Christchurch & Canterbury


Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch is still the Garden City, and Landmark Homes Christchurch has been there long enough to assure you it’s still a wonderful place to live.

Coralie and Stephen Pollard have owned Landmark Homes Canterbury since 2007, which makes them the longest-serving Landmark Home franchisees. In that time, their staff of two has now grown to 10.

“We just like building houses!” Coralie says. “I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else.”

Coralie and Stephen both began their careers in the construction industry. Coralie was a quantity surveyor while Stephen is a builder by trade. Stephen’s experience in construction, health and safety and quality control makes him the technical side of the business, while Coralie is the one “at the coalface”, managing the sales, administration and contractors.

What they love about Landmark Homes is the variety. Where other building companies tend to produce the same thing ten times over, Landmark stands out.

“We’ve never built the same home twice. Every customer is different, and every home is different. It’s a constant challenge and you’re meeting people along the way. That’s what keeps us interested,” says Coralie.

Building in Christchurch has come a long way in recent years. Coralie says it’s been an interesting and stressful time – but the city is bouncing back.

“We’ve built some amazing homes for people, especially those affected by the earthquake. Getting them back into their homes has been hugely rewarding.

Their point of difference is to cater for all budgets – from the small 3-bedroom first home to the million-dollar dream home.

Dealing with emotional aftermath of the earthquake has been tough, and the Landmark team work hard to make the building journey as pain-free as possible. That means taking care of the extra red tape.

“We navigate the insurance process and help them decide what they can put back. Once we get through all those roadblocks, everyone starts getting excited about building again.”

As well as being home to “the best rugby team in New Zealand!”, Coralie insists there are plenty of reasons to live in Christchurch.

“This is a place that has been repaired, but our people don’t knock over easily. We’ve got lots of new infrastructure, and everything is looking bright and fresh. We want to welcome people back to the city – wearing red and black, of course!”

Looking for a builder in Christchurch or the wider Canterbury region? Call Landmark Homes Christchurch & Canterbury today!


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31 Prestons Park Dr, Burwood, Christchurch

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Our People at Christchurch & Canterbury

Coralie Pollard


021 272 2900

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It’s pretty satisfying when anyone associated with Landmark, but particularly a franchisee, says their dream home is the very house Landmark built for them. For Coralie Pollard, that’s very much the case. Built in 2013, Coralie says it’s exactly the home she wanted. Not that she was the ‘dream client’, however. ‘Definitely not me,’ she says with a laugh. ‘Ask the show-home building staff!’ The thing about Coralie though is that she is her own worst critic. And she knows what she wants and sticks to her guns. We actually love that about her — as we do about any Landmark client. It's no surprise that Coralie is most inspired by working mums, or that she hasn't laughed so hard since 'Jacinda won the election against all the odds. Go girl!' That's Coralie to a T. T for tenacious. 'Ten years ago I promised myself that I would go back to school and finish my education. I'm four papers away from completing that goal.' Landmark celebrates tenacity like that.

Stephen Pollard


021 272 2112

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The best way to picture Steve Pollard is as a character in a wilderness movie, like A River Runs Through It, out on his boat, fishing then hunting, walking back to the hut with a deer across his back and spending the rest of the evening drinking wine and eating venison. We're pretty sure that's the best version he has of himself too. It's a pretty rich counterbalance to the life of a franchisee and New Home Consultant. But there are plenty of crossovers. The biggest is that, in a similar way to fishing or hunting, it's the next client that is the dream client. It's the next house that is the dream house. His favourite house is 'the last one'. That's what living wild is all about, living on the edge, but it's also what being there for a client is all about too — giving this one, this moment, everything you have.

Amanda Coster

New Home Consultant

027 272 2275

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Amanda Coster is a rare breed. Sure, she worked in the building industry before joining Landmark this year, so not much out of the ordinary there. But when you dig a little below the surface, you discover Amanda is a real surprise packet. For example, she admits she’s the most likely person at Landmark to get in the boxing ring. That’s right! There’s nothing Amanda loves more than pulling on the gloves. “I love going to Body Combat and sparring at the gym with friends,” Amanda says. “Fitness is important to me.” Which is probably why, when she retires, Amanda plans to kayak — yes, kayak! — around Greece. After which, she’ll probably travel the world (but just the hot places). More than anything though, life for Amanda is about relationships. Nothing makes her more proud than her beautiful family (husband and three girls) and her amazing friends of many years - and that appreciation of people also extends to her clients. “I love meeting new and interesting people,” Amanda says. “I just love my job.”

Ron Fraser Henderson

New Home Consultant

022 635 3648

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Ron Fraser Henderson's dream house is on the side of a mountain, next to a river, with plenty of snow in winter. Good thing he hails from Christchurch then, where there's plenty of that to go around. It's not just about location for Ron though — it's about nature, the great outdoors, the landscape, trees. It's no surprise to anyone who knows Ron that his dream alternative career is arborculturalist (which is a fancy way of saying tree whisperer). Ron brings that sensibility to his sales role. He believes anything is possible, for himself and his clients — which is why his favourite thing is his library, which reminds him of those possibilities. It's also why the thing he is most proud of is his son ... 'who continues to frustrate, annoy and deliver an unexpected life beyond expectation.' We suspect he takes after his old man, who does exactly the same.

House & Land Packages in Christchurch & Canterbury

Homes Built by Christchurch & Canterbury

  • Lois says ...

    “They listened, they delivered, they cared about the post-build follow up.”

  • Carol & Chris say ...

    “A big thank you to all at Landmark Homes Christchurch, you have done a fantastic job making our dream house a reality.”

  • Hans & Nettie say ...

    “We have been guided in a very professional and friendly way through the process.”

  • Les says ...

    “We would not hesitate to recommend the Landmark team to anyone.””

  • Jayne & Tere say ...

    “We have found you to be friendly, patient, honest & respectful.”

  • Richard Hawke says ...

    “Now that I’m in my new home, I look back and realise how lucky I was to choose the expertise and guidance of the guys at Landmark. It couldn’t have gone more smoothly. The communication from the initial discussions around planning and design, throughout the progression of the project, to the final completion and handover, was all beyond expectation in both regularity and clarity.”

  • Esther & Thomas Lim say ...

    “They were extremely friendly, appreciated and listened to our ideas as well as paying attention to every detail. Thank you Landmark Homes Christchurch for our most amazing home!”

  • Richard Hawke says ...

    “I couldn’t recommend the team at Landmark Homes more highly. Going into my first ever build, I was told by others that it could be a stressful and nerve wracking few months. Now that I’m in my new home, I look back and realise how lucky I was to choose the expertise and guidance of the guys at Landmark. It couldn’t have gone more smoothly. I couldn’t be happier with the result and I’ll definitely be recommending Landmark Homes to anyone looking to build in the future.”