Client Testimonials


John McFadden – Christchurch

Gareth Davis Builders have undertaken a number of alteration projects for me over the years, both residential and light commercial in nature.

Gareth is an excellent communicator, is extremely approachable and keeps me informed throughout each project. He is always willing to work with me to achieve the desired outcome and nothing is ever too much trouble to him.

Gareth and his team are professional, reliable and efficient. They are excellent problem solvers and use their extensive knowledge to offer recommendations and solutions throughout the build. They run a tidy site and have exceptional attention to detail.

I can confidently recommend Gareth Davis Builders to anyone who wishes to take on their next building project.


Michael and Stacy – Fernside, North Canterbury

We were lucky enough to build our dream home with Gareth and the team. We couldn’t be happier with the standard and quality. Every step of the way was well communicated and made so simple for us .

Such great guys and such a beautiful home thanks to Gareth.


David McKay – Ohoka

Having been a Registered Architect for more than 30 years, I have worked with a lot of builders, some good, others not so good.

When the time came to carry out earthquake repairs and completion of our own house, I wanted a builder who was trustworthy, honest, a good communicator and open to a challenge or three. And preferably someone who would be on site and on the tools not just the phone.

Gareth had built a small house for some clients in Pegasus a few years earlier and I was impressed by his attention to detail and the tidy site.

Our own project was a different story. It involved some fairly new building products and systems, a few unusual materials, and as you can imagine with an architect’s house some tricky detailing. Gareth took it all in his stride, thought it through and came up with some good solutions.  Nothing was ever a problem, and he went the extra mile on several occasions when unexpected weather and other events occurred.

We are very happy with the end result, and I have no hesitation in recommending Gareth and his team to any discerning clients.


Karen and Jim – Strowan, Christchurch

In 2013, following the Christchurch earthquakes, Karen and I engaged Gareth Davis Builders to rebuild a home on the site of our severely damaged former house.

The new home was architecturally designed to be built of timber weather boards to both replicate the home we lost and reflect the homes in the street. The design required a significant amount of detail finish particularly in the exterior weatherboard cladding. Gareth’s skills and the skills of his preferred sub trades have given us a superb executive home while retaining the classical character lines on the exterior to mimic the surrounding homes. A tribute to his building skills is really summed up from the comments of two other builder acquaintances who have seen the finished product and both have commented on how well the finish work has been carried out. That is a tribute from other builders about a peer…there is no better recommendation.

In 2016, Karen and I decided to build our holiday home and it was a no contest decision to contact Gareth once again to build this house for us. The house has already attracted huge attention and has been entered in the

Architectural Designer’s Awards both for the design and build quality.
We can’t recommend Gareth and his team highly enough. If you are looking for a competent, quality building company who can handle the construction of your new home along with the changes you know you will make along the way, quietly, competently and with the minimum of fuss, Gareth is the man to call.


Mike and Sandy – Merivale, Christchurch

Gareth and his team have done a number of jobs for us over the years – added an extra bathroom, built a fabulous deck, a new fence and now have just ripped out our kitchen and oversaw putting in a new one.

Gareth is fabulous, very tidy, always willing to go the extra mile (took all the rubbish to the dump) and does a wonderful professional job every time – he has an expert eye for detail. He also has a raft of skilled tradesman at his fingertips too! We have no hesitation in recommending him no matter how big or small the job is. He will be there when he says and we would never use anyone else.


Neil – Yaldhurst, Christchurch

I contacted Gareth on recommendation from a family member. I had purchased a number of pre-fab classrooms from earthquake damaged schools that I wanted turned in to transportable homes. Gareth not only carried out the transformation of these buildings, he also offered input and solutions in the design phase and provided direction on ways to stay within my tight budget. Gareth and his team are quality builders who I will certainly use in future and would not hesitate to recommend to others.


Darren and Kerry – Waikuku Beach, North Canterbury

We took Gareth on to undertake our first real renovations that required fairly substantial work. Like many people, we employ professionals to do work that we just don’t know how to do. This however, can be unnerving as you are putting total trust in someone else. 

From the moment Gareth and his foreman Dan arrived to assess what work was required, throughout the whole build and until completion, there was never a time we did not know what was going on. Further still, we were always told why something was being done. In fact, we learnt an awful lot about different construction methods and why it was done in a certain way. 

In our case, we needed exterior windows replaced with double glazed units that were now stacker doors, external brickwork replaced with a modern cladding and resizing of windows in the kitchen area. In fact many of our decisions were based on reasoned advice given by Gareth. 

The finish, both inside and out is quite exceptional. Advice was even given to us on how to complete part of the work that we wanted to undertake ourselves. 

It is often said that any sort of building is a huge upheaval. This is correct to an extent but this was always kept as minimal as possible. 

We would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth and his team to anyone considering building or renovation work. We know we have a great renovation and a builder we can trust for the future.