Client Testimonials


You are wonderful.  You listened!!!!  Fantastic and very professional job.

Sandi Evans

Cos and I were very happy with the prompt attention Ashby Consultants gave to thoroughly inspecting our ‘as is, where is’ property, with a view to obtaining insurance.  The report received was very clear as to what needed to be done to bring the property up to specifications.  Following this, we organised for the work to be professionally completed, which included piles, guttering, cracks and leaks.  On completion of the work to the standard required we had no problem obtaining insurance,  We are very grateful for the quick and efficient manner Ashby Consultants dealt with this, enabling us to get insurance sooner rather than later and thereby reducing the stress and insecurity associated with purchasing a house without it.

Many thanks

Joy and Cos

I think the important points of difference for us were, that Ashby’s were willing to listen to and incorporate our ideas and were able to respond relatively quickly to our changing environment.

We bought a TC3 section and wanted to build a two story home with a timber floor, but were faced with boundary height restrictions which conflicted with the need to maintain crawl space underneath. In addition of course the house needed to take into account soft ground conditions, the possibility of flooding and to be relevelable. Ashby’s came up with a novel neutral buoyancy mini basement solution, that, is designed not to “ float” should flooding occur, self-flooding with filtered water which can self-drain afterwards, yet normally remains bone dry, and gives excellent access under the house for the installation of services, and insulation etc.

Should another large earthquake occur and cause differential settlement, it would take about half a day scooting around on a mechanics trolley with a spanner to relevel the house, as easy as.

We are stoked with our design, especially when we hear of the cost of other foundations now going up around us.

Chris and Baerbel

Having used Ashbys for the repair of both residential and commercial properties I have been impressed with Colin’s client focused and pragmatic approach. Colin has always been willing to meet on site, canvas possible options and work up practical solutions. I have no hesitation in recommending Colin Ashby.


Tim Clements | Manager | Rent-A-Cabin

Colin Ashby took the time to discuss his observations of the earthquake damage to our school buildings, give practical advice and listen to our priorities. We have recommended Ashby to others.

Rose Camp (Treasurer)
Tamariki School Society

I have worked with Colin Ashby for many year’s and when his firm shifted to Christchurch for our rebuild I had no hesitation in employing him on a professional basis to help with our plan’s and specification’s for an alteration on our holiday home. I found the Ashby team to be very professional in their dealings with our project, also most impressed with their turnaround & timing on attending to our consent requirements.

Lew Austin

Dear Colin
I am writing to express my appreciation for the excellent professional service that has been provided to our company by you and your staff over the last three years.

We have dealt with both your Warkworth and Christchurch offices in connection with projects of varying sizes and complexity.

Ashby Consulting Engineering have always provided innovative, practical and cost effective engineering solutions for our projects. This has included geotechnical, structural and earthquake strengthening solutions.

We look forward to continuing our business relationship with you and your Company.


Christchurch builder



Robbie Brannen
Brannen Construction
Licensed Building Practitioner License Number BP104527
Member BOINZ

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