Fogden Builders are a family business based in Mangawhai

Fogden Builders are New Zealand Certified Builders.


About Us


Fogden Builders

Daniel Fogden



Fogden Builders

Michelle Fogden



Fogden Builders is a family run business that first started in Daniel and Michelle’s hometown of Whangarei, in January 2011. After the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, they decided to move to Christchurch to help with the rebuild. During this time, the environment was fast paced and busy, and the experience and knowledge gained has proved invaluable. On a personal level, Daniel and Michelle made great use of their spare time to travel throughout much of the South Island, enjoying the many beautiful sights.

Early in 2017, they moved back to the North Island to be closer to family and friends, settling in Mangawhai. They specialise in building new homes in Bream Bay, Mangawhai, Waipu, Ruakaka, Whangarei, Wellsford, Dargaville and Maungaturoto.

Daniel started his building career at the age of 15. Now, with 20 years experience, he still loves building and brings his quality workmanship and attention to detail to every project.

He is a member of the Certified Builders Association, has a Level Four National Certificate in carpentry, completed an advanced trade in carpentry and is also a licensed building practitioner.

Daniel and Michelle have a son and enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Daniel is a keen fisherman and gets out on the water whenever possible. Michelle loves the beach, playing sports and relaxes with arts and crafts.


“We built our home with Daniel and Michelle in 2015. Daniel was involved from the very beginning, he met us on site and we discussed the things that were really important to us. We found Daniel and Michelle to be more than helpful in every way, they helped coordinate the trades that we appointed directly and stepped in when we had issues getting things done. His attention to detail is exceptional and we are delighted with our finished home. They were both on site when they said they would be and were more than happy to do those little things that we had overlooked such as extra timber for mounting televisions on. They kept the house clean and tidy throughout the build process and took time out to explain things to us and show us round when we had questions. I would highly recommend using Daniel and I would have no hesitation in using him for other projects should we decide to build again.” 

George Trayler