About The Company

Mark Ward & Paul McBeath

Managing Directors

Gray Brothers Builders of Dunedin – part of a legacy that goes back to the late 1800’s.


Paul McBeath and Mark Ward became the Co-Owners and Directors of Gray Brothers Builders of Dunedin in 2013 when they realised that by working together, they could continue the legacy of the Dunedin architecture community. They shared a passion for building Dunedin’s finest homes and for bringing young Dunedin builders into the trade. They wanted to pass on the traditional skills and strong work ethic that has made Dunedin the centre of excellence for fine designer homes.


You are now part of a story that actually started way back in the late-1800’s when a bustling Dunedin City was the centre of New Zealand’s financial and architectural industries. Dunedin is recognised as New Zealand’s leader for architecture, using artistry and world-class engineering skills to craft beautiful homes and commercial buildings on some of the steepest streets you can imagine. Over the years, Dunedin has created a strong culture and know-how of traditional craftsmanship – and canny engineering to deal with those hills! 

These traditions have now been passed down to more than seven generations of Dunedin builders. Each generation brings their own ideas, combining traditional Dunedin building knowledge with the latest technologies, and building materials.


The original Gray Brothers built some of the finest homes you can find in Dunedin and around Otago. In 1974, Keith and Murray Gray started working together creating architecturally designed dream homes. But not just any home – homes that the Gray Brothers themselves would be proud to call their own.


Having grown up in Dunedin, Mark and Paul feel a real sense of pride and responsibility to continue in the footsteps of some of the great Dunedin builders. Together the Gray Brothers team have over 80 years of combined industry experience, so you can rest assured that your home build is safe in their hands. They treasure teamwork and work hard, coaching and mentoring their team every day, always striving to be the best.

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


Mark and Paul want to continue Dunedin’s legacy for beautifully crafted homes. They want to be known for passing to the next generation the secrets of how to build award-winning homes on some of the world’s steepest streets!


If you would like to chat about your dream home, call Mark now on 0274 382 533.


At Gray Brothers Builders we are serious about quality. We have our own internal systems, but we also like to compare ourselves to the best builders in New Zealand! To see how we compare.


We do this by entering into the House of the Year competition.


Each property is judged against a scorecard of 2000 points (1300 Workmanship and 700 Design, Style and Functionality). Properties are then awarded either Gold, Silver, Bronze or no award as set out in the diagram below.

Our Values


Throughout the years, we have built a strong reputation of trust within our local community. We always deliver what we promise.


We proud ourselves in being transparent in all our communication, pricing and invoicing, which reflects our honesty. You will never have unpleasant surprises.

Customer Relationships

Our clients are paramount for the success of our business. Throughout the years, we have built and maintained strong relationships with all our clients.

Treat Well

We believe in the saying 'Treat others like you would like to be treated'. We treat all our clients, consultants & subcontractors with the utmost respect.

Quality Work

Award-winning quality is in our DNA. We use our 287-point Gray Brothers quality checklist throughout your build.


Our experience and knowledge of the industry make us experts in what we do. We have over 80 years of combined industry experience, so you can rest assured that your home is safe in our hands.


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.

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

Success Stories

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Request a FREE Consultation

The first step starts with a 100% FREE no-obligation consultation with Mark Ward and Paul McBeath.
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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.