Client Testimonials

What our customers say about us being building experts…

Mark and Kylee Casley

Shaun and Phil from Vista homes took on our home addition at great pace. It took 7 weeks upon consent which helped add two bathrooms, a laundry and a bedroom for our three kids including a 7 week old girl! Every problem our sited laid on was tackled and conquered with smiles, and they utilised their great relationship with tradies to get some great results fast. We love our home, thanks guys.

Sarah McGeorge and David Knowles

Shaun Murphy of Vista Homes built the extension to our 1912 house. This involved extending the family/living room, adding a new lounge, bedroom, ensuite, laundry room and extensive basement.

He was responsible for not only his own builders but all the sub contractors. His work was always of the highest quality.

Shaun consulted with us regularly. In a number of cases he caught problems in the designs and devised solutions. He also advised us when he could see potential improvements. As a result of his input the final build is more cohesive and finished than it would otherwise have been.

Shaun is extremely good, and very patient, at explaining the building process so that when changes were required we had enough information to make the ultimate decision without feeling overburdened with details.

Shaun and his team are friendly and professional. Whenever we visited the site we always felt welcome.

We are extremely happy with our “new” house. We would unhesitatingly recommend Shaun and Vista Homes, and indeed have to a number of our friends.

K and P Kemp, Canvir Ltd

We built a 60 m2 minor dwelling with Vista Homes in June-September 2017 and are very happy with the result.

The assistance we had from initial enquiry through to building completion/ handover, both from Turnkey Dwellings and Vista Homes, clearly showed that they have good systems and processes and a great network of suppliers and partners, complementing reliable builders and sub-contractors.

Craig’s clear and regular communication throughout was invaluable, and Shaun and his build team did exactly what they promised, providing good problem-solving solutions and improvements to our design, finishing on time and to a high standard. We would not hesitate to recommend them for future projects.


Craig and Shaun Murphy of Vista homes were chosen by our family to build our minor dwelling with a garage attached to it. We are so pleased with their service to us right from the beginning to the end of the project. Every inch of the building seems to be echoing the builder’s name.

I genuinely believe that anyone choosing to use the Vista homes builders would benefit a lot from their service as they would provide a greater choice, flexibility and value for the money you will spend towards your dream home.

Julie and Ernst Gfeller

Please pass on our thanks to Shaun and his team for the great job they did building the minor dwelling. We are really happy with the result.

Shaun did a great job project managing the whole process which, as you know, was definitely not straight forward with all the council considerations.

We would happily recommend Turnkey Dwellings as a reputable company with high professional standards to anyone considering a new build.

Kynan Hill and Carrie Rae Cunningham

We recently had some renovations done to our house in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland that included an extension and internal rearrangement. Shaun Murphy and Vista Homes were chosen for this project because I have witnessed their work previously first-hand, as I run and painting and decorating business. Shaun runs his sites very professionally and efficiently, and this work style was continued throughout our entire project.

The style and the look that we wanted to achieve was slightly different to the current trend towards a modern aesthetic. We wanted to create something more of a ‘suburban bach’ look in a ‘retro’ vibe. For some builders this aesthetic brief may have been difficult, but for Shaun and the team at Vista Homes it was a welcome challenge. I presented a scrapbook to convey my tastes and ideas that I wanted incorporated in to the project, and after some consideration the idea was put forward to re-use and up-cycle some of the original materials of the house such as the cedar weatherboards and old front door that would have otherwise been waste. The cedar weatherboards have become a truly stunning indoor wooden feature wall in our lounge that gets many compliments. The front door has become a sliding door between our laundry and bathroom that provides a real point of difference and a touch of nostalgia to an otherwise purely functional room. These and other restrained wooden accents throughout have given us a home that is both modern and classic while reflecting our own personal taste.

We are very happy with the end result and have nothing but praise for Shaun and his team at Vista Homes. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to have work done at their home.