Please note that this service is currently unavailable. However, you are welcome to leave your details through our contact form and we will let you know when it is resumed. For more resources related to building projects, such as payment claims templates, feel free to visit the resources section of Building Disputes Tribunal.

Rather than spend your time chasing payment for work that you have properly completed, why not be smart and use the BuildSafe Security of Payment Scheme for as little as $100.00.

As a builder/contractor, getting paid for the work you have done is not always easy, especially once you have finished the work.  If an owner is going to try and avoid paying you, they will generally raise issues of workmanship quality or cost when you submit your final payment.  This leaves you in the position of having to fight for payment at the same time as having to pay your suppliers and employees which takes time and money.

Why would you use BuildSafe?

There are many reasons why you would use BuildSafe including:

  • BuildSafe can help you get paid for the work you have properly completed as it holds money in trust for your final payment;

  • Clients are often reluctant to give money to a builder upfront so by using BuildSafe you are saying to your clients that you are so trustworthy that their money is held by someone independent until the work is properly completed - what a great marketing tool for you to use;

  • The fee to use BuildSafe, from as little as $100, is likely to be significantly cheaper than talking to your lawyer and more effective;
  • We have over 40 years experience in the building and construction industry and the Scheme is supported by various trade organisations;

  • BuildSafe can help your project run more smoothly by giving you draft contracts, variation requests and other documentation that you may need during the project (free of charge)

I want to use BuildSafe - what do I need to do?

It's easy to use BuildSafe to protect your business.  All you need to do is complete our simple Application Form.  Once the owner has paid the Security Amount into the trust account, it is held until the works are practically complete, at which time we release it to you (provided the work is properly completed).  If there is a dispute, we will help you and the owner resolve it quickly and cheaply.

When do I use BuildSafe

BuildSafe has been designed for use on any sort of building project whether it is a new house, a renovation, new kitchen, or just a fence or deck. 

We recommend that you use it for every job that you do - it only takes one client to not pay to upset your cash flow and profit. And we can make it simple and easy for you by giving you a tag for your tenders and brochures about the service we offer so that your clients choose you over any other builder.
So make sure that you protect your business today and register your interest or email us at

About Us

At BuildSafe we are driven to be the most recognised and respected provider of a specialist security of payment service for the building and construction industry in New Zealand. This is because we believe that all home owners and builders who are doing building or renovation work deserve to have access to the very best information and services to protect themselves and to ensure that the building process is a positive experience.

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