Rilean Construction

Located at Tower Junction in Addington, Rilean Construction Canterbury has been operating since 2011. With our construction expertise and reputation for professionalism gained from over 20 years of operation in Queenstown, we have been able to successfully grow our presence in the Christchurch re-build.


With our vast industry experience and knowledge, we were able to hit the ground running to do our bit to assist in the Christchurch re-build and have been committed to shaping the Canterbury landscape ever since. The Rilean team brings invaluable expertise in areas such as difficult hill sites, varied soil types and extreme weather conditions, all of which are prevalent both in the Central Otago and Canterbury regions.

In 2017, we launched Evolution in Christchurch, our division specializing in building energy-efficient homes.  We have opened a NEW Show Home and welcome you to visit.



Our Christchurch team includes a vastly experienced branch manager, quantity surveying and office administration team. We have numerous building teams which all include a site foreman, carpenters, hammer hands and apprentices.


Buckley Residence

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  • We were pleased to be able to appoint Rilean Construction to build our house in Arrowtown as we knew of their first class reputation, and we had heard glowing reports about the standard of their... ...

    Diana and Peter Duncan - 8/11/2011

  • A note to say thanks to Trev and the team at Rilean for building our home which was a rebuild from the Christchurch Earthquake. ...

    Rhonda Bignell - 01/08/2014

  • Rilean Construction (Canterbury) and Trevor Meikle rebuilt my home in Mt Pleasant, Christchurch.I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone considering a building project. ...

    Alastair Williams - 30/10/2014

  • We would like to express our thanks to Rilean Construction (Canterbury), Trevor Meikle and your team for the work you have completed for us on our house. ...

    Daniel O'Carroll and Natasha Butel - 19/03/2015

  • We engaged Rilean Construction (Canterbury) to complete the earthquake repairs and strengthening under the direction of Fraser Thomas structural consulting engineers.We have been very impressed with all aspects of the work. ...

    Vanadium Place - 31/01/2015

  • From the start of my journey to build my new home, Trevor has basically walked me through the process from finding an architect, the building concept, to finalising with the insurance company the building contract. ...

    Linda McDonald - 01/04/2015

  • After a very frustrating 2 ½ years after the Feb 2011 earthquake, during which the insurance company appeared to do very little, it was a pleasure to start work with Trevor Meikle and his team... ...

    Bonnie & Susie Perry - 20/01/2016

  • Rilean Construction (Christchurch) was engaged in the construction of my new build on a steep site in Mt Pleasant, Christchurch. ...

    John Quealy - 08/07/2016

  • Our build was a rebuild and we had to wait 4 years for the insurer to finally give us the green light. ...

    Phyllis Briggs - 12/07/2016

  • Working with the team from Rilean Construction made the process of my rebuild journey less stressful.Consultation from Trev and his team was a priority throughout the whole process. ...

    Maryanne Cosgrove - 14/09/2016

  • I have now been in my new home for 2 months, 6 weeks ahead of schedule thanks to you and your hardworking team.I am loving it. ...

    J Power - 28/02/2017

  • We would like to express our absolute gratitude and thanks for the manner in which the construction of the newly completed group of 8 units in Andover Street, Christchurch, was carried out by the Rilean... ...

    Rob and Elle Stephenson - 24/03/2017

  • Thank you so much for building such a beautiful home for us.For putting up with our in-decisions and changes of mind. ...

    Kenn and Chris Cox - 18/07/2017

  • Everything at Hurley St seems to be going incredibly well.Every person I am in contact with at Rilean have been absolutely fantastic to deal with. ...

    Jeremy Anderson - 22/09/2017

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About Rilean

Rilean Construction is a multi-award-winning commercial and residential construction company based in Queenstown and Christchurch.

Established over 20 years ago, Rilean is recognised for outstanding results in residential, commercial and renovation projects around New Zealand’s South Island. We opened offices in Christchurch in 2011, contributing to our success rate in delivering high quality, large-scale, on time and efficient projects during the re-build.

The company’s sustainable building techniques are showcased in Evolution, our division specializing in the building of energy efficient homes. With over fifty homes and moving endorsements from previous clients enjoying warmer, drier and healthier homes that cost less to run, Evolution has proven an overwhelming success.

Combined with good management and leadership, we’re a company you can trust, with genuine commitment to client satisfaction.

We’re thrilled to have won numerous Master Builders Association awards, a coveted Trade & Construction Queenstown Chamber of Commerce award, and received Queenstown’s first six-star Homestar™ rating for an Evolution home.

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