Contract Construction specialises in the construction of residential and commercial projects in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects. Contract is very flexible in dealing with client requirements, without the corporate overhead of larger companies,

Formed in 1993, Contract Construction is a privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the construction industry.

Contract Construction has separate divisions specialising in Commercial Construction, Residential Builds, Interior Fit-outs and Maintenance.  As a result, we have an extremely diverse range of skills which are transferrable between the divisions.  We have the commercial experience necessary to address any technically challenging aspects of a project, combined with the attention to detail and high level of interior finishes required on residential and interior fit-out projects.

Culture & Philosophy

Every construction project is unique.  Clients, consultants, occupants, supply chain and authorities form part of a team that is always specifically assembled for each new project.   The Contract Construction team enjoys working with people and thrives on resolving any challenges on its construction projects.  The Team at Contract think outside the box and go the extra mile for their clients.   We are proactive, forthcoming and supportive 

Management Structure

Contract Construction has an experienced management team and direct employ a large number of qualified tradespeople ensuring your building project is delivered to the highest standard.  We are flexible in our project management approach which we tailor to suit our client specific requirements.  We have a very flat hierarchy with the General Manager and Company Directors being accessible to the construction team and their clients.

Every Contract Construction project is allocated a dedicated delivery team including a Construction Manager, Site Manager and Quantity Surveyor.  The nominated delivery team is supported by our General Manager, Business Development Manager, and Health and Safety Manager.

We nominate the appropriate team for each project based on complexity, and understanding the interpersonal relationships that need to be maintained for an effective outcome.  With 4 Construction Managers, 6 Quantity Surveyors and 16 Site Managers on staff, we have a solid workforce to draw from.


Contract Construction has a construction workforce of over 60 trade qualified carpenters, supported by an experienced construction management and administration team.  The skill set of our Commercial, Residential, Interior and Maintenance construction teams is such that they can be transferred within the company to meet the changing demands of our project workload.  Construction teams are provided with modern, up to date tools and equipment for improved productivity and quality workmanship.  Our loyal network of subcontractors and suppliers is able to respond quickly to meet construction deadlines.

Nature of Our Works

The majority of our work is carried out in the Canterbury area.  Over the past 5 years, Contract Construction has successfully completed numerous projects valued between $200,000 and $10M, and have an average turnover of over $35M.  Our client base is wide and varied across our Commercial, Residential and Interior Fit-out divisions.

Contract Construction can tailor our services to match the client’s requirements, and we can provide a Concept to Completion service when required.  This flexibility has enabled us to build long lasting relationships with our clients.  We have extensive experience in the following forms of project delivery:

  • Early Contractor Involvement
  • Negotiated Contracts
  • Cost Reimbursement
  • Measure and Value
  • Fixed lump sum
  • Design and Build

Contract Constructions Early Contractor Involvement service can assist with the selection and design of time and cost-efficient construction strategies that preserves architectural features. We bring to the table the resources of our team who will assist you achieve a cost-effective build to the highest standard. Between the members of our development team we have over a century of experience in the construction industry.