The Coldham Family

We were about to embark on our second full house renovation when, We were told of Harbour side homes through a friend of ours and we  were sceptical but we decided to tender three builders for our project. We met with Kevin who said very little but listened, in the end we went with Harbour side homes and we have been nothing but impressed by there workmanship, professionalism, courtesy  and total open book when it came to extra costs over and above what they tendered. I LOVE my builder for what he has done for us and his on going up keep of any problems that we may have had even 2 years later, I am not sure how many renovators can say that!

I can recommended Harbour side homes as true craftsmen and they take pride in there work while looking after you, so much so that I will on consult, be happy to open our home for you to look at if you are unsure if you should use Harbour side homes or not.
I would never use anyone else again but Harbour side homes.

Thank you Kevin again and your team.


For many many years, my wife and I wished we could have a house near the sea, preferably with nice views. After much searching, we finally came up with a little spot in paradise at the end of Rock Isle road in Torbay. After a mammoth struggle with bureaucracy, a non-notified resource consent was granted, and our architect submitted building plans which took 8 months and three councils to pass. So much for the much toted 20 day rule!
So after such a long and difficult process, we embarked on the building stage, and after a quick process, we contracted with Harbourside Homes to do the building. What a great experience! The teams headed up by Kevin and Keith were fantastic. The easiest part of this whole process was the great detail and communication that we received over the whole project. Megan was marvellous in getting us suggestions on where to look for special items, and the paperwork was perfect. A very special thanks to Warren and his team for their great attitude, always wanting to get it perfect for us.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Harbourside Homes if you’re considering a new home or alterations. A really stress-free experience, and on time!

"The attention to detail with every little aspect is far beyond anything I have ever seen before, the buyer of this house can really be proud of owning a beautifully built home that will stand the test of time."

Robbie and Karl

We recently appointed Harbourside Homes to build our new home.  It wasn't an easy decision selecting a building company and after thoroughly interviewing 4 companies and checking out references etc we decided on Harbourside Homes.  We went into the whole project with our eyes wide open after hearing many horror stories of what can go wrong, budget blow-outs, the strain on marriages etc and I am thrilled to say that we didn't experience any of it.  The whole process was exciting, fun and painless!
Kevin always did exactly what he said he would do, always kept us fully informed, was patient with our questions and changes and most importantly was on budget and on time. The standard of the finish is outstanding. Kevin is a hard task master demanding extremely high standards from his team, who were respectful to us and our neighbours and always left the site tidy.
We can't recommend Harbourside Homes more highly -  and if we were ever to build again (although I can't imagine ever leaving our beautiful home) we wouldn't consider using anyone other than Harbourside Homes.

Mirsad and Angela

When we decided to build our dream home we thoroughly investigated many building companies and contractors. By far the most positive and enthusiastic endorsements were for Harbourside Homes, and after meeting Kevin and Keith we chose to contract their services.

The entire building process was a pleasure and ran incredibly smoothly, due in no small part to Kevin and Keith's active project management and involving us in all major decisions. We felt that the team worked incredibly hard (through some terrible winter conditions!), and that their workmanship was impeccable. If any issues arose they were quickly dealt with by the management team, and we never felt stressed or burdened in terms of resolving difficulties.

Communication with Kevin, Keith and Warren (our site manager) was excellent, and we felt we developed a fantastic working relationship. The team were happy to provide advice/guidance when asked, which proved invaluable, but we always felt we were in the driving seat and making all key decisions.

We are thrilled with the end result, and all of our family and friends have also commented on how much they love our new home. We would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Harbourside Homes to anyone looking at building a new home (or renovating), and we would definitely use them again in the future

Karren, Darrel, girls & the cat!!!!

Wow, what can we say, except thank you so very much for our beautiful new home? We have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of your great guidance & humour along the way.

Your unwavering attention to detail is staggering - we could not be happier!!! Please keep in touch, there is always a rum in the fridge - anytime!!!


I am writing to you to express Nancy's and my very great appreciation for your excellent job in carrying out the renovation work on our house. Everyone who visits the property has very favourably commented the overall result and the finishing details.

In fact such an unenviable project it was marvellous that we could have full confidence in you and your team (please extend our thanks to Phil and Shaun and the others who helped out at times)

Colleen & Richard

Thanks very much for building us such a great house and big thank you to Warren, Sean, and Licoln, and thank you Megan for your input, we feel fortunate to have had such a great team building for us.

Dom, Adele & Nelson Marshall

Thanks for doing such an awesome job building 'Beechwood' - We are thoroughly enjoying our new home!! Your attention to detail is fantastic - and very appreciated!

Prasanna and Bronwen

Harbourside Homes is one of those few companies that still operate according to the good old "hard work" ethic, "keeping the customer happy", and "having pride in the work that you do".

The quality of materials and workmanship for our new deck, spa, and paving area is top notch, and we are very happy with how the project was carried out. Kevin was easy to communicate with, even if it meant popping out to see us at odd times to discuss or verify something, so work could carry on uninterrupted the next day. The boys would arrive early, organised for the day, and were pleasant to deal with.

To Kevin, Jason and Mike.... thanks for all your hard work and dedication to doing a first class job. We are enjoying our new outdoor area and spa. We would not hesitate to recommend you, and will use you again for any future projects we may have.

Barrie & Jas Campbell

What a surprise when we arrived here on Wednesday to see the pool fence completed!

We are delighted and thank you and your team.

The design has worked out well so thank you for your input.

Cal & Kim Worthington

Cal & I would like to thank you both and your whole team for building us a truly top notch and wonderful family home. It is without any hesitation that we can recommend your building company to anyone who needs, as we can only say that our experience with yourselves has been one of absolute enjoyment and satisfaction.  We would welcome you to bring future customers to visit our home should you require.  Your timing was bang on, organization and attention to detail, brilliant and at the highest standard always. Our finished product reflects this well and truly.  We have had many compliments on our home.

We really enjoyed working with everyone at HSH and the building of our new home was a thoroughly rewarding experience.

Trevor & Judy

Thank you Kevin for building us such a beautiful home. We have really enjoyed working with you and will miss you now that the house is completed.

Peter & Dawn Maxwell

Harbourside Homes Limited built our new home in 2007. Their staff, under the guidance of Kevin, commenced demolishing the old home on the site in mid-January 2007 with completion of the new home by mid-July 2007.

At all times we found Kevin, Keith and their staff to be honest, reliable, hard working, conscientious and courteous. We are absolutely delighted with the workmanship of our home and would recommend their services to any future person looking to build a new home or upgrade an existing one.

Mark & Tracy

Dear Kevin & Keith, just a quick note, to say thank you to you and the guys for completing such a fantastic renovation of our home in Castor Bay. We have had many conversations around the table with all of our friends that have been through new builds and renovations and all of them tell tales of horror with builders and sub trades. We take a bit of pleasure in the fact that we can state to them, that we not only had the best builders that have the best quality but the process was so smooth that we would do it all again. We are just finishing a few odds and sods on the Kitchen, and would love to get the whole crew up for a bit of a house warming. Again thanks to you all. It has been a pleasure to work with the Harbourside crew.