Danny Nicholson, of Summer Construction, has performed a number of jobs, large and small, for us over the last 15+ years.  Dan is fantastic to work with – unfailingly professional, trustworthy, reliable and goes just that extra mile for you.   He comes up with simple solutions to complex problems, his workmanship is top class, and everything he builds is top quality and built to last. I take the utmost pleasure in recommending him.
Kay B
Bannatyne Landscaping


Danny has worked for me for at least 15 years now since an architect acquaintance recommended him as a specialist builder who could work on restoration aspects of old villas. He has restored a verandah and balcony, replaced a large window  and recently replaced doors,  hinges and windows and weather boards ahead of the painter, as well as repiling and rediverting plumbing under the villa to make the exterior appearance less cluttered. He has carried out remedial work and an entire re-roofing project on a post-war bungalow for me too.
He is thorough in his assessment of a job  and I like the way he thinks of different approaches to a job and makes helpful suggestions. He works efficiently, always discussing the progress of the job and the finished product is always of a high standard.
I am impressed by how he works in well with other tradesman who may be part of the job too . In fact it has even been useful to employ tradesmen he is acquainted with such as a plumber and gas fitter as I know that he finds them trustworthy and their work reliable.
It is always a pleasure to have Danny on the property as he is respectful, considerate and cleans up tidily after the job.
Robyn S


I have been impressed with Summer Construction’s performance on several projects.   Danny is friendly and approachable and quickly develops a good rapport with clients.   He is diligent and accurate in undertaking construction, offering suggestions and alternatives in the spirit of making the project the best it can be.  Work is completed to programme in an efficient and tidy manner. 
Richard Bos
Richard Bos Architecture


We have employed Summer Construction on a number of large and small construction projects over a number of years. We have found them to be professional with a very high standard of workmanship and would recommend them to be considered for building/installation projects 
David B


I have worked with Danny Nicholson from Summer Construction on several projects over a number of years, the work primarily involved renovations to character houses.  McKenzie Higham Architecture expect high levels of quality on all our projects and Danny has been able to deliver on this. He also has a particular skill in building the finer details of a house and those elements that are technically challenging.
Danny is very good at communicating with the client and architect at all stages of construction and this really helps projects run smoothly.
I would have no hesitation in using Summer Construction in the future and in recommending their services to others. 
Mark Higham
McKenzie + Higham Architecture
Te Aro


We have used Summer Construction for large and small projects, from building a new bathroom extension to house maintenance. Danny’s attention to detail is one of the many great things that really sets him apart from other builders. He is a very neat and careful worker. Highly recommended.
Alice F


I have found Danny Nicholson to be an excellent tradesman and a nice guy to deal with. His trade skills are evident in the way he approached the projects he undertook for us. He listened to our concerns and provided well-thought-out answers. He is well able to deliver solid results according to instructions, plans and specifications. He worked with us and with our engineer very well indeed. I have used Danny’s services several times for my residential home projects, large and small. I have always been pleasantly surprised and appreciative of the excellent results. He cares. He is respectful, enthusiastic and prompt to work each day. He works hard. Once Danny started, he saw each project though to the end in a timely manner. He strived to meet our expectations. His accounts were detailed and accurate.
Book Danny early. He is usually a busy builder, a good sign of his popularity amongst clients. From our experience, we recommend him. He will say when he can start and when he does, he will see your project through to the end with enthusiasm and dedication. I was fortunate to have found Danny the builder” and would use his services again any time I needed it.  
Brian G


We have used the services of Danny Nicholson and Summer Construction periodically since 1996.  Our first project was an extensive revamping of the rear section of our home when substantial modification of our roof, bathrooms, laundry and bedrooms was undertaken while we lived in the house. This was a major undertaking over a number of months requiring a lot of skill and patience from Danny. The work was completed to a high standard and in accordance with the architects design. During the course of the modification Danny provided practical, sensible suggestions to make the design more workable and user friendly. Subsequent to the finish of this renovation we have had Danny back to do some other work, both in the house and on the grounds. We have found him to be professional, reliable and practical and have had no hesitation in recommending him to our friends, a number of whom have engaged him to complete work on their properties. We would be very happy to discuss with any of his prospective clients the work and quality of the finish that we received from Danny and Summer Construction.
Tony and Colleen C


I have enjoyed working with Danny on a number of complex and challenging projects for our family since 1999 when we lived in Plimmerton and I am pleased to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a quality solution to any building project.
I have always found Danny to be honest, reliable, trustworthy, proactive, accommodating and extremely professional. His workmanship is always of the highest standard and his commitment to quality and perfection are evident in the finished product. He has the experience, knowledge and attitude to ensure that every building project that he is involved in will be an exciting and enjoyable experience for his loyal and appreciative clients.
Russell B
Architect (retired)


Danny effectively came with the house when we purchased the property as he had done work for the previous owner. His work spoke for itself and he has continued to be our trusted builder / building adviser. Danny pays great attention to both our needs and our wants and ensures his work is both correct and aesthetically pleasing. On subsequent visits he checks on previous works and makes adjustments if he sees the need as he has very high standards of the quality of his work.
Danny provides an end to end quality service consulting with us/the home owner throughout and delivers a beautiful finish to even the small jobs. He is proactive in bringing any other required trades-people in to complete the work. He has a friendly and professional style and we have no hesitation in recommending Danny to others
Jude K