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I used JMC Build Ltd for construction works on our villa.
The project involved excavating under the house to add an extra floor, installing a new staircase, then renovating the entire upper floor to add additional bathrooms and reconfigure the layout.


The period of works coincided with the Covid lockdowns and materials shortages, which could have presented serious obstacles to completion of the project, but James managed the added complexities of the process very well so that works were completed within a reasonable time frame, and in time for an event-driven final deadline.


I was very happy with the subcontractors used by JMC and overall I am very pleased with the way that the new floor of the house has been integrated with the 125 year old original space. I am happy to recommend JMC Build to people who are planning to undertake a large scale construction or renovation project involving a heritage building.




We were put in touch with James from JMC build when contacting Eurocave to enquire about wine storage/wine cellar.


I simply cannot fault James and his team at JMC build in one single way. The project was more complicated than originally though, work was completed to the highest standard, sub-contractors were awesome, finished on schedule despite challenges, and never had to clean up ever at the end of the day – site was always so clean.


We are absolutely thrilled with our wine cellar and I am more than happy to speak with any potential client of JMC build. Highly recommend JMC build and have them lined up to do the last reno at our house – a new bathroom.




My wife and I used the services of Mr James Clarke from JMC Build Limited over December 2012 – January 2013 to project manage and renovate our bathroom and construct a new fence along our boundary.


Throughout the entire process we found James’ communication skills to be exceptional, right from the initial consultation to the completion of the job. James’ attention to detail and high level of skill and workmanship could not be faulted. Once the demolition of the existing bathroom was completed he was presented with many additional issues, James dealt with these issues in a highly professional manner. James showed good project management skills and managed his pool of subcontractors very effectively which allowed for the project to be completed to a high standard on schedule. We found James to be extremely trustworthy and had no issue with him having a key and working in our house while we were not there.


I have no hesitation in recommending JMC Build Limited.




James has been great to deal with, as have his sub-contractors and all is going to plan. The final stages of painting started today, and what a fabulous bathroom we have got! It is fantastic and I would unreservedly recommend James to anyone who wanted a professional attitude, prompt attention and someone easy to work with.




James Clarke (JMC Build Ltd), a self-employed contractor, was recommended to me as an Auckland-based builder. I purchased two kitset buildings for my property at Piha, West Auckland in March 2012 from Edwards Garden and Greenhouse Ltd, Tauranga, and they endorsed James as a preferred assembler of their products. James came with trade qualifications and an extensive building background, so my job seemed like a small project for him, however, with great enthusiasm for all work did not deter him any way. James used several other subcontractors to finish my project in a very short time frame and I was thrilled with the outcome.


Through having worked as a contracts manager and recruiter of numerous staff and contractors working across various trades, I have strong opinions on who demonstrates mediocrity or talent, and I immediately felt that James was a great find and if future opportunities arose, I would have no hesitation in inviting him to take on more work for me.It is such a pleasure for me to be able to provide this reference for James as I was so impressed with his level of professionalism and delivery of exceptional customer service and he only deserves to do well. I recommend James without reservation as whoever selects him as their building contractor will be sure of working with a pleasant, highly reliable, skilled and conscientious professional.




James was one of three builders I asked for a quote, to undertake some general house repairs on my wooden villa. James was streets ahead of the other builders I received quotes from. He was a great communicator, he identified other potential issues and raised them with me for consideration about whether I wanted to include them or not (and thankfully he did). He undertook the work pretty much the week later and did it quickly and on budget! James was quick to respond, excellent with his communication in keeping me updated, and had great quality work. He was also trustworthy in that my tenant was happy to leave him a key to undertake some inside work. I’d hire James again if I had any other building related work arise. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends either.




A minor renovation or major re-build

Requires someone suitably skilled

Not prepared to play games –

We were recommended young James

And our expectations were more than filled!

From the initial discussion we were sold

This professional builder was gold

From beginning to end

And with an eye on the spend

James was every bit as good and we’d been told!

Despite our obvious dread

Of renovations going over our head

It was refreshing to find

Someone patient and kind

And who turns up when he said!


So now it’s our turn to boast

About the builder who’s better than most

He made the ordeal much more pleasurable

And the results are all measurable

So to JMC Builders – we Toast!

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