Left to right: Alastair McIntosh, Colin McIntosh, John and son William McIntosh.


Quietly achieving a high standard of building excellence for the last four generations.

McIntosh Group is an Ashburton based building, construction and Precast Company that has undertaken various projects throughout Mid Canterbury and the South Island.

We have a proven track record in domestic, commercial, agricultural and educational building.

McIntosh Builders Limited – Building

McIntosh Commercial Construction Limited – Commercial

McIntosh Precast Limited – Precast

McIntosh Painting Limited – Residential, Commercial and Precast painting.

Our company – 80 Years of Building History

The McIntosh name has been around in the Mid Canterbury region for the last 80 years. The success of the McIntosh family as builders started with Alan McIntosh as one of the principal builders in Ashburton for many years. Colin McIntosh, the son of Alan, was involved mainly in domestic and light commercial work around the South Island, from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Alastair McIntosh; owner and founder of McIntosh Builders Ltd, worked with his father from 1974 to 1985 working mainly on domestic and agricultural projects.  With the cooling of the construction industries in the early 80s, Alastair then went to the Fairton meat works and built several houses in the off seasons.

In 1995 Alastair went to Australia for a year, and worked on several sites including the fit-out of Griffin’s university and the refit of a shopping mall in Redcliffs under Steve Brown Construction.

After returning home in 1996, McIntosh Builders Ltd was formed. With a strong background in all areas of building and good work ethic and skills, McIntosh Builders has gone from strength to strength with strong loyal employees and clientele that in some cases have built three new homes for over the years. At McIntosh Builders, we are always ready to take on anything that is presented to us and this attitude has created many opportunities over the years.

In the last 20 years trading as McIntosh Builders we have been involved in the construction of hundreds of new dwellings. Several of these were designed by architects from around the country, and they range in style from modest homes to complex multi-story dwellings. In recent years McIntosh Builders Limited has offered an in-house design and build package to meet client demand.

With Alastair’s building experience, and our Architectural Draughtsman, McIntosh Builders can draw and create with clients to come up with personalised practical homes to meet their individual needs, whatever the dwelling size.

John McIntosh, Managing Director of Commercial and Precast, started working under his dad Alastair, but gained a passion for commercial construction and precast resulting in the establishment of McIntosh Commercial Construction Limited in 2011 and McIntosh Precast Limited in 2012.

Over the years McIntosh Commercial Construction Limited has undertaken many commercial projects throughout the region. Whether it’s a farm building, office block, school classrooms and halls, or warehouses and workshops, McIntosh Commercial Construction Ltd provide a comprehensive depth of industry experience to deliver innovative solutions. Along with McIntosh Builders, Commercial has met with clients to design and create clients’ visions specifically tailored to their desire and requirements.

McIntosh Precast Limited works along with McIntosh Commercial Construction Limited to provide the precast panels for their construction around the region. McIntosh Precast Limited has been heavily involved with the Christchurch City rebuild providing all sizes of panels – being decorative or plain, through to stairs and beams for many projects, also creating a world-first in post-tensioned beams for a rebuild project. McIntosh Precast Ltd is developing a name within the complex architectural precast market, for both residential and commercial elements. The company has also provided precast panels for a job that was undertaken at Scott Base, Antarctica.

McIntosh Painting was newly formed in 2016 and is currently working in conjunction with all three divisions of McIntosh Group, making the McIntosh Group more proactive in the construction industry.

By keeping up with new ideas and the ever-changing industry, we can offer a service that’s second to none.

Health and Safety:

Our health and safety policy is at the forefront of McIntosh Group and our employees we are committed to providing a consistently high standard of health and safety throughout all of our workplaces.

Our teams on site, including all our sub-contractors, are required to carry out works in accordance with strict attention to our safety standards. Our group Health and Safety Policy Statement sets out the goals of the company, and lists the strategic steps we will take to ensure that those goals are met.

We have a real emphasis as a company to pass on our health and safety practices to our young apprentice’s. They are the future of our industry and if we install good health and safety practices in them today, then hopefully it will continue for future generations.

Our in-house Health & Safety Manager provides regular critique to plan and ensure the systems remain relevant to current business activity.

We are a partner with Site Safe New Zealand and require our staff and sub-contractors to maintain current Site Safe passports, thus confirming a minimum standard of health and safety training has been undertaken.