Company History


Serving the South Island for over 30 Years


David Browne immigrated to New Zealand from the UK to carry out work under contract as a Gas Fitter and Heating Engineer. After two years, David saw the opportunity to go into business for himself, so he started up his own company – David Browne Contractors Limited.


When the popularity of Gas Services diminished, the company diversified into Mechanical Services such as Air conditioning, Plumbing, Heating and Ventilation for Commercial and Industrial projects. David Browne Contractors Limited worked as a subcontractor to the Builders.


With a resurge in Gas' popularity, the company retained it's expertise in that area. In turn creating - Gas Engineering Services, a David Browne Contractors Limited Subsidiary company. This company designs, installs, and maintains systems for all the major gas supply companies throughout the South Island including Ongas and Rockgas Limited.


David Browne Contractors is based in Christchurch, although it sends specialists all around the South Island for jobs and servicing. David Browne Contractors remains proudly Canterbury Owned and Operated in an industry dominated by large multinational corporations. We try to employ local labouring staff where possible.


We have regular clients for whom we do general mechanical work and servicing for their plants on a regular basis. In these cases, we do any Project work which they may require.


We have a wide base of Consultancy firms which invite us to tender for the work they are involved in. David Browne Contractors Limited also registers their own interest to tender for work within our field with various Contracting Firms operating in the South Island.


Today, David Browne Contractors Limited works in conjunction with the other Companies of the David Browne Group to supply a wide range of Mechanical Services and Skills. Such Companies include:

Gas Engineering Services
Frank PKS
PPS-Frank NZ Ltd
Quality Sheetmetal - Invercargill
Atmos - Dunedin


Over the past 30 years we have successfully completed many Mechanical Contracts in the Canterbury region and throughout the South Island as detailed in the "Work Undertaken" section of our website.