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If you are after a building team that can deliver exceptional quality and communicate openly and honestly with you at every step of the building process, then we would highly recommend Upfront Builders to you. Rhys and the Upfront Builders team are highly skilled, qualified builders who demonstrate excellent skill and craftsmanship – the quality of their finishing is to the highest of standards.

They have created our dream home for us, turning our vision and our architect’s designs into reality and ensuring at all times compliance with the council building consent. Upfront Builders completed a major renovation of our 1950s 3-bedroom weatherboard home, transforming it into a 5 bedroom home with open plan living, new kitchen and bathrooms, double garage and extensive outdoor decking and stairs.

Rhys communicated with us regularly and uses the latest technology to keep you well informed. He provides added value with his superior project management expertise.

But above all he has integrity and is honest and someone we completely trusted with the biggest financial and emotional decision of our lives.

Highly, highly recommended!

Naomi & John Strudwick, Hillcrest


"Rhys and the team he managed took our 1950's weatherboard cottage from a never been renovated old house to a professional, modern home.
The work he managed was extensive and structural. Given the renovation was on an old timber house, with plenty of issues, Rhys was excellent in communicating every option every step of the way. He always went to great effort to find the best possible solutions both in terms of finish quality and cost effectiveness.
I highly recommend Rhys Johnston to manager any project - large or small."

Jamie & Charlotte Hunt, Milford

New House Build

We have just had a house built for us by Rhys in Campbells Bay on the North Shore.

We have been delighted with the work and ethic etc as displayed by Rhys and we would use Rhys again even with the benefit of hindsight.

Accordingly we would have no hesitation in recommending Rhys to anyone who is contemplating a building project.

We are happy to be contacted for any more details if required.

Peter & Helen Robinson, Campbells Bay

Garage Build

We are very happy with the garage and the work done by the team at Up Front Builders.

The workmanship is excellent, Neil and Richie were very helpful when Rhys wasn't around and we were kept well informed about cost variances to the original estimate.

We would happily use Upfront again and recommend them to anyone particularly if the building work was complex.

Andrew & Cara Stiven, Narrowneck

Sleep Out

My in-laws come to visit for 4 months a year. Rhys built us a sleep out to stop me losing my sanity!

He and his team were a dream to work with. The project was finished on time, on budget and with little fuss, apart of course for the mud (rain I guess is one of the few things Rhys can't control!).

Jason and Emily Willis, Greenhithe

Toilet Renovation

Thank you to Rhys of Up Front Builders for the smooth running of our recent toilet renovation.

Rhys co-ordinated the job professionally, quickly, and in a friendly caring manner with great results from the work he did, and organised.

We look forward to working with you again in our next planned bathroom/laundry renovation.
Cheers Rhys

Fran and David - Hillcrest

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