Comments From Our Clients


Rosaleen, owner of Off Plumb Cottage.

Newell and his top-team, Darrell, Joey and team of sub contractors, performed beyond expectations. Thanks BTP you have a knack of applying the art and science of things, you accommodated my ideas (in my head) and needs but gave me such a lot of amazingly sound advice (which I took) that  has made Off Plumb Cottage a stand-out AirBnB Arrowtown accommodation – ‘historic charm meets cosy comfort’.

Thank you for being ahead of both deadlines, doing an impeccable job to honour the inside of this special 150 year Historic Places classified original cottage. Newell your phone calls were appreciated even after the job was finished. I was a very appreciative absentee owner and loved my progress trips down to meet.

I am happy to talk any prospective clients if you like. I can’t speak highly enough of you all.



Scott Stevens, owner Dudley & Summer’s Cottages

I recommend BTP Construction to anyone contemplating cottage restoration projects or looking to convert a building into commercial premises.

Dudley’s Cottage was built in 1880 next to Arrowtown’s most popular tourist attraction, the historic Chinese Settlement, and is a registered category two historic place. This high profile site required a building contractor like BTP Construction who could find solutions and source specific materials for this difficult building project, and work to strict Historic Places Trust guidelines. The end result is an Arrowtown icon to be proud of with a high level of workmanship and restored structural integrity.

Tim Buckley, Queenstown

We chose BTP Construction for our new home build in Queenstown because we were looking for a straight forward, trustworthy partner for our project. Turns out we made the right choice. Newell was there from the start giving us solid advice and he kept us informed every step of the way. I’d recommend BTP for any project, especially if budget, honesty and good workmanship are your priorities.

S & O Jojic Queenstown

A good builder who is reliable and trustworthy was hard to find. We hit the jackpot with BTP Construction from the very first quote when we required a builder for our property portfolio. BTP is always timely and affordable, delivering exceptional workmanship. BTP took time out to listen to our visions and assisted when we were uncertain in our renovations.

We consistently found BTP to be genuine and honest, always sourcing the best possible option in materials and delivering superior workmanship. We have since used them for the last 6 years and wouldn’t go anywhere else. BTP have completed small jobs from installing shelves to extensive renovations requiring consents, also taking complete control of this process and assisting by being project manager and directing other contractors for us on our behalf, again ensuring quality of work. We constantly recommend BTP to family and friends and local real estate agents and would never have any doubt in recommending them to others. Dealing with BTP has been like winning the jackpot.

Desmond Unwin Ltd Christchurch

Newell Hodgson has worked on and project managed a number of our residential and commercial building projects. We have been very impressed with not only his workmanship, reliability and management skills, but his ability to think laterally and to problem solve. I would have no hesitation to recommend BTP Construction for any building work. On the rare occasion when we did not use BTP Construction we had to engage Newell in any case to fix other builder’s mistakes and mediate between contractors. These sorts of problems never occurred when we engaged BTP Construction from the outset.

Dan & Mitzi Cole-Bailey

We hired Newell to transform what was essentially wasteland on our property into a useable space, that has undoubtedly added value to our investment whilst enhancing the benefit for the tenants. When we purchased the property the land had been severely neglected since original earthworks carved out the section.

Newell built a series of retaining walls and leveled the section out to create a space that is both practice and aesthetically pleasing.  Along the side of the house where the earth once tumbled down from the neighboring section he built another retaining wall and stairs to link the front and back.

We were impressed with Newell’s attention to detail, his correspondence in keeping us updated on progress and the craftsman ship of the job.  Already visitors to the property including fellow tradesman and estate agents have passed positive comment on the works done.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Newell to anyone looking at any building renovations or heavy landscaping.”