David and Kerrily Hodgson Residence
We have recently moved in to our new home built with Navigation Homes, Tauranga. We are loving our new home and the quality of the build.
We had been impressed with a Navigation show home that we had previously visited and so when we were in the market to build a new home Navigation Homes was one of the building companies that we visited as part of the initial process.
We were offered a range of available sites and settled on the basic floorplan fairly quickly. We then looked at a number of enhancement to the plan and found Simon to be flexible and helpful throughout that process.
During the build, any upgrades were not a problem and Simon and Steve were easy to work with and accommodating. Any building project is stressful and has its hurdles to overcome and we found Simon and Steve to be very understanding and worked quickly to resolve any issues and find solutions.
Thank you for building a home that we are extremely proud of and are enjoying living in. The Hodgsons Tauranga Aug 2017
From the original concept drawings and discussion with Hayley through to completion, the build process was great. Any queries we had were quickly sorted out by Kelly or Nathan. Our conversations with David were listened to and he was able to help us with all the little details. We would have no hesitation in building with Navigation Homes again.
Well Done Team.
Adrian & Carola
A Tale of 3 Dwelling
I have been in the property industry for over 30 years and I can say with confidence that Navigation Homes are one of the most professional, efficient and reliable companies I have ever dealt with.
I have built three minor dwellings in the last two years. The first one was not Navigation Homes, but the “cheap” guy. I can say with absolute certainty, that was a big mistake. It took 2 years to FINALLY get the house built and with a CCC which I ended up having to do myself. On top of that from the beginning of the contract this “cheap guy” lied to me, had every excuse in the book and never even finished the build properly. Since it was deemed habitable five months ago the horrible quality has started to show. This includes and is not limited to: broken kitchen cupboards, broken oven, broken kitchen faucet, broken front door and a concrete path that had to be re-done five times, even some of the bricks were wonky… Fair to say maintenance costs for this brand-new home continue to accumulate …
The second time I needed to build a minor I decided to do things differently.
I went out to the market and received six different quotes from different renowned building companies and Navigation Homes was the second most affordable. However, after a meeting with Navigation Homes I knew that these guys were the ones to go with. They listened to my story of the last fiasco and were open and honest about the issues of the building industry. They were up front with many of the problems that could happen throughout a build and they stated that they would help us the whole way, and that is exactly what they did. On top of that they had the 60m2 minor dwelling built in 12 weeks from starting the foundations. The total cost up to date between the “cheapest guy” and Navigation Homes was equivalent, but the difference in quality and service was enormous. The quality, time management and open communication were astonishing and a welcome relief. The only time I had to go to site was for the handover documents because they had sorted every issue without me having to worry. Fair to say I was very happy to use them again, so I did.
The next minor dwelling we built with Navigation Homes was near Henderson. This time we were dealing with the West Auckland Franchise and the Waitakere Council. Now, something anyone who is about to build a house needs to know. You can’t prepare for all the things that can go wrong during a build, but Navigation Homes are always professional and always make sure that whenever there is an issue they find a way to fix it.
Firstly, Auckland Council in general is incredibly unreliable and heavily under resourced. This means resource consents, building consents and variations can take anywhere between a couple of days to a couple of months. Our minor in Manukau came out of council in just over a month, the Waitakere minor took over three months and they were the exact same working drawings.
Secondly, when they began to excavate for the foundations they found an old pipe in the ground and the external garage at the back of the property was one metre longer than the approved council plans from over a decade ago. This meant numerous engineer inspections and changes in the design before it went back to council which took another month.
Thirdly, issues with suppliers and contractors occur on an everyday basis. Navigation take this burden from you, I don’t want to know all the everyday issues and they relieve this stress.
After experiencing the difference between the first build and the second two builds if I could give anyone advice it would be to trust in your builder and leave them to do their job, I’m not an engineer or a builder. That’s what I did with Navigation Homes and I couldn’t recommend them higher. There will always be issues on a building site and it will never be all smooth sailing from council delays to what’s under the soil to terrible weather. Navigation are there to work with you to resolve the issues and build you a great house.
They are the best in the industry for their professionalism, service and quality. They are the epitome of ‘Master Builders’.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Navigation Homes team (Aaron, Michelle, Nathan, and Kelly) for helping us build our first home.
From the outset the team were extremely helpful in the planning and design stage. The team were flexible and enabled us to make small changes throughout the design process.
Michelle provided amazing advice and support in helping us with our interior and exterior colour schemes and materials, which made the decision process easier.
The project was well managed and we were updated with progress regularly. Any upgrades we requested were dealt with quickly and were not a problem for the Navigation Homes team. Even after we moved in, a few small maintenance issues were followed with haste and were not a problem for them to organise.
We would highly recommend Navigation Homes as a company to build with. They are a
professional building company and made the process of building a house easy.
Luke & Sophie
Building with Michael and Sara from Navigation Homes was a very enjoyable experience. From the beginning nothing was too much trouble. We felt as if we were part of the team. With our ideas and their ideas the build came together perfectly. The builders and sub-contractors were of a high standard and we are very happy with the quality of our home. We would recommend Michael, Sara and their team to anyone and would look forward to building with them again if the occasion arose.
Peter and Naomi Brennan
Amazing team to work with!!
So helpful and understanding – and will explain everything in a way even I could understand!! Could not have imagined embarking on such a huge project without Navigation Homes !! Thanks you all !!!
Kelvin and Desire Purnell
As we draw close to the end of this project, Clelia and I would like to thank you both for your picking us up from the depths that our last building company left us. From some half graded dirt to a beautiful home of the highest quality that we will be very proud to have.
The whole team at Navigation Homes have been a breeze to deal with and helped make the entire process smooth sailing.
We would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone that is looking to build, that Navigation Homes have the drive, direction and industry experience to deliver the home they have been looking for.
Steve and Clelia Bicknell
To Whom It May Concern:
We write this letter in recommendation Navigation Homes as a general contractor. We had the pleasure of working with Mr. Aaron Hall and Mrs. Michelle Hall on building our house in 2010. We can recommend them highly and without reservation.
Throughout the course of building our house, Mr. Aaron Hall and Mrs. Michelle Hall were skillful professionals. They were accurate in their initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project. They were absolutely clear in their record keeping and time log. They chose and managed the sub-contractors well.
Our job was done with care and precision. In addition, they ware extremely clean and tidy in the workplace. They and their workers never left the worksite in disarray.
Our project was completed on time and on budget. I think we have a wonderful outcome and a work of art.
Mohammad Malek and Mrs. Malek
No problem in recommending Navigation Homes .
I’m very happy with the building work that Navigation Homes did for me.