How We Help
How we help
Building or renovating your home is a significant life moment for any family, so having the right people on your team makes the difference between a great experience and a disaster. We are well aware of the stories of how awful the process can be. We at Murray Long Builders have learnt over the last 20 years or so how to avoid the worst of it and change this all around to be a good, even enjoyable experience. We want our clients to enjoy the experience of the build process, which in turn results in their home carrying positive memories of creating it together. For us, the process of the build is as important as the finished product.
Recognising that building is a team effort, we have pulled together a dependable team of competent builders and subcontractors who are highly skilled and passionate about their part in the build and who add to the enjoyment of building your home. We have a good time building and love what we do.
1. Meet with us to discuss your plans
We can work directly with you or through an architect depending on your circumstances. Typically we enter the conversation when you have chosen an architect and have your plans ready for building, we can advise on this if you haven’t selected an architect. We will have a coffee with you at this stage, look at your plans and listen to what it is you are needing to achieve. This helps us get an understanding around what circumstances have brought you to the point of building, so that we can best serve your expectations. We’ll then provide you with costings that are clear and comprehensive to enable you to understand the full value you will receive from us.
When we have an agreement to proceed, we’ll work with you to compile the necessary contractual and guarantee paperwork and get underway with the project. We communicate regularly throughout the build with the design and construction teams and with you so that all parties are fully informed in all matters. We provide clear and concise monthly invoicing so you can see how your hard earned dollars are being spent. Where necessary we will direct you to the best suppliers and or designers for the parts of the project that make it yours. This level of communication enables the job to run smoothly and adds to the enjoyment and personalisation of the work.
Once we have finished and agree all work meets expectations, we collate the paperwork and ensure all certificates and guarantee documents are ready for submission. We’ll keep in contact to ensure the house is performing as expected and also to see you in your new home.
As a member of the NZ Certified Builders we provide a Halo 10 year guarantee, more info is available here.
Allan MacLachlan and Derryl Hayman
“We highly recommend Murray Long and his team.
They took the architect’s plans for extensive changes to our 100 year old villa, made some suggestions for improvements, and went ahead and created a reality that was better than we had hoped for.
We found Murray and his team knowledgeable (particularly given the age and character of our house), always approachable and helpful, and very professional. When the unexpected happened - as does with old homes - his team was quick to identify reasonable solutions and their impacts.
They finished the job on schedule and at a fair price.
We enjoyed what is normally a very stressful experience and would work with them again anytime.”
Stu and Jan — Kingsland
“I have used Murray Long Builders on two occasions initially to build my house in Titirangi and more recently to complete an addition to the property.
On both occasions I found them to be extremely professional and helpful.
The work was of an extremely high standard and all work was completed in a timely and efficient manner.
I found Murray and his team to be very helpful in working through the whole building process and they were readily available to answer any queries I had throughout and after the building.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone intending to build or renovate a home.”
Grant and Brenda —Titirangi
Willie and Ingrid van Heusden
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