One of Hamilton's Leading Builders

When you choose A Cut Above Building you deal direct with your builder, we build to your requirements rather than fitting you into set plans. We have extensive experience in all areas from New House Builds, basic do ups to complete makeover's and additions. Backed by our qualifications as Certified Builders allowing us access to the industry leading Halo 10-year independent guarantee, our own Rock Solid Guarantee and our detailed on site systems. So whether you are looking to design or build your home from scratch, have plans for your new home or you're looking at a renovation/addition, A Cut Above building will create a high quality solution to meet your budget.

  • 8 employees

  • Started in

  • Family owned

  • Good buggers
    to work with

  • Free

  • Honest

  • Experienced
    skilled Project

As Waikato's Specialist in Residential Building Projects weexcel in two main areas:

  • New Builds – Design and build or from your plans
  • Renovations and Additions

Benefits we can offer:

  • personalised service provided by an Owner/Operator overseeing the build using our own staff;
  • 10 year transferable Certified Builders guarantee
  • design and consultation process including a free concept plan created by our industry leading architects.
  • our own Rock Solid Guarantee
  • we'll build your house as if it was our own, focusing on value and quality
  • a building team that is passionate about building excellence

Core Values

Since A Cut Above Building started, we have maintained these core values:

  • RELATIONSHIPS – to continue to build customer and business relationships on a foundation of respect, honesty, reliability and integrity.
  • OUR SERVICE– to build a passionate and positive team that gives our customers an enjoyable, professional & personable service.
  • COMMUNICATION – to listen to our customers and deliver on going, open and valuable communication between our customers, staff, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • QUALITY - to be a respected building company that clients come to knowing that they will receive sound advice, high quality finishes and craftsmanship.
  • REPUTATION - to continue building a portfolio of projects that 'wow' our customers and that we are proud to put our name to.

Our Happy Customers

“Your efficient management of our project helped us to complete it on time and within our budget whilst not compromising on content or quality.”

- Pieter & Ceciel Geldenhuis

Michaels approach to it all and willingness to discuss various aspects as they came along ensured the job flowed well, the final outcome is of a high standard and testament to the quality...”

- Terry Humphries

About Me

Keown Family

"As a young fella I remember tinkering and building things in the old mans shed. I have always enjoyed creating things, and the satisfaction of seeing the end product complete. At school I realised that the 9-5 desk job wasn't going to be for me.

I knew I wanted to work with my hands and that I enjoyed building, so when the opportunity arose to do a building apprenticeship, I took it with both hands. As a builder you can really affect people's lives in a positive way… that was over 20 years ago.

Realising that I had an eye for detail and seeing a lack of quality & passion within the industry, A Cut Above Building was started. I noticed within building that there are 2 distinct types of builder – there is the guy that turns up, clocks in and clocks out with no real pride in what they do. Then there are those that take real joy in creating and doing the work, they get a sense of pride from their accomplishments and are proud to stand back and put their name to it. I am definitely the latter.

Personally we have also grown into a family of 5 having spent the majority of our lives in the Waikato. Our two daughters attend the local primary school and our son goes to preschool. We are a very sporty family and are kept very busy with netball, dance, rugby & family adventures.

Being active within the community is an important part of family life."

- Michael & Jeanette Keown

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