Get on the property ladder

BBD Janelle Sian Claw Place Rolleston HERO

There are a lot of advantages to building over buying your first home, and while doing anything for the first time can be daunting, we're here to help make it easier so you can realise them all. We'll help you navigate the entire building process so you can create something you're proud of.

Why build your first home?


Building an affordable home doesn't have to come at the cost of personalising it. Working alongside our experienced design and build consultants, together we will create plans that are as unique as you; while meeting all the council requirements and remaining within your investment amount.

10 Year Guarantee

Unlike buying an existing home which comes with no guarantees, building a new home with us comes protected by the 10 Year MasterBuild Guarantee; a mark of quality and excellence in our industry. For us, it's a standard we hold ourselves to. But for you, it's confirmation that you're protected should your home be anything other than built to the highest standard.


Our job is to help you design and build a home you'll love, and all of us are here to ensure your experience is positive and rewarding. We encourage your involvement through the entire process and will initiate site meetings to ensure you are always included and informed.

KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant

Been in KiwiSaver for 3 years? You may be able to use your savings and unlock a grant for your first home. Building your first home over buying could entitle you to a grant of $10,000 as an individual or $20,000 as a couple. We have built many KiwiSaver homes and are proud of the personalised designs we've been able to help our clients achieve within the investment cap.


We understand the stress that surrounds building a house because we've been there ourselves. With dedicated project managers and smart tools like the Buildertrend app, we actively keep you informed and up to date with your home's progress as it takes shape.


On top of our own high standards, every home we build is backed by a MasterBuild 10 Year Guarantee. We always work with the same network of trusted contractors, and we only build a maximum of 25 homes per year so we can ensure the highest level of workmanship and care.


We've worked in the building industry for over 30 years. With experience in large, nationwide companies, franchises, and local building teams, the knowledge we've gained and the networks we've built mean we can offer you the total package: personalised service, value for money, and quality in a time-efficient manner.

Capital gains

Building over buying lets you access to equity faster, and you'll receive a sizeable asset the moment you get your keys. All your fittings and appliances are brand new as well, which gives you a great advantage on the property market if you choose to sell and do it all over again!

Take a look at this KiwiSaver build in Lincoln

Brendan and Phillippa came to visit our showhome in Lincoln with a dream to design and build their own home. We found them the perfect section and worked closely with them to design a home that was unique, but would still fit under the KiwiSaver cap.

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