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, our division specializing in building energy-efficient 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 has been rated one of the top construction companies in New Zealand for its exceptional health and safety practices and procedures. Rilean earned the Site Wise Green Certificate and scored a perfect 100% on the Site Wise Assessment Report for 2017, eliciting comments, "Congratulations on the great Health & Safety systems you have in place and the great Health & Safety culture in your group."

Safety is our number one priority on every site. 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 Health & Safety performance, and our independent assessments validate this endeavour.

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 Supervisor 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.

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Rilean is sincerely 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 clients.

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.

Rilean designs are ‘future-proofed’ in anticipation of more stringent environmental building regulations, including Evolution homes. The Evolution philosophy is to design and build healthier, warmer, certified energy-efficient homes that feel comfortable and use fewer resources without compromising the style of the home. 

An Evolution home at Speargrass Flat Road achieved the prestigious six-star Homestar™ rating, the first home in Queenstown to receive that certification.

Evolution homes include high performance features as standards, not upgrades.  Solar energy, LED lighting, increased insulation, airtight membranes in the exterior walls are some of the key components that go into our holistic approach towards building an energy-efficient home.  Evolution homes feel warmer and more comfortable while using fewer valuable resources, reducing running costs and the carbon footprint.  

Quantity Surveying

At Rilean Canterbury, we pride ourselves on having registered Quantity Surveyors in our 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.