New Builds Canterbury

New Builds in Canterbury, But Not As You Know Them

At Durasteel, we specialise in new builds in Canterbury, but we are not new home builders in the traditional sense. The houses we are involved in constructing are steel framed and manufactured here in New Zealand before being shipped to your block or site for final assembly and construction. Those assembly and construction processes are completed by third-party contractors that you work with directly.

As the houses we build are made from steel, and we use more steel in our designs than many of our competitors, the new home you get from us will be ultra-strong and secure. We provide a 50-year warranty on the steel mainframe as well as a 15-year warranty on the cladding.

We have off-the-shelf designs available that make ideal new build homes in the Canterbury area, whether you are looking for a large house or something smaller. We can help customise our off-the-shelf designs if you require, or you can create a design from scratch based on your requirements.

As our materials are manufactured right here in Christchurch, it is easy for us to ensure that the products used in the construction are of great quality. At Durasteel, we only use high-quality materials – materials that we know will stand the test of time.

It’s not just about structural integrity and function, however, as the new builds that we work on in Canterbury and elsewhere also look fantastic.

It’s important to mention the price too. The approach we take and how we build homes means you will not only get a high-quality house that you will love living in, but you will also save money compared to building a similar structure using traditional construction methods.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please get in touch with us today by calling 03 379 6195.

An Alternative to Traditional New Home Builders Canterbury

We have extensive experience having provided over 180,000 buildings, including new build houses, to customers in Canterbury, elsewhere in New Zealand, and Australia. Our expertise in this industry is unrivalled.

It’s also important to understand how the process works when you choose us as your new home builders, as we are not builders in the traditional sense. In fact, we don’t currently handle any aspects of the work at your site. Instead, we look after (or help with) the following elements of the project:

House design and design customisation alongside a third-party draftsman.

Getting quotes and helping with selecting third-party contractors for the on-site work, including builders and concrete contractors. We only work with a select list of builders and concrete contractors that we have vetted, worked with before, and trust.

In addition, we are currently building our own team of builders, who will also be of exceptional quality, with very precise standards.

Everything is manufactured right here in New Zealand before being shipped to your site for construction.

Throughout the process, we will communicate with you regularly to ensure you stay fully informed. Our goal, however, is to make building a new home as stress-free and straightforward as possible. If you would like to find out more, or if you would like to get a quote from us for designing and manufacturing your new home, please get in touch. You can call on 03 379 6195 or email us at


Why Choose Us!




Talk to us and leave your build to the professionals. Our friendly consultants can help design and see your project through from start to finish.


Our kitsets are easy to build and include all necessary parts, but for those customers who do not have the time or resources to do this we have a range of services to help.


We tailor our products to suit you! Check out our app (available online or through Google Play/Apple AppStore ) to start designing your dream shed today!

Features of Our New Build Homes in Canterbury?

The new build homes we offer in Canterbury can be just about any shape or dimension. We offer a lot of customisation when it comes to height too. Double glazed windows, sliding glass doors, balconies, and fly screens are just some of the features that we can include.

Whatever features or layout you want your new home to have, our designers will work to ensure you get exactly what you need. They are skilled and have loads of experience, and they will do everything they can to make the process as straightforward as possible.

All the homes we build adhere to all New Zealand regulations. The plans we create will also be structurally certified according to New Zealand standards.


Why should I choose a steel-framed structure for my new build home?

The steel-framed homes that are manufactured for us locally are structurally secure and very cost-effective. Therefore, you can expect a high-quality build with the design you want for an affordable price, particularly when you compare it to traditional methods of building.

What guarantees and warranties do you offer?

We are confident in the quality of the homes that we manufacture and build, so we offer warranties and guarantees that are industry-leading. The main structure of your new home will be covered by our 50-year guarantee. The cladding comes with a 15-year guarantee.

Do the homes you build comply with the same standards as a traditionally built house?

Yes, they do. In fact, in many regards, the houses we build exceed NZ house standards because of the structural integrity of the steel frame and the amount of steel we use in the manufacturing process.

If you are not a normal builder, do I need to find builders for the on-site work?

No, we’ll look after that process. While we are not builders, we have builders that we regularly work with – builders that we have vetted and that we know and trust. The same applies to concrete contractors. As part of our process, we will identify the best potential builders and concrete contractors for your project, and we will get them to quote. That quote is then incorporated into the overall quote for your build.

We are also in the process of assembling our own team of builders who will be available to take on more work in the coming months.

Lets Get in Touch!

Fair Dinkum Sheds has a solution to suit all budgets and requirements. There is no such thing as a standard size – you name it – we’ve got it. Let us help you design and build your dream building.