We love happy customers

At Building and Beyond most of our work comes from repeat work or referrals from our customers. What are our customers saying about us?

Gareth & Lisa say: "We both highly recommend Rick and his team. We used them recently for a bathroom renovation as we had previously used them for a deck project and were really impressed. In both instances Rick provided practical and cost-effective solutions with a fixed price (with no surprises). We also mentioned to him our intention to replace the carpet and vinyl throughout the house at the same time. That was no problem as he coordinated the entire project and managed all sub-contractors saving us a lot of hassle. He was consultative with us throughout the entire process. The workmanship again was above standard and we found them to be professional, well presented, reliable and tidy. They remain our first choice in future.”
Project Date: 2014, Glenfield

Diane & Bill say: “A big thank you to Richard and his team at Building and Beyond for the professional extension and upgrade of our beach house. After spending the last four weeks on holiday we fully appreciated the management skills, co-ordination and workmanship that has come together to make our extension , complete new roof, full upgrade interior with new kitchen, bathrooms and fully lined interior, a beach house we are proud to bring family and friends to. In the near future we wish to work with Richard at Building and Beyond building our new home. Many thanks."
Project Date: 2013

Connie says: “We have completed a major renovation project with Ric at Building and Beyond and we have no hesitation in recommending him. Building and Beyond is certainly aptly named in our view. Ric and his team certainly go beyond just building your home. Ric is professional and has a high standard of workmanship. He managed to turn the ideas we had in our heads into reality. Time and budget can always be a concern and Ric did everything he could to keep to our guidelines.  Ric never said ‘No’ - there was always a way of making it happen.  Thank you Ric and your team for making the building experience an enjoyable one. We love our new home!”
Project Date: 2013, Silverdale

Bruce says: “We have built a number of homes but our latest build has progressed incredibly smoothly and has been virtually stress free! Ric project managed the build so that day to day issues were handled efficiently and effectively. Nothing was a problem to Ric and his team and that is the approach that we certainly appreciate. 
Ric has real insight into the entire building process which ensures that the result is of top quality while ensuring that costs do not escalate. In fact we were pretty much on budget which is a first for us. Thanks Ric.”
Project Date: 2012, Gulf Harbour

Julia says: "They were great: Got the job started at short notice, and finished within the time frame despite a few setbacks due to the difficulty of the house (no two walls are square) by bringing in extra men, came in under quote and cleaned up outside before leaving. Thanks for the good job. Am planning on using them again."
Project Date 2012, Stanmore Bay

Peter says: "Richard and the team at building and beyond were efficient, reliable and very reasonably priced. My wife and I were very happy with the result of our spare room and would recommend them to anyone."
Project Date: 2011, Matakatia Bay

Malcom & Jill says: "Ric and his team organised a reclad of our home and a full exterior repaint. We were very impressed with his professionalism and the high quality of the job. The home was tenanted at the time and the contractors worked in well with the family thus avoiding unnecessary inconvenience throughout the process. We were most impressed with the result and would definitely consider Building and Beyond again for future renovations."
Project Date 2010, Glenfield

Rob Wark says: “We have done a number of renovations and Ric and his team have been there every time for us . He is a practical builder who gets on with the job and can work out issues before they become a major problem. I would recommend Ric to anyone doing renovations or new builds , you will not be disappointed.  We used Ric for a major renovation in Mt Eden ($500k), it was a complicated project involving building over the Mt Albert sewer line and completely gutting our 101yo villa and transforming it into a 4brm 2bthrm 2 lounge masterpiece. We have just had the real estate agents through and they all blown away by the quality of the workmanship . Ric is a craftsmen builder and we would recommend him to the most discerning home owner."
Project Date: Feb 2011, Mt Eden

Carolyn says: "Ric & his team were the best example of professional tradespeople I've EVER experienced. Ric took control of the total renovation from start to finish, came in on budget, within time, & completely managed the sub-contractors for a job well above my expectations. I was so satisfied that the original reno was added to & Ric didn't hesitate whenever I added another "little change" to plans. I have no reservations that anything Ric undertakes will be completed with 100% satisfaction for everyone. "
Project date: Aug 2011, Glenfield
Trevor says: "As an architectural designer I work with many builders. Ric had impressed us so much as a builder that we chose him to do our own house. He and his team were well organised and efficient. he was very accommodating when it came to making any changes and just generally very easy to deal with. Makes the whole building process much less stressful!"
Project date: Mar, 2011, Tindalls Bay

Tracey says: "Good quality work, done fast and to the quoted pRice. I would definitely recommend!"
Project date: July 2011, Red Beach

Anna says: "Ric has just completed a renovation on my villa in Grey Lynn. Ric and his team have done an excellent job! They were professional and extremely tidy, and the work was completed in the expected timeframes given. Highly recommended! Thanks Ric."
Project date July 2011, Grey Lynn

Jeremy says: "We needed to do some internal and external repairs to our rental property as a result of the recent heavy rain. The property was about to be put on the market and we needed to have the repair completed to the highest standard. The feedback we received was that the repairs had been completed to a very high standard."
Project date: July 2011

Aaron Ferguson says: "Ric's team were very professional from start to finish. Turning up on time, protecting existing floor coverings and furniture, cleaning up after themselves and taking the left over rubbish away. Ric managed the complete project, sorted the subcontractors and followed up to make sure the finished job was to our expectations; the fact is it exceeds them. I would have no hesitation in recommending Building and Beyond to others, Ric’s knowledge of his trade and general industry insight is a valuable resource, he provides input and common sense solutions, striking the balance between practicality and budget. Having a tradesman actually listen to your specific needs and provide tailor made solutions are hard to find, for me it’s a “no brainer”, just get Ric..." [read more]
Job date: February, 2010


Building and Beyond Ltd is a company managed by Richard Shrubshall. Richard has experience as a builder for 15 years, constructing new homes, renovations, alterations, kitchens and bathrooms. Richard has also worked on many post and beam (sometimes called solid timber framed) house construction projects, these involve mortise and tenon joints.

Richard project manages and communicates with sub-contractors and clients to ensure timeframes, budgets and quality standards are met.

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