Constructing With Care

We want everyone, on all of our sites across Christchurch, to go home to their friends and family at the end of each day. That means our builders, our subcontractors, and you, as we work with you to build or renovate your home. Everyone involved with J E Collett Builders is expected to follow our health and safety guidelines.


Health and Safety Audits

We wear our SiteSafe accreditation as a badge of honour, and WorkSafe NZ independently checks our health and safety systems. We regularly attend health and safety workshops or conferences, and those who went relay what they’ve learned to the rest of the team at the next Toolbox Talk meeting.

For J E Collett Builders to be involved in insurance rebuild and renovation projects, companies like Southern Response, IAG and Vero have to be satisfied we are taking all practical steps to look after our team’s health and safety.

As well as regular audits and spot inspections, we use the iAuditor reporting tool to process our health and safety paperwork to make sure each site is compliant and up to date


Regular Toolbox Talks

Health and safety education is an ongoing process. The law and requirements are always being updated, and so it’s our job to stay ahead of the curb with regular health and safety training.

Toolbox Talks are a way to engage the whole J E Collett team with health and safety, and educate ourselves about what’s happening on site. Builders working on each of our projects around Christchurch are expected to share updates on their progress, any challenges they have come across and the solutions they have found.

As well as bringing a set of fresh eyes to each building project, our Toolbox Talks teach everyone about their accountability, and the need to speak up about health and safety if they see something on site.


Everyone Is Accountable

As the main contractor, J E Collett Builders is responsible for the health and safety of our subcontractors. That means we take an active role in inducting new employees, temporary workers, contractors and subcontractors when they arrive on site. We also educate them on our safety procedures and policies and make them aware of their responsibility to stay safe.


Committed To Building Excellence

At J E Collett Builders we believe in picking the right people for the right projects to achieve the best end result. Building your Christchurch home is a team effort, and at the end of the day, the team at J E Collett Builders are only as good as our subcontractors. That’s why we’ve partnered with a range of likeminded businesses across Canterbury’s building, electrical, plumbing, drainlaying, painting and decorating industries who share our passion for excellence and the drive to exceed our client’s’ expectations. 

When you choose the Master Builders at J E Collett Builders to build your home, you also have the peace of mind knowing each subcontractor who works on your project has been thoroughly vetted, and their work meets our high standards.


Skills To Match Your Home

Building your home is a journey, and part of our commitment to giving you the best client experience is choosing the right people for the job. Trusting a number of subcontractors from each industry gives us the flexibility to sculpt our team, making sure we have the right skills to match your vision for your home. 


Keeping You At The Centre

Chances are, you’ve already dealt with a wide variety of tradespeople in Christchurch. If you already have a subcontractor in mind to work on your home, let us know. We’re happy to meet with them and see if they would be a good fit with our team. 

Because we regularly work with a number of approved tradies, if for whatever reason you’re not comfortable with our first choice in subcontractor, we can quickly find you a replacement, no questions asked. 

At the end of the day, our Christchurch building and construction partners become representatives of J E Collett Builders when we work together on your home, and we want you to be comfortable about what’s happening at every stage along the way. 

Insurance companies Southern Response, IAG and Vero have also assessed our work, our systems and processes and they have approved J E Collett Builders to handle Canterbury rebuild and renovation insurance projects. If your insurer is involved in your renovation or rebuild, let us know.


Our Christchurch Subcontractors

Get to know the teams we work with, who share our commitment to craftsmanship, quality and client satisfaction.

Our emphasis on health and safety was recognised by building company Arrow International when they awarded J E Collett Builders their 2016 Health and Safety Award for the Non Group Home/Architectural category.

See what happens when everyone works together with a shared commitment to health, safety, and quality craftsmanship. Check out our completed building projects.

Our Projects