Julian Moss

Moss Brothers is the ‘go to’ company for designing and building period replica (between 1880 and 1940)throughout New Zealand. Julian Moss, the sole remaining brother within the business, has, after 25 years of running Moss Brothers, become an authority on the best way to achieve the same look and feel with a new build as this early New Zealand architecture. All this while still managing to incorporate the essential creature comforts of 21st century living requirements.

Julian is regularly contacted by valuers, loss-adjusters and insurance companies for his advice and opinion on how to understand the costs of replacing or valuing buildings of this era. Over the last 2½ decades Moss Brothers have acquired considerable knowledge and developed unique systems that are also used to benefit their client’s and building projects. This is the biggest advantage of working with a specialist as opposed to a general design professional who attempts a one-off.

Julian has enjoyed a stunning career hands-on running his design and build business. While under his management and ownership, Moss Brothers has received countless testimonials and dozens Master Builder House of the Year awards, including 5 Gold Awards.  This means that not only have his skills been recognised by the building industry but many of his clients have put pen to paper as well.

Now he is taking Moss Brothers in a new direction of licensing architects and builders throughout the country, bringing his specialist field of expertise to a greater audience.


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Julian Reynolds says:

    I was wanting to enquire about the option of replacing two chimneys lost in the ChCh earthquake on a cottage that is over 120 years old with replica chimneys. We would like to get an exact copy of the original chimneys but only above the roofline so that room can be gained underneath in the cottage. Is this a possibility and do you offer this service? When you respond I will attach some photos of the original chimneys.

  2. Julian Moss says:

    Hi Julian – Firstly our heart goes out to all of you for all of the destruction caused. It’s certainly a miracle no one was killed or seriously injured. Yes we can build a replica chimney the same or similar to what you had – please send photos to julian@moss-brothers.co.nz. I have an architect in Chch that would need to prepare plans and specs for the work to be priced accurately. Then we’d need to apply for a Building Consent. For the work above the roof line you’d need to budget from $1500 per lin m if the chimney is 600mm square – plus design and consent fees.

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