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H E Harnett Building Company Ltd

H E Harnett Building Company Ltd

At H.E. Harnett, our strength is in our flexibility and ability to tackle a wide variety of work. We focus on new residential builds and premium top end housing. We also undertake renovations and alterations to both residential and commercial property.

Weather-tight remediation work has become a large part of our business and we have become very experienced in this area as well.

We build from Auckland to Northland, concentrating on the Whangarei, Waipu/Langs Beach, Tutukaka coast and Bay of Islands areas. Howard is the current president of the Whangarei branch of Certified Builders as well.

How we work

Howard and our project managers can take care of the building process from start to completion on a full contract basis, arranging permits, liaising with you, the architect and sub contractors. However, if you prefer, the job can be done on a labour only basis.

We have a great working relationship with our clients and in many cases they are very involved with ideas and input throughout the build. Once the job is complete we provide a remarkable on-going, back-up service to ensure every little detail is up to the client’s expectations.

Building for you in Northland – New Zealand

About Us

Howard Harnett started his business in 1973 and is still going strong today with a versatile team that can tackle anything, many of which have been longstanding with the company. Howard himself completed his apprenticeship in Whangarei, and is still based in Northland with offices in the suburb of Maunu.

A good team spirit is vital, particularly as we regularly work away from home, often on remote sites. Our team have patience, attention to detail, high skill levels and good communication which ultimately leads to achieving the best results for our clients.

Due to the high-end nature of much of the work we do, many of our clients prefer confidentiality so we prefer to keep a fairly low profile and let the work come to us through word of mouth. On this website you will see just a small selection of projects we have completed.


Having not built before, when commencing to build our new home on the Northland coast, my wife and I were very keen to engage a builder who could offer all the services from start to finish. Harnett Builders definitely delivered on this. From our first meeting with the project manager and leading foreman, till the end, we found them to be extremely professional, efficient,and obliging, with a wealth of knowledge always at our disposal. We certainly couldn’t have asked for more with the finished product! We would definitely recommend them to any prospective homebuilders and are more than happy to discuss with any potential clients.
Neil & Di Brabant, (09 3767971).


We built a home last year with Howard Harnett builders and have continued to deal with them whilst landscaping our pool. We were very impressed with the builders and subcontractors used and are very much enjoying our new home. We had never built before and found Howard and Andrew excellent to deal with. They were always available and very good at dealing with any issues in a timely and efficient way. We would be happy to personally recommend this company.
Chris and Barbara Seeley


I engaged the services of Howard Harnett to build on a labour only basis our retirement home on the coast at Oakura. The design called for a high level of attention to detail. I am pleased to say that under Howard’s direction and control the home was built to schedule on time and within budget. Howard coordinated all the sub-trades and the project ran smoothly from start to finish. I am pleased to say that we have remained good friends.

I can recommend Howard Harnett Builders to any prospective client, without hesitation, any I am happy to personally confirm or discuss this statement with any client in the future. John F. Heap, 208 Garnet Road, Westmere, Auckland.



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1 Pukenui Rd
Phone: 09 438 3467
Email: office@harnettbuilders.co.nz

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