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Customer Testimonials


We are very happy with house built for us by Tradeline Builders & Marine Ltd. Their standard of workmanship is exceptional and Aaron was always able to come up with creative solutions to any problems encountered during the build. Aaron and Dale were always pleasant to deal with, got back to us when they said they would and generally communicated well.

We can thoroughly recommend Tradeline to anyone considering building.

Derek and Christine Bettesworth, Whangarei

The team at Tradeline provided an amazing end to end service! Their support and guidance was invaluable from the outset with layout changes, fittings and paint colour decisions being discussed right through to their 'nothing is an issue' attitude even as I made change after change throughout the process. The project was on time and as per the budget. The process was great and an enjoyable build. The house is amazing. Thanks Team! Cam Rolland

Tradeline completed our new home last year and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them. Building a new home was not something we had ever planned to do, and the whole prospect was very daunting; working with Aaron and Dale, and their awesome team, made the whole thing much less terrifying. They are wonderful people and fantastic builders. We felt 100% comfortable throughout the entire build that they not only understood what we wanted, but were very committed to making it happen for us, doing everything they could to accommodate our ambitious wish list within our tight budget. It is very apparent that they genuinely care about their clients, and about delivering to a high standard. I must have rung Dale and Aaron about 1000 times with various questions, and never once did I feel like I was annoying them (all though I’m sure I must have been).

The entire build was very well managed, including the budget and schedule, which was essential for us as a young family. The quality and workmanship is superb. Watching the Tradeline guys at work you can see they build houses like they build boats, with millimeter precision. We have been living in the house for nearly a year and everything is just as it should be.

Building with a newer product like Metrapanel, we did have some concerns about what it would be like to live in, but again after having been in it for nearly a year, it seems to perform very well from both a sound and temperature insulation perspective. We wore shorts inside all winter with next to no heating on, and very little outside noise penetrates. It also stands up extremely well to the rigours of small people who don’t listen and drive their scooters indoors and into the walls.

We would absolutely build with Tradeline again. Thank you guys – we love our home!

Ben and Jo Barr


On inspection of a house at Port Road, Whangarei. The house was at build wrap stage and a transportable home. I have to say this was the best example I have seen of an installer doing not only everything properly but also a number of extra things to ensure that the house has minimal damage when being transported. I had a good chat to Aaron and found him to be extremely thorough in his knowledge of all aspects of the Metrapanel System. I have no issues and was really impressed with the way Aaron was running his business.

Danny Tobeck, Metrapanel Trainer

Building with Tradeline Builders was one of the best choices we made.

Aaron, Dale and the family like team at Tradeline were so accommodating to our needs and wants with our build. They endeavoured to give us everything they possibly could. We were so impressed with their high attention to detail and the quality of finish to our home. They are true craftsmen.

We were always totally kept in the loop with all progress and offered all options, as decisions needed to be made along the way.

We loved the flexibility of design as we basically had our own plans. The speed of construction was fantastic and what an amazing product Metrapanel is. We love our quiet and super insulated home.

Our house was transported from Port Road and arrived with no damage and we were moved in with in a few days.

We are very proud of our home and thank the team at Tradeline for the amazing job they did!

Jason and Nicki.Whangarei

We together with our daughter have recently purchased a Home, built by Tradeline Builders and Marine, Whangarei.

We are all very happy with the house as it was finished, within the timeline, and the workmanship and finish are exceptional.

We found Aaron, Dale and the team to be very nice, pleasant and helpful throughout the build, and would certainly recommend them and their homes to anyone.

The Jennings, Kerikeri.

Hi Dale and Aaron

Our new house is exactly what we wanted.

What we like most is:

1. The price was right and even cheaper than the local builders of prefabricated houses (even with the high price for the transport from Whangarei to Kaitaia).

2. The house was built in reasonable time.

3. The house is solidly built, well insulated and keeps us very warm even in the coldest days. We have got a panel heater in the lounge and that little heater with 450 W keeps us warm. Nobody can beat this.

4. The house plan was perfect for us and we are happy with everything.

5. The workmanship was perfect and we have got nothing to complain about.

6. The builders are very friendly, listen to the customer and do everything to satisfy them.

7. We got the chance to choose carpets, kitchen, paint. So we got

exactly what we wanted.

As a conclusion: We can highly recommend Tradeline Builders.

The Kreigers, Kaitaia.

We were so delighted with our daughters house, that we had one built for ourselves!! Dale and Aaron couldn't do enough for us and were very pleasant to deal with. Attention to detail and finishing were spot on. We are very pleased with the product.


D and E Jennings, Kerikeri.

Purchased a second house.

Building a first home at 23 is very confusing, scary, exciting and all the other emotions you can imagine! But stressful was not one of them thanks to the Tradeline team! We absolutely love love LOVE our house and it’s exactly what we wanted. We love how easy Dale, Aaron and everyone was to talk to and ask questions. You can really tell they love what they do and put all there heart into building each home. THANKYOU TRADELINE TEAM!



Kind regards. 

Cassandra Ball (Cass)

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