Design & Build


CHT Developments

Do you have an idea or are ready for your next residential development, investment property or new home?

CHT Developments can walk you through the initial feasibility stage, making sure the construction project is financially going to stack up for you, through to project completion. We can arrange the resource consent, working drawings, necessary council permits, engineering and consultants to ensure your project will become a reality within your budget and on time. CHT Developments has developed relationships with key architects, engineers and subcontractors in the Waikato to ensure a smooth flow of information and project coordination.

At CHT Developments we strive to achieve practical completion of the contract works, defect-free in all respects, by the due date we promise. We understand the impact that delays have on our clients, and we work tirelessly to ensure that they are minimised. If you would like to talk to us about your project, please feel free to contact us via email or give Lance a call.

Why us

Here at CHT, we are passionate about building and property development. We have a broad team of construction professionals including a dedicated team of quantity surveyors, exceptionally qualified construction professionals, with a specialization in the technology of construction, cost analysis and construction finances. We specialise in the building, development and renovation of properties.

We also provide invaluable insights and advice during the preparation of complex construction development appraisals. What sets CHT apart from other building companies is that we are focused on you, the client, and what you are looking to achieve out of your construction project.

Palmerston Street
Situated in Hamilton CBD, Palmerston St Apartments is our latest apartment project. This project was built for our client on a fixed price contract and completed in 10.5 Months from start to handover.
Riverpoint Glade
Experience CHT Developments design passion with this latest home in the boutique subdivision of Rivercove, Flagstaff. Master Builders Awards entry 2020.

Our process

CHT Developments can take you from the initial feasibility stage through to project completion, making use of modern distributors, materials, methodologies, and practices. We arrange the resource consent, working drawings, necessary council permits, engineering, and consultants to ensure your project will become a reality within your budget and on time.

Stage 1

  • Initial consultation

Our experienced team will discuss your options and look at potential designs that might suit.

Stage 2

  • Concept Drawing

Our designers will develop a concept drawing to suit the criteria set out in the initial discussion

Stage 3

  • Pricing

From the final approved concept drawing we can produce a full, fixed price quote and specification.

Stage 4

  • Contract

On acceptance of the quote, we will do a full Registered Master Build contract including Registered Master Build Guarantee and indicative build programme.

Stage 5

  • Detailed drawings & Consent

Fully working drawings will then be developed and submitted for consent to council applicable.

Stage 6

  • Construction

Once we have council consented plans we can start building. You will be able to monitor progress though our software and there will be constant communication with the PM and staff assigned to your project.


We have worked with top companies across the years, partnering with the best brands New Zealand has to offer.
Our rock-solid network of partners, contractors, suppliers and other associated and relevant professionals in the property and construction sectors allows us offer customers more quality and choices when it comes to finishing, appliances, and fixtures.
We work hard to bring you the best brands and products at the best prices to make your home, and your investment in it, the best it can be.

frequently asked questions

Design and build is a system used in the construction industry, in which the main contractor is appointed by the client to design and construct the project. The contractor together with the designer work hand in hand as a team to meet the client’s budget and schedule.

Not necessarily, based on your initial consultation we can develop a plan and specification that come within you budget. Some details and materials can be more cost effective than others, with our construction knowledge we can guide this process to achieve the balance between design and budget.  

Design and build gives you the opportunity to have input in the design process and create the house of you dreams.  

Our price includes everything from the design through to receiving your keys. All excluded items will be itemised in our detailed quote so you can compare “apples with apples”.

Yes we can work with you to develop your own design and give indicative advise on cost to bring it in on budget.

Yes, as long as all work can be signed off by the appropriately qualified person and the work can be completed within the times frames given on the construction programme

Yes, all our builds come with a 10 year Registered Master Build Guarantee. At the final handover we also have a completion pack which includes all supplier warranties and care instructions.

Build length can vary depending on size and complexity of the build. Once we have completed the concept design and visited site we will be able to give you a staged programme from detailed design through to hand over. Typically 14-16 weeks from consent issued.


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