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A building company with a difference.

It began with a shared passion for building with excellence.

In 2014, lifelong friends Chris de Cesare and Simon McGuire founded Big Bad Wolf with a shared passion for building with excellence. Over the course of 9 years, we have grown into a tight-knit team of experienced builders, supported by an office manager and Chief Operations Manager.

As we continued to expand, we were thrilled to welcome Simon’s brother-in-law, Manu Parkin-Williamson, as a co-owner and director. This addition brought fresh perspectives and a drive for continued success, while Chris decided to embark on a new adventure.

At Big Bad Wolf, we collaborate exclusively with the finest tradespeople and sub-contractors in the Nelson/Tasman region, ensuring that your project is executed to the highest standard.

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The relationship we build with you is the most important part of our business.

Our team will provide a stress-free, enjoyable building experience that delivers results you can be proud of – and you can be assured that we will be too. We’re a friendly, down to earth crew and we may be biased, but we think you’ll enjoy having us around!


The management of your project is carefully planned, ensuring that your new build or renovation is completed on time, within your budget and to our high quality standard. We manage all the paperwork with council permits and codes of compliance, so you can relax and just enjoy the process.


Present and available, Big Bad Wolf Builders pride themselves on reliable, stress free communication. In the building industry, trust is an important aspect of any relationship. As a client you can trust that the team will be open and honest and keep you updated through the entire lifespan of your project.


The team at Big Bad Wolf Builders are qualified, knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience from a variation of building industry backgrounds. The highest standard of workmanship and exceptional quality for every project is our top priority.

Talk to the Big Bad Wolf Builders team

Are you ready to bring your vision to life?

Connect with Manu or Simon, our team ready to make your dream project a reality. Reach out and let’s start building together!