Strong foundations
New horizons

What we’re about

N.Cole was established in 1932 and over our long history we’ve earned a reputation for integrity, quality and hard work. We also know that relationships build buildings, so we’ve been working on ours for almost a century now.

Today we’re building on that history with our sight set on the future. N.Cole are construction innovators, continuously improving and using the latest technology to ensure quality, consistency and value. We’re passionate about sustainability and ensuring we have a positive social impact so we can help build a better tomorrow.

Who we are

N.Cole’s strength is in our people. Our leadership team has a proven track record of delivering high value, complex projects, and building lasting relationships with clients.


Blake Ingram

Blake Ingram has almost two decades of experience in strategic business planning and delivering projects of up to $30 million. He began his career as an apprentice plumber and has now held Director positions at two fast-growing construction companies.

Thanks to Blake’s experience and his uncompromising attention to detail – N.Cole has built a strong base of repeat clients.

Tony Hird

Tony Hird has been working in the construction industry since early 2009, gaining valuable experience leading several high profile projects valuing over $3 billion NZD.

He meticulously manages the financial aspects of every project to ensure they are delivered on budget and clearly communicates with all key stakeholders. His financial acumen and open, transparent communication enables N.Cole to continue delivering value for our clients.

Our Management Team

Laura McClure
Construction Support

Ivann Jacobs
Quantity Surveyor

Peng Yan Lim
Junior Quantity Surveyor

Brian Mildon
Senior Site Manager

Thomas Scoltock
Site Manager

Tyler Veltman
Site Manager

Cam Webb
Site Manager

Jan Hutton
Accounts Administrator

Our Values

communicate, communicate.

What is the right
thing to do? Do it!

Be proactive, be humble.
Relationships build buildings.

Add value.
Go the extra mile.

Our history

N.Cole are one of Auckland’s oldest construction companies, started in 1932 by the late Noel Cole, who was once president of the Master Builders Association. We’ve built many iconic Auckland landmarks over the decades, including the Mission Bay fountain and the historic Waitomo Caves Hotel.

Why have we been in business for so long? Because we have a track record of consistently delivering high quality complex projects and building lasting relationships with our clients.

We add value for decades beyond the construction phase, by crafting beautiful buildings that enhance our client’s businesses and stand the test of time.


N.Cole offer a full suite of construction services for commercial, residential, public and government buildings.

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction projects can be complex and challenging, requiring the expertise of skilled architects, engineers, and construction professionals. These projects often involve multiple phases, including planning, design, engineering, and construction. Each phase requires careful coordination to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget.

Why Choose N.Cole for your project?

  • Experience: As one of Auckland’s oldest construction companies, N.Cole has a wealth of experience in the industry. With over 80 years of experience, the company has a deep understanding of the local market and is well-equipped to handle even the most complex construction projects.
  • Expertise: N.Cole employs a team of highly skilled professionals, including architects, engineers, and construction workers, who are experts in their respective fields. This expertise enables the company to deliver high-quality work that meets the specific needs of each client.
  • Quality: N.Cole has built a reputation for delivering high-quality workmanship on all of its projects. The company uses only the best materials and equipment, and its construction methods are backed by years of industry knowledge and experience.
  • Communication: N.Cole places a strong emphasis on communication throughout the construction process. Our project managers work closely with clients to ensure that their needs and expectations are met, and regular updates are provided to keep clients informed of the project’s progress.
  • Sustainability: N.Cole is committed to sustainable construction practices and is actively involved in promoting green building initiatives. The company uses eco-friendly materials and construction methods wherever possible, and works to minimise the environmental impact of its projects.

Enquire about our Commercial Construction services for more information.


Seismic upgrades

New Zealand experiences up to 14,000 earthquakes a year, and being earthquake prone can greatly reduce your building’s value. N.Cole’s seismic strengthening service can extend the life of your building and increase its value by identifying and remedying any issues.

Our Seismic Service Includes:

  • Initial seismic assessment and provision of local authorities with correct information: N.Cole’s seismic strengthening service begins with an initial assessment of the building to identify any potential seismic weaknesses. This assessment is carried out by experienced professionals who provide accurate information to the local authorities to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and codes.
  • Detailed engineering assessment: Once the initial assessment is complete, N.Cole performs a detailed engineering assessment of the building. This assessment involves a thorough analysis of the building’s structural integrity and provides the basis for the development of a customized strengthening solution.
  • Creation of a design that provides a long term solution for your building’s weakness: Based on the results of the engineering assessment, N.Cole creates a customized design that provides a long-term solution for the building’s seismic weaknesses. The design is tailored to the specific needs of each building and is aimed at ensuring the safety and longevity of the structure.
  • Full CCC signoff for all works: N.Cole ensures that all works carried out on the building are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and codes. This includes obtaining a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) signoff for all works, which provides assurance that the building meets all necessary standards and requirements.
  • Comprehensive indemnity insurance: N.Cole provides comprehensive indemnity insurance to protect clients against any unforeseen issues that may arise during the seismic strengthening process. This insurance provides peace of mind and ensures that clients are protected against any potential financial losses.

Enquire about our Seismic services for more information.


Heritage restoration

N.Cole are a team of craftspeople who are passionate about what we do – but we’ve also got the construction expertise and experience to deliver large and complex projects. This unique capability enables us to deliver industry-leading heritage restoration.

Our heritage restoration service includes:

  • Demolition of existing builds: As part of our heritage restoration service, N.Cole offers demolition of existing buildings that may be structurally unsound or unfit for restoration. This includes safe and efficient demolition methods that minimise disruption to the surrounding area.
  • Restoration of building character using a diverse array of construction methods: N.Cole specialises in restoring the character of historic buildings using a diverse array of construction methods. These methods include traditional materials and techniques, as well as modern materials and methods that are sympathetic to the building’s historic character.
  • Modernisation of building amenities where appropriate: In addition to preserving the historic character of the building, N.Cole also modernises building amenities where appropriate. This includes upgrading electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, as well as adding modern features that enhance the building’s functionality while preserving its historic character.
  • Management of historically significant and/or sensitive sites: N.Cole has experience managing historically significant and/or sensitive sites, such as buildings that are listed on heritage registers or have cultural significance. This involves working closely with local authorities and stakeholders to ensure that the restoration process is carried out in a respectful and sensitive manner, while preserving the historic significance of the site.

Enquire about our Heritage Restoration services for more information. 


Civic Buildings

N.Cole has experience and expertise in constructing buildings for public use, such as government offices, courthouses, community centers, and other civic buildings.

Our heritage Civil service includes:

  • Construction of infrastructure projects: Civil construction services involve the construction of infrastructure projects that are essential for the functioning of society. These projects may include roads, bridges, airports, water treatment facilities, and other public works projects. The construction process typically involves multiple phases, including surveying, design, project management, and construction services. 
  • Specialised expertise and equipment: Civil construction services require specialised expertise and equipment, as these projects are often large-scale and complex in nature. N.Cole provide trained professionals with expertise in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, project management, and other related fields.
  • Safety and environmental regulations: Civil construction services must adhere to strict safety and environmental regulations, as these projects can have significant impacts on the surrounding communities and environment. This requires careful planning and execution to ensure that the project is completed safely and responsibly. N.Cole comply with relevant regulations and guidelines, such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and environmental impact assessments.
  • N.Cole work closely with government entities, private companies, and other stakeholders to deliver projects: Civil construction services are typically provided by specialised contractors who work closely with government entities, private companies, and other stakeholders to deliver projects that meet their specific needs and requirements. This may involve coordinating with multiple parties, including government agencies, utility companies, and property owners, to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget.

Enquire about our Civil Building services for more information.



We’ll do what we say
we’ll do. Period.