Stylish wood: Lockwood Homes

Celebrating its 71st anniversary, Lockwood Homes is reinvesting in an extensive South Island network.

The company opened its second Christchurch show home in July, on its display site and Southern Regional Office in Hornby, and is now gearing up for further expansion.

Outfitted by a group of carefully selected partners, the show home opening formally marked the reinvigoration of Lockwood’s presence throughout the South Island,
post Covid-19.

The new home, The Vacationer (pictured bottom right page), is a stylish, large two-bedroom home from the company’s Ready Built series. Already it has attracted wide interest with several versions likely to roll out of the company’s Rotorua factory in the coming months.

“Once completed and outfitted, visitors and even the Vacationer’s building team have been surprised by the size, and flexibility of the floorplan,” says Karen Gillam, who manages the southern operations and show homes. “A lot of the credit must go to our partners, particularly around the window treatments, lighting, kitchen units and appliances,” adds Karen.

The home was built by C2C Construction, which has since been appointed the Christchurch-Canterbury Licensed Builders. Headed by Callum and Rohan Bowman, the C2C team has built numerous Lockwood homes across Canterbury, from Hanmer to Christchurch and Selwyn in recent years.

New Licensed Builders have also recently been appointed in Dunedin, the West Coast and Inland-Mid-South Canterbury, says Lockwood’s Christchurch-based Head of Strategic Growth and Partnerships, John Stewart.

Lockwood also has partnerships with former franchisees in the Waitaki and Southland, and The Central Otago – Lakes licensee was appointed several years ago.

“We’re delighted with the calibre of each business in the revitalised network and particularly with the appointment of so many experienced Lockwood builders.
“We’ll announce equally outstanding appointments in both the Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough regions in the next few weeks,” John adds.

Additionally, the company will soon celebrate the unveiling of an indoor building facility in Waimakariri, where up to four of its Ready Built relocatable plans can be completed all under cover, simultaneously.


Lockwood Homes use a unique and exclusive system, locking locally sourced solid laminated timber planks and patented aluminium profiles together to create a strong, versatile structure.
The homes are built from a trusted supply of locally sourced materials, meaning there are minimal disruptions to the building timeline due to supply issues that other home builds may experience.
The company can use conventional home plans adapted by its architectural designers, utilise one of its existing plans, or construct a completely bespoke home for clients.

To start your Lockwood journey, head along to the show homes, situated at 431 Main South Road, Hornby.
They’re open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 1pm- 4pm on Sunday.

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