Bell Building Limited - Master Builders, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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Andrew, Steve and the team at Bell Building have built our fabulous home and we couldn't be happier. Their attention to detail and quality of workmanship is outstanding. We were overseas during construction so their regular and clear communications via phone and email ensured the build remained on time and on budget. Nothing is too much trouble or too much drama for the Bell Building team. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone who asks.

We were impressed from day one. Andrew and Steve Bell got on board straight away with our idea to move a 1900's villa onto a new site, renovate it and add on. Their pricing and processes were clearly explained and it was their mix of humour and professionalism that made them standout from other builders we had considered. They were very generous with their time and knowledge and managed the inevitable challenges of a complex project of this nature making it easier for us.

The Bell Building team who worked on our home were clearly passionate about renovation. They took extreme care to protect, reuse and restore the building to the highest standards. They shared their knowledge and advice helping us to keep a real balance between old and new. They took time making everything fit together seamlessly which is a huge undertaking when you cut a house into bits. They also put up with us every day walking around asking questions and "checking". Andrew had the confidence in his team and our project to mention the Master Builders Renovation of the Year Awards fairly early on in the process. His team took to this challenge and we were blown away when we picked up not only a Gold Award, but Supreme Renovation of the Year and became a National Gold Reserve Finalist. We have made good friends with the Bell Building Team and without reservation recommend them. From our perspective your project is in very good hands with Bell Building.

Thank you so much guys for giving us our now wonderful house. You guys were absolutely awesome to work with and a pleasure to know.

Bell Building were chosen by us for some house extensions that required the house to be “opened up” during the winter months and extended. We were so impressed with the finished result and the team performance of Bell Building. They were very organised, accommodating and communicative throughout the project and a pleasure to have involved. We would recommend them without question.

Andrew, Steve and the team at Bell Building have recently completed a major renovation at our home in New Plymouth.

From the first meeting with Steve to discuss submission of a quotation, right through to completion of the project, the Bell Brothers have conducted business dealings in an extremely professional and satisfying manner.

We were looking for a building company who was prepared to go the extra distance to provide a service that would ensure a compliant, quality end product and Bell Building delivered on all fronts.

As with many major renovations, various challenges arose during the course of the project which were received and managed efficiently by Steve who has a very positive and accommodating attitude. This “can do” attitude ensured the project progressed as smoothly as possible, at the same time achieving a quality end product.

We are extremely happy with the end product delivered and the service provided by Bell Building during the entirety of the project.

We are happy to recommend the Bell Building Team to provide service second to none.

If you are looking for Old School service and quality workmanship, Bell Building are the guys for your project!

Andrew and Steve

We can't thank you enough for our fabulous new bathroom. You have totally transformed our old dark and cramped bathroom to a spacious, light and ultra modern executive bathroom. It is now the stunning focal point of our house.

Andrew was absolutely superb with his everlasting helpfulness, organisation, patience and fantastic customer service skills from the start. No matter how many questions I asked, and changed my mind on things, he never batted an eye and was always willing to do whatever it took to keep us happy and give us what we wanted. Steve was also amazing and constantly keeping us up to date with progress and timing and organising sub-contractors. What would have been a stressful project for us was made so simple and easy by Andrew and Steve.

We are so thrilled with the results, that we will definitely be using Bell Building again in the near future for the next stage of our renovations.

Inglewood Kindergarten has had Bell Building complete several large building projects over the past three years.

The consultation and quoting of the projects was done in plenty of time, with to be opportunity for discussion and openness about how this would fit in with our kindergarten requirements. The standard of the workmanship is very professional and we have not had any difficulties with any of the projects.

The managers Steve and Andrew Bell are easy to work with, considerate and honest, which is really important when you do building work.

Our projects have always been finished on time and to budget.

Alyson Fitzsimons Head Teacher.

We contracted Bell Building to project manage renovations at my mother’s property in January 2011.

Steve was fantastic to work with and very approachable. Considering he was often very busy with much bigger projects, I never felt like our smaller renovation project wasn’t just as important.

Mum’s renovation was completed on time and within budget – obviously these are both very important factors when taking on any building or renovation project. Steve project managed all of the sub-contractors and their work was carried out to a very high standard. We were very happy with the end result which transformed mum’s dark unit into a light & spacious home!

Steve, Andrew and the rest of the Bell Building team are professional, personable and were great to work with.

I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any building or renovation work.

Liza Fisher


Thank you for the wonderful renovation. My home has been transformed from a modest 3 bedroom, 1 living to a very smart 4 bedroom, 2 living along with a huge garage and workshop.
When I started looking around to see who I would engage to build my renovation, I was purely looking at cost. After 5 quotes from local builders, it was evident that I needed to take more than cost into account.
It was Bell Building who provided me with the whole package – acceptable cost, excellent workmanship, outstanding site cleanliness  at the end of each day, safety precautions and good old fashioned friendliness. No shortcuts were taken and Steve continually arrived on site to check progress and quality with me. Chad pretty much led the build for us and his engagement with my family was second to none. His skill level is up there as far as I’m concerned and I would have no problem having him back on site in the future.
The professionalism of Bell Building is something that I believe is not matched here in Taranaki. When you engage them, you get the complete package.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Bell Building and I am more than happy to have prospective clients speak with me, or even come and see the quality work.

We feel lucky enough to have had Bell Building referred to us to have a room extension done to our home. We were very particular to choose the right builders as our home was built in the early 1900's and we wanted the extension to be in character with the rest of our home.

We were also looking for honest and reliable builders with a high standard of workmanship and who would also come in on budget. We feel that all of our demands were met with Bell Building and in particular John and Daimien who were on site most days. They were both pleasant and honest to have around our home. Steve and Andrew were also great to deal with, with nothing ever being to big a problem for them to help us out with. They kept us well informed of what was happening along the way.

We are very pleased with what has been done with the extension and we have been getting a lot of compliments from friends stating that it is hard to believe that it an extension, as it fits in perfectly with the rest of the house. I can only but highly recommend them from the work that has been completed here.

Thanks guys this is a job well done.

Louise and Matt

In August 2009 Bell Building won a selected tender to build a 40sqm garage/hobby room on our property. From day one, even during the tendering process they were helpful and customer focussed - particularly with respect to our specific requirements such as the schedule for completion.

Once the job was underway we were impressed with their organisational skills with respect to suppliers and subcontractors and their attention to detail.
The team was committed to doing "the right thing" and any issues, the few that there were, were dealt with efficiently and fairly. The workmanship was top notch - no shortcuts were taken.

We would have no hesitation recommending Bell Building to prospective customers and would have no hesitation using their services again in the future.

Steve & Andrew,

It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Right from the start, your quoting was detailed, itemised and with no chance of misinterpretation.

You and your staff were very courteous, tidy, skilled and respectful of our home as your workspace.

We appreciated the frequent updates of progress, the co-ordination with other trades and the quality control of the whole job.

You are an extremely well organised unit and we will certainly be recommending you.


Ian &  Julie Marshall.

"They were real "

"Being female and being a girly project, I felt really comfortable with Bell Building”

"Not knowing anything about building they explained everything to me. Which was amazing!"

"Would recommend them to anyone! "

"They Rock! "

"The finished product is just fantastic. Love it”

Dear Steve, Andrew and the team at Bell Building,

Lana and I would like to express our thanks for your quality work at Lismore St during our recent renovations!

With both of us having a background in public service we are always keen to recognise and applaud great service. Steve, from the start of the job through to the finish your quality of work has been first class. As with any renovation ours threw up it’s fair share of problems and head scratchers, however you and your team approached them all with professionalism and nothing seemed to phase you at all. You were also very accommodating to any changes in the plan or additions as they arose.

We relied on your experience and judgement and always felt you had our best interests at heart.

Andrew, your communication was excellent and we were always in the loop as to timing, issues, costs etc.

We are thrilled with the finished result and would have no hesitation in recommending you for any building project large or small.

Keep up the good work and all the best for the future!


Mike & Lana Klenner.

We employed the services of Bell Building in May 2008. We had already decided on our house design and needed to find a builder to build our first home.

Bell Building was recommended to us as a trustworthy, professional company and so we embarked on this experience in partnership with Steve, Andrew and the Bell Building company with much excitement.

We had heard many conflicting stories about building your own home but for us it was a goal and an experience we wanted to have. After obtaining quotes and speaking with several builders, the Bell Building team stood out as being very organised, professional and honest. Bell Building were keen to project manage the build as a whole and apart from us recommending one or two sub-contractors, that is exactly what they did.

We received weekly progress updates from Andrew, who not only told us at what stage the building was up to, but was also keen to know if we were happy with the progress or had any concerns. This was a much appreciated and invaluable communication process that lasted right the way through to completion and receiving council certificate of compliance.

Steve and his crew of guys were very professional in their manner, workmanship and relationships with each other and with us. Steve was always happy to stop work and talk to us if we arrived on site, no matter what the time. The boys worked through some challenging weather conditions and displayed a great work ethic.

We are absolutely thrilled with the final product which we feel has been finished to an excellent standard. As first time home builders we have not been put off by the building process and should we ever decide to build another home we wouldn’t hesitate in asking Bell Building to build it for us.

We can highly recommend Bell Building to others, with their sound work ethic, professionalism, and outstanding workmanship, these qualities will serve them well and we wish them all the very best in the future.

Kind regards,

Phil and Jacqui Brown

We hired Bell Building to add 23m2 onto our house. We wanted a new bedroom, walk in wardrobe and ensuite and also small additions to our deck.

The reason we employed them was their thoroughness with the pre-planning and preparing an itemised quote. They were the only firm to have a plumber on site on the day they prepared the quote.

The team of Rene, Daimien and Chad were very good to communiciate with and easy to discuss small issues with as they kept us up to date with the progress of the job.

There were a few small issues that were not allowed for by the designer we used (who had left the country) and Steve and Andrew were easy to talk to and prepared to find solutions at the best possible price.

The extension looks good now, the kids enjoy the new room and the finshed quality is good. The subcontractors used were also good to discuss issues with and got the job done including the electricans, painters, roofers and plumbers.

We would recommend Bell Building on price, communication, planning and quality.

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