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Craig Cogan












The sophisticated Craig Cogan Online

Build Communicator reduces need for on site meetings and phone calls. It gives you a real time written record and full clarity in decision making. You know exactly when things are happening and get a full visual record.

Real Time


Because we build solely in Northland and use only fully qualified competent and local staff, you can have full confidence in the delivery of your project.





Being locally born and bred assures you of the best advice on appropriate materials and systems to suit the specifically local weather conditions, or make the most of your land characteristics e.g. flood catchments, roofing, cladding etc.


Our experience in building (including high EQ zones) ensures you get the certainty of attention to critical structural components for secure construction in all conditions. Moreover, our experience in managing renovations of large and valuable historically sensitive buildings, assures that your ideas and dreams will be translated into real effective solutions.

Our reputation is important to us. Because we are involved as members and sponsors of local clubs and organisations and work to improve our local community, we go out of our way to ensure that you are totally satisfied with your purchase to such an extent that you will be able to speak well of us.


Because we have some “future tradesmen” on our team working alongside our qualified and experienced tradespeople, we not only keep some build costs down but we help produce great future tradesmen for our country.

Invests In

NZ’s Future

Our low overheads (no salespeople

or franchise fees) mean that either

we pass on savings, or you get to

choose higher quality products or


Low Overheads

Since we give you detailed quotes you get to see where all costs are incurred. Should there be plan changes our processes make these transparent to both of us.



From the very first contact with Craig Cogan Builder you are talking with a fully qualified builder and current Licensed Building Practitioner. This means you get to connect with builders who have first hand knowledge of the entire building process from start to finish. You are not simply dealing with a salesperson or a business owner/manager who cannot give you expert advice. Further, we think that using experienced sub contractors is important to an overall high quality job.


10 Year Certified Builders Home First Guarantee


a/ Backed by CBL Insurance Ltd, an independent, Standard & Poor’s rated insurance company.

b/ Loss of deposit.

c/ Extra cost to complete dwelling should something go wrong with builder. d/ Structural defects for 10 years.

e/ Alternative accommodation for up to 30 days.

f/ The Guarantee can be transferred to a new owner should you sell - See web site for further details

10 Year Watertight Guarantee


Cover for watertight remediation work on an existing leaky home - See home first link on web site for details.



Because we care about achieving best outcomes for you, we guarantee to talk with you about any matters that may affect the build - however small. We do not make assumptions for you.

Build Time Frame


We give you a detailed build schedule and guarantee to complete your build in the time allotted. In the event of an unexpected delay you will be notified immediately.

Should a delay be simply our fault you will receive a free Northland weekend retreat.

Two Year Maintenance Free Period


Because we are so confident in the quality of our build processes, you get two years of free maintenance. In the unlikely event of any failure, we will replace or repair at no cost to you. In the

event of a client supplied failing we will help you organise subcontractors if needed.

No Hidden Extras


We guarantee that you will get the services and products listed in your agreement. In the event of an unexpected change becoming necessary, you will be notified in writing and requested to approve before

any additional expense is incurred. Should a more favourable product or method of building become recognised during the build we will communicate with you about this option and offer you a credit.

Fixed Price


You are guaranteed that the price on the agreement is the price you pay. There are no additional fees unless prior approval has been obtained.



You are protected by our comprehensive insurance throughout the build process including public liability and contract works on new builds.

Qualified And Experienced Carpenters


Because every Craig Cogan Builder job is overseen on-site by a qualified and licensed building professional you are guaranteed your build is checked against the highest standards.

Helpful Friendly Team


You are guaranteed access to your site and our helpful team will be happy to show you progress. We do require you notify us in advance so we can ensure health and safety protocol is followed.

Quotation Time Frame


We guarantee to supply you with your Craig Cogan Builder action plan within the time frame agreed.

Comprehensive Quotes


Some companies provide a quote on just the basics. Your Craig Cogan Builder quote is detailed and guaranteed to cover everything discussed.



Toni & Michael Baxter


“Because it was our holiday home it was very important to have someone that we could trust to manage the renovation project. Craig kept us up to date with the progress of the build and let us know immediately of any issues that arose. The workmanship was excellent and the project was completed within the expected time frame."

Sue & James Vardy

“The whole process was just easy, everything was on time, went to budget. Craig communicated all the time giving us updates and sending us photos of the progress, all his contractors were great to deal with. The whole process was a pleasure and easy, we would recommend Craig and his team anytime.”

Gordon & Liz Walker

“Just great organisation, kept us informed all the way through the build, great co-operation and made the build easy. It ran to schedule even though the weather was unkind.”

Seamas Walker & Jane Symonds - Waipu

“We wanted to build a one bedroom unit for Jane’s Mum to a budget and within a certain time frame. Craig provided a detailed accurate quote and completed the job on time and within budget. During the build we did some additional work and found the rates charged reasonable and transparent.

Craig was willing to help with suggestions/options and communicated very well, giving us plenty of notice of all the tasks we needed to perform (e.g. choosing colours, materials etc).

He kept the job site clean and tidy throughout the build and completed everything we asked to a very high standard.

We have since hired him to do some additional small jobs and would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody thinking of building.”

Brian & Pat Parr

“We wanted to complete a 40sqm addition to our home in Ruakaka to budget and during the inclement winter months. We chose Craig Cogan Builders because we’re extremely impressed with Craig’s honest, down to earth and flexible approach to all aspects of the job from start to finish. He was easy to communicate with and was very particular with regards to quality of workmanship and punctuality by himself and his sub-contractors.

He was able to complete our job on time and within the budget despite the inclement weather of the winter months.

We would not hesitate in recommending Craig and his company to anyone thinking of building whether is be a large or small job. ”

(Mrs) Bev Brown - One Tree Point

“I have found Craig totally honest (to the extent of lowering the invoice total, compared with the quote, as it came in more economically than anticipated!), with a high standard to building technique. Easy to communicate with, and not backward in suggesting perhaps better ways of approaching something. Craig has done substantial work on three of my properties and I would not use anyone else. His team of workman are polite, friendly and always know what they are doing and enjoy explaining what they are doing. The painter is second to none!

I have no hesitation in recommending Craig Cogan for any building work you may require, he’s great!”

Ian & Christine

“We would recommend involving your builder as early as possible in the design stage as it would save plan changes and extra cost involved.

We appreciated the building and sub trades on our job who were highly skilled, flexible, patient, had great ideas and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure to have Selwyn on site for the build. The end result is an amazing practical and quality home and we would definitely recommend Craig Cogan and his team.”












Assess a suitable site if you don’t already have one

Determine your budget

Put together your building brief or wish list

Develop the concept plans and check against budget

Develop plans

Confirm build schedule

Watch your build progress with the Online Build Communicator


After returning from valuable overseas experience Craig

fulfilled his childhood ambition to have his own local

business and live in the area he loves and which he was

brought up. Craig says, “there’s nothing as good as the

fishing here.” He also enjoys the local golf club.

Craig generally stays off the tools and manages his staff

and projects to ensure that his clients receive the very best

professional service. By hiring only experienced tradesmen,

a quality outcome is achieved in every job, and Craig has

more time to understand exactly what it is his clients are

endeavouring to achieve.

He enjoys the organisational side of the business and making

it all fall into place smoothly for his clients. He likes nothing

more than dealing with people who want a professional job

done in a timely manner, for a reasonable cost.

Craig lives with his family in a waterfront retreat in the

One Tree Point area.



Do you do renovation?

Yes, we enjoy the challenges of these types of jobs.


o you provide project management?

Yes. We can manage your project for you.

Do you build new houses?

Yes, we are happy to take on any size project that fits our experience and knowledge.

Do you do small jobs?

Yes, our goal is to make every customer a repeat customer no matter how big the project is.

Are you competitive?

Absolutely. With Craig Cogan Builder there are no sales costs, franchise fees or national advertising budgets to fund.

Can we hire you on a time plus materials basis?

Yes. On some jobs this is the better option for both parties.

Do you do labour only contracts?

Not normally. Because we cannot be in control of the materials supplied or the sub contractor performance, this can be a

more expensive option for anyone other than an experienced, skilled project manager.

Do you have your own plans and/or can you help us with plans?

Yes. We have a suite of home plans available on our website that can either be used as is

or customised to suit. Also we can help you with your plans.

We want to build a custom home from scratch but want a builder to assist us from the beginning. Is this something you are happy to do?

Yes. We can

introduce you to a selection of great architects who will assist you in your project.

How long does it take to build a new home?

Anywhere from 4 months once all approvals are obtained.

Do you offer the same or better guarantees as other companies?

We not only offer the best standard build guarantees available but our 12 Point Engagement

Guarantee gives you total peace of mind when using Craig Cogan Builder.

We will be living in Auckland during the build. Will this be an issue for the build?

Not at all. The Online Build Communicator gives you total awareness of

what is happening in real time!


Craig Cogan



Po Box 181 - Ruakaka 0151



(09) 432 7705 (free to mobile)


021 226 4267





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