TESTIMONIALS

2019

"Wow, I have to say, that is one of the best applications I have seen in over 2 years…well done to you and the team…great work!

 

I am VERY pleased to inform you that your application has been accepted, formal notice will follow."

Wayne

Dunedin

"Thank you very much for inspecting and reporting on your visit to Mum's place so quickly. Kate and I do appreciate you doing this work for us when you are already so busy."

Jane

Wellington

"Thank you for the effort that you provided. Your technical expertise and support was the basis of a successful outcome for us in the end. Without your input and the the work done by Tom and Geoff we would have got nowhere."

Gary

Christchurch

2018

"HPSNZ's selection of Skytec Engineering was deliberate - based principally on the firms strong understanding of our unique engineering requirements, tight delivery timeline and budget constraints. Our organisation found Bernard to provide open and honest communication throughout the project. Bernard's attention to detail - both of the project and to us as a client was 'second to none'. In the language of High Performance we would like to say Skytec achieved the "Gold standard" in delivery, service and support..".

Scott - High Performance Sport New Zealand

Christchurch

 

"Anyone considering a seismic strengthening project would be well advised to discuss this with Bernard and his team at Skytec.  From our first meeting I found Bernard’s approach helpful, considerate, and solution solving.  He is completely honest, trustworthy and his design enabled our tenants to remain in the building during the upgrade process which he also project managed for us in his professional manner.  Whether you are starting a project or part way through and need advice, I encourage you to pick up the phone and discuss your needs with Bernard, you will not regret it".

Mark - Pattison Investments

Christchurch

"...the team at Skytec carried out a pre-purchase inspection for us on a house we were intending to buy. Their detailed examination and analysis provided us with critical information and revealed problems with the construction. We really appreciated that Skytec were prepared to do this work for us at very short notice and that their timely report was clear, logical and easy to understand. We happily recommend the professional team at Skytec to others".

Rob 

Christchurch

​"Thank you for allowing me to see the draft report.  I find it is very clear and well-written....  I will let you know if we need any more work!
 Thank you again."
Philip

Christchurch

"Have found Bernard and his team to be thorough. Good at getting consents through the council. We intend using them again."

​John

Christchurch

​2017

"Have found Bernard and his team to be thorough. Good at getting consents through the council. We intend using them again."

​John

Christchurch

​"The report you presented was thorough and supported the purchase of the section that we were considering to invest in. I appreciate you had a breakdown in your equipment and during this time, you kept me well informed of the timing in delays you experienced and gave me feedback as to where things were at. Your final invoice was exactly as per your quote, even though I know you made additional trips to the site, so was appreciated. Thank you for your support, I certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to others."

​Hugh

Waikari

​"We have worked with Skytec on a Category 1 heritage site over the last four years. Skytec has consistently demonstrated its expertise with cutting-edge advice and solutions for preservation and earthquake strengthening. If you are looking for a consultancy who are ethical, affordable and can assist with building and land issues, you have come to the right place.. We highly recommend Skytec."

​SECT

Wellington

​"Canterbury Women's Club, Inc., found SKYTEC's work is very cost effective and have appreciated Bernard's on-going expertise, care and support to ensure a high quality result Is finally  achieved for the projects."

​Lynette

President, Canterbury Women's Club

Christchurch

​"We are proactive people and have been eager and willing during the seismic upgrade of the building and all the BWOF compliance process.  While it has been a long, testing and also expensive journey, we are proud of our achievement, and are very thankful to Bernard Toh of Skytec who has been and is a steady and guiding hand throughout."

​Mark

Nelson

​"Hi Bernard I would like to thank you very much for your time yesterday to come and speak with us. I have had a lot of our staff come up to me today and say how interesting they found it. Thanks again

Cheers

Linda

Christchurch

2016

"Thanks for the presentation last week. It was very interesting, with the highlight for me being the camera investigation down the bore. Cheers".

Rob

Waimakariri

"Thank you very much We appreciate all you and your team have done for us ".

​Garry & Joy

Christchurch

"I truly hope you can get plenty of more work Bernard, you offer a valuable and respectable business".

​Mark

Nelson

​"I enjoyed seeing you at the annual BOINZ conference.  Your presentation entitled “How to know the Ground you’re Building on” was terrific.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge".

​Helen

Rice and Co Lawyers

​"Your “fancy equations” certainly impressed our BOINZ team and delegates!  We really liked your logical approach to development and build, and your easy to remember categorisation of ground types. Feedback received from delegates who attended has been overwhelmingly positive and we appreciate the role your contribution played in the production of such a high quality technical programme.".

​Building Officials Institute New Zealand (BOINZ)

Wellington

​"I have engaged Skytec to carry out site measurements of a warehouse/office building in Auckland for a seismic strengthening design project.  All the structural elements have been identified, marked on site, and photos taken as evidence.  Bernard and the team are professional, quick in responses and provide regular follow-ups to update."

Anthony

Auckland

"Thanks to your work I am now convinced that we will be able to achieve a proper repair. I am sure that we will be needing your assistance as the job progresses, to ensure that the repair strategy proposed will be up to spec."

​Garry

Christchurch

"...a very thorough site investigation and building assessment [Geotechnical and Structural reports]. One of the best that I have seen!"
Dick

GHD Principal

"To  Whom It May Concern,

This is to verify that Jarm Investments Ltd engaged Mr Bernard Toh  from Skytec to do a DEE report that was required by CERA.  Mr Toh did this report for us in a very efficient, diligent  and obliging manner.  I would recommend him to anyone who may require his services."
Steven

Christchurch

​"We engaged Skytec for a geotech soil report and was extremely happy with their service, they kept me informed with every step of the job and deliver the report promotely. They provided an exceptional service on the job, we have since asked them to provide two more DEE reports for my commercial property. If you looking for a reliable Engineering company I could recommend Skytec. "
Nancy

Christchurch

"I would say that I am extremely grateful for your understanding and accommodating me in my position.  I am very happy with the service and i would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future thanks again Dave."

Dave

UK

"I can also confirm that the insurance company has agreed to cover the cost of the (seismic strengthening of hotel) and that the partners are happy. Thank you for your help!"

​Vernon

Christchurch

​"...this morning's meeting was great and the service was great! Thank you."

Jackson

Christchurch

"Skytec Engineering took such a professional approach to the engineering on our home from the very start with plans, applications to council, professional staff, follow up and the general paperwork which applies to a job such as ours. It was a major task as we had to start from the ground up but Skytec’s approach was very thorough and professional. I would like to thank you very much for such a wonderful job done and would not hesitate recommending you to anyone for your skilful ability to get the job done. Thank you Bernard for being so personal and professional in your manner and ability to work with your clients."

John & Suzy

Christchurch

"I have not been long involved in the process and my dealings with you limited ....

But I can say that you have been open and upfront with us and responded in reasonable timeframes when asked questions.  You have responded well to questions concerning the reports and provided options for us to consider."

​Gary

Whakatane

".....thank you again for your good work (under pressure!)."

Dick

Wellington

"Thanks for your prompt service and great detail in your documentation (very professional which is nice for a change) – I will be recommending your services to others."

Anthony

Christchurch

2014

"Your release of the final report is also noted and appreciated, as is the gesture of good faith prior to full payment and prioritising the completion of our reports above others....
 ...We value the input and expertise you and your team have provided us so far, and look forward to working with you again in the future."

Thornton Trust

Christchurch

​Feedback from architectural designer:

"...I value and need Bernard’s help on all of these jobs so it’s worth it to get involved."

Pete

Rangiora

"We really appreciated your quick response and personable manner.  You went out of your way to meet our tight deadlines which we really appreciated.  Thank you so much."

​Sue & Paul

Christchurch

​"...a very thorough site investigation and building assessment [Geotechnical and Structural reports]. One of the best that I have seen!"

Dick

GHD

"To  Whom It May Concern,

This is to verify that Jarm Investments Ltd engaged Mr Bernard Toh  from Skytec to do a DEE report that was required by CERA.  Mr Toh did this report for us in a very efficient, diligent  and obliging manner. I would recommend him to anyone who may require his services."
Steven

Christchurch

"We engaged Skytec for a geotech soil report and was extremely happy with their service, they kept me informed with every step of the job and deliver the report promptly. They provided an exceptional service on the job, we have since asked them to provide two more DEE reports for my commercial property. If you looking for a reliable Engineering company I could recommend Skytec. "

Nancy

Christchurch

"This [geotechnical report] looks fantastic.  If only some of the big firms could follow in your footsteps. Many thanks and well done."

Mike

Hawkins RSM

​"In March of this year we engaged Skytec to perform an engineering report on a commercial building we were wanting to purchase.  Bernard and his team had to work within tight time frames, and not only did they deliver on time, their communication and professionalism throughout was outstanding. We would highly recommend Skytec, and would not hesitate to used them again in the future."

Dia Properties

Oxford

​2013

 

"SECT initially asked Skytec Engineering Limited for an expression of interest because of their unique approach to seismic strengthening investigations and experience with heritage buildings. SECT's project needed both in order to achieve its objective - establishing a framework upon which the future of a nationally significant heritage site (Erskine College) would be based. Subsequently we found Skytec's work to be thorough and cogniscant of the challenges intrinsic to heritage value and safety in the community.  Skytec's ability to produce quality work whilst understanding the issues at hand and therefore researching all the alternatives has ensured better environmental outcomes for this heritage site".

SECT

Wellington

"I am very pleased with your draft report..... Thank you and your staff for your help and consideration. It is good to have such a positive experience when dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes."

Margaret

Wellington

"I have engaged Skytec to advise and complete four engineering reports within the last two years. Bernard Toh has been efficient, accountable and available at all times. He returns my phone calls and e-mails within hours and is always courteous and helpful. I recommend their services to my friends colleagues and family."

Bryan

​"We engaged Skytec for a geotech soil report and was extremly happy with their service, they kept me informed with every step of the job and deliver the report promotely. They provided an exceptional service on the job, we have since asked them to provide two more DEE reports for my commercial property. If you looking for a reliable Engineering company I could recommend Skytec. "
Nancy

Christchurch

​"You are a great professional and that is independent from where you work... I wish you continued success."
Jorge

GHD, Australia

​"I have engaged Skytec to advise and complete four engineering reports within the last two years. Bernard Toh has been efficient, accountable and available at all times. He returns my phone calls and e-mails within hours and is always courteous and helpful. I recommend their services to my friends colleagues and family."
Bryan

In early June 2013 we requested Skytec complete a structural engineers report on the central partially collapsed brick chimney in our house.  The report was completed by the 11th of June. It was very effective in assisting with our issues with EQC and Fletchers EQR.  We have subsequently used Skytec for further work.  Skytec have always responded promptly to our email and phone calls.  They are polite and courteous. I recommend this company.
Kim

​"I have used Skytec Engineering for several geotech projects in Christchurch and have found Bernard to be friendly, helpful and professional, and able to get the project done quickly at a time when others could take months. My clients who meet Skytec staff on site without a face to face introduction from me have also commented favorably. I am now referring my structural design for my Christchurch projects to Bernard as well."
Ken

Architect

"We contacted Skytec Engineering as we urgently required a geo technical report on a hillside section which was about to be marketed for sale. Bernard was thorough and completely professional from start to finish. Knowing we were working to tight deadlines he fast-tracked his onsite inspection, so that we received his completed report a week earlier than we had initially anticipated. We would not hesitate in recommending Bernard to anyone looking for a professional engineer, familiar with local Canterbury conditions, who delivers prompt, professional results."

Alison

Harcourts

"Thank you for doing (report) so soon and thanks for your help."

Ja

Commercial building owner

"Good report, clear, no frills or unnecessary fluff. Love your work ."

Mark (Hawkins)

"I hope you and your team understand how important it is in what you are all doing, there must be so many people who are like us lost and not knowing who to trust. So please understand when I say thank you I mean it from my heart."

Maureen 

Homeowner

"I have had the pleasure of working with Bernard and Skytec over the past year on residential earthquake inspections in Christchurch City. Bernard has engaged inspections with a positive attitude and high level of professionalism which is reflected in his strong work ethic, genuine concern for safety and ability to deliver. I am very happy with the work that Skytec has produced and I will definitely be working with them again in the future for the Christchurch Recovery Programme."

Allen

MWHMainzeal, Christchurch

​"I look forward to working with you again in the near future."
Jim

Christchurch City Council

"Bernard inspected our NZHPT registered heritage home on three occasions after earthquakes occurred in Christchurch. On each occasion he gave us a thorough understanding of his findings and always kept us informed of the process he was undertaking regarding our insurer and EQC.  He kept us up to date either verbally or by written report and was always available when we needed to contact him.  His punctual, polite and professional manner made the whole process easier for us during a very stressful time. We would certainly recommend Bernard to any potential client". 

Garry & Alexis

Christchurch

​"I can only say positive things about what you did for us and have highlighted these in bullet points:-
· Although incredibly busy was able to make time to see us on a statutory holiday,

  the day before our staff returned to the building;
· Made a thorough inspection and provided (understandable, as opposed to being too

  scientific) feedback and reassurance;
· When needing building plans, followed up directly with Building owner, visited

  Building Owner on his own accord, rather than leaving with us to chase up;
· Set up monitoring equipment without disrupting the people working in office;
· Provided thorough and comprehensive feedback to staff to reassure them on

  building safety;
· Provided a thorough report with recommendations on safety enhancements, these

  were accepted by ourselves and the building owner without question;
· Always very pleasant, engaging, friendly and very easy to deal with.
Thanks Bernard, we genuinely appreciate all you have done for us".
Bryan

Vero

"Thank you for your time in explaining what you think has happened in the earthquake on the 22 February to our house. It was reassuring to know you that to the best of your ability you think that our house is safe to live in.  I enjoyed talking to you very much".

Sally

Christchurch

"I have used Bernard Toh from Skytec engineering for a number of my recent projects, these projects include earthquake strengthening works to historic buildings, designs for additional storey to commercial building and an apartment development. In all cases Bernard has delivered his services on time and in a professional manner. Bernard has a friendly nature and is always willing to work in with our requirements. I look forward to future dealings with Skytec".

Richard

Wellington

"We are grateful to Bernard and Skytec for the professionalism and the reassurance he has shown to us through all the steps required to get to this point, as not knowing and waiting was the hardest part of all. Bernard has good communication skills, has kept us informed and was always available when one of us would call with questions or concerns. If he didn’t know he would find out. Bernard also worked in well with our Insurer, Builder and Project Manager and we have and will continue to recommend Bernard and Skytec as we need people with integrity and heart to reassure and help rebuild Christchurch".  

Rosina

Christchurch

"I first met Bernard Toh from Skytec when he was sent to inspect my 50 bed rest home to assess what repairs were likely to be necessary. Bernard arrived promptly after the 22.2.11 earthquake to ensure that our residents were still safe after further damage to our building. He also provided reports for four houses with significant damage. These were straightforward and easy to understand with photographs included to explain various details. I can recommend Bernard and Skytec as a Professional firm who give prompt service".

Sue

Christchurch

"......we were able to make the decision not to go ahead with the house purchase based on the information supplied. Thank you for being so thorough, and I feel confident that after studying your report and careful consideration we have made the right decision!"

Cally

Christchurch

"Thank you for your time in explaining what you think has happened in the earthquake on the 22 February to our house. It was reassuring to know you that to the best of your ability you think that our house is safe to live in.  I enjoyed talking to you very much".

Sally

Christchurch

"I work for a Company who engaged Bernard to compile a report on our building after February 22. This has been followed by many subsequent visits and checks before and after any repair work has been completed to provide peace of mind to the employees and tenants in our building. My husband and I engaged Bernard to give us a second opinion on our badly damaged home. I found Bernard easy to contact and talk to even though he is a very busy man. His caring side shows through with his phone calls after major shakes to check we are all okay".

Carol

Christchurch

"Both our damaged properties were assessed by Bernard of Skytec and we were most impressed with his professional, yet friendly personal style which meant that we felt we could trust him. What we were most grateful for was the willingness of Bernard, despite working on a tight schedule, to have a look at our second damaged property which he was happy to do that same day. His advice and help during and after the formal assessments was greatly appreciated and we have already recommended Skytec to our friends who have damaged homes".

Paul and Linda

Auckland