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  • What types of projects does Barry Stewart Builders undertake?
    We handle a wide range of projects, including residential homes, commercial buildings, retail spaces, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and more. From new builds to maintenance and renovations, our team has the expertise to manage projects of any size and complexity.
  • Where are you based?
    Barry Stewart Builders is based in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
  • How can I get a quote for my project?
    You can contact us via phone at 03 215 4622 or email at We'll discuss your project details and provide a quote based on your specific needs.
  • Are you a licensed and certified builder?
    Yes, we are Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) and registered Master Builders. Our team members hold various certifications, ensuring that we meet and exceed industry standards for quality and safety.
  • Can you help design my new Southland home?
    Absolutely! We offer in-house custom design services with our experienced architectural designers. Whether you have a clear vision or need assistance in developing your ideas, our team will work with you from the initial concept to final construction. To get you started, we have a collection of over 60 floorplans for you to look over.
  • What is a Passive House and do you build them?
    A Passive House is an ultra-efficient, highly insulated home designed to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures year-round with minimal energy use. We are certified builders of Passive Houses, ensuring your home is energy-efficient, healthy, and environmentally friendly.
  • What types of commercial buildings do you specialise in?
    We specialise in a variety of commercial buildings, including offices, retail stores, warehouses, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions. Our team is equipped to handle both new constructions and renovations.
  • Do you provide fit-out services for commercial spaces?
    Yes, we offer complete fit-out services for commercial spaces, including architectural design, partitioning, flooring, and more. Our team works closely with you to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment tailored to your business needs.
  • What measures do you take to ensure the quality of your work?
    Quality is our top priority. We adhere to strict industry standards and use high-quality materials. Our experienced team performs regular inspections and follows best practices to ensure every aspect of the project meets our high standards.
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