Building

We bid and price tender
for architectural projects.
We have significant experience with
non-standard and unusual housing designs.
We build on extremely
challenging sloped sites.

Master Builders

Exceptional Quality

We are registered Master Builders.
Every build comes with the assurance
of a Master Builder 10 year guarantee.

James MacKay Builders are the go-to team for some of Christchurch’s big-name architects’ own homes. James has owned his own construction company for almost three decades. With a James Mackay building you can rely on proven building techniques, clever problem solving and high quality workmanship for your dream home. James team will work with you through the entire process from excavation through to pool construction. 

We bid and price tender
for architectural projects

We build on extremely
challenging sloped sites

In-house and on time
The entire Mackay team find that keeping as much as possible of a build project in-house often has better results. James is not talking architecture here. In fact, James will often point an uncertain potential residential client in the direction of a compatible architect. “But what’s good is managing a project’s joinery and other tasks ourselves – in consultation with the architect, interior designer, and others. This is the way we avoid hold-ups. It allows us to keep tabs on both the finished quality and a tight time-line for the client.” It’s in keeping the logistics/expertise juggle going, that James has found his niche. He thrives on the challenge and intrinsic rewards of beautiful builds and ingenious renovations. “High-end projects often go hand-in-hand with the odd technical conundrum. It’s in coming up with the perfect practical or lateral solutions to these that the real satisfaction lies.”

We have significant experience on
non-standard or unusual housing designs

Communication is foundation to building success
Being a master-builder probably comes down to a few simple factors. Firstly, James has the experience to know that a tight-knit core team is key. “Good relationships between all parties involved in a build are so important,” James says. It’s for this reason he is a strong believer in fortnightly on-site meetings with the client, architect, and all relevant subtrade practitioners. “This is when anything which could have become a niggly issue or a major disappointment are properly nutted out or resolved to everyone’s satisfaction,” ….. 

Master Builders

Exceptional Build Quality

We are registered Master Builders.
Every build comes with the assurance of
a Master Builder 10 year guarantee.

James Mackay Builders are the go-to team for some of Christchurch’s big-name architects’
own homes. James has owned his own construction company for almost three decades.
With a James Mackay build you can rely on proven building techniques, clever problem
solving and high quality workmanship for your dream home. James’ team will work with
you through the entire process from excavation through to pool construction.

Communication is foundation
to building success

Being a Master Builder comes down to a few key factors. Firstly, James has the experience to know that a tight-knit core team is key. “Good relationships between all parties involved in a build are so important.” James says it’s for this reason he is a strong believer in fortnightly on-site meetings with the client, architect, and all relevant sub-trade practitioners. “This is when anything which could have become a niggly issue or a major disappointment are properly nutted out and resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.” James adds.

In-house and on time

The entire Mackay team find that keeping as much as possible of a build project in-house often has better results. James is not talking architecture here. In fact, James will often point an uncertain potential residential client in the direction of a compatible architect. “But what’s good is managing a project’s joinery and other tasks ourselves – in consultation with the architect, interior designer, and others. This is the way we avoid hold-ups. It allows us to keep tabs on both the finished quality and a tight time-line for the client.” It’s in keeping the logistics/expertise juggle going, that James has found his niche. He thrives on the challenge and intrinsic rewards of beautiful builds and ingenious renovations. “High-end projects often go hand-in-hand with the odd technical conundrum. It’s in coming up with the perfect practical or lateral solutions to these that the real satisfaction lies.” James adds.