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2017 Waikato 2017 House of the Year
 

"We have recently moved into our new home and what an amazing home it has turned out to be. We would both like to thank the entire Downey Designer Home team for making our dream a reality.

Ever since we first met Sean at the show home over a year ago we were made to feel welcome. This is our first build so we were new to the entire process, but Sean made sure we understood what was involved and the process we would go through from the very start. He was great to work with and understood what we wanted from our new home. From the initial proposal we knew exactly what we would be getting and Sean's knowledge meant he could make suggestions that would help us with our final decisions and keep us within budget. With our new home we wanted to make the most of our fantastic view so we had to ensure its orientation was correct. Both Sean and Ken understood this and without hesitation suggested that they meet us out on site to peg out our new home to make sure it would be in the right location. We did ask lots of questions from the start but the communication from Downey Designer Homes was fantastic, from the quick responses from Sean, Ken, Pat and Steve to the regular updates from Nirvana in the office. Everyone we dealt with including the contractors were friendly, professional and helpful. They also used their knowledge and experience to make suggestions along the way.

Once Sean handed us over to Steve and the build team, Ken and Mickey, the great communication and service continued. We are very grateful to have worked with such a great team on the project it definitely made it an enjoyable experience. Along the way we did have a couple of small issues, it was a house build after all, but Downey Designer Homes dealt with them quickly and kept us well informed.

Another mention needs to go to the interior designers, Turton and Oliver, without whose help and expertise we wouldn't have ended up with great looking home inside and out. We are very glad that we got the opportunity to work with this amazing team.

Even after we have moved in Downey Designer Homes have continued the great communication and answered any questions we have had.

We know if we do ever move and build again in the future then we would definitely be speaking to Downey Designer Homes about building our home. We are very happy with the end result and got everything we asked for and more. We would not hesitate to recommend Downey Designer Homes to anyone.
 
Thank you again to Sean, Steve, Ken, Mickey and his team, Pat, Nirvana and Lisa. We are very appreciative of our lovely new home"

- Kim and Rich


"Right from the outset the team at Downey got to know our needs and desires and worked to ensure that these were met. In addition the relationship that we were able to form with our builder really helped everyone understand what we wanted to achieve.

Having looked at other builder’s offerings we were pleasantly surprised both with the standard offering of Downey’s as well as the desire to be flexible around certain details – this ensured that we got the best of both worlds, excellent value and a tailored product.

Having the home entered in the local Master Builders House of the Year competition was very exciting and having it awarded Gold as well as making it to the national awards as a Gold Reserve finalist is a testament to all concerned". Ritchie and Lynne Fraser

Jeff and Andrea Downey and Lynne and Ritchie Fraser receiving Gold at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards.


"We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to your competent team. They have performed well throughout the duration of our project, which include providing cost effective design solutions, coordinating a wide range of subcontractors' activities ( including hands on if necassary ), providing construction oversight, managing defects and ultimately on time and within our budget."
Soik and Hoon Pang

"Sue and I would like to personally thank you for talking us through a very exciting journey in building our new home. Once we met with Sean and began the project, everything that discussed was taken into consideration. Sean took our ideas and turned them into a reality (adding some very smart changes along the way). The attention and support we got from Sean was and is a credit to Downey Homes. Once we started the build process Paul took over and managing a project 'off site' is always difficult. Paul, out in the field, and Nirvana in the office providing weekly updates allowed us both to 'relax' as far as possible during a new build. Having the updates meant that the visits to the site at the weekends was always something to look forward to as we could see the words being turned into reality. Downey Homes treated us as individuals and listened to what we wanted in our build and we are very thankful that the whole company took the time to personally tender to our needs. Sean was honest and professional. He was very reliable and personal and he represented the company with class. We are happy that Steve and your team of external consultants were there to help us in the development of our house. As we settle into our new home, we have had some questions, and your team has been right there for us. We, as a family appreciate all of the help that you have given us, and continue to do so. The quality of representation and the attention to detail from the beginning of the process to the finished product has been outstanding. We are now proud owners of a new Downey Home. Thank You!"
Dave & Sue

"From our first meeting your approach, genuine enthusiasm and construction knowledge gave us confidence to take on the challenge of a new home project.What impressed us more than anything else was the way in which the team worked with us to ensure we were 100% happy with what we wanted, could realistically afford and what Downey Designer Homes was going to provide. We are very impressed with the timing of work and communication that accompanied it. The contractors used on our home were all outstanding , showing respect to both of us and made us feel welcome and part of the team. It goes without saying that we are both delighted with our new home and the company we choose to make our dream come true."
Dave and Ann Peel

"We found building our new home with Downey Designer Homes to be a thoroughly enjoyable process.  The team at Downey listened to what we wanted, gave us good and timely advice, and provided options to suit our budget.  The building process progressed smoothly and we were in our lovely new home right on schedule.  Downey delivered on what we were looking for in a new home and we are very happy with the end result.  One thing in particular that stood-out for us was that, with Downey, we were able to have our house plans and a detailed quote provided to us before making the final decision to proceed without a major financial commitment up front.  This was really important to us because it meant that we could proceed in the knowledge that the house would be completed within our budget.  Any queries or concerns we had along the way were dealt with promptly and effectively by Downey. We would very much like to thank Pat, Sean, Steve, Ken, and Matt (the builder) for their friendly, knowledgeable service.  We were also very happy with professional service and advice we received from many of the contractors involved in the process, particularly Rasmussen Electrical, Turton Oliver, Impact Kitchens, Drainage Systems Ltd, and the brick layer."
Haydon & Donna Jones


"Hi Sean. I`m writing to express my upmost thanks to you and your team for building our dream house.
The planning process went extremely smoothly with you buying into our vision and helping steer it into reality, while keeping to our budget. As first time home builders we have limited knowledge of the sometimes complex journey of building. Finding out what was important to us was also beneficial, this meant we could compromise in other parts of the house that weren’t so important. Also having two young children and both of us working full time, to make the decisions was often very tight. Having the team help steer us with choices and decisions was fantastic, it was great not to have to travel all around town trying to make decisions from unlimited ranges. We really appreciated Bronwyn's (Turton and Oliver) input when choosing the exterior and interior colour/material choices. The options - especially for our kitchen - were on trend and practical which we need for our young family. Our house now has points of difference while keeping to our budget. The building team were very professional and we were amazed how fast we got to completion.  Our neighbours even commented about how hard working the team were (there early hours of the morning and in the pouring rain). Having unlimited access to the house was important to us to allow us to follow the process and make changes while seeing the dream come to reality. Steve Elmigger and his team kept us informed (weekly updates) throughout the project of plans, progress and any changes and we were always kept involved. We have ended up with a beautiful home that ticks all the right boxes, within our budget and has quality finishes. We are extremely happy with the result and would not hesitate to recommend or build with Downey’s in the future. Thanks again to all the team - Steve, Paul, Pat, Nirvana to all the help we received."
Kym, Jamie and family

"Having decided to build in order to get the home that would best suit our family needs we decided to go with Downey Homes. Right from the start they understood what we were talking about and what we wanted in a home. Everyone we met during the process were professional and all our queries/concerns were answered in a timely fashion. The Downey team have very high expectations of all the contractors they employ with the result that the process has been most enjoyable and our finished home has exceeded our expectations."
Sarah Bullen


"Downey Designer Homes are an outstanding team who have built us our dream home to an exceptional quality. As first time builders, it was initially quite daunting – having to locate a section, and then undertake the huge project that is, building a home. We immediately felt comfortable with Sales Consultant Sean Clarke. Sean and his General Manager Pat Burke took all our initial concerns away – by helping to locate and secure the perfect section for us, and then putting a house and land package together that was exactly what we wanted. We had such confidence in the team at Downey Designer Homes by this stage; we did not feel the need to approach any other building company. The team at Downey Designer Homes remained professional and also personable from the start of our project to the end. We felt it was more than just a house build – we were made to feel like part of a family. We will be forever grateful to all of you involved in our project.  We really miss you all!  We loved every step of the process and would do it all again in a heartbeat – but only ever with Downey Designer Homes!"
Kym Christodoulou and Matthew Breingan  


"We have now been in our Downey Designer home for a month, we could not be more thrilled with how our dream turned into a reality! A visit to the Downey Show Home and meeting Sean was the beginning of a journey that was a pleasure to take from start to finish. We didn’t look anywhere else! We knew we wanted to deal with Sean he inspired confidence in both of us. This initial trust in Sean was never misplaced he was honest, caring, and as we were building out of Hamilton, available whenever and wherever we needed to meet him. Sean and Dylan produced the perfect plan for us anticipating our needs and taking into account our ideas. We had a builder in mind for our project and Downey were more than happy to work with Aaron Bennett to create our new home. Aaron has spoken very highly of working with Downey and the very high standards of construction and materials that they expect. Nothing was ever a problem when dealing with the Downey team and they kept us fully informed as the house took shape. Special mention of Turton/ Oliver  what amazing ladies to deal with, we wouldn’t change anything about our lovely interior designs and soft furnishings. Our home was produced within our required budget and right on time and we couldn’t be happier with the workmanship and results of all the contractors Downey used. We would like to sincerely thank Pat, Ken, Steve and Sean for doing such a wonderful job we are very grateful to your whole team for our lovely new home!"
Colin and Angela Parker  

"We recently built our dream home with Downey. We always knew that they had a reputation for quality and being at the higher end of building companies so initially we didn’t consider them as I didn’t think we could afford them.  I  decided to try them and emailed Sean Clarke and we met and went over the ideas we had as our design was our own and not from a plan.  He gave us an estimate and advice on layout changes and we were so excited as it was around the same price that 3 other "cheaper” companies had estimated.  We have built before with another company but the whole Downey process from start to finish was impressive. The two best things we found were the communication and how we were kept in the loop at every part of the process and the second thing was the quality - the finish was amazing.  The General Manager, Pat, took an interest and had incredibly high standards.  If I was to build again, we will certainly be building with Downey again. The after build service continues to be awesome - we feel part of the Downey Homes family now! 100% recommend Downey Homes!"
Carol-Lynn Hill and Nik Seymour


Downey Designer Homes provides the modern home owner with quality building practices and beautifully designed environments in which you can relax, live in and be proud of.

Design & Build
Talk to a professional and reputable building company about your plans – we have the experience and knowledge to help you with your own design.

Standard Plans
We have a wide range of plans for you to choose from – and these are all able to be changed to suit your section and lifestyle. The perfect way to start designing your
own home.

Classic or Contemporary
We have designers that are experienced to suit your tastes whether you want a traditional or more modern style of home.

Pricing Options
Starting from either our Venture or Designer specification we can  suit any budget without compromising on quality.

Flexible Terms
Progress payments are made throughout the building process – these can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Fixed Price Contract
We guarantee that the contract cost of your home will not increase upon contract signing.

Master Build
We offer the Ten Year Master Build Guarantee and we have a proven track record.

Customer Service
We pride ourselves on our customer service from the initial consultation, throughout the building process to the completion and handover of your new home.

Proven Workmanship
Our sub-contractors are carefully selected because they are at the top of their trade and are the best at what they do.

Quality Materials
Only the best available materials are sourced to complement the design and specifications of Downey Designer Homes.

Buying Power
Being part of a large building company gives Downey Designer Homes amazing buying power which we are able to pass on to our clients.

Completion of Home
We offer a guaranteed completion date and to keep you updated with progress throughout the construction of your new home.

 
     
     
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