Building Services

New Builds and Architectural Homes

Character Builders have created dream homes for clients for almost 20 years. With a reputation for meticulous attention to detail and healthy clear communication, we have worked with architects and designers to create stunning homes.

Character Builders have vast experience not only in renovation and restoration, but in taking your architectural plans and creating the home of your dreams. Since 2002 when we made a significant shift into the new home market we have created a portfolio of outstanding designer homes for happy clients across Canterbury.

Already got plans and designs...

You have a great section and now you need is a reliable proven builder, and company with a solid reputation?

Look no further! With a significant list of happy clients enjoying their dream homes, Character Builders are well set up to build your house.
Our reputation is built on our attention to detail, quality of finish, and our communication and engagement with clients. We work with a range of designers, plans and styles to ensure you end up with exactly what you imagined, and to the highest possible standard.

Are you sitting on a section and a dream... ?

You've got some ideas, an amazing place to build a home, but no plans?

Character Builders can assist you now, by helping you manage the design with you.

We can introduce you to one of our preferred designers, or engage with a design company of your choice and initiate the design process. Let’s get some of your ideas on paper and consider how best to incorporate them in plans and sketches. Working with builders while in the design process can significantly help you combine the best of design with outstanding practicality and performance!

Are you wanting to be more energy conscious in your design

Discover ways to achieve efficiency and energy saving on levels you never imagined, by discussing with us our new innovative approaches to new home builds

Character Builders have for some time been exploring the possibilities of making homes energy smart and efficient, and in 2016 launched their sister company, Ethos Homes that specialise in this expanding market.

No longer are we as constrained by materials, and with modern design specifications, backed by state of the art materials homes can save you lots, and gain you lots! Comfort, cost savings, health benefits and more and just what you can embrace by looking at the possibilities.

"The tradesmen did a very good job and were very friendly. All work was carried out on time and without unexpected costs. "


Looking to build a 'passive' home... Save energy and increase comfort!

Check out how we can incorporate design elements and materials to maximise your comfort. Character Builders work closely with Ethos Homes to being you all the benefits and more of an energy efficient home