Our approach

The basics of the building process are budget, wish list and time frame. Get these basics right and you can enjoy the whole building process.

The following guide outlines our approach and pathway to building success – Start with Us.

Stage 1


Collaborating your vision & expectations with our expertise & experience to deliver more value and confident building outcomes.

This is a phase that should not be rushed and one that draws on the huge experience of the DJ Hewitt team to deliver an exceptional build, on time and on budget.

It’s collaboration of client vision, expectation, budget and timing distilled with our expertise and experience to offer a confident and considered outcome for the future.

At DJ Hewitt we ensure a transparent and considered approach to planning: land choice, building style, size & scale, architect and designers, building techniques, logistics, timing and so much more.  We encourage our clients to create a scrapbook of ideas of homes and fixtures they like, providing a valuable tool to distil design thinking and provide direction. 

We put particular focus on managing build expectations with honesty and integrity, guiding clients through a quad mire of considerations required to deliver on an excellent experience and outstanding build every time.


Stage 2


Defining your style and enhancing the form and function of your home in collaboration with the very best partnered expertise.

Designing a platform for life – your abode, your home. It’s a very personal thing and one where form and function blend to realise a predetermined vision. Designing a home that gives a sense of emotional comfort and physical ease tailored to a clearly defined wish-list of requested features and finishes, all managed within a defined budget.

To that end, DJ Hewitt work alongside some of New Zealand’s leading architects, designers, engineers and consultants. We help ensure your vision is put into the right hands and add significant value in this phase solving design, engineering and construction challenges upfront and ensuring budgetary factors are managed.

From presentation of concepts, plans, interior design and finishing to council consents & permits, we work hard to ensure every aspect of your build is accounted for with confidence.

We also offer an inhouse Interior Coordinating Service headed by our very own Tara Hewitt. Assisting clients style their whole home interiors. Bringing all the experts together for a stunning interior including; lighting, kitchen, bathroom, colour design, carpet, tiles & window treatments and more. With Showhome examples and on-hand resources we enhance your interior style and finish.


Stage 3


Employing proven management processes to ensure the highest quality outcomes and efficiencies across all facets of projects.

All DJ Hewitt contracts are managed through a dedicated foreman and overseen personally by Daryl Hewitt in conjunction with the extensive support office offering technical, logistics, interior design and administrative services.

As testimony to our dedication to building excellence, we ensure a trusted and intimate knowledge of the plans and the clients vision is managed across the designers, engineers and specifiers together with co-ordination of sub-trades and DJ Hewitt craftsmen builders.

Furthermore, all projects require timely solutions to unforeseen and often complex construction challenges which are part and parcel of the building process. Our project management systems prove to be a vital and key differentiator to a positive building experience.


Stage 4


Award-winning experience and craftsmanship from a passionate and committed team you can trust.

With over 25 years of building excellence, we have earned a reputation as one of Canterbury’s most respected building companies. Our award-winning team bring an extensive depth of experience across all facets and building and construction to your project. Delivering the highest standard of professionalism, workmanship and commitment to quality and finish that we are known for.

We have been a member of the Registered Master Builders Federation since 1998. The Federation represents New Zealand’s premier building and construction companies – those who have been proven to deliver the highest quality houses and buildings and who offer a ten year registered Master Builders guarantee.

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