Building is about much more than punching nails

We’ve been building beautiful homes for Cantabrians just like you for many years…

Whilst we’re recognised for our consistently high standard of workmanship; ability to understand and interpret our clients’ requirements; our in-depth industry knowledge and commitment to excellence, it’s the outstanding individual and collective craftsmanship of our team that separates us from our competitors.

We’ve been a proud member of the Master Builders Association since 2013. This membership inspires us to consistently maintain the stringent requirements set by this respected industry body. It also gives clients additional peace of mind when they choose us as their preferred builders.

Who are we?

We’re J E Collett Builders Ltd. People with a passion for what we do.

Whether you’re building from the ground up, remodelling or renovating your dream home or commercial development, we have the know-how and services to deliver just what you have in mind. On time and within budget. We’ll build anywhere in Canterbury. We particularly enjoy the challenge of building architecturally designed high-end homes with a degree of technical or logistical difficulty. We derive great satisfaction from hill builds and restoring character homes to their former glory, with thoughtful contemporary additions to bring them right up to date.

We work closely with leading architects and designers to make sure your build meets all your requirements.

Our preferred subcontractors and suppliers are as committed as we are to professionalism,

quality work and materials, and meeting client expectations. The longer we’ve worked together, the stronger these relationships have become.

Most importantly, we encourage and respect our clients’ input. Nobody knows better than you what you want and need. We’ll listen and deliver. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. Our outstanding project management skills means you can relax and leave everything to the team. We won’t disappoint you.

Word-of-mouth referrals and visitors to our building sites have generated most of our new and repeat business. That tells us we’re doing it right. We have no intention of changing a winning formula.

As a preferred supplier to a large insurance company we’ve done extensive high-end repair work in Christchurch since the rebuild got underway. We also do complex repair work for private clients.

We invite you to look at the rest of our site: our services, gallery of work and testimonials from clients who’ve enjoyed working with us and how we communicated with them – from go to wow!

Building or renovating should be an exciting and rewarding experience. We’ll make sure it is.

We welcome any enquiries and are always just a phone call away.


View our completed projects

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