What our clients have to say

My Partner and I engaged the services of Fairbairn Builders back in mid 2022. to come up with a scope of works for a major renovation project of our home, based on the plans from our chosen Architect, Robin Baillie of Tauranga. It soon became clear to us that we were dealing with a Builder with a great deal of experience. His knowledge of the processes to be undertaken for a house renovation project were very broad. We finalised the plans and work got underway in late January 2023. The deconstruction of our existing home was the first major works to be undertaken, and so it was, with military precision.

The timing and the coordination of required works with his team of very capable Trades peoples and the use of sub contractors was extremely well managed. During this vase of the works and then moving into constructing the 'new 'home, we had to deal with wet weather conditions, making the works so much harder to carry out and complete to the timeframes set in place.

During the construction stage of the home it became clear the 2nd best wasn't going to 'cut the mustard'. The standard of work produced was very indeed high. Jamie and his team were in constant communications with us, the clients, throughout the build. Work whether done by his team or the many sub trades involved, was check thoroughly. Nothing but the best result was to be expected, and it was achieved. After some almost 9 months the home was complete, only leaving Landscaping to finish in the New year. We can only but say what a fantastic job Jamie and his team did for us. And we must make a mention to the sub trades also involved, they were chosen by Jamie and did a great job also.

Thanks again Jamie to you, Ben, Tom, Mike and Kade. Outstanding workmanship. We can only but highly recommend Fairbairn Builders. 5 Stars ++

Regards Steve and Louise 2024

"We used Fairbairn Builders during 2022/23 to complete a major renovation of our home in Tauranga. This involved completely gutting the house, realigning walls and rooms, new kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry, new deck, new wiring and plumbing, painting etc. We are delighted with the end result, and Jamie and his team were a pleasure to work with.

Their regular communication, attention to detail, design suggestions and rapidly addressing any issues was fantastic. Every one of the subcontractors was top class - professional, highly competent , and superb quality output. We have no hesitation in recommending Jamie and his team for anyone wanting a top quality job. Many thanks Jamie."

Kay and Maurice  May 2023

"Fairbairn Builders provided excellent communication, knowledge and experience recladding our house. This gave us a high level of trust and we are really impressed with the result. It is better than we had imagined and the workmanship is top notch. Great team to work with."

Mary and Joe    March 2023

"Jamie and team renovated our bathroom in 2022. It involved knocking three rooms into one luxurious bathroom and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the result. Every day we feel like we’re holidaying in an Italian villa.

Thanks Fairbairn Builders for being such a trusted partner."

Paula & Kirk Stenhouse April 2023

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" We have just completed a 6 month, entire house renovation with Fairbairn Builders. The whole journey has been a positive and smooth experience. From the moment we met Jamie last year, we knew he was the perfect fit for our job. Jamie is down to earth, realistic and straight up. He offered us ideas in the initial planning stages and was always available for advice once the reno was underway. 

Jamie kept us well informed and was always only a text or phone call away. His team are highly organised and there was a well planned co-ordination of all tradies who came on site. Jamie pays attention to detail, ensuring all work is of an exceptional standard. Frank, our foreman consulted us regularly, coming up with a number of helpful suggestions to improve our build. He was always positive, professional and honest with us. 

We are extremely appreciative of the Fairbairn Team, it has been a pleasure to work with them and we highly recommend their work!"

Colin and Glenda   August 2022

Modern Mount Living

" Fairbairn Builders were contracted to do a major renovation to our home in Mount Maunganui. This renovation had some major challengers and under the guidance of Jamie all issues were dealt with to a very high standard. We were very impressed with the attention to detail and the high quality of workmanship throughout the whole build which progressed in a very organised manner.

At all times we were consulted on any issues that arose and always given good options and advice. We are delighted with the end result and would highly recommend Fairbairn Builders for any job big or small. "

Bernie & Gaye,  May 2022.

Harbour View

"We were fortunate enough to secure Jamie & his team from Fairbairn Builders to undertake a major renovation of our home at Matua. This was our third renovation project, but the first time we have used Fairbairn Builders and we couldn't be happier with our choice.

Jamie and his team are extremely well organised and efficient, with a very high attention to detail. With a no-nonsense approach we knew we were in good hands and we are delighted with the end result. We could not recommend Fairbairn Builders highly enough. Thanks Team! "

Robin & Christina, March 2021

"Jamie and the team deliver high quality workmanship in a professional timely manner, always keeps you informed / updated on progress so there are no surprises. Good honest, down to earth kiwi bloke.

Would highly recommend Fairbairn Builders for any renovation needs, big or small."

Norm, July 2019

"Jamie and his team at Fairbairn Builders completed a full garage conversion for me last year. Throughout the process I found Jamie to be approachable and informative - he always kept me up to date every step of the way with open lines of communication. Whenever I had a question or query he was always just a phone call away. He managed the full project which meant I didn't have to worry about anything which was amazing.

The work the team completed was of really high standard and I couldn't find fault in anything they did. I would definitely recommend Jamie and his team! I also wouldn't hesitate to use Jamie again in the future."

Chantelle, November 2018

"We have just had Fairbairn Builders back for the second time to complete further work on our property in Oropi.  Having been extremely impressed with the extension they built for my parents back in 2016, we selected Jamie and his team again to completely renovate a large area in the centre of our house.  The renovated area comprises two bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom, a main bathroom, living area and office. We are thrilled with the outcome.  From an extremely ancient and run down looking structure, this area of our house now looks immaculate. 

We still have a way to go with completely doing up the whole of our house and will certainly be choosing Fairbairn Builders for all our future projects.  Not only is their workmanship infallible, but the work ethic and professionalism of the all team members is outstanding.

I would highly recommend Fairbairn Builders Ltd"

Cheryl, November 2018

"Fairbairn Builders were the company we chose for our retirement rebuild. We purchased a property in Omokoroa with a classic sea view and rented it for 10 years, but in the end it was tired and leaky with a desperate need for refurbishment before we moved in. Jamie's team came in and every step of the way provided expert advice and cost-cutting alternatives.

At the end of the day we have a home that is everything we hoped it would be, and the process was smooth, budget-friendly and all within a realistic time-frame."

Ross and Colleen, Jan 2018

"Dayna and I just wanted to say thank you for your attention to detail during the past 4 months of completing our renovation in Pillans Point, Otumoetai. You were instrumental in constructing a complete overhaul of our tired 1970's property, allowing us to save money where possible and the journey has been a pleasure!

Your communication seems to be the foundation of your business, looking back we feel privileged been able to work along side you and your team. You always answered your phone, turned up on time, presented yourself well, honest and any design alterations were carefully trimmed providing a high work ethic. I was also pleased that we didn't upset the neighbours during this time - both elderly people, who said the builders were very polite and tidy.

We've already recommended you to a few friends and family so I hope you find time to fit them in."

Hayden and Danya, May 2017

"We have and will continue to recommend Fairbairn Builders for their excellent service. We were left with an unfinished renovation when our builder left site after we questioned them about permits.

Jamie Fairbairn was recommend to us by a friend and this proved to be beneficial. Jamie took control of the job, organised an architect, a structural engineer and the permit requirements. They even rectified modifications the previous builder had undertaken that were incorrect. We can not recommend Jamie of Fairbairn Builders enough."

Mark & Clare, October 2017

"We are very happy to say that we made a great choice building with Fairbairn Builders. We looked at a few group housing firms and it was not what we were after in both quality and design. Jamie was very helpful right from the start, working with us from the early stages and his ideas and vision for our home were invaluable. The end product is a very warm and cosy house that we and all our friends love.

Thank you for the long hours put in by yourself and the boys, a great company and team."

Nigel and Leanne, February 2017

"Jamie and his team at Fairbairn Builders renovated our house between August and November 2016. 

This was an extensive project that included cladding, joinery and a bit of a redesign and new fit out for the house that included a new kitchen, bathrooms, deck etc.    

We appreciated Jamie’s honesty and knowledge of the industry at the quoting stage and throughout the process.  He managed the build well and the project remained on time, largely due to his ability to coordinate and cajole a range of tradies on the site and the efforts of his team in working long hours and weekends at times. Jamie communicated with us throughout and liaised closely with the architect around small changes we requested. He remained approachable, kept us up to date on where they were at, and was happy to kick around concerns and look for solutions.  Jamie followed up on a few matters after the main renovation was completed, including coming back to help us sort out some issues with an outdoor fire that was not his doing.   

Our renovation was an expensive exercise however having now come out the other side we can say that we are really happy with the house and with the quality of workmanship."

Kirk and Paula, November 2016

"We would very much like to thank Jamie and all the Fairbairn builders team for the excellent work completed on our property in 2016.

We had an extension added to our farm house in Oropi, which enabled my parents
to come and live with us, whilst still maintain their privacy and independence. The extension encompassed a large bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, as well as a large lounge and hallway with plenty of storage areas. Outside stairs and decking area were
also included in the project.

The experience of having the building work done was excellent. Absolute minimal disruption to the rest of the household. Communication throughout the project was invaluable in providing us with realistic expectations and timescales were impeccably adhered to. The finished building was to an excellent standard. My parents have been delighted with their new home and my husband and I are delighted with the value that has been added to our property. "

Cheryl, September 2016

"We recently had Jamie and his team from Fairbairn Builders do renovations to our house, including a new kitchen, conservatory and enlarged deck area with external stairs. We have done a lot of renovations to various properties over the years, but these guys were by far the most professional we have ever dealt with. The quality of their work was outstanding and we are delighted with the end result. They were also very pleasant and friendly to deal with, and left the site spotless.

Jamie has has eye for detail and made several very helpful suggestions during the process. They will definitely be our first choice in builders for our next building project."

Raewyn, Jan 2016

"Thank you Jamie for building our home - we love it! We chose Jamie because we wanted to be involved and deal face to face with whoever was managing our build. We got a good vibe from Jamie the first time we met him – a good honest kiwi bloke that calls a spade a spade.
What we really loved about working with Jamie was he shared the same attention to detail and vision that we did. He has extremely high standards and went the extra mile to ensure every aspect of our build was perfect.

Our home has many architectural features and extra touches not found on your standard house. Everything was custom built and carefully constructed by Jamie and his team. We are really proud to own a home that is continuously admired by visitors - it's also highly functional, sturdy, and cosy warm.

We would not hesitate to recommend Jamie to anyone looking to build a new home, he did a great job, was exceptionally thorough, and we really enjoyed the process of working with him. We'd love to build again one day and Jamie will be the first person we call."

Maya & Sam

"We had the good fortune to choose Jamie and his team at Fairbairn Builders as our builder when doing our renovations to our home when we moved to Tauranga. Jamie managed the major part of our renovations for us and made the whole process go smoothly. He had some great suggestions and ideas where we also made changes to the design which turned out much better than the original plan.

We would definitely recommend Jamie to help you build a new home or carry out major renovations."

Kevin & Sue

"Fairbairn Builders completed a major renovation at a property we own at Mt Maunganui. The project was completed on time and to a very high standard. Jamie has a real "can do" attitude. He communicates well with both sub-contractors and the property owner. We were well informed throughout the project.

We recommend Fairbairn Builders to any prospective client and we would certainly contract in the future ourselves."

Dave & Lynette 

"We have used Fairbairn Builders to complete a reclad of a relocated house and to extend and renovate our own house. Jamie and his builders are meticulous, professional and efficient in their planning, preparation and execution of the many varied and often challenging building processes required to produce an excellent, durable finished product at a reasonable cost.

I strongly recommend Fairbairn Builders to anyone who wants excellence in their building project."



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