Finding a builder for your house extension

Although a house extension is a smaller undertaking than a new build, it still takes a bit of planning to get right. Choosing the right builder to create your extension is a vitally important decision.

When you are picking a builder for a house extension consider these three key areas


A house extension is a different thing to a new build. With an extension, you need to take many things into account. These including things like how to best use of the remaining land while still leaving outdoor space. You’ll also need to consider how the extension will fit with the look of the existing property and use utilities and access.

To make sure these things are properly considered, hire a builder who is experienced in extensions, not just new builds. Builders with extension experience will be better placed to deal with any specific issues.

If your property is a heritage or character property, you might even want to consider hiring a builder with specific heritage experience. This will help retain the existing character features and match them in the new extension.

Good project management

Many extension projects can be completed while you still live in the property. This saves you costs of moving into a rental or other temporary accommodation. But you don’t want to be disrupted for any longer than necessary, so meeting deadlines is essential.

A builder with great project management skills will be able to help you complete your project on time and on budget. They will also advise you when any extra disruption such as turning off water or electricity might be required.

Network of tradies

A good builder will have a network of tradies on call to deal with each area of your project. Either these skilled workers will be on staff, or they will have trusted sub-contractors to use.

Picking a builder with these contacts will save you time and money. It will also reduce the hassle caused by dealing with multiple companies.

When you need an expert in house extensions in Auckland, choose Build Right Contractors

Build Right Contractors have been building things in Auckland for more than 15 years from new builds to renovations and extensions and upgrades of commercial buildings. During that time we’ve amassed plenty of experience with extensions to all kinds of properties including character villas like this one in Grey Lynn.

We’ve also built up a network of trusted suppliers and sub-contractor. That means we can get everything supplied and done for you at an affordable price.

Contact us today to discuss your plans.

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No matter what type of residential or commercial building project you have in mind, we have the knowledge and expertise to make it a reality. From new homes, house extensions and renovations to significant upgrades to Daycare Centre and Community Projects, we offer a full range of building services.