About Build Unlimited.
Our team will work closely with your architect, actively listening to your needs and ideas, providing expert guidance to elevate your project.
Who are we?
We are a full-service main contractor with expertise in architecturally designed luxury homes, renovations and extensions, and commercial construction and interior fitouts. Our skilled team specializes in premium and innovative design building projects.
Working with Build Unlimited guarantees you a dedicated team of experienced site managers and carpenters, as well as our top-notch subcontractors, ensuring stress-free quality assurance.
We manage all aspects of a project, big or small, under one roof, protecting clients against timeline and budget blowouts.
We were founded on our passion for craftsmanship, great design, and a client-focused approach, making the entire building process a pleasure for everyone involved.
Hello, I’m Pete, the founder and director of Build Unlimited.
My life’s journey, rooted in South Auckland’s Pukekohe, has been a dynamic adventure that shaped my love for building dream homes.
In my earlier years, I was the shy, quiet kid until the arrival of my loyal companion, Storm, a husky cross rescued after the Christchurch earthquakes. Together, we ventured into dog training, unveiling not just Storm’s spirit but also unlocking my communication skills. This experience ignited a passion for assisting others, particularly in puppy training, teaching me the value of teamwork—an ethos I carry into my work with clients and architects.
Though I initially thought I wanted to be a mechanic, my heart led me to building, following in the footsteps of the builders in my family. Starting my apprenticeship at 18, I swiftly progressed, completing architectural homes in Auckland and Waiheke Island. Taking over site management for a $3M unit development in Remuera honed my leadership skills, setting me on the path to project management and, eventually, establishing my own company.
After managing over 60 projects, I craved new experiences. Venturing to Southeast Asia and Europe, I absorbed diverse cultures and worked in hospitality and tourism in Berlin, fostering valuable communication and people skills. This global exposure taught me the importance of openness and honesty, crucial when creating dream homes that align with clients’ visions.
Scuba diving became a newfound passion during my travels, offering not just breathtaking underwater experiences but also lessons in remaining calm under pressure. It was through diving that I met my partner, Emma, and together we continue to explore the world, balancing our love for travel with our commitment to our jobs.
The challenges of 2020 brought me back to Auckland, prompting a decision to fully commit to my dream of building a company. Build Unlimited has since thrived, with achievements like being showcased in the NZCB Revere Magazine and managing a $1.6M+ commercial fitout that earned an architectural design award.
As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, I uphold high standards of craftsmanship and quality materials, ensuring our clients receive top-notch results. Our commitment to communication and meticulous attention to detail is embedded in our processes, guaranteeing your vision becomes a reality.
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Our Build Unlimited guarantee.
For peace of mind during your build check out our Build Unlimited guarantee below or visit our guarantee page to download your own copy.
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nzcb halo 10-year residential guarantee
Members of New Zealand Certified Builders
Build Unlimited are proud to be members of NZCB. It is the only building association in New Zealand with strict entry criteria where the minimum entry requirement for all members is a recognized industry trade qualification in carpentry. Part of the process to become a member is our track record is closely assessed and monitored. NZCB membership is proof of a demonstrated history of stability and success. Certified Builders are also subject to ongoing development requirement. Trained in the latest building techniques meaning we keep up-to-date with industry developments and regulatory requirements.
Build Unlimited have proudly taken the next step and have successfully become Revere Accredited.
Revere Magazine is NZCB designed and produced to celebrate and showcase some of the most inspiring and outstanding work of their members. Produced bi-annually, members can choose to submit there projects for judging and entry, only a total of 25 entry's are chosen to be published in each edition and so it is quite an achievement to be included in this magazine.
10 year Halo Guarantee
Unique to Members of Certified Builders the Halo 10 year residential building guarantee is one the most comprehensive building guarantees on the market today.
Benefits of the Halo Guarantee include:
- 2 year workmanship and materials defect free
- 10 year structural warranty
- Protection against loss of deposit
- Protection against unfinished work
- Fully transferable if you decide to sell
- Helps with getting finance as banks prefer to have a guarantee
We are Licensed Building Practitioners
Critical building work that involves the building’s structure, weather tightness and design of fire safety systems is ‘restricted building work’ (RBW). Because this work is so important, it’s only allowed to be completed by a licensed building practitioner (LBPs). Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) are assessed before getting a license, builders must have adequate qualifications, upskill and keep up to date with changing industry practices and regulations in order to continue to be licensed. A licensed building practitioner (LBP) can be identified by producing their photo ID license card and by checking their details against the public register.
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Our core values, mission and vision.
Our vision is to become an award winning industry leader, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, paving the way for the building industry to follow. We will achieve this by continually improving and building beautifully designed architectural homes that exceed our clients expectations.
The team at Build Unlimited are committed to finding solutions to reduce stress throughout the building process. We are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Working as a team we believe everything is possible and there is always a solution. This allows us to tackle complex projects, completing them to the high standards that we are known for.
We always strive for excellence
We embrace open and honest communication that drives collective success
ownership & accountability
Each of us takes responsibility for our work, our actions, our lives and our results
We will always conduct ourselves in a professional manner
We will win, when we collaborate and work together as a team- Together Everyone Achieves More
We build trust by being honest and keeping our promises
We pursue and implement new ways of doing things to achieve the best results
solutions based building
We believe nothing is impossible to build, there is always a solution
Customer satisfaction is the ultimate measure of success.
Frequently asked questions.
At which stage should I engage with a building company?
This is a personal choice, no matter which stage you are at, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. Our experience has shown that the earlier we partner with our clients, the more we understand what is important to you and your vision, allowing us to provide innovative designs and accurate pricing to maintain your budget.
Why is it important to hire a Licensed Building Practitioner?
Licensed Building Practitioners have been assessed, ensuring they are competent to carry out Restricted Building Work, which is any building work (including design work) related to your home's structure (load-bearing framing, foundations etc ) or weathertightness (roofing, cladding, waterproofing etc).
If you are building a new home or extending your existing home or doing a renovation that includes RBW, you are legally required to use a LBP. It is an offence for an unlicensed person to carry out or supervise restricted building work and it is also an offence to knowingly engage an unlicensed person to carry out restricted building work.
You can sleep easy knowing that Build Unlimited are Licensed Building Practitioners and your project is in safe hands.
Why is it important to have an experienced Project Manager?
Having an experienced project manager for your project is critical to ensure your project runs smoothly and stays on schedule. Project managers are responsible for managing the building work on site, ordering materials, and organising subcontractors. They are also your point of contact, communicating with you and your architect to ensure everything comes together smoothly, all while maintaining the project schedule.
If your project manager is not experienced, it is likely that problems will not be resolved correctly the first time, resulting in delays and the risk of your finished home not being completed to your expected standard.
Pete, founder and managing director of Build Unlimited, has extensive experience managing projects from $25,000 bathroom renovations to a $1,500,000+ commercial refit. He provides project management for all of our clients to ensure that each project is completed on schedule to our highest standards and uses our 280+ Quality Control checklist to ensure nothing is missed along the way.
How does Build Unlimited help me keep my project on time and on budget?
We work closely with you and your chosen architect during the design process so that we understand all the ins and outs of your project, this allows us to price your project accurately and account for all the small details that are often overlooked.
Alongside providing full project management to ensure your project runs smoothly, we provide you with access to our industry-leading client portal providing you with full transparency over all aspects of your project including:
- Project schedule
- Financial tracking
Do I need a Building Consent? Who Applies for it, you or me?
New Build - Yes.
Renovation - Possibly, depending on the scope of work.
Extension - Yes, as you are altering the structure of the home.
Building consent is legally required before starting most building work, your architect will draw up the construction plans and we will apply for building consent on your behalf so you don't have to stress about it.
Let’s bring your vision to life.
I invite you to connect with us and explore how our (Dreams to Reality – working title) session can transform your vision into a stunning reality. Your dream home awaits—let’s build it together.”