Artbuild is an experienced custom home builder based in Auckland, NZ.
In addition to our work carrying out home renovations, we also build new properties from the ground up. We collaborate with architects and interior designers (either your own or one of our trusted experts) to create the space of your dreams. As members of the Master Builders Association, we take pride in our reputation for excellence and offer a 10-year guarantee on all building work. Our home building service includes:
When you’re searching for a team of builders to build a house for you, you want to know they are established and trustworthy in the construction industry. Artbuild has 5 star Google reviews so you can feel assured you will be choosing a suitable building contractor to create your new home.
Remove, knockdown and rebuild
Do you have existing property which is no longer habitable? We can build your new house, bungalow or villa on your existing land. We take care of all the demolition work, then dispose of building waste responsibly and ethically.
House demolition cost in Auckland
Typical costs to demolish a house in Auckland range from $8000 to $22,000. By working with our own trusted contractors, we negotiate the best price for you. We remain on-site to oversee the full project, ensuring any building materials which can be recycled are either reused or sold on, and there are no wasted labour costs from contractors standing around scratching their heads.
Affordable home builders
At Artbuild, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet our clients’ needs, and of course, budget constraints. Perhaps you’re thinking of building your first small home with limited cash funds from an inheritance, downsizing to save on bills, or adding a granny flat to the main house for use by elderly relatives?
Building an eco-home
Over recent years, New Zealanders have become keen to explore more eco-friendly, smaller homes such as container houses and beach huts. Ideal for the cultured traveller, a container house is semi-mobile and benefits from a low carbon footprint. Beach huts and summer houses impart a natural charm by using wooden cladding, bamboo and sustainable materials; modern facilities and clever energy efficiency measures ensure the homes are both comfortable and cost-effective.
Luxury residential building contractors
The Artbuild team is proud to have worked on building some exquisite homes in the more affluent areas of Auckland, including Parnell and Glendowie. Our surveyors and architects can create the home of your dreams on paper, then we make it all happen for real, selecting high-end materials and finishes to compliment your vision. Bespoke cabinetry and high-quality worktops in a luxury kitchen-diner will add value to your home, with the kitchen often becoming a central hub for entertaining guests or sharing cosy family meals.
When building your new home, we aim to ensure any external space is maximised – whether you opt for a gorgeous sun-drenched terrace, relaxing outdoor pool and barbecue area or an impeccably landscaped garden – your space will come alive with ambience and colour.
Exterior renovation ideas
Our team excels at all hard landscaping and groundwork, so whether you dream of a winding path, a luxury timber pergola or an outdoor carport – we’ve got you covered. Depending on your chosen plot of land, we can also opt to increase the garden size or change the proportions of internal rooms to make the exterior space more functional.
Interior design and build
We are happy to work alongside your favourite interior designer to create harmony from the inside out; our craftsmen take instruction well and have plenty of experience to suggest alternative construction methods or materials if structural problems inhibit your original choices.
Our team will assist you in making informed choices on high-end kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and bedroom designs which will add value to your life – and to your investment. An end-to-end service, with full project management, which aims to create a stunning, practical and sumptuous environment for your family to thrive.
Building restoration work for neglected properties
Our restoration work will inject your property with a new lease of life no matter how run down it currently is. Our founder and lead builder Zed has decades of experience restoring beautiful UNESCO-protected Venetian and Palladian villas in Italy, so you can rest assured that your beloved home is in safe hands.
Restoring heritage woodwork
Our qualified carpenters and tradesmen have lovingly restored all types of woodwork, from glorious mahogany staircases to beautiful sash windows; traditional oak-beamed ceilings to intricate wooden cornices and mouldings.
Whether your solid hardwood kitchen needs a facelift or you have wooden windows which are flaky, rotten and past their best, we use traditional techniques and quality products to ensure a durable finish.
Respectful and clean
Our dustless sanding technology is ideal for restoring large areas of herringbone or parquet flooring; you won’t be left with any mess so you can continue to live on-site while the magic happens. Our team respect your property at all times.
If you house has suffered extensive damage after a storm, fire or water escape, we have experience in both the practical and procedural side of a buildings insurance claim. Our work is of a high standard and covered by our quality guarantee. We project manage the entire restoration to ensure original architectural features are retained wherever possible, and building materials are suitable for the style of property.
Damp, mould and rot removal
Older houses can suffer from damp, dry rot, wet rot and consequently become uninhabitable due to the risks of breathing in mould spores and bacteria from fungi. Such neglect can not only attract termites, pests and insects but will also cause irreparable damage to the structure of the house. This can lead to windows loosening, roofs collapsing and general subsidence. We often get called to remove and re-build wooden deck areas where rot has set in.
If water from storms or faulty plumbing enters your electrics, the damage can be costly to repair and render the property dangerously uninhabitable. Water ingress can quickly penetrate drywall, floorboards, ceilings and timber roofing structures so must be dealt with quickly and thoroughly by qualified professionals. The aim is to stop toxic mould and mildew forming which is a serious health hazard and leads to structural degradation.
CONCEPT & QUOTE
We kick things off with a free phone consultation to hear about your renovation goals followed by a meeting with Founder & Lead Home Builder, Zed, to discuss the project in further detail and inspect the property. The concept design will be carried out by an architect – we can recommend one of our trusted experts if you don’t have one assigned – and we’ll draft an initial budget proposal. When both concept drawings and cost estimates are signed off, the architect will create working drawings. This is followed by a detailed quote and tailored master builder contract.
BUILD & MANAGE
Now the contracts are signed, financing is secured and schedules are confirmed, the construction work can begin! We will manage the entire renovation project through to completion, keeping you up to date with weekly on-site progress meetings where we can discuss any challenges or adjustments which may need to be made. Our expert team will also conduct regular quality control checks to ensure high standards.
HANDOVER & ENJOY
Once the renovation is complete, we have the property professionally cleaned so that it’s ready for you to settle into. We’ll have a handover meeting to discuss all of the functionality – from heating controls to lighting operation – to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident. You’ll also receive a file with any relevant documents and information regarding your project such as instruction manuals, warranties and reference photos for plumbing etc. Then all that’s left is for us to do is hand over the keys so that you can enjoy your new home!
Hear what some of our past clients have to say about working with Artbuild...
Adam and Philip hired us to fully renovate a 'do-up' house they bought to resell, whereby the downstairs was not being used to its full potential. We carried out a full house renovation, added an ensuite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, plus added a ranchslider for indoor-outdoor flow. "Looking back, it was a very easy and smooth process, it was easy to deal with the team and during the construction process, there was never a big mess. The final product I was really impressed by."
Luxury Villa Renovation in Parnell
Felicity Morgan Rhind has used Artbuild to renovate her beautiful villa in Parnell, Central Auckland. Renovations included building walls, fitting doors, painting, plastering, general maintenance and removing the decking when her cat got stuck! "When Zed was working here you felt he was just working here, he wasn’t trying to do million other things. His focus was on us and getting our job done swiftly."
Renovation of damp house in Avondale
Greg and Karina Smith from Avondale contracted Artbuild to fully renovate an old, damp and cold house that had been neglected for 50 years. Building work included structural changes throughout the property. We installed quality insulation, which brought an end to their daughter's asthma symptoms and improved the family's quality of living. "We’ve got a brand new house, really, in our renovation. Is not just the part of the house. It’s just so lovely and warm and easy to live in."
Full House Renovation in Glendowie
Anthony and Moira Flannery from Glendowie were introduced to Artbuild by a friend. We renovated the upper floor and downstairs bathroom. We created feature walls with lighting for artwork display, an office where structural walls were removed, undertook a full bathroom renovation and built two new walk-in wardrobes. "The entire building process was very good and very smooth. I’m an architect, so I do know how things can go wrong, but on this one, as good as you could hope for a project to go."
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