“We engaged Built Environments to design and build our family home in Waipu in 2017.

Wishing to combine two families (three generations) into one home, we had a unique set of design needs and challenges which we felt required the skills of a creative designer and builder.

Will was so easy and positive to work with. He was receptive and understood what we wished to achieve in the design. He consistently provided practical and creative solutions to the unique design challenges of our site. We valued his flair for design as well as his awareness and inclusion of passive design elements, such as creative window placement to enhance natural lighting and warmth and the use of cedar louvers for ventilation. The position and layout of the house is perfect for our site and makes the most of the site features whilst preserving the landscape view shafts and maintaining privacy.

We found Will’s knowledge of the industry and materials impressive and current. He provided us with realistic cost estimates and time-frames throughout the project and we were grateful for his strong scheduling, project and site management skills.

We are so pleased that we chose to work with Built Environments. We achieved everything we hoped to (and more) in the build and we all love living in our new home.”


Laura Townshend. Waipu

Will Searle is a very calm and confident builder with a very high level of craftsmanship.  He was able to seamlessly produce our vision within our budget and alongside the permit requirements.  We appreciated how Will was able to explain his process to us in terms we could understand and therefore we felt happily informed.  Will and his team were extremely punctual and very productive.  We would definitely recommend them for a building project and we wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again for future work on our home.

Anne + Sam Williamson Point Wells

Will designed and built our first house six years ago, the build was well within the time-frame and on budget. Five years later our family had grown and we decided to sell up and build again.

Will’s artistic flair and creativity gave our new build character. His efficiencies on site, open communication and problem solving meant we could build with confidence, knowing we were getting a great result with our spend.

The team at Built Environments were personable and professional with us and all sub-contractors throughout the build.

Will’s high level of craftsmanship, efficiency and personality is renowned in the area.

We’d definitely recommend Will and his team at Built Environments for your next building project.

Tom and Caz. Point Wells