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About us


Having identified the need for affordable and low cost housing, Budget Builds has set out to formulate solutions of well constructed low cost housing and affordable homes. These are specifically aimed at a market that is in need of affordable housing.


Our director has been responsible for the construction of international award winning multi million dollar structures as well as large scale low cost core housing projects. Through this experience, the need to offer low cost and affordable housing solutions for the lower and medium income earners of our society was observed. Economically speaking, it is currently more expensive to build than buy, but we believe that we can change that.  We are intent in solving the problems of expensive home construction as well as driving sustainable living. It is our mission to make available the best and most affordable low cost building options for our society.

Meet the team

Chad Williams

Founder & Director



M: +263 772 601 456

Chad was born in Zimbabwe, completed his education in South Africa and has been involved with Elevate Construction Pvt (Ltd) for ten years as operations director. Over his time there, Elevate contracted on a collection of impressive construction projects which are presented in more detail below. This portfolio includes the construction of a multi million dollar, two time award winning project, mass construction of low cost mine housing and private & commercial construction.


Interior Design & 3D Modelling

Budget Builds has worked very closely with Spacework, an interior design agency, in respect to the design and space usage of most of the affordable solutions that we offer. They are based in Harare and have worked on a number of projects around the country over the last 3 years. They also provide space-saving furniture to our clients.

Elevate Construction

Elevate Construction are our contractors of choice. They construct selected Budget Builds projects, and with both their well equipped skill base of project management and construction techniques; and their exposure to the ways of low cost housing, they undoubtedly have the necessary resources to execute Budget Builds projects.

Mukute Construction

A recently packaged indigenous Zimbabwean company, Mukute Construction is a contractor of choice for Budget Builds projects. With some backing of resources by Elevate Construction, Mukute is well equipped and a valuable member of the team.

Construction Experience and Awards

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WAN 2012 House of the Year


Elevate Construction, under the direction of Chad Williams, was the contractor responsible for constructing Studio Seilern Architecture's award winning Gota Residence. World Architecture News (WAN) is known for the House of the Year award which compares architectural excellence from around the world.


RIBA International Award 2013


The Gota Residence was also recognised as one of twelve projects of international architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Low cost 'mine' housing 


Elevate Construction under the directive of Chad Williams, were party to the roll out construction of a low cost housing scheme.


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