Based on 62 reviews
Priscilla and Ben Afele
11:22 07 Mar 21
A big thanks Dave to you and the your team. They did an amazing job with our hallway. Enjoyed the whole experience. Will definitely be calling on you guys in the future. All the best. P&B
03:33 06 Mar 21
David was fantastic to deal with. Came in to quote on a fence and deck rebuild within 2 days of request (and just 3 days before Christmas). Got started promptly, and the communication was first rate. Called us every day to let me know what was done and the check that we were happy every step of the way. The quality of the construction was to a very high standard and David went out of his way to... ensure everything was done to our satisfaction. Highly recommended A++++++read more
20:13 07 Feb 21
David Baker provided a competitive quote for building a deck at our address which we accepted in late October. We were provided a start date of early November, and after a few visits by a builder were set to go. We even moved all of our outdoor furniture inside the house. When the start date came and went I contacted the manager person, a lady by the name of Christine who advised that the builder... had unfortunately suffered some health issues and the build would be taken over by some others within the company. Despite the the fact I had taken the week off work and the lack of communication, we were understanding of the sad situation and patiently awaited the new start date. Over the next 6 weeks a new start date was promised almost weekly and then no one would show up. On several occasions this involved me taking time off work to be home. Every time I would have to chase Christine up and there would be another excuse. I contacted David who said he would follow it up for me which often just resulted in Christine calling me and telling me they’ll get to us once they finished their current job. The job eventually started on the 22/12/20 and unfortunately I was out of Auckland on holiday. The previous builder had advised that power would not be needed as they operated from batteries. While away, I began to receive calls from Christine first demanding that I provide access to the house to provide power. I explained that due to all of the delays I was unfortunately now out of Auckland but that I could arrange for my partner to come home from work although it would likely take over an hour. I then got some aggressive text messages saying that because of my unwillingness to provide power I had delayed the build and that they had other more expensive projects they could work on 24/7 with power provided. I found this very unprofessional considering as soon as power was raised, I was doing everything we could to arrange it. During this time there were some changes as to what was initially quoted due to some rotten existing wood which is fine and I was understanding of, but then Christine phoned me at 10.30pm and I was on the phone with her for over an hour, with her trying to make a new quote up on the spot and for me to accept it immediately. When I told her that I did not feel comfortable with the way this was being handled, that I wanted to see a breakdown of these new costs and that I wanted to contact David first as he had provided the initial quote, she said not to contact him, “he’s not a builder, you are now dealing with me”. Communication went back and forth until I eventually accepted the quote at 2am in the morning as the deck was half completed and I didn’t want to be stranded with a half built deck. The cost of the build almost doubled. When I did contact David and sent some of the text messages to show the unprofessional way Christine was speaking to me, he never replied but forwarded my texts onto her which she then sent back to me and rang even angrier. This was not helpful from the owner of the company and in my opinion very poorly dealt with. The deck was completed on the 30/12/20 and I was told by the builders that they would return in a week or so to put some latches on the manhole cover and replace one or two boards where the timber was knotted. It’s now early February and we haven’t heard from or seen of them since. Overall the workmanship that I can see isn’t too bad although my neighbours can’t believe how much it ended up costing or the stress we went through to have it built. From the moment I paid the final bill I haven’t heard from Christine, not even to confirm receipt of the payment, and more surprisingly haven’t heard from David since the beginning of December. My biggest complaint is the lack of communication, aggressive and demanding calls and texts from Christine and a lack of leadership or overall responsibility of his business by David. It is with regret that I must say please do yourself a favour and avoid this company, it’s not worth the drama.read more
11:19 25 Jan 21
Beware of David Baker and his company Bakers Builds. Incompetent builders and contractors who are led by a dishonest and unorganised director who fails on every promise and delivery target. Just empty promises and meaningless apologies. Their work is both unsafe and the poorest workmanship in the industry, failing to meet even the simplest building standards.I contracted Bakers Builds to put up... an internal partition wall with doors next to my lounge. A seemingly simple and quick project that should have take just 7 days to complete as advised by David himself.Right from the start there were many issues including the wall not being aligned, damaging my floorboards, lack of studs and timber used for support which caused flexing and bowing of the gib boards. Rather securing the gib boards on the proper way, the Bakers Builds team decided to just use discarded cut out pieces of gib boards held together with PVC glue, and foam insulation which of course failed.The most serious problem was the framing was not structurally sound. The bottom of the frame was never fixed down to the floorboards, no glue or bolts were used. It was just sitting there and with a small nudge with the foot the entire wall moves, or worse may have collapsed over.I had several other qualified builders come look and remedy the work and they were all both amused and appalled at the job carried out by Bakers Builds.I went back and forth with David and his contractors for 6 weeks. David made excuses how his contractors and managers let him down from the start and how their other jobs delayed my project. However, my job was under David’s direct supervision for 4 more weeks but had very little to no progress anyway. Every time they either did not show up or when they did but did not have the skills required to complete the job or fix the existing issues. They left my job less than half complete with all issues not fixed.They have very poor communication both to clients and internally and are unorganized. I went through 5 different builders within their team, each time I had to go over again what the issues were and what needed to be fixed. Even one of his own builders complained to me how the company was being poorly managed.In the end I had no choice but to get another company to finish what bakers builds could not. The new builders completed the project in 5 days only.Bakers Builds has been given countless opportunities and extended time to make things right. Now to make things worse I am now told by David he is unable to afford to pay the remedy cost as he is having cashflow issues.I offered him a payment plan and splitting the sum, unsurprisingly he has shown no real commitment. Unfortunately after months with them, I will now be taking legal action against Bakers Builds. I will provide an update here once the proceedings have concluded.read more
07:16 14 Jan 21
Im not very happy about this company as the work that was done in our bathroom (RENOVATION) was incomplete to this day, and the communication was very poor!Unorganised - Little or no communication - No customer service - Talking it up and under delivering.Now have to hire some one else to complete what they haven't finished, I do not recommend this company and its service to any one unless... you want to go through the trouble that we went through.Our bathroom renovation supposed to be finish two weeks before Christmas and now its January 2021 job still not finished and we are unsatisfied with this cowboy outfit!read more
21:00 02 Dec 20
David and Tiaki were great. Quick job, good communication and great final result. I recommend their work.
19:32 23 Nov 20
Thank you very much for the “fabulous workmanship” for fixing my floor, I am very very happy to find someone else to finish it up rather than pay more hours.
07:09 24 Sep 20
David and his team are the best. The job was maintenance - decking, stairs and window frame. The work was top notch. Good value and a high standard. These guys are great communicators too. Highly recommended.
07:57 24 Aug 20
It was a pleasure to work with Dave, Troy, Christine and crew. Super responsive from our first enquiry and great communication throughout the whole process. They were competitively priced and did a beautiful job on our deck extension.
05:36 16 Jul 20
Best building company I have ever dealt with. They communicate and turn up on time when agreed - something that lacks within the industry. David the owner is honest and very nice to deal with I feel very comfortable dealing with him and he always responds so quickly. They also have done small jobs and big jobs they don't only take on the big money ones. Highly reccomended if you are looking for... an excellent Builder don't look any further. Bakers Build is the way to go!read more
21:20 15 Jul 20
Bakers Build are the best builders I have dealt with. Communication is clear and simple, jobs and quotes are completed in good time and there is no job to big or small which is important in property management. High recommended.
06:11 03 Jul 20
Professional, prompt, great service and really pleasant to deal with. We definitely get them back for more work. Thanks guys.
20:17 25 Jun 20
After being ghosted by two other builders for our small repair job we were pleasantly surprised by David's quick visit and quote. The work was completed by David's team in a timely manner and to a high standard. Thanks to Bakers Builds. We would be happy to use them again and recommend to others.
Penelope de Serville
06:07 16 Jun 20
David has been great to deal with throughout the project at my property. A great communicator - friendly and efficient. Brought a great can do attitude to the job and quickly put me at ease. Him and his team were able to take on and manage a variety of jobs and complete them in a timely manner. Highly recommend!!
05:03 11 Jun 20
David and the team are absolute legends! They are among the most professional, communicative, and timely people we have ever dealt with. Turnaround time on viewing and quoting was great and the whole job was sorted quickly (exceeding expectations).Before photo was when we had emergency plumbing work done a while ago. After was the stellar job done by Bakers Builds. Any work requirements in the... future and we will definitely be coming back! Thanks heaps.read more
18:22 01 Jun 20
I have a rental that had suffered areas of damage from previous tenants in many rooms. I did not want the cost of a full fill and re-paint just patches re-done and I needed it all quickly. The work was carried out as instructed that week and i was continuously updated on progress. The job was exactly what I wanted done quickly and efficiently.
09:38 01 Jun 20
David and the team built a new deck for us. Communication was clear and prompt, throughout the build. Big thanks to Mana and Adrian who made the process smooth and hassle free. Cheers guys.
04:43 28 May 20
A+ renovated my kitchen thanks
07:55 18 May 20
Highly recommend Bakers Build, they were quick to identify the cause of a significant leak that occurred. Not only this, David and his team had great communication, let us know what the plan was and made sure it worked around us. They were fast to get on top of things and did a good job at that, with no further leaks or issues! Thank you guys, you are life savers !!
03:46 12 May 20
It was a joy to deal with these guys.George did a few jobs for me over a couple of days. He was professional, respectful, tidy and the communication was 5 star.I will use them again and highly recommend.Cheers Rebecca
05:40 07 May 20
We highly recommend David and his team for any building or maintenance jobs. Efficient, cost effective and great communication. 5 stars !
10:39 11 Apr 20
This is a great builders as I hired them to install a range hood in my apartment. They were very quick in replying to emails & calls and were good value and did a professional & efficient job. Highly recommended! Thx very much.
20:40 18 Mar 20
Very fast service, reliable and friendly. I had some odd jobs that needed doing to prep our house for sale - things that I don't have the tools to do - like fixing the fence, changing doorknobs and repairing the ceiling.They did a good job, highly recommended!
01:58 09 Mar 20
Can’t wait to get my decking started😍14/12/2019 ,almost done my new deck and my conservatory thanks team Bakers Builds/ bakers builders can’t wait.I hope it will finish before Christmas 😍( 25/02/2020 thank you to Sam and Luther) for finishing my deck it very beautiful very professional done thanks David bakers my conservatory almost done too , Can’t wait to get started for my downstairs... conservatory .09/03/2020 thanks jacke and the team bakers builds for working very hard to build my new conservatory downstairs 😍read more
09:38 17 Feb 20
We have just commenced a renovation project where David and team have been working to make it all happen. Timely and professional, where they work the job and not the hours. Very impressed with the whole team, highly recommended.
01:15 02 Feb 20
Impressed by prompt response to initial enquiry and to the commencement of the job. The work was completed in good time and to a high standard. Communication and follow through was excellent. Our thanks to the team.
04:21 18 Dec 19
What an awesome Builder and company. David organised everything from the plumber, plasterer and builder to work in with my schedule to repair the damage of my hot water cylinder which leaked and damaged the surrounding walls. He kept me in the loop at all times at the start of each day in the morning. David and his team are professional and family oriented they have repaired the damage as quick... as possible to alleviate the stress. David helped me when others were busy especially nearing Xmas next week. I highly recommend David Baker Builds they are a One Stop Shop to assist and guide you in any damage to your house and take the stress and hassle from you 100%. Thank you David, I will contact you for any further requirements for the house.read more
06:42 02 Dec 19
Thanks heaps Bakers Builds for the work strengthening and rebuilding the deck. I so appreciated your quick response, the great comms throughout the build and the teams attention to detail. Awesome work. I highly recommend Bakers Builds and would get them back to do work at my place again!
07:46 18 Nov 19
Extremely quick turnaround of quote and work - which is rare in Auckland. They built a deck for me in a week and worked late to maximise the daylight hours to finish on time. Lots of communication and questions about the work to ensure it was all going in the right direction. Highly recommend.
23:08 01 Oct 19
Thanks Dave and the team for sorting my deck out, Daves team kept the whole thing as stress free as possible and finished my decking in time for daylight savings
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