Big Bad Wolf is a Nelson building company with a difference.

Big Bad Wolf started with two lifetime friends Chris de Cesare and Simon McGuire, who shared a passion for building with excellence. We now have a full team of 7 fully-qualified and experienced builders and an office manager. For years now, we’ve been working together as a team that has become like a family.

We also work with the region’s best tradespeople and sub-contractors around Nelson to ensure your project is completed to the highest standard.


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!

Efficient planning

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. Our emphasis is on helping you enjoy the process and feel taken care of. We manage all the paperwork with council permits and codes of compliance, so you can relax and just enjoy the finished result.


Easy going and approachable, two qualities that make communicating with the team at Big Bad Wolf Builders so effortless. 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. Present and available, Big Bad Wolf Builders pride themselves on reliable, stress free communication.


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.

Whatever your plans are, Big Bad Wolf Builders are keen for a chat.

Give Chris, 027 444 3518 or Simon, 027 699 0600 a call to discuss your project today.