building companies christchurch

Light Commercial Construction

We have experience delivering a range of light commercial construction projects in Christchurch such as educational buildings, retail, warehouse fit outs & alterations to make buildings fit for purpose. We also have experience in commercial building renovation and repair. 

We enjoy the challenge of the tight time-frames, budget constraints and extensive consultation with numerous stakeholders. Our project programming is professional and realistic, and reviewed throughout the project in close consultation with the client and the building occupation requirements.

We excel at managing the code of compliance process, and share the client’s sense of urgency in obtaining use of the building after the construction is complete. We have worked with several different Project Management Organisations and are well accustomed to meeting and exceeding their requirements.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next commercial construction project, contact us today.



Pukeko Centre

The Pukeko Centre is a joint venture being undertaken by the Parklands Bowling Club and the Parklands Rugby Football Club to provide a sporting and social facility for the growing local community. We have proudly completed Stage 1 of the project. We managed the relocation of a building earmarked for demolition at Freeville School to the Parklands site, and completed an entirely new fit out to transform the building into a clubhouse. The clubhouse features function spaces, meeting rooms, a kitchen and bar and bathroom and changing facilities. The club house was recently opened by The Mayor, and is now a celebrated and well loved facility by the founding clubs.



The Beckenham Methodist Church suffered significant earthquake damage and their hall was damaged beyond repair. We were engaged to act as the Main Contractor to complete a 3 stage project that involved construction of a new architecturally designed hall, structural strengthening of the main church building and upgrading kitchen and toilet facilities. The project was carefully managed to enable the church congregation to use the parts of the building which were completed whilst work was undertaken in other areas. This project involved numerous stakeholders, and extensive consultation was undertaken throughout.

The council compliance process was complex, in that it required numerous Certificate of Public use applications and subsequent sign off throughout construction. We facilitated this process proactively to ensure there were no risks to building occupation requirements for the parish. The project was not only completed on the required deadline, but importantly for the church parish , we managed to achieve Code of Compliance from CCC for the entire project within 48 hours to enable the building to be used for a special function.

"We've not had to stop operating from the site because of the phased way the project is being done. Galletly Builders has been responsive to everything needed to be discussed as the project progresses. We've really appreciated their willingness to go the extra mile".

John Dunlop, Beckenham Methodist Church Parish representative

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Energy Light Ltd

Our Client needed to make a new building fit for purpose for their growing business.  The building needed to cater for both warehouse and office requirements.  Our work involved the construction of new mezzanine areas, that included new toilets, kitchen and office space.  We undertook the construction whilst the space was partially in use and carefully minimized disruption to the clients.  With the critical operational requirements of the client in mind, we delivered the project ahead of schedule.  We expertly facilitated the compliance process and achieved Code of Compliance within 2 weeks of construction completion.

"From the first engagement to the last Galletly Builders were a pleasure to deal with, were very professional, and kept us well informed throughout.   Like any significant build project there were various unexpected challenges to deal with and these were always approached with a positive can-do attitude.  Nothing was a problem, nothing was ignored and nothing was beyond their ability to execute.   A detailed plan of attack was developed upfront and not only did they end up ahead of plan due to a well coordinated and hard-working team but they always went that extra mile to tidy up after themselves and to minimize their impact on the rest of the business going on around them.  When plans and timing did need to change they were adaptable and consistently put us and our needs first, demonstrating a real understanding of, and commitment to, customer service.   I have no hesitation in recommending Mark, Nadine and their crew at Galletly Builders and wish them all the best".

Jon Foulkes, Operations Manager, Energylight Group 

commercial builders in christchurch

New regent street

We had the honour of completing the earthquake repair and restoration for two of the New Regent Street shops. This was a complex repair process which involved achieving a careful balance of an upgrade to today’s building code and strengthening requirements, whilst restoring the former heritage features to the satisfaction of the Heritage Society. Site access was difficult, strict site safety was imperative and there were significant logistical challenges - all of which we successfully overcame to produce a stunning outcome for both owners and the community of Christchurch. This is one of our most proud projects.

"Galletly Builders have just completed recently numbers 28 and 30 Shops in New Regent street to a very high Standard and good pricing. Thank you so much for what you have been doing for us on New Regent Street. We are so very proud to recommend you to others for the wonderful work you have done for the street, including ourselves". Betty & Brian Hazeldine

"Thank you!  The first shop to be completed!! I would be happy to tell others how strong and how beautiful they are." Kim Yeon

Light commercial construction project at Halswell Nest Early Learning Centre

Halswell Nest Early Learning Centre

This project involved the conversion of a residential dwelling into a fully operational childcare centre. Completing the project required careful adherence to Council compliance requirements for transitioning to a commercial building, as well as complying to specific child care centre requirements. Rooms were re-configured and re-furbished, structural strengthening work completed, building exterior upgraded, interior and exterior disabled access created, plumbing and electrical services re-configured - even a new play fort was constructed outside!