How to Find a Certified Builder

Building or renovating takes a lot of time, money and dedication. It’s a huge undertaking, so finding a builder you can fully trust is very important.

Not only should your builder be competent to carry out the required work, but they should also possess standard qualifications, certification and experience. Licensed practitioners will give you peace of mind, knowing that your home is designed and built in compliance with the standards. They are also bound by a code of ethics so you can expect professional behaviour from your certifying builder. Furthermore, holding a license allows a builder to supervise or carry out Restricted Building Work (RBW). This criterion is important if your project involves critical residential building work.

The question now is how do you find a qualified builder?

A good place to start is the Registered Master Builders Association NZ website. They have an online form where you can simply input your location, the type of work you want to do and your contact information, and then you will receive a list of names and contact details of all the builders in your area who fit your criteria.

Please remember that just because the ones on your list are registered master builders doesn’t mean they provide the same quality of work or dedication to the project. A licensed building practitioner only means that the builder meets a minimum standard of competency in the area they are licensed to work. To ensure stellar service, go one step further in choosing your builder by doing a reputation check.

Find out what previous clients have to say about your potential building company or tradesperson. You can get a sense of how they handle a project as well as their clients by looking at their customer testimonials. Do they explain the scope and limitations of a project? Are they honest when it comes to pricing and budgeting? Do they answer all their client’s questions? Are they always on time? Are their clients happy with their workmanship and customer service? Do they finish the job within the agreed time period? These are all important questions to ask.

If you are building or renovating in Auckland, the best company you can call is Builder Ltd. From new builds and renovations to restorations and multi-unit developments, we can do it for you. We have an experienced team with an established track record and are known for delivering innovative designs and the highest quality workmanship.

All jobs we manage, big or small, are given the same level of dedication and attention to detail. You won’t find too many building companies who take customer satisfaction seriously. We at Builder Ltd are committed to doing our best until their clients are satisfied. We also offer some of the most competitive rates around. Considering our expertise and excellent track record, you can expect to get the best value for your money.

Call us to see whether we are a good fit to you, or check out the Builder Ltd website for more information about their previous works and qualifications.