Who We Are


Lightning Construction is a well-respected and established South Island based building & construction company that have been providing support and services to the Canterbury region since 2006 and since 2016 into the Central Otago district. We specialise in turn key residential, commercial & industrial building projects. We offer residential and commercial design and build services, insurance repairs, building renovations and maintenance, & the integration of civil works and services. Learn more ›

Customer Service


Project Managed


Quality Building

& Workmanship


& Trust

Our Philosophy

"Build relationships that forge trust & excellence"

Our Aim is to ensure the building process is STRESS FREE for our Clients

Licensed Building Practitioner  Certified Builders  Site Safe Member

How we can


Our Services

Whatever your requirements, whether you are preparing for a new home, renovating your home, building or fitting out a new commercial building,or require a custom-made steel building for your city or rural site, we have solutions for you. We provide excellent building services and quality completed projects throughout the Residential and Commercial sectors.



For anything from building your new home, extending your existing home to kitchen and bathroom upgrades, installing new flooring, internal home decorating, or more extensive home remodeling solutions; we are able to provide and coordinate design services for your project, or work with your designer or architect to commence the journey in delivering your completed ideas.

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Architectural Design & Build

Be it Residential, Industrial or Commercial. Lightning Construction employs a dynamic approach to the integration of design and construction. We promote informed design decisions by encouraging honest and open communication between our clients and project design professionals. Managing budget, planning, building and resource consents working with any site specific constraints, construction methods and material options are explored, and non-negotiable project essentials are clarified. As our Client, you will experience knowing that your priorities are important to us. Our aim is to deliver the best project value possible, without compromising on design aesthetics, building functionality or construction and finishing quality.

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Commercial, Retail & industrial construction

Lightning Construction is providing Commercial and Industrial Construction solutions in Christchurch and to the greater Canterbury and Central Otago Regions. We work alongside existing property owners and with individuals and companies contemplating new urban or rural building projects. We regularly price and tender on projects and can also offer in-house design services managed by our Design & Quotations Manager. We have strong established relationships with local and national professionals, providing design and engineering support across key disciplines. Our work includes agricultural buildings, retail tenancy fitouts, commercial offices, showrooms, warehouses and education facilities. Lightning Construction provides design and construction across the following areas:

  • Design Services, Estimating & Project Management

  • Building Repairs & Maintenance

  • Office & Retail Fit-outs

  • Warehouses & Light Industrial

  • Farm Buildings, Aircraft Hangars & Storage Sheds

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If your home or commercial building needs repairs or maintenance we can assist, from minor wear and tear repairs to working closely with your insurer to reinstate part or all of your home to its former glory following an event like a fire or natural disaster. After the September 2010 and February 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes we expanded our operations in order to assist with the rebuild. As our main offices are located in East Christchurch (where much of the earthquake damage occurred) we have been amongst the post-quake action from the very beginning. One of our main post-quake projects was the re-establishment of Eastgate Mall. We were also heavily involved with EQR and numerous insurers to undertake residential and commercial building repairs.

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Examples Of Our Work

Case Studies

Lockwood Pavilion - Wanaka

Constructed a stylish Lockwood home to top specifications, in Hidden Hills, Wanaka.

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VELUX Skylights, Roof Windows and Tubular Skylights

Lightning Construction is authorized and licensed for all VELUX installations.

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Eastgate Mall Redevelopment

Extensive structural and cosmetic repairs were required after the 2011/12 Canterbury Quakes.

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To view more photos of our recent projects, go to our Photo Gallery ›

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Giving Back

Our Community

Lightning Construction is committed to supporting our local community through sponsorship and team involvement with charities and family events.

Some of the groups/events we support are:

  • Special Children's Christmas Party
  • AFFIRM - Aranui Family Festival
  • Smiling Tigers Boxing Club
  • Blue September
  • Woodford Glen Speedway
  • Harness Racing NZ driver – Kimberley Blakemore