The House Company

Our mission is to make the process of building your dream home as easy, exciting and stress free as possible. We are family owned and operated, have been in business for 25 years and pride ourselves on sourcing local product and expertise.

Design & Build

We design your home to suit your personality, lifestyle, site and budget. Whether it is a standard plan, full architectural design, remove and re-build, 'eco' home or a complete house and land package.


1. Preliminary

Discuss with one of our knowledgable consultants your design ideas and wish list for your dream home. We will organise a free site assessment as a preliminary check to discover what site works will be required, and what design is going to work best on your site.

2. Concept Stage

Our designer will work with you to develop a concept sketch. A scrap book is really helpful- collected pictures, magazine cuttings or photographs give the designer a greater sense of what you are wanting to achieve. Once completed we will present to you a detailed specification letter and quotation. 

3. Building Agreement

You're now ready to commit to the next stage. We'll make final adjustments, confirm all your inclusions and begin working drawings for building consent. Simultaneously, we will organise appointments for you with our colour consultant, kitchen designer and electrician- the fun part!

4. Contract Signing

We'll now prepare a draft 'Master Build' contract for your approval, compiling all documents to form the complete fixed price contract. Upon signing this unconditional contract we are committed together to building your dream home.

5. Construction

Your plans have now been released from council and we begin work on site. Your construction supervisor will be regularly in touch with you throughout the process and available should you have any questions or concerns.

6. Handover the keys!

Upon completion we will walk you through your new home to inspect and double check all work is completed to your absolute satisfaction.

What our customers say

  • "Dear Hamish, and all of your team, May we congratulate you, on the timely and trouble free completion of another home, built beautifully for us by The House Company. We hope we can outline our thanks, and appreciation in the following thoughts. Having recently returned to New Zealand after several years away, we found the house hunting process unsatisfactory. Our thoughts and inclinations turned into building. Where to start? Of course we heard dire warnings from friends of delays, mistakes, short cuts by 'subbies', and escalating costs. Research, comparisons, a good idea of what we wanted plus a dash of instinct, led us to The House Company. The total experience from initial talks with The House Company consultant, to the handing over of our keys, was nothing short of excellence in action! Plans were drawn in consultation with us, small changes cheerfully made, honest and well founded advice given. We don't think we were on another planet... we just found a really great and professional company to deliver our dream. The standards stated by The House Company are highly commendable, and certainly adhered to. The interest, and friendliness shown from everyone at head office and on site, was very genuine and much appreciated by us. Questions were encouraged and answered quickly and cheerfully, politeness is second nature. The building supervisor cannot be credited enough! Qualified, experienced, with an eye for every minor detail. His rapport with all the 'subbies' and their respect in return was obvious. His on site assistance and his suggestions contributed enormously to our confidence. Nor did he mind our somewhat frequent visits, at least, we don't think he did! The house itself has been soundly built, and beautifully finished. We are really delighted with the way it works for us, sits on the site, and offers all we wanted. Would we build with The House Company again? Absolutely! We have no hesitation in recommending you most highly, to anyone wanting a great home, and happy building!"
  • "We have never built before, and were quite apprehensive after only hearing horror stories from others. However our experience from meeting with Peggy and chatting to Kathy to our meeting with the architect, our colour consult: everything was done very professionally. We felt everyone listened and gave us expert advice on the best way to proceed. Throughout the build, Paul was an absolute pleasure to deal with giving us tips on improvements. The building site was always kept clean and tidy. Even our neighbors commented on this and said to their builders they should take a leaf out of your book..."
  • We have no hesitation in recommending The House Company. Our house build project was more complex than average but The House Company staff managed it professionally and showed a high level of commitment to getting it right.
  • We would have no hesitation in recommending The House Company to anyone wanting to undertake building a new home. For the Robson family it was a top notch experience. Our new home has a very high standard of finish throughout. Thank you again
  • We had looked at many open homes, just couldn’t find one that suited us or in our price range. So armed with our notes, rough sketches and scrap book, with all the favourite things we liked in a home, we went around a few building companies. Many just wanted to build with their own plans and didn’t even want to consider the landscape, or the land it was going to be built on. Others wouldn’t even look at our ideas and assured us they could build the house of our dreams they wouldn’t even hint at how it would look. Then we went into ‘The house company’s (Rodney) show home at 8 Laura Jane Drive, Millwater. Ron (sales consultant) listened to what we wanted and looked over our ideas. He even did some rough sketches for us to get an idea that we were on the same wave length. Great!!! When he came out to the section, he was enthusiastic and offered some great advice, which was exactly what we needed. Our journey had finally begun. I’d heard so many horror stories, but I think we were very lucky as nothing seemed too hard for ‘The House Company’ team and it all went very smoothly. The final design is very close to what we originally had in mind. Our original design was way too expensive with too many corners and levels, but with the help of Paul Chapman and the team we arrived at what is the house of our dreams. Paul Chapman really knew his stuff and managed to secure some awesome deals for us. Our original plan was simplified and Paul came up with something within our budget without comprising on the main ideas. We loved it. The house went together very smoothly with a great team of trade’s people. The end result looks stunning and the workmanship is fantastic. The house has great presence and looks solid and well built. We are extremely happy with our new home, a big thank you to everyone that helped us achieve our goal. Stan and Karyn
  • We thank The House Company for our beautiful house. We believe the construction quality is first class and we are very happy with the end result. Thank you.
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