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Quality sets building firm apart

Selwyn District residential construction company RB Building was established by Rod and Odette Boyd in 2007 to bring quality back to the area’s new housing sector, with a particular emphasis on attention to detail and a personalised service.  Rod has more than 35 years of building experience.  He initially qualified in the army, gaining his trade and advanced trade certificates, and worked on some challenging and rewarding projects, including the build of three Lockwood homes in the tropical conditions of Rarotonga, also a six-month project building an extension to Scott Base in the polar conditions at Antarctica.  On leaving the army after nine years, Rod went to work contracting for larger housing companies, and soon became disillusioned with the lack of quality and responsibility on each project.

“I wanted my good work to be producing a good product, so set out on my own,” Rod says.

“We started building quality housing and being honest and up front with clients.”

The Selwyn District is now seeing more and more housing company builds under construction.

“It’s a good thing, because people can see the difference in the quality we are offering,” Odette says.