Ben and Tom

Hailing from the big smoke, single lads Ben and Tom have been best mates since birth. Architect graduate Ben – a self-described workaholic – says he’s always up for a good time and dreams of one day owning his own architecture firm. Tom, who describes Ben as his ‘brother from another mother’, is a project manager and all-round handyman.

The pair, who describe renovations as ‘the ultimate DIY playground’, boast an enviable building and reno rap sheet – Ben says his proudest moment is designing his first home for a client, while Tom’s job involves daily management of commercial renovations and installations.

When Tom isn’t busy being a jack of all trades, you can find him working on his motorbike or out on the water, while his DIY partner Ben says while he loves fun banter, he isn’t afraid of confrontation. According to the architectural graduate, he ‘resolves arguments by winning them’. Watch this space!

Tom says Ben has a knack for creating amazing, out-of-the-ordinary designs, while Tom’s commitment to get things done in the most cost and time-efficient manner provides the perfect foil to Ben’s tendency towards shortcuts or dodgy deals.

Ben reckons lack of sleep will be their nemesis while on The Block NZ.