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.

Bakers Builds believe in fair and transparent prices upfront. See below what you should expect to pay

  • Low End style builds: $1950 – $2,150 m2
  • Mid-Range style build: $2,150  – $2250 m2
  • Higher end builds: $2,300 – $2,550 m2

We expect your planning and fully consented council stamped set of plans costs to vary anywhere from $16,500 – $25,000 m2.

External Services Costs

Drainage, power, gas and water expect to add on a further $250 – $450 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.

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.

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


Bakers Builds | Builders Auckland
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Sarah Hartfield
Sarah Hartfield
22:46 08 Jan 20
impressed with how every little detail was finished and also how nothing seemed to be a hassle.... friendly staff... would definitely use this company againread more
Lesieli Taumalolo
Lesieli Taumalolo
04:21 18 Dec 19
What an awesome Builder and company. David organised everything from the plumber, plasterer and... builder to work in with my schedule to repair the damage of my hot water cylinder which leaked and damaged the surrounding walls. He kept me in the loop at all times at the start of each day in the morning. David and his team are professional and family oriented they have repaired the damage as quick as possible to alleviate the stress. David helped me when others were busy especially nearing Xmas next week. I highly recommend David Baker Builds they are a One Stop Shop to assist and guide you in any damage to your house and take the stress and hassle from you 100%. Thank you David, I will contact you for any further requirements for the house.read more
Nem Larkin
Nem Larkin
09:06 14 Dec 19
Can’t wait to get my decking started😍14/12/2019 ,almost done my new deck and my conservatory... thanks team Bakers Builds/ bakers builders can’t wait.I hope it will finish before Christmas 😍read more
Cheryl Christopher
Cheryl Christopher
22:29 07 Dec 19
The team are quick at communication and site visits. The work was excellent and affordable. They... worked hard and were professional and cleaned up after the work. Thank you David, Sam, Luther, Filimone and Jacob!Will surely use the team at Bakers Build again!read more
Michael Baker
Michael Baker
18:50 02 Dec 19
David and the team completed a renovation on my bathroom and lounge, they were very potile and easy... to deal with. Would recommend and hope to work with in the futureread more
Becs Larking
Becs Larking
06:42 02 Dec 19
Thanks heaps Bakers Builds for the work strengthening and rebuilding the deck. I so appreciated... your quick response, the great comms throughout the build and the teams attention to detail. Awesome work. I highly recommend Bakers Builds and would get them back to do work at my place again!read more
Ed Rao
Ed Rao
23:33 01 Dec 19
They said they were aiming to be as best as we can be. Indeed they put in the effort to do so. A... great 'final' product by a talented bunch of people (that wasn't ever in doubt). Very simple & courteous bunch /team. The project wasn't without issues (discussed this frankly) - but they took suggestions on board and fixed it. Earnestly wanted to please me. I am a tradie skeptic; but you can put your faith in Baker-builds, well-led by David and Fou (business owners).read more
Cheks Tui
Cheks Tui
23:28 01 Dec 19
Very easy to deal with, they came and fixed up my house renovation after a builder left me in the... loop, great affordable prices. Thanks guys!read more
BBCLtd Company
BBCLtd Company
23:24 01 Dec 19
David Baker was very fast at getting back with his quote then his team just followed through with... an outstanding design and finish to my deck. Highly recommend this company!read more
Sarah Catran
Sarah Catran
07:46 18 Nov 19
Extremely quick turnaround of quote and work - which is rare in Auckland. They built a deck for me... in a week and worked late to maximise the daylight hours to finish on time. Lots of communication and questions about the work to ensure it was all going in the right direction. Highly recommend.read more
Leila .
Leila .
05:47 06 Nov 19
Awesome team of workers who have been at my place for 3 plus weeks, please let your boys know that... were on site doing the work, they were amazing and super respectful of me and what ever I needed and they were awesome!!!!! Thanks from my end and how much work and effort you guys have done and been through! would recommend anytime!!!read more
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