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. We have developed relationships with key architects, engineers and subcontractors in the Waikato to ensure a smooth flow of information and project coordination.

At CHT 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.


Here at CHT, we have a strong team of construction professionals who are passionate about building and property development. Each team member is dedicated and focused to provide excellence for our clients.

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.

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We 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 you. 

Stage 2

Concept Drawing

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

Stage 3


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

Stage 4


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

The Build

Leave your build to us and we'll complete the project in a timely matter, keeping you updated weekly with site progress. 

Stage 7


Our team will hand over the keys after a quality check and client walk-through to ensure you are satisfied with the completed build. 


What is a design and build contract?

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.

Is design build more expensive?

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

What are the advantages of design build?

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

What does your price include?

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”.

Will you quote for my own home design/sketch?

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

I’m a Tradie, can I reduce my cost by doing my own work?

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

Do you offer a Guarantee?

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.

How long does it usually take to build a new home?

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