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We are a local family run business and pride ourselves on our integrity, respect and commitment to our customers.


We are a local family run business and pride ourselves on our integrity, respect and commitment to our customers.

With Prowess Building Ltd, you have peace of mind knowing your project has been carried out or supervised by a trade qualified Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP).

Chris leads our team and has over 19 years’ experience as a trade qualified builder and has been a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) in Site 2 and Carpentry since 2010. We have had affiliations with both New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB), and Sitesafe (or equivalent) since 2009. Chris’ vast technical knowledge ensures all work is carried out to the relevant New Zealand Building Code.

We believe every New Zealander deserves to live and work in a safe, warm, dry, ventilated and properly functioning home / workspace. We can carry out any job you need to get your existing property up to the standard you desire or build your dream home from scratch.

We are reliable, efficient, friendly and very effective in problem solving to find an economic solution to suit your needs. Our precise expert workmanship will guarantee you love the result – and the price.

We believe in ‘locals supporting locals’ and prioritise sourcing materials from local NZ owned merchants and suppliers. We have merchant partners strategically located throughout the city to reduce travel times and ultimately our environmental footprint. We strive for waste minimisation and love working with recycled building components (building code permitting)


Chris really can, has and will build anything. He loves the variety, with the bonus of imparting this vast knowledge over to his 2 sons.

Building projects he has been involved with over the years include numerous high end architectural homes, theatre restoration, light commercial and residential new builds, additions and renovations of all sizes and styles; and working with both the New Zealand and Australian governments for projects including schools, hospital, refugee accommodation and natural disaster remediation.

More recently, we have had a focus on “Healthy Homes” assessments, reporting & remediation. We work with rental property owners and agents to ensure their properties meet all required standards.

Of course, we also volunteer our services when we can.


Prowess Building Ltd team members are also all members of our large family and are therefore, also part of our personal ‘bubble’. We take Health and Safety very seriously and ‘practically integrate’ it into all our jobs, no matter the size. Our robust policies and processes are far easier to manage being a small family run company.

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