Project Management

At Rilean Canterbury, we work hard to retain the skills we need to undertake all projects from large commercial buildings, high end residential homes through to design and build residential projects.

For the majority of our commercial and residential clients we work through a tender process before working closely with our client and their chosen architect to make sure the project runs as efficiently as possible.

With Evolution Homes we manage all stages of the construction process in-house with no outside influences, from initial ‘draw-up’ plans to handing over the keys.

To ensure the best possible outcome for our Evolution clients, we also manage costings, scheduling and design, architects, tradesmen and consultants, and commit to clear and frequent channels of communication throughout.


Rilean Canterbury has been rated one of the top construction companies in New Zealand for its exceptional health and safety practices and procedures.

Safety is our number one priority on all our sites. We comply and keep up-to-date with all relevant Health and Safety legislation, Codes of Practice, related Standards and identified Safe Work Practices.  All our Health and Safety Management Systems are focused on making continuous improvements to our H&S performance.

Rilean’s committed to ongoing Health and Safety training, as a current and long-time member of Site Safe NZ Ltd -- all our staff hold a valid site safe passport. All foremen have also completed a two-day intensive Gold Card course. We require and expect all our subcontractors to be site safe accredited (or equivalent), and this is closely monitored.

Rilean chooses to be part of the ACC’s Work Safety Management Practices programme (based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems AS/NZS 4801). Rilean has been audited at tertiary status, the highest accreditation possible.


Rilean is 100% committed to sustainable practice across all areas of our business. As a well-respected construction company we’ve focused for many years on minimising our environmental impact and educating peers and customers.

We’re a Member of the New Zealand Green Building Council and are working towards membership of Qualmark’s Enviro Gold mark. We adopt the guidelines of REBRI (Resource Efficiency in the Building and Related Industries). This is all about using materials, energy, time and money more effectively.

All Rilean designs are ‘future-proofed’ in anticipation of more stringent environmental building regulations, including the evolution series of homes. The evolution philosophy is to design and construct healthier, warmer, more energy efficient and sustainable homes while reducing CO2 emissions and giving New Zealanders the chance to be part of a sustainable future.

An evolution home at Speargrass Flat Road has already achieved the prestigious six-star Homestar rating, the first home in Queenstown to receive the accolade.

Evolution features include airtight walls and ceilings, 150mm stud walls, low toxicity products and solar panel hot water heating, a ventilation system using a passive heat exchanger to warm up incoming filtered air, and timber windows and doors to improve thermal efficiency and air-tightness. Designs incorporate a thermally-insulated floor slab to mitigate heat loss.

Quantity Surveying

At Rilean Canterbury, we pride ourselves on having registered quantity surveyors in our quantity surveying team, all with many years of extensive industry experience.

Our Quantity Surveyors will handle all of the financial administration for the project, from tendering, value engineering, variations and adjustments, through to processing the final account.  They are available to work alongside your own team, as required, to achieve the best financial outcomes for you, the client, from concept to completion.