Architecturally designed homes, renovations and additions

We specialise in building top-quality, architecturally designed homes. You can use your own architect, or we can suggest someone suited to the type of house you are planning.

NZ Supreme Award Winner 2013

Have you ever wondered what it takes to win the award for the very best house in New Zealand? The judges who awarded this honour to Phil Benton Builders put it simply: “this wonderfully constructed home demonstrates an incredibly high level of accuracy” on what they described as an “architecturally very innovative and challenging project.” The exterior of this spacious 606 square metre home juxtaposes the rawness of exposed concrete and layered steel frames against the warmth of oak and cedar shutters and trim. It also features a custom wine cellar located 2.5 metres underground, and carefully crafted oak ceilings, joinery and stairs to create a feeling of warmth and luxury indoors. – View Gallery

2009 Gold Award Winner over $1 million category

This award-winning home blends contemporary design with a strong link to an archetypal Canterbury landscape. Located on a lifestyle block in the Plains, the T-shaped, north-facing design fully exploits natural light and warmth in the main open plan kitchen/dining/living area. It also features the kind of indoor-outdoor flow suited to country living, as well as offering expansive views of the Port Hills to the east and the Southern Alps to the west. The interior makes extensive use of warm wooden panelling, low-key colours and natural stone floors to reinforce the connection to the landscape found in this spacious and beautifully executed family home. – View Gallery

2005 NZ National Gold reserve award winner - Renovation over $250K

The aim of this project was to build a new addition to the home without compromising its country estate ambience – and the result is impressive

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2004 NZ National Gold reserve award winner - Renovation over $200K

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