Our Pricing

How much should a builder really cost?

How much does building or renovating a New Zealand house might cost?

Construction costs form part of the overall costs incurred during the development of a built asset such as a building. Very broadly, construction costs will be those costs incurred by the actual construction works themselves, and on some projects may be determined by the value of the contract with the main contractor.

Like many other industries, the building business has gone through a myriad of changes in recent years. These changes has affected the most builders where they might mark up their rates and material costings but delivering a less quality completed jobs.

Here in Building Brothers Construction, we will deliver a high level of craftsmanship at a very reasonable price. For price and more details, do contact us and we will be glad to discuss and provide the quotation. Below is the kind of breakdown you can expect from Building Brothers Construction after your guaranteed site visit within 24 hours.

We used experienced subtrades to provide you with accurate pricing. With this service, you do not need to wait very long for a final price breakdown. We will give you a detailed quotation where every price will be broken down clearly into each area of the construction process. We promise there is no hidden costs!

New Builds

Master Builder Rates: $70 + GST per hour
New House Builds: Low-end style $2,500 – $3,000 m2
New House Builds: Mid-range style $3,000 – $3,500 m2
New House Builds: High-End style $3,500 plus m2

We expect your planning and fully consented council stamped set of plans costs to vary anywhere from $50,000 – $100,000.


Rates: Between $350-$800 m2
Pine finish: $400 – $600 m2
Vitex finish: $600 -$1000 m2
Kwila finish: $600 – $1000 m2

The rate depends on your finish, whether it’s a strong looking Kwila finish 90mm/140mm profile or a standard pine decking which is cost effective while still offering a good quality product.This includes all structure/project management/rubbish removal and a top quality Building Brothers finish.

Renovations & Extensions

Rates: Costs will depend on the scale of your renovation and extension requirements
Mid-range finish: $600 – $1000 m2

Renovation and Extensions costs are a bit more of the unknown then a standard new build. The majority of the cost to be cut out most likely is resource consents depending on the scale of your renovation or extension.We will provide a fixed price project with a construction timeline to be met and stick to it.

External Services Costs

Drainage, power, gas and water will be subject to council planning rules and regulations which will be clarified upon a site visit. Do contact us for site visit and quotation.