The Greenland Homes Difference

We believe building a home is about so much more than just constructing ‘four walls and a roof’. When you build with Greenland Homes, it’s all about flexibility and providing cost-effective solutions to you. We will work with you to help create your vision, a home that will suit your unique lifestyle – a home that you will truly adore living in.

We are humbled to be a part of the exciting home build process with each and every one of our clients. We will take the time to thoroughly understand every facet of your project so that you can rest assured you will have the right team working for you. Every concept plan we have can be altered to suit your needs.

Utilising trusted New Zealand suppliers, our team of construction professionals brings decades of building experience to your unique project. We are passionate about providing our clients with superior craftsmanship that reflects their individual style, innovative ideas and functionality.


And our commitment doesn’t end when we hand over the keys.

"We want to build more than a house – we want to build a home. In the process, we hope to build a relationship with you. We are proud of every one of our projects and look forward to working with you." - Sean Zhao, Owner


  • Established in Christchurch in 2004.

  • Constructed over 1 million gross square metres.

  • New Zealand owned and operated.

  • Building throughout Canterbury.

  • Specialise in New Builds and Renovations.

  • Multi award-winning for several years running.


We have a large selection of Home & Land packages available to help take the guess work out of the building process. Even though we’ve selected the site and the perfect floorplan however, alterations can still be made to personalise to your needs.


We can work with you to create a bespoke design that perfectly suits your section and your personality. Whether it’s a level or sloping site, we can cater to your needs. And because we approach every project with an engineer’s mindset, we offer more value in everything we do.

Sean Zhao, Founder and Director Greenland Homes


Founder and Director Sean Zhao has worked in the building and construction industry since 1996 in both New Zealand and China. He has extensive experience in property development and construction management for residential, commercial, industrial and hotel projects. In total, Sean has managed building projects with a gross floor area of more than 1 million square metres. 

Sean works closely with his team of trusted architects and contractors and oversees each project to ensure a superior quality build every time. He approaches every project with an engineers mindset which ultimately helps you to achieve the very best result for the most cost-effective investment.


Cheryl Hampton, Senior Consultant | Design and Build

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Cheryl has worked in the building industry for many years including invaluable experience with some of New Zealand's most well-known building companies. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both design and in crafting the best package options for her clients. Cheryl is extremely passionate and works hard to ensure excellence in every aspect of the building project from initial planning all the way through to construction.

She prides herself on her detailed and responsive communication style. When undertaking a home build project, likely one's biggest investment, Cheryl is dedicated to providing her clients with the best in clever design, top quality inclusions and true fully inclusive packages.


Our 2nd worry-free build with Greenland 
“We have just finished building our second and Master Build Gold award-winning home with Greenland Homes. We feel that they always offer exceptional quality and a worry-free build. Our first home was awesome and our new one is a step up again in terms of design, inclusions and their amazing additions all for a great price.” 

Cindy and Francis (Wigram)

High level of inclusions, quality and features 
“We enjoyed our first build experience with Greenland Homes so much we built a 2nd and now a 3rd time with Sean and the team. Each home has been uniquely designed for our lifestyle and our growing family, and we’re always complimented on the high level of inclusions, overall build quality and stand out finishes.” 

Chris and June (Wigram)

Floored by your presentation and approach
“Thank you so much for a helping us to build a beautiful and awesome home. This would have not have been possible without our first meet where we got totally floored by your presentation and approach. We have decided if at all if we are going to build another home in the future it will be with you and Greenland Homes.” 

Ganesh and Sujatha (Karamu, Riccarton)

A professional building process 
“Sean Zhao from Greenland Homes has managed and built multiple houses and townhouses for our company since 2004. He has also done one architecturally-designed home for me personally. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sean to anyone looking for a builder and project manager. He is a very honest, upfront and hardworking individual who goes out of his way to ensure a professional building process.”  

George Zhong, C&Z Properties 

Attention to detail 
“Our double-story 260sqm house was managed and built by Sean Zhao in 2005. We found Sean approachable, courteous and his team’s workmanship outstanding with emphasis to the finer details. All of Sean’s appointed subcontractors were of the same high standard and very easy to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending Greenland Homes and his team as Top Class builders and project managers.” 

Jessica and Anthony Smith


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