The Building Co. is a New Zealand owned company specialising in residential construction in the Auckland region. Our projects are predominantly small to medium-scale, high-end developments. Our unique success is due, not only to, our building expertise, but to the integrity, transparency and trustworthiness we bring to every project.

When embarking on any project, having a builder who knows the process can save clients time and money. Given the complexities of building and compliance, it is imperative to hire a professionally run building company – like The Building Co. 



Our emphasis is on listening to our clients’ needs. Only then can we give the right advice to realise their vision. We understand that every project is different so we provide flexible options to manage budgets and time frames. Our proposals always include detailed cost schedules and timelines.

The best results are achieved when we are involved from the conceptual stages providing budgeting and methodology advice, working alongside the architect and client. Having a builder who has been familiar with a project from the beginning, results in many huge benefits – teamwork, good communication, no nasty surprises with budgets and deadlines, and a completed project that meets or exceeds expectations. 





Over the last decade we have effectively managed building projects, ranging from developing investment properties through to large high-end renovations and new builds. Our involvement can range from responsibility for major earthworks through to the finessed details completed to the highest standard.

The Building Co. includes experienced carpenters, a site foreman and a project manager/estimator. Our preferred subcontractors have worked with us for many years and are selected on their ability to maintain our rigorous quality standards.

We work with experienced designers and architects whom we are happy to recommend for your project depending on the requirements, or we can work with your own team of professionals.





Our highly professional approach to both the front and back ends of our projects has set us apart from the crowd. We are passionate about the work we deliver to our clients and conform to the highest professional standards:

•    The Building Co. is a member of The Certified Builders Association of New Zealand, whose members are all trade-qualified builders who adhere to strict guidelines for standards of workmanship and business practice. (

•    We offer a 10-year weather tightness guarantee and Home First Insurance from Built in New Zealand (




Kendal Read started The Building Co. just a year after qualifying as carpenter at the age of 19. With only two staff to begin with, the company soon expanded – early contracts included the foundations and framing for 50 houses at Gulf Harbour.

With this experience under his belt, Kendal bought his first property, a house and section in Glenfield, when only 22. His development and sale of the property – which was featured in the TV show “The Property Ladder” – provided further invaluable experience, and over the next 10 years he has carried out many full contracts for both clients and his own developments. As a result, he offers clients an in-depth understanding of the building and property development process, including budgeting, project management and all areas of design consent for both housing and subdivisional works.

When not working on his busy building business, Kendal can be found surfing, diving, fishing, riding dirt bikes or helping out at his partner’s Westmere café, Catroux.