Testimonials

Testimonials

We love our Trendsetter home. Delighted with the quality of the build and the fitout. Rob the builder surpassed our expectations. When we went to Tony with a query as to the size of two rooms, he quickly pointed out the solution which was successful and less expensive than our laymen’s effort. All our requirements were exceeded and living in our beautiful Trendsetter home is like being on holiday all the time. If we were to build in the future, Trendsetter would be our go to.
Jim & Marylyn Trathen

In September 2019 I received Title to commence the build on my property. After purchasing the land, I interviewed 12 build companies using the same specifications and build requirements.
A contract was signed with Trend Setter Homes. This family run company made my build easy and enjoyable. Following three meetings a build plan was designed and agreed. Tony and Christine are effective communicators and always return calls and follow through on what they say they will do. Everything is above board and upfront, with no surprises. They have hands on experience and offer solutions and alternatives to work within your budget. What I liked about this company is they use the same build teams and contractors for all builds, so they all know how each other works. During the (12 weeks) build process I would call in unannounced and view progress and it was never an issue.
The build process was made easy with good communication between all parties and paying attention to the details. I would highly recommend Trend Setter Homes and will be securing their services for my next build.
Penny Wilson

My 1st was an AWARD WINNING HOME. The build ran so smoothly. I had my ideas and they made them a reality. I had no hesitation in having Trendsetter build my 2nd home on the Lake.
Once again, special time was given to my thoughts and design. I am extremely happy with the construction and the whole build process.
Colleen Rillstone

I first met Tony Andersen of Trendsetter Homes on the Pegasus Residents Committee when my husband and I were living in Pegasus. When we decided to sell our Pegasus home and build in Amberley, we employed a local builder. Unfortunately he went into liquidation and we lost a considerable sum of money. We were at a loss to know what to do as we had already bought a section and were now in a position where we didn’t think that we could afford to build.
Tony rang us as soon as he found out and offered to build us a different house at a reduced rate and also suggested that he would endeavour to source discounts from his suppliers. My husband and I were very grateful and relieved that we could still carry on with our life. Tony had his architect design a beautiful home and commenced with the build. Unfortunately, when the foundations were only just laid, my husband died unexpectedly. I had to carry on with the build and Tony and his team were very sympathetic, supportive and helpful. The final price was under that had been anticipated due to Tony’s suppliers getting behind him and helping where possible. Even the Hurunui District Council helped by rushing through the consent for us. I moved in at the end of July 2015 into a beautiful home and any teething problems were dealt with promptly by Tony’s team.
After living in the house for 9 months, I found that I needed to be closer to family now that I was on my own and put the house on the market. It sold straight away and I got slightly more than what it cost me allowing me to get back my original investment.
I would like to extend my grateful thanks to Trendsetter Homes and Tony Andersen for their tremendous help and to their suppliers for their cooperation in doing what they could to get me back into this house. I will be sorry to leave it as it is a wonderful home.
Shirley Tilling

I lost my house in the Kaikoura earthquake . A friend had recommended Trendsetter Homes to me. The process from start to finish was very professional and trouble free. I still pinch myself when I think about what I have ended up with. Friends and family comment how much they like it also “From inception through to completion, each step and each challenge was really invigorating.
Being able to pick my own colours, tiles, carpet and kitchen etc was so fulfilling.”
A big thing for me was getting the 3D coloured computer photo of the finished house.
Christine offered me many interior options to suit my budget. I found trendsetter to be very Flexible and kept me updated. The workmanship involved in the construction was of
a consistently high standard. Tony has a great team of long term sub contractors whom are not only good … but very fast.
In summary Trendsetter made things very easy for me at a difficult time in my life. Start to finish was only14 weeks.
Gary Morton, Pegasus , Christchurch

Thank you again for your amazing support and effort in getting our home built, so that my husband and I could see it before he passed away. It was important to Jim to know that he could leave me settled well in Pegasus and I know you all went the extra mile to make that happen – thank you! I love the house, the quality and comfort, and was wonderfully surprised with how you helped us through the building process – a first for us. Again my grateful thanks to each of you for always understanding and addressing our questions and concerns, and especially for this wonderful home. I really appreciate all your help.
Linda

We built our home with Trendsetter Homes and have to say everything went very well. We got what we wanted at the price we wanted with good service and follow up afterwards. We would
recommend Tony and his team to anyone considering building.
Ray & Jean

The Trendsetter experience, from first contact, inception, interior design and progressing through to the key hand over, flowed seamlessly. We can both recommend the pleasant way we were treated through out.
Keven & Leonie

We love our warm new home!! It’s a dream come true. During the purchase and even once we moved in, your team have been very helpful and supportive, nothing’s a problem. Thank you to Tony
and Christine especially for a stress free experience.
Craig & Anita

We are delighted with our new home which was created through a design-and-build contract with Trendsetter Homes. The outstanding feature of the home for us is the way it has been designed to take maximum advantage of the location and orientation of its site. It is situated on the island at Pegasus, with a beachfront position that cannot be built out, and the living areas face the north-west across Lake Pegasus with the Southern Alps in the background.
The home’s success is based on three things: we had a clear vision of what we wanted; careful attention to detail during the design phase, which we did in association with Richard Ormsby of X.Design Architects who incorporated our wishes into the design effectively; and excellent execution of the design in the build phase which was managed by the team at Trendsetter Homes led by Tony Andersen. We were impressed with the contributions by the competent and understanding contractors engaged on the project by Trendsetter Homes.
Derek & Vivienne