Fletcher’s history began in 1909 with the construction of a timber weatherboard house in Dunedin, New Zealand. Over the following 70 years, Fletcher grew into a respected Australasian building products and construction company.
In 1981, the merger of Fletcher Holdings, Challenge Corporation and Tasman Pulp and Paper created Fletcher Challenge, a multi-national corporation with construction, forestry, building, and energy businesses.
During 2000 and 2001 Fletcher Challenge sold the Paper and Energy divisions, and established separate companies focused on the remaining sectors. Fletcher Building was formed to manage the businesses at the heart of the Fletcher tradition – the manufacture and distribution of building products and construction materials, and the construction of commercial, residential and infrastructure developments.
In March 2001, Fletcher Building listed on the NZX and ASX.