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We're a local Mt. Maunganui firm with a track record of high quality work.

Owners Dave and Carolynne Shaw established Shaw Builders Ltd back in 2002 and have made a serious commitment to support the local residential construction industry. The Company will continue to pursue it's vision of exceeding client expectations through excellence in award winning design and construction.

About Us

We love building fantastic family homes

Kiwi owned and operated, we’ve been building and renovating high-end, much loved homes in Mt Maunganui, Tauranga and the greater Western Bay for more than three decades.

Our aim has always been to build the finest homes with quality craftsmanship, a dedication to perfection and a listening ear to what our clients need. We’re passionate about creating a future-proof home that suits your family, your Bay of Plenty lifestyle and endures far into the future.

You’re in safe hands

We’re committed to building New Zealand’s finest homes and have been doing so in the Bay of Plenty for more than 30 years. Properties that meet our clients’ changing lifestyles, fulfil their innovative design ideas and achieve sustainable building practices. From concept to successful result, we’re determined to give our clients a positive project experience. Dave loves the details and tackles every project with a hands on approach. He checks, double checks and puts his perfectionist skills into action from concept to completion. Find out how we work.

Carolynne Shaw manages the office and along with Dave, builds relationships with our clients and keeps the lines of communication open, even after the project is successfully completed.

As members of the Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand, the Shaw Builders team and all our trusted contractors meet the standards, qualifications and quality controls that give our clients peace of mind.

Award-winning homes

With more than 60 awards since 2007, there’s no questioning the consistency of our work. But we don’t build homes to win awards, we build them to meet the needs of our clients’ evolving lifestyles, give them a positive building experience and a satisfying result. Learn more about our awards and national recognition for our work. (link to awards page)

How we work

Good project management and clear, consistent communication is key to an enjoyable building experience. With us, you get an open book. We work with you, your architect, our quantity surveyor, our contractors and subcontractors to achieve a Bay of Plenty home we can all be proud of.

Our process

  1. Get the ball rolling. If you need some help with scope, design concepts and ideas to bring to your architect’s plans, our extensive building knowledge makes the design process easier. We know what works, how to practically achieve your vision and when to consider alternatives.
  2. Realistic pricing – We work with the quantity surveyor to give an estimated project scope and then sit down with you to talk it through and align building practicalities with concept drawings, ideas and inspiration.
  3. Once the scope, budget and project overview is agreed, we coordinate, project manage and communicate with contractors to start work.
  4. The journey begins. We work alongside you, your family and neighbours to make sure the building experience meets your expectations, fits your budget and achieves the best result.

If you have any questions, give us a call or read our FAQ.


What our clients say

What our clients say...

"Having lived in a Shaw Builder's built home previous to embarking on building our own, we had no hesitation in asking them to construct our own. Dave and Carolynne have a wealth of knowlege and the reputation they have earned over the year's proved to be enhanced during all phase's of construction of our own home. Dave is a person who expects nothing but the best from his tradesmen and sub contractor's alike. Dave and Carolynne were always willing to offer advice to any detail that arose, and we are entirely happy with the end result, which is a home of which we are extremely proud. We would have absolutely no hesitation in reccomending Shaw Builder's to anyone considering embarking on their own building project.”

- Colin and Marianne Milne