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.
GROUP TECHNICAL MANAGER
In today’s over regulated building environment, I find builders sometimes need a helping hand to get through it all. I am fortunate to work alongside a team of devoted individuals who support me in delivering builder education, new membership processing and supporting members when things go pear shaped on site with clients, councils and subcontractors. Coming from a building background allows me to empathise with what keeps builders up at night, so if it’s a business template or a sounding board to what’s happening on the building site, I’ll dig out a resolve or point you in the direction of help.
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 have over 15 years applied accounting experience and oversee the NZCB Finance department. I have detailed experience in all aspects of month end accounts, taxation and year end audit processes and am responsible for overseeing all aspects of the monthly accounts for both the NZCB National Support Office and Regional Associations.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE
I assist the Chief Executive, and also make travel and accommodation arrangements for other NZCB staff, some of whom travel extensively in order to provide training and other assistance to our members, nationwide. 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 – NORTH ISLAND
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.
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.
My role with NZCB includes invoicing and receipting membership & advertising levy subscriptions, administration, and coordinating the order and delivery of your membership cards and certificates. 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.
MEMBERSHIP RETENTION & CREDIT CONTROL
My role with NZCB involves contact with members specifically with membership payments and invoices, with an aim to assist members retain and get most from the Association and all the benefits it provides for our members.
I enjoy being part of a positive and membership focused team at the NSO.
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.
Supporting regional activities, I organise the Building Trade Professionals workshops, send out notices and text reminders for regional meetings and events, and keep the website up to date with anything we have happening in your area. Should you require any information about events or news in your region, please give me call.
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
I am the editor of the official NZCB bi-monthly magazine, InHouse & the NZCB InTouch e-News.
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.
KEY PROJECT SUPPORT
My role as Project Support is to assist the team in all aspects of business, with a focus on meeting the needs and wants of our members. In essence, I provide help where help is needed, both within the office and to our members. I also assist potential new members and members who are due to change their circumstances, regarding how to adapt their membership.
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.
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:
Mike Craig – Mike Craig Builders Ltd
I was trained in Stratford, Taranaki and became Trade Qualified in 1984, after an 8000-hour apprenticeship. I now live on the Kapiti Coast with Maria and have three adult children.
My career has entailed building light commercials, concrete reservoirs, major concrete construction and top end architectural housing. I have been self-employed since 1984 and started Mike Craig Builders Limited in 2003. My new passion is building Certified Passive Homes.
I am a Foundation Member of Certified Builders and was elected to the NZCB Board in 2013 after serving on the Wellington NZCB Committee.
My reason for joining NZCB in 1998 was to recognise our Trade Qualification, but now my goal is to see small businesses strive in a way over-regulated environment.
Ian Chamberlain – Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery
Dave Whitehead – Lifebuilt Construction/Bella Kitchens
Kevin is a professional director with over 35 years’ experience in the building industry and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors NZ. He’s been involved with the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries NZ (AWCINZ) and AWCI Australia (AWCIANZ) for over two decades and is a life member with both organisations. He brings to the board many years of experience in corporate strategic executive and senior management roles within the New Zealand and Australian building industries. Kevin is a long standing supporter of CB members and activities having attended most annual conferences as well as acting as a trustee for the Apprenticeship Scholarship Trust (AST) since inception in 2005.
He’s a long-standing member of a number of NZ & joint AS/NZS standards committees as well as ASTM (US) committees C11 (gypsum) & D14 (adhesive). He’s passionately involved with leading activities to lift skill levels across the construction industry particularly as director of BCITO since 2007 (Chairman for 8 years).
On the personal front he’s been happily married to Maureen (a regular CB conference attendee too) for some 40 years with two adult children and three wonderful grandchildren. Scuba diver, marathon runner/walker, petrol head and avid tramper and traveler.
Mike Hayward – Hayward Builders Limited
I joined as an NZCB member back in 2010 and have been on the Waikato Committee for the past seven years, before being elected as the Waikato President four years ago.
I come from a farming background in the Hauraki Plains and I’m a qualified carpenter with more than 25 years commercial and residential building experience. I’ve worked in Australia, UK and America and worked in Project Management roles during my stint in London for three years. My passion lies with policy and the health of the building industry. I’m also passionate about the role of the regions and improving supplier/member partnerships.
Based on the Kapiti Coast, Tricia is Managing Director and Co-Owner Operator of Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti, one of new Zealand’s leading home improvement stores.
With decades of experience in senior leadership roles with international large format stores and a background in business improvement management, she views technology as an enabler to profitability regardless of the nature of the business.
Committed to ongoing learning and development and a member of the NZ institute of Directors, her governance experience includes being a Director on the Board of Mitre 10 New Zealand since 2016. In addition, she is co-founder and Chair of the Kapiti Youth Achievement Trust, which is designed to enable high achieving youth to reach their potential.
She has a passion for independent owner operator businesses and relishes the opportunity to contribute to the NCZB membership with a fresh perspective and sound strategic outlook.
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 to specialised insurance brokers
- A range of home plans via our Certified Plans
- Free helplines to contact industry experts for advice
- Help with website development, online marketing tools and advertising
- Help finding new staff through our Employment Centre
- Business templates to improve your efficiency
Access our great range of building merchandise and equipment online via your own Members ToolShed log in. Resources include:
- Building contracts to complete online for your clients
- Notice of Variation
- Disclosure Statement
- Employment agreements to suit your staffing needs
- Employer’s Guide to the construction industry
- Online shop for clothing, footwear, business stationery and more
- Access to Certified Builders’ logos
- Regional event calendar
- ‘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
- Access to ToolTube videos
- ToolBox seminars held around New Zealand several times a year
- Trade Training meetings held frequently throughout our 22 regions
- New regulations published in our Online Knowledge Centre
- 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.
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