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Certified Builders and Licensed Building Practitioners

BuildSmart has now become a well known Dunedin Based building company.

They can assist you with all aspects of the building process, including project management and dealing with any council requirements.


Is painting your home

still on your to-do list?

Does your home need protected with a new coat of paint, but you don’t know where to start?

  • BuildSmart painters have a proud history in the Dunedin area. Our painting team can handle any job, big or small, inside or outside. From the smallest home painting or decorating job, to commercial sites, BuildSmart have it covered.
  • Giving your home the highest quality care and finish is our number one priority, we will not consider the job complete until it meets our very own Quality Assurance Checklist.
  • BuildSmart have a strong history of proven projects with communication and commitment as our points of difference.
  • Our team are experts with onsite health and safety, we follow the HazardCo system to ensure safety onsite. With the National Master Painters brand behind us, BuildSmart provide peace of mind and quality workmanship.
  • As a Master Painters member, BuildSmart offer a 5 year workmanship warranty, available for all new and rework on Residential Dwellings.

BuildSmart Team

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BuildSmart works with property investors to build, renovate and maintain investment properties, all while maximising their value.

A little about BuildSmart

BuildSmart is owned by Glen Williamson who is himself a qualified builder. As a property investor, he realised there was no-one with both building and property investment experience who could provide competent advice on all aspects of building maintenance, renovation and upgrades.

Neither was there anyone who could show investors how to develop their properties by sub-dividing and building an additional dwelling, or simply adding on to existing houses. He set about filling that gap in the market and in just seven years has built up a strong reputation as the go-to building company for property investors.

He is assisted by a team of highly qualified and experienced builders and painters.

Why Choose Us

  • Combining property investment and construction, all under the one umbrella
  • The BuildSmart team consists of property investors as well as qualified builders
  • BuildSmart has proven extensive knowledge of the rental market in Otago
  • Communication and commitment are our points of difference
  • We specialise in property investment feasibility studies
  • We have a great history of proven projects

We Specialise In Major Renovations.

With our unique experience and the types of jobs we’ve worked on in the past, we are set up perfectly to specialise in major renovations for both Bungalows and Villas. Our experience in these types of jobs gives us:

    • The most accurate costing in the market because of the checklists and experience we’ve built up over the years.
    • Absolute quality control, no ifs or buts. We’ve developed our own Checklist to ensure your job is completed to a very high standard.

How we work with you

We are with you every step of your renovation process

1 Initial contact. When you contact us we will discuss your wants and needs for your building project, to make sure we can offer the service you require. Then we will arrange a time and place convenient for us to meet you for a more in-depth discussion.
2Feasibility. At this stage, you will be provided with a price estimate for project viability. BuildSmart will then initiate a concept design/drawing (depending on the project we may need the concept drawing before estimates can be given)
3Plans Drawn.Spending extra time at the planning stage of your project is crucial to avoid costly delays while the build is under way. Final working drawings need to go to our local council for building consent. BuildSmart will take care of this process for you.
4Quote Given.After initial plans have been drawn up BuildSmart will then provide you with an estimate/quote as soon as all details are finalised (this can include a full breakdown of all materials, labour and subcontractors)
5Contract Signed.At this stage, any building project over $30,000 must have a signed contract. BuildSmart take this process very seriously, you can feel confident the development of one of your biggest assets is in safe hands.
6The Build Begins.Communication is key to any successful project, whether it’s with the sub-trades, tenants, property managers or owners. BuildSmart use the latest technology to make sure this happens.
7The Build Is Complete.After completing our comprehensive BuildSmart checklist, all documentation will be presented to the building inspector for your code of compliance certificate. We will provide you with the Certified Builders Halo guarantee and all information relating to your job. Last but not least, as our gift to you, we will organise for your home to be cleaned by a commercial cleaning company.

Certified Builders and Licensed Building Practitioners

Having Years combined Experience in New Builds & Renovations

BuildSmart has now become a well known Dunedin based building company. They can assist you with all aspects of the building process including project management and dealing with any council requirements.


BuildSmart Testimonials

  • Flavia Wilson

    We chose Buildsmart to assemble our new Allwood kitset studio, a job which turned out more complicated than anticipated.

    Thankfully the well-oiled team at Buildsmart stepped up to the challenge and now we have an adorable, sturdy, Dunedin-proofed (weather-wise) mezzanine studio-sleepout in our backyard. This was the first time we had used Buildsmart, but for future builds and renovations we wouldn’t have anyone else!

  • Tim Calder

    Buildsmart manage the repairs, maintenance, and renovations on all my student investment properties, while I’m based in Germany.

    Thanks to their advanced use of the latest technology I receive videos of quotes, project updates, and suggestions which makes it very easy to understand what’s involved. I also receive PDF quotes and invoices directly into my Xero accounting software so I can easily keep track of expenditure. What I like most about Buildsmart is that like me they are constantly thinking about my properties, what I can do to improve them, and even send me a short email & video if they spot something untoward if they happen to be in the area driving past one of them. Buildsmart really make it easy and affordable to manage investments which gives me great confidence while based overseas.

  • Chris Crooks
    We engaged with Buildsmart to install a wall and cavity slider in our master bedroom as well as paint the exterior of our home. We were thrilled that Buildsmart were able to begin and finish both jobs within our expected time-frame, with both completed to a high standard. There were a few times during the project where communication could have been a bit better (this was generally around the delivery and moving of the scaffolding), however with the job now complete we have nothing but praise and gratitude to the team at Buildsmart who did everything they could to ensure they met our deadlines. We would have no hesitation in recommending or engaging with Buildsmart in the future. Thank you Glen and the rest of the team at Buildsmart!!

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BuildSmart Work

BuildSmart Case Studies

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Doing the right thing even when no one is watching. All our staff have been handpicked by Director Glen Williamson, so you can be assured that any member working on your site will treat it with respect and integrity from the start to the finish of your build.

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Best practice workmanship

BuildSmart workmanship always of the highest quality in the building industry. Our pride in the work we provide reflects the quality finish your build will receive.

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Excellent Communication

Communication is key to achieving a successful build. BuildSmart work with you closely from the very start until completion, making sure nothing has been missed and that all your expectations have been met.
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Our clients all sing our praises, you can read our testimonials to see how our past clients enjoyed working with the BuildSmart team.
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What are the next steps from here?

Get started with BuildSmart today.

Request a free design to build consultation

  • Contact us today to arrange your session (valued at $285) with Glen or Shane (Managing directors). We will meet with you to help get your dream project underway.
  • In this free consultation, Glen and Shane can discuss site development options, budget, council requirements and potential plans.
  • We also work in with a number of draughtsman and architects that can help put your ideas on paper.

BuildSmart client’s will receive a complimentary gift which includes:

  • A professional clean of your home, leaving it spotless and ready to use when the keys are handed over.
  • A free session with a professional colour consultant, to ensure you get exactly what you’ve envisaged for your renovation.

*conditions apply

Get started today on your
Dream Renovation or New Build

Simply fill in the form below and our team will be in touch to schedule your consultation, or you can call us on 021  2BUILD 1

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