Our Process

What You Can Expect From Sinclair Builders

A personal building service, customised to your section, style and budget.

When you’re ready to build your next home in Christchurch, Waimakariri or Selwyn Districts, you need a team of building professionals who understands you. Choose a team of local builders with the right construction skills and experience to get the job done, plus the communication and customer service expertise so you enjoy the building process.


Your New Home In 6 Steps


Your No-Obligation Meeting

Tell us your ideas, your vision and what you want your building project to look like. You’ll sit down with Chris Sinclair, who will ask some questions and discuss your budget and specifications. From there we can provide an estimate/quote.

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating, or planning a light commercial project, we can meet you at your property or at the Sinclair Builders office. For new builds and renovations, on-site meetings mean we can take into account your scenery, existing features, and natural light.

Contact us today to organise your meeting.

Fixed Price or Estimate

We’ll ask a lot of questions, walking you through the features and fixtures each room of your new home. We’ll run through our comprehensive specifications, and ask about the fine details you might not have thought of yet. Our home building and renovating experience means we know how important the little details are to making sure you’re covered, while your project comes in on time and on budget.

Our transparent pricing/specifications means the costs are laid out for you to see exactly what you're getting. Depending on the building plans and your budget we can create a fixed-price contract for you to sign off. For more custom or architectural homes, we may have to work with your architect to prepare a concept to enable us to give a more accurate estimate or quote.

Concepts and Costs

Your dreams and ideas for how your new home will look are captured on paper in a building plan. If you already have architectural drawings or a working plan, we’ll prepare a quote for you to consider. If you don’t have drawings, we can draft some, or recommend an architect to design plans for you.

Once everyone has agreed on the concept design and costs, we’ll draw up a contract with set start and finish dates. We take deadlines very seriously, and do everything we can to make sure your home will be finished on time.

Consenting Process

There’s a lot of planning and paperwork that goes into building a home, but you don’t need to worry about any of it. We’ll produce the final plans and send them off to the relevant council for consent, either Christchurch, Selwyn or Waimakariri, which saves you the hassle of arranging things with the council yourself.


Once the Council sends back the final consented documents, we’ll break ground on your new Canterbury home.

Director Chris Sinclair will be your point of contact at all times. You’ll receive regular updates along the way, and reports at key stages during the building process. Taking pride in our work also means taking pride in your site. While it’s an active construction site, we’ll still do our best to keep the place clean and tidy if you want to come by for a visit.

You’re free to give as much or as little input as you like during the build. We can organise regular site visits as your build progresses. If you prefer, you can leave everything to us and simply relax and enjoy the process.

Welcome To Your New Home

We want you to fall in love with your new home and see that everything is up to standard. Chris will walk with you through each room, and show you how we brought your house plans to life.

To assist you to look after your home for years to come, we’ll also provide you with a maintenance guide. If you want to make touch-ups or repairs in future, you’ll know exactly what shades of paint were used where, the colour of the carpets, warranty information for your appliances.

We build and renovate homes you and your family will love living in. Through this whole process, you are our top priority. That our tried and tested process and high standards of workmanship regularly win Master Builder House of the Year Awards is just extra satisfaction of a job well done. Are you ready to start the building process for yourself? Come have a chat with Chris Sinclair about your ideas for your new home.


Ready to Start Building?