Build Firm is a residential construction company founded by Sam Henderson. Sam is a qualified and licensed builder who grew up on the North Shore of Auckland. He has been involved in high end residential projects for a number of years, from apprentice, to qualified builder, to site foreman.
After gaining the necessary expertise and experience, he decided to set up a building company exclusively dedicated to providing Kiwis with high-quality architectural homes and renovations.
“At Build Firm our builders and subcontractors are true professionals who take pride in their work and workspace. Which includes keeping it tidy!
Since 2012 we have had the pleasure of working with high end clientele, satisfying their specific needs and exceeding their expectations along the way. We have worked with top Auckland architects and have learnt from some of the best construction firms in the industry along our journey. As we develop and expand as a firm we will head into the niche of architectural home construction.
We have a strong focus on providing a less mess, less stress, turn key operation.”
“Build Firm was created with the aim to be known and respected for high quality workmanship.”
Hi, I’m Sam Henderson, owner and managing director of Build Firm Ltd.
I grew up in Birkenhead, Auckland and currently live on the Hibiscus Coast with my partner Rose and our Blue Heeler, Gus.
When Rose and I are not spending time with Gus or going for bush walks, we head up to the family bach at Tutukaka Coast. It is here we find our little piece of paradise where we enjoy spending time with our nephews, fishing, surfing and free diving.
Rose and I are both incredibly hard-working and look forward to the challenge of growing a company and eventually a family together.
My professional journey began when I was 17 and left school to work for a commercial construction company. Fresh into the realities of the working life, I tried my hand at being a labourer, concrete layer and digger operator.
These experiences sparked my interest in the building industry, where I found myself loving the atmosphere of working in a team and making my way up the ranks.
In 2012 I started a building apprenticeship with Cadre Construction. The director Andre Woelfel allowed me to be involved in multiple project types from new homes, renovations and commercial projects such as ‘The Backdoor Surf Shop’ on Barrys Point Road, Takapuna and ‘Ocean Point’ Beach Apartments in Orewa.
Two years later, I moved on from Cadre Construction and began working on high-end residential homes for Synergy Build Group, based on the Northshore.
It was during this time with Synergy director Mark Campbell that my career progressed the most and I soon become a qualified licensed builder.
On one of my standout projects, I was the foreman in charge of a 1.5-million-dollar Architectural new build designed by Young+Richards, a bespoke architectural firm. For the design to be possible it required 27 engineered steel beams and featured three different cladding types all with various tricky junctions.
I found my passion for being connected with clients and fulfilling their unique desires, which makes the residential construction process so rewarding, especially when it comes time to hand over the keys.
When you become a part of a major investment in someone’s life, the faith and trust that gets put in your hands are special. The journey you go on together creates bonds that last a lifetime!
After years of high-end residential construction, I had the confidence and the necessary skills to go out on my own and start Build Firm. I started as a one-man-band which had its challenges and made me learn skills to do two-man jobs by myself!
Build Firm has now grown to a well-oiled team of five specialising in complex renovations and new builds. We all share the same pride and passion for construction and find joy in teaching our apprentices and honing their skills as well as our own.
One recent job we completed was a two-bedroom, living room and bathroom addition to a Devonport Villa. What made the job interesting was the tight site access required the whole house to be lifted two meters above ground level to carry out the foundation works!
Our Team combines over 30+ years of experience from vastly different building projects all over Auckland which makes problem-solving only a phone call away.
We strive to uphold high standards in all aspects of our company, from your first interaction with us to the last. We are always seeking new ways to improve our services and the way we do business. Quality and customer service are our highest priorities.
The building process can seem daunting and stressful if you don’t know all the ins and outs. We don’t just swing hammers, we can be your assistant and go-to guru for consents, plans, pricing, advice, questions, design decisions, budgeting and everything building related!
As a client of ours, you can be involved in your project as little or as much as you like. We can tailor a solution to your needs and find the right shoe that fits!
Get in touch, Design and Build Firm! Let us deliver uncompromised quality to your dream home!
After you contact us, we’ll start by arranging a phone call or in-person meeting where we can discuss your project in detail.
After that, we’ll come up with a free, no-obligation estimate of the timeline and costs involved and send it to you.
Once you’ve given us the go-ahead, we can set up clear communication lines between everyone involved in the project.
Your conceptual design plans and working drawings will be completed, led by the architect.
At this point you’ll need to apply to the local council for resource consent.
At last, the build itself will begin! This is where we come into our own. Before we do any work on site, we’ll give you a clear, updated estimate or quote of the costs and time involved.
During the build we will meet at key stages to confirm things such as colours, finishes and fixtures.
When the build is complete, we’ll put the finishing touches on your new home or renovation. We will finally assist you in a Compliance Certificate Application and organise a final inspection!
Sam and his team did a fantastic job. Our bathroom looks great.The service was done with great attention to details and we are really happy.