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Delivering unmatched excellence in architectural construction is the foundation of CDL Building.

Leading with an attitude of excellence while honouring trade traditions, has ensured that CDL Building has established themselves as the leaders in luxury residential builds and bespoke commercial construction within the building industry in Wanaka and beyond. This has enabled us to fulfill the needs and tastes of our discerning clients, and to maintain our position as Wanaka’s premier luxury construction company.

“At CDL Building we work to achieve unmatched excellence, with dedicated intent and intelligent execution to build architectural homes beyond trend.”

Justin Carnie - Managing Director

Homes built by CDL Building are properties of enduring value that showcase innovation, unsurpassed quality and architectural excellence that go beyond trend.

Our commercial projects set the benchmark for bespoke commercial construction in our region.

When an unsurpassed level of craftsmanship and commitment is expected, CDL Building is the only choice.


The definition of performance is to execute and action. However no two actions are equal. When an unsurpassed level of craftsmanship and commitment is expected, the level of performance delivered by CDL is unmatched. This is underpinned by experience and a long standing history within the building industry in Wanaka. 

Our commitment to excellence is driven through experience. We inject value into the projects we complete. The exceptional level of craftsmanship and attention to detail can be seen across our portfolio of both residential and commercial projects, which are a showcase of quality and innovation.

Innovation is improvement that unlocks new value.

This innovative approach is unique to CDL Building and enables us to be flexible and united in approach. 

“Our greatest asset and key to our success is our people, we believe that each of us need a sense of dignity, pride and satisfaction in what we do. Because satisfying our clients depends on the united efforts of many, we are most effective when we work together collaboratively, respecting one another’s contribution and importance.” 

– Justin Carnie – Managing Director 

Working with the best is an expectation from every level and is passed down to project completion. Our clients and project partners can be certain that the end product is one of high performance, increased value and unmatched quality. Every time.


Excellence in leadership is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.

When CDL Building was first established by our Managing Director, Justin Carnie in 2005, there was an expectation and commitment to excellence from the outset. CDL Building’s objective remains the same today, and we are recognised as a company that manages and constructs the finest homes and buildings in Wanaka and beyond.

We build properties of enduring value using superior design and finishes and our approach is supported by a deeply installed ethic of personal service. This is an approach that filters through the CDL team to ensure excellence in the level of craftsmanship and delivery.

Emphasis is constantly placed on attention to detail, respect of trade traditions, and the importance of innovation encouraged. Ensuring these all go hand in hand is what set’s CDL Building apart as we strive to reshape trade industry perception and deliver an end product that is unmatched in excellence.

CDL Building succeeds when every decision is based on a clear understanding of and belief in what we do.

The best way to describe our approach is collaborative. Connecting the operational and practical way business is done is where CDL Building excels. Justin and our team show a rare willingness to problem solve, and respect the details in building and architecture. Clear processes and open communication ensures a united and efficient process from project initiation through to completion.

If you are contemplating building an architecturally designed home or bespoke commercial project, and an unsurpassed level of craftsmanship and commitment is expected, you can be sure that CDL Building will deliver.

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