Switched On Housing

Switched On Housing has been maintaining Housing New Zealand properties and helping Kiwis live well for more than 35 years. 

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About Switched On Housing

As a family-owned and operated company, our key driver is enhancing people’s environments. We love what we do and strive to deliver an exceptional standard of workmanship on every job we complete for the whānau and communities we serve.

Our extensive experience in property maintenance gives us the advantage of solid processes and procedures, including strong health and safety practices. We focus on ensuring positive and satisfying experiences for tenants, as well as timely and cost-effective project delivery.

As part of the Switched On Group of companies, we have a long-standing tradition of building excellence in New Zealand and offer unmatched scale and capability. Our in-house master tradespeople work alongside our trusted partner businesses as one
team, utilising innovative project management practices and the latest technology to deliver a customised and seamless result on every job.

Our services

Switched On Housing is a head contractor for Housing New Zealand. We support everyday New Zealanders to feel at home and live great lives in their communities by creating warmer, dryer and safer environments for families. 

Each year, our dedicated team supports more than 7500 households across the Christchurch, Nelson and Marlborough regions with planned and responsive maintenance and repairs, as well as specialist works and housing upgrades. 

We’re on call to assist tenants 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Serving our community

We truly believe in going the extra-kilometre for the communities we serve, and that means providing opportunities that address social issues as part of our core business. Our apprenticeships and partnerships with a variety of social enterprises offer skills development and employment to local people through our Housing New Zealand procurement chain.

We are proud to support the Odyssey House rehabilitation programme in Christchurch through their new social enterprise, which creates window sashes and frames for Switched On Housing projects. We also provide maintenance, painting and yard work contracts to the Kaiapoi Community Care and Employment Trust to
support their training and employment pathways.

Our commitment to improving the world around us extends to regular tree-planting and community garden projects in social housing communities.


Our team believes strongly in employing apprentices and we incentivise our partners to engage school leavers as part of building the industry’s next generation.

Our certifications and practices

Switched On Housing holds Master Builder, Master Electrician, and Master Painter certifications. We are also a Licensed Building Practitioner, Vero Approved Repairer and a Site Safe Member. We hold Site Wise Level 1 Principal and Level 3 Contractor Green Status. We also hold Impac PREQUAL certification in both Category 3 and 4 Status.


Our health and safety practices comply with the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 and all appropriate and relevant Codes of Practice, standards and guidelines applying to our
business. We maintain the tertiary level requirements for ACC Workplace Safety, among other qualifications. 

We also operate within a strong company environmental policy.

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