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Duncan Taylor
The Boss


Duncan Taylor
has been building homes since 1974. Qualified with a New Zealand certificate in Building and later became a Registered Masterbuilder in 1987.

10 years of experience with Fletcher Construction gave him invaluable experience in Building Site Management as well as developing his training in carpentry.

Duncan also held Foreman positions handling large scale commercial projects such as The Riverlands Freezing Works in Marlborough.

This project included 5 separate large scale structures incorporating in-situ and pre-cast concrete, and required a team of 16 people.

Duncan has also enjoyed working on large scale commercial fitouts for banks, offices and factories.

His father, a manufacturer of high quality period furniture, taught Duncan the value of attention to detail and demonstrated a tireless work ethic that has continued to bear influence in the way that Duncan Taylor Builders apply themselves to the task at hand.

Duncan is motivated by the desire to construct contemporary residential homes that incorporate the highest standards of design, materials and craftsmanship and continues to be stimulated by the fresh challenge of each new design, working towards the achievement of both aesthetic refinement and structural integrity.


Jo Hampton
Office Administrator

Jo Hampton keeps an eye on the financial management and payroll repsonsibilities that keeps the DTB engine humming.

Jo is dedicated to streamlining the office functioning, allowing the team to focus on the construction process.

A meticulous eye for detail with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, Jo keeps the DTB ship sailing strongly.



Lance Doody - NZCB | NZCQS
Quantity Surveyor

Lance Doody  -Worked as a carpenter for 14 years, doing his apprenticeship, moving up to foreman before eventually working as a self-employed builder while undertaking his Quantity Surveying qualification.


Since 1993 Lance has been a full time Quantity Surveyor working on both residential and large commercial projects, and joined our team in 2011.


The combination of both qualifications means Lance brings a trade experienced, practical approach to the job as well as a high level of competency in project costing and administration. Lance provides support for the architects, clients and staff involved in the project.



Craig Fraser
Head Foreman

Craig Fraser  -Joined Duncan Taylor Builders in 1996, working his way up to foreman and is now our Head Foreman.

Craig has been responsible for overseeing the construction of a number of the homes in our gallery including Garden Rd and Millway.




Zane Gray
Senior Foreman

Zane Gray  -Joined Duncan Taylor Builders in 1999, Zane has been a Senior Foreman for a number of years and has also been responsible for the construction of a number of DTB homes including Whareora Tce.


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