Our clients appreciate the high level of quality and customer service we bring to their projects.  We invite you to read some of their comments below . . .

Kevin Knowles
Owner, Kevin Knowles Homes Limited

Building company Kevin Knowles Homes uses Total Timba exclusively for the supply of timber joinery for their clients’ architecturally-designed homes and renovations.  The company has used Total Timba for the past 20 years for jobs ranging from small one-off doors to house lots of joinery, sometimes with a value of  $100,000 plus.

Owner Kevin Knowles says: “They are an organised and disciplined organisation with a high standard of workmanship for the products that come out of their factory.  They are easy to work with and very good on communication.  We often have lots of consultations regarding details to make sure all the issues are dealt with – they are very good at this, and their quality is very good too.  This is testimony to why we have used them for so long.”

Also impressed at Total Timba’s reliability and willingness to meet his company’s requirements, Kevin Knowles sums up the positive relationship between Kevin Knowles Homes and Total Timba by saying: “They are very good to do business with.”

Cameron Court
Owner, Court Construction Limited

“Total Timba provides great products and great service.  All round, they are very, very easy for us and our clients to deal with.”

That’s the verdict of Cameron Court, owner of Court Construction Limited a residential building company whose clients often require substantial renovations built to an architect’s design.  Total Timba has been supplying timber joinery to Cameron Court for more than 2 years, and is today the company’s preferred timber joinery supplier.

In fact, when Cameron and his wife Tracey needed a front entrance door for their new home, they didn’t look further than Total Timba.  “We went straight to Total Timba because we know they provide great quality. They are always on time and, if there any issues, they are more than happy to sort things out straight way.  I have no hesitation in recommending them to our clients.”

Choosing quality suppliers to recommend to their clients is critical for the company’s reputation. “In the market we work in, people are looking for quality so we tend to cull suppliers quickly who don’t do what they say they’ll do because it reflects on our business.  It’s a reflection on Total Timba that they’re our preferred timber joinery supplier.”

The fact that Total Timba manufacturers locally is another plus for Cameron Court who says more and more of his company’s clients are seeking New Zealand-made products.  “It’s valuable to them to go to a showroom like Total Timba’s and talk to the guys there about what they want, rather than having a mass produced product from off shore.”

David Hope
Owner, David Hope Builders Ltd

David Hope’s construction company, David Hope Builders Limited, is a loyal Total Timba customer.  Since 2004, David has been confident that Total Timba will consistently provide him with quality timber joinery at competitive rates.

“I keep going back because I know what I’m getting with quality.  Their quality is really good.  And Rob and Chris at Total Timba are both very knowledgeable about timber joinery, and very easy to work with,” David says.

A Registered Master Builder and a Licensed Builder, David works largely in the top-end residential renovation market where quality and attention to fine detail is paramount. 

“We often require timber joinery that matches windows or an existing door.  Total Timba is very good at doing that.  And if ever there is an issue – usually it’s nothing to do with them – they are only too quick to get around to the site and see things right.”

Deadlines are often tight, but David says he knows ‘Total Timba always delivers on time’.

“And they are always very respectful with our clients.  They listen to their needs and are polite.  I like dealing with them so I remain a loyal customer, and they have been loyal to me in keeping their reliability and quality consistent.  I used to get other comparative prices but I always found that in the end Total Timba came up with the best price – and I know the quality is good – so now I really don’t need to get a price from anyone else.”

Glenn Cameron
Owner, General Construction Ltd

Since 2003, Total Timba has been the timber company of choice for Glenn Cameron whose building company, General Construction Limited, carries out major building projects for high-end residential and light commercial clients. 

Glenn and his clients require quality, reliability and great service and, according to Glenn, that’s just what Total Timba delivers, time and time again.

“Their service, quality and reliability keep us going back to them – you know you are going to get a consistent standard,” he says. 

He also has confidence in Total Timba’s technical ability: “Rob Pickup – Total Timba’s Managing Director – is involved with Certified Timber Systems, which designs and tests exterior timber joinery systems for the building industry.  Total Timba is right up there with all aspects of timber joinery – technically they know what they’ve doing.   They’re at the front end of design and know what they supply will work. ”  

Being easy to deal with is another plus.  “They get the job done, they don’t make promises they can’t keep with regards to time, and their follow up service is consistently good – they are so easy to deal with.”

Rugby Road, Birkenhead Point

In the little neighbourhood of Birkenhead Point many of us watched with interest the conversion of an unadorned villa on Hinemoa St into a grand dame two-storey villa. Particularly impressive was the beautiful joinery.

So much so, that when I came to seeking a joiner for my own (what turned out to be rather major renovation) I rang the builder to cheekily ask which joiner had carried out the work. That joiner was Total Timba.

I also obtained another quote from my own builder’s recommended joiner and Total Timba were competitive with this quote.

In all, Total Timba produced for me 4 sets of French doors, 2 large bay windows and 2 sets of windows, all in colonial style joinery. Total Timba helpfully & patiently worked with me to explain the various options and to ensure that they fully understood what I was after.

They definitely went the extra mile and I am delighted with the final result. Indeed, a few passers-by have felt compelled to comment on it. 

A grand thank you to Rob, Chris and the Total Timba team for their beautiful joinery now adorning my house too.

Hazel Cooper Writing her own

Sally Holland

To Whom It May Concern.

Over the past five years our company has been dealing with Total Timba.  We have renovated and restored three properties and have been delighted with not only dealing with Rob, Chris and the team at Total Timba, but also the quality level of product without feeling we are paying over the top prices. 

Their service is excellent, follow up and consequent relationship for the next job is always approached with enthusiasm and diligence.

Chris and Rob are both professional and very pleasant to deal with.  A recent restoration took place in Devonport where we fully restored an Arts and Craft home, their work was brilliant.  We look forward to many more projects with them on board.

Derek and Sally Holland
Abodeworx Limited

Emma Bull

Emma Bull was not at all surprised when she learned that the Total Timba joinery supplied for the remodel of her older style home in early 2011 won the Supreme Award at the 2011 Master Joinery Awards.  

“The quality of Total Timba’s joinery is just outstanding – they did such a fabulous job and everything was finished superbly.  I am just in awe in their work,” she says. 

The home’s extensive remodel involved huge glass sliding doors framed with Total Timba’s cedar joinery, 12 large exterior cedar shutters, four feature gates – all panelled and made in cedar – and internal bi-folding cedar doors. 

“Their work is amazing, they were pleasant and so helpful, and they worked well with our Project Manager.  And they delivered on time: you could tell they were working hard to meet our timeframe and they delivered. I dealt with a lot of companies during the renovation: Total Timba certainly stood out as one of the top performers.”

Emma was also impressed with Total Timba’s attention to fine detail. “We had nothing that required fixing but, when they came to make sure everything was OK, if there was some small thing they weren’t happy with themselves they would fix it up straight away.  They were fantastic.”  

Thrilled with the professionalism of Total Timba’s ‘whole package’, Emma says: “Their work is amazing.  I would have absolutely no hesitation in referring them to others.”