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About Us

The History

The team at Residential Castles have been building homes in Canterbury for 20 years.

Founded by Karl Eastmond, Residential Castles was born out of his passion for building solid, quality homes, and his disappointment with the compromise on standards in the market place.

The aptitude is in the gene pool as Karl’s great grandfather was a pioneer as one of the first carpenters in Christchurch.

A Master Builder since 2004, Karl started on his own in 1996 and was highly trained before then by a Master Builder who specialised in residential homes and alterations.

As the company grew, other skilled carpenters joined the team and were trained with Karl’s rigor and expertise to produce the same uncompromising standards and quality that he believes in.

The name Residential Castles is unusual and it was created after Karl visited beautiful castles all over Europe. He came back inspired to build solid, durable homes in his home country.

Why choose a Master Builder

Building with a Registered Master Builder means bringing high quality skills, qualifications and experience to any project.

Only a Registered Master Builder can offer you the peace of mind of a 10-year Master Build Guarantee on residential work.

The process of becoming a Master Builder is rigorous. Building experience, trade or professional qualifications and practical management experience are assessed. Workmanship is inspected and previous clients contacted, to ensure the applicant’s work is of a high standard. Financial stability is also one of the criteria.

The rigor of this process assures your project is in the hands of quality professionals.

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