What Our Clients Say About Us…

master-builders-logoIn mid 2013 we began the process of looking for a builder to build our new home. We had some specific requirements for the house and produced our own design which we showed to all the main builders who showed varying degrees of interest. We were then told of Peter de Gouw and Home Trends Builders Ltd by a former client of Peter’s.

Immediately on meeting Peter we were made to feel welcome and quickly relaxed into what would become a very open and relaxed relationship all the way through the build. Peter was happy to accommodate our needs, gave us good advice and remained flexible all the way through the build from start to finish.

The standard of workmanship was high with no major dramas either during the build or after. This is the third time we have built a house and it was by far the best experience we have had. I whole-heartedly recommend Home Trends Builders Ltd.”


Don’t let this one get away.

The Mews development on Mandeville Street was a chance meeting. The location and size was right. I wanted my own space with intelligent layout and functionality for my life style and the clincher was that while I “bought off the plan” I could have input into the finished product through the build process.

A sense of trust was an important component of the building process. Home Trends Builders Ltd provided excellent on site management that was accessible and proactive in liaising on individual matters and site activities generally. Their team was well mannered, considerate and eager to assist with tasks. And delivered champagne when I moved in!

Home Trends Builders Ltd made the process easy, enjoyable and problem-free. I can truly recommend them.

And I have a home that reflects my tastes and lifestyle and feels warm and still. I’m glad I didn’t let this one get away”.


Due to our previous home being ‘Red Zoned’ we chose to build a new home as a self managed rebuild. This was a fairly long process of dealing with Insurance and Southern Responses, which is how Pete became involved.

I approached Pete for advice through the Insurance process which was forthcoming and greatly appreciated hence our choice in Builder.

Once we were underway building ‘Home Trends’ foreman was our first point of contact which worked well. The build went to plan with no major hitches and was completed within a fantastic time frame. Nothing was a problem and the end result was just great.

Pete and his team have done a wonderful job and we are very pleased with our new home.

We would have no hesitation in recommending ‘Home Trends Builders Ltd‘”.

Stephanie & Mark 

Hello Peter

“Rex and I just want to let you know how happy we are with our  home and with the great standard of work.  With it being well over a year we are more than happy and very grateful when you hear all the horror stories out there.  We found the building experience seamless.  Big thank you”.

Lorraine Green

I am delighted to write a testimonial for Home Trends Builders Ltd who (in conjunction with our Insurance Coy) were chosen to undertake the repairs at our home in Dallington.

When approval to proceed was given – the value exceeding over $250,000 – a significant amount of work was needed to repair our home including the repair of our foundations – this necessitating the complete removal of all furniture and flooring and fittings from our house.

The Project Manager was in regular communication with us in regards to the work being undertaken and its progress, discussing any issues and requesting information from us on matters such as colours for painting, decking and so on.

More importantly, I have been very impressed with the Company’s reliability and the quality of work that has been undertaken by the staff of Home Trends Builders Ltd. The tradesmen who were contracted to do work such as painting, electrical and the like also produced work of very good quality.

The time frame for returning to our home was scheduled to be 22 weeks and I was delighted by the news that our home will be ready for our return in 20 weeks – that is two weeks early! Overall, a great job has been done by the builder who has a good team of passionate workers who care about the quality of their work!”

Mike & Brigitta

Let me begin by saying that Home Trends Builders Ltd did a fabulous job on our Fletchers/EQR repairs.  Apart from redecorating the entire downstairs, Home Trends Builders Ltd needed to re-level a kitchen floor and address cracked exterior Summerhill stone cladding.  

Before the repairs took place, they developed a project plan for us, using the EQR scope of works and our own commitments to finalise a date for completion of all the work.  The project management was brilliant!.  Although surprises did occur (as they always do with any building project) Home Trends Builders Ltd were able to quickly adjust their plan, bring in skilled staff as required: fast, efficient, responsive, flexible, quality and cost conscious.  

Now that the EQR repairs are done, I would not hesitate to contact them again for future redecoration or building work.  Truly, a first-rate company.”

cheers Jan

I have recently had Home Trends Builders Ltd do the earthquake repairs on my property and I found them to be easy to work with and they did a great job.  Alan, the Project Manager kept me well informed during the process and fitted in the extra renovation work I wanted done along with the repairs with no problems at all.  

I would recommend Home Trends Builders Ltd to anyone wanting to repair or renovation work as well as building a new home”

Bill Peoples

I am writing to thank you for the repair job you have recently completed at our home.

After a frustrating time dealing with EQC our job was finally handed to our insurance company.

From the time your company secured the contract until it was completed we were extremely impressed with the communication between all parties. We were kept fully in the loop all along the way and knew at what stage the repair was at all times.

Your thoroughness has ensured that the end result is amazing. The house is now restored to its former glory and looks stunning.

We have heard so many bad stories of shoddy work and shortcuts so were relieved to have a company such as yours completing our job.

We would recommend Home Trends Builders Ltd to anyone as you  worked like true professionals and always had our interests at heart. Thank you Alan for keeping it all moving along and staying in touch with us at every stage.

Once again thank you for all you did and we are very happy to be contacted by any potential clients as you truly did exceed our expectations.

Cheers and thanks

Paul and Helen 

We were a little apprehensive at first about the prospect of the building process but the team at Home Trends Builders couldn’t have made the journey smoother. From the day we purchased off the plans Peter’s communication and reassurance were without fail.

The team went above and beyond to ensure our timely move-in. A special thanks to our site foreman for keeping us sane and laughing during what traditionally can be a very stressful time. Thank you Home Trends Builders – we love our new home.

Deb and Rod

Home Trends Builders built us a beautiful and high quality home.  They take pride in their work and we regularly get positive comments from our friends.  They kept us informed during the building process, delivered what was promised and on time and nothing was too much trouble.

Overall a first class home from a first class building company.

Dave and Denise 

We are delighted with our new Home Trends townhouse.  The open-plan living area is sunny, stylish and functional.  The kitchen is a joy to work in with plenty of drawers and a convenient pantry.  Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious with generous storage and the lake view from the master bedroom is a wonderfully serene way to wake up each morning.  Thank you to Pete and the team.

Pete and Jude

It is my pleasure to supply a reference for Home Trends Builders Ltd after the completion of my new home.

From the start Peter and his team from Home Trends Builders presented themselves in a professional and respectful manner which comes from being leaders in their industry for such a long time.

They maintained excellent communication and regular site meetings with us throughout the construction and completion phases raising issues, providing advice and making suggestions all of which were very much appreciated.

Their attention to detail and their supervision of the sub-contractors ensured a high quality finish.

We have no hesitation in recommending the Home Trends team for both their building and project management skills. This was my third home built by the team and they delivered exactly what was promised on time and within budget every time.


Thank you so much for your lovely job. Really enjoy it. Will be happy to recommend you guys.

Best Regards,

Su Ling Shih

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