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Erkhart Construction Specialises in Creating Hand-built Residential Homes in Wanaka.

Erkhart Construction was founded in 2014 by Lochlan Urquhart and Joel van Riel to produce quality homes made with sustainable materials and practices in Wanaka. Our team of talented builders strive to make the building of your home a smooth and enjoyable experience. Ekhart Construction's residential building services include project management, full design and build, fixed price contract, concept development and design consultation.

Our Goal Is to Build Handcrafted Homes in Wanaka With a Focus on Sustainability.

From concept development to completion and all the stages in between, we help you bring your ideas and dreams to fruition. Whether you're planning to build your home in the heart of Wanaka's township or rurally in Central Otago, you can always trust Erkhart Construction to build a quality home.

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Sustainability Focused Residential Buildings in Wanaka

Erkhart Construction specialises in environmentally friendly homes that use sustainable materials such as hempcrete, recycled timber and strawbale. Our extensive services mean that we can also help you create a passive, eco-friendly home or renovate your house with sustainable products to reduce your carbon footprint.


We are a member of the Passive House Institute NZ

Passive House Institute NZ (PHINZ) is on a mission to close the gap between the desired and actual performance of buildings and to accelerate the delivery of measurable and continuous improvements in their indoor environmental quality in tandem with their energy-efficiency. We work with professionals and the public sector to improve the energy efficiency of homes and public buildings, helping improve health and well-being, and relieving fuel poverty for New Zealanders.

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