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Southland Builders

Registered Master builders

Ready to discuss your building project today.
Based in Gore, servicing the Southland and Otago areas.

Making dream homes a stress-free reality.

JW Building are Registered Master builders who know a smooth and successful building project means far more than just trade skills, bricks and mortar.
We believe that strong relationships are key to our mutual success and we look forward to working with you on your next project.



Over 14yrs experience in building excellence



We are transparent with our rates, invoices and margins



Clear communication so you know what to expect


Family owned and operated

Family values, local business

We will we exceed your expectations, AND we’ll do it within your budget and in realistic timeframes.


JW Builders will be as involved as you want! Whether that is from the initial designing of your new home, building from plans or jumping in to renovate existing spaces – you choose and we’ll be there!

With over 13 years of experience, reliable communication, transparency across the board and long-term guarantees, JW Builders undoubtedly has the licensed skill to help you make your visions come to life!

Master Builder Guarantee

As a Registered Master Builder we offer our clients a 10-year Master Build Guarantee on residential work.

This offers peace of mind that your new home has been built by skilled professionals.

Licensed Building Practitioner

We are a Licensed Building Practioner, LBPs are designers, carpenters, brick and block-layers, roofers, external plasterers, site and foundations specialists who have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building’s structure or weather-tightness.

Building homes – it’s personal

We believe that strong relationships are key to our mutual success.

At JW Building we know a smooth and successful building project means far more than just trade skills, bricks and mortar. We’re a small team and family-owned and operated business that cares about the details. That’s why we enjoy getting to know you, understanding your project brief so we can deliver the goods. We will communicate with you from start to finish – that’s our promise.

Straight out of school Jonny Watson learned to build under one of Southland’s top builders. In his time with him, he built Master builder award-winning homes. He is grateful for the experience he gained with quality being of the highest. 

After getting married and having a young family JW building was established. Our goal is for you to see your dream home become a reality, with the building project being as stress-free as possible.

Jonny has over 13 years of experience and we are a small team so quality is assured!

Give us a call and we would love to hear your plans.

“Great guys that do an awesome job! Would recommend for any building project”

-M. Gardyne

Let us build your dream home.

JW Building are a licensed building company based in Gore, servicing the Southland area.

Our building services

Jonny and his team are open to any building project, from new home builds, alterations, farm sheds, decks, outdoor area and commercial fitouts.

New Builds

Present from the very beginning, there with you through the whole project. Quality assured


High-quality house renovations, alterations and extensions

Commercial Buildings

Efficiency and quality are crucial when it comes to commercial builds. We get that.

Decks and Landscaping

Dreaming of spending your summer nights entertaining under the stars? Let us seamlessly create that highly sought-after indoor/outdoor flow.