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Are You Considering Building Your Dream Home?

But you’re nervous about choosing the right builder, who will understand your vision and be able to meet your expectations?

  • Are you looking to build new but concerned about being able to build within your set budget?
  • Are you ready to start building your dream home, but worried about your project running over time?
  • Does the entire process feel daunting and just too much work to deal with?

There is obviously an enormous amount of stress involved in undertaking a New Build, considering this is probably your biggest asset, getting it right is paramount. At Buildsmart we understand the significance of the decision you face and work with you, by taking control of your build from start to finish so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy seeing your dream home take shape. Our builders are not only experienced and skilled but are also polite and great at communicating with all involved, resulting in an outstanding service,  delivering you the highest quality finish.

Did you know the most crucial aspect of your build is finding a trusted company who understands your vision, takes in your detailed instructions and can deliver on exactly what you imagined your dream home would look like? To ensure we meet your exact expectations BuildSmart work with Architects or draftsman who are trusted & experienced in their industry. Or, if you already have an Architect you are working with, BuildSmart will communicate with them directly, ensuring that a smooth build process is still maintained and you won’t have to worry about anything.

Giving your home the highest quality care and finish is our number 1 priority.

To make sure we meet our commitments, we use our very own Quality Assurance Checklist which ensures every step of your build process is completed to the highest standard, and nothing is missed. Should any unforeseen variations pop up, you will be part of the decision making process allowing you to make an informed decision.

Communication plays a key role in the success of any project, yours is no exception.

You can view our how we work with you page, this provides you with a more detailed description of exactly how we keep you updated, with timeframes, budgets, and all other important aspects of your build.

If you’re looking for the best quality finish and a stress-free build process, then BuildSmart should be your building company of choice.

BuildSmart Core Values


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

Build Smart workmanship is 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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Director – Shane Crossan (New Builds Expert)

Get in touch TODAY to book in your FREE consultation with Shane Crossan. Getting in touch with us at the start of your build reduces the risk of anything going WRONG. There is a lot to consider, so why not put your feet up and relax, while the professionals at BuildSmart manage your project.

    Book in your FREE consultation TODAY with director Shane Crossan.

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    Why Choose BuildSmart 


    We are Licensed Building Practitioners and our builders are trade qualified.  This means we have been assessed and considered competent to build and renovate homes to NZ standards.

    Quality Assurance


    You can rest assured your project will be completed to the highest level of workmanship, checked and signed off against our BuildSmart checklist.

    Excellent Communication


    Communication is the key to any successful project, whether it’s with the sub trades, owners, tenants or property managers.  BuildSmart use the latest technology to make sure everyone is kept well informed.

    Full Project Management


    BuildSmart provides full building and project management services. We can take care of the whole process, from having plans drawn up, lodging consent with council to co-ordinating the sub-trades.

    Registered Certified Builders


    Our team members are part of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand.  This means you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that only qualified builders are working on your project.

    We are trusted


    Clients choose to return to us.  Our friendly honest approach and commitment to quality has earned their trust. 

    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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    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. If you are planning a major renovation or new build you will receive an Information pack.
    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 asset is in safe hands.
    6The Build Begins. Communication is the 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.  Before handover, we will conduct a full site review against our BuildSmart checklist, ensuring we have delivered you the quality job promised.
    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.

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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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