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Who Are We

Hi! I’m Jake Kennedy, Managing Director of Kennedy Building Ltd.

We are an expert building team that delivers beautiful architectural new homes and high-quality renovations across the wider Dunedin area. Kennedy Building will guide you through each step of your building journey from designing plans, through to completion. We pride ourselves on listening to your needs and providing a quality tailored solution to complete your vision. We guarantee a seamless and stress-free experience throughout.

For your complete peace of mind, Kennedy Building offers full building and project management services. We are Licensed Building Practitioners and a member of the Master Builders Association. We pride ourselves on honest transparent communication and attention to detail.


New Builds

Kennedy Building are your new builds experts across the wider Dunedin area.
Building your new family home is probably the biggest investment you will make in your life, we want to help you to go through this journey in the most seamless and stress-free way.
Our qualified and expert team will work closely with you throughout the entire project, from design to completion. For your complete peace of mind, we can offer you a Master Build 10 Year Guarantee as well as our Above and Beyond Guarantee.

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Is renovating your home still on your to-do list?
Is your home too small, not functional, too hot or too cold?
Kennedy Building can help! We work closely with you to help you achieve your high-renovation goals to meet specific family needs. Throughout the years, we have worked on several different projects and gained the label of renovations experts across the wider Dunedin area. No project is too big or small for Kennedy Building.

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Why Choose us

Kennedy Building specialises in beautiful, functional new builds and high-quality renovations across the wider Dunedin area. We are proud to provide our clients with high-quality homes that exceed standards and expectations as well as a personalised and friendly approach and solid core values.


We believe that transparent communication is crucial for you to have a positive experience. We will keep you informed throughout every stage of your journey with us. We host weekly on-site meetings as well as sending you regular emails to keep you updated on the progress of your project.


Our priority is to gain and keep trust with our clients. We only work with reliable and trustworthy sub-contractors. We assure you that we know and completely trust who is on-site working on your home.


As a family-owned and operated building company, we bring family values and a very personal approach to all elements of our work. We will personally guide you throughout the whole project from design to completion.

Fixed Price Contract

No one likes hidden surprises. We will provide you with a fixed price quote that will not change unless you change your mind. We can assure you that the price we quote you is what you will pay.


For your complete peace of mind, we offer you a Dual Guarantee on our workmanship. As New Zealand Master Builders, we will provide you with a comprehensive contract, as well as a 10 year Master Builders Guarantee in addition to our Kennedy Building Guarantee. Our systems and processes guarantee that your build meets the highest standards, every step of the way.


At Kennedy Building, safety is non-negotiable, and we ensure a safe work environment. We complete every project in compliance with the New Zealand Building Code to ensure your home is safe, healthy and durable as well as of the highest quality and standard.



We guarantee that your home will be of the highest quality. Upon completion, we use our quality assurance checklist to ensure your home meets the highest level of workmanship and exceeds the New Zealand building standards.


Nobody likes unpleasant surprises. We guarantee that the price on our fixed-price contract will not change unless you require new changes that incur additional fees.

Master Build 10 Year Guarantee

As a member of the Master Builders Association, for your complete peace of mind, we can provide you with a Master Build 10 Year Guarantee. The guarantee is transferrable with the property.



It’s all good hearing from us, but it’s our clients that tell the real story. Read some of our testimonials below and if you would like to speak to a previous client just reach out and we will put you in touch.

"Thank you so much Kennedy builder Ltd"

Gail Abbott

1 Kilgour Street Seacliff

"Thank you so much Kennedy builder Ltd, for all your hard work. Rain, wind and shine, you guys were there. I must say i was a tad worried, as you read about so many nightmare experiences from other builds. This build was stress free and you kept me informed all the way through. Nothing was ever a problem. I highly rate you guys. From one very happy client, MERRY XMAS!"


​Whether you are considering building a new home or renovating your existing one, there are some important things to keep in mind.
We have compiled this free guide with you in mind, so that you can start your journey towards your new or renovated home with more knowledge and a more relaxed approach.