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 Association is governed by a National Board, consisting of 4 Member Directors including Chairperson, and up to 2 Additional Independent 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:
Leading the delivery of the Association’s Strategic and Management Plans
Governance, advocacy, and operational engagement with the NZCB Board of directors and liaison with other strategic stakeholders
Public relations including managing all press/news stories
Leading the operations of the Association including overseeing the National Support Office Staff
Membership and Education Team
EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL MANAGER
Manages, plans and delivers builder education and compliance
Manages membership acquisition strategy and the Membership and Education Team
Support for members and homeowners when things go pear shaped on-site
Support for NZCB Regional Presidents
INDUSTRY PATHWAYS AND APPRENTICESHIP MANAGER
Manages the ITAB Apprenticeship Programme and AST
Manages the delivery and impact of RoVE to members
Managers the NZCB Apprentice Challenge
CUSTOMER LIAISON COORDINATOR
Homeowner enquiries and consumer information
Provides dispute resolution information and liaises and facilitates between homeowners and members to assist in project completion
Supports the New Membership Coordinator with processing
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the finance and financial reporting obligations for NZCB and its subsidiaries
Manage and co-ordinate the preparation of monthly financial reports and commentaries
Provide leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
Marketing and Membership Services Team
GENERAL MANAGER MARKETING & SERVICES
Managers all marketing and communications for NZCB including the NZCB brand
Manages all aspects, including the planning and delivery of the NZCB Annual Conference and Expo
Manages the benefits and services available to members, including sourcing and maintaining relationships
Manages the Marketing & Membership Services Team and the relationships with NZCB Affinity, Strategic and National Partners
SENIOR MARKETER & DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
Content creation, digital marketing and communications
National event organisation and regional support
Website maintenance, design and creation of marketing collateral
REVERE MAGAZINE EDITOR & PROJECT COORDINATOR
Revere magazine editor, coordinating content and imagery from application to publication
Administers and manages the NZCB Certified Plan collection of house designs
AST grants and ITAB administration
INHOUSE MAGAZINE & INTOUCH ENEWS EDITOR
InHouse magazine editor – coordinating, planning, sourcing and collating all content
Coordinator of the NZCB monthly email newsletters; NZCB Education and NZCB News
Partner advertising management
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS COORDINATOR
Manages all aspects of NZCB merchandise and Fisher & Paykel orders
NZCB Toolshed support for building contracts and employment agreements
Coordinator of NZCB monthly Deals & Benefits email newsletter
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:
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 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.
Garry Nott – Tasman Homes (Nelson) Limited
I have been involved in the building industry for over 30 years. In 2007 my wife Paulette and I decided to go back into the industry after I spent 10 years teaching Carpentry at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). We now run our own company, Tasman Homes (Nelson) Ltd and currently employ 15 staff, of which seven are apprentices in various stages of training.
I have been involved with NZCB since taking over Tasman Homes and I served as the Regional President for six years. I also sit on the local Habitat for Humanity Board and have been involved in their local projects for many years.
I have always held a passion for housing and for training. I am keen also to be involved in taking care of our members, and to provide a level of support that enables them to grow their businesses to be successful, and sustainable.
Ian Chamberlain – Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery
I’ve been working in the building industry for over 40 years, with 35 years management and client service experience.
Soon after establishing my carpentry and joinery company in Taupo, I joined NZCB in 2005 and served as Taupo’s regional president for four years then as its vice president. Following this I joined the NZCB Board for three years in 2019, serving as national vice chair then national chairperson during this time.
My passion is to make the building industry a better place for all of us – helping our members identify and achieve their business goals and educating people within and outside of the industry about ways of creating better outcomes for everyone.
To this end I was also a former Building Officials Institute of NZ (BOINZ) Advisory Group Member and chairman for BOINZ Waikato & Bay of Plenty. My aim being to bring a ‘construction industry viewpoint’ to their debates.
Helping give youth a direction is another of my passions and I was on the boards of both Lake Taupo Rotary and Taupo Pathways for many years. The latter group facilitates initiatives and programmes that advance education, training and employment for young people under 25, and I was involved with it since its inception in 2014. It allowed an overlap of both my building training and youth training interests.
I am a member of several construction industry-related organisations and of the Institute of Directors.
Niamh Short – Windy City Builders
I am a qualified carpenter, running Windy City Builders since 2018 with my business partner. We run a small company, specialising in renovations: I love taking an old and tired house and being part of the process of giving it a new lease on life. I enjoy the relationships built along the way too, the creativity and challenge of marrying old with new, and delivering real spaces that our clients have only ever imagined.
I am passionate about education, and elevating us as great builders to become great leaders, employers, teachers and business people. Building is a fantastic career for anyone who is keen, with many opportunities for growth and development.
I am also interested in finding efficient, affordable and practicable solutions for managing waste on residential construction sites and finding ways to reduce our footprint as a general rule. I am currently part of a working group with many industry related representatives and government to discuss potential solutions for minimising waste on sites. My voice there will firmly represent the smaller residential building teams, who are faced with a different set of constraints than large commercial sites.
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 support to Grow, Mentor and Lead Apprentices?
What is the Apprentice Network?
The New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Network is a programme designed to support you, your business, and apprentices to unrivaled levels.
The Apprentice Network provides specialist advice, combined with practical benefits, to both parties and works alongside the learning pathway, chosen by the employer or apprentice, provided by Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.
Enhancing the process for both parties, the Apprentice Network is an unique offering, exclusive to NZCB Business Members who employ apprentices.
What the Apprentice Network offers:
- Access to the Apprenticeship Scholarship Trust (AST)
- Employment Contracts – dedicated to employers who train apprentices
- Apprentice Network Code of Good Practice – for employing, training & retaining apprentices
- Apprentice specific Redi Insurance Package – including, Trade Asset, Motor Vehicle, Life & Accidental Injury Cover
- EAP Services – mental health & wellbeing support for personal or work-related difficulties
- Education – regular electronic newsletters & in person training, including a dedicated stream at NZCB’s Annual Conference & Expo
- NZCB Apprentice Challenge – preferential entry into NZCB’s Annual Apprentice Challenge competition.
Provide significant support to our members and have the option to engage with our members across a wide range of opportunities.
Please use the form below to email us or you can phone or write to New Zealand Certified Builders.
Freephone: 0800 237 843
Phone: +64 7 927 7720
Follow: NZCB on Facebook
Postal Address: PO Box 13405, Tauranga Central, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand
Physical Address: 10 Marsh Street, Tauranga, New Zealand 3110