Design and Build Architecture

While the simple definition of home is the four walls and roof within which you live, the true meaning is found in the spaces you inhabit. Home is a place where you can laugh, experience and enjoy the day to-day. It is a space you love, you care for and that ultimately you have created.

At Benchmark, we pride ourselves on helping you achieve this. Working with you to turn your wants and needs into a tangible reality is what inspires and drives us to do what we do. 

Latest Projects

At Benchmark Homes we are passionate about Design and Build. It’s our pleasure to share a few Design and Build projects that we have done over the past few years.

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Experts in Design and Build

With 25 years experience and numerous awards , we are proven experts in providing unique, quality new homes. Take a look at our annual magazine to read about some of our proud clients and have a peak at their beautiful homes, get inspired and talk to our design consultants.

Experienced and Diverse Team

Our small, tight knit team offers a vast range of talents and expertise to create your perfect new home. We are multi-skilled, multinational and share the same passion - Quality, unique homes and a passion for design and build.

Comprehensive Process

We have thought of everything! We take care of you from the very beginning right through to moving day and beyond. We help you by providing expert partners along the way-from interior designers to landscape architects. We can even point you in the right direction linking you with other respected professionals such as financial advisors and real estate agents.


We commit to building beautiful showhomes to demonstrate to you our workmanship, design flair and showcase the products of our longstanding supply partners - all tried and trusted and as committed to your happiness as we are.

Virtual Reality

Struggling to visualise your concept plan? We have that sorted too! Your individual plan can be brought to life with the use of exciting new technology, allowing you to really understand how your new home will feel.

Member of Registered Masterbuilders of New Zealand

We are part of a strong network of Masterbuilders, as we have met the strict criteria with respect to quality, experience, qualifications, workmanship and financial responsibility. You receive the peace of mind of a 10 year guarantee on your residential build.


Yvonne Tsao
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We had a wonderful experience with Benchmark from the get go. From our first conversation we could tell this was a company that really cared about our vision and valued us as clients. We appreciated that they remained transparent throughout the entire build, especially with the ever changing climate of the building industry. There was always someone there to answer our questions, give advice and just maintain good communication overall. The result is us getting to move into a high quality home with features here and there that really make it our own. Thanks Benchmark!
Cameron Rolls
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We used benchmark to build our new house in Cashmere Estate, we have been in the house for 7 months now and absolutely loving it. Richard was really enthusiastic about listening to our ideas and how we live as a family to create a unique design. Killian did a fantasic job of project management. We wanted a boutique high quality professional building company to build a modern architecural house for good value, and benchmark more than exceeded all our expectations; would build with them again! They made the whole process really straight forward and were a really enjoyable group of people to work with. Thanks team for the awesome house!
Sarah Abbott
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I found Benchmark Homes to be extremely professional and great to deal with. Right from the planning stage, and through to completion, their communication was excellent. They are a fantastic team who supported me throughout the whole process. I'm rapt with my new home and would have no hesitation in recommending Benchmark Homes to build your new home.
Russell Tullis
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Having purchased our little corner of NZ, we wanted to engage somebody who would help design and build our house. After our initial meeting with Richard, we knew we had found the right company and set to work straight away. We spent weeks going through the design process with Benchmark, getting our vision along with Richard’s ideas down on paper and finally into consented plans. Being in the trade, I was always looking for that attention to detail and high quality workmanship as well as continued customer support, It goes without saying Benchmark Homes didn't disappoint.
Graeme Wilson
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We used Benchmark to build our home in Milns Park, Halswell. We used Benchmark as we wanted a full design and build solution and a team that would be consistent every step of the way and where we could build a relationship with over time. They certainly did not disappoint. In fact, they surpassed our expectations throughout the process and we were delighted with our build.
Carolyn Hooper
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Benchmark designed and built my new home in Christchurch last year, while I was in Wellington and were extremely professional and helpful liaising via email, phone calls, web links for me to choose fixtures and fittings, and regular photos with updates. I am delighted with my home and the ease of dealing with Theo and Ben at Benchmark. Thoroughly recommend Benchmark for design and build of a new home.
Felicity Stewart
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Had a fantastic experience building with benchmark homes. Everyone in the company as well as the contractors they use were a pleasure to deal with. Made the whole process so stress free, even during covid times (the house was even finished a week or two ahead of schedule!) Would not hesitate to build with them again.
Anne Whitfield
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From the initial meeting with Richard, through the design, construction and completion it couldn't be faulted. The knowledge and expertise were amazing, both Richard and Theo were great to deal with. Thanks a lot for our beautiful home.
M Galic
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After a long process of choosing a building company we could not be more satisfied going with Benchmark. From the first initial contact, throughout the build and the final sign off, Benchmark was outstanding, going beyond our expectations in exceeding and delivering a high end product. We would like to thank all team involved in building our beautiful home. We would definitely recommend and not hesitate to build again with Benchmark. Big thank you to Richard, Killian, Will and Sam. You are more than welcome to stop by any time for a drink at our place.
Dipika Prasad
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From the initial design of the plan to its completion we had minimal stress with our project. Sam Evans was amazing when it came to designing our plan. He helped us achieve what we wanted. Henceforth our costings, PC sums were right up to the mark. Our project manager Killian was really good as he delivered us with all the timely information that we needed. He had a great leadership quality as he and his team handled our project fantastically well without any delays. I will definitely go again with Benchmark Homes if ever I will build again.
Darryl May
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Bernadette and I had quite specific requirements for an extended family residence. After Scoping several companies we decided that Benchmark were the right fit for us. Through the process of taking our concept to design and then execution of the build. The team at Benchmark continued to confirm we made the right decision . Bernadette and Darryl May
Rachael Bain
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Have been in our new home nearly 12 months, totally enjoyed the process, nothing was a problem. The builder and trades people were amazing, professional and excellent at their jobs - our home was finished faultless to an excellent quality and ahead of time. Was good to find a company who actually deliver their builds as flawless as their show homes are. Was great to be able to go in with an idea of what we wanted, they listened to all the things we wanted and came up with the perfect custom design. If I build again it will be BENCHMARK all the way, and they will have a job on their hands to beat what we have.
Brendon Suckling
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Yes we'd happily build again with Benchmark! We hear so many unhappy stories of people who have built recently with various building companies but it wasn't the case with Benchmark. The whole process from initial contact with sales team at show homes to costings and choosing fittings etc, was seamless. PC sums were surprisingly accurate and transparent and the Project Manager, Killian, was on the button and always onto it. Tradesmen were on time and the whole job ran to schedule almost to the day!
Rebecca Smith
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We love our new home! The build was problem free and completed earlier than scheduled and the house was finished to a high standard. Benchmark staff were very professional, helpful and attentive to our needs. We were kept informed on progress from setting out to handover and it was amazing to see our empty lot transformed into a home week by week.
Mike Tarjomi
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Working with Richard to initially design our first build project, he was able to understand exactly what we wanted through asking about how we live, and how the home would function - rather than just selling us a house. Halfway through the project now and the team has worked like clockwork, with client updates done via an online application 'Buildertrend'. Our project management has been excellent, and each time we visit the property we are blown away by progress. Highly recommended!
Natalie Patterson
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Very happy with our beautiful new home! There was minimal stress involved. I was pregnant through out the majority of our build and it was very easy. There's always some kind of stress with building, but Benchmark held our hands and guided us through the process and answered all our questions and were prompt in following up on repairs required.
Diane Hewitt
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From the first day on the site until the house was completed we couldn't fault any procedure carried out. Benchmark's project manager on the job was professional and organised. There was no stress, no problems, nothing incomplete. After living in the house for six months I can still say everything is perfect.
Simon-Pierre Jean Mbonyinshuti
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We are in the process of building our 2nd house with Benchmark Homes. They have been a pleasure to deal with, any adjustments to original plans have been easily met with high attention to detail. Competitive pricing was a big draw card!!!