About Us

Velvin Building specialises in the design, planning, project management and building of new Architectural homes. Joe Velvin-Turner is a Qualified Builder, Registered Master Builder and Licenced Building Practitioner with diverse building experience in the Queenstown Lakes area. 

His partner Amber McGrath is a talented and experienced architectural designer. This provides a backbone of knowledge, and depth of understanding of all areas of residential construction. 

We employ and provide training to dedicated apprentice builders whose professionalism and enthusiasm is key to creating the positive team environment that we are proud of.

Our core company values are:


  • Working together as a team to ensure the project stays on schedule.
  • Providing support to each other with a positive learning environment.
  • Celebrating each other’s strengths and rewarding excellence.


  • Being open and honest with our clients, subcontractors and each other to maintain the highest integrity at all times.
  • Expressing each other’s views to solve challenges constructively.


  • Being fastidious in everything we do, and always striving for perfection.
  • Realising that one thing affects another, which is why we strive for perfection.
  • Quality workmanship is what delights our clients.


  • We take pride in all that we do and say.
  • We are reliable and responsible.
  • We are committed to our clients needs with openness and regard.

Key to our success is developing and maintaining excellent relationships with our clients both during construction and once the project is complete. We can happily provide references and show you our previous projects. Our depth of knowledge enables us to answer any questions regarding your new home and guide you through the process from conception to completion.

Our passion for what we do is what makes Velvin Building unique.