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Mark and I would like to put on record as being more than happy with all workers that were involved in repairing our house and wanted to praise the abilities and pleasant manner of Chris Sinclair of Sinclair Builders.

Sharon & Mark Pearce

We used Sinclair Builders for some renovations in our house and we were really happy with the work.  We then decided to build a new house so we got Chris in to quote it for us.  We were really impressed with the whole process.  Chris was so reliable and the build was all very smooth and enjoyable.  Our house was built on time and on budget.  The house looks great and the quality of the finish is outstanding.

Initially we were quite neverous about building a house because of a bad experience with a building company in the past.  Thankfully Chris has cured us and we have even purchased another section.  We can't wait to start building the next house with Chris and his team.

I have recommended Chris to our friends and they have been just as happy as us.  I am more than happy to recommend him to anyone.

Aimee & Shanan Patchett

My home in Dallington had been red zoned after the earthquakes and after a year of looking, I finally found the house I had been searching for and it was for me    - “a phoenix arising from the ashes”.

I feel incredibly lucky and blessed to have been able to purchase my new house from Sinclair Builders.  It is perfect.

It was at near completion stage when I first saw and fell in love with it.

I couldn’t have chosen the fixtures and fittings any better myself and for me the piece de resistance was the kitchen, the home cooks dream.

When the property was completed I found everything finished to perfection – the joinery, tiling, the painting, the cabinetry, light fittings, the fencing, driveway, paths and the lawns and garden set up.

Any problems or issues I had in the months to follow were quickly addressed.

I can’t fault Chris and his team of qualified workmen and I highly recommend anyone looking to build a new home to see what they can “build” for you.

Thank you Chris, my new home was a new beginning.

Lyndelle Parr

We would like to take a moment to thank you and your crews for your outstanding work on our new home at Wigram skies.

Constructing a new home is a fun event but at the same time it could be a challenge especially for the first timers and sure enough we had some frustrating issues with larger housing companies in town.

We initially contacted one of the larger group building companies and it took them nearly 6 months to get our plan completed to our liking. The person who we dealt with from the company was a sales person without practical knowledge and there would always be a time lag before our intentions were conveyed to appropriate person for an action within the organization.   We felt really frustrated after waiting that long in the end and that was when we started to look other places and found Sinclair Builders.

With Sinclair builders, Chris was the man we needed to talk to. Everything was really direct and smooth. He would sort out any issues encountered during the construction in a timely manner. He is the sort of person who reaches out extra miles to keep his clients happy.

On a different note, Sinclair Builders were the only builders who promised to finish the construction within 3 months (off course apart from weather issue which is beyond our control) whereas large housing companies typically indicated up to 6 months to finish. Sinclair Builders completed the construction within 3 months as promised.

We have been very pleased with their workmanship and after care that Sinclair Builders provide.

We are now building our second house in Wigram skies for upgrading, this would indicate how much we are satisfied with his service.

There are many other things we could add to the performance of Sinclair Builders, but we would like to thank you again for your excellent service. We made the right decision to chose Sinclair Builders amongst numeral other builders in town and they delivered a successful project. This is largely due to the contribution from you and your crews. We would recommend Sinclair Builders to anybody who is looking at a new build and your satisfaction is almost guaranteed!

Tom & Hisaka Watanbe

We would like to express thanks to you for building us such a wonderful home.  Right from the start you made the process easy and met our needs.  Your experience gave us new ideas and made the whole experience stress free.  We were impressed with the quality workmanship from all your employees and sub-contractors and all processes were completed well within the estimated time frame.  The house is finished to a very high standard with quality fittings.

We look forward to building again with you in the New Year and we would be happy to recommend you and your company.

Johnathan & Anna Francis

We are a residential property management company operating in Christchurch. Sinclair Builders have provided Rent Right Property Management with all our building solutions. Chris Sinclair is always prepared to go the extra mile for our clients. He is always very professional in dealing with us or our tenants. We have no hesitation in recommending Chris Sinclair for all your building requirements.

David Hopkins | Rent Right -

We have just today signed off on EQC repair work carried out by Sinclair Builders.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for a very professional job in completing repairs to my home.
The repair work done, was to the best workmanship, under the EQC Scope of Works.

Thank you to Steve for making himself available and answering all my questions in a timely fashion.
A personal commendation to your painter, I admire and respect tradesmen that take pride in their workmanship.
Both men are true assets to your company.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Sinclair Builders to others. Keep up the fantastic standards you have set for yourself and your team. 

Feel free to forward this email to anyone concerned.
Thanks once again.

Tony Rian

The big jolt on Wednesday January 5th from a shallow aftershock centered just 2 kilometers from our 90 year-old home; felt like a truck had hit the back of the house (again!). My grand-daughter rushed over and we went outside to check for damage.Two double chimneys, which had served 4 original open fireplaces; and survived the 4th September earthquake and many aftershocks, were now looking very suspect. Within 5 minutes of my call to 111, the fire service had a truck to my home. (Great service!) I’d hoped the firemen would re-wrap the chimneys, but they advised there was no point, as the chimneys had to come down and SOON! Several bricks were standing at right angles to where they should be!

After a call to EQC to report this further damage, I contacted Chris Sinclair, of “Sinclair Builders” whose mailbox flyer I had kept. Within just a few minutes, he arrived to look at the damage.  He said he’d already removed 35 earthquake damaged chimneys, so there was no doubt in my mind he was the man to do the job! As it was raining, he said he would be here the following day to remove the damaged chimneys, weather permitting. With weather not much better Thursday, he was at my home early Friday morning with his assistant, and both large heavy chimneys were removed that day. On his own initiative, rather than breaking them up while on the roof, Chris removed 3 of the 4 very heavy beautiful old chimney pots intact, carefully carrying them down the ladder! He temporarily patched the holes in the roof with iron he had, as the company supplying long run iron was still on holiday. On Monday, ALL bricks and broken mortar was removed!  You wouldn’t know there’d been a big pile of rubble there; such a thorough job was done!

After the roofing company opened a couple of weeks later, the new iron was put on in place of the temporary fix.

I feel so fortunate to have received Chris’s flyer in the letterbox, and for him to be so quick in answering my call for help. He will be doing the interior and pile repairs as well as he’s registered with Fletcher Building to do earthquake repair work. Chris came over to be here when the Urgent Response EQC assessors were here the week following his chimney work, and saw the damage noted on their assessment report.

Having sold real estate for several years, I know many builders in Christchurch, and Chris rates among the best! 
I have no hesitation in recommending Chris!

Marion Porter

The team at Sinclair Builders have undertaken a number of projects for us over the past 12 months. They have completed a large hardwood deck as well as undertaking a number of “odd jobs” around our property. When we were having quality issues with another building company we engaged Chris to undertake a review of our house. Fortunately Chris identified a major issue we had with our house which lead us to force the builder to reclad our home. Interestingly Sinclair Builders are now undertaking the work on behalf of the building firm. Sinclair Builders have been outstanding to work with – the team are friendly and polite and communicate well. They turn up when they say they will and their standards are what you would expect from an award winning firm. We have no hesitation in recommending them. 

Dave and Nikki Hawkey

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