Crafting Beautiful Homes, Made With Traditional Care

Ben Golby’s Traditional Construction are Licensed building practitioners of New Zealand (LBP). Our staff are fully qualified and we ensure that we provide excellent training for our apprentices.

We are decidedly committed to maintaining quality training for staff and apprentices in order to maintain the highest possible standards and better satisfy the requirements and needs of our customers.

We are continually advancing our best practice based on up to date standards and methods while maintaining our traditional ethics.

We utilise a rigorous quality management system and take pride in a culture of quality. proven track record of quality. This quality assurance is backed with a Master Building 10 year guarantee. We continually strive to exceed industry standards and client expectations.

How We Work

Ben Golby’s Traditional Construction has a special interest in putting a British emphasis on the South Island’s unique building style. This is accomplished using materials such as native timbers, exterior cladding systems of exotic timbers, reclaimed beams and hardwoods. Projects include, but are not limited to, any types of heritage, barn resurrection and listed work. Ben Golby has a proven track record in restoring heritage and graded work using modern and traditional techniques as well as new builds utilising a unique fusion of modern, contemporary housing with a traditional look that is highly sought after.

The Master Build 10-Year Guarantee

Your home build or renovation is most likely the biggest investment of your lifetime. Make sure you protect it.

The Master Build 10-Year Guarantee has protected more than 140,000 homes over the past 25 years. Whether your new build or renovation is big or small, our guarantee can be tailored to suit your needs.


Before settling in Queenstown Ben Golby was involved in a diverse number of building projects which included barn conversions, loft conversion, small to large extensions and renovations as well as new build, high end, designer housing all around the world.

Ben feels fortunate in the Queenstown market to have the opportunity to build Luxurious multi-million-dollar houses and applying his traditional skills and building beautiful South Island Homes that are sure the be enjoyed for years to come. There is also a unique opportunity in this market to work with an international clientele list all with unique style and functional needs and preferred materials. Ben feels passionate about building with exotic timbers and other building supplies that are unique to the South Island.