About Us

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Zane Raphael – Project Manager and Builder at Renovation Builders – 021 771 583

Zane is a qualified, licensed builder with more than 20 years’ experience in new build homes and renovations.

He enjoys meeting with customers to talk about their ideas and using his expertise to offer cost-effective and practical solutions to overcome potential problems. Zane will help you establish if any consents are required and step you through the process needed to get your project underway.

Zane has a ‘can do’ attitude and likes a challenge. He has built mud huts for the Masai in Africa, initiated and helped organise a televised charity build for one deserving West Auckland family and has also achieved fantastic results renovating villas in areas such as Grafton and Epsom.


Allan McIntosh – Architectural Designer and Homestar Assessor 

Allan has been within the building industry for the past 27 years, starting out with his building apprenticeship in 1988. Over the years Allan has been involved with award winning residential projects as well as major commercial projects.

In 2000, Allan began doing his own developments, therefore has a vast knowledge in being able to take a project from the initial design stage, right through to the completed build.

Allan became a Licensed Building Practitioner when the scheme was first brought in in 2008.

During Allan’s extensive building experience, he discovered a passion for designing and began moving away from the tools and more into the design sector of the construction process. This passion for design lead him to create Buildology.

Allan enjoys the problem solving that comes with the design process and is excellent at incorporating practical solutions into a great design.