We Are Renovation Specialists

HDW Builders specialise in home renovations in Wanaka and surrounding areas.

The nature of building is cyclical – with regular peaks and troughs.  When a trough comes along, and commercial building work dries up, every building company tries their hand in the renovation market – until the next building boom.

Other companies try to do everything from decks to new builds to renovations and commercial, and everything in between.  There is a big difference between building concrete and steel high rises and working through the finer points of blending a new alteration within a character home.

We are passionate about renovations and will be passionate about your renovation.  Your project is as unique as you are, but with our experience and expertise, it is likely we have come across the same challenges before and can offer the best solutions.

Contact us to have a chat about how we can help you with your Wanaka renovation or remodel. If you are ready to renovate and have made contact with us, we can schedule an Ideas to Action consultation to get you underway.

At the conclusion of our Ideas to Action Consultation you can expect to leave with a clearer idea of what is possible and what would work well for you. From here we are happy to recommend architects to you to commence some concept sketches

Managing Renovations for Remote Owners

Do you live out of town and need a reliable and trustworthy local Wanaka builder to manage your renovation? Then HDW Builders can help.

We have managed many building projects for absentee homeowners who are based all over New Zealand, from Christchurch to Invercargill and in between. Through regular phone calls and sharing of the building process through photos, owners are kept informed and can rest easy knowing that their home is in good hands.

Contact Hayden to have a chat about your project.


“Now that the major renovation of our house is complete we want to thank you for the fantastic result but also for making the process a pleasure. We are delighted with your attention to detail and the quality of your workmanship. We felt involved in the process and that you were very good at asking for our input when it was needed. This was no mean feat, as we were in Christchurch while you were carrying out the work.”

– Catherine Muir and Patrick Costelloe

Deck Builders

HDW Builders are professional, experienced deck builders servicing Wanaka, Hawea and surrounding areas. Decks extend the living area of your house, and in the warm Central Otago climate, they are a fantastic way to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends.

Decks must be designed and built to not only look great but to be functional and to last. We aim to create the high-quality decks, made with beautiful wood at a fair price.

Contact us if you are looking to build a deck and let’s talk.


A properly designed pergola will block out the harsh summer sun when you need your home to remain cool and provide shaded areas outdoors, whilst in the winter they will let the low angle winter sun warm you and your home.

At HDW Builders we love customer building quality Pergolas as you can be really creative with design and materials, we recommend using NZ grown Macrocarpa, recycled hardwoods and Cedar – all of these woods being the most suitable to use for pergola construction in NZ.

Click here to view one of our pergolas, crafted using Western Red Cedar. Contact us if you are looking to add a pergola to your house and let’s talk.

Custom Timber Work

Exposed timber adds an element of warmth and character to a home. Allowing the natural beauty in the wood to shine forth is something we are passionate about. We love working with a wide variety of New Zealand timbers such as Macrocarpa and Douglas Fir or recycled hardwoods.

We create custom timber elements such as shelving, stairs, posts, beams and board walks, as well as anything else you can think of.

Contact us if you have a custom timber project in mind and let’s talk.