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Testimonials

“Working with Coastal Homes has been a great experience.  Not only is their building excellent but their knowledge, their attention to detail, their willingness to let us change, their friendliness and their service is exceptional.  Nothing is too much trouble.    Thank you Phil and Victoria and your team.  You are amazing.  Thank you.”​
Gail Godfrey - Mangawhai

"We can’t speak highly enough of Phil Thompson, Coastal Homes and their build team, they did exactly what they said they would do, “built to our specifications on time and on budget with exceptional quality”. Nothing was a problem for Phil and his team, they breezed through the multitude of changes we made to the plans (some of them last minute decisions) and still delivered on time. And lastly when Phil says that he guarantees his work, he actually means it 100%, he goes out of his way to look after all his clients."

Tim Brown - Mangawhai

 

“We saw one of the Coast Homes’ houses on Seabreeze Ave which we loved though never thought we could afford it. After discussions with Victoria she designed us exactly what we wanted and within our budget. We were nervous about building as we hadn’t done it before but we needn’t have worried. Phil and Victoria expertly guided us through the process and the build was completely painless. It turns out that ours has been a great news story and we couldn’t be happier. We have a fabulous new home, finished to a high standard that we love and all ahead of time and within our budget. We could not recommend Coastal Homes any higher and would definitely build with them again.”
Paul Foster

We chose Coastal Homes to do our renovations, and never regretted the decision. They were very professional and the two builders we had on site, Marty and Rob were awesome. Nothing was too difficult for Marty.  He had some tricky issues to deal with, including missing piles, and crooked beams.  He even crafted an internal wall of railway sleepers to go behind our fireplace as a feature wall, and a wall to ceiling window in our bathroom.   Both builders used their initiative and skills, and we couldn’t recommend them more.  Throughout the process Phil from Coastal Homes was helpful and professional, and liased with the Council to tick off all the boxes. We had no issues getting the final code of compliance.  His staff were always helpful and friendly, and quickly responded to queries or questions. Phil has a great team of sub-contractors who were excellent and worked with our changing needs.  We have ended up with a beautiful home that will last a lifetime or longer.  Thankyou Coastal Homes!

Phil and Belinda Harman - Mangawhai

"You and your team have built us the most amazing house we could ever dream of. I know it hasn't been particularly cold so far this winter but I have been walking around in a singlet inside without the heat-pump on. Nothing can compare to a new house... I have just never experienced it!
 
And that shower... oh my goodness... everything is just blowing my mind. I can't wait to build another with you very soon."

Adam Dockery - Warkworth
 
"We had our yearly `Boys’ Weekend’ last weekend, when five Dads and their sons stay at the Donnellys’ place - we’ve been doing it for 15 years but this is the first time in the finished new place of course.
 
I thought I’d drop you a note because I have got to say the finish of the house is just great. It is a beautifully crafted piece of work, and would be one of the best quality builds I have encountered. Well done to your lot! I expect it was probably pretty tricky having BJ and Pam `overseeing’ but the way the house has turned out it is a credit to your team and your management.
 
We’ll certainly be referring you when possible, and am happy to talk to any potential clients you might have about your approach and work."

John Durkin - Arbri Architects
 
"We always had an idea of the style of the house we wanted on our rural property at Tomarata. A Queenslander.
Phil Thompson as built us exactly that. His builders and trades people work to a very high standard and went the extra mile to assist us.
We have no hesitation in recommending Coastal Homes and their associated trades people for any building projects you may have in mind."

Jim and Laurel at Tomarata
 
"What  we  really enjoyed  about building our farm cottage with Coastal Homes was using a local firm with local  people  and being able to step into a Coastal Homes display  unit with all the plans, windows, doors, bathroom and kitchenware all set up to choose from.
Once building started we were able to watch progress with confidence  and any issues raised were dealt with   promptly.
We happily recommend Phil and his team to future home owners after what they achieved for us."

Eric & Jill Parsons  Te Arai
 
"When we decided to build on our Lang’s Beach section we came across Coastal Homes as a local building company through their web site. I then made a few discrete inquiries to see what sort of reputation they had in the market. As it turned out I found nothing but very positive comments (tick). So by the time we actually met Phil (and Victoria) we had all but made the decision of who was going to build our holiday home. Phil truly is the “personality to the Coastal homes proposition”, and dealing directly with him as the principal has given us great confidence throughout the build process. From our perspective we haven’t just had a contract with Phil but more importantly we have established a relationship with him built on trust (a rare thing these days). Right from the beginning Phil’s focus has been delivering a holiday home that he is proud of and we are delighted with. Job well and truly accomplished."

Mark & Doone Winnard, Julie Shepherd
 
"Right from the onset Phil from Coastal Homes was great to deal with. Phil was always happy to accommodate our ideas into the build. During our build the attention to detail was amazing, with all the team taking pride in their work. We are very pleased with our new home and would happily recommend Coastal Homes'

Mel & Chris Ward
 
"The key things why we liked about dealing with Coastal Homes: 1. You stayed within budget, 2. The
 result exceeded of expectations in terms of attention to detail and finishing standards, 3. Dealing with you, the principal is a plus and provides reassurance. Nothing in this project disappointed or concerned us. Thanks"

Jeff Bramley
 
"I chose Coastal Homes as I was looking for a local company to build my new home and was referred by a friend, I found Phil and the guys to be extremely flexible, nothing was too hard, my build went without a hitch, no hassles, I would be happy to recommend them to anyone."

Ian Jaques
 
"Phil Thompson and Coastal Homes built our holiday house at 3 Cullen Street, Mangawhai and we are very pleased with the outcome.
We enjoy in particular, the Tasmanian Oak flooring he placed throughout the house and more particularly, the elevation and views of the harbour.
Phil’s work and that of his building team was of a very good standard and we were very happy with his timely completion of the project.
I do not hesitate in recommending Phil’s company and if the opportunity arises, I would engage his services in the future."

Stephen Harland Smith
 
"Coastal Homes, Phil did a great job on building my cottage nothing to much trouble and after sales service excellent worth recommending"

Ross Burrows
 
"We are so impressed with our renovation, its been great knowing and having the confidence in you keeping on top of it all. Thanks Phil"

Kerry Ross
 
"Quality Build, Good Pricing and local to the area with a good reputation."

Paul & Debbie Gregory
 
"What a wonderful experience working with Coastal Homes NZ Ltd. Timing was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble from the beginning to end. Workmanship and appliances of the highest quality. Very satisfied customers."

Jan & Neil Honey
 
"We were attracted to Coastal Homes because of the fixed price and quality of work, I have refer my clients to Coastal Homes in the past and everyone is very happy with the whole process."

Mike Scott

"In January 2009, we contracted Phil Thompson of Coastal Homes 2002 Limited to build our house; ply and batten with a verandah on two sides. We feel that we have made an excellent choice in using this company. Phil, his staff and the contractors that he uses have been totally professional and skilled, and their attention to detail has been outstanding. The build has been completed, on time and too budget, and what can be a stressful project for some has been for us, a most enjoyable and happy experience."
Bruce & Areil Vautier
 
“My wife and I recently commissioned the building of a new home in Mangawhai. We engaged Coastal Homes for this purpose, and I write in support of Mr Thompson and his business. Phil Thompson took over the original Coastal homes and his mission has been to make a success of it. My comments concern three important aspects. • Our experience of Phil as a team leader. • Our opinion of him as a builder. • His approach to business and his customers. Further afield, comments made and opinions offered have been praiseworthy, I have found no exception. Customer satisfaction is of the greatest importance to him. We built our home without the services of a registered architect, but Phil and his team were of great support along the way when our own input was not always adequate. He ran the programme with quiet authority and efficiency. We were impressed by his sympathetic but firm management of those working for him. All of these factors have lead to our high regard for Coastal Homes in general and for Phil Thompson in particular. The business is already in high demand. I make these comments with pleasure, and I wish Phil and his business continuing success. It is well deserved.”

David Canning
 
“Coastal Homes undertook extensive re-building of our holiday property in 2006. We handed our architect’s plans over to Phil Thompson and he ran the whole project for us including permits, sign offs etc. The quality of work and sub-contractors was of the highest standard  and a couple of minor follow ups were dealt with speedily and efficiently. During the building process Phil’s input enhanced the original plans and we have been extremely happy with the results.”

Ged & Trish
 
"I chose Coastal Homes to build my home in 2007 and I am more than happy with the service and standard of work received. Phil Thompson offered sound and practical advice and incorporated this in with my own ideas to design the house plan. I have built before and found it to be a stressful exercise but with Phil coordinating and organising the entire build, I could see the project was in good hands. Any hiccups were dealt with efficiently and professionally. Phil was in constant contact with me to ensure my needs were being met. I would recommend Coastal Homes to anyone who is building a small beach house to a large architecturally designed home with no hesitation."

Mark Bridger
 
“I have no hesitation in recommending Phil Thompson and his team at Coastal Homes for any building work in relation to new homes and or alterations.   Phil built our holiday home in Mangawhai some four years ago an experience that was both enjoyable and stress free on our behalf. In many situations like ours one deals with the owner of the company such as Phil and the real work is done by the builders onsite .Phil takes charge but we also found his builders both experienced and professional   We required three things when contracting Coastal Homes, to stay within budget and consult along the process, to stay within the agreed timeline and finally complete honesty in all transactions. Its my pleasure to advise Phil and his team over achieved in all three areas.   As a mate of mine once said, if you are spending all that money building you have to enjoy it, Phil straight shooter that he is helped us achieve this end goal.”

Bruce Tippet and Liz Oorthuis
 
“Building our 1st home was made an enjoyable and stress free experience due to the fact that the Coastal Homes team were very experienced and knowledgeable on all aspects of the building process; the end result is a house of sound design and construction that we are all very happy with and thoroughly enjoy spending time in”. “We would not hesitate to use Coastal Homes again and willingly recommend there workmanship and professionalism to others”.

Shane and Victoria Hughes
 
"Just a brief note of thanks for building us a really great Bach in Mangawhai. It’s better than we expected, the attention to detail and general fit and finish is excellent and as a bonus it was finished on time and on budget. A couple of my friends who knew we bought the section late last year commented that I must be a great project manager to get it all done so quickly. I had to confess that it was you and your team that did all the work and there was no project management on my side at all. We also appreciated the sound advice along the way to make sure we tweaked our layout to work just that bit better. You made it all seem very straight forward, the occasional photo along the way was a great touch and there were no dramas or upsets. As a result we have already recommended you to a couple of people we know, and would be happy for you to show our place to prospective customers (with some prior notice of course) if you need. Please pass on my thanks to your guys on the ground that did a great job."

Anthony MacLean
 
"I would like to thank you for the building project that you have undertaken at Jack Boyd Drive for us. We are very happy with the final result and have been very happy with the level of communication from you, the flexibility that you have had to change things as we requested, and the overall approach that you have shown to the process. We would have no hesitation in recommending Coastal Homes to anyone considering to build."

David & Michelle Deare
 
"I chose Coastal Homes because of the presentation of the companies products and the genuiness and openness offered by Phil, there was a high standard of work, attention to details and excellent communication."

Cherille Harper