PhD Building​

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A new standard for building in New Zealand
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PhD Building New Zealand


PhD Building

For 30 years, clients have trusted us to build their dream, eco-friendly homes. Our high-quality, beautiful homes follow the Passive House standard principle, which means that our work includes some of the greenest, most energy efficient residential buildings in New Zealand. Not only do we build first-class single-family homes, we also build premium, eco-friendly multi residential and commercial buildings.

Our homes are efficient, modern, and environmentally friendly, all while still being cozy, charming, and warm. Our homes are built to last – we’re in the business of creating “forever homes” on time and on budget.

We know that trusting a company to building your family home or your next investment property is a big deal. That’s why we’re committed to client satisfaction – no matter if your next project is a cozy cottage or a high-end, multi-million dollar project.


With over 30 years of experience, we’re one of the most committed and reliable environmentally conscious construction companies in NZ. Unlike many, our building methodologies and products contribute to our high ratings for both the Passive House standards and the Green Star (NZGBC) standards. That means our buildings are some of the greenest around!

We balance high-quality materials with our clients’ needs. This makes creating your dream residential home possible. We create beautiful homes that are warm, cost-effective, and meet the Passive House Standards. We have access to the best materials directly from manufacturers, elevating our homes’ designs while keeping costs down. We are able to take clients’ concepts and adapt them to green standards. For clients looking to build their dream homes, we can help every step of the way—from design to management and construction.

We pair our client’s desires with the best energy-efficient standards. If you want an eco-conscious house that doesn’t sacrifice any charm, choose PhD Building.

For clients looking for a partner for commercial construction ventures, we offer our own team of designers, engineers, and consultants, to ensure that all aspects of the project are successful. Our thorough knowledge makes our construction methodology fast, cost effective, and quality assured.

All our commercial buildings meet the Green Star (NZGBC) standards, giving them a trusted verification that future tenants will love.

If you want beautiful buildings with eco-friendly charm on time and in budget, Choose PhD Building for you next multi residential and commercial construction project.

Services Provided

What We Can Do For You

Residential projects from Concept Design to Full Build

Customized for You
Passive House Standard
Low Energy Use

Turn your project into the vision of your dreams by utilizing this service. Our experts will explain all your options and answer any of your questions. Our team works closely with each client to make sure we’re meeting, and exceeding expectations. Get in touch for more information.


Student Accommodation
Commercial Offices
Built to the Highest Quality in time and on budget

We understand the importance of picking the right company that’s experienced, dependable and affordable. With this service and our many others, we have the tools and experience to get the job done with the highest standards and at the best price. Let us know how we can help with your needs.

Nudura ICF - We bring Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms to New Zealand

Cost effective, Fast, Energy Efficient concrete construction

The focus of today’s property owners, designers, builders and property developers is to build environmentally sustainable buildings, using the latest energy efficient building materials. Improving the thermal performance of the building envelope with the NUDURA ICF wall system is the easiest, fastest and most cost-effective way to reduce build and energy costs.

Viking AS Windows and Doors

Quality and Latest Technology certified by Passive House Institute in Germany

Passive window design for high energy efficient windows. Our windows are certified as Passive House Component by Passive House Institute in Germany. With different sizes and styles available to choose from, we create for you a uniquely specialise product.

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