Light Commercial

At Gray Brothers Builders we also do Light Commercial Construction work in and around Dunedin.

A big part of this is earthquake strengthening. This involves upgrading the building’s % of structural earthquake strength relative to the New Building Standard (%NBS). An Earthquake-prone building will have an NBS of less than 33% which implies a high level of building damage. Strengthening the structural components of the building is usually done when a tenant has moved out of the property, therefore once complete it meets the NBS %.


Gray Brothers Builders light commercial work also involves upgrading Passive Fire Ratings, and Fire Rating Systems. This helps lower insurance costs!

We are also involved with other commercial work around Dunedin, this includes retail fit-outs, hospitality fit-outs, apartment conversions, school work, and other general commercial refurbishments.

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.

The best guarantee in your town!


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."

Our Process


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.


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.