Lockwood Queenstown and Southern Lakes

Queenstown Home Builders Who Bring Your Property Dreams to Life

Lightning Construction traces its beginnings to 2005, when two enthusiastic friends Chris Fraser and Kevin Stephenson embarked on a journey that realised the formation of Lightning Construction & Joinery Ltd in Feb 2006. From its humble beginnings, our company built timber joinery and outdoor furniture and were soon servicing building repairs and upgrades to Housing NZ homes throughout Canterbury. This provided the planning and management skills that would see Lightning undertake commercial construction, retail fit-outs, home alterations and new house builds of varying budgets and complexity. Lightning Construction grew to be a well-respected and established building and construction company, which has been providing support and services to the Canterbury region and more recently into the Central Otago district. 

In the wake of our ten year anniversary, we realised the opportunities presented by the expanding housing market in the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago districts. Chris, Kevin and our team are proud to be joining the Lockwood family as the licensed builders for this territory. We saw this as not only a valuable addition to our interests in the region, but an exciting response to a market very suited to solid timber construction and a salute to our early beginnings. The formation of Lightning Homes recognises our complete commitment to this iconic Kiwi family brand.


Building relationships that forge trust and excellence is our business philosophy. Responding with integrity and transparent communication will always underpin our management of your inquiry. We promote informed design decisions from early on, and manage all professional inputs required to realise the best outcomes for your home and site requirements.


Our most important priorities are yours and we encourage you to discuss any ideas and thoughts you have, from our initial response, right through to the day you are handed the keys to your new Lockwood home. From our base in Cromwell, we are surging ahead and dedicated to pricing and building your Lockwood home, uniquely suited to your lifestyle and needs.


Our aim is to deliver the best value throughout your project, without compromising on design aesthetics, spatial functionality, construction quality and finishing.


We are small enough to listen, yet big enough to deliver.


Talk to us about your site, plans and new home ideas today.  


Meet the Team

Contact Us

3 Wolter St, Cromwell.  Office open by appointment or phone us to arrange a visit to your site

Christchurch Office - Unit 1, 201 Road, Hillsborough

Freephone 0508 562 596

Phone 03 344 0299

Members of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association

Site Safe Members, not-for-profit membership organisation providing education and resources on best practice systems and behaviours known to improve on-site health & safety in the NZ construction industry.