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Chris and Kelly Karton and Nigel and Amy Hollamby are the proud owners of Stonewood Homes South Canterbury. Their experience in new home building is extensive. Having owned the franchise for the past 9 years and completing more than 250 homes in the region. Together with their experienced team of staff your new home build will be an easy stress free experience.
Meet the Team
“Have built two homes with Nigel and Chris and are an excellent and professional company to work with. Would recommend them before any other building company in South Canterbury.”
“Thank you soo much to Chris, Amy, Nigel and team at Stonewood. We love our new home and was stress free building with you. Highly recommend Josh Small building, they are an excellent building standard and very easy to deal with.
Thanks guys x :) ”
“Thank you to "all the team" at Stonewood we are enjoying our new home very much and appreciated your support and guidance all the way from start to finish - our new home makes us feel relaxed and on holiday so feel free to pop in anytime - thanks to all again.
“From start to finish this was a great, stress free experience for us. The Stonewood team were faultless; from Richard at the design phase through to Chris at the project management stage, they were professional and went out of their way to help us achieve the best house for us.
Thanks to Richard, Chris K, Nigel, Amy, Kelley & Chris M! Would 100% recommend them to build your house!!”
“Building with Stonewood was an exciting and good fun experience. The team were always friendly, considerate and helpful. We love our new house and all the many features, some we would never have thought of ourselves.
The personalised online system - Stonewood Connect - is so good, it shows all the trades and the expected timeline start to finish. Many photo's all the way though also stored on line.
If you are building in South Canterbury, then you should definitely consider Stonewood!”
“We were lucky enough to build a house with Stonewood last year, we cannot speak highly enough about them. From the first contact with Salesperson Richard to moving in, we could not praise them all enough. They made our experience enjoyable and carefree, nothing was ever a problem and we would not hesitate to recommend them or to build with them again.
“Absolutely delighted with our new Stonewood home. As a company you guys have more than met our high expectations with regards to professionalism, attention to detail, customer service etc. Look forward to working with you all again soon on our next project.”
“A huge thank you to all the staff at Stonewood, from start to finish it has been a fantastic experience.
The first day I walked into your showroom, saw the home desings and ‘fell in love’ with “Forest Park” I have renamed the house “Cooper Park”. Special thanks to the Cooper Brothers Builders and all the other contractors. Stonewood Homes has been a pleasure to work with “slick”, professional. warm and friendly. Thank You Team”
“From our first contact it was like being part of a large family.”
“We tragically lost our family home to a fire. Richard Brown was the first point of contact at Stonewood. He responded immediately, and it was all go from here.
Richard's professionalism, loyalty, knowledge and expertise is invaluable. He is customer focused, proactive, approachable, and with a positive nature, he would always deliver. Richard was very understanding, & supportive of our situation. He made the building process smooth sailing and less stressful for us. We are impressed with the high calibre team at Stonewood. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to work with Richard, and are exceptionally happy we entrusted Stonewood in building our new home. We look forward to living the dream!
Our heartfelt thanks.”
“We will be forever grateful to you all for makeing the process of building our beautiful family home stress free.
Worth your weight in gold.
Thanks so much!!”
“We built a house with Stonewood Homes in 2018 and are so happy we did. What a great experience! From Richard Brown in sales to Chris Mclean in construction, every step of the way we were treated courteously, professionally and were listened to at all times as to what we wanted.
Having never built a new home before Richard was so helpful and guided us through the whole process and had many ideas and solutions that we would never have thought of ourselves. He was a wealth of information and helpful advice and always with a smile. We had a few challenges along the way but nothing was too much trouble for him and he was always there at the end of the phone or computer that we could talk to.
The construction of the house went up so quickly and we have Chris to thank for that. He made the whole build seem so easy and had the tradespeople here most days. He was so ‘on top’ of everything and what was happening and his attention to detail was second to none. We saw him on regular basis and he was always quick to rectify the couple of changes we wanted.
In closing, we can not recommend the whole team at Stonewood Homes highly enough and in particular Richard, Chris and Nigel for their excellent communication, problem solving, attention to detail and helping us throughout the whole build.”
“We looove our new home, very pleased with the quality. We'd like to thank Harry, who was always available when questions arise and listened to our requests patiently and courteously. Also thank you for the professional, well-run team at Stonewood Timaru who made the process a pleasant and memorable experience.”
“Just recently we had our home built with Stonewood Homes. I can't say enough how thrilled we are with it. When we first enquired about building, Viv in the Ashburton Branch made it very easy for us. She always answered our questions and made us feel good. Craig who was the project manager was also great, always available to talk.
Can't say enough about the builders, Jason and his team were brilliant and very easy to talk to if we wanted to know anything. They did a great job!
The team at Stonewood Homes are great, and would highly recommend a Stonewood to anyone. We love our home and are very happy with it.
Thanks to everyone involved”
“We wish to thank Stonewood Homes and their amazing team for our beautiful home. They made it a very positive and enjoyable journey and such an easy process. In the beginning Harry Dupont discussed our needs and wishes offering suggestions re the house design, always leading us in the right direction. Craig McCarthy our project manager was a gem, handling the day to day building. We felt very safe and secure throughout the entire build process. Thankyou Stonewood and Congratulations on your 10 years.”
“Building our own very first home was our desire and fantasy but it became achievable with the help of Stonewood Homes. Our experience with Stonewood was amazing, when we met Harry first time, the way he presented the whole plan just amazed us. Me and Davinder made our decision in our minds right there. Although we hadn't had our finance approved, still they were happy to hold that section for us, that's the thing I personally loved about Stonewood. Today we are living in our dream home and loving it soooooo much. Thanks Stonewood Homes and entire Timaru team, you guys are amazing and so helpful. We strongly recommend Stonewood Homes Timaru.”
“In late 2018 our family had been planning to develop on two adjoining sections which housed two older rental properties.
Enter Stonewood Homes. An initial approach just to sound out what they could offer made me quickly realise that any dealings with them were going to be very smooth and easy yet very professional.
A couple of meetings with Harry Dupont later, things were very clear that the design they had presented was a perfect fit and style for our site. The service provided throughout was extremely helpful and the ability to compare all options and prices for the different parts of the build process.
Site meetings with Nigel gave us peace of mind that everything had been thought through, and the build progressed without a hitch and the end result is a fantastic example of what their expert team of people can achieve.
We were constantly "mentored" throughout the build and were given endless amounts of unbiased opinions or suggestions.
This experience has been a pleasure and we are looking forward to the next build with the Stonewood team.”
Stonewood Homes South Canterbury has taken the Gold Award as well as the category win for their Timaru Showhome. They also won a string of Silver awards at the coveted Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards for the Mid & South Canterbury region
Gold Award & Category Winner - GIB Show Home Award
Silver Award - Resene New Home up to $450,000
Silver Award - Placemakers Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000
Silver Award - Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 - $700,000