"I'll never apologise for being a perfectionist."

Mick Waterworth - Director & Carpenter, Foothold Developments

About Foothold Developments

Foothold Developments Building Projects Ltd was established in Nelson in 2005.

I’ve been working in the building industry since 1982 and began my career in the UK where I undertook extensive carpentry and joinery training. My family and I immigrated to Wellington, New Zealand in 2000 and I started my own company, but seduced by the Nelson lifestyle we moved here to establish Foothold Developments.

I am personally, and professionally proud of every single building project we have been involved in over the last decade. Our proven record of converting architectural plans into realities is testimony to our ethos of quality. Our reputation for award winning, architecturally designed homes is well deserved and I give you my word that your finished home will be something you can be exceptionally proud of, and enjoy for many years to come.


Why use Foothold Developments?

Our business, our people, our systems and processes have all been created for a single reason, to successfully deliver the architecturally designed home you want.  

A major part of our strength is our team of experienced craftspeople and fully qualified tradesmen. On every project they acknowledge and value each others distinct, but complementary skill set. Working as a team within our business structure they consistently deliver homes of an unparalleled nature.

Our inhouse office systems are superior and comprehensive. They cover every single detail in your project, no matter how minuscule. They incorporate our own business and costing processes that actively contribute to our excellent project management procedure. This ensures your project runs to time and budget.

Whether you are considering an architecturally designed home, or already have your plans completed I’d like to invite you to a free initial consultation with us. There’s no strings attached and no obligations, but this is an opportunity for you to experience the difference of dealing with us. 

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Exclusive on budget guarantee

Our budgets are scrupulously prepared within our own dedicated system and the account book is always open. With this unique approach we can guarantee what we quote is what you will pay.   

We intimately understand the process of building an architecturally designed home. We have confidence in our sophisticated budgeting system and know there will be no nasty surprises when it comes to the bottom line.

You retain total control on where your money is spent and throughout the budgeting process I am happy to act in a consultancy role and present you with all of the options available. Our philosophy is to be open, honest and transparent with you at every stage of the building process.

Contact us and experience the difference of dealing with Foothold Developments.

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