New Zealand’s best architectural builders revealed

We’ve curated the definitive guide to New Zealand’s finest builders of residential architecture; those who work closely with architects to deliver homes of bold creative visions and incredible complexity.

From meticulous heritage renovations to contemporary clifftop statements and everything in between, these are homes that push the boundaries. They are designs that dare to be different, delivered with impeccable skill by the best in their profession.

The Build Edit is a celebration of excellence; of craft, skill, collaboration, and innovation. Read The Build Edit below to discover the best architectural builders in your region.

The Build Edit 2024 Directory



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