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My experience with Certified Plans and Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery.
In May 2015, I decided to build a new house in Taupo. Having found a site with a good view of Lake Taupo - it was time to find a top notch builder.
Having checked out plans from all the competitor building companies, I easily chose a plan “Totara” from the range of plans offered by Certified Builders.
The plan appealed to me because it met all the criteria on my wish list:
1. An attractive, single storey, house - with no stairs
2. A spacious airy layout for kitchen, lounge, and media room
3. 3x decent sized bedrooms (master with ensuite – and a guest bathroom) - and a study. (I work from home)
4. 3x full sized internal access garage car spaces
I really liked the artist’s impression of the house on the brochure – so asked Ian Chamberlain if we could “build that”.
I needed to have 3 changes made to the standard plan to have the house be just right:
a. Swap the positions of the separate laundry and 3rd bedroom
b. Make the 3rd garage longer (so that it could accommodate a 6 metre vehicle)
c. Add a large gas fireplace in the lounge
The plans were updated, the consents obtained – and work began on 1 July. I moved in in mid-November. The job was completed to the highest of standards, on time, and even better, on budget.
A building experience cannot be much better than this, Ian and his team were fantastic to get along with – and the finished home is just perfect.
I’m more than happy to recommend Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery, and Certified Plans to anyone looking to build.
Hello. We recently had cabinetry built and installed into our holiday house in Kinloch (near Taupo). Ian Chamberlain did the work for us. We wanted to document how thrilled we were with the management of the job and the installed work that Ian provided. Ian exceeded our expectations in both his interpretation of what my wife was trying to achieve, and the quality of the installed work.
The care that his tradesmen took from placing cover sheets on carpeted areas and furniture, to the quality of the finished job was fantastic. The price Ian quoted was competitive, and the job was invoiced at the quoted priced.
We would be pleased to recommend Ian Chamberlain Carpenters, to any prospective homeowner that is seeking a quality job. Well done, Thankyou.
Rob & Lesley Whyte (Kinloch)
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