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Testimonials

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH:

A selection of customer comments

Date

May 12, 2015

Category:
TESTIMONIALS
About
OXFORD STABLES

“Harrison Lane delivered us a beautifully designed barn on time, and every step of the way worked closely with us from the very beginning.  The consultative approach and the attention to detail as well as the quality of the trades involved has been extremely appreciated.  We were able to discuss elements of the barn from the very beginning and adapt to our own unique needs and requirements.

Our outstanding barn and equestrian facilities are the result of the accumulated learnings and wisdom that Harrison Lane have developed through specialising in Equestrian Design and Construction.  Laura and Scott were fabulous to deal with throughout even when challenged by NZ’s unstable weather, they took it all in their stride and came up with a winner.”

Angela Kendall

IRT QUARANTINE FACILITY

“In 2015 IRT (International Racehorse Transport) began scoping potential companies to undertake the development and build of a new Equine Quarantine facility in Karaka, South Auckland.

This new facility is one of a kind in New Zealand given the governing regulations surrounding its vital role in protecting our borders from equine disease.

The decision to award the contract to Harrison Lane became a simple one due to the ease in which their proposal was presented and delivered.

During the build period, Laura and her team were incredibly professional to work and deal with. Always making themselves available to address any queries or deal with decisions on the project, made for a very fluid relationship.

Communication in any circumstance is vital, and Harrison Lane exceeded expectations in this area and every other.

No project is without its challenges, but our confidence in these being resolved quickly and efficiently was second to none.

I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Laura and her Harrison Lane team for your design, build and development in the construction industry.”

Richard Cole
Director

BERKELEY BARN / MAN CAVE

“Our project started as a tin shed to accommodate the lawnmowers and somehow ended up larger than our house. I suspect we were not the easiest clients to deal with.

Harrison Lane were recommended by friends in the area and I started with a phone enquiry as to the comparative costs to build a shed out of wood rather than tin.

Laura deserves a gold medal for patience and happily answering the many and varied questions that I kept dreaming up prior to any commitment on my behalf.

Nothing was too much of a problem once I finally made a decision Laura somehow kept the project going whilst accommodating my lack of decision making and dealing with new ideas I managed to dream up at the last minute.

Having someone who knew what they were doing and had lots of experience with this type of building was helpful as Laura and Scott could answer and give advice when our knowledge ran out.

The end result is a fantastic shed, better than what we could have initially envisaged. The process was actually enjoyable and if I can dream up a reason to do it again I would without hesitation.”

Craig Brockliss

WARWICK STABLES

“Our horses love our stables by Harrison Lane. The design features are clever, stunning, and super safe and comfortable. Very quick and easy to keep, which means more time for the horses. Thank you!!”

Deborah Doak

OXFORD BARN

“We made contact with Laura Daly at Harrison Lane in September 2014, having contracted to buy some land in Ararimu with a view to creating stables, truck bay and accommodation all incorporated into one building.

The experience got off to a good start with Laura taking most of a day to show us recently completed Harrison Lane projects comprising various aspects of what we were looking for.

Laura subsequently provided preliminary drawings and costings  reflecting our vision so we decided to run with Harrison Lane for our project.

Having now completed our “barn” we have nothing but praise for Laura and her team at Harrison Lane. The truck bay, stables, tack room, etc, were well within Harrison Lane’s comfort zone and at times we pushed the boundaries with the residential mezzanine component upstairs. Variations “on the hoof” were no problem to Harrison Lane including a reasonably major deck extension mid way through construction. Our desires in terms of engineered flooring, highly spec’d  kitchen and air conditioning were all accomplished in a seamless manner.

The end result is in our view leading edge throughout and we have no hesitation in recommending Laura and her team to anybody considering a similar project.”

Ingrid & Peter Herdson

PURE EQUESTRIAN

“In mid-2014 we purchased a run down 65 acre property at Ardmore, South Auckland, with a plan to turn the property into a commercial equestrian business.  Breeding, all weather lit arenas for year round riding, a classy environment for riding coaches to bring their clients for lessons, stables for full livery and agistment and facilities and amenities to enhance the experience for our future clients.

With little real rural experience ourselves, other than training and competing in show  jumping and eventing, we turned to Harrison Lane’s Laura Daly to help us develop our multi million dollar dream.  Her task was to turn our vision to reality; and it was a big task.

In the intervening 10 months, with Laura in control of the project and absentee owners not able to provide a lot of support, Laura has changed a run down property in the low foothills of the Hunua ranges at Ardmore into what is fast becoming horse heaven.

Initially constructing covered yards to get us started riding, then earthworks for a lit 60m x 20m dressage and warm up sand arena, an 80m x 50m jumping arena surfaced with a world class all weather silica sand/GGT jumping mix.  Finally construction of a 20 stall stable and covered yard barn complex with tack and feed rooms and wash down areas.  In addition; a hay barn, tracks, stormwater and drainage, retaining walls, landscaping and an observation room rounds off this stage of the project.

Laura’s brief was all encompassing and the result is a credit to her experience, vision, energy, organisation, honesty and perseverance.

We look forward to the significant levels of interest which has developed in what Harrison Lane has created for us turning into a profitable business and fun recreational venture.

Harrison Lane has earned our ringing recommendation.”

Andy McGregor

 

AUCKLAND MANUKAU DRESSAGE GROUP

“Your team worked so well.  We are very pleased with the finished result and how well you were able to work within our budget.”

CLASSIQUE

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and recommend you to anyone wanting to build a barn or stables with an efficient company who kept our budget well on track.”

Nicki Dalton

POINTWAYS PONY CLUB

Pointways Pony Club would like to express their thanks to the team at Harrison Lane (nee Econobuilt).

Our new club/committee rooms are a superb addition to our facilities at Alfriston. The Committee and members have been very impressed with the whole process from design to the finished project. In particular the Committee appreciated the fact that their requirements were listened to and acted upon accordingly and at the end of the day we got exactly what we envisaged at the start of the project.

Everyone in the Harrison Lane team acted with professionalism, timeliness and integrity and we have no hestation in recommending their services.

 The Committee
Pointways Pony Club

LUX FARM

Laura at Harrison Lane has been outstanding in her management of our Barn project.

Laura kept us well informed of progress (we were not living on site), consulted well on potential cost variations and effortlessly accommodated the addition of a potting “lean-to” early in the construction phase. She was a pleasure to work with. We received regular photographic updates of progress on the build.

Harrison Lane came highly recommended by Nautica who were undertaking our house build. Their clients had worked with Harrison Lane successfully on other barn builds that needed to visually fit with their new house builds.

We are delighted with the quality of the build and how well the barn sits with the house and other outbuildings. This has been achieved through the careful use of alignment with the house, repetition of house materials and colours, the scale of the build and attention to detail in achieving a bespoke solution.

Laura’s service is at all times friendly and thoroughly professional and I am happy to recommend her for similar projects.

Murray & Angela Horn
Lux Farm

OAKBRAE EQUESTRIAN

It was great to have Harrison Lane involved in our stable complex right from the very early planning stages.

Their experience and advice was invaluable to us during the critical design phase ensuring that I looked at many different stable complexes, built for different clients, was very helpful. From this we gained a lot of clarity on the design.

We are thrilled with the way the new barn functions for us and their helpful team made the building process as stress free as possible.

On a final note, we are also pleased to say that they do follow up their clients and give great after sales service.

Linda Buttle
Oakbrae Equestrian