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What we were looking for in our builder was an excellent result at a fair price  delivered through transparency, integrity and efficiency.

LOC construction delivers on all counts. The work they do is of the highest standard. Their longheld reputation means that their subbies are also well regarded and experienced in their professions too.The work was done absolutely to schedule and they left my property tidy not only after the job was completed but during it. Building is a stressful time and LOC construction reduced this enormously by keeping us completely informed throughout the process. Invoices were detailed and regularly sent. No surprises! I have no hesitation in recommending their team. They make building as stress free as you could ever get!

Sally and John Coughlan

Les and his team built our new house. We loved working with him and have had many comments on the quality of the build. He made it an enjoyable, stress free experience.

Tarns and Hugh Bethell

We have had the pleasure of working with Les O’Connell on three separate projects since 1999 up to the present day.

We first came into contact with Les in 1999 when we were planning to build a new house in Governors Bay. Les was the preferred contractor, not only on price, but also on track record with his ability to complete difficult projects on time and within budget.

This was a challenging building project on a steeply sloping site requiring significant excavation and site preparation prior to building construction. The house was substantial in scale constructed over four levels and requiring not only quality workmanship but also excellent project management coordinating all trades.

The house was completed in line with the project critical path and to a very high standard. Les, and his staff, were always courteous, helpful and client focussed.

This excellent relationship with Les lead to us once again employing him when we undertook major site works in 2005. This project was also completed on time and budget with minimal disruption to our family.

In 2016 we planned to completely rebuild our hillside home on Scarborough Hill. Prior to construction commencing we needed to refurbish our double garage which is on a steeply sloping hillside site including replacement of the floor. We employed LOC and the project was completed to budget with minimal disruption as we were still living in our house.

When the plans and specifications were completed LOC was one of three preferred tenderers. Les and his team were selected, not only on price, but also on the proposed project programme and logistics for this challenging site.

The building works required the demolition of the existing dwelling while retaining the foundation and floor due to site coverage and recession plan issues. Due to access difficulties the demolition and building programme required precise planning and management.

The building has just been completed with the difficult process made relatively problem free due to the strong leadership and management by Les and the skills of his team. The finishing work is first class with the team taking great pride in their workmanship.

As with previous projects Les has communicated well with us as clients and with our architect and engineer. Where problems have surfaced Les has found innovative solutions ensuring project delivery on time.

We would strongly recommend Les and the LOC team for any building project particularly where requiring skilled project management, leadership, planning and quality building execution.

Clare Feeley & Chris Stanley

Les O'Connel built our house in 2007 /8.  He did a fantastic job.  Les was hands on, the standard of his work was excellent and he was a pleasure to work with.  You always felt that Les was reliable.  He worked to a fair timeframe and what he said he would do always happened.  He was very good at thinking through intricacies in advance and solving practical problems.  Next time we build a house I would be getting Les to do it.  He is a good man and good builder. 

Tim Austin

In 2016 we had a complete rebuild of our house by LOC Construction and we cannot recommend them highly enough.

We put our rebuild out for tender and interviewed four builders concerned. We required a builder whom we could trust and one that would stay on the job for the entire build. We are fussy so quality of work was a big factor. We looked at examples of their work and talked to the people concerned.

We chose LOC Construction owned by Les O’Connell who worked on the job together with his son Tom, and their team. We found out that Les had rowed for New Zealand so we new he would be hard working and committed. Their sub contractors were first class and arrived when scheduled. Les was not only the builder but project managed the whole project. Over the rebuild there were alterations we required and we found Les very flexible and worked with us to make sure we obtained exactly what we required without any hassle.

We could not be happier with the work LOC Construction did for us and the care they took in the final finishing touches.

Owen and Mary Morgan

LOC Construction built our new home in 2013-2014 this was a rebuild after the 2011 earthquakes.

We found the workmanship to be of a very high standard and are delighted with our new house. Les and his team were punctual, pleasant and efficient and the build was finished within a 12 month timeframe. Les’s sub-contracters were helpful and easy to deal with.

We wish Les and his team well with any future builds and we would be happy to recommend him as a competent builder.

Peter and Lisa Platts

We are writing to recommend the excellent work of LOC Construction Limited based on our recent experience with the very successful renovation of our family home.  This project consisted of dealing with EQC on a number of occasions with regard to what was required in our repair work.  It then required their professional implementation and co-ordination of many different trades people, plumbers, painters, landscapers, interior designers, electricians, and the installation of a new pool.

All of these projects were completed on time and within budget and were made simple for us as homeowners because of LOC Construction Limited’s professionalism.  LOC Construction Limited repeatedly demonstrated efficiency, timeliness, thorough documentation and good cheer.  We credit LOC Construction Limited’s prompt delivery and successful rebuild of our now magnificent home and we would choose LOC Construction Limited again on any new build, renovation or rebuild.

We are pleased to offer our recommendation for LOC Construction Limited as an excellent building company.

James & Emily-Jane Ullrich


10 Hartley Avenue, Christchurch

Phone: 0274 344 840

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