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 The Orkney Construction team are truly passionate about building! Working for clients seeking craftsmanship and a top-quality finish, the Orkney team members pride themselves on developing strong relationships that last long after the project has been completed.


The engaged and dedicated team of professional carpenters are focused on delivering work you will feel proud to show to friends and family. 


In addition to the Orkney Construction team being qualified as Licensed Building Practitioners ('LBPs'), Orkney Construction is a member of Registered Master Builders. We are pleased to offer our full range of building services across the Wellington region, including the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa.


Conscious of the environmental impact of the construction industry, we are eager to promote and contribute to more sustainable building practices. With a particular interest in high-performing homes, the Orkney Group founder, Kevin Turley, established 'Green Abode' in 2015. This business is focused on building greener, more energy-efficient homes. To find out more about the incredible benefits of passive homes, please visit the Green Abode website at

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"Kevin Turley, Andrew Grimes and the team from Orkney Construction have carried out extensive work on two of our properties over the past seven years. The work carried out has involved interior and exterior repair and renovation, as well as landscaping work. They have exceeded our expectations both in terms of the standard of building work and their professionalism and dedication.


Works at our Brooklyn home were particularly challenging due to the steep access to the site and poor state of repair of the circa-1910 villa. We had originally engaged them to carry out minor renovations to the laundry, however, removal of the existing tiled flooring and Gib-board revealed extensive water ingress throughout the entire dwelling. The team stayed on for over 6 months until the entire house had been repaired to a high professional standard. 


Orkney Construction made time at short notice to design and install around 25 metres of fencing and handrails at our Brooklyn home. They worked to a tight deadline and went the extra mile to ensure we could list our home for sale by the second week of September. 


I would highly recommend the services of Orkney Construction. They have been at all times highly professional and reliable, with excellent communication skills around work in progress and open and fair pricing. All work has been completed to a standard which has exceeded our expectations". 


- Meg and Jason Green 


       Frequently asked questions

You asked - we answered! Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions the team at Orkney Construction get asked!

Do you have any other questions?


Please contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you.


Do you offer free quotes?

It depends on the size of the project, but for most jobs, we use a professional Quantity Surveyor for which there is a charge.


What services do you offer?

We do alterations and renovations as well as new residential builds (our in-house architect can help with your design needs). We also build high performing homes for our sister Company, Green Abode (see for more information).


Do you remove asbestos?


We can arrange to have asbestos removed from your job.


What sort of guarantees do you offer?

We offer the 10-year Master Build guarantee on all projects valued at over $30,000.00.  It is mandatory for us to offer this to you, but you have the option of ‘opting out’ should you wish to do so.  


What warranties do you offer?

We work through RANZ and therefore offer the 5-year RANZ warranty, 5-year workmanship warranty, 12-month defects warranty, standard LBP warranty and product-specific warranties which vary depending on the products used.


What areas do you service?

We service Wellington city, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Kapiti and the Wairarapa.



Why might I need 'Contract Works' insurance?

Contract Works Insurance is recommended for all work, whether renovations or new builds. This insurance covers the work being undertaken and the existing structures around it (including acts

of God).

Orkney Construction arranges this cover for new builds only – for all other work, it is the client’s responsibility.



Do you do roof repairs or waterproofing for decks?

Yes, Orkney Roofing looks after all your roofing and waterproofing needs. Please get in touch with the General Manager of Orkney Roofing, Chanel to discuss your roofing and waterproofing requirements.


Can I request a fixed price for my job?

Due to the fluctuating costs of materials in the current market, we are unable to give a fixed cost, but we strive to give estimates within 10% of the final cost of the project.


Do you have liability insurance?

Yes, we do. We have $2M public liability cover. 


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