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j_9_, Jul 10, 1:25am
Has anyone heard rumors of SWHs going bust? We have heard rumors, and as we are awaiting building consent with them we find this very concerning!


suka, Jul 10, 6:36am
I would like to know as well

ljx, Jul 10, 8:08am
I have heard this also. keen to know more? Perhaps they spent too much money on their own build?

david_270, Jul 10, 9:46am
Would have thought that if anyone had a problem it would be MG. Does a lot of spec homes, slow completing insurance rebuilds.
But, not aware of either of them having trouble. Insurance cos seem committed to them for rebuilds.

tavendale1, Jul 10, 8:17pm
Yes the amount of sites MG is buying up is rather large

supersapper, Jul 11, 3:24am
I understood MG also now owns a considerable portion of Bainbridge Homes?

aphra1, Jul 11, 9:11pm
"Stonewood has the largest market share in Christchurch" Yeah, right.

supersapper, Jul 11, 9:24pm
From the many threads about Stonewood over the last few years I would venture the opinion that they have suffered from greed in taking on far too many contracts without the staff to complete the jobs in a reasonable time frame. I wonder how much damage has been done to their reputation simply because they bit off more than they could chew (and took on PMs without screening them adequately to see if they were up to the job)?

aphra1, Jul 12, 1:10am
Really? You come on here defending a company and spouting off only to retract when challenged. I suggest you extend your search to Canterbury ( most new housing is outside of Christchurch City) and I think you will see a very different picture.

david_270, Jul 12, 5:44am
No. Some people manage their business to fit their capacity, not let the sales reps just sign up as many punters as possible.
Under-promise & over-deliver is better than over-promise & under-deliver.
Plenty of unhappy customers to spread the word - an unhappy customer tells something like ten times more other people than a happy customer.
And whats the secret "hook" that pushes the IC jobs Stonewoods way? Why won't the IC's give work to the smaller builders who can get the builds completed way quicker?

samanya, Jul 12, 5:56am
I couldn't agree more.
I used to own motels & my brief to staff was . one unhappy customer & it spreads 20 times more than 5 happy customers. it's the same in retail or any business.

hd07, Jul 12, 7:51am
Stonewood are arrogant across the country, not just chch. And I have resourses other than Google also.

fatima1, Jul 12, 10:22am
And I wouldn't build with either if you paid me!
And yes. I am currently building!

eltorokaka, Jul 12, 12:31pm
doesnt matter who you build with if its a sealed toxic box of chemicals and plastics which are funneled into nz homes. with ALL of these home companies NOT ONE sells a house on its PERFORMANCE! just looks and fittings

bldr1, Jul 12, 10:37pm
Hello My name is Brent Mettrick I am the owner of Stonewood Homes NZ and chch the lead question was are we going bust? That answer is the same as it has been for the last 27 years when I started the company - a definite no. My cell phone number is 027255 0000 please feel free to contact me. As for the rest of the statements ask me either on here or brent@stonewood.co.nz and I will respond as there is very little correct here. By the way MG is larger than us in Chch and good on him

bldr1, Jul 12, 10:39pm
This is incorrect Stonewood homes are toxin free as possible and all materials sourced on this basis

golfaholic2, Jul 12, 11:11pm
I wonder if TM will make an exception to the rules and allow the post #20 and the poster to remain on this site .
One would like to think common sense will be used , but I'm not putting any money on it
Also , l'd expect the Govt to pick up the pieces if something did happen to a large player .

twigmans, Jul 12, 11:23pm
Will be interesting to see golfaholic - on both counts.

david_270, Jul 12, 11:39pm
I think Brent Mettrick has been on here before to defend his company, and good on him. At least he is aware there are unhappy customers out there.
I wish MG would explain why its taken him 17 months so far to complete the 2 story house just off Centaurus Rd. There are a lot of people watching that one and its pitiful progress.

tillsbury, Jul 12, 11:40pm
I think he absolutely deserves to be able to post as he did (ok the mobile number probably should be removed, but brave of him to do so). His company was attacked with what looks like pretty significant defamation, and the very least he should be able to do is reply otherwise it would look like Trademe was complicit in it.

cassina1, Jul 13, 12:07am
It is understandable a lot of people would be spooked after the story about the building company that went bust a few weeks ago and maybe people need to just start paying building companies weekly if that is their fear. The size of a building company has nothing to do with how secure they are with Mainzeal being proof of that.

eltorokaka, Jul 13, 11:42am
ok,Brent please list an example of a "non toxic" material that is speced on your builds.

bldr1, Jul 13, 12:03pm
Replying only as asked and not trying to promote lifted from our website under air quality a lot of this is code but much is our choice. We have been focused since 2004 when our ecosure specifications were produced
We have a so been a founding sponsor of Homestar the "green" home rating system

All paints are Low VOC Resene paints
glues are Selleys
Low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints not to exceed 150 grams per litre
Low VOC hard flooring
E zero or at least E1 finishing timbers
Granite benches*
Low VOC Construction Adhesives
Non CFC or HCFC Heating system
Solvent base not to exceed 380 grams per litre
Dryer is vented to the exterior *
Range hood vented to exterior
Ventilation fans to bathrooms
Formaldehyde free materials used or specifically sealed
Carbon monoxide detectors available
Smoke detectors as standard
Natural ventilation over 5% of floor

hd07, Jul 14, 7:02am
Are you doing 'like for like' rebuild quotes for everyone in Chch? Including older homes that may have special features? Are you including equivalent material/building practices etc?

bldr1, Jul 14, 8:19am
we build to customers choices but some home materials are just not available or be reproducible - look we just do our best but sometimes we can still get it wrong - it's not easy in this industry in CHCH at present.

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