About Crate


We are professional qualified builders of architectural homes and shop fits-outs.

Crate was established in 2013 by brothers James Strachan and Fraser Strachan after 20+ years experience building in New Zealand and overseas.

We provide detailed, accurate job costings and pride ourselves on adherence to your budget, working closely with your architect and suppliers.

Our projects range from residential new homes, residential additions and alterations, working with heritage or new buildings as well as light commercial, shop fit outs, furniture and cabinet making.

The Crate workshop in Kingsland gives us the ability to fabricate and prefabricate parts of the build off-site. The high stud warehouse enables an entire house to be prefabricated or elements including framing, steel fabrication, joinery and cabinetry.

We have a passion for building and work to a high standard that we hold everyone at Crate to work to. We have experience in a wide range of construction techniques and we love doing things that are different and challenging, pushing the boundaries and trying new things.

References to back this up from any of of our happy clients are available upon request.

Crate Team

James Strachan

Director / Builder

Fraser Strachan

Director / Builder

Rick Hill

Builder

Sam Lawson

Builder

Charles Woodall

Builder

James Iopu

Apprentice Builder

Ryan Gimenez Carazo

Apprentice Builder

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