New Builds

Gray Brothers focus on architecturally designed new homes in central Dunedin (and anything within about 30 minutes of the CBD). Our team will take care of every aspect of your project to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience throughout the build.


If you are considering getting more space from your current home instead of purchasing a new one, Gray Brothers can help. Our expert team will help you transform your old home into a new, more efficient and beautifully designed space to suit your changing needs.

Light Commercial

Gray Brothers’ team can assist with commercial building renovations and earthquake strengthening works. Get in contact with Mark or Paul to discuss your project or to enquire about past projects we completed in these areas.


Mark Ward & Paul McBeath

Managing Directors

Hi, we are Paul McBeath and Mark Ward. We have been the Co-Owners and Directors of Gray Brothers Builders of Dunedin since 2013 when we realised that by working together, we could continue the legacy of the Dunedin architecture community.


We shared a passion for building Dunedin’s finest homes and for bringing young Dunedin builders into the trade. We wanted to pass on the traditional skills and strong work ethic that has made Dunedin the centre of excellence for fine designer homes.


We have over 80 years of combined industry experience, so you can rest assured that your home is safe in our hands.


At Gray Brothers, everything we do is focused on our passion for top quality craftsmanship. Award-winning quality is in our DNA, which is why we use our 287-point Gray Brothers quality checklist throughout your build. We build homes of outstanding quality that are beautifully designed, energy-efficient, user friendly, and low maintenance.


WHY CHOOSE GRay brothers builders?

When you choose to work with Gray Brothers, we guarantee that you will work with a passionate top-quality team
with traditional building skills and strong work ethics.

Really Honest

We won't beat around the bush and will give it to you straight. Our customers respect our honesty, and our testimonials prove it.

Good Buggers

Many of our clients become new friends. A build can take a while, so you want to work with someone you like and can share a laugh and a joke with.

Licensed Building Practitioner

You can rest assured, knowing our staff know what they are doing and love what they do. A Licenced Building Practitioner oversees all of our projects, and all our builders are trade qualified and competent.

We Always Take A Call

Building your dream home is an experience. We are always doing our best to keep you updated and stay in contact.

Creative Solutions

We are forward thinkers. We are constantly considering new solutions and options to get you the best possible result.

Master Builders

We are members of the Master Builders Association. You can stay assured that you are working with builders of a proven high standard and that can offer you the Master Builders 10-year guarantee.

Built Like It’s Our Own Guarantee

Master Builders 10 Year Guarantee

A Master Build 10 Year Premium Guarantee covers you for the following upon signing your application: loss of deposit, non-completion, remedial work, workmanship defects, material defects, structural defects, rot & decay, structural warranty.

Award-Winning Quality

Quality is in our DNA! Since 1974, Gray Brothers of Dunedin has been recognised throughout the industry for its award-winning designer homes. We consistently rate 80% higher than the industry standard in the House of the Year Awards, often taking out top awards spots. Quality means detail, which is why we use our own 287-point Gray Brothers checklist throughout your build.

Built to Budget

No sleepless nights worrying about budget overruns! At Gray Brothers, we have over 20 years of experience in costing Dunedin’s finest new home builds. We fully cost out any options before you make the final decision. We will price any variations you want throughout the build and send it to you for approval before any work begins.


We feel a real sense of pride and responsibility to continue in the footsteps of some of the great Dunedin builders, and our past clients are more than happy to vouch for us.

Mike & Ali

"In 2004 we contracted Mark Ward and his company, Gray Brothers Builders to carry out a major renovation of the kitchen and living area of our home.

Mark communicated with us regularly about progress and decisions we needed to make. This meant that any over-runs in time and variations in price were advised early. The variations in time and cost were mainly down to the age of the house and decisions made once building begun.

Mark worked very well with the architect, and consulted him whenever there was a query about any part of the plan. Mark also co- coordinated the subcontractors effectively.

Gray Brothers Builders worked to a high standard and our renovations are still looking superb after more than 5 years. The builders were pleasant and thoughtful to have in a home environment."

Neville & Julie

"Our house on Tolcarne Avenue embarked on an eight month journey to expand, modernize and reconfigure the living areas to allow flow for outdoor living while still maintaining the period of the house. Choosing the right builder to undertake this renovation was paramount in the transformation of our home.

Without doubt and hesitation, we would recommend Gray Brothers Builders to discerning clients who demands excellent workmanship and superior finishing."


Request a FREE Consultation

The first step is to have a 100% FREE no-obligation consultation with Mark Ward and Paul McBeath. Whether you’re just starting to plan or you’re nearly ready to start your build, we can help you out.

Receive a FREE gift*:

A professional clean of your home valued at $1,000 leaving your home sparkling and ready to enjoy.


One of our directors, Mark or Paul, will personally conduct the session, which is normally valued at $300. However, we are offering the session FREE to people that are seriously considering building a dream home to help them make informed decisions towards the next step.