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Our work

Our customers regularly comment on our strong work ethic, the quality of our workmanship, and the unforgettable moment they first saw the finished result.

Browse the gallery below to see some of our work.

Then have a look through our testimonials, and read about how others experienced the process of transforming their homes with us. 


Thanks for everything

Really appreciate your efforts to get me this awesome result. I love my "new house"


Exceeded my expectations

Richard Abbott and Building Lifestyle NZ have been our builders since we moved into the area three years ago.

Richard has carried out an endless number of small jobs around our property as well as building a 10m x 10m farm shed, installing a walk in wardrobe, replacing the ensuite, and making raised vegetable beds for the garden.

Each and every job has been performed with utmost professionalism and commitment to deadline. Richard has exceeded my expectations of a builder. If he is not doing the job himself then he oversees the job meticulously from start to finish.

I have no hesitation in recommending Building Lifestyle NZ.

Debi and Ben Fitzpatrick

Thoroughly recommended

Many thanks to the team, the electrician, builders, plasterer and painter and the Project Manager. Our appreciation on his expert advice and hard work goes to the Plumber who also arranged the two lino layers.

Everyone was happy and courteous. It was good to have such skilled experts on your team in our home.

We would thoroughly reccomend Building Lifestyle NZ

M Fryer and M Iles

Excellent Communication

To whom it may concern

I have known Richard for many years and have observed him from his apprentice period to where he now has a thriving building business with Building Lifestyle.

At all times I have found Richard to be an excellent communicator with a professional manner not only with his clients but also his staff.

Richard is honest and wise beyond his years. His building standards are always high and his work ethics beyond reproach.

Having used his services several times I am confident to recommend him to others as I have always been more than satisfied.

If the reader has any further queries I am open to a phone discussion.

Erin Fleming

Excellent standard of workmanship

Richard Abbott of Building Lifestyle has recent completed for me Stage 1 of a large residential house being two separate single storey buildings comprising living accommodation, storage and a barn plus living areas in the roof spaces constructed in weatherboard and brick on rib-raft concrete slab of total floor area of 280m2.

The standard of workmanship and technical competence from Building Lifestyle was excellent as was the workmanship displayed by their team of specialist subcontractors.

Richard has provided advice and discussion on required detail and construction issues and a number of suggestions offered by him have been adopted in the construction.

Their work undertaken for me has been used in an article for the Howick and Pakuranga Times and on web sites.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Building Lifestyle as Certified Builders for work of a similar nature and will be pleased to provide any further reference or information sought.

Peter Barrett

Bathroom Renovation

Thank you for a great job... The bathroom looks fantastic!

I have recommended your services to a few of my colleagues and hopefully they will be in touch.

The tiles look great. The tilers did a grand job. Once again thanks

S Wong

Renovation - Great to work with

From start to finish we were delighted to work with Building Lifestyle on our renovations.

The job was on time and on budget and Rich and his team were great to work with.

M & C Spraggon

Best decision we ever made

Recently we employed Rich Abbot and his team from Building Lifestyle to help us complete renovations on a ‘do up' house that we had purchased. After hunting though various websites and more than a dozen quotes, we trusted the recommendation of a friend and went with Rich. It was the best decision we ever made.

Rich was not only the lead builder on our project, he served as Project Manager, Liaison, Advisor and Guide. As this was our first renovation, a lot of our work was guess work and showing the team ‘pictures of what we thought would look nice”. It was so comforting to have someone who really knew what they were doing, and went the extra mile to ensure that we understood what the results of our wishes would be, and to ensure that ‘what we wanted' and ‘what we envisioned' were actually the same.

Curtis was our builder and was always a pleasure to deal with. He treated us with the utmost professionalism and respect, he worked long and hard to meet our deadlines and was a wealth of knowledge when we were unsure of the requests we were making. As we were living in our home during the renovations, Curtis made a huge effort to ensure that our lives were disrupted as little as possible. He was diligent in his duties and thorough in his execution. We couldn't have wished for anything better.

Rich and his team also provided a plumber, Josh. We were initially unsure about using a ‘team' as we were very cost conscious, however this was a brilliant decision. Josh was fantastic to deal with, often going above and beyond in term of fitting in with our timetables, and coming back multiple times when we had delays from the bathroom fittings company.

The biggest things we learnt through this exercise was a) ensure you work with a team, rather than random tradies; it makes life so much easier when there are a variety of things going on, and b) if Rich makes a suggestion – always seriously consider his advice. I sometimes had a different idea about how to do something to Rich, and each time when we delivered the outcome, Rich was 100% correct in what he was saying. His real skill is in understanding what you are actually trying to achieve, and ensuring that it is delivered in the best way possible. I would not (and have not) hesitated in recommending him to anyone I can. I would encourage anyone who is looking at building work to choose Rich and the team at Building Lifestyle.

I encourage all who are considering Rich and his team; please call me personally at any time if you would like to discuss Building Lifestyle.

Devon Stuart

master builders association