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Rhys Horncastle and Brent Stewart and their dedicated team at Stonewood Homes Nelson are committed to making the process of building a new home as painless as possible for their customers.
Meet the Team
“Cannot recommend the Nelson team highly enough. The whole experience from purchase to moving in was painless. I was probably one of their more demanding clients with a million and one requests but nothing ever phased them. Follow up after moving in was also top notch. Thanks guys, I love my house! ”
“We just want to say a HUGE thank you to Brent and the team at Stonewood for the amazing job you did on our new home, we couldn’t be happier. From start to finish the process with Stonewood has been fantastic. We love the design and layout of the house and the quality and finish of the build is outstanding. If we ever decide to build again we would 100% choose Stonewood and will be recommending you guys to our family and friends. Thanks again so much, we are over the moon.”
“Thank you to all at Stonewood for a hassle free build! We were a little apprehensive at organising such a project from Christchurch but you and your staff made the experience easy to negotiate and relatively problem free. Dion was in regular contact with us providing updates and letting us know when it was necessary to meet. Any changes we wanted were taken on board without argument and advice given as to the best way to negotiate them. We have been in our new home for 4 weeks and are delighted with it. We are very happy with the quality of our home. Kevin was a builder previously and can find no fault with the standard of the build.”
“Sam & I are very happy with our Stonewood home. When we first thought about building a home, we visited many show homes, we decided on Stonewood because of the superb neat finishing of the window frames, architraves, coving, kitchen & bathroom were a cut above the other show homes we had visited.
We had excellent professional service right from the start to the finish, keeping us updated on the building process, and all completed within the planned time schedule. We would highly recommend Stonewood Homes, Nelson to anyone looking to build a new home. Thank you Brent, Rhys, Vanessa & the team for building us a lovely home.”
“Having our first new home being built was a nervous feeling, however, the team at Stonewood Homes Nelson took all the stress and worry away from us. They finished our house before time and completed it all right down to the letter box. Stonewood Homes Nelson did an awesome job and we will be recommending you to everyone.”
“Having recently moved into our new home which was built by Rhys Horncastle and his team at Stonewood Homes Nelson, we have no hesitation in recommending Stonewood. If we changed something we were always met with - 'yes we can do that for you'.”
“We were so impressed with the Stonewood team. Right from the start, your team went the extra mile with helping us with building consents and sorting out the infrastructure. Your team were available and able to support us with our build - it was not stressful. The quality of workmanship and ideas were really in tune with what we wanted our home to be like. We also found the network of tradespeople equally as supportive and would recommend building with Stonewood.
Having never built before your team made it simple for us. We are enjoyed our Stonewood experience - our home is beautiful, contemporary and suits our lifestyle. ”
“Just wanted to say how absolutely AWESOME you and your team have been at Stonewood Homes! As you know, it was a huge time of change for my son and I with the recent passing of my husband – so I thought I was in this alone!! I need not have worried! I wasn’t alone – you and your team made it so easy to build the house! Everything run on-time and you kept me informed every step of the way – brilliant!!!
You didn’t just build a house – YOU MADE US A HOME!!!!
I highly recommend you and your team to anyone that is interested in building their home!!!”
“I just wanted to give you some feedback on our build process. As you remember I wasn't keen on building, hubby's idea and dream! All I can say is you guys made the whole process pain free and easy and I'm so so pleased we did it, we love our new home. We knew instantly that we wanted to build with Stonewood after seeing your show home and meeting the team. I would highly recommend Stonewood to anyone thinking of building their dream home and I dare say we have got the build bug, in a few years time I would like to build again!!”
“Having recently moved into our new home which was built by Stonewood Homes Nelson, we have no hesitation in recommending Stonewood. From the beginning of the planning stage, the team was professional and courteous. If we changed something from the original plans we were always met with 'yes we can do that for you', there was no reluctance on their part to meet our requests. The Stonewood team has always acted with integrity and courtesy making the whole process enjoyable. We are delighted with the quality of the building. We can highly recommend Rhys and his team.”
“Our retirement home in our dream location - we wanted it to be fun, we wanted to be an adventure, and we had the time and energy to make it so. We knew - more or less - what we wanted, but what we didn’t have was the knowledge to make it happen. In Stonewood we found the perfect helpmates.
The first was Ian, our Sales Consultant - obliging, laidback, cheerful - he coped with all our fads and fancies - the changes, the variations - and never a grump. Then onto the key part - the building. Dion, Project Manager took over then. An amazingly busy man, but always there with a ready grin. We wanted this, we wanted that, could we change here, could we change there - Dion made it happen. And of course, right there and hands on, was Adam, the builder and his gang.
Then there’s all those decisions - cladding, paint colours, flooring, kitchen and bathroom design, appliances, storage space, lighting, heating. For many of these areas Stonewood uses specialists. You can, if you wish, make these specialist contacts yourself but why would you when competent experts are available at no extra cost? With these people our choices became easy.
We had fun, it was an adventure - and out of it came our dream home.”
“We have recently finished building our new home with Stonewood Homes Nelson. We have been impressed with the level of expertise involved in the planning, building, and management of Stonewood Homes. We have got a quality home built and were kept informed during the build process. Right from the start, Stonewood Homes had good ideas regarding our home build and these have been implemented in our home. All work was completed to a high standard of building and on time. We are very satisfied with the end result of a great family home.
We have no hesitation in recommending Stonewood Homes to any prospective new home builders wanting a good quality home built.”
“To the Team at Stonewood Homes Nelson Ltd. Especially Rhys, Brent, Helena, Simone and very especially to our Project Manager, Phil. Thank you all – for all you did towards the building of our new home at 13 Katania Heights. Thank you for all the support, advise, suggestions and patience! on what was a huge journey in our lives. Sincerely and with kindest regards”
“At a time of great stress in my life, the stone wood team took off all the
pressure. They have built a beautiful home considering all the variations I put forward. Once the build started it continued with hardly a break, even over the Christmas holidays. I have been very impressed with their professionalism in dealing with the customer. A special thank you to Dean, the project manager who listened and acted on all my concerns.”
“We were well into retirement when we very reluctantly decided to move from our farm, of a life time. Rhys came to visit us there, and was amazing with his caring and support as we very nervously took the first steps to build our new home. It was a huge emotional time for us, and the Stonewood team were absolutely brilliant.
We knew nothing about building and their patience and guidance was outstanding.
We went around a lot of other show homes, but kept coming back to Stonewood . We had a wonderful project manager and all those involved with the build were of a high standard.
We are so delighted with our home and will always be so grateful we chose Stonewood to be with us on our journey”
Heather and I sold our house and were looking to build again. We saw the big Stonewood sign at the top of Hart Road and decided to look at the show home. The Linkwater was perfect for our needs and after a few adjustments we had the ideal home. I was looking at retirement so we reduced 3 bedrooms down to two and enlarged the garage. Extending the roof over the deck was expensive with other companies but came in at minimal cost with Stonewood. Even after the framework was up, moving a doorway was not a problem. The interior design advice from Sue married our ideas with the design of the home perfectly. The Stonewood team went out of their way to make our building experience a pleasure. The house was completed on time to a very high standard and there is nothing we would change now. The promotional gift and 12 month check we did not expect but were just the icing on the cake. Should we ever build again we will definitely go with Stonewood, their workmanship and customer service are second to none
With gratitude ”
“Having Stonewood Homes Nelson build our new family home was such an easy stress-free build! We love our family home! Nothing was ever an issue; all the staff were so friendly & helpful. We are bothHOMES really impressed with the quality of workmanship and the service we received during our build. Thank you for making this such an enjoyable experience! Of course, we will be in touch for our next one build!”
“Just wanted to give you some feedback on our build process with you guys. As you may remember I wasn't keen on building, hubby's idea and dream! All I can say is you guys made the whole process pain free and easy and I'm so so pleased we did it, we love our new home. We knew instantly that we wanted to build with Stonewood after seeing your show home and meeting the team. I would highly recommend Stonewood to anyone thinking of building their dream home and I dare say we have got the build bug, if a few years time I would like to build again!!
Thanks for everything. ”
“We are more than happy to recommend Stonewood Nelson to your clients. Our salesman Terry helped us enormously during the planning stage, his experience and advice proved invaluable. We were presented with a variety of quality designs and building materials to suit our budget. Throughout the building stage we were kept fully informed of the progress, Dion, our Project Manager, sent us photos of each stage and if we requested a site visit he was always happy to arrange this for us, any queries we had during the build were dealt with immediately.
If we build again in the future, we won't hesitate to use Stonewood, Nelson, the whole process was stress free and a positive experience, resulting in our wonderful new home.
“When we first purchased our section in 2013, we approached Stonewood Homes in Nelson simply because we liked one of their plans.
We received a very warm welcome from Vanessa Taylor who came out to look at our site and discuss our tentative plans. From there we moved on to designing our own floor plan to accommodate our brief and to suit the section.
Having to then wait for our Christchurch home to be repaired following the earthquakes, and consequently sell it gave us almost two years to really decide what we wanted in the way of fixtures and fittings before we commenced construction with Stonewood Homes in March 2015.
Stonewood Homes, especially Rhys Horncastle, Brent Stewart, Phil Johnson, the project manager, and Deon Simpson the builder, were the best people we could have chosen with whom to work. During the planning stage and also the construction stage we made many alterations to our original design and nothing was a bother to Stonewood Homes Nelson to change things.
Phil Johnson was an excellent project manager and his organizational skills were phenomenal. Everything happened on the day on which it was planned and as we were still in Christchurch, Phil kept us informed via a special website that allowed us to view progress photos of the construction.
The build was completed in early August 2015 and we are thrilled with the result. Five months to build and complete a large house (300m2) is no mean feat but speaks volumes for the efficiency of Phil, Deon and their teams.
This is the third large house we have built and certainly the least stress free. The finish of the house was impeccable and follow-up was excellent.
We have no hesitation in recommending Stonewood Homes Nelson to anyone contemplating building the perfect home.”
“Now that the entire process is coming to an end, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to you all for making what could potentially be a mind boggling experience, something that was actually a pleasure. Early on we met with many building companies, however, discussing potential plans with Ian seemed effortless and he was able to envisage what we were dreaming of. The choice to go with Stonewood was an easy one. Moving into the building phase your operations team, namely Dion, took everything in their stride and managed the process acutely. When decisions needed to be made we were more than comfortable to rely on the expertise of your team, which to this day we would struggle to find fault with.
We love our home and thank you very much.”
Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2019
Nelson Marlborough West Coast Region
Gold Award - Group Housing New Home
Silver Award - Placemakers New Home up to 450k
Silver Award - New Home $450-$600k
Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2018
Nelson Marlborough West Coast Region
Gold Award & Category Award - Resene New Home up to $450k of the year
Silver Award - Placemakers New Home $450 - $550k of the year
Silver Award - Volume Group Housing up to $450k of the year
Bronze Award - Volume Group Housing up to $450k of the year