We Design and Build Beautiful Custom Homes in Canterbury


If you’re new to building a new home, then it can be complex, that’s why we help you through the process. You will be working with the very people who are building your home - our Canterbury team, part of a nationwide group of experts.

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Talk to us

Get in touch even if you’re not ready to build yet. Let’s have a coffee and talk about your goals.


You talk we listen. It’s

about understanding what’s important to you.


The right design is important. You bring your ideas and we’ll bring our expertise and a clean slate.


We ask you to approve everything and explain our “Safe Hands Guarantee” that gives peace of mind that everything is covered.


Yes, it’s finally underway. You’ll see your new home taking shape.

Move in

You get a new address and a new future! Sit back and enjoy what we have achieved together.

Great house design is everything
The right design is everything

The secret of the design and build process is getting the design right from the very start. That’s why we don’t have cookie-cutter house plans which may limit your design options.

We’ll provide you with initial designs that are customised to your unique situation. This involves meeting with you, asking lots of questions about your lifestyle and require- ments and showing you successful designs we’ve created for others.

As our Build7 Canterbury client, we’ll pick one of our architects to lead the design phase of your new home. It’s a very important part of the picture – and it’s customised for you. Our designers are chosen to work with you based on their strengths and the best fit for you personally. Your needs and your way of wanting things done is taken into account.

Expert interior design that works for you

The interior design part of the new home building process is exciting! These are the finishing touches, where everything comes together in perfect harmony, to give you the look and feel you want.

It’s not just about the colour. Cupboards, taps, and everything else is discussed. It’s a process where you can inject your own personality and style.


You can pick the brains of real experts, share ideas, brainstorm options, materials, colors, textures and more. We know from helping others exactly how to help you get what you want. It’s a cool process

that we know you’ll love.

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We guarantee your new build is in safe arrival
Safe Hands Guarantee

Our systems create the best possible outcomes. You’re able to deal direct with the our design and build experts, meaning you can make changes as we progress and stay in control.

Our builders are certified builders. Our subcontractors are personally selected based on many years of experience and judgment.

For you, this means total peace of mind and relief knowing the quality of your home will be exactly how it should be.

This is why we’ve developed Safe Hands Guarantee - our 10 year comprehensive warranty.

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Reviews - what our clients are saying

What our clients are saying...

“After building 4 previous homes I knew from day 1 that this build was going to be easy. Communication was the key. Build 7 Christchurch were very professional and nothing was a problem. Time frames were adhered to and solutions found for any problems that popped up during the build. I am extremely happy with my new home which was started in February 2015 and I moved in August 2015. The aftercare I have had is next to none. I would not hesitate in having any future homes built with Build 7 Christchurch.”


Denise Dunford, Lincoln 


The Process FAQs

Do I need to pay upfront for architecturally designed plans/renders & elevations?

No, our process means we meet with you on your section & start to gather information on what your dreams are. We sit down with a blank piece of paper and get all of your design elements into a design brief. It’s not until you are completely happy with the footprint of your home, how it looks & feels, and the price before we go off to the contract stage and a deposit is paid.

How do you keep communication up through the build?

We run an app via a mobile app, and as a client you are able to communicate with subcontractors, see timelines and completion dates. Each portion of the build is broken down with timeframes on each.

Do you charge a generic square metre rate?

No, and any builder that sets a square metre rate before doing a design might be telling you porky’s. A square box is far cheaper to build than a rectangular one - even if they are the same square meterage. A rectangle for example needs more windows, more cladding, more Gib because its circumference is larger than a square of the same size internally. We will explain this more in a design brief, but we can work to most budgets depending upon design.

What are your prices?

Prices vary depending on what you are looking for. Our process means we meet with you on your section & start to gather information on what your wants and needs are. We sit down with a blank piece of paper and get all of your design elements into a design brief and it goes in for pricing.

What insurances do you have to protect my new build?

Build7 has contract insurance and we are registered master builders which means the homeowner is protected with a 10 year master build guarantee that starts from the time they sign the contract. It covers a range of things such as materials, workmanship and structural defects to name a few.

How long does a build take?

We have a sunset clause in our contracts, but from slab down to completion is approximately 6 months (depending on how Architectural the build is).

Can I make changes through the build?

Yes, certainly. You can make as many changes as you wish post contract - as long as they are not structural changes. You will want to ensure the footprint of your dream home is set in stone for the working drawings stage of the process - but, in terms of cladding, taps, products used etc etc - change away. We do not charge any fees, or any margin for that matter on variations - what Build7 is charged is what we charge the client. You pay the variations bill at the completion of your build.