Why Join NZCB

Wear the NZCB logo; a symbol of commitment to excellence, and a mark of trust for homeowners.

Care like we do? Carry the logo that shows it.

“When clients see that you belong to NZCB, I think that instils confidence with them.”

We're all different, but we care the same

The things we care about are what bring us together at NZCB. We’re 2,800 strong, a diverse group with one thing in common: passion for craft, quality workmanship, achieving client goals, and carrying a trade qualification.

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.

We provide our members with the backing of a professional business association. We specialise in trade-qualified, owner-operator builders who run businesses that focus on residential new builds and renovations. We work on behalf of our members across a myriad of issues that impact business success.

By collating the best quality and most relevant information from hand-picked professional and trade partners, we’re able to provide resources in an easy and accessible way. So that you can focus on being the great builder we know you are.

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Benefits of joining NZCB

Access to our Toolshed resources

Grow your skills

Have your voice heard

NZCB is also an active media commentator and makes submissions to government agencies on proposals that affect the construction industry.

Plus, 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.

Access to
industry events

NZCB members have access to a large variety of industry related events all across the country. This includes our annual NZCB AGM, Conference & Expo which is one of the largest dedicated residential building conferences in New Zealand.

We regularly promote trade events that we think you may be interested in, and keep you up to date with any NZCB events happening in your region. Our events allow you the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals and take inspiration from business owners and industry leaders.



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Revere Magazine

Showcasing our members skills, creativity and experience.

Revere; to regard with respect, awe and deep admiration. Our official magazine showcases inspiring homes built by NZCB members, displaying their exceptional calibre of work to the general public.

Their remarkable ability to turn their clients’ visions into stunning reality never fails to impress. These projects showcase the craftsmanship, work ethic, and quality of some of the industry’s best.

We also
build careers.

Join our Apprentice Network programme to become a NZCB Trainee member. The Apprentice Network is designed to provide unrivalled support to both you and your employer, alongside many other benefits.

Interested in becoming a NZCB member?

We’d love to hear from you.

If our values resonate with you, join us. Wear the NZCB logo – a symbol of commitment to excellence.

Apply today and be part of a community that cares.


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Frequently asked questions

See our most commonly asked member questions below

If you would like to know more information about the cost of an annual NZCB Membership, please fill out the form above and we will be in touch.

The minimum entry requirement for all members is a recognised industry trade qualification. To become a NZCB member, you will need to provide us with a completed membership application form following enquiry. The application form includes supplying proof of your trade qualification, legible references and evidence of a clean trading history.

The minimum requirement to become a trade qualified builder in New Zealand is to attain a National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 through a registered training provider. This involves completing a combination of on the job training and theory work, and typically takes 3-4 years to complete. 

A LBP requires builders to be registered with the Building Practitioners Board and hold a current LBP license in their relevant category of building work. LBPs must have a certain level of practical experience and pass a written assessment to demonstrate their technical knowledge in their area of practice.