They say good things take time, and this was particularly the case for the McGregor House in Alexandra’s Old Golf Course Road. The seven-year project was built in three stages - Stage one comprised of a 600sqm house which included garaging and a wine cellar. Stage two then followed with an outdoor entertainment area, and then came stage three, comprising of an additional 200sqm, with more garaging with heated polished concrete floors, office facilities and gymnasium and sauna.

The technical structure was built with a combination of both steel and traditional wood framing and featuring complex engineering. Stand-out features include cantilevered decks and roofs, along with exposed hardwood and Tasmanian Oak laminated trusses - all specifically made by Breen for the job. The Breen design team used the original plans supplied by the owners, who used a Singapore-based architect, and brought them up to New Zealand building code standards.

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Breen Construction has been leaders of the construction industry since 1939. Everywhere you turn you will find examples of our work - throughout Otago, Southland and MacKenzie Country.

At the centre of it all is our head office in Alexandra, but we are now also established in Cromwell, Wanaka, Dunedin, Twizel and Oamaru.

From large-scale commercial developments through to building new wineries, heritage restoration work and award-winning architectural homes, we cover every aspect of the project delivery.

Breen has a robust reputation that has been built up over decades. Our company continues to evolve and expand - along with our portfolio and client base.

We strive to deliver exceptional construction methods and expertise, whilst remaining true to our founding values from 1939. It is our integrity, leadership, reliability and delivery of the final product that sets us apart, and keeps our customers coming back. From performance comes reputation, and through reputation comes confidence and trust.