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About our team

Pinewood Homes Ltd T/A Altbuild was founded in 1985 by Steve Robertson and began trading as Altbuild in 2017 with sons Toby and Mark at the helm.  With the company’s roots previously in solid timber, the team have a special interest in architectural homes, alternative building technologies and sustainable building practices. Altbuild’s team have an exceptional understanding of alternative building materials and are happy to work with your architect or designer to ensure your build is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

Toby has more than 15 years building experience and is our Managing Director, he is described by our customers as a problem solver, personable, down to earth and passionate about quality and the building performance of homes. Mark is Altbuild’s Site Manager and has a passion for technical construction and alternative building technologies. Together Toby & Mark provide clients with a strong foundation of knowledge, skill and care, providing attention to detail across the entire project and its management. 

Toby, Mark and our team of carpenters enjoy working closely with our customers, respecting your right to always have a clear understanding of where things are at with your building project. 

Our vision is to build beautiful, efficient homes with the best building technologies available that our customers are proud to own. 

We are a Registered Master Builder: a recognised hallmark of quality. If you’re building or renovating, you can be sure that you’re dealing with qualified and experienced builders who take pride in the quality of their workmanship.

Licensed Building Practitioners are licensed with the New Zealand government and have been assessed to be competent to carry out work essential to a residential building’s structure or weathertightness. A Licensed Building Practititioner signs off all structural building works.

Certified Homestar Practitioner: we are industry trained, have an in depth understanding of green building practices, sustainability and energy efficiency. We love building healthy, warm and high-performance homes.