Rilean Construction

Rilean Construction has been operating in the South Island since 1994.

We have built a reputation synonymous with quality and innovation and are recognised as a key performer in the delivery of all types of construction projects.

Our team brings a high level of workmanship to every project.


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.

We were proud to contribute towards the re-build of Christchurch, delivering homes that exceeded expectations and facilitated the process so both journey and outcome were successful.

In 2017, we put what we've learned through Evolution, our division dedicated to building energy efficient homes, and built an Exemplar Home in Westmorland Heights that earned the first 9 Homestar Built rating in New Zealand.



Our team includes vastly experienced quantity surveyors, project managers, laborers and office administration. 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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