Aspec Properties Ltd
We would like to outline our involvement with CB Projects who have completed eight commercial and residential projects for us over the last 5 years ranging in value from $225k up to $3.1million.
We have found Cameron Bell (CB Projects) to be very personable but as importantly he understands what we want to achieve while also providing valued construction, financial and methodology advice.
Cameron is an extremely positive and proactive individual who focuses on providing the very highest levels of service to his customers and achieving the very highest standards of quality and finish. He is acutely aware of the cost and time implications and the impact they have in each of our projects but with his proactive approach and ‘ownership’ of these projects they have always meet or exceeded our overall objectives.
We have generally worked with CB Projects on a negotiated contract GMP / Open Book contract with shared savings and we are pleased to confirm they have never exceeded the agreed overall cost budgets, no mean feat in the current market conditions! Without exception we have been able to add in additional value items into our projects because CB Projects have sourced alternative products or found an alternative methodology to provide savings from the original design or budget which has enhanced our projects at no additional cost.
Overtime we have built a high degree of trust with Cameron who operates on unquestionable personal values who we value highly for his contribution to our organisation, our clients and our The types of projects CB Projects have undertaken for us have varied from total residential construction, residential refurbishments, office fit out, warehouse and office construction and commercial building additions. CB Projects has the same approach to each of these types of projects, they are involved from initial design, provide cost and construction planning and then manage the construction and management of sub trades through to completion. They utilise their own carpenters and site staff, which ensures a consistent approach to management of, sub trades and standards of programming, quality control, health and safety and interaction with our clients and ourselves.
It is for these reasons we have no hesitation in recommending CB Projects Ltd, (Cameron Bell) to other clients without reservation. Should you require a verbal reference or wish to inspect any of these completed projects please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Aspec Properties Ltd
Jason Bailey Architect
Over the past few years I have worked with Cameron Bell on a number of significant house renovations in Auckland. All of which projects involved comprehensive additions and alterations of large homes in character planning zones (in St Marys Bay and Herne Bay respectively). In each case, the finished result has been outstanding.
Cameron establishes a good communication with client and architect from the outset. Budget and building programme are addressed at the earliest stage, and monitored carefully as the project advances, in full consultation with the client. This gives the client a good degree of confidence around the feasibility of the build before finalising the design aspects and committing to the council consent process.
I have absolute faith in Cameron’s building team and sub- trades. Their commitment to exceptional standards of workmanship has been consistent. The job sites are run professionally, as is Cameron’s ability to report progress throughout the construction process.
From an architect’s perspective, working with Cameron Bell allows me to get on with being a designer, without the distractions of contract administration and quality control.
The entire process is conducted with calm professionalism. The client is free to dedicate as much or as little time to their project as they choose. They can be assured that Cameron Bell and his team genuinely care about the result, and will endeavour to make their building experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible.
Lyn & Peter Heaphy
Building a house is often described as a stressful experience. The construction of our new house, architecturally designed by Kerry Avery (Avery Team Architecture) and five years in the planning, has been an amazing experience. This is attributable to an introduction to Cameron Bell by a friend whose opinions and advice we
Cameron Bell project managed and facilitated the complete process and the project was completed in just over twenty-four months, right on time and right on budget.
Constant communication and budget updates along with resolution of any issues as they arose gave us piece of mind that enabled the experience to be so enjoyable and rewarding.
The skills of the tradespeople employed by Cameron and the quality of the personnel in the supply chain has produced a 1st class result, such that a number of friends actively involved in the construction industry have been hugely complimentary in their observations and comments.
We would unreservedly recommend Cameron to any prospective clients intending to build or renovate their home. If you want high quality construction, total professionalism, integrity and performance you should feel completely comfortable
engaging Cameron Bell.
Totally satisfied clients,
Lyn and Peter Heaphy, Coatesville, Auckland.
Cherie & Rohan Whitaker
‘Renovating your home is often described as a stressful and challenging time.
Nothing could be further from the truth based on our experience with Cameron Bell and the team at CB Projects.
Our very first meeting with Cameron set the scene for our renovation. They were professional, informative, understanding, listened to our questions and provided suggestions and presented us with a precise and balanced budget.
We made the decision to live onsite with two small children during the renovation – not ideal, but also not a problem. The builders were courteous, tidy and safety conscious and the children adored them, huge fans! They kept us informed and up to date with progress – as a family, we felt very involved in our build.
The building work itself was of a consistently high standard. A depth of construction knowledge and experience was evident and ‘best trade practice’ was always employed.
CB Projects managed and organised all of the sub-contractors. They arrived as per the schedule, worked quickly and efficiently, providing a high standard of work. As a result, our renovation was completed within the timeframe discussed and came in on budget.
The smooth and stress free renovation of our property has made for a satisfying and enjoyable experience. We are delighted with the finished product and have no hesitation in recommending Cameron Bell and the team at CB Projects.’
Cherie and Rohan Whitaker,
Nicola McNaughton – 294 Jervois rd, Herne Bay.
As first time renovators we could not have hoped for a better construction manager than Cameron Bell. Right from the outset he provided us with detailed and honest information relating to timeframes, budget expectations and assisted us through the process involved with both the construction, the council and who he felt we did and didn’t need to involve.
Throughout the build he communicated with all those involved and made sure everyone was passing on the relevant information to enable to project to move ahead in a timely fashion. Cameron assisted us with any decisions that needed to be made and gave us enough time and information to make the right decisions.
With Cameron and his team we were able to build a beautifully finished family home, but above all, we had a project that was delivered on time and on budget – a rarity in the building industry that we put down to his management throughout the process and his honesty prior to commencing work.
Cameron and his team are truly professional and all-round excellent people to work with.
We were looking for a builder who was competent and professional. We knew we would require guidance with some aspects of the renovations, so we had to find someone who would be honest, practical and easy to deal with.
We heard a few horror stories about different builders and experiences people had gone through, so we asked around. Cameron Bell was recommended to us by the owner of a large commercial construction company who demands very high standards and has a very good understanding of how the process works and who would not make a recommendation without consideration.
We were not disappointed, Cameron Bell and his team handled both construction and the on site project management for us. He set a realistic budget and timeframe, and came out bang on. They take the customer relationship very seriously and communicated clearly and on a regular basis with very good budget reconciliations on a fortnightly basis.
Cameron’s team were flexible when necessary and when we needed a bit of advice along the way, Cameron was happy to provide us with options and the associated costs quickly.
We are very happy with the end result at our home, the boys on site have shown that they have very high standards and this is reflected in the quality of finish. We’ve had many compliments from visitors and we’d be happy to recommend Cameron and his team to anyone looking for a professional, honest and hard working team of people.