Understand Our Approach

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Our mission is to create a design and build journey for you that incorporates everything you call home. Whether you’re an entertainer, a master chef, an armchair sports fan or a green thumb we work with you to design your home around the things that matter most to you. That means, we get to know you and your lifestyle in order to fit around you during the building process and so you’re proud of your new home for years to come.

Our process

When building a house with Platinum Homes, we do everything to make your building journey as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We do the legwork to make the process as smooth as possible — from design to completion.
Step 1

Make contact

Get in touch with our showhome or sales centre in the area you’d like to build.
Step 2

Initial consultation

You get to know your local New Home Consultant and they learn about you.
Step 3

Choose your Platinum outcome

Do you want to build a Platinum Homes design, or are you after the turnkey convenience of a Platinum Homes house and land package?
Step 4

Refine your design

If you have chosen to build your home, we’ll help you select materials and finishes – taking inspiration from a site visit or conversation with a specialist if required.
Step 5

Review the contract

We will then prepare and price the building contract for your new Platinum home.
Step 6

Getting ready for construction

Your local council must sign off the design and issue a building consent.
Step 7

Construction of your home

The building phase is managed by your Platinum Homes Construction Manager.
Step 8

Final council inspection

When your home is finished your local council will confirm that it meets the requirements of your building consent.

The Platinum Standard

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Working with local experts
With a track record that spans over 2200 new home builds for Kiwis across New Zealand, it means we have developed strong relationships with great suppliers and certified builders. Your new home is being built by local certified builders who are the best at what they do, and are working to the high standard that we have set on your behalf.
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Our guarantee. Your peace of mind.
Not only do we stand behind every new build, every Platinum Home comes with an Independent Builders Warranty to give you complete confidence that if something isn’t right, it will be made so.
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Building with sustainability in mind
Every home we build is designed to complement the environment in which it is being built and we partner with suppliers who share our values. This commitment extends beyond look and feel to the impact we have on the land. We utilise SIP Panel Technology as an option for our clients for energy efficient build solutions.

Find your
local team

Your home is being built by local people who are the best at what they do, who are working to the Platinum standard that we have set on your behalf.

Explore our
house plans

Our extensive plan range has options for every type of home and site. Select a floorplan from our range or use it as base to adapt to your own personal style and build a home around the things that matter most to you.

Platinum Homes have built more than 3,450 beautiful homes across the country for kiwis, just like you. That’s a track record we are very proud of — but what really matters to us is what our clients think.

Why Platinum 1

Platinum Homes values



To be a leading provider of quality homes that Kiwis will be proud to own.

Mission statement

Our team will listen and understand your needs, then provide an enjoyable build experience that result in your friends becoming our next clients.


We do what we say we will do.
We are open and honest.
We value our people, our clients and their safety.
We understand that unity is strength.
We work hard and have fun.

Frequently asked questions

Questions about the process and how to start

We suggest you start by making an appointment with a New Home Consultant at your local Platinum Homes showhome. From there, we’ll guide you through the process. It’s as easy as that!

Reading through our lookbook and spending some time here on the Platinum Homes website will also help prepare you for our first meeting. If you’d like a hard copy of the lookbook, please give us your details and we’ll send one out to you.

We don’t assume you will know anything about building a home. That’s our area of expertise and we are here to guide you through the process. Contact your local Platinum Homes team to make an appointment with a New Home Consultant. They will talk you through the process and what you need to know to get started.

Contact your local Platinum Homes team and make an appointment to meet with a New Home Consultant to discuss your plans. If possible, bring the LIM report for your section with you.

We don’t provide a demolition and clearance service, but we can refer you to someone who can do this for you. While that’s happening, we’ll work with you on the design of your new Platinum Home.

There’s nothing you need to do anything before meeting with us. Your New Home Consultant is trained to ask the right questions and gather the information that we need to get things rolling. You may find it helpful to have a browse through this website before meeting us. You’ll find a wishlist feature where you can save your favourite plans and style swatches, so you can discuss these with your New Home Consultant.

Questions about costs, budgets and finance

Every Platinum home is unique because it reflects the individual requirements of its owner. Size, layout, fittings and finishes are chosen by you and influence the final building cost. Whatever you’re looking for, your local Platinum Homes team will work with you to deliver a premium property that’s tailored to your budget.

Platinum Homes are a market leader in delivering exceptional value in a quality new home. We constantly review national and regional industry data to ensure our pricing and product offer is right on the money. That is why we can offer the Best Value Promise – the best value home for your budget.

Platinum Homes doesn’t offer a finance or lending service – but we have a great relationship with NewBuild who are specialists in financing new home building. If you would like to know more about how NewBuild could help you, your Platinum Homes New Home Consultant can arrange an appointment for you with a one of their representatives.

New homes are not subject to the same Reserve Bank lending restrictions as existing homes. It may be possible for you to build a new home if you have a deposit less than 20%, however every lending situation is different. Our advice is to ask your mortgage provider or a company like NewBuild, who are specialists in financing new home building. If you want to know more, your Platinum Homes New Home Consultant can arrange an appointment for you with a NewBuild representative, who will be able to answer your questions about deposits and repayment amounts.

: If you are a first home buyer you may be able to withdraw some, or all, of your KiwiSaver funds to put towards your deposit. You need to have been a member of KiwiSaver for at least three years. We recommend talking to your provider to find out if you are eligible

We know how significant this investment is for you. Every home we build has the added assurance of comprehensive third-party construction insurance – which guarantees your home will be finished.

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