About Livewel Construction & Ben Ingledew

Livewel Construction - Ben Ingledew

After fifteen years taking care of the most valuable assets of any family, I am now taking care of a family’s second most valuable asset; their home.

As a teacher, I learnt the value of good planning and preparation. I also learnt, that you need to be flexible and adaptable in order to make the most from a situation. Building is not much different. Excellent planning, detailed drawings and clear communication are essential, but, initiative, creativity and the ability to solve problems are still required.

If you are considering building or renovating; have you considered the function of your home enough? What is the main purpose of your home? Will the end result be warm, comfortable and healthy?


New Build


Want to create a modern, energy efficient home that uses the best international methods and materials?

LIVEWEL construction can advise, support and connect you to the best designers and architects in the business who specialise in passive design, energy efficiency and “Living Challenge” homes. Ben Ingledew is a qualified passive tradesperson (2018).

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Want to maintain character but don’t appreciate some of the less desirable characteristics of a traditional Kiwi house?

LIVEWEL construction can renovate your home so it is warm, comfortable and healthy, with very low running costs. Using tried and tested methods your home can feel as good as a new one but with the character and personality of a well loved family home.


Our Philosophy

LIVEWEL is a thinking company. It has an ethos, a maxim. We follow the PERMA principle to a successful outcome.


P- Positive.

Building your family home, architectural dream or off-grid haven should be a positive experience. With a positive can do attitude, LIVEWEL ensures you have the best possible experience from start to finish.

E- Engagement.

By engaging the best sub contractors for the job, engaging the best architects, and engaging with all agencies including the council. By being fully engaged with your project LIVEWEL construction delivers excellent results.

R – Relationships

Working well as a team, understanding the anxiety and concerns of all involved to produce the best possible outcome means having genuine relationships based on trust and integrity.

M - Meaning

Whether it is building a fence or the home of your dreams, it is an investment that you have worked hard to pay for and maybe spent years planning. Building your own home is up there with the most meaningful processes in life. This is recognised by us all at LIVEWEL and we take our job seriously.

A - Achieving

We aim high and get results. We believe “Good is the Enemy of Great”. Being good is not the way to being great at what you do. Our standards are high because we understand the importance of what we are doing and how much it means to the client.



Small jobs

Sometimes you just need a builder to get those little jobs done; a deck, a fence or a retaining wall. At LIVEWEL construction we know how hard it can be to find a reliable builder who is happy to turn up on time, get the job done and guarantee satisfaction. We are happy to offer fixed prices or “charge up” jobs at very reasonable rates.


Rental Warrant Of Fitness inspections


Are you a landlord looking to get the best quality tenants? Do you want to raise the bar when it comes to rental properties? Then having a Warrant of Fitness for your property is essential. A WOF for rental properties is not mandatory at the moment but it is only a matter of time before the market demands it. Don’t be left behind, find out what you can do to prove you are an excellent landlord and get the best value for your property.

Simple solutions in a rental property can mean the difference between a mouldy damp house or a valuable asset. LIVEWEL construction is committed to providing excellent value for money when it comes to improving your rental property.