Chapman Engineering

CE is a well-established structural steel company which offers a complete construction solution ranging from Tekla detailing, fabrication to on- site erection.

CE has been operating from Christchurch for over 30 years now, fabricating and erecting structural steel mainly for the commercial and industrial market.

Since its foundation Chapman Engineering Ltd has steadily developed and increased in capacity. Attention to detail has placed Chapman Engineering at the forefront of our competitive industry as a specialised structural steel fabricator throughout New Zealand.

Our relationships with customers are enhanced through Quality Customer Service, quality of finish product and by our interdisciplinary procedures and interactive AS/ NZS ISO 3834 part 2 certified quality assurance programs that creates customer trust and confidence throughout each phase of the project. With proven methodologies for projecting costs and production schedules, Chapman Engineering is recognized throughout New Zealand for coming in on time delivery and on budget.

Other services we offer are Tekla detailing and Crane hire.

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How It Began

Chris Chapman is a heating and ventilating engineer by trade. Completed his apprenticeship with Fletcher mechanical and left to go into business for himself making trailers. He began doing structural steel when a friend who had a building company asked him if he could make some steel beams for a development he was doing. Chris was doing all of this builders work when he began to tender to other developers and began concentrating on solely fabricating and erecting steel.

In 1987- 1990, the company had withstand some major losses as developers went by the wayside in the stock market crash. Support from excellent accountants, the bank and an open relationship with the creditors ensured that we continue to work, pay the creditors and virtually build the company up again from scratch.

As the nineties took off, we began to receive larger contracts, which helped to build credibility with some of the major building companies in Christchurch. And here we are 30 years down the track still giving our all as we have since day one.

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Board of Directors

Christopher Chapman


Tracy Chapman


Our team

Karen McIlraith – Office Manager

Wendy Johnson – Account Manager

Michael Hodgkinson – Production Manager

Ian Hosty – QS Estimator

Cecilio Gapayan – Health and Safety