How much should a builder really cost?


Like so many industries the building business has gone through a myriad of changes in recent years, not all of them good according to David Baker owner of Bakers-Builds. “There are some great builders out there, but there are also a lot of cheap, less than quality jobs being done,” he says.

He wants to see that change, and he’s working to do just that by leading teams through his renovation and construction company Bakers-Builds—an enterprise dedicated to delivering a high level of craftsmanship at reasonable prices.

View a real pricing breakdown

Below is the kind of breakdown you can expect from Bakers Builds after your guaranteed site visit within 24 hours.

Our experience in using experienced subtrades means we can get accurate pricing so you're not waiting months for a final price back.

We will give you a detailed breakdown so you know where your money is going.  No hidden costs, every price will be broken down into each area of the construction process.

See our service rates below

  • New Builds

    • Low End builds: $1,750 - 1,950 m2
    • Mid-Range build: $1,950 – $2,250 m2
    • High End builds: $2,250 – $2,400 m2

    We expect your planning and fully consented council stamped set of plans costs to vary anywhere from $16,500 – $25,000.


    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.

  • Decking

    Our rates vary between $275-450 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 Bakers Builds finish.

    Material cost:

    • Pine finish: $5.50 – $6.50 m2
    • Vitex finish: $10.50-$12.00 m2
    • Kwila finish: $13.00 – $15.50 m2
  • Renovations and Extensions

    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.

    You can expect to base your m2 off $2500-$2850 and that’s a mid-range finish.

    We will provide a fixed price project with a construction timeline to be met and stuck too.

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Send us a few details and we’ll call you back for a no-obligation chat about your idea. We also guarantee a site visit within 24 hours!

Or you can call us directly on 027 208 9494.

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