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We not only build superior quality homes we have the expertise to design your dream home with you

Why Build with Us?

  • Exceptional Craftsmanship Defect Free – We are fully committed to providing you with a ‘defect free’ home – our experienced staff and dedicated systems ensure this is achieved however complex the build. Additionally you get a 10 year ‘independent’ builders guarantee to give you even more peace of mind.

  • Outstanding Customer Experience – Frequent and open lines of communication and personalised to your unique needs. This includes access to your own online job portal providing 24/7 access to progress, selection choices, variations and communication streams. So, you are always in control, wherever you are!

  • No Hidden Costs – We try to fix as many costs as possible within your contract, and work with you to do this. Our transparent process clearly documents all inclusions, alongside realistic allowances, or agreed exclusions. This allows you peace of mind by providing a realistic final cost and no hidden extras. A successful variation process allows you to change your mind with the assurances of written approval and transparency.

  • We Listen to What You Want and Our Expertise Is On-Hand to Assist YOU! – With years of successful builds behind us, let us help you to work through the build and/or design process. Let’s discuss varying options to balance the look you are trying to create with your budget, energy efficiency,or the comfort levels you are wanting to achieve.

  • Local Knowledge & Local Relationships – Long established builder Christchurch and North Canterbury, we have built a solid reputation within the local building industry for our quality builds and our authority in achieving better performing homes.  Our more direct relationships with local bodies, suppliers and sub contractors enables better outcomes for everyone.

  • We are Trained and Qualified – Operating for almost 20 years and employing passionate experienced staff we are confident in our ability to create for you your dream home. Our staff continually learn and never rest on our laurels. Through ongoing upskill, qualifications and education we are also now considered experts in the design and build of healthier, & more energy efficient homes, including constructing with Structural Insulated Panels.

OUR PROMISE ………. We don’t just guarantee exceptional workmanship, our fixed price contract and open communication provide you confidence and reassurance that your new home, and the journey there, will be a success.


  • Proven Expertise – Highly experienced in and qualified to design and build your exceptional home. We know whats required and will ensure its done right!

  • Superior Quality – experienced craftsmen and only reputable materials. Your house WILL stand the test of time!

  • Outstanding Customer Experience – Tailored to your needs and lifestyle. Includes access to your own online client portal 24/7.  No excuses for miscommunication!

  • Defect Free – Experienced and committed staff, and proven systems. An independent 10 year guarantee provides additional reassurance.

  • Fixed Contract Price – It is what it is! Foolproof variation process. No surprises!

  • Professionalism – Integrity and Accessibility. Providing professionals like yourselves with the service you expect, and aspire to provide yourselves.

The Benefits of SIPs in Earthquake Zones!

Have you considered structural insulated panels instead of traditional frame construction?

Download our free brochure to find out the benefits of using SIP’s in earthquake zones

Your Own Communication and Job Management Tool!

Effectively communicate with us via our Secure Online Job Specific Management Programme. Among other things, keep up to date on the job, track requests and selections, and ensure warranty requirements undertaken.

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So if you are looking for a trusted builder in North Canterbury and Christchurch, contact us for more information and an informal chat.

Our Difference

Let us take you on your own amazing journey and leave you with an exceptional souvenir – your dream home!  Why not experience exceptional service, innovation, reliability and a company true to their word.

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Building with Structural Insulated Panels

Ever heard of structural insulated panels? These panels can provide high insulation performance, greater strength, faster installation, increased air-tightness and superior environmental sustainability to a conventional build.

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Our Galleries

Whether its a Certified Passive House or an energy efficient designer home, we have the experience and knowledge to create your dream home.  See what our breadth of expertise in even the most complex hill builds can achieve!

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Passive House Design & Build

As an eHaus Licensee, Chatterton Builders have developed the knowledge and experience to be part of this national design build team. We are also one of the few companies trade qualified in this specific field of construction. For those who want to build the ultimate high performing home then it’s worth considering this option.

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24/7 Online Access

Whether you are at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, Chatterton Builders puts information at your fingertips about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos, and more.

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Our Plans

If you like the ease of having a base plan to work with, or the confidence of a price guide for construction, then our plan selection is a great place to start. All our plans can be tweaked to suit your lifestyle and level of energy efficiency you want.

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About Us

Who are we?  What can we bring to your project?  Who do you want building your home?  Have a look at our team and credentials and see what we can bring to your project!  Our dedicated team share their passion with you.

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These men worked long hours in sometimes inclement weather, were fastidious in their work and took great pride in the excellent end result. 

We are very pleased with our new home and would have no hesitation in recommending Chatterton Builders……


………The best part about dealing with Brent was once again his professionalism and his constant communication.

He followed up everything and was very approachable throughout the whole building process. I would definitely use them again.

Roxanne & Charles