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About Golden Bay Builders

Meet Steve Chamberlain

Golden Bay Builders, Takaka, is locally owned and operated by Steve Chamberlain. Steve established his building company over 20 years ago.

Sections in Golden Bay need a house that is designed to suit the section rather than choosing a stock standard plan from a brochure. The design has to take into account the views, the site contour, aspect and energy efficiency.

Steve Chamberlain’s knowledge of building has meant he has built more than 30 homes in Golden Bay, including many renovations, extensions, alterations and has taken on many commercial projects in the area.  This experience means Golden Bay Builders can offer you expert building advice and information regarding options and optimal solutions for good choice and use of materials. Practical solutions you’ll be happy to live with because they are tailored to your personal style and your lifestyle.

We build for people all round the world. Our plans or yours. Anything from a basic residence to a fully-blown architectural showpiece. We build to suit your needs. Full contract (turnkey) or fully project managed by Steve Chamberlain personally.


The Golden Bay Builders team is comprised of hand-picked subcontractors and carpenters. Quality of workmanship is second to none – no exceptions. Our reputation for quality workmanship is widely known throughout Nelson Bays and we are recognised amongst our peers as being among the best in the industry.

Start to finish, we don’t leave the job. We start a project and we finish it. This means you get a completion date and the job is done on time and on budget.


We are proud to have won many awards for the quality of our building and workmanship.


Golden Bay Builders rates are highly competitive because we work efficiently. We have good buying power due to the volume of work we do and the long-established connections we have in the building industry. Also our tradespeople are based in Golden Bay. That means you aren’t paying people to drive over Takaka Hill.

Why Choose A Master Builder?

Discerning home owners recognise the benefits in employing a Registered Master Builder. We offer a 10 year Master Build Guarantee on new homes and major renovations. The Federation has been around since 1901 – and Registered Master Builders are proud of this heritage.

Premier Construction Industry Organisation

The Registered Master Builders Federation represents New Zealand’s premier building and construction companies, who pride themselves on delivering the highest quality houses and buildings.

Our clients say...

We used Golden Bay Builders for our renovation project and we were very happy. Chambo and his team were very efficient, responsive and good to work with. Communication was a real strength – we were kept up to date, consulted about charges and there were no surprises on the invoices. They kept saying they wanted to get it right so that we would be happy – and we were. We’d recommend Golden Bay Builders to anyone.

Marg Braggins and Neil Wilson, Renovation, Pohara

Steve was the principal builder on our engineering & mechanical workshop and retail services/office area. The project involved the site excavation and concrete foundations, services, erection & cladding of the main building (60m x 20m). Erection & lining of the retail office & staff amenities (20m x 20m).  (more…)

Tony Nicholls - Manager, Waitapu Engineering Commercial Project, Takaka 

We have used Golden Bay Builders for three projects in Golden Bay and have been very satisfied customers. Steve Chamberlain’s team have been great to work with and have the professional knowledge and skills required. We have been very pleased with the results.

Tim Allen and Johanna Ward, Commercial Project, Takaka and Residential Home, Ligar Bay 

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