Chris Arnold Building

We are a construction company based in the Wakatipu,
focusing on new residential builds, extensions and renovations.

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What we do



Project Management

We take care of everything from the start of the build, to handing you the keys.

Be as involved in the process as you like, or just leave it all to us.

Trusted Workmanship.

We are a team of qualified carpenters and joiners, headed up by Chris and Steve who have a combined total of 45 years in the construction industry, throughout Europe and New Zealand.

Quality Assurance

As Licensed Building Practioners you can be sure that we know our stuff. We’ve been assessed as competent to carry out building work essential to the structure or weathertightness of residential buildings.

Case Study

Kelvin Heights REBUILD

  • Clad in Siberian larch
  • European oak feature ceiling
  • Eurotech larch window joinery (German spec/made in nz)
  • Fully sealed with intello wrap (passive house) with fully automated ventilation
Case Study

Lake Hayes estate Extension

  • Added to an existing 3-bed house in Lake Hayes
  • Brick built to tie in with the existing property
  • Self-contained one-bedroom intended to add value to the property through short term rentals

A few words from our customers…

We were new to the District so spent a lot of time selecting the builder for our substantial renovation. Our architectural and passive house principled design called for a builder who had the necessary experience along with a close attention to detail. We met with Chris and Steve and were immediately impressed. Chris led his team from QT Builders and did a fantastic job.

They all had as much enthusiasm for the project as we did. They worked well with our architect and design engineer as well as the sub-trades and suppliers. Chris is a thoughtful builder continually providing smart solutions to issues as they arose. We will definitely use Chris and team again.

Richard & Maria.

QBJ built our first home for us. We had a very tricky sloping section to work with. Steve, Chris and their team were very accommodating through the entire building process. We were well informed about every stage of the process and guided through the whole decision making to ensure we would have the house of our dreams.

We cannot be happier with the outcome.

Tuki and Nicky Huck

Chris Arnold Building is a small residential construction company based in Queenstown.