What our clients say about us:

"Dave Fabish has built our new house at 199 Gill Street, New Plymouth.  We recommend David Fabish Ltd as an excellent building company. Our site foreman, Mark was reliable, easy to communicate with and produced quality workmanship. David Fabishs' careful attention to detail and supervision of  quality with engineering, construction, research into design and materials was very much appreciated.

David Fabish Ltd have been a pleasure to work with, having been professional throughout. Their product  has a 10 year Master Builders Guarantee which we feel is essential today when building a new home."

Ian Cooper and Marie Gray

"When we decided to build an Architectural designed house in New Plymouth, together with our project architect, we researched builders in the Taranaki Region as well as others as far as Auckland.

Besides having high recommendation from the Master Builder’s organisation and previous clients, David Fabish stood out from those reviewed, as did his high standard of finish, quality and commitment to each project.

The design was very exacting with negative detail at floor and ceiling levels, flat roof and large cavity sliding glass openings.

David was a pleasure to work with, providing valuable input to design issues and achieving timely execution of the build. The result was a magnificent piece of Architecture which gave us great pleasure and winning national recognition in 2010 for quality of workmanship in its building class. 

David has also been very supportive with maintenance issues over the last 5 years and we have no hesitation in recommending David for any ones future build project."

Alan & Christine Hedlund


"Dave and his team completed a significant rennovation on our beach bach in 2014/15. We found Dave to be realistic with our expectations, as the bach was pretty tired and we wanted something that we could potentially retire to whilst remaining within our budget. 

He was involved in the planning process from the start and followed our ideas, while offering helpful suggestions. When small issues came up as the project proceeded Dave and his team were flexible so that the plans could be altered without any fuss, for the betterment of the project. The quality of the workmanship carried out by Daves team and particularly Martin was in my opinion first class. With Daves experience he was able to point out small problems that we had not anticipated and carried out remedial work so we would not have any issues in future - i.e. replacing outdated flashings to prevent potential leaks. 

Dave was totally professional, and contactable at short notice. He was very easy to deal with and explained things in lay-mans terms so we could understand any issues. Dave managed and co-ordinated all the sub contractors which removed any stress for Anita and myself.  

I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave's company to any prospective client and would use his firm again if we had any further work.
Thanks for all the help Dave."

Dave MacKenzie and Anita Walsh

"We entrusted David Fabish Ltd. with coordinating and implementing the major renovation of our Bell Block home to ensure that the deadline of Christmas was achieved to a high standard of workmanship.

Christmas saw us shift homes and we are overjoyed  with where we are at.

Our utmost thanks to David and his team for enabling this."

Stuart and Diane Mackenzie


"In early 2010 we began our new house journey with our first visit from Jose Gutierrez, an Architect from Auckland. He produced concept drawings for 10 Nobs Line. These drawings were the bones of the build and Dave Fabish together with Aaron Young, Architectural Draughtsman, and all the other Sub-contractors that Dave employed have turned them into our stunning home.

In June 2014 on levelling the section for the great build to start, we found ground water flooding the land. This set up a chain of alterations. Firstly drainage of the land with formation of two trenches and water chamber at the rear of the section.  The other was a change to the garage structure adding enough piles under its floor to allow us to drive into a large double garage.

December 2014 and all was go again with engineering and building consents as always sorted efficiently by Dave and his team. Dave has an uncanny knack of sourcing excellent Sub-contractors.

We watched throughout 2015 our dreams grow, always being welcomed onto the building site, despite turning up at sometimes inconvenient times with a dog on a lead in tow.

Our greatest joy was being walked through, with the Sub-contractors, to ensure that what they intended to do was what we wanted. Many small changes occurred because of the walk through and we appreciate the results of these every day.

Our new house, when we moved in, was not a stranger to us and this was due to the ongoing communications between Dave and ourselves. We thank you all for the joy we feel daily on waking in our new home which has been superbly created."

Barry & Madeleine Henderson

"Thanks for the great work that your team put into our project, David. As a trustee responsible for ensuring that our beneficiaries get the benefits intended for them, it falls to me to oversee their home renovations and such things. David Fabish Builders handled all stages with pleasing professionalism, from pricing and preparation of a contract to incidental dealings with Council and utilities, variations, through cordial cooperation with our QS to code certification and handover. 

Our beneficiary is very pleased with her new home. We did not hesitate to invite your price on the next and quite separate project for us. We confidently look forward to the same professionalism from you, your men and your back-office people, too. "

Shane Herbert

"From our first meeting with Dave he has proven to deliver in every aspect of our build. Dave and his team use traditional building techniques coupled with the latest technologies to optimise the building process. This building style suits our requirements along with their passion to get the job done right the first time. Dave and his guys embrace improvement and we have been extremely impressed with the way that they manage change in order to get exactly what we are looking for.

Building our home is one of the biggest investments that we have ever made and we are thrilled to have chosen Dave Fabish Ltd to build our home and share our excitement!"

Pat & Cath Uhlenberg

"We had David Fabish Ltd  rebuild a 1940s bungalow for us and we are delighted with the result. When planning for everything we wanted, David Fabishs' understanding of our budget allowed us to build the home we had envisaged. The quality of the finish is superb. The approachability of all staff & sub-contractors and their knowledge of what was going on, made for a good building experience. We highly recommend Dave & the team."

Matthew & Judith Schumacher

"David Fabish was always our first choice to build our new home, we had heard many great comments on the workmanship and attention to detail that his builders achieved and we were not disappointed. The quality of our build met our very high expectations and we were included in progress throughout. We have no hesitation in recommending David Fabish and his company."

Stephen and Linda Cox


“It was a pleasure dealing with the team at David Fabish Builders.  Their diligence, hard work and can-do attitude was admirable.  Instead of finding our renovations stressful, we enjoyed undertaking our project immensely, and this is greatly attributable to the building team.  We plan to use them again for any further work and recommend you do too.” 

Carla Graham & Randall Feek

"We chose David Fabish Ltd. to build our new home in 2011, and we are extremely happy with the result. David and his team provided excellent project management, consultation, and trade skills throughout the building project. We would highly recommend David Fabish Ltd."

Jeanette and Neil Cowley

"The bathroom & kitchenette look amazing, better than we had ever envisaged, & we really enjoyed the process.

Many thanks to you, Colin, Gary & all your subbies for a fabulous result, on time & without any stress on us whatsoever."

John & Rae Bailey

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"Recently we had a new bathroom installed by David Fabish builders. David came to my house to discuss with me my requirements. He came back several times giving me different options of tiles and shower size and bathroom ideas. He kept me up2date with when he was able to start the work. Once the work started the two builders were very polite very tidy and very friendly. They put a protection cover over my carpet and always kept me up to date with what they were doing and made sure that I was happy and were very respectful of my home. David kept an eye on progress popping in on a regular basis.

I enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to phone all the trademen David did this being project manager. The work is now completed and the workmanship is to a very high standard and I would recommend David Fabish for any building work and hope to use them again in the future.  I was very impressed!"

Karen and Steve Eichstaedt


"A real pleasure to work with from beginning to end of our bathroom project...on time, on budget and fantastic workmanship, great communication throughout. Thank You David and Team!"

Kate Middleton


"I worked with David Fabish on several projects in my capacity as General Manager at M&O Pacific Limited, from the building of our specialist marine training centre to the extension of our student facilities and the addition of a new classroom to our site.  David was a pleasure to work with, nothing was too much trouble and I was always kept well informed of progress and any issues that arose during the projects.  David’s upfront and transparent approach to billing was refreshing, there were no ‘surprises’.  I would not hesitate to recommend David and his team for any type of building project, I personally am now using David and his team for my own home renovations.”

Julie Beck

"In 2013 we engaged in an expansion of our medical centre in New Plymouth. David Fabish Ltd were the builders. At all times during the project we found Dave and his team to be professional, punctual, well organised and polite. Dave attended many planning meetings with us and the architect, and overcame all the different obstacles that arose as the project unfolded. Dave had a very well coordinated team, who were happy to work out of office hours whenever needed to avoid disturbing our business - which  continued to operate while the expansion was underway.

The project was completed in a timely manner, the work quality was of a high standard, and overall we were extremely happy with the service provided by David Fabish Ltd and would recommend them to anyone."

John Hardie Boys

"Our company, AJ Cowley Ltd, has contracted David Fabish Ltd to relocate,strengthen and renovate a 600 m2 industrial building 500m down Manadon St from it’s original site.

The tasks included:

- Selective dismantling to preserve reusable materials

- Building strengthening for transportation

- Site preparation and foundations

- Cladding replacement incorporating rolled eaves

- Window and door installation

- Structural concrete floor laid with a high level of finish

- Ablution fit out

- Extensive site works including precast panels

All the above work has been carried out with  expert attention to every detail.

Our company demands a high level of quality control and David Fabish Ltd have achieved this to our greatest satisfaction."

Mark Wilson, Director.

"The service we have received from David Fabish Ltd over many years is impeccable. It is a pleasure to deal with you, your competent, courteous staff and sub-contractors."

Syd Wells