Testimonials

Element 17 and the team of contractors who worked on our office reconfiguration cannot be thanked enough for the work they did. The execution of the office reconfiguration was flawless, with contractors altering the space with almost no impact to our daily operations.  The team maintained a high level of professionalism at all times and were a real pleasure to work with. The teams commitment to health and safety was exceptional, closely aligning themselves to our Zero Harm vision very quickly.  Element 17's ability to plan the installation around our requirements made the process simple and nothing was ever a problem, with resolutions to challenges found quickly.  The level of communication from both Element 17 and all of their contractors throughout the process was second to none and meant that we always knew exactly what was going on. We will be looking to use Element 17 and their fantastic team of contractors again in the future. http://www.element17.co.nz/commercial/antarctica-new-zealand/

 

 

Testimonials

Enterprise North CanterburyView project

Enterprise North Canterbury

Element 17 were able to provide excellent project management on all aspects of the interior design from the selection of colours and fittings to office furniture. They were also instrumental in getting things right in the public work areas such as the layout for the drop-in workspaces. This involved maximising the effectiveness of the space available and managing to incorporate a stylish but business like look in the centre with the use of appropriate furnishings utilising our corporate colours.

They also created a custom design for the i-SITE reception desk which sits harmoniously within the business centre.

This was a complex project, juggling requirements for our own staff offices as well as the i-SITE and business centre in the public areas. Nonetheless we found Element 17 extremely easy to deal with. Their expertise was key in getting the interior absolutely right and they were flexible, responsive and able to adapt to changing requirements. 

Heather Warwick - Chief Executive of Enterprise North Canterbury www.northcanterbury.co.nz


Canterbury Employers Chamber of CommerceView project

Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce
Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce

“Working with Steve and Emma at Element 17 challenged our thinking and at times pushed us out of our comfort zone.  Steve’s gentle but persuasive style resulted in a strong mix of colour, textures and some stunning finishing touches while balancing the functionality and practicality. The end result is spectacular and we are thrilled with our new building.”

Leeann Watson, General Manager, Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce


Burger CultureView project

Burger Culture
Burger Culture

A big thanks go to Steve and the team at Element17 who showed great vision in their design of Burger Culture.
First impressions are key in any successful restaurant and the look and feel of the venue is obviously crucial and we couldn’t be happier with our brand new burger joint.

Steve’s expertise were invaluable at the feasibility and helped us refine our concept.

There communication with us and our main contractor Fitzgerald Construction was second to none.
Our designer Rita and Steve were always available throughout the concept, detailed design and later stages, which was very important.

Thanks team, see you for a burger and a pint soon!


Alpine Guide Centre

Franz Josef Alpine Guide Centre
Alpine Guide Centre

Element 17 were engaged to design and co-manage a complex multistage build on the West Coast of the South Island for Ngāi Tahu Tourism. They completed this at times challenging undertaking with skill, flair and an admirable eye for detail, which when combined with an innate sense of professionalism and fun made them a joy to be partnered with. The result is something that exceeded our expectations and one that will give our staff and customers satisfaction for years to come.

- Tom Bryant, Safety, Risk and Compliance Manager-Ngāi Tahu Tourism


Flying South Retail and CinemaView project

Christchurch International Airport
Flying South Retail and Cinema

I hired Steve and the team at Element 17 because I knew they had not only great vision and great design ideas, but they understood that the customer - my customer - is at the centre of everything we do. Steve and his team developed an amazing, authentic experience for my customers. His choice of materials, colours and finishes was enlivening, and his understanding of customer flow and commercial imperatives was excellent. He guided me from concept through costing through construction and at every step I felt he and the team just got it. On a complex project requiring co-ordination of many different design professionals and a demanding client, the team at Element 17 excelled.

- Matthew Day, Manager Commercial Development - Christchurch International Airport Ltd


Saunders and CoView project

Victoria Street Office
Saunders and Co

It’s been a pleasure to work with Element 17 on recent commercial fit outs at all three of our Christchurch locations. Steve and his team drew on their broad experience and innate design flair to come up with some practical designs, finishes and furniture choices that not only allow us to enjoy a beautiful and efficient workspace, but also help set us apart from more run of the mill office environments. Element 17 have left an indelible signature that reflects their talent in listening to their clients and turning raw ideas into a cohesive vision.

John Bates, General Manager - Saunders and Co


Anytime Gym Spitfire Square

Anytime Gym
Anytime Gym Spitfire Square

Hi Steve & Jane,

Thank you for the gift box, it was greatly appreciated. We have enjoyed working with you and are very pleased with the end result. As previously mentioned, Anytime HO have commented on the efficient way you have managed and delivered the project on time. I think we have all learned some valuable lessons on the way and look forward to benefiting from these with our next project. In the meantime, we will be working hard to make a successful business. We wish you well for the future and would be very happy to be added to your list of satisfied clients.

Kind Regards,

Stuart Spittle - Anytime Gym Spitfire Square


CoriandersView project

Corianders Flagship Restaurant
Corianders

Steve and the team at Element 17 created an award-winning interior for me that represents the quality of food and service we have become known for. The use of colour, design and unique finishes has meant people come to not only experience the culture of our cuisine, but also the interior they dine in. I took Steve offshore to assist on the purchase of equipment and fittings and his perspective and knowledge of quality was beneficial to me and my project. Our relationship has grown and Element 17 have helped me design and build another restaurant since our flagship restaurant in the heart of Christchurch city. Not only does Steve and his team understand how to plan the inner workings of a commercial kitchen, but they also have the flair to create an instantly recognisable interior. That's why I look forward to working with them on future projects.

- Amar Deep Singh - Corianders


Ashton WheelansView project

City offices
Ashton Wheelans

In 2013, Element 17 Ltd were appointed to design and manage the fit outs of our two new offices in Christchurch and Kaiapoi. They were initially appointed to design and project manage our Kaiapoi offices. When it came time to proceed with our Christchurch fit out, we decided to appoint Element 17 based on our positive dealings with them up to that point. It was important that our Christchurch fit out be warm and welcoming, incorporating natural elements, in particular a large piece of Paunamu which we hold in trust for a client. The Element 17 team, led by Steve, designed a magnificent reception desk in Macrocarpa timbers where the Paunamu sits in harmony with the sustainable timber. The Element 17 team guided us through the project with professionalism, and managed the supplier relationships well. Steve has a great design aesthetic and incredible product knowledge. His team are dedicated and excellent to deal with.

- Marney Price, Practice Manager - Ashton Wheelans

 

 


Mitton Electronet - West Power

West Power Offices
Mitton Electronet - West Power

We chose E17 from a short list of four design companies mainly because of their friendly, approachable, nothing's a problem attitude. Element 17 gave me input on my scope before I awarded the contract, they were willing to add value upfront. I would recommend E17 to others because E17 is a professional company who are focused on the best outcome possible for their client. My favourite element of our new space is the sense of space, the storage options mean that we are not cluttered and there is a place for everything.  

- Valerie Lang - Mitton ElectroNet Ltd