“Building is not about punching nails, it’s about the exciting journey of creation and craftsmanship.”
From a very early age, Jonny Collett’s dream was to become a respected Registered Master Builder. Growing up, he learned what it meant to be a craftsman and to build with pride, because when you build a home, you’re helping someone build their legacy.
When you meet with the J E Collett team, you’ll notice five, well-worn wooden planks fixed to our office wall. They’re planks from the steps of a house built by Jonny Collett’s grandfather when he arrived in Canterbury in the early 1900s. Jonny is from a family of builders and tradespeople, and those planks on the wall serve as a reminder to everyone at J E Collett Builders to create quality homes that stand the test of time.
We want to sit down with you, answer your questions, and help you feel comfortable about the big decisions around building your home. What are your must-haves, your deal-breakers and your expectations? We want to understand you, your lifestyle and your motivations before we even start looking at building plans.
Along the way, we’ll take you out for a look at your site so you are always kept involved in the building progress. As we go, our team will be there to answer your questions, provide regular updates, and making sure we are staying true to your vision.
From beginning to end, J E Collett Builders is here to walk alongside you as we build or renovate your dream home. Our dream is to watch you fall in love with your home, whether that’s for the first time as you walk into your completed new build, or after renovations you see your home in a whole new light.
As owner and team leader, Jonny places great store in respect, integrity, commitment, passion and measurable results.
He leads from the front, regularly visiting his teams on site to make sure your building project is tracking at it should. J E Collett Builders’ greatest strength is its team. Every single person brings their own unique talent, experience and skills to each project. There is a team expectation to provide feedback or to point better solutions. A large part of J E Collett Builders’ success comes from everyone taking a personal involvement in each build.
Winning awards isn’t the reason J E Collett Builders create homes, so receiving recognition for excellent craftsmanship is icing on the cake.
At the 2017 Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards, J E Collett Builders won Bronze in the Canterbury New Home Over $2 Million category, and Silver in the Canterbury Renovations up to $500,000. Both of these projects are examples of the team’s problem solving abilities, dedication to quality and achieving their client’s visions.