Testimonials

Hear what our customers are saying about us:

 
General communication is proficient, efficient and super friendly!
Plan discussions were simple & easy to understand. We always felt ‘heard’.

Excellent build updates were always timely & expectations were always met. Variations were easy to request & were carried out with excellence.

We've had (purchased) a turn-key property in the past & we thought the workmanship was terrible. We've also lived in 3 brand new rental homes (we rented) & they too were terrible. The workmanship in our home from KDH is beyond our dreams & expectations. We are blown away the quality and the finishes are beautiful.

We absolutely love how the builders & subcontractors were willing to talk to us during the build! All the subcontractors but especially the builders were professional and friendly. George (KDH Production Manager) was particularly accommodating & friendly, we really appreciate the help he gave us throughout the build.

Follow ups were outstanding & they still are!

Really blown away with the after sales service!
Shane & Abi Wrightson -Huntly
I can’t fault the workmanship and attention to detail of my KDH Build.

Blair and his team were fantastic. Never pushy. At planning stage they allowed me as much time as I needed. In summary, they listen.
Always there with sound and practical advice and support. Irene took care of all of the council, NZTA, building consents, and more, with such patience and professionalism. She also took care of me during occasional moments of anxiety usually due to something I didn’t understand – she was definitely my “go to person”.

Once the build commenced in came Clint Whyte project manager extraordinaire. Always patient and professional, approachable. Clint ensured the site was immaculate at all times. That schedules were met. That the smallest detail was addressed. Also a downright nice guy. Nothing was too much trouble with "a Client comes first" attitude.

Kiwi Designed Homes were recommended to me by several people in Raglan. I’m so glad I took the advice on board and not one regret.

I’d rate them well over the five allotted stars.
Christine H - Raglan
"I had never had a new house built before and had been told it was very stressful! The team at Kiwi Designed Homes made it as stress-free as possible.
It was a tricky section but they came up with a great design which sits perfectly on the land and optimizes views, lights and sunshine. Any problems were dealt with efficiently and carefully and communication was professional and always helpful. I am highly delighted with my new Kiwi Home in Raglan."
Elaine - Raglan
"KIWI DESIGNED HOMES GET AN A+ FROM US!!!

We definitely recommend Kiwi Designed Homes to others considering building a house. "We had Kiwi Designed Homes build a house on a rural property in Cambridge. They built us a beautiful 3-bedroom home on-time and without stress.

Kiwi Designed Homes communicated well throughout the process and were always quick to attend to our questions and any concerns.
The builders / subbies onsite were personable, tidy and the quality of their work was top-notch! Any small issues that have arisen during or after the build have been dealt with very promptly showing that KDH absolutely stand behind their product!"
The Kirks - Cambridge
We had Kiwi Designer Homes build us a 92 sq metre home for our farm. It has three bedrooms with wardrobes in all three. Living, dining and kitchen in one plus a porch added to the back door for the farm. Blair (KDH Director) did a great job with the planning and the Council consents. This was backed by excellent office and administration through to the trades' people who worked on the house. It is a credit to their work the way the house had turned out, just fantastic! This is the second home KDH have built for us and we recommend them to anyone building a home. For price and quality of the fittings they put into their houses. Thanks very much Kiwi Designer Homes."',Graeme & Jenny Gunson - Ngahinapouri
I came to Kiwi Homes in November looking for a home to be built in the country. The show home didn't work on the site I had chosen, so I completely redesigned it keeping within the 70sq metre necessary for a second dwelling on an existing property. KDH personnel were totally accommodating to my requirements. Nothing was too much trouble. Once the house designed passed permission from Waipa Council the home was built in a very short time. They began work very early February and I was given a completion date of April 2nd. In fact the house was finished and handed over before this date on the 30th March, which included an extra week for outside paths etc. All the tradesmen seemed to me to work at a very high standard and they were all polite and friendly throughout. I was living onsite while the house was being built and therefore I was able to watch the developments as they unfolded. Everything I was promised in the specifications appeared to come to pass practically before my eyes. They were always willing to offer me alternative suggestions to help keep the price down. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else wishing to build a property, especially in the countryBeth Sampson - Ohaupo, Hamilton
Kiwi Designed Homes was one of seven different companies that we approached to build our new staff house in the Hamilton area. All three well known brand-names and all keen to do business with us. We picked KDH because we felt their package promised best value for price. Their pricing system was very transparent and we were able to see exactly what we got for the price. We were also very attracted to the fact they project manage and were a local company. We found communication with KDH very thorough, always timely and was great from Irene in the office, to management through to subcontractors on the job. The interview process prior to contract signing was comprehensive, timelines were very clear and we were very aware of what the contract covered and the people we would be dealing with. In our situation we had a timeframe that needed to be met, it was promised to us, and it was delivered. We are confident and are the proud owners of a dwelling that staff would be proud to live in for a long time. We would have no hesitation in using KDH in the future and would definitely recommend them to anyone wishing to build a quality home. Thanks guys!!!', 'Jim & Sue van der Poel - Hamilton
We are so pleased with our new home, it felt as if it were our home right from day one and we are absolutely thrilled with the way our family is living. The time taken from planning permission to moving in was around four months. Both Aidy and myself have been so impressed by the building team and their workmanship. They were always friendly and helpful and this made us both feel comfortable knowing the home was built to such a high standard. The design process was also friendly and easy. Blair was happy to design to our specification, and to give advice if we needed. There was never a time we popped in unannounced when Blair or Irene did not have time to see us. We always felt valued and welcome. Irene kept us up to date with stage payments, any extras. She sent us along to choose our kitchens, and individualise our project. Irene was invaluable to calm the nerves, and always on hand for a friendly chat. Kiwi Homes were so patient, even when valuations and finances meant hiccups; they never stopped working on the site, and never laid the blame our way. In contrast, Blair and Irene were quick to communicate with whom ever they needed in order to solve the problems painlessly (for us!). The decor, and kitchen are beyond our dreams, and the whole house is geared up to our way of life. The annex means that grandma has her own space, and again, Kiwi Homes allowed her to choose her own fittings and fixtures, with minimal fuss. What impressed us most was the quality of the show houses, and Blair readily showed us the part built homes on their site. The quality was exceptional. Kiwi Homes knew that our budget was tight, and allowed us to do substantial parts of the build ourselves, or via our own contractors. They were always on hand to help out whenever we wanted. Not that we're planning to for at least ten or fifteen years but we would build with Kiwi again! We can whole heartedly (and do), recommend Kiwi Homes. Thanks to Kiwi Homes, we now have a home for our family to grow, we know there are plenty of memories to come. Thank you for all your professionalism, friendliness, and expertise, you did your best to take the stress away and make the building process a joy!Debbie & Aidy Ratcliffe -Ngaruawahia
It is with absolute joy that I provide a written testimonial for Kiwi Designed Homes. The process of building with KDH was delightful and insightful. This was my first home build and will not be my last. The initial design and concept was completed in a very short timeframe due to my time restraints living in Perth WA. Blair and the team worked closely with myself to maximise the floor usage and design concept I sought. The patience and dedication of the team during this period was much appreciated. Even from afar I was kept up to date on the consent progress by Irene and Blair which meant I returned for the build period which was achieved within the 12 week time frame despite the winter conditions. The builders and contractors worked closely with myself and the landscapers to achieve the final completion December deadline. I can't speak highly enough of the combined Kiwi Designed homes team. Although the house is now 18 months new when the need has arisen the team have continued to provide the required assistance. I look forward to our next build in Seabreeze Way and wish the Kiwi Designed Home Team all the best. I am more than happy to be available to potential clients of Kiwi Designed Homes should they wish a verbal reference.Teresa Graham -West Perth
Kiwi Designed Homes were a great team to work with. We have ended up with a high spec designer home without the designer price tag. Blair Ridley was excellent at listening to our ideas and giving advice, always looking for a way to achieve the result we were after in the most cost effective way. A relaxed friendly approach to what can be a very stressful venture. I approached several building companies and Kiwi Designed Homes were the only company to really listen to what we wanted, assured us it could be done, and then delivered. Other builders have since commented on the high level of workmanship and quality of finish delivered by Ryan the builder, who was always friendly and very helpful. We love our new house, and fully recommend Kiwi Designed HomesSimon Findlay - Hamilton