J E Collett Builders are renowned for crafting technically challenging homes of distinction across Canterbury. We enjoy construction projects that are architecturally unique, logistically demanding, or both.
If you already have an architect or designer we’ll gladly collaborate with them. If not, we can refer you to one of a group of respected architectural designers we work with.
We value and respect your input because you know what you want your new home to look like. Understanding your vision means we can also provide feedback if we think we can improve on the plans and designs. We’re happy to ask questions and make suggestions if we feel your current building plan could be tweaked to better suit your lifestyle. It’s your home and we want you to be proud and happy to live there.
We understand that building a new home is exciting, and you may want to drive by, or safely show off your home’s progress to friends and family. That’s why it’s important that everyone at J E Collett Builders, from the foremen to the apprentices show respect for you and respect for your site. That starts with keeping our work areas tidy and cleaning up at the end of each day so you can look with pride as your home takes shape.
You can be as involved in your new home build as you want. Throughout the building process we encourage you to contact us with any questions. We are here for you, and want to keep you as updated and involved as your new home progresses and takes shape. We can schedule regular site meetings, progress meetings, or send you photos so you will always know what is happening on your home.
From the the very beginning of your new build until everything is complete, we will always be straight with you. Openness and transparency are at the heart of J E Collett Builders, and we will always try to find you a better solution for your new home build than the one you already have.
Our dedicated quantity surveyor takes the guesswork out of building your home. We’ll break down all the building costs in our quotes and pricing so you can see exactly what is being spent on your home.
We take on the kinds of building projects others actively avoid. Christchurch poses a number of challenges when building a new home. The soft ground of the Canterbury Plains, or the hilly areas around Cashmere, Ferrymead and Sumner can complicate even the most straightforward new home builds.
J E Collett Builders incorporate trusted, proven building techniques and technology from around the world into your new build to ensure your home is solid and stable, while staying financially competitive. While some of our most innovative and challenging approaches to building will never be seen, you will appreciate the strength, stability and flexibility of your home’s piles and foundations, should the worst happen again. We’ll do everything possible to future proof your investment, making your home part of the Christchurch landscape for years to come.
Take the first step on the journey into your new home. We’re happy to meet you and discuss your ideas, plans and vision for your building legacy. We want you to love telling the story of your new home for years to come.
For a free consultation about your new build or architectural home in Canterbury, contact the team at J E Collett Builders on
03 421 6908.
We found Jonny to be very approachable with his team working well towards achieving this exceptional and much admired result always within the scope of the rebuild plan. Where variations were encountered either on behalf of the owners or through additional work to meet code of compliance issues ,the communication was first rate. Advice was given as to how we could proceed to overcome issues, this proved very helpful. Specifically the staff were well managed and the foreman was very responsible for seeing their performance and that of the subcontractors was up to and above the standard required. At all times we were kept in the loop with good communication as to what was happening on site and when our inputs were sought they were taken on board. We have seen the company grow significantly over the time we have been using the services, have recommended Jonny to others seeking building services