About Us

Taupo Home Renovations and New Builds by a Master Builder

Hi, I’m Mat Staples, owner of Mat Staples Builder and I am very proud of our hard-won reputation for delivering Home Renovation and New Build work and Auckland renovations builder.

We are able to meet our commitments because we use systems to manage all aspects of our construction and renovation projects including how we communicate with our customers. We have learnt that keeping the customer involved is one of the most important aspects of a successful building job.

We also have a team of highly trained trades people who undergo regular product and process training so that we are up-to-date with the latest in building materials and techniques. Our membership of The Master Builders Association and Licensed Builders Practitioners are important to us as they are industry approved demonstrations that we are builders of the highest standards. In order to keep our memberships we have to undergo rigorous training, safety and development programmes, which means that our clients are sure to receive the best building service we can offer.

If you are thinking of a construction project and you are looking for a Taupo home renovation building company, please give me a call. You can be assured of punctual, polite and precise builders to work to your satisfaction. Don’t take my word for it, check out the testimonials on the site from some of our satisfied customers. I look forward to talking to you soon.


Mat Staples

House Renovation

Do you need a house renovation builder that will manage and renovate your dream home within budget and on time? …

New Houses

Do You Want To Build Your Dream Home in Taupo? For many people, having a custom designed and built new …

Taupo bathroom renovations

Bathroom Renovations

We can also modernise or extend your bathroom. We have worked on bathrooms of various sizes, with a range of …

We have been successfully delivering projects for our new and repeated clients.



Here are a few of the successful projects we have undertaken over the years.

New Bombay Villa

This was a new home built in the style of an old villa.

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House Renovations

House renovations are a specialty for us.

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New Barn-Style Home

This was a barn-style home building project.

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How We Work

How We Work With You – Clear, Open Communication

We like to be very clear, and open with all our clients. Here is how we work with you:


This is the initial contact and the first time we’ll talk to you.  During this initial phone call we’ll ask you a few detailed questions to get a better understanding of your project and your requirements, so we can then provide you with the best advice.


Once we have received your answers, and we can help you, we will schedule in a time to meet with you in person.  During this time, we will sit down with you and draw as much information from you as possible.

Our aim here is to fully understand your situation, the resources you have available, the time line you’d like to meet etc.  During this meeting we encourage you to bring any ideas, house plans, section information and other relevant documents.

We will also discuss your specific need and requirements during the renovation process and take into consideration any plans you have for the future.


To get a better feel for the project we’ll come out and visit your home or building site in person.  This will allow us to consider any other implications (such as site access etc.) for you project, as well as resource consents and council restrictions.

If you don’t have any concept plans or have an architect/designer at this point, don’t worry.  We can introduce you to amazing architects and designers we regularly use and trust.

At this stage, we highly recommend you have your home assessed by a Building Surveyor.  They will provide independent expert advice on the existing condition of your home.  This is a very valuable starting point for the design of your renovation project as it can highlight any areas of concern, or areas that may require special attention.


The next step is for the Architect to transform your ideas and requirements into an initial concept plan.  These concept drawings will enable you to see what your dream home will actually look like.

During this time we will provide you with an Estimate for the concept drawings, based on average build costs.  This will help you to start making decisions on what your overall budget can include, on what you can or can’t do without or what you do or don’t like.

If it’s not exactly what you want or you want things added or removed, it’s far easier and more cost effective to make design changes now, than during the construction phase.


Now that all your requirements have been met, the Architect will develop your concept drawings into a full set of detailed plans and documents.

When you have approved the plans and documents, we can then proceed to provide you with an accurate quote.  Also attached with the quote will be a detailed timeline of how the project will proceed.


Once you’re happy with the plans provided and the final quote, we’ll get the paperwork taken care of and get your project underway.  You’ll also receive a confirmed start and finish date, as well as a detailed project timeline.


During your project we will hold regular meetings and provide you with written progress reports, copies of all building inspections and photos of each stage.  You are always welcome to ring us, and organise an extra meeting at any time.


Your project is complete.  Final payments are completed, all the boxes are ticked!

New Houses

If you want to have a new home built, we can help. We have over 20 years experience building houses …

House Make-overs

House renovations come in many forms from small jobs to a total make-over.

Kitchen Remodeling

We carry-out all types of house renovations including kitchen upgrades and remodeling.

Barn-style New Home

We built this new architectural house in a barn-style.


Below are some of the many testimonials we have been given by many happy clients over the years.

We both found Mat to be very understanding and accommodating to the stress of living in the house during the renovation. The project was completed to a meticulously high and detailed standard of craftsmanship.

Tony and Beth Astle

Codewing Solutions

Being a project manager in both commercial and residential property and an ex-builder, I had very high expectations for the renovations to our property. I had very high expectations for the renovations to our property. Mat surpassed my expectations. He worked within our target budget and assisted with managing all trades associated with the onsite works.

Greg and Ginny McCarthy

Codewing Solutions

Throughout the entire building process we were constantly consulted and kept updated as to the progress. Taking control of the job from day one meant that all sub-contractors required for Design, Engineering, Earthworks, Plumbing, Painting, etc, were handled by Mat, therefore eliminating the need for us to rush around organising these additional services.

Wayne and Kim Guiney

Codewing Solutions

And really all I have heard of since is absolute praises and mainly in the area of attention to detail, turning up on time, reliability, not over promising and under delivering and just ticking all the boxes with a quality build result.

Michael Boulgaris, Boulgaris Real Estate

Codewing Solutions


Thank you for visiting Mat Staples, Taupo House Renovations. If you need support, please email us at admin@builder.net.nz. We try to respond to all support requests within 24-48 hours.


Or I am on 021 285 1445.