Versatile Homes and Buildings Cromwell is owned and operated by David and Marie Holden.
Dave and Marie have been Versatile franchisees since 2000 and they, along with their team, have an excellent understanding of their local market. They understand the extreme weather conditions that Central Otago can produce and how best to build your new garage, farm building or home to cope with these conditions.
They are on hand to assist you with your building requirements and can take care of all details, from initial site consultations and advice, to building consents and anything else you may require for your finished project.
Versatile Cromwell was also recently won the Versatile Homes and Buildings Franchise of the Year in September 2015, so you can rest assured you are in great hands!
Carolyn and Werner
Incredibly friendly, efficient, and accommodating
We have lived in our new Versatile home for six months now, and we are still savouring every detail of living in a new home, created for us.
At the beginning of the process, we were rather clueless (never having built before), but Versatile were incredibly friendly, efficient, and accommodating to our specific situation. We didn't choose a set plan, but went with our own design to meet the features of our piece of land.
Heather was so very patient with us, even after we requested plan changes for the umpteenth time. We never felt pressured to settle with anything less than perfect.
When the build started, we were very impressed with the quality of the tradies on site. They were not only excellent at their jobs, but also willing to listen and assist with practical solutions when we came across minor issues. Our builder Paul in particular took real ownership overall, and would take time to explain the build process to us. Our Project Manager Mark was also quick to respond to any issues. People say that building projects never stick to schedule, but ours did, in fact we moved in two weeks earlier than planned.
Even after moving in, Versatile attended to final touch ups without prompting from us. Overall, we are very satisfied with the service we received from Versatile, and are really happy with the quality of our new house.
Lynne and Simon Gomez
Our beautiful new home in Cromwell
Thanks for all your help in the construction of our beautiful new home in Cromwell. We love living here and the house is everything we wanted and more …
After we sold the last house you built for us and started looking for a new site we also took the opportunity to see what other building companies in the area could offer. We soon decided to ask you to build our next home because we knew you would build a great quality product, we understood your working style and had already established complex trust in your level of workmanship.
From the beginning of the design process (after looking at existing plans and how they would fit on our site) until when we decided to come up with our own plan, you and your team took on-board all our suggestions and changes in the plan layout until we came up with the final design.
Given that we were living in the North Island and building a house in the South Island meant much of the communication was via email but we still managed to achieve this wonderful home. We appreciated the weekly updates and the photos of progress, especially as we could only visit the site once a month until we relocated to Cromwell the month before we moved in.
Now we are here we love the layout and it has a really nice flow from the separate lounge to the spacious living/dining/kitchen and the four generous bedrooms, separate toilet and bathroom, to our large ensuite and walk in robe. I love our kitchen and walk in pantry layout and the fact that its generous size and quality fittings means you can be connected with your guests in the rest of the living room while preparing meals, etc. Also each of the three ranch sliders from the lounge, living and master bedroom connect fantastically with the patio and garden outdoors. In face we love the views from every windows in the house!
We also appreciated the extra help you provided with the landscaping and outdoor areas which were not part of the original contract – the exposed concrete driveway and paths, assisting us to erect our garden shed and wood shed, the construction of our kwila decking, the building of our concrete block wall on the patio and the large pergola off the living room and lounge.
This is a home in which we will enjoy entertaining our family and friends – the main reason we came back to the South Island. Of course you will always be welcome.
Barbara and Darren Ballantine
Heather has made this journey a very exciting and fun experience for us and we are utterly thrilled with the results!
Versatile Homes Cromwell played a major part in our decision to build our new home. After visiting the show home in Stowell Drive and meeting Heather, we were very impressed with the quality of workmanship, the design and the overall appearance and details of the show home.
Heather quickly put us at ease, filling us with confidence that building with Versatile was going to be stress-free and exciting. Meeting Dave also gave us confidence knowing that we were dealing with locals and that we were not going to be “just a number” but that we were providing them with an opportunity to help us make our dream a reality. The sub-contractors who also worked on our home have been professional and their work has been completed to a very high standard. We quickly felt like we were part of a team and that they were all there to help and guide us through what can be a very stressful time.
Whilst we were keen to replicate the show home plan, it wouldn’t fit on our section. So Heather quickly offered to do a design and build specifically for us, based on the features the show home had that we liked. It was only a matter of a few days when Heather presented us with our own design and with only a few minor “tweaks” we settled on a plan.
Heather was incredibly patient with us, answering my numerous emails and questions thoroughly. If there was ever something that she wasn’t sure of, she quickly found the answers and came back to us. We appreciated her advice and experience and because of her excellent guidance the building of our new home has been stress-free and fast! It seems like only a couple of months since the slab was poured and we are almost ready to move in!
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Heather to anyone who is contemplating building a new home. Heather has made this journey a very exciting and fun experience for us and we are utterly thrilled with the results! We can’t wait to move in and begin enjoying our new home and we are looking forward to the longer evenings so we can enjoy a wine outside in the fabulous Central Otago summer!
You made the build a joy and stress free for me
I have had the pleasure of using the services of Versatile Cromwell for building my home in Cromwell.
Living in Sydney I needed a building company that could manage the build on my behalf and communicate through email and phone calls.
Heather at Versatile Cromwell project managed the build and I was extremely happy with how this was managed from start to finish. The communication I received from Heather and the team was excellent, I received regular progress updates and pictures every couple of days. I was confident that my build would be completed to the high Versatile standard, as I was only able to visit the site once during the build.
Without hesitation, I would certainly recommend Dave, Marie and Heather at Versatile Cromwell to build your next home.
I would like to thank you all for the excellent job that was done on my home and you made the build a joy and stress free for me.
Cilla and Judy
You will feel like you are in excellent hands!
We are in the very final stages of completing a cottage build with Versatile Cromwell. The minute I met Dave and Heather, I knew they were going to come up with the right plan to meet our requirements. I initially thought Versatile was just mainly garages, but the quality of this build was even noted on our valuation! Everything they have promised us, they have delivered on. And the final product is a gorgeous cosy cottage we dreamed of. And, like most builds, budget was critical. We had a restrictive budget, and they managed to bring it in on budget, making this a stress free experience, which I am very grateful for. We are currently doing the final finishing touches, and they are still patient and kind, with excellent communication skills, the way this all began. Dave, Marie and Heather make an awesome team, and you will feel like you are in excellent hands!
Kevin and Susan Gorton
Thank you for making our dream a reality!
We just thought we would take the opportunity to formally thank you, the Versatile builders, David, Marie, Paul and Steve for everything you have done for us during the building of our new home at Cromwell.
David, Marie and Paul – a massive thank you for your advice and understanding right from the very beginning of the process. For taking the time to go through our plans and options with us.
David – also, a huge thank you - for your patience in answering our never-ending stream of questions, and our need to be “kept in the loop” as the project progressed. We can’t believe how quickly everything came together at the end, and we most certainly have a new-found respect for the complexities and “ball-juggling” that your job involves. You promised that we would be in our new home before Christmas, and you delivered on that promise – thank you!
It feels quite surreal to be here, and we just love living in this beautiful home! Thank you for making our dream a reality.
We would happily recommend Versatile Builders, Cromwell, as an excellent building company to deal with, they have staff and contractors that display a professional attitude at all times and produce quality workmanship.
Throughout the building process we had total confidence in the quality of the workmanship and attention to detail. Each member of the team treated us with courtesy at all times. Any variations to the contract were dealt with openly and without any drama.
Very pleased with the end result
I found the team at Versatile Homes and Buildings very helpful when building my mono-pitch garage. David and his team at Versatile were very patient and informing on the process of my garage.
I dealt with Versatile in Cromwell for a very long period of time when going through resource consents, council regulations and herrings with the environmental courts to finally being able to build my garage. David was also honest with me in every aspect and with the timing of my garage.
I never had any unanswered questions when dealing with Versatile in Cromwell. I am very pleased with the end result of my garage and thank David and Marie and their professional team of builders on a job well done.
Russell McDivitt, Franklin Rural Management
Extremely pleased with the end result!
Everyone involved with Franklin Rural Management and Dairy Farm Partnership are extremely pleased with the end result of 2 x 2 bedroom staff cottages built by Versatile Cromwell.
Warren and David in Cromwell have been great to deal with. They have communicated well throughout the building process and any problems as they arose were worked through quickly and efficiently. Bolchie and his production team did a fantastic job of managing the build. The quality of the finish exceeded our expectations and the build was finished on time (which was impressive, given the tight timeline and some pretty poor weather conditions experienced over the build).
Best of all, staff that have moved into the cottages are extremely happy with their living accommodation.
I would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of a similar building project, to take time to discuss their project with Versatile Buildings Cromwell.
Cromwell Show Homes
Versatile has more show homes in the Cromwell area. Find them here and see what your dream home could look like.