About Us

Our Experience

David Magill Builders are your architectural builders in Christchurch and Canterbury. Over the past 35 years, we have designed and built hundreds of outstanding architectural homes.


David Magill Builders was founded by David and Kerry Magill. Being a family business with sound family values means they had a very personal approach to operating the company and to assisting you to improve your lifestyle. This ethos continues to be at the core of the company.

We Design And Build

David Magill Builders are well known as design and build leaders. Not wanting to be a ‘volume’ builder, David Magill Builders focus on premium quality, architecturally-designed homes and great relationships with their clients.

Our Team

The crew who transform your bespoke build dreams into reality.

As of mid 2017, I am in charge of the day to day happenings within the company. I make sure all jobs are running smoothly and safely, delivering you great architectural results on time. Being a builder by trade, I'm not afraid to get stuck in when called upon.

Craig Freeman

Managing Director

I founded David Magill Builders over 30 years ago, calling upon extensive experience in the building sector to ensure you get the job done right the first time. I’m also available to discuss your plans and guide you through the decision making process. You’ll appreciate our hands on approach.

David Magill

Sales Consultant

I’m the man with the plan. Turning your architectural ideas first into concept drawings and then into your exciting final plans. Then I have that wonderful job of securing your building consent from the district council. You can tell I have the fun jobs!

Aaron Jewel

Architectural Draughtsperson

I work closely with Craig, supervise all projects and our team of qualified architectural builders to ensure complete confidence with your build. This ensures we are all on the same wavelength when it comes to the construction of your new home.

James Norton

Project Manager

I’ve grown up around the building industry, and am more than happy to pass the knowledge that I have picked up along the way to assist with your new architectural build. I work very closely my clients and the sub-contractors to ensure everything runs smoothly. I'm also known to get my hands dirty at the worksite.

Nick Magill

Contract Builder

Crunching numbers isn't for everybody, but it's my bread and butter. It’s my job to work alongside our architectural builders and contractors to ensure that all figures are correct and that you are getting the best price possible for your new build homq.

Brenna Ogier

Quantity Surveyor

If you’ve received a weekly report, it’s probably come from me. I keep things ticking over behind the scenes and make sure that the company’s ducks are in a row. That includes keeping everybody else in the office in line!

Jacqui Bates

Office Administrator

I am an experienced interior designer with vast experience of different products and styles so, like the rest of the David Magill team, I can be a great help when it comes to planning. I love helping people discover what they want in a new architectural home.

Tania Rogers

Colour Consultant