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BUILT4U - Shaun Collins,

PO Box 59, Wanaka 9343,

New Zealand


ph 64 3 443 1618

cell 027 637 0319

Lake Wanaka New Zealand


Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

We do ...

  • Project Management
  • Construction of residential , commercial and industrial projects
  • Pre purchase property inspections
  • Decks, Pergolas, Fences, etc.
  • Renovations
  • Maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Shop Fitting

New Zealand Information

  • 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12). 
  • New Zealand operates daylight saving time which commences on the last Sunday in Sept., when 2.00am becomes 3.00am, and ends on the first Sunday in April of the following year, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am, or GMT+13.
  • International dialing code is 64
  • Money is $NZ dollar and is usually less than the US and Aust. dollar. Credit cards and EFT POS widely available.
  • Language: English predominates
  • Health: high grade medical and emergency facilities available. 111 is the ph. number for emergencies.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013  


Another great day in Wanaka; just got back from sitting in the shade of a RATA TREE in flower with bellbirds singing in it at one of the many beaches on LAKE WANAKA.

Southern Rata is the second hardest timber in the world, at 12 percent moisture, it weighs in at 1140kg/m2, more than twice the weight of Pinus Radiata or Douglas Fir.

The early European name for the tree was Iron Wood.

posted by Built 4 U  # 8:41 PM



Thursday, July 21, 2011  


Winter is here and if you are tired of scrapping the frost of your windscreen in the mornings, why not get us to build you a garage or carport?

These Kite boarders at the Snow Farm are really enjoying the winter


posted by Built 4 U  # 2:46 PM



Thursday, April 1, 2010  

Wanaka Great Climate

Great Climate & Wanaka’s busy Air Space

With Wanaka’s dry climate your home and machines will not suffer from corrosion, like in many other parts of the country.

Having very little corrosion means less maintenance on your home and machines and more time to enjoy Wanaka's relaxed lifestyle.

If you are thinking of building, contact us, as we can design and build your new home as well as do the landscaping.


Here is a very rare WW11 Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero at the Wanaka Airport.

posted by Built 4 U  # 11:41 AM



Thursday, October 8, 2009  

Spring Time !


As we are well into spring, the trees aren’t the only things bursting into life, the property market has also burst into life and starting to surge ahead again.

If you’re looking at buying a property, contact us for a pre-purchase inspection.

With over 40 years combined local building knowledge and experience we can offer a very comprehensive service.

The pre-purchase property inspection can cover whatever you need from the condition of the property to what alteration, additions etc that can or can’t be done.

posted by Built 4 U  # 5:35 PM



Friday, August 7, 2009  

Winter , Wanaka Winter !

Winter, Wanaka Winter, Wonderful Winter . . .

Specially when you live in a well designed and warm home.

With my family having been in the Wanaka area for generations, we have a good Local Knowledge of many microclimates in the Lake Wanaka and surrounding areas.

You can be Snowboarding in Cardrona, Skiing in Treble Cone, Cross Country Skiing at the Snow Farm or Ice-Skating at Diamond Lake and only a short distance away Kowhai and Manuka trees can be in flower at Glendhu Bay.

My grandfather at Cardrona valley, 1920s.

With our knowledge we can advise you on where to look for land to suit your needs and design specially for you and to suit the sites particular conditions.

Enjoy the slopes !

posted by Built 4 U  # 5:37 PM



Wednesday, March 18, 2009  

Special Deal

Get one of our sets of plans when we build the house for you!

Before you make any decision come and see us, to work together on your best option for you new Home.

posted by Built 4 U  # 12:28 PM



Tuesday, March 3, 2009  

Great Lake Wanaka Scenery

Lake Wanaka is one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.
It’s a great place to build your house and it is a good investment as there is never a shortage of people wanting to live here.
In the area there are plenty of walks to suit your needs from an hour or so to multi day walks.


This is a view from the top of Mount Roy on the outskirts of Lake Wanaka Township on February 2009.

posted by Built 4 U  # 1:34 PM





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  • Pre Land purchase advice
  • Architectural design
  • Concept design
  • Passive solar heating & cooling
  • Energy efficiency
  • Healthy indoor environment
  • Sustainable materials
    Interior design
  • Landscape design

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