The house was original designed as a one-bedroom detached dwelling that had the garage divided into bed rooms, which was too small for a family of four. We then reconfigured the bedrooms to allow for two new bed rooms opening onto a play room.  A new linen/store room allowed for storage that previously wasn’t available, this new space also incorporated a walk-in wardrobe for the master bed room.

The bulk of the new 31.93m2 new floor plan was formed under the existing roof line which had to be supported while load bearing wall were removed. Once the new layout was framed up it formed a larger open plan living area incorporating new kitchen/dining and lounge with polished concrete floors. Extending the roof line to form a large covered deck area allowed for greater indoor/ outdoor flow, maximising the rural view.  

The cladding was bevel backed cedar weather boards to match existing. Reusing the existing bricks on a feature wall inside and the outdoor fire place helped tie the extension into the original character of the house.


This renovation was designed to maximise the open plan living space for the family and improve the indoor- outdoor flow while maintaining the original character of the house. Removing the existing/ leaking asbestos roof cladding and reframing the roof structure with trusses for the new modern corrugated roofing, with a covered entrance way and a large brick column matching the existing fire place.

The additional 25m2 of extra floor space with recycled Matai flooring, allowed for a larger main bathroom. Access to the fourth bed room through the main hall way instead of through the lounge and extra storage space. The new open plan kitchen, dining and lounge is the central hub for this house with a ducted heating and cooling system. New double-glazed timber bi folds doors and windows open out on to the deck area around the pool. Recycled decking used from the existing deck as rustic base boards.


The new addition required the demolition of existing kitchen, removing the exterior wall framing and cladding to allow for 34.21m2 of additional floor area. With a new large open plan kitchen incorporating a butler sink with a servery window, combining the scullery and laundry with easy access to the outdoor service area.

The north facing portico is a great alfresco entertaining space, with a feature exposed truss and rural outlook. The large kwila deck has enough room for the dining area and an outdoor wood fire to lounge around. The pizza oven is set up on a concrete slab held up with four chunky macrocarpa posts.

Converting the existing internal access garage and laundry into a spacious master bed room, walk in wardrobe and ensuite and building a new free standing 56m2 garage matching the existing cladding and style of the house, with enough room for the car, toys and storage.

Why Choose us

GD Pringle Building provides great customer service with exceptional communication and a transparent building process. We strive to achieve your complete satisfaction and to exceed all your expectations from concept throughout completion.

Professional Team

A trade qualified Licensed Building Practitioner will oversee your build. We always have a ratio of one builder to two apprentices on-site, and we ensure all workmanship is held to the highest standard.


We only work with select subcontractors and suppliers that meet our high standards. To guarantee the overall quality of your project, we scrutinise each stage of the build against our quality control checklist.


Open communication is paramount throughout your project and after its completion. We will provide you with a 24/7 access to our project management software as well as a daily site log, weekly site summary, weekly onsite meetings and prompt response to any correspondence on time.


We will provide a detailed construction timeline at the start of the job and will update it weekly to ensure you know when each stage of the build is happening. If the timeline moves, we will provide you with the new completion dates and the reason for the change in writing.

Fixed Price Contract

Nobody likes unpleasant surprises. For your complete peace of mind, we will provide a detailed scope of works with a fixed price contract, including a breakdown of milestone payments.

Post Completion Care

Once we have completed your new home, we will provide you with the warranties and maintenance information for all the materials and products supplied under our contract. Over the 12 months maintenance period, we will contact you to arrange for three post-care inspections.

The best guarantee in your town!

Our Partners


It’s all good hearing from us, but it’s our clients that tell the real story. Read some of our testimonials below and if you would like to speak to a previous client just reach out and we will put you in touch.

"You won't be disappointed!"

"It was an easy decision to say yes to putting a testimonial together for GD Pringle Building as building with George was seamless and easy. I had heard many bad stories about building houses and things going wrong and as this was our first build, we were a little tentative. George though did a great job easing our minds and helped made the big decisions seem small. It seemed his favourite saying was “sure not a problem" if we needed anything changed or questions needed answering. The end product was amazing, finishing was perfect, and I can honestly say I was a very happy man when I got the keys to take over our new house. I have no hesitations recommending George and I would happily build with him again. You won't be disappointed!"


- Blair and Sean Taylor

"We confidently commend GD Pringle Building "

“We confidently commend GD Pringle Building from our experience with them when they built our home which had its fair share of challenges!

They offered suggestions and solutions both practical and cost saving where necessary for the best outcome.

Despite setbacks and unforeseen delays, they perused with care and an ownership-mindset ensuring we got a quality home as and end result.

With George’s upfront hard work ethic and discipline gained from his service in the NZ Army to his friendly accountable Forman team and builders on the tools we found them all very Approachable, Adaptable Clever, Hardworking & Diligent – great attributes to compliment what you purchase when you choose these guys to build your (likely) biggest personal investment”


- Christopher & Georgina Hoyle

"I’ve renovated my house twice now"

“I’ve renovated my house twice now. The first time it was one of those typical service people disasters that we all hear and read about. The second time was the exact other end of the spectrum. At our first site meeting George built a comfort bubble around me and that lasted to the end of the project. George and his team made this exercise a simple and stress free one. Yes, we struck issues, all related to the state of the original building. George’s team dealt with every eventuality professionally and expertly. The care shown by his builders and subbies was quite remarkable – in fact, at times they seemed to care more about getting the best outcome than I did. The result is a house that I love and am proud to have my friends visit. I recommend GD Pringle Building (in fact I already have) to anyone who wants their project to be in the safest of hands. And I’m happy to confirm that for anyone considering GD Pringle Building.”


- Murray Pedley

Our Process


Request a FREE Consultation

The first step is to have a 100% FREE no-obligation consultation with George. 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.

*When you decide to contract GD Pringle to work on your project.

Request a consultation

Our director, George Pringle, 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.