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Love the House you're in but you really want to breathe some new life into it?

That's where I come in.

I can offer a full service from start to finish including a Preliminary Budget, design and consents.

It all starts with a free dreams to reality session,

Click the 'Book a Call' button to lock in a time where we can have a chat to make sure we are the right fit for your project and then we can schedule a site visit.


For me, the main benefit of using Chris is his integrity and character,....key qualities that I look for when I'm looking to employ somebody or somebody to do work for me.

We're so happy with the work that's been done here, the quality, the timing, the communication between Chris and I.

Tony Fitzwater - English Language Partners Nelson


I take Pride in supporting my clients through the entire build process; from conceptual designs through to the completion and everything in between.

I am available to help at every stage and decision-making process whether that be for support and encouragement on tile selection or designing and selecting the interior finishes for you.

I have 20 Years of experience in the Nelson Construction scene. From small renovations to larger commercial projects, Brand new architectural buildings and homes, I have also done building works throughout many of the local schools. I am competent with many forms of building styles and know the correct approach.

I have a personal guarantee.

To achieve the high standard of work that I expect of myself and my team I utilise stage checklists and direct supervision of workmanship throughout the project.

I have personally sourced and refined my working relationship with a group of like-minded and trusted subcontractors and tradesmen

I am hands-on. You will not find me stuck behind a desk 24/7 - This means you will see me on site wearing a tool belt and walking the walk and setting the standard I expect from my staff and other tradesmen

My Personal values are at the core of everything I do and business is no exception. Treating people with respect and honesty will go a long way in making a job run smoothly

I prefer fixed-priced builds. I want to be as transparent as possible during the building process, and I think it is best to keep the work within your budget.

My Fixed Price quotes will help you to plan how you will distribute your budget correctly throughout the project.

Nothing hinders the enjoyment of building a dream home like going over budget or being stung with overwhelming variation costs.

I stand by our Pricing. I am firmly against loading our estimates and quotations with vague Provisional Sums or underpricing with limited information only to sting you with a flood of variations and 'extras' costs once I have secured the build.




When planning a construction project, without a doubt the builder you choose for your project is an important decision. Every builder is different, we don't come in a one size fits all package which means your choice will have a significant impact on the journey and the quality of the final product, and also your pocket.


We’re Licensed Building Practitioners
We've been assessed as technically competent in the latest construction methods and practices which will give you confidence to know that your home will be built right the first time.

Preferred Subcontractors

At Chris Donnelly Builders we use trusted professional subcontractors. They are local companies who we would trust to work on our own family home, and who we’ve built a rapport with since 2003. By choosing us, you’ll have access to these subbies who will deliver you the top quality job we require every time. 

We offer you peace of mind with fixed price quotes

Whether you are undertaking a home extension, new deck, renovation or a new build, a fixed price quote like the ones we offer are the only way to go.

If you get a quote from another builder, we also offer a free compare to make sure you are getting the best price for your job as not all quotes are created equal which unfortunately you could find out at the other end of the job!  


We want to help you make your home dreams become a reality

Get in touch with us today to start the process of bringing your beautiful home dreams to life! 

Ready for the Next Step?


Before we have a chat there are a few things that I
 will need to know for me to understand the needs of your project.

 You can access a form below where you can add Your name and address, A brief run down of what your project includes and what stage of the process you are at plus a few more important Questions 

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