Testimonials

At Platinum Homes we’ve built homes for more than 3,450 Kiwi families since 2003. We’re proud of this proven track record and the knowledge that we’ve made thousands of clients happy.

Here you’ll find stories from our clients about their home building journey and experience with Platinum Homes.

What others have said

We thought we couldn’t afford a Platinum Home... but we worked together (with Greg and Jacqui) to achieve our dream home.

We cannot begin to thank Greg and Jacqui enough for what they did to support us novices through this process. We never felt alone, we always felt supported and never felt like a question was too much for the team…

The quality of this home is top notch. We still walk around amazed that this gorgeous house is our home. We believe that this dream home WOULDN’T HAVE been possible without them.

Jacqui and Greg, from the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you enough for all the time and craftsmanship your team and yourselves have put into our home.

Craig, Janne, Peter and Hamish
Waikato

Thank you Greg and Jackie for an awesome home that you guys did for us and made our dream come true. And thank you all of Platinum Homes team.

Rung Arnold
Waikato

Chris & Jennifer Lucas - Northland

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“The experience that we had with Platinum Homes from day one, right through to the handover has been sensational. We weren't just the client; we weren't just the customer. We were part of the build.”


Meet Chris & Jennifer from Northland who recently built a stunning new Platinum Home in the most picturesque location.

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Thinking they were firmly settled in Auckland after completing an extensive renovation, and with plans of retirement nearing, Chris and Jennifer were thrown a curveball.

Their daughter, Fiona, and her husband, Sam, discovered a stunning piece of land in Ōmāpere, Northland and asked them if they'd be interesting in building a new home, right next door. After being immediately captivated by the breathtaking setting, they decided to embark on a new chapter, building the retirement home they had always dreamed of.

With Jennifers eye for design, and a homemade sketch of their vision plotted out on an excel spreadsheet, they approached Platinum Homes with their unique design.

Happily reassured by the Platinum team that they could transform the sketch of their dream home, into a tangible reality, Chris and Jennifer began their journey and haven't looked back since!

It was a bold move. “We needed to find somebody who would actually play their part in helping us to achieve the dream. And we did find that company, and that was Platinum Homes. They not only went with it; they went with it with bells on! ”says Chris.

The couple were delighted that the Platinum team could create a home from their own bespoke “homemade house plan,” personalising it for them, and when changes were requested through the build, nothing was too difficult.

What others have said

When we say dreams do come true then we have to say it comes true when you have Greg, Jacqueline, Toney and their team are there to build your home. Our journey started with just a dream, and we never thought that we will have our first home built well above our expectation. But it came true, still sometimes unbelievable. Long story short, if you want superb customer service then call this team, if you have a dream that you need to make it happen then call this team and finally if you want a HOME then call Greg, Jacqueline, Toney the Waikato platinum HOMES team.

You guys are awesome!!!!!!! Thanks a lot!

Shovneet Raymond Lal
Waikato

I just want to say a massive thank you to Jacqui, Greg, Tony and the team in Waikato for their fantastic efforts of getting us in our new home.

Needless to say it’s been a tad stressful at times, as we’ve had a deadline to work with, but they had gone above and beyond to get us there in time. Not only have they provided us with a beautiful home, our first home, with quality and beauty, but their services have been nothing short of exceptional! I even shed a tear when we saw the finished product!

They knew we had a strict budget and they did what they could to get us there! Truly genuine people. It’s been an honour to work with such a great team of people and we highly recommend them to anyone. If we ever get this opportunity again Platinum will most definitely be our choice! A big Thank you again to Greg Johnson and his team!!!

Krissy Hall
Waikato

Meet Tracey from Platinum Homes Tauranga - Tauranga

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Meet Tracey, one of the licensees for Platinum Homes Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty. She’s at the Papamoa Show home located at 14 Montiicola Drive, Palm Springs Boulevard Papamoa.

“The design inspiration was a beach vibe and I think our designer has captured that very well. This home is 236 sqm, it’s 4 bedrooms and we’ve got 2 bathrooms and one of the bathrooms is quite unique, it’s a three-way bathroom.

When people come through, they love it, and they really get that beach vibe which is what the designer wanted.

We would love to see you at our show home. Come down, we’re open every day of the week.”

Visit our Papamoa show home page for more information and opening times.

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“The design inspiration was a beach vibe and I think our designer has captured that very well. This home is 236 sqm, it’s 4 bedrooms and we’ve got 2 bathrooms and one of the bathrooms is quite unique, it’s a three-way bathroom.

When people come through, they love it, and they really get that beach vibe which is what the designer wanted.

We would love to see you at our show home. Come down, we’re open every day of the week.”

Visit our Papamoa show home page for more information and opening times.

What others have said

Dave Walls has provided excellent support and advice - right through the process. We are very happy our new Platinum Home. Congratulations to Dave, Mandy & Steve, we found them great ambassadors for Platinum Homes - a credit to the brand!

Mike and Brigid Carroll
Hawkes Bay

Peter built his first home with Platinum Homes Taranaki as an investment in 2015. He returned the following year to build another home. Again for investment purposes. Peter has since gone on to complete his third investment home and has just signed up to build his own home with us. Thank you Peter.

“If you're thinking a new home in Taranaki would be the perfect investment in your future - talk to the team at Platinum Homes”.

Peter Spurway
Taranaki

Jake's Platinum Story - Taranaki

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Jake lives in the Bay of Plenty and has just built an investment property with his partner in Taranaki.

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They purchased their home in the Bay four years ago and realised over that time that they had built up some equity along with savings, so they wanted to look at the next step which for them, was building an investment rental property. With a new build, they could get the 20% deposit they needed rather than the 40% required for an existing home.

They met Jim through a mutual friend who had built some investment properties with Platinum Homes in Taranaki and after talking to him decided he was the guy for them.

“He was able to put us in touch with a mortgage broker that specialised in new home builds and also his local developers where he could source the land from, and because of the off-market deal, we were able to get the land for a very reasonable rate.

Living so far away, Jim made it a very easy process for us to follow, by sending us the weekly updates about how the build process was tracking, including photos. We were able to build a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, spacious home that came in under budget.

As a whole, the whole process with the Taranaki Platinum Homes team has been amazing from start to finish, so much so that we have actually signed up for our second investment property through them”.

What others have said

From the very beginning of planning my new home – the Platinum Homes family have been the most awesome team to work with and I am over the moon with the result!

I would like to give Platinum Homes a great big thank you for helping me design and build my lovely new home. What a great team and what a pleasure to work with.

Betty McDonald
Taranaki

We are so happy with our new home, it is everything we wanted and more. The team at Platinum were very friendly and easy to deal with… If we were going to build in the future we would definitely use Platinum Homes again.

Adam and Nicola Warner
Taranaki

Kerry's Platinum Story - Hawke's Bay

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Kerry’s new Platinum Home is in Eskdale in Napier. He originally went to the property with Graeme from Platinum Homes, “who was very enthusiastic about the site and what they could achieve up there.”

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Kerry says “I’d always had a plan to have a home that was a little bit different, the site gave us the option to do something that was a little bit contemporary, modern, but also enhancing the naturalness of the area. We ended up going to the Platinum Show Home, they had some very high-class finishes and I was very impressed with the build quality.

The Platinum staff were fantastic. They were very helpful, and I think that’s a testament to Platinum that they coordinated all these different tradespeople to conclude what was a pretty large project.

Whether you are looking at a smaller project or even a large project like this, Platinum definitely have the skills to do that. With Platinum, the communication from their staff has been very strong through this whole build. This property is in excess of 350sqm there’s a lot of things that can go wrong with it in the build and I was amazed how easily everything came together.

You’re dealing with people that get on with each other, they’re easy to deal with, they’re professional, they get back to you, they deliver what they say they’re going to deliver. I think you’re in safe hands when you come to Platinum because they do have the experience and experience is the key thing when you’re building.”

What others have said

Our experience with Platinum Homes was amazing! Views were important to us and Platinum created the perfect home ensuring every room had a fabulous outlook… nothing was too much trouble. We absolutely love our new home, as do our guests — we’ve even been asked to host our next family wedding here!

Peter and Christine Moffitt, Oakura
Taranaki

Our decision to work with Platinum Homes made this process enjoyable & stress-free. (They) were always available to answer any queries we had… (their) patience, dedication & knowledge was invaluable.

If you are looking for a quality build combined with expertise & a can do attitude I would highly recommend Platinum Homes.

Anonymous
South Auckland

Jonathan and Tamara’s Platinum Story - Rotorua

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Jonathan and Tamara wanted a house designed specifically to suit their family with son Isaiah and Jonathan’s mum. When they found the piece of land they wanted to build on, they talked to the local Platinum Homes Rotorua team about their options. Their new four-bedroom, two living areas, open-plan house was the kind of home they’d always wanted.

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“The Platinum team listened to what we needed in the house and helped us to elevate our thinking about what we wanted in the house, in the designs that we ended up with.“

“They had a really easy to follow process where we sat down and worked with Jamie the local new home consultant, she got to know us really well, she understood exactly what we needed and what we were looking for, for our family. They were really supportive in all of our questions. We didn’t know what we were doing, this was the first time we’d built a house. We had no idea what to do. The support and advice we got from the team was amazing. We went through all of the designs and found one that worked really well for us. They were able to adapt the design to suit our budget.”

Jonathan is “really tall”, and the house was built to accommodate him with tall ceilings and tall door frames. Tamara says, “it’s the first time he’s been able to walk freely without hitting his head!”

“The Platinum team were really amazing to work with and went over and above to really help us. We found them to be the most friendly, customer-focused team that we could have looked for. This house is everything we were looking for in our dream home”.

What others have said

We would have no hesitation in recommending the Platinum Homes Team to anyone who was considering a new home build.

Sharyn & Daniel Fitzpatrick
South Auckland

This is the second time we’ve built with the Team from Platinum Counties…

When we came to our second build we automatically went back with all our list of hopes and dreams and somehow we came up with a great result from a modern standard plan. We are really happy with the result and Platinum have done a great job of bringing it all together…

… the quality compared to many other new builds we have seen is right up there with the best.

Ange & Mike Hook
South Auckland

Sophie and Ryan Priemus - Otago

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Ryan and Sophie have recently built their new family home with Platinum Homes Otago and were happy to share their experience.


"We loved building with Platinum Homes and would highly recommend Tim, Dee and the wider team to anybody. They were so helpful, really excited for us on this process, and really effective communicators. We just love our finished product."

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"We looked at many different companies and all of their different plans. Tim was the first person we spoke to, and ultimately the last, because after going through a number of different companies we came back full circle and engaged with Tim".

"We love our house, we love the warmth, the openness, we love that we've got great position to the sun, the rooms, and I love the kitchen and the storage.... it's just a present that keeps giving - I'm just so thrilled with it".

Watch the full video above to hear all the details on their build journey.

What others have said

“We cannot recommend Dean and Belinda highly enough…they were so patient in answering our questions – from the time we first met, right up until we got the keys to our home. We had many ideas and drawings …Dean was very helpful in guiding us about what we could do, and kept us informed of costs, estimates and options…we can honestly say, our home was built exactly how we wanted it…and we moved in within a week of the original estimated move in date. We have been living here for nearly three months and we absolutely love our home. Thank you so much to everyone involved with the build, and especially to Dean and Belinda. Would we build with them again? Absolutely!”

Andrew and Barb Richards
Northland

Anticipating building our retirement home, my wife spent several years frequenting show homes in order to ascertain what was available, at what price, to gain ideas and to evaluate the end products (the houses). Eventually, she found the exact home and floorplan. A Platinum show home in Karaka. I visited the show home and was also impressed…

…My wife had been very taken with the quality of finish of the Platinum show homes and said so to the female sales consultant. I distinctly remember her reply. She said that a lot of the quality that Platinum put into their houses, you don’t see. I now understand what she meant. Even now, when the house is finished, I know and appreciate what is underneath each surface. The quality of workmanship from beginning to end was very impressive.

When the house was finished I got a final pleasant surprise, the finish of the house was to as high of a standard as the show homes. I honestly had expected there to be some difference. So, a stunning house, built to budget and flawless. What more can you want?

All in all, a fascinating and enjoyable experience. Thank you.

Peter & Brigid Liddle
Rodney

Platinum Homes Otago & Tim Rutherford - Otago

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Tim Rutherford is the licensee for Platinum Homes in Otago. He's spent his whole working life in the construction industry and has been operating the Platinum Homes Otago business since 2017. The part Tim loves most about what he does is the relationships he builds with his clients. Watch the video above for the full story on Tim and his team at Platinum Homes Otago.

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What others have said

We are loving our new home, it is fantastic

Kay & Graham Ardern
Rodney

We have built more than one house with Platinum Homes Taranaki now, and have absolutely loved working with Jim, Leah and ALL the team. They are all highly professional, reliable, approachable and super fun to work with.

They explain the process well, keep in touch during the build, are super helpful with colour choices etc. and work hard to ensure the building process goes smoothly and on track, whilst ensuring the highest standard of workmanship. We are never disappointed.

The team are passionate and love what they do. Their enthusiasm is infectious, which makes us feel great throughout the whole build. We completely trust them and their integrity, and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to build.

James and Carol McKillop
Taranaki

Margaret’s Video Story - Northland

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“I was just out walking one day and I saw this new Show Home open and it was the Platinum Show Home. I love the fact that you can have exactly what you want - whereas if you buy there’ll always be something that you don’t like…”

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" I was just out walking one day and I saw this new Show Home open and it was the Platinum Show Home. I love the fact that you can have exactly what you want - whereas if you buy there'll always be something that you don't like.

The team as a whole was really good - Nigel, who was the Consultant at the Show Home was really helpful and he laid out what we would like. And David, the Construction Manager, is just so easy to talk to - that's what we found, he didn't talk 'builders talk', he spoke in words that we understood. It's just outstanding - very, very professional and top notch.

Everything was communciated as it should have been - we had weekly diaries from Belinda, which was amazing because it went into great detail, so you could read through exactly what was happening. So, it was simple and easy - they made it that way for you.

People say building a home is difficult... and it's not. Once you know what you want you just tell them and they put it all together, and if you wnat to change something you change it. So, it was just so easy to make sure we had the perfect home."

Margaret

Ange and Mike’s Video Story - Northland

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“First home builds can be daunting to say the least. Add in a newly born baby and a wedding into the mix and you have the three biggest achievements in life. Platinum Homes did not just make it easy but made it simple, achievable and effortless…”

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"First home builds can be daunting to say the least. Add in a newly born baby and a wedding into the mix and you have the three biggest achievements in life. Platinum Homes did not just make it easy but made it simple, achievable and effortless. From the beginning with Nigel Turner in the Watea Show Home right throughout the planning and paperwork stages, colour options and amendments with Dean, Belinda, Sonja and the rest of the Platinum team in Whangarei to a top quality well presented finished home.

Nigel Turner was the first point of contact we had with Platinum Homes at the Watea show home. Because of his friendly welcoming presence, the no nonsense direct information and most of all giving us, a young couple, the time of day to talk and discuss options, made us feel at ease and acknowledged as a potential client not just another nobody as we had felt in other firms which then set the scene to undertake the journey with Platinum Homes.

The acknowledgement and respect was then displayed again meeting Dean and Belinda in more of a social event for the first time. Being welcomed by them put any little remaining fears and niggles at rest with their reassurance and knowledge in the industry. We felt very comfortable in the advice and guidance they showed knowing we have little to no experience in that field. Throughout the planning and build we were kept informed on a weekly basis with further contact on progress and amendments with quick response and action. Having that weekly contact was an essential tool on their behalf, right up until the hand over and beyond the service provided was exceptional.

Would we recommend Platinum Homes to people? YES!! We have already and will continue to do so. You very rarely see positive feedback and only hear the negative but we loved our experience and would do it all over again in a heartbeat."

Ange & Mike