your builder

Dave here, owner of DMC Projects. I am a Licensed Certified Builder based in Christchurch with over 16 years' experience in the industry.

My work includes architectural builds, residential homes, renovations, small building projects and all the in-betweens.

Whether it’s building someone their dream home, adding a new addition to an existing home, or restoring something back to its original condition – it’s a pretty neat job, when you see the end result.

David Mcleod
meet dave
Building for over 16 years

my experience

I started my building career in my hometown Timaru, where I mastered the basics of the trade. Since then I have lived and worked in NZ, Australia and the UK, where I have successfully built a range of homes, and managed a number of teams to ensure building projects were completed to a high standard.

My experience as a carpenter in New Zealand and overseas has given me the opportunity to explore a number of different building approaches and techniques, which has come to good use when my clients are looking for something unique.

I have been lucky enough to work on a range of building projects, from reconstructing high-end apartments in London, rebuilding houses in Bundaberg after a devastating flood, to restoring villas in Wellington, carrying out EQC repairs in Canterbury, and constructing architectural and residential homes in Timaru, Dunedin and Christchurch – the list goes on!

Most recently I completed a National Certificate in Project Management, as this is something I have always been interested in. Time, cost and quality control is a very important aspect of the build process, and plays a major role in the success of a project.

This gives my clients a sense of security when they embark on a building project with me. You can be assured that I am there to get the job done, on-time, on-budget, and to an excellent standard.

After travelling overseas, my wife and I have decided to make Christchurch our home. We now have a little family that is growing, and we enjoy watching Christchurch take shape, and being part of the process.

If you are looking at starting a building project whether it’s a new home, work on an existing one, or something else, get in touch

what we're backed by

NZCB Certified

Qualified Builder

DMC Projects is a NZCB approved builder. This means you are dealing with a Trade Qualified Builder who has a strong history of stability and success in building top quality homes (aka Dave).

NZCB keeps us up to date on the latest building techniques, industry developments and regulatory requirements.

You can be assured we will have our ducks in a row when it comes to quoting, contracts, checklists, project management, health and safety, and everything else that makes the build process smooth, and stress-free.

LBP Registered

David McLeod

Dave is LBP Registered which means he has been assessed as competent to carry out building work essential to the structure or weather-tightness of residential buildings.

In a nutshell, it means DMC Projects can carry out restricted building work. Dave's LBP number is BP123547. You can check his registration on the LBP Public Register.

SiteSafe Member

Keeping work safe

Making sure our team, tradies and anyone who steps foot on our site return home fit and well is our number 1 priority.

We are a SiteSafe Member which means we have access to all the latest Health & Safety resources required to run a safe site.

All of our sites are run through a rigorous process of identifying, reducing and removing potential hazards. We use the correct protective equipment and approaches when carrying out building work.

Toolbox talks are part of our day-to-day processes, sign-in and out, and everything else to ensure we are mitigating and reducing harm in the workplace.

Halo Guarantee

10-year Insurance

We are accredited to offer the Halo 10-Year Residential Guarantee Insurance. This acts as a safety net for new builds and substantial renovations. The policy covers purchasers (up to a certain value) from:

  • Loss of deposit
  • Extra costs to complete dwelling
  • Structural defects for 10 years including weather tightness.
  • Non-structural defects for 10 years.
  • Alternative accommodation requirements.
  • Insurance transferrable to new owner.


Download the Halo 10-year Residential Guarantee Policy for more details.

PLEASE NOTE: Halo has lost their underwriter, a subsidiary of Lloyds of London which has pulled out of the market globally. At the moment they are looking for a new underwriter. In the meantime, DMC Projects will be providing a 10-Year Guarantee from Builtin.

Builtin Guarantee

10-year Insurance

We are a Builtin accredited builder. This is an independant, third party guarantee that safeguards your build or renovation. It protects your deposit, guarantees completion, and fixes defects. This policy covers you for:

  • Refunds your deposit if work hasnt started.
  • Guarantees completion of the contract at the agreed price, and pays any extra costs to do so.
  • Fixes defects for 10-years, including weathertightness. Defects include faulty workmanship and the failure of products and materials supplier by the builder.
  • Insurance transferrable to new owner


Download the Builtin Homeowners Brochure to find out more.

Making sure our team, tradies and anyone who steps foot on our site return home fit and well is our number 1 priority.

We are a SiteSafe Member which means we have access to all the latest Health & Safety resources required to run a safe site.

All of our sites are run through a rigorous process of identifying, reducing and removing potential hazards. We use the correct protective equipment and approaches when carrying out building work.

Toolbox talks are part of our day-to-day processes, sign-in and out, and everything else to ensure we are mitigating and reducing harm in the workplace.