A building & home renovation company that has stood test of time

There are few companies in New Zealand that can celebrate 155 years in business, particularly in the home renovation and building business. It’s a milestone that is only achievable for companies that walk the talk when it comes to:

  • Living up to our customer’s trust that we will deliver them a home renovation or new house that meets budget expectations;
  • A guaranteed price. What we quote is what you will pay – no ‘um’s and ‘ah’s’;
  • The experience to meet any challenge and finish on time (or we pay you for every day we are late);
  • A culture of workmanship that’s stayed the course for more than 155 years (three are books that talk about Henry Brown & Associates’ commitment to craftsmanship);
  • The ability to stay up-to-date and at the cutting edge of building and home renovation technology, materials and techniques.

Having built more than 385 homes in modern times, you can depend on Henry Brown & Associates experience to create the home you’ve dreamed of, on time and on budget.

An alteration or extension in keeping with a traditional villa or bungalow style.

You might want an alteration or addition that retains the traditional architectural style of your villa or bungalow. Perhaps it’s the classic light shades, the cast iron fireplaces or wide kauri floorboards, whatever the reason, you love your villa or bungalow, but want to make it fit better with your modern lifestyle – warmer, brighter, drier and more comfortable.
We have the experience to develop the full potential of your property. After all, we built some of the original New Zealand villas.

A contemporary alteration or extension to seamlessly integrate with the existing house.

Perhaps you want to go more contemporary – modern lighting, open plan living areas, big picture-windows and plenty of secure space to park your cars. Your contemporary addition can seamlessly integrate with the existing house while meeting the need to retain the traditional façade of your home.

Contemporary materials and clean lines, our craftsmanship will make your renovation shine, giving you a warm, bright, healthy and spacious home.

We understand that no two projects are the same. Talk to us for a written action plan tailored to your specific needs. Our commitment to open communication, guaranteed timelines, budget and workmanship will give you peace of mind.  You can relax and enjoy your renovation process. Let us help make it fun and exciting for you.


Martin and Nicola

  • Henry Brown and Co. have completed six renovations and one new build and each time have exceeded our expectations!

    Tex Edwards

    “As a property investor, I needed a builder that understood the particular requirements of renovating investment property and the need to make a return.

    It was essential that each build must be completed within a reasonable budget and to my expectations.

    So far Henry Brown and Co. have completed six renovations and one new build and each time have exceeded our expectations.”

  • We needed outstanding workmanship. We got it.

    Janet Muir

    “We wanted to build a simple timber holiday home that would both belong to and reflect the power of the surrounding mountains.

    Because we planned to use alot of exposed timber and concrete, attention to detail and finish was imperative through out the building process.

    We needed outstanding workmanship. We got it. We love our alpine home. It is warm, inviting and we are thrilled with the wow factor it produces in visitors as they enter.”

  • You couldn’t ask for more than the drive and attention to detail!

    Lisa Webb

    “As an architect, you couldn’t ask for more than the drive and attention to detail he poured into creating a beautiful, simple, flexible living space.

    Henry Brown & Co Ltd ensured the job proceeded without stress, delays or problems. I loved being warm and cosy in the house, watching the snow falling, absorbed by the beauty of the mountains.”

  • Richard and his team were so great to work with that we have used them on every project!

    William Peters

    “I love buying and renovating homes to my standard and within my budget. I’ve done it 4 times in the last 15 years.

    We needed a builder who could work with our “creative” air and adapt to change along the way. We also needed someone we could trust since we lived in the home throughout the renovation.

    Richard and his team were so great to work with that we have used them on every project. When I do my next project we will be calling on the team again.”

Licensed Building Practitioners and Master Builders

The Oldest Building Company In New Zealand – Proven Quality, That Lasts

Henry Brown & Co Ltd. can assist you with all aspects of the building process including project management and dealing with the council.