“Certainly, from my point of view the project was handled very well from start to finish.

It was great to see the job come in bang on budget.

I can appreciate that we presented you with a difficult work environment where safety consciousness was paramount and where our own production could not be hindered. So it is a testament to your professionalism, communication and safety practices that kept everything on track, uninterrupted and safe.

We would definitely use your services again if a similar project arose and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others”

Chris Chaplin, Engineering & Supply Manager, Trimax Mowing Systems

“Sandie and I both want to thank the two of you (Mark and Jason) very strongly for the constructive and helpful comments and suggestions you make on design elements.  It truly is appreciated by both of us and totally justifies our decision to ‘go with Hawes’.  We hope the interaction with Brendon Gordon leads to more work possibilities when he too sees the positive contribution you guys make” Arthur Jordan  View Project
Ballard Residence Testimonial

“We began with a plan of how the renovation would be managed as we were to continue living downstairs. Through good communication as to where all the workers would be each day this was achieved happily for us.

As a team they worked efficiently and moved very quickly through the renovation. The quality of all the workmanship was excellent, a happy blend of talent and skills. They were always prompt and if at all going to be late, would explain why.

Estimates were given promptly if any additional costs were to be incurred. We were given a starting date and finishing date and they were within these dates. Honest, reliable, totally trustworthy and competent.

We would certainly recommend Hawes Building Solutions Ltd and have done so already resulting in another renovation for them.

Our relationship over the 3 months grew to a lasting friendship and we only wish them well in the future.”

Rex & Daphne Ballard

“Hawes made it easy to live onsite. Dean, Andrew and all the guys from Hawes were very professional.  They left the site clean and tidy at the end of every day.  They thought about noise, dust, weather etc and took steps to minimise the impact wherever possible. Their communication and attention to detail was outstanding. They contributed lots of great ideas which we incorporated into the overall design. Outstanding job – the whole team were excellent to deal with.”

Colin Bond

Matua School

“On behalf of the Matua School Board of Trustees, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding contribution your company made in ensuring the recent building refurbishment of Block C was so successful.

We really appreciated the ongoing professionalism from you throughout the project. The Board looks forward to possibly working alongside you in the future” 

Tracy Lloyd – Principal Matua School 

Whakamaramara School

“Our library upgrade began in February 2010 and was completed in May 2010. Throughout this time Mark and Anthony Hawes have always considered our daily timetabling and school learning and worked around our requests (eg testing of children etc). With the majority of work being done during school hours they kept us informed if there was an opportunity for us to take photos for tracking the progress in our library diary.

We met regularly with our architect and were impressed with the efficiency that changes were made by Hawes Building to help us with our budgetary restraints and new requirements.

The site was kept tidy and safe for the 60 pupils and school staff. Workers arrived early and worked throughout the day. Anthony was always willing to explain my queries (of which there were several) to a Principal without a builders knowledge!

I would thoroughly recommend Hawes Building Solutions Ltd to anyone with a building project. I look forward to working with them on Stage 2 or our development in July 2011.”

Sue Waitai, Principal Whakamaramara School


“Extending a house whilst living in it with a young family could have been a very difficult experience, but Hawes Building Solutions with their wonderful team of builders made it easy. As project manager, Mark contributed hugely to this with his fantastic communication skills, organisation and attention to detail. Jason Bussas was a great site manager with excellent workmanship, organisation and problem-solving abilities.

The building team were always on-time, hard-working, friendly, tidy and considerate. Hawes have been a pleasure to deal with, and we will definitely be talking to them again with any future building project, and highly recommend them to others.

We wish them all the best with the business for the future, and the ongoing success that they deserve.”

Andy and Tania

Duncan Testimonial

“We have no hesitation in recommending both Mark and Anthony Hawes; builders of the highest calibre. Anthony is also a Quantity Surveyor.

We came to live at our property on Marine Parade three years ago. Our house being of the older type needed lots of renovation.  We were also without a garage so that had to be built as well. The list is quite long but the boys have mentioned some of the work above. The quotes when asked for were done efficiently and explicitly.  Any changes made along the way were taken into consideration and dealt with without a fuss.

Mark has his boys on the job early morning and they work through the day tirelessly. I have always been impressed with the thorough tidy up at the end of the day. Nothing is left out of place.

Honesty is hard to come by these days.  This is to us paramount. You won’t find anyone as up front as these boys. Along with this comes the willingness to listen and the big smiles! It makes a difference having builders on your property that you know you can safely hand your house keys to.

Lots more we could say but will leave it at that. We would thoroughly recommend Hawes Building Solutions to anyone out there wanting nice guys and great builders.”

Dick and Judy Duncan

Matua LIfecare

“It was a difficult site to contend with due to the drainage and piling required.  However the problems were overcome.  We made constant demands for changes as the construction progressed, but the team responded well to our requests.  Particular mention should be made of the Site Foreman who couldn’t have been more helpful, understood our needs and quite often was pro-active in raising questions to avoid issues later on.”

Bob Wooller, General Manager, Matua Village

Reyner House

‘It has been a pleasure to work with Anthony and Mark on our recent renovation project. They quickly understood our requirements and scope of the job and offered excellent design advice and practical building solutions. They worked to budget, offering a quality job in our agreed framework. Any requests we made were pleasantly received and followed through reliably. An excellent team to work with and we would be happy to use them again in the future’

Garry & Marie-Jose Reymer

Verrytl Testimonial

‘My house needed modernising which meant major renovations!

I contacted Mark & Anthony at Hawes Building Solutions. We talked through my intentions & I felt they knew right away what I wanted.

Nothing seemed to be a problem & they both went out of their way to get the job done on time & within the budget.

All the building and finishing touches were of the highest degree and I couldn’t be happier with the end results.

My home looks 20 years younger!!!

I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to build or renovate’

Judith Verryt

Many thanks for making the Hall available for an open day to allow the Oropi residents and others to find out for themselves what lay behind the big white fence.  We had a wonderful aftrernoon with over 160 people signing the register and many more coming through also including Todd Muller, our MP and three Western BOP District Councillors. People were “blown away” with what they saw and we received so many lovely comments throughout the afternoon. Our Hall committee would like to congratulate and thank Hawes Building Solutions for the very high standard of workmanship that has gone into the re-development project.  The stage is a real feature of the Hall as is the entrance and lobby with its curved ceiling. The project is a great credit to Hawes Buildign Solutions and please share this with the rest of the team involved.’ 

Richard Somerfield – Chairperson – The Oropi Settlers Incorporated

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Taylor Testimonial

“Hi my name is Paul Taylor and I have been developing for a few years now and have had a lot builders over that time. The team at Hawes Building Solutions are by far the best builders I have had. They have completed 3 developments for me now and I would not consider using anyone else.

You will be dealing with people who have the farmer work ethic with a very high work rate. They are totally organised, have absolute integrity and their quality of work is of the highest standard.

I can ask Mark “what I should do here?” and he will come up with ideas and it will always be the right thing to do. I have never regretted anything they have put together and the job is done just right. (I have had builders in the past that just did what you wanted without thinking about how it could be done better).”

Paul Taylor

Lovelace Testimonial

‘Anthony & Mark were great to work with, very professional and nothing was a problem. They were easy to communicate with making the renovation a lot less stressful than first feared. We would definitely recommend them to our friends if they were doing building or renovations. Another huge bonus was the project came in on budget.’

Richard Watson & Claire Lovelace

AP Developments

“Hawes Building Solutions has completed numerous development projects with me.

I have always been very impressed with their quality workmanship and project management skills. A large variety of projects have been undertaken, often with unusual circumstances, which has meant thinking outside the square and providing cost effective solutions. The Hawes Building Solutions team has always stepped up to the challenge and provided a finished product that is excellent. Anthony and Mark are easy to get along with and have the utmost integrity. They pride themselves on a great product and enjoy what they do. I would definitely recommend them to everyone!’ 

Aaron Power


“A number of concept proposals were put forward by Hawes’s in house architect and eventually a design was agreed and full working drawings were prepared for building consent lodgement. Hawes were able to value engineer the build to meet the budget. Hawes also have a great team of consultants on hand that provide specific information and detailing on engineering, geotechnical, fire rating and site surveying.’ 

Peter – Macma Machinery