Harley Builders Client Testimonials

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West Melton Straw Bale House

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Glenn and his team. Glenn was fastidious around the work site and demanded his team were the same. This was particularly hard with the team working around mud most of the time! We were totally impressed with how Harley Builders fitted their work around our schedule and accommodated us.
Glenn has a big heart and enormous strength. He is an impressive person, honourable and transparent, reliable and predictable. He has achieved an amazing result for us and we would love to work with him again one day. We thoroughly appreciate that Glenn turned our drawings into reality and made a home for us we dreamed of… read more

Neil and Lindsey Hardisty


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Fendalton Certified Passive House

We moved to Christchurch post-quakes to help with the rebuild and ended up staying. We wanted our new home to be low-energy and chose to build a Passive House – a German technique that uses triple-glazed windows, extra thick walls, abundant insulation and other technologies to create an airtight and energy-efficient building.
We chose Glenn for the build because we got along very well with him and were pleased his price came in the lowest.  Glenn has a positive ‘can do’ attitude so along with his faultless workmanship he and his team were the perfect choice to build our dream Passive House. Throughout the process great communication……read more

Andrew and Katy Marriott

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Governors Bay Straw Bale House

Harley Builders were recommended to us for our 190m2 architectural multilevel hillside new build. From our first meeting Glenn and his team have been fantastic to deal with, clear straightforward communication and a well organised approach to our build, always with plenty of good humour! Glenn could address multiple aspects of the build very easily. We were particularly pleased with his diagrams and verbal discussions around the technical facets of the build. We felt at ease asking ‘dumb’ questions and always received an indepth and non-judgemental answer from him and his team. Glenn is a good, honest, decent bloke….. read more

Darren and Alice Good


Ironside House Restoration

Ironside House was extensively damaged in the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.  We were looking for a builder who was sympathetic to heritage work and who could share our vision of restoring Ironside House back to the original. We’re pleased that right from the start, Glenn and his team at Harley Builders bought into that vision.  

After having started the repairs the house suffered more cracks and splits from the December earthquake.  We remember saying to Glenn “How the hell are we going to fix that?” He simply said “Don’t worry, we will”. And he did!….. read more

Barry and Jacqui Lee


“When deciding to replace our deck we really wanted to ensure we had the right builder working with us – the deck was over 100sqm and two metres off the ground so was a huge task! After taking 12 months to get the building permit we realised it was going to be a long road to the perfect deck … and Harley Builders were the perfect choice for us. Glenn was there when he said he would be and he and his team were professional and communicated with us throughout the project. Glenn also provided many helpful suggestions which we had not thought of. These changed the design with a result which exceeded our expectations. In addition to this Mike and John’s work ethic was without question and they were a pleasure to have at our home on a daily basis throughout the project. Not only would we not hesitate to recommend Harley Builders but we are sure to be a return customer as we move onto the next phase of renovations on our home.”

M O’Neill and J Hayes, Christchurch

“We employed Harley Builders to complete a 200m2 extension to our home in a traditional 1920’s weatherboard style. We chose Harley Builders predominantly on the back of recommendations from 3 separate friends who had been very happy with their work and also because their quote was realistic. Glenn and his team were on-site for approximately 9 months and were required to complete some fairly technical and non-standard features. What impressed us most about Glenn and his team was their attention to detail, desire to do the job properly and not take shortcuts. At every step of the way we were comfortable that we were getting a solid, well built family home. Glenn was always ‘straight up’ to deal with and his great sense of humour was appreciated – as was his ability to keep the sub-contractors on their toes.”

H Limbrick, McQueens Valley

“It is a pleasure to write a testimonial for Harley Builders. The decision for us to have Glenn build our new home was a simple one. His professionalism, attention to detail, relaxed easy going manner helped us achieve our goal of building our family home. Throughout the process of building our house the site was always kept clean and tidy and Glenn had a strong emphasis on Health and Safety. If you are looking for a builder who listens, provides valuable advice, keeps you involved and whose team does a professional job, then we suggest you employ Glenn Harley as your builder.”

Michael Attewell and Mikala Whitteker, Christchurch

“Glenn and his guys have been great. He does the job properly – no short cuts just good solid workmanship. He keeps you informed of progress, what happening, when, and by who. And he tidies up after himself every night – so the family aren’t living in a “building site” every day. I would and have recommended him to friends”

B Willems, Cashmere

“Glenn and his team were superb to deal with. We’re very pleased with the top result, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Harley Builders to any one looking for a professional house build. We also appreciated his no-bull, no fuss approach and great sense of humour.”

F Suggate, Mt Pleasant

“Harley Builders carried out alterations on our family home in a timely and professional manner. Glenn Harley and his crew were helpful, friendly and efficient. They made the process of dealing with consents and contractors much easier than we thought it would be. And as a bonus they are a good bunch of jokers.”

P. & P. Morris, Halswell