New Home Builds and Renovations

Licensed Building Practitioners specialising in new homes & renovations on the North Shore & Auckland.

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About Balmain Builders

We provide a high level of service, quality and expertise in the building industry

John qualified with a Trade Certificate in 1983 and has been running his own business since 1992. Previously registered with Certified Builders, John is also a Licensed Building Practitioner holding both "Carpentry" & "Site 2" licenses. Building mainly on Auckland's North Shore and Central Auckland, John has a loyal repeat customer base, who are happy to provide references.
John specialises in new home builds and building renovations on Auckland's North Shore and consistently provides a high level of service, quality, and expertise in the building industry.

John and Sam have been working together for around 7 years now – Sam joined us straight from school at the end of 2014 to undertake an apprenticeship and is now fully qualified and an LBP. This year Oscar our “Chilean” joined our team, doing an adult apprenticeship. Our team can undertake renovations, small commercial work and new homes. John is extremely good in recommending solutions or different options for difficult problems due to his wide knowledge and experience.

Partners & Suppliers

Our experienced team are backed by a 100% approval rating on No Cowboys.  

We are qualified BCITO Professionals and John holds both "Carpentry" & "Site 2" licenses. We have excellent working relationships with a reliable team of sub-contractors so jobs flow effortlessly, for you the client.

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Due to our wide knowledge and experience we can recommend solutions or different options for difficult problems. Fill out our online enquiry form or give us a call.

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What our Clients Say

As our new home was the first we'd ever had built we were a little bit apprehensive about the process and at the time a lot of leaky homes were being uncovered so we were concerned about the quality of the build. As it turned out, we were very fortunate to have been introduced to John and as a result needn't have worried. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire project which was completed on-time and on-budget and remain 100% satisfied with the workmanship and value we received. We recommend John to friends and family without reservation and hope to work with him again in the future.

Tim Mooney - Auckland

“John and his team at Balmain builders were great to work with. From the start we knew what the plan was and when it would happen. If something unforeseen came up we were consulted and good advise offered. The quality of the work is second to none and his sub-contractors are all outstanding. Having worked with many different Tradies over the years, John has made it hard to go anywhere else. We couldn’t be happier with the result. Thanks John & Michelle”

Steve & Denise - Huia Rd, Newland, Titirangi

We have worked with John a number of times over the years on both commercial and residential projects and quite simply would not use anyone else, his knowledge and experience backed up by a supply of professional sub-contractors always result in a great outcome. No project is too hard for John and his team and they are always happy to help, any unforeseen obstacles or alterations to the original plan or concept are incorporated in the finished job without hassle! John and his guys come highly recommend by us.

Andrew Whittle

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we pay you?

This depends on the project. Payment terms are always listed on our quotes.

How long will it take to price my project?

This depends on the project. Small jobs can take less than one week, while new houses can take up to 2 weeks to gather all the prices from the different trades.

How do I know you are available?

Send us a message or give us a "ring". We are currently between jobs, current 22nd March, and ready to go!

Do you specialise in renovations or do you build new homes also.

We do both. We have had a lot of experience in both areas and have numerous referees, in either area, that you can talk to.

Do you require a separate project manager or will you manage the whole project.

We do not use separate project managers, but manage the whole project ourselves. John will be on site daily to ensure that the job runs smoothly and to organise the sub-contractors when and where necessary.

Do you have references available?

We have some references on our "Testimonials" page, but have several other who may be contacted.

Do you do "Full Contract" or "Labour Only"

We do a mixture of full contract and labour only depending on what the client requires. Some projects, due to their complexity, can only be undertaken on a "labour only" contract