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The Best Small House Builders 2024


Small House Builders Northland

Haimona Matthews is a highly experienced small house builder with a deep passion for his craft. He takes great pride in his work and finds immense satisfaction in sharing his ambition and sense of achievement with others. As a registered Master Builder, Haimona is uniquely qualified to understand your requirements and vision, and he relishes the opportunity to work with you to bring your dream home to life.


One of the things that sets Haimona apart from other builders is his commitment to an interactive, informative, and flexible process. He understands that building a home is a major undertaking, and he wants to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. With his team of expert builders, he will guide you through the design process to create a home that is not only beautiful but also perfectly suited to your lifestyle.


Of course, design is only one part of the equation. Haimona knows that a great design is only as good as its execution, which is why he personally oversees every aspect of the build process. He works closely with his competent team to ensure that your home is built on time and within your budget, and he holds himself to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. When you choose Haimona as your builder, you can rest assured that your home will be completed to a very high standard, using only the best materials and fixtures available.


In short, Haimona Matthews is more than just a builder – he is a partner and collaborator who will work tirelessly to help you achieve your vision of the perfect home. Whether you are starting from scratch or renovating an existing property, he has the skills, experience, and passion to make your dream a reality.


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Small House Builders Waikato

Jeff’s extensive involvement with G.J. Gardner Homes spans over two decades, during which he has made invaluable contributions to the company. Although his background is in Civil Engineering, he has been brought up in the residential construction industry, making him a master of his craft.


As a true Waikato native, Jeff and his wife Karyn relish spending their weekends exploring all the wonderful offerings the region has to offer with their loved ones. His wealth of knowledge and experience has been leveraged in various capacities within the GJ group, including spearheading the establishment of GJ franchises in Papakura and Coromandel. 


Moreover, he has overseen the construction of over 3,000 family homes, a testament to his exceptional leadership skills and unwavering commitment to quality. With Jeff at the helm, you can rest assured that your small house build project is in safe and capable hands.


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Bay of Plenty

Small House Builders Bay of Plenty

At Small House Builders, we take pride in our Regional Directors, who are not only experts in the industry but are also deeply rooted in the communities we serve. They are more than just builders – they are members of the community who live, work, and raise their families in the same neighborhoods where they build homes.


 As such, they have forged strong relationships with local developers, tradespeople, suppliers, investors, and our customers. This allows us to provide personalized and exceptional service to each and every one of our clients.

We understand that every homeowner has unique needs and preferences, which is why we offer a range of smaller house plans to fit a variety of lifestyles. Our Regional Directors work closely with clients to ensure that their vision is brought to life within their budget and timeline.


At the core of our operations is our national office, which provides essential services in operations, procurement, marketing, sales, finance, systems, and people development. Our leadership team works closely with our Regional Directors and their teams on a daily basis to provide the support they need to grow their businesses and expand their product range. With this level of collaboration and expertise, we are able to deliver high-quality homes that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients.


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Small House Builders Taranaki

Graham and Kate, born and raised in the picturesque province of Taranaki, exemplify the values of diligence, teamwork, and effective communication. With their keen eye for detail and a passion for building homes, they have emerged as one of the most dynamic and hardworking couples in the field.


Their journey with Latitude Homes began when they decided to build their very own dream home, and it was during this process that they truly understood what it takes to create a remarkable living space. Having gone through the entire process of building a Latitude home themselves, they are uniquely positioned to help others navigate the process with confidence and ease.


Graham’s extensive background in the building industry, having previously owned a successful local construction company, has given him invaluable insights into the nuances of the trade. Combined with Kate’s organizational skills and attention to detail, they make a formidable team, capable of delivering high-quality work every time.


Their choice of Latitude Homes as their building company was a carefully considered decision, based on their experience and expertise in the industry. As License Holders for Latitude Homes, they now have the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with others who are looking to build their own dream homes. With Graham and Kate at the helm, you can be assured of a successful and fulfilling building experience.


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Small House Builders Manawatu

Graham and Kate, a dynamic duo hailing from the beautiful region of Taranaki, have always been known for their hard-working spirit and team approach. One of the core values that they uphold is effective communication, which has helped them achieve great success in both their personal and professional lives.


As License Holders for Latitude Homes, Graham and Kate have an unparalleled understanding of the entire building process, having built their very own Latitude home before joining the team. Their choice of the building company was a well-informed one, as Graham’s extensive background in the industry, having owned a successful local construction company, made him well-versed in the nuances of the trade.


Their shared passion for building and commitment to quality workmanship make them the perfect choice for anyone looking to build their dream home. With Graham and Kate at the helm, you can rest assured that your project will be in good hands, and that every detail will be taken care of with the utmost care and attention. So why wait? Contact Graham and Kate at Latitude Homes today and begin your journey towards the home of your dreams!


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Small Home Builders Tasman

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Small House Builders Christchurch

Graeme and Anne Sanders are the dynamic duo behind the creation of Today Homes, which has been catering to the needs of the Canterbury community for the past 35 years. Their journey began in the cozy conservatory of their home, where they brainstormed and strategized about how they could build a business that would make a meaningful impact in people’s lives. 


They started with a simple ad in the local newspaper, and with perseverance and unwavering dedication, they managed to establish Today Homes as a trusted name in the home-building industry.


Over the years, Graeme and Anne have put in countless hours of hard work to ensure that their clients receive nothing but the best. They have assembled a team of skilled professionals who share their passion for excellence and are committed to delivering top-notch services. Today Homes prides itself on providing a wide range of house plans that cater to the needs of every client, including those who prefer smaller homes.


If you’re looking for a reliable home-building company that can turn your dream home into a reality, look no further than Today Homes. With their wealth of experience, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction, Graeme and Anne Sanders have built a legacy that will stand the test of time. Trust us to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations.


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Otago / Southland

Small House Builders Otago

Are you in search of a reliable and experienced home builder in the Queenstown Lakes area? Look no further than Aaron Shaw! With 8 years of experience in the building industry, Aaron has established himself as a trusted name in the field. He takes pride in his work and is committed to delivering top-quality results that meet the unique needs and preferences of each of his clients.


What sets Aaron apart from other builders is his deep understanding of the local area and its unique building conditions. Based in the beautiful central Otago district, he has spent many years living in Alexandra and is an active member of the local community. As a result, he has developed close relationships with local tradespeople and suppliers, allowing him to source the best materials and resources for each project.


Whether you’re looking to build a new home from scratch or renovate an existing property, Aaron has the expertise and knowledge to help you achieve your goals. He is well-versed in council restrictions and regulations and can guide you through the planning and building process, ensuring that everything is done to code and on schedule.


So if you’re ready to turn your dream home into a reality, contact Aaron Shaw today and experience the difference that an experienced and reliable builder can make!


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Small House Builders

Defining a minor dwelling: What’s the difference between a minor dwelling and a sleepout?


A minor dwelling is generally defined as a dwelling that is ‘secondary to the principal dwelling on the site’ – i.e., a self contained unit that is built on the same site as an existing residential house. It must contain a kitchen or food preparation facility, and it must also be designed and used specifically for a residential purpose – this means detached home offices or studies don’t apply.


In Auckland, any secondary dwelling that contains a bedroom and/or a bathroom, but not a kitchen or cooking facilities, is considered an ‘accessory building’, rather than a minor dwelling. A sleepout would fall under this category, as they are generally defined as sharing cooking facilities with the main dwelling.


While different territorial authorities have different regulations, in general a minor dwelling must not exceed 60sqm or 65sqm, depending on the size of the site and the zoning requirements in the area in which you are building. 


In Auckland, for example, a minor dwelling must not exceed a floor area of 65sqm excluding decks and garages. It must also have an outdoor living space of at least 5sqm for a studio or one-bedroom dwelling, and 8sqm for a two or more bedroom dwelling.

If you are searching for a reliable and experienced team of Small House Builders to help you turn your dream home into a reality, then you have definitely come to the right place. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing you with top-notch services that will surpass your expectations and ensure that you get the home of your dreams. With years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise needed to handle any small home project, no matter how big or small it may be. So why wait? Contact us today and let us help you build the home you’ve always wanted!