Better Building Ltd portfolio. Please click the images below to view some more of my work on New Builds, Renovation and Landscaping. You can also download a building checklist.


  • “We met Dennis on the street corner one evening and started talking about building. We had never built before. Dennis and his team built our house to our budget and did it on time. A superb house and an enjoyable project from start to finish. We are still good friends 20 years later.”
    Peter and Caterina

  • “Thank you - best builders definitely. Just a quick note for now to thank you and Jason and Chris (and the other tradesmen) for the superb job. Thanks again, you made this project seamless from my end and that is enormously appreciated.”

  • “I was new to Nelson and found Better Building Ltd on Dennis's website. I had an interesting investment development that I wanted to pursue. Dennis offered great advice and not only built over a million dollars worth of housing for me he handled all the project management as well. All this on a handshake.”

  • Dennis Dolejs built our new home in Stoke. We are very happy about his workmanship. He is an excellent communicator and kept us informed about everything during the building process. He was very helpful with decision making during the process. His pricing is fair and competitive and we would always use him again as our builder.
    Samantha & Ted

  • “Dennis and his team were great to work with on our renovation.  Our job was fraught with issues.  Instead of saying "no, we can't do that", Dennis would look at the issue and calmly say "I'll have a think about that and come back to you" and by the next day he would have thought of an outside the square solution that didn't cost the earth.  His communication was excellent and he always did what he said he was going to in the time-frame promised, and the invoices came with detailed timesheets so we knew exactly what we were getting billed for."

    Dean & Emma

  • "Dennis came highly recommended to us by the firm that was putting on our new roof.  He and his excellent team of experienced tradesmen worked with us over a period of several months on many and varied renovations to our property.  Nothing was too much trouble and all the works were carried out to an excellent standard.   Dennis was always there to give advice and even helped get the completed works through Council Consent.   We would highly recommend Dennis and his Crew, we will be using them again!"