We are a property development firm based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Our approach to developing homes differentiates us from typical spec home developers, as we embed passive house and energy efficiency measures into each home. Our aim is to deliver these high performing houses at a price more New Zealanders can afford.

Nest Residential began in 2014 as a partnership between Simon Fenwick and Mark Teesdale – who share a passion for making better quality, modern housing more accessible in this country.  

As developers, we see projects through from purchasing the site to handing over the keys. We build bespoke homes (not cookie-cutters) and always demand a location, standard and specification that we would be proud to own ourselves.   

In the last 6+ years, Nest has brought many developments to the Christchurch market that have been snapped up by wide range of buyers – from first-homers to retirees.  Many of our owners have become enthusiastic advocates for what we do. Several of them have either bought, or are hoping to buy, their second Nest. And many are happy to give interested buyers a look through their homes.

We must be doing something right? 


Past Projects
9 Poulson Street, Riccarton
Past Projects
88 Poulson Street, Addington
Past Projects
11 Parlane Street, Addington
Past Projects
19 Parlane Street, Addington
Past Projects
23 Parlane Street, Addington
Past Projects
6 Fielding Street, Addington
Past Projects
23 Parlane Street, Addington

We are always developing new homes, and these come onto the market as we complete them. However, we are not a giant building company. We do not have hundreds of houses to sell each year. 

If you are interested in looking at a Nest property, we highly recommend joining our mailing list so you know what projects are coming up, and can be one of the first to take a tour.  

Part of what drives us is the opportunity to spread the word about high-performance housing, and just how much better it can be for our people, our environment, and our future. 

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While we are developers who build and sell finished properties, we always want our owners to have the opportunity to make their home feel like their home.

The earlier you connect with us, the more potential there is for input into the design and finishings of your home.

We hope to talk to you soon.   


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