I am very happy to recommend Barney and his crew. They have carried out many farm building jobs for me, large and small, since first starting operations in the 1980s. The biggest was my new house, completed in 2012, which turned out particularly well and is great to live in.



We chose BG Beaven Builders Ltd to build our renovation in the first instance after reading their advertisement in the North Canterbury News, and second when Steve & Ben came to see us following our telephone call.


They were so knowledgeable about both the needs of our job and how they would go about the renovation.  At no time did they say the job was too small or complicated.  It made us feel that our job was important to the company, and they assured us we would be kept informed at all stages.


Their customer service was very well served in spite of dealing with 3 foremen and unavoidable lockdown holdups at different times.


Their workmanship was meticulousness, considerate and tidy. We have now gone from cold to so warm, from dark to so light, and outdated to modern.  It feels like a new house while keeping its ‘old cottage charm’.


We would have no hesitation in recommending BG Beaven Builders Ltd to others. They listened and kept us informed and, where at all possible, came in on time.


To renovate a house to the degree our job called for - a Public Works built 1955, weather board  house with wooden floor -  is no mean feat and one which would tax the competence of the best builders available, we are so pleased with the result.



In November 2016, our much-loved historic 24-stand wooden woolshed was all but destroyed in the Kaikoura earthquake. Built in 1876, this shed sat at the heart of our farming business but was also a part of the wider Waiau community having hosted many wedding, shows and community celebrations.

Thanks to the skills of Barney Beaven Builders and heritage architect Dave Pearson, this woolshed has been sympathetically restored to its former glory. Throughout the project, they treated the building with the utmost care and respect, always providing solutions to the many challenges posed by such a unique restoration project.


Barney Beaven and his team communicated with us every step of the way, Were always a pleasure to deal with, finished the job to the highest standard to workmanship and within the budget.

We cannot recommend them highly enough.