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

Talk to us about pricing your next building idea!

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

Or you can call us directly on 027 237 3486.