I’ve been building for over 30 years, but I still clearly remember something the foreman said to me on my first day. . . “The reason I’m a builder, is I can stand back at the end of the job, and have the satisfaction of admiring my own achievement”.
I have always felt that same way, and have also enjoyed being able to share my skills with my clients, building them a quality home that will last for generations. When I build a home and put my name on it, it’s because I would be happy to live there and pass it on to my own children and grandchildren, just like I expect my clients will.
My grandfather was a builder who inspired me from an early age. As a wee lad, born and raised on Auckland’s North Shore. Part of my childhood was spent on Lake Pupuke, Milford and Mairangi Bay. At 16, I started my building career with ‘Campbell Construction Ltd’ and served a 4 year building apprenticeship.
From there I gained valuable experience building on Australia’s Gold Coast. I moved back home to Auckland, where I contracted for other builders, including Mike Wrightson of Wrightson Construction Ltd.
Back home in New Zealand
In 2003 I moved to Christchurch and started Waddell and Currie Builders Ltd, with Peter Currie. Everything we’ve learned and created together has been of particular pride to me, especially the help we gave in rebuilding Christchurch after the earthquakes.
It’s no small coincidence that we are still standing strong after the collapse of the construction industry in the mid 2010’s. It’s one thing to build a home, and another thing entirely to run a solid and successful company, although if you ask me they are very similar things: make triple sure the foundation is strong, spend time researching and checking your plans and products, never, ever skimp on quality, make sure you and your client fully understand each other, employ the best and treat them like the best, and stay organised.
After multiple successes, it’s time for a new course. Ferg Waddell Homes will allow me to fully and completely expand my creative building knowledge, and give me the freedom to pursue positive industry connections that will ultimately benefit my clients.
“Our home was red stickered and our land red zoned following the February 2011 earthquake. We approached Waddell and Currie Builders, on the recommendation of a friend, and asked them to do our rebuild. There was good communication and excellent rapport was established right at the onset of the project with Fergus Waddell. He was easy to work with, co-operative and kept good records in a well-documented manner.
We were impressed by the high standard of workmanship and the attention to detail. Fergus communicated with us well and frequently. We felt that he listened to us and was willing to go the second mile.
We would strongly recommend Waddell and Currie Builders if you are thinking of building and want to have a positive experience.”
-Val and Stuart, North Canterbury.
Build a quality new home with experienced local master builders who deliver quality and integrity while providing extra value in your home build throughout the Christchurch area, Selwyn District, Hurunui District the Waimakariri District and Ashburton.
Ferg Waddell Homes have an enviable reputation for high quality work. Ferg has been established throughout the greater Christchurch area since 2004.
Registered Master Builders and Licensed Building Practitioners, with 30 plus years of building experience. Fergus Waddell has decades of experience and a solid team behind him.
Unlike most building companies, at Ferg Waddell you deal direct with the builder and not through a middle man or housing company representative. All costs and details of what you will and will not get in your build is fully disclosed to eliminate surprises.
Ferg is able to guide you through the building process to achieve a home that fits your requirements and budget, without compromising quality or integrity.
We have built many wonderful homes in Christchurch over the last decade for very satisfied customers. Contact us for testimonials and references.
You can trust us to give value back to you, the homeowner, in everything we do. That’s why I attach my name, Fergus Waddell, to each home. It’s no secret that the New Zealand construction industry has a track record of being more focused on the cost of goods than the quality of the end product.
We constantly check and don’t take anything for granted, ensuring everything done will result in a quality home that is built to last.
Ferg will go the extra mile to ensure his clients dreams and practical requirements are fully met. His own high standards, in depth knowledge of building regulations and love of the creative building process means you can trust him to build your home as if it was his own. Ferg is available for a no obligation chat about your plans. He offers advice on future proofing, section choice, designs, and explains the associated costs of building that others leave out.
We cover the great Christchurch area, Selwyn District, Hurunui District the Waimakariri District and Ashburton.
Ferg Waddell Homes: Trusted Building Experts
“I have no hesitation in recommending … Fergus Waddell in particular. The quality of work on my home was excellent and any issues raised were dealt with appropriately, efficiently and pleasantly. Fergus was professional, approachable and clearly took pride in his work. I particularly appreciated the follow up service which was exceptional and I would build with [Fergus Waddell] again.”
– Rev Dianne Le Pine, North Canterbury
We were first introduced to Fergus back in 2011 when he was involved in the build of our home in Rolleston, which we built through a housing company.
We were so impressed with the standard of his work that we decided to try and track him down for our most recent project. Fortunately for us he was still in the building business although this time more in the role of Project Manager. However, his building partner who was also involved in our past build was still actively building and completed all the building work on our present home.
Trustworthy, genuine and passionate are three words that we would use to describe Fergus and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in building with him. His meticulous attention to detail is obvious and he is very aware that, in the majority of cases, that he is dealing with people’s life savings and goes out of his way to make sure everything is just right for the owner.
He updates his clients regularly on the progress of the build and keeps them well informed of any possible cost increases or changes. There are definitely no hidden surprises.
His chosen contractors are excellent and do a superb job. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
His specs are of a high quality and we believe his pricing is more than fair, especially in today’s market.
We have built twice before with other large housing companies and this is by far the best value for money we have had.
We have enjoyed the building process with Fergus and wouldn’t hesitate to build with him again, in fact we will miss his almost daily phone calls.
Here’s to the next time Fergus!!!!
Callum and Irene Brown
Southbridge, Sept. 2018
I wanted to reach out and thank you for what has been an outstanding experience with Fergus Waddell. Having never built a home before, my wife and I were unsure what to expect and apprehensive of the project. The experience was outstanding and everything we could have hoped for. You treated us with respect and understanding every step of the way. From the initial process of selecting nuts’n’bolts, through construction and final closing, all of our questions and concerns were addressed immediately. We were always made to feel that our satisfaction and needs were the first priority for Ferg Wadell Homes. The project was completed on time and we were kept in consistent contact on all progress and updates. At every step of the construction, Fergus Waddell fulfilled all commitments on time and was exceptionally dependable. It was truly a great experience.
We love that Fergus accommodated our preferences. Roger (electrician) was extremely helpful during the electrical walk through and provided excellent advice. We also have high praise for the outside vendors that Ferg Waddell Homes recommends (Vivi from Vision Kitchen, Elle Calder from The Flooring Centre, Roger – electrician)
We have now been in our new home for close to a month and it has exceeded our expectations in every way. It is exceptionally well built with amazing attention to detail and convenience. It is the home my wife and I always hoped to own. We could not be more happy with our new home and the total experience creating it with Ferg Waddell Homes.
Thanks again to all at Ferg Waddell Homes for building us a dream home we will love and enjoy for years to come. We have told everyone who has asked how pleased we are with our Ferg Waddell home, and will continue without hesitation to praise and recommend your company.”
Rolleston, Dec. 2019