Welcome To Chatterton Builders

Energy Efficient & Passive House Design & Build Specialists

About Us

Dedicated To Healthy, Energy Efficient, Higher Performing Homes!

We not only build superior performing homes, we have the expertise to design and build your dream home with you.

What We Do

Architectural Builds

The more challenging builds, requiring extra attention to detail.

Energy Efficient & Passive Homes

The highest performing energy efficient home available.

New Builds

Custom designed or off the plan new build construction for residential new homes.


Structural insulated panels – Supply and install of full construction from design to completion.

Featured Projects


Rangiora Show Home

SIPs Passive House


Certified Passive House Plus SIPs


Architectural Build

Latest News & Blogs

December 2, 2021

Strategies to offset the cost of a high performing build

So, you want a high performing home, and this means investing more in your building envelope, but what design strategies can you consider helping offset the additional costs that are…
August 20, 2021

Combatting the 40% convective heat loss from average NZ home

The effort to maintain a constant and comfortable temperature inside your home is hindered primarily by two forces: conduction and convection.  40% of heat lost from an average minimum code…
July 30, 2021

Why You Cannot Rely on R-Value Alone

Simple explanations & guides can make life, and decisions, easier.  However, sometimes simple does not tell the whole story which can be disappointing when something, like your home’s performance or…