Find Your Builder
Finding the perfect builder for your new home or renovation is straightforward with NZCB. Just punch in your location or the name of a builder or company into the search field – and let the journey begin.
Making the decision to build a new home or renovate your property is a biggie – and the work involved can make your head spin. Choosing an NZCB approved builder will give you the confidence you need to embark on one of the biggest projects of your life with peace of mind.
- Your building project is backed by Halo – New Zealand’s most comprehensive 10 year residential guarantee.
- Our builders must meet strict criteria to ensure their practical expertise is second to none.
- Projects big or small – NZCB builders are known for exceeding expectations, every time.
Once you’ve given a NZCB builder the green light, rest assured you’ll be working with an expert who puts your needs first, keeps the communication lines open and produces high quality workmanship that will last a lifetime.
Choose to work alongside a NZCB approved builder and you’ll build with real peace of mind.
Who we are
New Zealand Certified Builders is a membership organisation set up by a group of trade qualified builders in 1998. These builders, led by Tauranga’s Craig Wilkinson, wanted to create a group that would protect homeowners from unqualified builders and unethical practices and promote excellence in building standards.
An industry leader, NZCB has an extensive membership of builders throughout New Zealand proudly carrying the NZCB stamp of approval. Each builder is trade qualified with a strong history of stability and success.
How NZCB operates
NZCB operates in accordance with the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. The affairs of NZCB are governed by a constitution and managed by a Board of 4 Directors, including Chairman, as well as up to two additional Directors. The Chief Executive attends all Board meetings as a non-voting participant. The policy of the Board is carried out by a management team lead by the CE and his staff.
Who can join NZCB?
If you’re a New Zealand builder who’s passionate about providing superior workmanship and meets the NZCB membership criteria, welcome aboard. The first requirement is to hold a recognised trade qualification equivalent to or better than National Trade Certificate in Carpentry Level 4.
To ensure our high standards are maintained, we also take into account a builder’s history of stability and success, continued solvency, absence of complaints by customers and suppliers, a good untarnished reputation and brand, and consistently high standards.
The NZCB Team
At NZCB’s National Support Centre you will find a dedicated team that provide a broad spectrum of services to our members.
View our team below and find out a bit more about their specialist roles:
My responsibilities include leading the delivery of the organisation’s Strategic and Management Plans, Governance and operational engagement with the NZCB Board, and liaison with other strategic stakeholders. Having worked in the building industry in various leadership positions for a number of years, I am passionate about the opportunities that NZCB and its members can deliver to the communities of New Zealand.
COMMUNICATIONS & GROUP SERVICES MANAGER
As Communications Manager my role is to effectively inform and promote NZCB, its brand, its people, its mission and its products. I am also responsible for all aspects of benefits for our members, from sourcing new and exciting deals and discounts to ensuring a rewarding and knowledgeable annual conference is delivered. I am an innovative, creative and experienced marketing communications leader with a breadth of knowledge across large and small New Zealand organisations. I flourish in challenging environments where I can lead the strategy and work as part of a cross functional team to deliver exceptional results. Whether its acquisition, digital development, brand or loyalty I have the skills and know how to make a difference.
EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL MANAGER
I have been involved in many areas within the building industry. I am a tiler by trade and have a background in the spouting, balustrade and handrail industries. I am your ‘on the road’ guy for the North Island, delivering Building Trade Professionals workshops – to keep all our members informed with the latest industry trends and regulations. I will also be coordinating all ITAB apprentices and dropping in and working closely with trade training providers in their area.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE
I support the Chief Executive to assist in the delivery of governance projects for NZCB. This includes engaging with the Board of Directors, providing key administration services to the Board Chairperson and Directors, as well as support to deliver a range of key projects – including acting as a key liaison point as required. I also support the wider association, Regional Presidents, Management Team and Staff across a range of tasks as requested. I enjoy working in a member organisation, where all NSO staff are united in their dedication to providing services and assistance to our wonderful NZCB members.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – SOUTH ISLAND
I have a background as a Trade Qualified Carpenter and have worked in Tertiary Education training ITAB Apprentices. Based in Christchurch, I engage with builders and carpenters around the South Island by delivering our Building Trade Professionals workshops, keeping our members well informed of the latest changes within our industry. I also coordinate the ITAB Apprenticeship Programme on behalf of NZCB and work closely in partnership with ITAB accredited Industry Training Providers throughout NZ.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – AUCKLAND
In the past I have been a director of a small business, and am a cabinetmaker by trade, so I appreciate some of the issues builders come up against while running their own businesses. It’s great to work for an organisation which supports business owners as well as providing their clients with peace of mind.
NEW MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR
My role as New Membership Coordinator includes all the processing of new membership applications and changes to our current memberships. If you need to upgrade from an Individual to a Business member or are making any company changes then please contact me.
MARKETING EXECUTIVE & DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
My role is to support and deliver all regional marketing campaigns, as well as support the Communications & Group Services Manager. I am an experienced marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the design and communication sectors, within leading organisations in consultancy, automotive and FMCG industries. I have a wealth of expertise across all facets of marketing; from communications, digital marketing, sponsorship, events and PR, data-driven marketing, through to research, data insights and product management.
REVERE MAGAZINE EDITOR & PROJECT COORDINATOR
My role as Project Coordinator involves providing support to the Chief Executive and other senior staff with the development and launch of new services and service initiatives for members. I have a background in Account/Project Management in the print industry and design in the building industry and I am the point of contact for Certified Plans and the REVERE magazine. I also organise media with the presidents for regional events and administer the AST fund applications.
INHOUSE MAGAZINE & INTOUCH ENEWS EDITOR
InHouse is the official magazine of NZCB and is published bi-monthly in hard copy and online. InTouch and is the official email newsletter of NZCB and is published monthly. Both publications contain educational and informative articles with the latest building laws, regulations, announcements, products and industry news and are distributed to 3500 of our builder members, industry partners and stakeholders, nationwide ITAB carpentry apprentices and polytechnics.
My role as editor of these publications is to plan, source, revise and coordinate all editorial and advertorial content. I’m always on the lookout for interesting stories, building projects and educational content. If you have an article or advert that needs to be shared with our readers please get in touch.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS COORDINATOR
My role is responsible for managing the NZCB membership services, as well as answering your incoming phone calls and to assist members in arranging discounts and deals that NZCB offer including Fisher and Paykel orders and AA Roadside Assistance. I also manage the online shop and all outgoing merchandise orders.
CUSTOMER LIAISON COORDINATOR
The role of Customer Liaison Coordinator is to field enquiries from homeowners and NZCB members, providing advice about your working relationship, and assisting in the facilitation of successful outcomes.
My role with NZCB includes invoicing and receipting membership & advertising levy subscriptions. I enjoy working in a member organisation, where all NSO staff are united in their dedication to providing services and assistance to our wonderful NZCB members.
Our Board of Directors
To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of NZCB so as to support the organisation’s mission and needs.
We are proud to present NZCB’s Board of Directors:
Ian Chamberlain – Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery
Having qualified as a carpenter and joiner in the UK in the 1980s, I’ve been working in the building industry for over 38 years, including more than 33 years of management and client service experience.
I held the position of NZCB Board Vice Chairperson for the past year and was voted in as Chairperson early 2021. Previously I was on the NZCB Committee Taupo for nine years, holding the role of NZCB President Taupo for four of those years.
I am involved with the Building Officials Institute of NZ (BOINZ) and aim to bring a ‘construction industry viewpoint’ to its debates.
As a member of Lake Taupo Rotary, I organise events and help young people gain direction in their life, which I thoroughly enjoy.
My passion is to make the building industry a better place for all of us – educating people within and outside of the industry about ways to create better outcomes for everyone.
Nick Farrelly – Edgecity Builders Limited
With 30 years’ building industry experience, my wife Sharon and I run Edgecity Builders Limited. We employ 10 staff and are involved in Auckland Council and Ministry of Education work, light commercial projects, and high-end residential architectural builds.
I’ve been involved in the NZCB Committee Auckland for many years, holding various roles including NZCB President Auckland for three years. I am now enjoying the NZCB Board Vice Chairperson role and the challenges it brings. I am keen to raise the voice of NZCB and our members within the industry and wider New Zealand.
I currently sit on the Auckland Council Advisory Group and the Unitec Advisory Council.
Sharon and I are also members of the North Harbour Club, which promotes excellence by encouraging and providing financial assistance to young people achieving excellence in their chosen fields.
I served over 25 years in the New Zealand Territorial Force, including two tours to East Timor, and 18 months assisting the Christchurch region following the earthquake.
Mike Craig – Mike Craig Builders Ltd
I qualified as a carpenter in 1984 after completing my 8,000-hour apprenticeship in Stratford.
I have been building for 40 years, becoming self-employed in 1985 and starting my business Mike Craig Builders in 2001, which employs eight staff.
I have grown my business to build more sustainable homes, including semi passive and certified passive homes, and my partner Maria helps run our business.
I am a Foundation Member of NZCB, was on the NZCB Committee Wellington for three years, and held the role of NZCB Board Chairperson from 2020 to 2021.
I’ve been on the Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC) committee to BRANZ since 2018 and joined Construction Accord in 2020.
I have always enjoyed the building trade and watching past employees and apprentices advance in their businesses.
Dave Whitehead – Lifebuilt Construction/Bella Kitchens
Mike Hayward – Hayward Builders Limited
After qualifying as a carpenter in 1998, I worked in New Zealand, Australia, America, and the UK before returning home in 2003. During this time, I gained project management experience on residential and commercial sites.
My wife Janine and I own and run Hayward Builders Limited and Hauraki Transportable Homes Limited in the Waikato.
In the early years, we focused on renovations and alterations before specialising in new builds eight years ago. More recently, we started the transportable home company. We have five employees.
I have been part of the NZCB Committee Waikato for eight years and held the role of NZCB President Waikato for four years.
I am passionate about the building industry and the continued growth of our Association. My interests in the industry are policy, the health and role of the regions, improving supplier/NZCB member partnerships, and finding more ways to help streamline our businesses.
I am currently the Advisory Director in Atkinson Consulting Limited, based in Auckland.
A Fellow Chartered Accountant with 21 years’ experience, I have extensive business advisory/consulting experience on finance and strategy matters.
I have also had significant experience on client advisory boards and not-for-profit boards.
I am currently the Chairperson of the Board of Youthtown Foundation, North Shore Event Centre, and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
I am a professional director and business consultant. I work with boards and organisations to improve performance and achieve strategic goals. My focus is on alignment of organisational strategy, structure, systems, resources, people and skills to deliver results. I am Managing Director of The Olive Press Limited, a Wairarapa-based producer of premium New Zealand olive oils.
My connection to the building sector comes from my time as Chief Executive – Ministry of Housing and then Chief Executive – Department of Building and Housing for eight years prior to its merger with MBIE in 2012. I enjoyed working with the sector and developed a good working relationship with NZCB. It was a period of considerable reform for the sector, including the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme.
My passion for building quality and performance, as well as education and professional recognition of building practitioners, remains undiminished. I look forward to working with the building sector again as part of the NZCB Board.
I am a Member of the Institute of Directors and Trustee of the CCS Disability Action Board.
Being a NZCB member is good for business
We’re the only builder association in New Zealand with strict entry criteria where the minimum entry requirement for all members is a recognised industry trade qualification in carpentry.
You’ll save time, money and stress with:
Access our great range of building merchandise and equipment online via your own Members’ Toolshed log in. Resources include:
- Online Building Contracts – we’ve been told they’re the best in the industry
- Online Employment Contracts – quick and easy to complete
- Online training and webinars – keep up-to-date when it suits you
- View the latest training workshops
- Business Tools – Pricing For Profit guidelines, How To Calculate Labour Charge Out Rates, Client Scope of Works Checklist, Building Compliance Builders’ Checklist and more…
- Free help lines – Health & Safety, Legal Advice, Employment Advice
- Members’ only Facebook group – talk to your peers
- Event Calendar – find out what’s going on in your region
- ‘Find your builder’ regional search engine.
Grow your skills
Keep up to date with best industry practice with the following professional development opportunities:
- Free copies of InHouse magazine – our official publication
- ToolBox seminars held around New Zealand several times a year
- Trade Training meetings held frequently throughout our 22 regions
- Annual conference with expert workshops and seminars.
Get your voice heard
As your building industry spokesperson, we sit on a number of national boards and industry groups, including:
- Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation
- Building Research Association of NZ
- Building Research Advisory Council
- Construction Industry Council
- Construction Safety Council
- Construction Strategy Group
- Sector reference groups created by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).
Deals and discounts
As an approved NZCB builder, you’ll also get exclusive deals and discounts on a range of products and services you can pass on to your clients. Save time and money with cheaper vehicle support, fuel, appliances, power, technology, site safety, building publications and more.
Looking for industry training that will put you a step ahead?
At NZCB we believe in hands on, industry-led learning that supports and mentors budding builders and encourages further learning throughout the profession.
What is the ITAB apprentice scheme?
The Industry Training Association – Building (ITAB) apprentice scheme is a NZCB initiative that draws on the knowledge and expertise of polytechnics, large construction companies and employers throughout New Zealand.
ITAB provides you with a broad range of training courses covering professional skills and practical, on-the-job training with employer builders. Students are taught and assessed by professionals with years of industry experience. This means you gain a better, more relevant range of skills that future employers can rely on.
- Training by a qualified educator.
- The chance to network with other apprentices.
- Building site time with your employer.
- Learning flexibility – block courses or night school.
- Branded clothing & apparel
- Exclusive deals on heavily discounted trade tools for one off and bulk
Provide significant support to our members and have the option to engage with our members across a wide range of opportunities.