Renovations

We manage joinery and all other
tasks ourselves, ensuring exceptional
quality and timely delivery
We have a highly skilled, trustworthy
team of friendly builders
We provide clear communication
and clever workable solutions

Master Builders

Exceptional Quality

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

We have a highly skilled,
trustworthy
team of friendly builders

We manage joinery
and all other tasks ourselves,
ensuring exceptional quality
and timely delivery

We provide clear communication
and clever workable solutions

Master Builder James Mackay is a true craftsman with years of experience, undertaking substantial renovations with his highly skilled team. Based in Christchurch and working mainly in and around Canterbury, James has owned his own construction company for almost three decades. Prior to that, he had 10 years in London and Melbourne renovating complex period buildings. You can rest assured James will understand the ins and outs of a sympathetic renovation, whether you are extending your home, modernising, or future-proofing an existing footprint.

Character homes with all the modern conveniences
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..

Clever problem solving
Quality workmanship
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,” James adds. Sub trades seamlessly requcting the risk of problems.

Master Builders

Exceptional Quality

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

Master Builder James Mackay is a true craftsman with years of experience, undertaking
substantial renovations with his highly skilled team. Based in Christchurch and working
mainly in and around Canterbury, James has owned his own construction company for
almost three decades. Prior to that, he had 10 years in London and Melbourne renovating
complex period buildings. You can rest assured James will understand the ins and outs of
a sympathetic renovation, whether you are extending your home, modernising, or
future-proofing an existing footprint.

Clever problem solving
Quality workmanship

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.

Character homes
with all the modern conveniences

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.