Every time’s a charm with Thorne Group
The building process can be a stressful one, but only if you’re not with a good building company.
Sarah and Robin Matthews have built three homes with Thorne Group and Sarah says she realised throughout the second home build how much she appreciated the care that Thorne Group put into their builds.
“We have never found building with the Thorne group stressful at all. On the contrary, the Thorne group make the process feel like a real adventure. We actually felt a bit sad when the last house was completed,” says Sarah.
And at the end of the day, it comes down to professionalism and attention to detail.
“The process has always been professional, inclusive and very clearly laid out from the outset, so there are no nasty surprises,” she says.
“They are always happy to listen to our design ideas and incorporate them into the design. If for some reason an idea isn’t practical, they are really happy to explain why something won’t work and suggest an alternative.
Sarah and Robin have had three houses built by Thorne Group now and Sarah says the choice to come back was easy.
“We looked at many competitors’ show homes and the finish and specification – included in the build price – doesn’t match that of the Thorne Group.
“We enjoy being part of the creative process and they are always happy to accommodate. They will happily arrange for site and office meetings to fit within our work schedule,” says Sarah.
Their new Thorne Group build in Ohauiti is a continuation of their last home.
“We decided that we wanted a smaller house and much smaller garden. That said, we will have a very spacious three bedroom home with a great lounge, a kitchen with large pantry and a dining room with a three-metre window seat – great for a good book and glass of wine.”
And the difference is in how they were treated. Sarah says building with Thorne Group makes you feel special to those working on your home.
“You feel part of a family, an exclusive club. People who have Thorne houses are very happy to talk about their experience with nothing but praise.”
With Thorne Group, Sarah says they have been treated almost like family, with Thorne Group contractors going out of their way to make a great finished product.
“Apart from growing as a company, their values have not changed one bit. Their family name and reputation is of overriding importance to them.
“They make you feel that yours is the only house that they are building!”