About us

Waddell & Currie Builders Ltd was established in 2003 by builders Fergus Waddell and Peter Currie, Licensed Building Practitioners, Registered Master Builders, with a combined 45 plus years of building experience.

We build for some of the largest group home housing companies in Christchurch, as well as our own residential projects.  Our honest, transparent relationship with clients, proven local track record and competive pricing has seen us become a very popular choice.

WE CARE ABOUT OUR CLIENTS and listen to what they want, provide experienced advice when asked and needed, and go that extra mile to make a real difference.  We try to eliminate all surprises, so our clients are fully advised what they are, and are not getting for their unique build.

Unlike some housing companies, with Waddell & Currie, you deal direct with the builders, and we don't hide costs such as engineering or soil/geo-tech reports.

We lived through the Christchurch earthquakes, sustained building damage to our own homes, and understand what people are going through. It's important for us to limit the stress of building for those affected by the earthquakes and turn a negative into a positive when building their new home.

Creating a new home is an exciting and enjoyable process!  Call Fergus today to discuss your new home.

Fergus Waddell

I've been building 29 years, but I still clearly remember something the foreman said to me on my first day. . .

“The reason I'm a builder, is I can stand back at the end of the job, and have the satisfaction of admiring my own achievement”.

I have always felt that same way, but have also enjoyed being able to share my skills with my clients, building them a quality home that will last for generations.

My grandfather was a builder and that's what inspired me from an early age.  As a wee lad, born and raised on Auckland's North Shore, I loved playing in his workshop, under his home.  Although I was too young to use the machinery and tools, I enjoyed watching and observing all the things that my grandfather made.  My childhood was spent on lake Pupuke, Milford and Mairangi Bay for the later part till at 16, I started my apprenticeship with ‘Campbell Construction Ltd’ and served a 4year building apprenticeship.

After my apprenticeship, I gained valuable experience building on Australia's Gold Coast and Upon my return in 1991, I contracted for other builders, including Mike Wrightson of Wrightson Construction Ltd till 1996.

In late 2003 I moved to Christchurch and started Waddell and Currie Builders Ltd, with Peter Currie in April 2004.

Fergus Waddell


Licenced Building Practicioner - LBP number:  BP115726
Registered Master Builders - Registration No: 8005