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Holloways have been our build partner on the construction of over 40 high performance homes in Christchurch since 2019.
It’s incredibly important to us that we deliver quality homes that meet or exceed our clients needs and we can trust Holloways to
provide the attention to detail required.
James also brings extensive industry knowledge to the table, which often adds value through the delivery phases.
These are the reasons we have returned time again.

Lee & Danielle
Habitus Homes Ltd

Holloway Builders were there for us throughout the entire process, including some substantial issues outside of their control which they confidently helped us navigate through.
Their openness throughout the build process was outstanding, the access to the onsite builders really allowed us to connect with our build and to make near real-time decisions where necessary.
The pride that Holloway takes in their builds shows in the high-quality house that we now have.
We absolutely love what they built for us and couldn’t be happier in our new home.

Ryan & Sheree
Westmoreland Heights

We’d like to thank James and the team at Holloway Builders for building us our home with the quality of structure and finishing that we were looking for.
Their flexibility and ongoing consultation through all stages really made the experience for us.
Everyone we dealt with was not only friendly and approachable, but also knowledgeable and professional with a genuine passion for what they do.
Holloways were small enough to care, yet big enough to get the job done to our standards and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Greg & Rita
Mt Pleasant

We LOVE our new home.
Sitting down with James and the architect we had lots of ideas about the home we wanted to live in. Leaving that meeting we felt confident that we would have a design and builder that would build something special for us. One thing that stood out above all at our first meeting was that James was a perfectionist and everything that Holloways put its name to would be built that way.
The build process from start to finish went as promised and the communication throughout was exceptional; nothing was ever a problem, even as we made changes as the build progressed. Everyone at Holloways including their suppliers and sub-contractors were very easy to deal with and delivered us a build of the highest quality.
We highly recommend Holloway’s to anyone that is considering building a home…you won’t be disappointed!

Andy & Kathryn

It was good to the get builder on board with the architect, right at the very beginning because then we were all on the same page and they all knew exactly what I wanted and how best to go about providing that.
I didn’t see any great reason to come around to the property and check on their work because I had trust in them.
The communication between Holloways and their team was excellent. I could say something to one team member, they would discuss it inhouse and the right answer would be forthcoming.
They were great with their attention to detail, came back several times, particularly over the paint job, they just wanted everything to be absolutely perfect, and that is how it should be done.
Now that I’m in, it was well worth waiting for. The build process took the best part of 18 months from the consent time till now. Loving the place, lots of space, lots of light, very well done.
I’m really looking forward to having a party and showing the place off!

Home designed by O’Neil Architecture


Holloway Builders made us feel comfortable, at ease and as if nothing would be a problem. Our questions were always answered really quickly. We trusted them, we didn’t need to be there all the time second guessing. Building a home is a big investment so you have to really trust your builders and their team.
Every Friday we would receive a progress report updating us on what had happened during the week and what was scheduled for the following. The whole process was simple and stress-free really.


It’s a great home! We love the flow and the way we’ve got a great living area at both ends. We love the quietness of a back section and just the overall look of the house.
The beginning part of the process really attracted us to Holloway Builders because we knew that they would work in with us, so we could get the house we really wanted, it was really great going through the consent process with Holloways.
We have built before, on the hill and a couple of town houses, so we came into this knowing that we wanted a particular look and so it was very important to have a building company that was going to work in with us on that. It was definitely a two-way street. Lots of decision making throughout the whole process which we enjoyed, coming to grips with and having a great result. A build like this isn’t cheap, you have stresses involved in making sure you are keeping to budget. Holloways worked with us to make sure that was the case and we were very pleased with the outcome achieved. Holloway Builders didn’t push their opinions, they really just listened to what we wanted and then worked through with us. Never at any time did we think we were getting something we didn’t really want.
They were always happy to work with us and meet with us when necessary, give us advice and just really keen to make sure we were happy with what they achieved for us. They have got a really great team, they are all switched on, they know their business back to front. I think we got a better a house than we imagined we were going to have when we started the project.

Kerry & Bruce
St Albans

We wanted an architecturally designed, unique family home that was timeless in design, energy efficient and earthquake resilient. With help from Holloway Builders our Architect got our plans through Council for consent within three weeks which was very impressive. Our architect had full faith in Holloway Builders and is very impressed with the overall quality of our finished home. Holloways went out of their way to keep our established garden and that’s not easy on a construction site. From our point of view, Holloways completed our home on time and within budget in a very challenging environment.

Home designed by Richard Sellars – Continuum Architecture


They were always consultative, always on the end of the phone, always at the end of an email.
There was never a time delay with any of the questions we had. Holloways always listened.
With the Architect on board as well, we ended up with lovely cathedral ceilings and nice lighting effects. Holloway Builders helped with proportions and positioning the right sort of spaces within our home.

Home designed by MCAS Architecture Studio

Tony & JaneMarriner

Being a bit of a perfectionist myself, the prospect of building a new home was a bit daunting. With Holloway Builders I was able to use my own, individualised design and they delivered a well above standard result at a standard price. Great attention to detail, transparent and very accurate accounting, quality craftsmanship and most importantly great communication made the build a truly pleasurable experience. Thank you Danni, Robbie, Steve and all of the rest of the team, great work! Last but not least I would like to thank you James, for your vision of making a difference came through all the way. Five Stars for Holloway Builders.

New Brighton

When we were looking for a company to build with, we wanted one that could work with our own design and ideas. Holloway Builders allowed us the freedom to to include features and finishes that were really important to us, they took our own concept ideas right through design to consent drawings.

While living in Nelson through the build, the whole process went smoothly and I was kept up to date with progress all the way through. We are really pleased we chose Holloway Builders. All our wants and needs have been satisfied, we just love living in our new home.


I wish to express my appreciation for the work completed by your firm on my property. I specifically am grateful for the project coordination undertaken by Steve Wylie. I required several things done as further additions to the original scope. Steve made it very seamless in coordinating the builders and painters. Steve is very easy to communicate with and approached things in a very professional way.

My expressed appreciation to those who worked on my property.

I would happily recommend Holloway Builders to other prospective clients and hope that I will be able to use this firm again in the future.


I was very pleased with the repair work done on my house. It was accomplished in a professional manner and finished
within the time frame, also it was no trouble for James to attend to one or two extras for me. When I rang, his service was
very prompt and done willingly. I would gladly use his services again.

St Albans

I would like to say how happy both Ian and I are with the work Holloway Builders have done on our house. Our Project
Manager has been fantastic, dependable and reliable. He treats our repair as if it were his own home and as such, we are
very happy. We fully appreciate everything Holloway Builders has done for us to enable us to move back into our home in
a timely manner and as stress free as possible. We would recommend Holloway Builders to anyone looking for a reliable
building company to undertake their repairs.

New Brighton

I just wanted to say thank you so much for going the extra mile and helping Jason and his family get the repairs started on
their home, allowing his sick in-laws to move into the repaired section of the house. It’s so nice to know that we are able to work together
to provide such a great outcome for our customers when needed.  Thanks – I know the family was very appreciative of all the extras that you have all done to help them out in a time of need.
James – a special thanks to you – I know from previous experience working with you on some of my other claims that this is not a first!


Holloway Builders carried out the earthquake repairs on our damaged home. The project was completed on time, in budget and to an exceptional quality. The team had no trouble going that extra mile for us, I would certainly use their service again and I would happily recommend Holloway Builders to others time and time again they produce a great product and are great people to deal with.