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Personalised Build Services

Our approach to building focuses on a transparent streamlined process, and a high-quality build result. We prioritise high quality residential projects in the Wakatipu basin. Our side passion also lies with building homes with structural timber features or detailing too.

While your project is in our care, we treat it with the same level of attention as if it was our own. 

Why Build With Camako?

Accurate Quotes

Total transparency begins at quoting time. Pricing realistically, fairly and honestly helps prepare you properly for your build and prevents any unforeseen surprises during the build.

Standout Quality

We take care and time during each phase of the build to complete each service properly. No shortcuts or quick fixes. Our service quality is backed by the HALO Residential Build Guarantee.

Care & Transparency

Your peace of mind during the build process is paramount. We clearly outline each part of the process as we go, and give you regular updates so you know what is happening when. 

Timber Frame Home Specialists

The structure of your home is very important, so why hide all the important features? A timber frame structure adds great strength, and brings your home the timeless character it deserves.

Camako Builders have partnered with Heritage Timber Craft to provide a complete design and build service to their clients. Enjoy the benefits of a naturally beautiful material expertly installed that will make your home's design a talking point for years to come.

The Build Process

Initial Contact

After you get in touch via email or our contact form, we promptly phone you to ask a few more details about your build. Additionally, we may send you a questionnaire to get to know more about you and your project. 

It's important to us to ensure that we'll be a great fit working together and that our services best fit what you need before we proceed any further.

Site Meeting

Meeting in person really allows us to begin asking key questions, so that we begin to see the scope of the work required. We'll discuss your plans, budget, timeline, and expectations in more detail so that we can provide an accurate recommendation on how we can best support you.

We recommend that you bring along ideas, plans, section info and any relevant information that you'd like to discuss. You may already have plans; if not, we are more than happy to recommend an architect.

Design & Consent Support

After our site meeting, we can meet with you and the architect to discuss your ideas and requirements. Working together ensures we can all work towards a common goal of the best home possible for you - optimising the design to meet budget, time, and your needs.

Working together with an architect throughout the design and consent process is paramount to ensure we are all in the loop and together understand where the project is at.

Cost Estimate

Before going ahead with your plans it's highly recommended to get a cost estimate. This means we can get an indication of the project cost, helping you to ensure that your home design meets your budget, saving you time and unnecessary surprises later.

Once approved the architect will go ahead with final working drawings for council submission, while we begin the process of a detailed quote.

Detailed Quotation

While your plans are with council, we get to work providing you with an accurate and detailed quotation for the build work. It's crucial to provide the most honest and accurate costing possible to avoid surprises and disappointment later .

If during the build there are changes or variations that occur, we communicate these clearly, updating costs and timelines if necessary, then wait for your feedback/agreement before proceeding.

Contract Sign & Set Start Date

When the quote and plans are agreed and approved by the council, we go through a building contract and agreement together. We also take the time to talk through what to expect during the process and the expectations for all parties before we proceed. On signing, we set a start date and get ready for construction.


Watching your home come to life is exciting. We work hard to keep you updated every week on the progress and stage of your house. Great communication is paramount; we want your involvement in the process and aim to deliver you peace of mind through regular site meetings, photo updates and phone calls as the build advances.


After signing off, we make a time to get together to check through your new home with you room by room. Our priority is making sure you're happy with the finishes and details of your home before we hand you the keys. 

Once we're finished, we are proud to stand by your build with the HALO 10-year build guarantee. 

Ready to Begin Your Build?

If you have a section ready and think Camako are the right team for your build, then we'd love to meet up. We'll ask the right questions to help you on your way to an incredible build.

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Craft builders & timber work specialists in Queenstown, NZ.