Christchurch Builders

Smart Home Technology

Virtually everyone these days has some degree of ‘automation’ in their home, it can be as simple as the alarm used to wake you up at 6 am, or the blinds that you can control from your smart phone, right through to a more complex system of automated lighting and heating. In fact many modern [...]

Smart Home Technology2019-04-08T13:33:47+00:00

Outdoor Living Design Tips

Thinking of building a new house but have no idea how to design an outdoor area to compliment your beautiful new home? We’ve got you covered, take a look at our outdoor design tips and tricks for making the most of your new outdoor living space. There is no limit to what you can achieve [...]

Outdoor Living Design Tips2018-10-25T16:46:38+00:00

Why Build A New Home?

A bespoke design that is tailored to your needs versus a renovation of someone else’s dream home? As with anything there are pros and cons to building versus buying a new home. Read on for our break down of everything from upfront costs, energy efficiency and the all-important location. Should I Build A New Home? Your [...]

Why Build A New Home?2018-10-25T15:43:39+00:00

What Is A Superhome?

These days we’re all looking for ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle, both for ourselves and for our environment. Although building a new home might not seem like the most obvious step in the sustainability direction, the Superhome movement is proving you can build a new home and tick all the eco-boxes. A common [...]

What Is A Superhome?2018-10-15T09:50:45+00:00

How To Build A Passive House

Warm, dry houses and long term savings are just some of the benefits to building a passive house in New Zealand, add in the numerous health and environmental benefits and it's easy to understand why more and more people are choosing to build with passive housing concepts in mind. What is a passive house and [...]

How To Build A Passive House2018-10-09T14:10:45+00:00

The New Christchurch Convention Centre – Te Pae

The History Christchurch’s original Convention Center was opened in November of 1997 by the mayor at the time - Vicki Buck. The fragmented concrete box was a success, sporting a glass facade with a large glass air bridge connecting it to the esteemed Crowne Plaza Hotel. This was the very first convention center in the [...]

The New Christchurch Convention Centre – Te Pae2018-10-11T11:52:33+00:00

Tiles for your new home build: 3 rules

Guest Post by Heather Cayford from Naturally Tiles in Christchurch Are you looking at choosing tiles for your new home build in Canterbury? Many in the market for tiles today, whether building new or renovating, are becoming more astute and knowledgeable about the product and their options. No longer are they accepting the mediocre and [...]

Tiles for your new home build: 3 rules2017-12-01T13:43:25+00:00

Would you live in Christchurch CBD?

Here's an interesting article from the NZ Herald about just-released research from Canterbury University transportation lecturer Diana Kusumastuti. Her paper "Mixed-use development in Christchurch, New Zealand: Do you want to live there?" has just been published in the Urban Studies Journal. Would you live in the Christchurch CBD? According to this research, most Cantabrians say [...]

Would you live in Christchurch CBD?2017-11-16T08:12:37+00:00

Canterbury House Plans

We've launched a big range of Canterbury house plans in our new plans section on our website. Over the years we've been designing and building houses in Christchurch and we have now been able to put them all in one place for you to browse. The key to using the house design range is to [...]

Canterbury House Plans2017-11-10T10:01:18+00:00

Do you want a used house or a new house?

New house or used? When we’re house hunting, we don’t often think about homes as ‘used’ do we? Yet the statistics show us that the numbers of existing homes that are sold in Christchurch and around New Zealand each month, hugely outweigh those that are built new. Sure, there’s a number of reasons for this [...]

Do you want a used house or a new house?2017-07-13T16:46:55+00:00

Match your house and new section with Build 7 Christchurch

Here's some ideas about matching your house design with your new section. When it comes to building your new Christchurch home it’s not just about getting the house design right. While many sites on property developments are quite straightforward in terms of topography (slope and lay of the land), other sites can be tricky. Matching [...]

Match your house and new section with Build 7 Christchurch2017-07-04T15:17:42+00:00

More house building advice

When you start your house building journey, the first step is to purchase the perfect section for your new home. Build7 Christchurch are experienced builders in Canterbury and can give you good advice on land. Why it's important When choosing your piece of land, it's more than just the location and community that you need to think about. [...]

More house building advice2017-06-06T12:12:01+00:00

Budgeting for your new home in Christchurch

When you're in the planning phase of your new home in Christchurch, budgeting is very important. You should be smart about budgeting, and always set aside a little extra for unforeseen costs. If you plan thoroughly from the start, you aren't going to have big unexpected bills later on. Be realistic When planning the budget for your [...]

Budgeting for your new home in Christchurch2017-05-29T13:14:44+00:00