The Limited

Andy McRae

The Builders is an Arrowtown based construction company specializing in executive residential/luxury homes but also with skills in civil construction, light commercial and renovation work. The company can provide Building, Design Assistance and Project Management services. The Director Andy McRae has been in the industry over 20 years working in Dunedin, London and now based from Arrowtown.
  • Services

    • Renovations and Alterations (Major)
    • Residential - Full Build (Others Design)
    • Residential - Top End Architectural
    • Light Commercial - Full Contract (Others Design)
    • Project Management
  • Areas Serviced

    • Otago
  • Builders Details

    Name: Andrew McRae

    Registration No: CO02317

    NZCB ® Member since: 25/03/2008

  • Builders Details

    Name: Richard Mackley

    Registration No: CO02317

    NZCB ® Member since: 25/03/2008


  • Andy McRae has been working for me over the last two years undertaking the civil works on numerous Vodafone RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) sites around the South Island. These sites are often in challenging remote locations where tracks have to be formed to provide access suitable for concrete trucks, transporters and cranes. The foundations are substantial and range from 80 to 120 m3 of concrete. A high level of accuracy is required in the positioning of hold down bolts and ducting in these foundations as well as the placement of the concrete. I would regard Andy as one of the best contractors I have work for me in my career. Always a nice safe tidy site. High level of quality . Reliable and honest When he says he’s going to be there , he’s there. He gets the job done on time. I have also seen a house that The Builders have built in Queenstown that has ben built to a very high standard and they have a reputation as being one of the best builders in town. I have no hesitation in recommending The Builders for any construction work and am happy to be contacted directly.

    John McMahon,

  • Base Contracting is a medium sized multi faceted contracting company which undertakes earth works, project management, landscaping, drainage, development, civil projects and utility projects in the Queenstown Lakes District area. Base Contracting engage The Builders Ltd to undertake all our building and civil building works. Andy McRae as the main man ensures that we are provided with timely, reliable and professional work and qualified tradesmen. Andy and his guys are particularly good at the tricky site civil works, versatile and always offering practical solutions. A good kiwi can do attitude. We do not look for other builders to assist us with our projects because we have not been disappointed or let down by The Builders Ltd. I would recommend Andy and his team at The Builders Ltd to any perspective client, and would be comfortable to receive calls should anyone require more information.

    Julian Kinnaird - General Manager,

  • Andrew has undertaken several projects for us over the four years together with his partner and their company Raecox Construction. Initially small in value, £50,000.00 and subsequently up to £ half Million. The works were complex in nature and involved all the building trades and specialist subcontractors together with the demands of capricious private clients. The issues included complex steel framing and difficult below ground structures. A high standard of finish and the most efficient working was achieved in all cases. Andy was able to plan the projects ahead and to foresee the critical path of the works in order to achieve efficient and best working practice. He also undertook to reconstruct a section of our offices; a commercial application including steel framing, composite insulated roof panelling and telecom and data installations. The same standard of finish was attained. We are confident in recommending Andy to manage projects where his high manual skill set and his project management abilities will combine with his inherent motivation and the best personal standards.

    Stuart Hemingway, Hemingway Cumbo Architects