This new build is the third major home build project we have undertaken.  However it is the first where we have contracted a builder.  While we did “shop” around, Stylish Homes provided a competitive quote and Rex had been recommended to us by another family member.  With the build now completed we can sincerely support that recommendation.
As an engineer, skilled DIY’er and amateur builder, I have previously personally designed and built a medium sized split level home and converted a barn into a very comfortable home.  As a result I was somewhat reluctant and a little frustrated at having to take a hands off role with this one.
However Rex was extremely helpful and accommodating both before the start of the project and throughout the build process.  We quickly developed and excellent working relationship, and always found the Stylish Homes team friendly, helpful and very approachable.
Each week we eagerly looked forward to the routine email update and photos.
Although the design was relatively uncomplicated we unfortunately had significant problems with the architect.  These problems continued well into the build, and  were a source of considerable frustration for all of us.  However Rex was able to work independently, as well as regularly involving us in decision making to overcome the architect’s shortcomings.
As to be expected with any build project there were a few things that got missed along the way, but these related more to inadequacies in the written specification rather than clear omissions.  At no time did we feel that the job was being compromised and we have the confidence that if a problem arises Rex will stand behind his work.

Phil and Anja Holliday, New holiday home in Wharfdale Crescent, Mangawhai Heads

During 2011 we started looking for a section in Mangawhai to build a new home. Close friends had just completed a project with Stylish Homes. Following their recommendation we made contact with Rex de Baugh who guided us in our search for a suitable site. Rex looked at a number of sites on our behalf and very quickly summed up the pro’s and con’s (including costs factors) in relation to our proposals.
We found a site and commenced planning in 2012. During the plan and construction period of 18 months we were consistently impressed with Rex and his team’s commitment to detail, timely response to our queries, ability to deal with Council’s requirements and maintaining budget constraints. We found Rex’s ability to mould ideas between client, architect and trades people to be exceptional. There was no problem to big or too small that couldn’t be negotiated and overcome.
Since completion we and our friends are constantly amazed at the end product. We are grateful to Rex and his team at Stylish Homes for their professionalism and total commitment to their product. It is therefore without hesitation that we give them our unreserved recommendation.

Sue and Jon Ash,

Olsen Ave, Mangawhai Before deciding on a builder, Joseph (who works in the building industry, is very fussy about quality of workmanship) drove around the whole of the Mangawhai area. We scrutinised all the houses being built. We then invited a couple of builders to our section to discuss our ideas and see what they came up with. We were immediately comfortable talking to Rex, who was friendly, down to earth and knowledgeable. He had some great design ideas, but was also very happy to listen to our ideas ...

Tracy and Joseph Walden, Owner