architecture      renovations      design      hempcrete      strawbale      recycled timber


architectural projects 


Erkhart Construction has extensive experience of working with designers and architects to realise the full potential of their concepts and ideas. 

By keeping in close contact with architects & clients we ensure plans are interpreted correctly to create the living environment all parties envisaged, while ensuring that everything is structurally solid and will stand the test of time.




Renovating old houses comes with it’s own unique set of challenges and rewards. When it comes to enlarging your existing home for the growing needs of you family we bring a knowledge and understanding of how to get the job done efficiently and effectively. 


Erkhart Construction have the skills, knowledge and experience to help you modernise your existing home to meet the expectations of modern living.


design & drawings 


Erkhart Construction has a team of in house designers to help you make your ideas a reality. From conceptual drawings through to Building Consent approval.


Whether you have a firm idea of what you want or need us to help with design development contact us today to get started.




We have extensive experience in sustainable building techniques and systems and are constantly researching new techniques to further reduce our impact on the environment and make our homes a safer and healthier place to live, work and play. 




A sustainable and environmentally conscious option.Hempcrete is a bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime, used as a material for construction and insulation.


Hempcrete is easier to work with than traditional lime mixes and acts as an insulator and moisture regulator. The result is a lightweight material that combines insulation and thermal mass. Research suggests this is a building material for the future. 




There is nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a strawbale home. Thick and well insulated walls, soft curves of the plaster, create a space that is warm and inviting.


Receiving the opportunity to work with this wonderful natural product is a joy of ours, and if it’s a dream of yours we’d love to discuss your options with you.


recycled timber 


Working with timber is soul food for the team at Erkhart Construction. As carpenters first and foremost, nothing gives us more pleasure and joy than bringing an old piece of wood back to life.


If it’s time to unearth that old stash of timber, it would be our pleasure to give it a new lease of life by incorporating it into your new home.