Award-winning Architectural Builders

Clive Barrington Construction has built architecturally designed homes in and around Canterbury, for nearly 40 years. Our longevity is attributed to a genuine passion for our work, at every level of the business.

'Old school' values are our DNA: working to the task - not the clock, valuing a hard day's work, and that our uncompromising approach to quality should never cost clients the earth.

Craftsmanship & Innovation

Based in Christchurch, Clive Barrington Construction is a mid-size building company, with the resources and craftsmanship needed for luxury architectural builds and high end Commercial Fit Outs.

If your project has been deemed impossible/too challenging by others, we dare to differ! Innovation is essential for the architectural projects we're known for. Our collective experience, in-house construction and cost management expertise underpin our track record of successful projects.

Read Testimonials View Portfolio

Involvement at Design Stage

The most successful projects result from our involvement in the design stage as early as possible - e.g. as a 'sounding board' from a cost and timing perspective. With over 40 years' in the building industry, the knowledge and practical experience of our Managing Director, Clive Barrington, is invaluable to help reduce overall construction costs whilst preserving the design intent and vision.

Director and Operations Manager, David Walker, and a Project Manager are also available during detailed design stage - e.g. re: components and construction methods.

Project Management

General Project Management is included in our fixed price builds and Commercial Fit Outs. This includes access to a dedicated Project Manager throughout the build/Fit Out for weekly site meetings and as required.

Our Project Managers are all trade qualified builders with decades of experience. We believe effectively managing a Clive Barrington Construction project includes the ability to strap a tool belt on if need be and work on-site.

See Management Team Bios:

Our Team

New Zealand's most-awarded Building Company

Our many national awards include the Registered Master Builders 2021 Supreme House of the Year, and 2021 Resene New Home over $2 million award (Fendalton, Christchurch).

Architect: Craig South - South Architects, Christchurch.

Excerpts from 2021 RMB Judges' comments:

"Combining design with functionality and excellent workmanship has resulted in this fantastic home. While this home created some major construction challenges, the builder relished in delivering a home of supreme quality and merit."

"From the foundations, the precast concrete walls, to the complex roof structure, the accuracy of this builder is clear. This building is inspiring; it features a clever design, meticulous attention to detail and an accurate construction."

See Awards