New Zealand Wide Construction
Watts & Hughes Construction does not operate outside of New Zealand and has no intention of doing so.


Located in Auckland (est. 1984) and Tauranga (est. 2004), the two Watts & Hughes Construction branches amalgamated in 2010 to continue strengthening their presence in the construction industry throughout the North Island. After the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, Watts & Hughes Construction decided to extend their services to the Canterbury region, and started a Christchurch based branch to help with the rebuild.

In the Auckland region Watts & Hughes offers a range of construction management services while in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Wellington regions the management services are augmented by a more hands-on approach to also include the supply of some of the required construction trades. In the Canterbury region, Watts & Hughes offers its range of construction management services to assist with the rebuild of Christchurch City and the surrounding areas. Over time, the Christchurch team has branched out across the South Island, and is currently providing services to the West Coast, Otago and the Marlborough region.

These varied services are offered across a broad spectrum of construction sectors including civil, industrial, recreational, retail, commercial, institutional, residential, educational, marinas, government infrastructure, medical/health care and sub-divisions.

Excellence in Quality Design and Construction

Watts & Hughes Construction caters for all client needs from initial concepts and design to project management, implementation and full construction—with the focus on delivering quality construction on time, every time.

While we can start our involvement in the project at any stage, by engaging us from the initial concept and design we can:

  • assist with budget control;
  • offer a broad range of construction techniques;
  • set efficient timelines we will adhere to; and
  • overcome, or offset, potential construction period difficulties.

If you’re looking for a construction management company that will balance the best construction standards of the past while taking into account the vision needed to meet the changing needs of a diverse range of clients for the future, talk to Watts & Hughes Construction.

Directors are owners, operators, managers and decision-makers

The Watts & Hughes directors are approachable and available for clients to talk to. As the owners and operators at Watts & Hughes Construction, they can make decisions quickly and with confidence.

Control and management of all projects are overseen by the directors, who ensure key people possess the technical excellence, experience and construction industry knowledge to get the job completed in accordance with the Watts & Hughes premise of delivering quality construction on time.

Professional team of highly qualified individuals

From small but solid beginnings Watts & Hughes Construction has grown to a multi-million dollar company employing a team of professionals including contracts managers, estimators, quantity surveyors, project managers and site managers.

These key personnel are supported by a financial controller, administration and secretarial staff who utilise a fully computerised accounting system and a sophisticated project programming system.

Ensuring client requirements are the focus of the project

Through every step of the project, from initial design to completed construction, client requirements are of paramount importance. We ensure you have regular communications concerning progress and if you need answers fast, you can contact a Watts & Hughes director.

Dedicated to completing construction on time and within budget

Quality construction is our priority but we’re also aware that the client requirements of construction being completed on time and within budget are of paramount importance.

Efficient in-house quality control programmes ensure the highest standards of construction are maintained while still keeping the project within timelines and budget controls.

Exceeding client expectations of quality, delivery and value

If you become one of our many valued clients, you can expect excellence in design and construction. We don’t just aim to satisfy client expectations, we aim to exceed them.

Watts & Hughes Construction’s achievements have resulted from careful planning and an awareness of the changing, complex nature of today’s construction projects and client needs.

We invite you to view our lists of current construction projects in either Auckland or theWaikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Wellington and our completed construction projects in either Auckland or the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Wellington.

Member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association

Watts & Hughes Construction is a member of the NZ Master Builders Association. Over the past number of years we have won a variety of awards through annual competitions held by this Association. You can view the awards won by either Auckland or the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne & Wellington.