Nightfall over a house built by a master builder in Taupo

For a qualified master builder in Taupo and the surrounding areas

If you’ve outgrown your current home and are looking to renovate or remodel it, or are wanting to build a new one from scratch, Steve Fox Builders Limited in Taupo can help you.

We can visit your location to help facilitate your existing tradesmen such as excavation, electrician, plumber, roofing, concrete, window, carpet layer, kitchen, glazier contractors. Or we can project manage all of the above for you through our reliable sub-contractors. Contact us today for a quote or estimate.


"We were extremely lucky enough to be able to secure Steve to build our family home and we would highly recommend him and his team to anyone who is looking for a professional, thorough and highly skilled builder(s) who excels with a high level of attention to detail.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Steve...
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Steve during our project and his reputation preceded him - he was able to work with our team and was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs as well as not being afraid to make suggestions or give ideas to certain areas of the build. He was enthusiastic and was a pleasure to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend him - he was an asset to have on board. We are so happy with the final results!"
Andy MacLeod & Jane McKenzie, Taupo.

Experience counts

Steve Fox is a master builder with over 40 years experience in the building industry in New Zealand. With a third place in alterations and extensions in this years National Master Builders House of the year competition and a finalist in last years new home category, Steve and his team show that they have a great mix of quality craftsmanship and experience. Please feel free to contact our friendly staff for more information on what we can do for you.

"Steve Fox built our holiday home Taupo. It is a modest “bach” designed by James Jack Architects of Napier who prepared the concept and the detailed plans.
We didn’t know of any builders in Taupo so we approached Carters for some recommendations as from whom we should obtain quotes. With Steve’s quote the most competitive, we visited his then current project to see his standard of workmanship and meet his team. We enquired as to the owner’s comments on working with Steve and received a very positive response. The property was a major lakefront property being renovated for an architect owner.
We accepted Steve’s quote and we have never been disappointed with our choice.
We accepted Steve’s quote and we have never been disappointed with our choice.

He is an excellent tradesman, with a keen eye for detail. As absentees, we were very reliant on him to do the job well as we were only able to be in Taupo on the odd weekend during the construction period. We were very satisfied with the progress he made, the tidy site and the “no short cuts” approach.

We are very and continue to be thrilled with the finished home. A number of building friends have commented on the finish and we appreciated a few “joinery” features he incorporated from some rimu we had from home. The house has won awards in the Master Builders’ Home of the Year competitions.

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have secured Steve to do our new house with which we continue to be delighted. We would have no hesitation in recommending Steve as a reliable and able builder whose skill will add value to your property. We would be happy to support this reference if requested."
Gail & John Springford, Havelock North
"In 2007, my wife Linda and I engaged Steve Fox Builders to build us a new dwelling in the Whareroa Village on the western shores of Lake Taupo. Wanganui Architect Bryan Stewart recommended Steve to us and we weren’t disappointed.
At our initial interview with Steve on site, we discussed our aspirations and the concepts we wanted to achieve from building on a fantastic section with 180-degree views of Lake Taupo.

Steve installed confidence in us right from the outset with his building knowledge. At that meeting Steve gave us a build program and timelines we could follow until completion.

Although we live over 2 hours away in Wanganui, Steve’ s communication skills meant we only meet onsite infrequently during the building process and as busy business people we greatly appreciated this. We were confident that we didn’t have to watch over the building process knowing Steve had it under control.

Although simple in design and at the lower end of the new building price scale, Steve’s craftsmanship was recognized by his piers when Steve Fox Builders were announced the winner of the 2007 Master Builders Home of the Year award for the Taupo region, beating off million dollar competition in the process.

The finished product was fantastic and still is 6 years on. We get so much enjoyment from our holiday home and knowing that is was built by a master builder will add to its re-sale value should we ever wish to sell.

It is therefore without hesitation I would recommend Steve Fox Builders to anyone wanting to build a quality home."
Harvey Green, 063450346
Share by: