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North Canterbury

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Jamie & Ellen Petersen
Petersen Construction Ltd
127 Main North Road, Woodend
03 310 0247
North Canterbury

Trust your local experts!

Here at Totalspan North Canterbury we’re proud to be a local company – in fact, our entire team live in the area, including owners Jamie and Ellen Petersen. When it comes to garages, sheds, barns and commercial buildings, there’s pretty much nothing we can’t do. Our plans can be fully customised, allowing us to tailor a solution just for you.

We know things are challenging right now, and that every decision counts. That’s why we are here to help you find the right building solution. 

When it comes to garages, sheds, barns and commercial buildings, there’s pretty much nothing we can’t do. Our plans can be fully customised, allowing us to tailor a solution just for you.

Make an enquiry with us above and we’ll be in touch with you shortly to discuss your new build.

Jamie and Ellen Petersen, the owners of Totalspan North Canterbury, are a dynamic duo. Jamie has over ten years’ experience in building Totalspan steel buildings in North Canterbury, the South Island and in Queensland, therefore he knows the product inside out. Jamie is a qualified carpenter and a Licenced Building Practitioner. This means that you can have peace of mind that your build is in very capable and experienced hands. Additionally, Jamie has experience in all roles of the North Canterbury Totalspan branch including project management, sales and business management. He prides himself on offering a quality product, from concept to completion that will meet your individual requirements. Ellen is a registered school teacher and has taught students in both New Zealand and Australia. She has also proved her commitment to the business by studying a Masters degree in Business Management at the University of Canterbury. This means that not only will you be receiving expert advice, you can rest assured that the service comes with understanding, honesty and integrity.

We provide free no obligation quotes, with an on site visit consultation. Your project will be handled by us from start to completion; covering earth works, building consent, concrete pad and fit outs or we can provide a Kitset only. We build to any size, to any requirement, to any budget at a timeframe to suit you. Our experienced staff have in depth knowledge of local council requirements meaning a stress free experience for you. You can sleep easy knowing that a true professional is in charge of building your new garage, sleepout, shed, workshop or home.

We care about our staff, you and your family so we have a site specific Health and Safety system in place. To ensure your peace of mind, your building is insured with us while under construction. Our building contractors are well experienced, efficient and uphold a high standard of workmanship on every job - big or small.

Quality control checks are carried out throughout the build process to ensure your investment project runs smoothly. We stand behind our products with an industry leading 25 year structural guarantee, and a 5 year workmanship guarantee.

Totalspan is backed by one of New Zealand's leading building companies with over 40 years industry experience.
Totalspan North Canterbury supports local communities, having supplied and built Under Cover Kids bus shelters as well as sponsors of Rangiora Pony Club and Woodend Netball Club.

We expect to give the best service and provide a stress free process to every customer, every time.

We wish to pass on our thanks to the team at Totalspan North Canterbury. The service we received from every team member during our recent build was outstanding. Special thanks to Paul, Jamie and Stephanie who liaised with us during the project. We appreciate the way you kept us informed at every step. The build was completed on time and we appreciate that you worked to get it completed before Christmas. The contractors on site were respectful and left the site clean and tidy. We would have no hesitation about recommending you to our family and friends.

Angela and Ross Christie — Fernside

Excellent experience from the Totalspan team. Very easy to deal with and exceptionally friendly, highly recommend.

Lance Moore — Woodend

“Right from our first contact with Totalspan North Canterbury, we found the entire team friendly, helpful and professional. Our project was not exactly standard but Totalspan North Canterbury came up with solutions to all the various problems and successfully delivered in the end. We are very happy with the finished building. Thank you very much.”

Teresa and Manfred, Diamond Way Buddhist Temple — Glentui

“My wife and I are delighted with our new barn and horse shelter which were both constructed quickly and on schedule. Chris the construction manager communicated with us at all stages of the build which kept us well informed during the process. The barn itself is a great space which is free from poles and supports which allows us to utilise the entire space. The outside lean-to provides excellent shelter for my wife's horses. We would have no hesitation in recommending Totalspan North Canterbury to others. Thanks a lot Totalspan North Canterbury from some happy customers.”

Peter and Sian — North Canterbury

“Totalspan North Canterbury were able to deliver when push came to shove. Building is a challenging industry and Totalspan were able to deliver and meet our strict deadlines for the project. We set a tight timeframe of October to January and Totalspan performed under pressure and deliver even with all the red tape from councils and other industries.

My experience with dealing with Totalspan was very professional, responsive to my requests and found their office and site staff very knowledgable. The Totalspan North Canterbury team were very skilled and motivated to please. I decided to build with Totalspan as their prices were very competitive and they offered ideal design/materials for our purpose. Totalspan’s workmanship was consistently good. There were many positive aspects to using Totalspan, durability, clear span, multi shaped internals and tidy look to name a few. Overall the building met our requirements, it is ideal for our business and purpose.”

John Coers - Director of Lock Box Storage — North Canterbury

“We highly recommend Totalspan North Canterbury for the quality assurance and customer service. Our highest compliments for a job well done. We are delighted with the finished product and highly recommend Totalspan North Canterbury.”

Robert and Dianne Owen — Ashley Forest, Hurunui

To the team at Totalspan North Canterbury. Big thanks to John, Kieran and Stephanie. You guys have been so helpful from start to finish. The boys who put the shed up did an amazing job. I can't fault anything. It is perfect. Had lots of interest so will leave the Totalspan sign on the gate.

Brett & Nicole Peterson — Waipara

Ready to talk to an expert and get a quote?

Talk to our Shed Specialists and they will guide you through the process and help design a steel building that meets your needs. Request a quote online or give our guys a call.