•  Full restoration of historic 1920’s landmark homestead

•  Worked to the original plans reinstating original timbers – rimu trim and jarah flooring

•  Swimming pool and pavilion

•  Refurbished all the old fireplaces and added an outdoor fire in same style

•  Tennis court

•  Extensive landscape work


Location: Havelock North

Year: 2008

Design: Andy Coltart

Landscape: Suzanne Turley

Project Testimonial for Arden House: Ben Redmond has led for me the building on two substantial projects. In 2003/4 the building of a new house ‘Riverside 4′ sited on the Tuki Tuki river in Hawke’s Bay and in 2007/8 the complete restoration of an historic house ‘Arden’ in Havelock North. The workmanship of himself and his employees was of the highest standard. He mastered the complex requirements of the work, and he delivered both projects to my complete satisfaction. Further at all times he acted with the utmost integrity, honesty and professionalism. I consider Ben and his firm to be the leading builders in Hawke’s Bay and they will definitely be my first choice for any future building projects that I undertake. – Jonathan McHardy