Projects Portfolio

Christison House

Seven years ago a new home started to take shape at Waikanae beach. It was unlike anything ever seen before on the Kāpiti coast. In time, a beautiful 16 metre curved concrete wall appeared around the 320 square metre property. This unique construction was just one feature of the project to create an individual architecturally designed and stunningly presented house…

Bressay Way

Not everyone is brave enough to tackle a new build with multiple energy-efficiency requirements, but Waikanae builder Mike Craig is.
His first ‘Certified Passive’ home, built with Formance structural insulated panels, has a 0.27 ACPH* rating – one of the best in New Zealand…

Horopito Road

These clients had been looking for a site in the garden district of Waikanae for a while and had been talking with Mike Craig Builders about the possibility of building them a new home on a vacant section. Instead they discovered an old dwelling situated on a fantastic site with lots of mature, well-established trees…

Waimanu Lagoon

These clients heard about Mike Craig Builders through word of mouth when they returned to the Kāpiti coast after living overseas. They had a clear idea about a building design based on a house they had liked in Australia. Mike Craig engaged the services of long-time collaborator Peter Davies at AD Architecture to draw up the plans for a compliant and compatible New Zealand version…

Queens Road

Miles and Julia were already satisfied clients of Mike Craig Builders as the team had built their existing home in Paramata. So when the couple found a challenging section with stunning views overlooking the Waikanae estuary they immediately contacted Mike about a possible new build.

A Spanish Restoration

When our clients decided to expand on this lovely home, they wanted to maintain as much of the original character as they could.

By increasing the arches to match the existing three and enhancing the already beautiful Juliet balconies, it has most definitely been maintained…

Albizia Grove-Mike Craig Builders Ltd

Albizia Grove

Anne has always loved cedar homes.
Her mother having originally hailed from Switzerland, she has fond memories
of growing up surrounded by warm, wooden chalets. So when the time came to downsize to a brand new build, timber naturally topped Anne’s wish-list.
Albizia Grove-Mike Craig Builders Ltd

Huia Street

As if a prime location, a stylish appearance, and gorgeous views of Kapiti Island from every room weren’t enough, this Waikanae home is also an energy genius.  The owners dreamed of building an efficient home for many years. The challenge was trying to find a design that was eco-friendly but also beautiful.

Albizia Grove-Mike Craig Builders Ltd

Terrace Road

When homeowners Phillip and Marian purchased a 60-hectare block on the edge of the Tararua Forest in 2003, they enlisted the services of Passive building specialist Mike Craig to construct their lifestyle home. Almost 20 years later, Mike returned to build an off-grid retreat for the couple, where they could welcome guests to their remote slice of paradise.

Albizia Grove-Mike Craig Builders Ltd

Sleek and sustainable

Located overlooking a steep 70-degree slope in Newlands, Wellington, this stylish home is the epitome of Certified Passive construction.
Mike Craig from Mike Craig Builders Limited worked closely with the homeowners and the architect for three years before building this eco-conscious home with a minimalist style.