Michiel van der Wal
Licensed Building Practitioner
I have been building for just under 10 years and I have the same, unwavering passion for my trade as I did back when I first picked up the hammer in 2011.
Since qualifying as a builder in 2015, I have worked on commercial construction projects in New Zealand and internationally with the New Zealand Army, and spent some time doing fine joinery. My main focus now is high-end residential construction and renovation.
At the beginning of 2019 I started van der Build, where I took on an ambitious project in Central Otago. I was foreman and project manager for an architectural new build in Alexandra which featured on Grand Designs New Zealand on the 12th of October, 2020. This was a huge career highlight and the learnings, experience and life skills I have taken away from that project were invaluable.
I take a lot of pride in my work and I am an advocate for quality over quantity. I enjoy bringing ideas into reality through an honest approach coupled with hard work. I understand that starting a build or renovation project can be daunting, you can depend on me to take the stress out of your hands. I believe in transparent communications and strong relationships between the client and builder, which in turn, produces the best results for both parties and allow ideas to come to life.