeks of construction, we were excited to begin meeting in our newly renovated sanctuary. With changes made along the way, the team at Northern Construction were genuinely great to work with.

We look forward to working along-side Northern Construction in the near future as we begin Phase II of our project.

Janet and Dale

Community Baptist church, Porirua

Testimonial from Jacqui Cook, Ganges Road Khandallah – October 14th 2011

I would like to express my graditude to Jonny Peel ( Northern Construction) and his team for the work carried out on our property in Khandallah Wellington. It’s fair to say it went from a rennovation project, to a total rebuild. Everyroom in the home, except the hallway, under went a major change or extension.

Jonny’s knowledge and personal skills made for a proactive project, able to adjust to many changes that were made (and there were many). I was well informed of all daily progress from Jonny and his team and worked along side them confident in their abilities. The project ran for approximately 5 and half months consisting of: Reclad, Reroof, Continuous metal guttering, New bathrooms, Re Gib, Coving, Architravies, New Kitchen, 3 extensions, Repile extensions, New Verandah, a refit of new Joinery throughout (windows and doors) and laying of new matai floors.

Jonny Project managed all subcontractors, materials, deliveries and Council inspections. He took a personal interset not just in the job at hand, but for the wellbeing of my family during this process, to make the build as comfortable as possible. In Summary: I would highly recommend Northern Construction for their reliability and professional conduct. On a personal note: Thank you Jonny and the boys for our wonderful new home you helped create.

Jacqui Cook

Ganges Road

Khandallah

Testimonial from Rod Lewis, Rehab Equipment Company – October 11th 2011

Northern Construction performed a large internal re-structure of Rehab Equipment Company’s office, showroom & seminar room located at 43 Raiha St Porirua in 2010. Nothern Construction worked with the Architect & Project Manager & co-ordinated all sub-contractors.

All the work was completed on time or ahead of schedule even though numerous changes to specification were requested, with the least possible disruption to Rehab’s normal operations. We are very pleased with the finishes result & have had no issues with work to date. Nothern Contruction’s staff were pleasant & co-operative & kept us well informed of progress & any issues we needed to be involved with.

Rod Lewis

Branch Manager – Wellington

Rehab Equipment Company

Testimonial from David Gray, House Owner – September 15th 2011

I have used Northern Construction on 3 seperate occassions for a variety of rennovations on my home over the past 2 years. Jobs have ranged from installing wall and floor insulation, building wardrobes, en-suite bathroom rennovations to building concrete steps. Each job has been completed to an extremely high standard within the agreed time frame and always at the quoted price. I have personally found Jonny and his team very accomodating and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend Northern Construction for your building requirements.

David Gray

Testimonial from Phil Watts, Wilton Wellington House Owner – September 7th 2011

I would like to express my thanks to Jonny Peel from Northern Construction regarding a retaining wall constructed at the back of our property. Jonny oversaw the project from start to finish, whilst I was absent overseas. He provided me with costings for several possible designs and advised me on the cost / benefits of each design. The approach decided on involved drilling of rock anchors to form a steel mesh in which to then apply a shotcrete retaining wall. Jonny then engaged a structural engineer to perform the detailed design. Jonnny’s team then performed the preparatory site works including clearing the slipped material, and engaged the sub contractors to do the drilling, anchors and shotcrete. Jonny also co-ordinated site visits from the structural engineer and council for the required checks to gain council sign-off.

Jonny provided project management services in addition to the landscaping services, managing the entire lifecycle of the job. He incorporated additional design features such as a ledge to walk on top of the retaining, and a tidy drainage system. His team kept the site clean and tidy, and finished the work to a great standard

I have no hesitation in recommending Jonny and Northern Construction to anyone looking for landscaping and building services. He has a can-do attitude and will go the extra mile to meet his clients needs

Testimonial from Barry Blackett, Glenside Wellington home owner

“I have a cottage style home in Glenside which was built in 1937 and modified over the years. Guest bedrooms were inadequate and none of the existing rooms were suitable as a study. The garage
needed replacing and I needed more wardrobe space.

Jonny Peel, Director of Northern Construction, introduced me to an architect (Shaun Lawless) and a plan agreed to extend the house and refurbish part of the existing house. This was followed shortly by the working drawings. After Council approvals, we agreed on the contract and work began around mid March 2011. The site was cleared quickly and a concrete pad laid with in-built insulation. A large bedroom with en suite bathroom, walk in wardrobe and study alcove, and new garage were framed up, roofed and cladded. This was joined to the existing house where two small bedrooms and a passageway were reconfigured and rejibbed to produce a new double bedroom with storage cupboard. Leaving this to the last moment minimised disruption to my living area.

I worked closely with Jonny and his team throughout the project, purchased the fittings and carried out the sanding and painting on the project myself, so I was able to see every step of the project as it proceeded.

Jonny kept me well informed, visited the site almost every working day and discussed progress with me and the on-site team. He took a personal interest in the way I was affected by the project and helped me move and store my personal effects. He also managed the project well in terms of materials deliveries, space utilisation and suncontractor availability. The work was carried out to a good standard including the work by the subcontractors. The eight Council inspections during the project were just a formality. I had a number of extras (variations) I wanted which were ourside the project scope which Jonny and his Team carried out as they went. A large variation involved repiling part of the existing house and fitting underfloor insulation. Another was a retaining wall which was built before the main project began. After the main contract was completed, he and his Team laid a matai floor in the new extension which extended partly over the concrete slab. This required attention to the proper techniques and a lot of care. A number of small features not specified in the plans were also completed. Nothing was left not done. In summary, it has been a pleasure working with Jonny and his Team. The subcontractors he employed were also good to work with and their work was of a high standard. In summary, I recommend Northern Construction highly, especially for clients who want to continue to have some influence on detail after they have signed the contract.”

Testimonial from E. Day, Wellington home owner

“I’m happy to provide this reference for Northern Construction who recently carried out work on my house in Karori. This work included building an upmarket one bedroom apartment on the ground floor level (previously a very smelly, damp basement area) and refurbishments to the house itself.

At all times we were kept informed of progress and any potential problems. Jonny’s particular strength is communication and feedback and he always went the extra mile to make sure we were happy with each stage of the project.”

The work was completed to a high standard and we are very pleased with our new refurbished home, and one bedroom apartment.”

Testimonial from S. Reid, Khandallah Home Owner

“I have used the building services of Jonny Peel for two projects over the past year. The first time was in January 2009, where Jonny constructed a large office, and the second was in December 2009, where Jonny built a two-level deck. On both occasions, I found Jonny’s quality of work to be first rate. In addition, his communication skills were excellent, and Jonny went out of his way to ensure we were completely happy with all work done. When problems arose, or we wanted to change things from the original plans, Jonny coped with these matters in a pleasant and professional manner at all times. In summary, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jonny Peel as a builder. I have found him to be reliable and professional with excellent communication skills.”

Testimonial N. & N. McFall, Wellington home owner

“We used Northern Construction Ltd to build a large deck in our garden, we were very impressed with their professionalism and workmanship, they were reliable, used only high quality materials, neat and tidy, worked to our deadline and they kept us informed throughout the project. We can confidently recommend Northern Construction Ltd as a solid and reliable builder.”

Testimonial – Northern Construction Limited

I have a cottage style home in Glenside which was built in 1937 and modified over the years. Guest

bedrooms were inadequate and none of the existing rooms were suitable as a study. The garage

needed replacing and I needed more wardrobe space.

Jonny Peel, Director of Northern Construction, introduced me to an architect (Shaun Lawless)

and a plan agreed to extend the house and refurbish part of the existing house. This was followed

shortly by the working drawings. After Council approvals, we agreed on the contract and work

began around mid March 2011. The site was cleared quickly and a concrete pad laid with in-built

insulation. A large bedroom with en suite bathroom, walk in wardrobe and study alcove, and new

garage were framed up, roofed and cladded. This was joined to the existing house where two small

bedrooms and a passageway were reconfigured and rejibbed to produce a new double bedroom with

storage cupboard. Leaving this to the last moment minimised disruption to my living area.

I worked closely with Jonny and his team throughout the project, purchased the fittings and carried

out the sanding and painting on the project myself, so I was able to see every step of the project as it

proceeded.

Jonny kept me well informed, visited the site almost every working day and discussed progress

with me and the on-site team. He took a personal interest in the way I was affected by the project

and helped me move and store my personal effects. He also managed the project well in terms of

materials deliveries, space utilisation and suncontractor availability. The work was carried out to a

good standard including the work by the subcontractors. The eight Council inspections during the

project were just a formality.

I had a number of extras (variations) I wanted which were ourside the project scope which Jonny

and his Team carried out as they went. A large variation involved repiling part of the exising

house and fitting underfloor insulation. Another was a retaining wall which was built before the

main project began. After the main contract was completed, he and his Team laid a matai floor

in the new extension which extended partly over the concrete slab. This required attention to the

proper techniques and a lot of care. A number of small features not specified in the plans were also

completed. Nothing was left not done.

In summary, it has been a pleasure working with Jonny and his Team. The subcontractors he

employed were also good to work with and their work was of a high standard.

In summary, I recommend Northern Construction highly, especially for clients who want to

continue to have some influence on detail after they have signed the contract.

Barry Blackett

August 2011