We have had dealings with Lockwood - Tuohy Homes since 2003 when they built our health clinic. Our experience was very pleasant and they took the stress out of the whole process, including the work the sub-contractors carried out.
The management and staff were professional in their dealings with us. They were extremely helpful, co-operative, reliable and work was completed on schedule. We are thrilled with our building. Because of our positive experience and the respect we have for their work, we have engaged them to develop our plans and build our new centre in Cannons Creek.
I have no hesitation in recommending them for any building projects they undertake.
Manager, Ora Toa health Unit
My cousin who lives in Kelson, (we had rented a house there in the interim) which is just outside Wellington, showed us the Tuohy Lockwood Showhome at Plimmerton.
After a second look at the Tuohy Lockwood Showhome, we met Phil Tuohy on site at our plot in Whiternans Valley. We were put at ease with his honest and open approach to the project. We checked out the Lockwood web site and various Lockwood literature. We formed the opinion that we would be buying a strong, safe, well constructed house, requiring minimum maintenance. They would also totally
manage the project with all costs upfront and could get us in by Christmas. The most important point which really clinched it, was Lockwood and Tuohy Homes had a reputation - one that they would protect and would also want to enhance.
The saying for real estate is location, location, location - and for us the house and builder had to have reputation, reputation, reputation. Tuohy Homes helped us reallse our dream, and make the right personal choices in design that suited us.
We wanted to have a in/out flow to the living areas, light filled rooms that had a different picture of the valley and hills from each window. Our wish list included things like underfloor heating, double glazing, tiled floors, open fire, glass block wet area, curved porticos (which would add elegance) and a slight colonial theme.
Phil & Brent Tuohy and their team helped us through all stages of the process and we were kept informed of all details and changes that were necessary along the way. Problems encountered were all dealt with efficiently and did not feel like problems - 'don't worry we will sort it' and they did! At no stage did we not
feel part of the process and left outside looking in.
We now have a house that we are proud of - and so should Lockwood and Tuohy Homes.
At Easter we purchased a completely undeveloped section of coastal sand dune. We approached Tuohy Homes as we had made a preliminary decision to use a Lockwood home for a family beach property.
From our first meeting their service and attention was excellent and we very quickly found ourselves not only selecting a Wanaka house but using Tuohy homes to manage the entire process of site preparation, construction, and services.
Their complete service allowed us to build our home despite the fact that we live in London most of the year. Although Brent and the team managed the project, we were kept fully informed by email and by this means were able to participate in choices of decor etc.
On returning to New Zealand on Christmas of the same year, we were able to spend a wonderful time with the N.Z. side of the family in our completed beach house.
We unhesitatingly recommend Brent Tuohy and his team.
Richard and Kay Harvey
Tuohy Homes Ltd has provided our family with the best family home that we could have ever imagined. After having gone through the process of "architects", we were delighted to come to an establishment that was ready to work with our own ideas. Through a lengthy process of crucial decisions and mutual passion of the final product they enabled our dreams to come true. They have displayed a professional, yet a very personal experience for us and we would recommend their services wholeheartedly.
Though building tends to be a quite stressful experience, we found that Tuohy Lockwood made our building journey as stress free as possible. We trusted that they would create our dream and our faith in them paid off because we are experiencing a fantastic existence because of their precise and excellent craftsmanship.
We recommend their services without reserve and encourage more people to be part of the 'Tuohy' experience.
Thank you Tuohy Lockwood for making our dreams comes true!
Mark, Margarita, Carly, Stefania and LoLo
We want to express how much we are enjoying having our dream of owning a Lockwood home realised! We have enjoyed the process of working with Tuohy Lockwood and are delighted with the end result.
From the very beginning, the process has been enjoyable with minimal stress. We appreciated having both the building and financial process explained clearly at the beginning and throughout. We knew where we stood and what to expect next. We were grateful that there were very few unexpected, additional costs.
With Tuohy Lockwood running the project, our stress was kept to a minimum. It made it simple that Tuohy Lockwood knew the contractors who could be trusted to do a good job. However, we also appreciated the flexibility to be able to employ our own contractors if preferred, as well as still being involved in decision-making.
From the drafting process through all the decision-making, to the final details, your team, including tradesmen, have been patient, friendly, professional, generous, willing to work hard, listen, discuss and make suggestions in order to meet our needs and desires. Their knowledge was never called into question.
We love our home - we love the design, both inside and out. We are thankful for the work that went in, particularly in the planning process, to make the home suitable to both our lifestyle and our building site and location. It is warm and homely, an absolute pleasure to live in and very easy to maintain (not that we have had to worry about this yet!).
Due to the extreme enjoyment we are getting from our home, the ease of the process and the nature of the team, we would recommend Tuohy Lockwood to anyone, especially those who desire or require a low-stress process.
Thank you Tuohy Lockwood!
Adelle and Hamish Wood
Jim Land has asked me to pass on his appreciation for the way your building crew went about the project at 58 Tutere Street, Waikane. Importantly, he says the
house is everything he wanted it to be. As a site improvement, it could not be better.
He was particularly impressed by your friendly and co-operative project manager Alex Crawford. He says site team builders Nick Aintree and Graham Harris were savvy young fellows who went to commendable lengths to finish work to a high standard. There are numerous examples, he says, and they are exemplified in the professional way they tailored his personal needs and resolved the technical issues for the front staircase. They also made him welcome during his periodic visits. Jim did not meet your drawing office staff or other workers at Tuohy HQ, but he thanks them for their contributions. Jim plans to "road test" 58 Tutere Street in earnest in January after the first members of the family have been in it.
Thanks, Phil, for your input and guidance. The project was well managed from the
outset and professionally executed. The proof is in the finished job - Jim is as
pleased as punch.
Just a short note from Pat and myself to say thank you very much to you and all your staff for providing this wonderful home we enjoy today. For us to be able to get this designed home was a dream of ours and T.H.L. Has helped it all come true.
All your staff, and sub-contractors were great, always helpful, obliging and willing at all times to provide advice.
Andrew, Mike and Taa were excellent, as was Hugh, Chris and Co, the painters, plasterer, and the drainlayer, and overseeing it all in a marvelous manner we had the redoubtable Alex. We are also very appreciative of the generosity we experienced from you and the Company on some parts of the project.
We can only say that whenever we are asked, Tuohy Homes Ltd., will be given the best ever recommendation from Pat and myself.
Pat & Peter Campbell
When we first spoke over a year ago about adding some more space for our expanding family we had no idea what we were getting into, but with Ross on the design software and Alex and yourself inputting more practical ideas the end result is fantastic. We do not believe we would have achieved the same result without the Tuohy lockwood team at the helm. Ross showed tremendous patience with us as we worked out the design, sitting at his computer tweaking this and that, shifting and changing rooms around but in the end we think we got it about right.
We know that you then had to take over and sort out some quite difficult engineering aspects of the job, something we were quite happy to leave with you. Then when the job actually started Alex was as usual friendly, receptive and easy to communicate with. We did not spend much time with the guys doing the work but when we did see them Mark and young Alex were keen to show us what they were
up to and gave us all the time we needed to explain to us how things were going.
By its very nature it cannot be easy to finish off a major lockwood addition but the
finishing on our job is every bit as good as you could expect. Despite some early
misgivings with what we were about to undertake we are thrilled we went ahead with the addition and can now sit back and enjoy one of the best beach houses in Waikanae. We would be delighted for anyone involved in the project to call in anytime to see the final result.
Ian and Marianne Kennedy
After having a bad experience with an architect and builder, the architect took two years to design our house, and the builder had not started construction five months after he was meant to, my partner and I cancelled the project and subsequently visited Phil Tuohy at Tuohy Lockwood Homes in August last year.
Ross, Phil's architectural draftspersons and computer whizz, worked up plans for us. Phil came back to us with a quote for building the house which we found acceptable. He then committed to starting the house in early October and he did so. He also committed to finishing the project in mid-March and this milestone was achieved as well. Now two months after completion I am writing this to record some of our observations:
- At all times Tuohy's staff were professional, friendly and polite.
- Once Tuohy's staff commenced work they did not leave the project until it was completed.
- The quality and finish of the workmanship was excellent.
- Tuohy's were always helpful and happy to oblige when we requested variations.
- The initial quote for building the house was adhered to apart from variations which we requested.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Tuohy Lockwood to prospective
We chose Tuohy Homes to build our new home in Pauatanahui based on glowing references from a number of friends who had previously used Tuohy Homes and their seemingly genuine interest in designing and building the house that we wanted for the budget we had available.
As we worked with them through the design and building process our confidence grew that we have chosen the right people to work with.
Brent and Ross quickly understood the key things we were trying to achieve and the design elements we wanted to see in our new home. They were excellent at presenting ideas that fitted with the theme and considering factors that helping keep to our desired budget.
Once we started building Tuohys made the process as stress free as possible. They were good at solving any minor problems that arose and any “new ideas” from the owners were never seen as a problem.
We love the end result that Tuohy Homes have created for us. The design works well, the quality is excellent and the service both during the building process and since has always been exceptional.
We have no hesitation in recommending Tuohy Homes to anyone who wants to build a quality home and enjoy the experience of getting there.
Beth and Jason Cruickshanks