About Us

CBS Co-op gives you the benefit of the buying power of a large building group.  This means that you pay less for your building supplies, reducing your costs and increasing your competitiveness.

First and foremost, you get upfront discounts off a wide range of building supplies.  From general merchant supplies, through to direct deals on concrete, plasterboard, right through to kitchen appliances, we have your residential build covered.

But that's not all - we also have discounts available on services - from equipment hire to surveying and insurance.

While we think the upfront discount is reason enough for the membership, that discount isn't the only financial benefit on offer.  

The co-operative funds itself through rebates from suppliers, and, after payment of its costs, the balance is returned to its members as an annual rebate based on volume spent.

Come along to the free member meet-ups and network with others in the industry. 

Subcontractors meet head contractors; specialty suppliers meet general builders.

Our members receive a regular e-newsletter with all the updates as to the latest benefits for members.

Meet The Team

Carl Taylor

Carl has been building across Canterbury since 2001.


He is actively involved in several different areas of the construction industry in both New Zealand and Australia, and is passionate about seeing builders be successful and getting the most out of their businesses.

Simon White

Simon has extensive Board and leadership experience in large corporates, a cooperative and SME's, including roles as Chief Financial Officer , General Manager -Strategy and Company Secretary. His main Senior Management roles were with : Trustbank,  Public Trust, Wrightson and the Cooperative Bank.

Ian Lamb

Ian is an experienced director and marketing consultant.  ​

He spent 16 years working and consulting with co-operatives such as Combined Rural Traders in a senior role and has extensive experience with other co-operative businesses including LIC and New Zealand Dairy Board. Ian is director on a number of organisation and companies.

Mike Blackburn

Mike is an experienced management and marketing consultant with more than 25 years in Senior Management and Directors roles.


​Specialising in contract negotiations, business development, media and marketing, Mike has worked for companies including TVNZ, TelstraClear and Scouts New Zealand.​  Mike currently runs his own practice as a management consultant and business mentor to the construction industry and sits on the Board of a number of Charitable Trusts and NFP organisations.



(0800 227 2667)

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PO Box 33 022 Barrington, 

Christchurch 8024

New Zealand