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Last year we bought a Lyttelton classic – a hundred years of borer-filled timber held together by generations of bodged ‘repairs’ and restrained from sliding down the hill by an armful of crumbling scoria. Other builders’ assessments ranged from the ‘she’ll be right, just jack and pack it’ to the insanely complicated and expensive. But Dirk took the time to figure out how to unpick decades of bad workmanship and relevel the old girl. The work he and his team did was carefully thought-out and extremely thorough, and the quality excellent. He worked with us, listening to our concerns and helping us to find solutions to new problems as and when they occurred. The result is stable foundations, level floors and a warm and comfortable cottage we’re very proud of. We’ve been recommending Craftworx to everyone.

Dave and Sal Simpson


Over the last 5 years, Dirk Heffter and his company Craftworx have provided a wide range of building and repairs for me, in both my commercial and personal properties.  His services have covered a wide range of areas including: cabinetry, fencing, decking, fine woodworking, EQC repairs and even the kitchen sink.       Dirk has proven to be a reliable and timely project manager.  He is full of practical and creative solutions, and is well networked amongst a variety of tradesmen.  (That said, he seems to have put together a very diversely skilled team under the Craftworx roof already)  Additionally, his use of SketchUp to provide 3D visuals of his designs has been very helpful in making decisions about how things will look in real life.         I have always been pleased with Dirk’s services, and will continue to use Craftworx in the future.

Sylvia McLean


Dirk and Craftworx did an exceptionally great job to fit out our concept bike store THE BIKERY at the Tannery complex in Woolston, not only because of his hands on expertise and no bullshit quality of work and craftsmanship. The idea of the unique THE BIKERY shop concept would have not been possible without his input and design ideas, as he was helping us a lot with outside the box solutions and 3D renderings to simulate the shop space and furniture as part of the building process. Dirk’s input and creativity did even help us with the branding and corporate design of THE BIKERY. Great team, always reliable, strongly recommended!

Many thanks to Dirk and his team who designed, built and installed all the joinery for our new house in 2012.  From the outset we knew we were in safe hands as Dirk showed both the technical expertise and the design flair to help us find the designs that would suit our spaces and needs.  Every challenge ( and there were plenty) was greeted with a “let’s find a solution” approach.  The result is very well made, solid, beautiful, joinery with a unique craftworx stamp on it!          We love it!

Phil and Jozefa – Corsair Bay.


Dirk and his team at Craftworx did a wonderful job on our renovation!  We really enjoyed working with them and I think the highest praise we could give them was how much we enjoyed the process and the fact that we miss not having them here every day!  Not often that people will say that about a major renovation project.

Dirk was great to work with and did some wonderful 3D drawings to help us really see the finished product and to give us an opportunity to think about how we really wanted to live in the house. He listened to us well and translated that to a great visual.  The team was really easy to work with and became like members of the family.  The quality of their work was good and the process was much easier than we expected.  We would highly recommend them to others.            Brian Lodge and Sarah van der Burch


“Dirk has been fantastic over the years. He and his team have done large extensions to our house, interior wood work like cupboards or handmade Furniture and on-going earthquake repairs. Dirk is reliable and knowledgeable, pleasant to deal with and highly professional. It’s good to know our house in such good hands. We can recommend Craftworx for anyone looking for an experienced no-bullshit builder with a great work ethic and a good team vibe.”  Anke Richter and Frank Kueppers, Lyttelton


A huge thank you to Dirk and the Craftworx team, you have looked after all our EQC repairs and have designed us the most fabulous new kitchen. We felt looked after and consulted at every step of the way – we would recommend you guys 100%… thanks again Lottie and Tim


“We were very happy with the window replacement work that Craftworx did for us. They have made the windows by hand, and even suggested two betterments within the budget that we have gladly adopted – one to use french doors instead of a window replacement, as well as a designed window to match another that was not there before. They initiated insulation that was not even on the plan and did an awesome job, and were very pleasant to deal with to boot. We have asked them back for a small roof job that they also did where other builders would not even have quoted on. Both thumbs up!”
FRANK & MARIJKE VISSER, LYTTELTON

I was very happy with the work performed by Dirk and the Craftworx team. They are old-fashioned craft builders and the finish is first rate. Dirk is negotiable, fair and friendly in all dealings. Pricing is transparent. For such an experienced and professional team you can’t expect an absolute bargain – quality only hurts once. I can recommend without reservation. – Sam Masters


We have been going to Dirk for ‘real’ service for the past two years. Each and every time, we have been astonished by the high standards of his work and craftsmanship. His most recent work is our kitchen renovation. Once again, he worked on the project with a very professional manner and innovative way to achieve the best result possible for our budget and needs. We look forward to inviting him for further projects improving our house for many years to come.

Naomi & Toshi, Christchurch
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