About Us


Beautiful, Practical Furniture

Whether you’re building a new passive home in Taupo, renovating, or seeking that special piece of hand-crafted furniture, Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery and Chamberlain Homes can help you.

Ian is a craftsman with over 38 years of experience in the business, the last sixteen as Chamberlain Carpentry and Joinery, Taupo. Ian and his experienced team of tradesmen do all types of work from building houses and renovating residential and industrial properties, to crafting original furniture in quality timber such as rimu, kauri and oak.

“If you can’t buy it, we can make it”  A lot of people build or buy a house and go looking for that special piece of furniture, but can’t find it or it doesn’t fit. We can make anything to order, including coffee tables, dining tables, wardrobes, dressers and kitchen benches.”

The team can also put the finishing touches to new interiors, like special timber panelling and mouldings, and we are the people to talk to if you require shopfitting too.

If you can’t buy it, we can make it.


Beautiful Homes - Solidly Crafted

Whether you're building your first home; realising that long-planned holiday home; or planning your ideal family home, your personal vision can now be crafted with Chamberlain Homes.

Our extended service brings years of skilled craftmanship to the building of entire homes. Your aspirations are given firm foundations built solidly by certified builders and cabinetmakers.

In partnership with Certified Builders Certified Plans system, Chamberlain Homes can now offer architecturally-designed plans specifically created for different needs to suit New Zealand lifestyles.


High-Quality and Energy Efficent Homes 

Ian Chamberlian's focus is on improving the performance and comfort level of homes by building better designed, energy-efficent new builds and extentions that exceed the minimun building code rquirements.

This Ethos also applies to our renovations and retrofittng work. We install higher grade insulation, thermally broken joinery, use high performance building wraps and more. All of which add value to your home as well as improved comfort and looks.

Our builds have inculded passive-insired homes, pole houses, a SIP Build(Structually Insulated Panels, thermally heated multi level homes and more.

Customise Your Plan 

Add an ensuite into a guest bedroom; an outdoor entertaining room; or a rumpus room for growing teenagers. How about a home office? A complete, self-contained apartment for a senior? Talk to us to skilfully tailor a Certified Plan to your taste and budget, with quality materials and specifications that are guaranteed for 10 years.



2019 Great Lake Taupo Business Awards

WINNER: Overall Business of the Year

WINNER:  Excellence in Business – Medium Business

COMMENDATION: Excellence in Innovation


2017 Great Lake Taupo Business Awards

WINNER:  Excellence in Business – Small Business

WINNER: Excellence in Leadership

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