It was an enjoyable experience having Homeworld take care of everything

Faye & Neil
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It was an enjoyable experience having Homeworld take care of everything.

We wanted to let you know how pleased and happy we are with our new home. The materials and workmanship are of the best quality and we simply cannot fault anything. We build our last three houses on a labour only basis and they went pretty smoothly, but I must say it was a much easier and more enjoyable experience having Homeworld take care of everything.

Faye & Neil

“It’s the little things that are important. The attention to detail was amazing”

Mike & Kaye, Tullamore Estate
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Mike and Kaye are proud owners of their new home built by Homeworld in Tullamore Estate on Austin Road.

“Having previously built with Homeworld and finishing up with a beautiful high quality home we were more than happy to approach Homeworld for a second time. Right from the start we knew we would get a quality product at a predetermined price and in this uncertain business environment we were comforted to deal with a company that has been in business for over 30 years and has such a good name and solid reputation in Northland.

We had a vision of what we wanted and the Homeworld team took it from there. The architect, Lee Johnstone, produced a set of sketch plans adter discussion with us about what we required. They also drew the outline of the house and rooms on the site so we could visualise how the house would sit on the site and we also received a 3D computer image to help with the visualisation. 

We found the staff at Homeworld to be professional, knowlegable and throughout the process we were kept well informed of the building process. All of the tradesmen that worked on our home were very approachable and were happy to discuss anything we asked. We particularly found that working with Paul Whitehead and our Construction Manager Rob Bowers made for a very easy build as they were both very approachable and helpful and went that little bit extra, even on the smallest of detail.

It’s the little things that are important. The attention to detail was amazing. We just had to mention something we wanted and it was organised for us. For example we wanted a shelf over the washbasin in the toilet but the standard sizes were wrong for the basin. Using innovative thinking a glass shelf was designed that fits perfectly with what we wanted. And again, when we mentioned a product we had heard about that stops the glass of the shower box from smearing, before we knew it they had done the research and the product was able to be installed.

Everything was done to such a high standard that we have not had to use any other services. We are very happy with the house, it was quoted spot on with no hidden nasties and the quality of the workmanship is of a very high standard. We have had so many positive comments from family and friends about the standard of the build.

We have already recommended Homeworld to friends who have now built with them and would be happy to advise anyone thinking of building to give them a call”

Mike & Kaye, Tullamore Estate

All you have to have is the vision and the right team to help you achieve it

Marie & Derek
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“All you have to have is the vision and the right team to help you achieve it”


Having found their perfect block of land at Maungatapere, Marie & Derek then started the hunt for the perfect house to put on it.  Marie had a vision of a ‘Pioneer Cottage’ which “had to look like it had been there for 100 years”.  And that is exactly what she has achieved.  You really feel as if you have been transported back in time.

Having been through a friend’s house with a similar style and being impressed with the workmanship, they queried the builders’ name.  It turned out that he worked for Homeworld Design & Build whom Marie & Derek had built with 20 years ago!  So, it was back to Homeworld with their plans and ideas in hand, to see if they could make their dreams become a reality.

Rod Langdon was great.  He listened carefully to what we wanted to achieve and assured me that they could help us.   I was very specific in what I wanted in my home, but not once did I feel like it was a problem.  Rob Bowers was our Project Manager and he was great too.  He was an excellent communicator and was very good at making sure that the builder and other tradesman achieved exactly what I wanted, even if it meant a bit of extra work from them”.

“As for the style, I soon realised that if you wanted to achieve a particular style, you had to follow it through with ‘everything’.  You couldn’t get away with putting modern fittings in this style of home.  I had lots of fun researching the ‘Pioneer Cottage’ style homes and fittings and enjoyed incorporating them into my new home. Homeworld were very accommodating and worked closely with us to ensure we were all on the same track.  We love our new home and I would definitely work with the whole team again.”

Looking through this home, you will notice that not a thing is ‘standard’, with beautiful timber custom made vanities (which the owners sourced second hand and renovated) to pendant light fittings & switches, solid Kauri timber doors, Kitchen Joinery by Geoff Hewinson (who is a true craftsman) and even the wallpaper was totally unique with different strips of coloured wallpaper all down the hallway to look as if it had been partially stripped back!  It just goes to show what a LOT of imagination and flexible builders can achieve together.  You don’t have to have a ‘run of the mill new house’.  You can put as much of your style and flair into it as you like.  All you have to have is the vision and the right team to help you achieve it.

Marie & Derek Van der Kwaak

Everyone was very open and extremely helpful

David Bayliss, Ruakaka
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“Everyone was very open and extremely helpful”

Located on the water’s edge at Ruakaka, this stunning home sits majestically upon 1.5 acres of lush gardens.

Owner, David Baylis, initially approached a friend, Allan Shanahan, of Shanahan Architects in Ponsonby with ideas for his new home. These were quickly turned into the perfect plan! All that remained was to find a builder, and several builders were approached. Fortunately, friends of David knew Barry Trass from Homeworld Design & Build in Whangarei. After personally meeting with the Homeworld team, David felt confident that they were the ones to build his dream home.

“Everyone at Homeworld has been very open, warm and extremely helpful. I felt right at home from the start and very confident with the whole team. Nothing was too much trouble for them and I could tell they had a lot of combined building knowledge. I also felt extremely lucky to have Mel Herman as my builder. He is such a genuinely nice guy and an expert tradesman.”

Building homes is a team effort with a number of local Whangarei firms helping with the project. David found all the trades people were extremely helpful and genuinely nice people. All suppliers associated with Homeworld were equally as helpful and gave exceptional service.

One thing that David feels equally passionate about is the Sola Hart, Solar Heating System he had installed. “I would encourage anyone looking at building to install one. It’s an absolute must! The energy cost savings are remarkable.”

“Apart from a temporary problem with a window supplier, I can honestly say I had no problems at all. In fact, I have already recommended a number of my friends to build with Homeworld”

David Bayliss, Ruakaka

We found the process very stress-free

Reece and Jade, Whangarei
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“We found the process very stress-free”

Perched on top of a hill with a stunning rural outlook, sits this spectacular new home.  This is the type of house that makes you ‘rubber-neck’ when you drive past to get a second look.  The high feature Gables give it a strong stately manor look and to say that its owners are proud, is an understatement.  You can just tell they love it!!

When Reece & Jade decided to build, they went with their gut instincts.

“We looked around at a number of building firms to start with, but felt the most comfortable with Homeworld.   We knew a couple of the staff there who took us under their wing and guided us throughout the whole process.  We felt very comfortable with them right from the start.  Everyone had warned us that building a new home would be a very stressful experience, yet we found the whole process very stress-free.

A hold up at the council end processing the Building Consent, turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Reece and Jade turned a negative into a positive and decided to make the most of the delay.

“Due to the delay in the consent, we had extra time to analyse and make changes to our plan before the building process started.  We look back now and we’re thankful to the extra time we had to make these last minute changes.  Our designer Mark Russell, was exceptional and couldn’t help us enough.  He offered us loads of valuable advice which we took on board.  We are super proud of our new house and the fact that Homeworld built it.  Everyone that comes to visit only has positive things to say about it, especially the large open plan Living Area. “

The home has been custom designed for the site, and the layout just works so well.  A large open plan Kitchen, Dining and Lounge  faces north  to soak up the sun with large Bi-Fold Doors opening onto the west side of the house for privacy under a large  Portico Roof.

This is the perfect example of a house that ‘is designed for the site’ rather than just a floor plan plucked from a range of standard plans.  The result is a perfect match.

Reece and Jade, Whangarei

Homeworld’s Display Village is really helpful!

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“Homeworld’s Display Village is really helpful!”

After securing their section in Paradise Shores, Ruakaka, Dave & Lois Neville set about finding their ideal builder. Two things led them to Homeworld Design & Build. Firstly, they came highly recommended by friends (who were also building with Homeworld at the time) and secondly the convenience of regular weekend access.

Living and working in Auckland, weekends were the only time they could spare to fine tune their plans and product choices. “Homeworld’s Display Village is really helpful! We could choose all our products in one place and in a ’house setting’ from our Tapware right through to carpets.”

They only had two specific briefs for Homeworld’s designer. “We wanted a funky’ beach home with the main living area upstairs to maximise the views of Mount Manaia and the beach.” And that’s exactly what they got. “Homeworld really listened to what we wanted. As soon as we saw the first sketch we were sold. It’s just fantastic!”

Lois’s favourite part of her new home is the open plan living area. “I can catch all the conversation when friends are over or watch television, all while working in the kitchen.”

“We felt very comfortable leaving everything to our supervisor to arrange while we were in Auckland. He communicated with us very well. We had no trouble at all. And our builder ‘Mel Hermon’ kept the place so clean…like a hospital!! I’ve never seen a building site like it! Absolutely spotless. We felt like he was really looking after our home…”

The House Just Blew Us Away!

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“The House Just Blew Us Away!”

On gorgeous Ninety Mile Beach in Ahipara sits this stunning new holiday home. The construction of this project was a little different from many others; the owners lived in America and didn’t get to see their new home until it was totally completed.

Due to these slightly extraordinary circumstances, the owners needed a building firm to take control and full responsibility of the project. After interviewing a number of builders, it became clear that the obvious choice was Homeworld for the design and build. Both the designer and consultant took a very personal and active approach to the project and soon took it under their wing.

“We had a hundred questions along the way, and Homeworld was great at answering them all. We were really impressed with their exacting structure and felt fully confident leaving our project in their hands. When we first walked into the house, our mouths just dropped. The house just blew us away! It’s the small things that make the difference and Homeworld certainly went out of their way to make our home perfect, right down to the last detail.” The completed project is a combination of the work of great tradespeople and suppliers.

“Thank you for letting us share our lovely experience with Homeworld customers. We are delighted with our home and our building experience.

The fact that Homeworld were such good listeners and responsive to our needs made it a pleasant experience. Having the right personnel in the correct positions makes Homeworld a winner!”

Absolutely First Class

Bruce and Margaret Hunt
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“Absolutely First Class”

When Bruce and Margaret Hunt decided to make the big move north to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren, choosing a builder to build their new home was easy.  Their daughter had used Homeworld Design & Build a few years earlier and was very pleased with the experience.  They didn’t need to even look any further.  So with very specific requirements for their new home, they popped in to see the Homeworld team.

“Homeworld took very much on board what we wanted and our specific requirements.  Being in a wheelchair full time, I needed the house to be as wheelchair friendly as possible.  Having a ‘flush level entry’ around the entire house is priceless!  They even used large boulders on the section to create a retaining wall which meant instead of having a sloping section, we now had a totally useable flat section.  Doors and hallways were built wider, I had a custom made vanity that my wheelchair could go under and a sloping floor easy access shower.  Carousel Kitchens even designed me a purpose built chopping board at a lower height for me to use. “

“My husband is an engineer, so he has a very sharp eye for detail.  The quality and workmanship was so high with all the tradespeople.  We are delighted with everything, and I don’t think there is anything we would change.  The house is so spacious!  The total build time was less than 15 weeks!  We are always happy to promote good things.  And the Homeworld team is one of them. We don’t plan on building again so we wanted to get it right first time.  Most of our dealings during construction were with Mark Russell our Project Manager.  He had his finger on everything!  Since we didn’t live locally, most of our communication and decision making was made via phone and email.  He always kept us totally involved in the whole process.  He was brilliant!  We are delighted with the way everything came together and would strongly recommend Homeworld to anyone thinking to build.”

Bruce and Margaret Hunt

We didn’t have to worry about anything from start to finish

Richard & Donna Maine
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“We didn’t have to worry about anything from start to finish”

When Richard & and Donna decided to build on their Tutukaka property, the first thing they did was check out a new home their friends had recently built at ‘The Anchorage’.  “The quality and finishing of their home was really good. We looked online at lots of building firms, but kept coming back to Homeworld each time.”

Once they had an idea of the type of floor plan they wanted, they called into Homeworld’s office to discuss the process and changes to the plan.

“As it was a coastal property, we wanted to maximize the site and leave as much flat site available for tents and parking.  Hence our decision to build on the sloping part of the section which was also the challenging part to mow.  The added bonus of this was the huge storage it created below the house.  Ideal for firewood and dingys etc. The next challenge was modifying the plan to be suitable for a family member in a wheelchair.  It had to have easy level entry access at the rear, wider hallways and a walk-in shower box.  Homeworld managed to adapt the plan to suit all our requirements.  Nothing was a problem.  They listened carefully to what we wanted to achieve and made it happen.  The whole team was excellent and we didn’t have to worry about anything from start to finish.  We always recommend Homeworld to anyone looking to build.”

Richard & Donna Maine, Tutukaka

Steve was great to deal with and I was very impressed with the whole team

Kennedy, Waipu Cove
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“Steve was great to deal with and I was very impressed with the whole team”

When the ‘Reef’ Showhome was sold it was relocated to Waipu, and many of the staff expressed their sadness at seeing it go.  We had become quite attached to this stunning home and hoped it was going to be enjoyed by its new owners as much as we loved it.

This recently prompted us to take a trip to Waipu to see how it was settling into its new surroundings.

When the ‘Reef’ Showhome was sold it was relocated to Waipu, and many of the staff expressed their sadness at seeing it go.  We had become quite attached to this stunning home and hoped it was going to be enjoyed by its new owners as much as we loved it.

This recently prompted us to take a trip to Waipu to see how it was settling into its new surroundings.

“Steve was great to deal with and I was very impressed with the whole team.  Dealing with them was a breeze. Supervisor Rob Bowers was great at communication and made everything hassle free.   A few modifications needed to be made to the house along with lots of extra decking which they organised without any issues.   Then, halfway through the project, I decided I wanted an extra ‘sleepout’ adjacent to the house.  Homeworld designed it to match the showhome so it looks like the perfect set.   I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Homeworld, in fact I have recently bought a ½ acre  property in Waipu and I’m currently in negotiations with Homeworld to build another home on it.”

Kennedy, Waipu Cove

We got a lot of bang for our buck!

Grant & Nadia Lewis
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“We got a lot of bang for our buck!”

When Grant & Nadia Lewis first contemplated building on their new subdivision at Langs Beach Estate, they did a lot of research before deciding which building company they would use. This was to be the first home built on their subdivision and they needed to create a dramatic home to match the incredible views. Not only did the firm have to be able to offer a house with the “WOW” factor, but they also had to be easy to deal with and receptive to their ideas. They called into Homeworld at Western Hills Drive one weekend and learnt how they offered a “one stop shop” (with excellent finishes yet competitive pricing) so decided to view their showhomes and find out more.

“When we called into the Homeworld office, we were met by a Home Consultant who showed us heaps of pictures and plans of homes they had built for people over the years – they even offered to take us to visit a few homes in person as examples of their work. We felt very privileged to be able to view these homes and one home in particular belonged to one of Homeworld’s own Architectural Designers. This plan had a lot of the features we were after but needed a bit of modifying to take advantage of the views on our section. The designer worked really well with us to ensure all the changes we wanted were made.”

“We have been very happy with the project management service and high standard of finishes provided by Homeworld. We feel we have got a lot of ‘bang for our buck’ and we’re very proud to show off our new home. In fact, the process has worked so well for us we have decided to use Homeworld to build another home to sell as a Home & Land Package on our subdivision at Langs Beach Estate.”

Grant & Nadia Lewis, Langs Beach Estate

Ticked all their boxes.

Dave & Shiralee
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“Ticked all their boxes”

Dave and Shiralee have a house to be proud of.  But it didn’t just happen on its own.  A lot of planning and thought went into getting their dream home just right.

After selling their house in Riverside, Dave & Shiralee struggled to find the perfect home that ‘ticked all their boxes’.  Dave is a self confessed car and bike mad enthusiast who needed plenty of space for his ‘toys’.  It had to be north facing, flat and warm.  Finally, a family member suggested “why didn’t they build?”  This had never even crossed their mind, yet it seemed the perfect solution.  Once the perfect north facing flat site was found in Maunu, the rest was easy.

“This was the first time either of us had built.   So we visited the Auckland Home Show and came away with lots of ideas and products we wanted to include.   From Futurewood plastic decking (that requires no nails and simply clicks together) right through to colours and other design ideas.    We gave this to our designer Mark Russell at Homeworld Design & Build and left the rest up to him.  From the very first initial sketch back, we didn’t change anything.  It was perfect!  He really listened to what we wanted and incorporated it into our dream home.  Homeworld were very flexible and allowed us to do our own Site works and Drainage.  They simply told us ‘you tell us what you want to do’ and we’ll do the rest!   Apart from a few weather delays, everything went fine with the build.  All the contractors were great and they did a really good job with excellent workmanship.  Our supervisor Rob was excellent at emailing us with updates as to the progress of the job.  We couldn’t fault it, right from initial design right through to construction.  To be honest, we have everything we wanted in our new home…we love it and would definitely choose to build with Homeworld again.”

Dave & Shiralee, Maunu

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About HomeWorld

We’re dedicated to providing quality, value for money homes for our customers.

Design and Build

If you want a home designed and built to your own personal requirements and exact standards, our Design and Build option is ideal for you.

Our Showhomes

Our Showhomes feature a variety of building materials & products, helping you make an informed choice when building your new home.

We’re dedicated to providing quality, value for money homes for our customers

Specialising in Design & Build, we also have a range of house plans already design to inspire (or make the choice easy), as well as Home & Land packages & transportable homes. Our plans are custom designed to your requirements, we do not take a “one size fits all” approach. As proud Northlanders our new home designs are created to maximise our outdoor lifestyle and highlight our wonderful climate.

We are committed to excellence, offering you our personal guarantee of total satisfaction.