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What makes a good builder?

 Experience, reputation & skill.
Everything DBS Residential is known for.

Thinking of building or renovating?

You need a proven Auckland builder with a spotless reputation for new homes, renovations, reclads and hard landscaping: DBS Residential.

What makes a good builder?

What should you look for before employing an Auckland building company for your building project? How do you choose a builder who will build it right, be on time, stick to the budget and manage all the complex stuff?

There are several key factors to consider when choosing a builder for your home construction project. Read on for some things the builders here at DBS Residential think you should look for in a good Auckland home builder.

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Experience and reputation

Look for a builder with a track record of successful projects and good customer satisfaction. A builder with a proven history is more likely to deliver a high-quality result. It’s also a good idea to ask for references and to speak with previous clients to get a sense of their experience working with them. A good builder will have no issue with letting you speak to customers, so call Dan Hendy on 021 550 142 and we’ll happily put you in touch with clients we’ve built for over the years.

Attention to detail

Look for a builder who is meticulous and pays attention to their workmanship. A good builder should be detail-oriented and take pride in their work. The small details are so very important when it comes to delivering high-quality building work.

Licensed, insured & guaranteed

Make sure the builder you choose is a licensed building professional (LBP)and their work has a building guarantee. This will provide some protection for you in the event of any issues that may arise during the construction process. All our work comes with a 10-year building guarantee.

Good communication

Communication is key in any construction project, and it’s important to choose a builder who is good at communicating and keeping you informed about the progress of the project. Being responsive, transparent, and easy to work with will help ensure that there are no surprises or misunderstandings.


    Building a house is a complex process, and it’s important to find a builder who is willing to work with you and adapt to changes as needed.

    Cost and value

    While it’s important to get the best value for your money, be wary of builders who offer very low prices. This may indicate sub-standard workmanship, building work that’s not up to code or just a lack of experience. It’s better to pay a little more for a reputable and experienced builder who will do a good job and deliver a quality product.


      Be sure to review the contract carefully and ask any questions you may have before signing it. Make sure you understand the scope of work, the materials that will be used, the payment schedule, and any warranties or guarantees that are included.


      Look for a builder who is professional and courteous, and who takes pride in their work.

        DBS Residential – damn good builders

        Homeowners and developers rate us for our collaborative construction approach, project management skills, professionalism, craftsmanship, flexibility and competitive pricing. But don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have to say about us.

        We are professional builders who can help make your dream home a reality. Whether you are planning renovations, extensions, recladding older homes, repairing leaky homes or are building a brand-new home, we are the building team for the job.

        We fully appreciate that you’ll be putting your dreams, and a great deal of money, in our hands, and that’s a responsibility we take very seriously.

        Or Call 021 550 142

        If you’re planning on building, recladding or renovating your home and are looking for proven Auckland home builders, call 021 550 142 to speak to the DBS Residential team.