Custom home builder testimonials: here’s what our customers say about us

Choosing the right building company is an important decision. So you might find it helpful to see what our clients say about our work.

“Their collaborative approach has really transformed out house into our dream home! ”

They provide what can only described as a total building service, from concept and design, through the consent process, to delivery and completion. The team at LC Designer Homes were extremely knowledgeable and this ensured that we were informed through every step of the process.
Their collaborative approach (i.e. working with us, not just for us), has really transformed our house into our dream home!

James & Renee Heasley, Torbay, Auckland

“Having the design and construction together streamlined everything”

The best part of working with LC Designer Homes was having both of the design and the construction build together. It streamlined everything. You're talking to the same people. Everyone was on the same page.

The same standard of service as well, and professionalism throughout the whole process. We would definitely recommend them. Yeah, we're very, very happy with the outcome. Yeah, very pleased.

Michelle Hopson & Simon Richards, Northcote, Auckland

“I would definitely use LC Designer Homes again”

Don’t get some “el Cheapo” to promise you the world for a lower price because for them to deliver on that cheap price they have to cut corners.

Adam has integrity, will be upfront and won’t cut corners. If there are ways to save you money, he will find them and pass them onto you. Adam will work with you, not against you.

David & Emma Williams, Whangaparaoa, Auckland

When you’re looking for the best quality home builders, we understand that you’re looking for the best experience, from start to finish.

At LC Designer Homes, we invite all our customers to provide their feedback – here’s where you can read our custom home builder testimonials...

“Genuinely passionate about what they deliver for their customers”

We watched with interest a renovation and reclad of a property in our area carried out by LC Designer Homes. A Sunday morning walk and chance meeting with the homeowners confirmed that LC Designer Homes were the company we should be talking to.

Our project was a significant recladding and renovation. An emotional unknown and daunting journey in every respect.

Enter Adam and Michelle Leonard. A wonderful duo who between them and their team held our hand through every step of the process.

Michelle’s creativity delivered a design from our original brief that with minimal changes became the reality. Add to that Adam’s attention to detail and the quality of his workmanship and that of his team, it was clear we had made the right decision.

Let’s be honest here... Things don’t always go to plan with any project. LC Designer Homes were always one step ahead of the “what ifs” any problems that did arise, not that there were many... became challenges and in turn, those challenges were overcome by clever thinking and action.

Every step was documented and the regular video diary updates always kept us close to the progress.

Professional and genuinely passionate about what they stand for and what they deliver for their customers.

Small enough to care, yet big enough to get the job done whatever the project.

LC Designer Homes delivered on everything they said they would.

Thank you team.

Tim & Donna Mead, Whangaparaoa, Auckland

“We were impressed by their responsiveness and professionalism”

LC Designer Homes was recommended to us by our neighbours who had used them to do a similar renovation as what we had planned. Straight away we were impressed by Adam’s responsiveness and professionalism and after seeing the quality of his team’s work next door our decision was easy.

The estimate provided was comprehensive and Adam made it clear where cost overruns could occur (due to issues outside of his control). At all stages of the three-month construction period we were kept up-to-date with costs and issues and the work proceeded smoothly.

We found Adam easy to deal with and pragmatic in his approach. He didn’t over-promise anything and the work was completed on time and to budget. The quality of the team’s work was excellent and some minor work that needed tidying up at the end of the job was attended to promptly.

We have since recommended LC Designer Homes and their team of sub-contractors to our friends and would have no hesitation in using them again.

Simon & Jeanette Bocking – Mt Eden, Auckland

“The renovation has added significant value to our home”

We have now used LC Designer Homes for two renovations. Firstly our basement area in 2011, and then our lounge/kitchen/dining/entranceway transformation in 2013. We now have a stunning five-bedroom home.

The standard of work was very high, and the renovation has added significant value to our home. Adam was great to deal with and kept us up-to-date every step of the way. He was very flexible when we increased the size of the project first, and the job was completed very quickly without any issues. Adam has very good communication skills – and kept us up to date by email, phone, or in person – and had regular meetings with us to check that we were happy. We were confident with the people he contracted, and felt that our home was in safe hands at all times.

These projects were managed very smoothly from start to finish, as we were able to use Michelle Leonard for design ideas, and her mother Sandy Rogers to do all the plans and make sure we had all the documents we needed for the council processes. It was fantastic to have Sandy, Michelle and Adam all onsite at the start of each project to discuss our ideas and come up with a plan.

We would recommend the LC Designer Homes team to anyone doing a renovation.”

Tom & Paula Beguely – Birkenhead, North Shore Auckland

“Adam was upfront, honest, and highly responsive to requests or queries”

Adam Leonard was recommended to us by a friend who is a qualified architect (he had also engaged him as the builder for his renovation in 2013). We couldn’t speak more highly of Adam – his standards of workmanship and highly professional approach and integrity are to be commended. Adam was upfront and honest in managing our expectations from start to finish.

Our project involved eight different subcontractors (all engaged and managed by Adam) – he was highly responsive to our requests or queries and the project ran on time. When a couple of unexpected situations arose, Adam was quick to provide us with a range of solutions and these minor issues were resolved quickly.

We are rapt with the overall outcome/quality of our renovation – so too were our neighbours who have subsequently engaged him for their own project. We have no hesitation in providing this endorsement for Adam.

Matt & Georgina Daly – Mt Eden, Auckland

“Great communication and advice during the build”

“We are incredibly pleased with Adam from LC Designer Homes. Helpful advice in the planning stages of the house extensions. Great communication and advice during the build. Sensitive and co-operative with us living on-site during the build.

A fantastic quality, end result ahead of time and on budget. We couldn’t have asked for better.”

Michiel & Ellie Gorter – Massey, Auckland

Quality is guaranteed

As you’d expect from the best Auckland and North Shore builders, our work is guaranteed.

Each home comes with the Master Build guarantee, for complete peace of mind. This is New Zealand’s most comprehensive 10-year building guarantee, and is provided via the New Zealand Registered Master Builders Association (RMB).

Service Areas

LC Designer Homes are custom builders and architectural designers covering the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and parts of Rodney and central Auckland, NZ.

From Orewa, Silverdale, Whangaparaoa, Kaukapakapa, Greenhithe, Albany, Birkenhead and Takapuna, through to Ponsonby, Epsom, Remuera and Mt Eden.

Take the next step

Are you looking for architectural designers or residential builders in Auckland and the North Shore?

The next step to designing, building, renovating or recladding your home is to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your project, whether you’re just starting the process or you’ve already got some ideas.

Simply call us on 09 950 3385 or type a message for us below.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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