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We begin every new home from scratch – not from a Plan Book (although we do of course have many home plans you can look through for inspiration or to use as a place to start).

When you work with ZB Homes, you can rest assured that your new home design will be distinct and individual.

Our show home in The Lakes showcases our range of standard specifications and inclusions, although you are not limited to these.

It is here we sit down with you to understand your budgetary requirements and design preferences ­ and here the initial concept plan starts to take shape. Concept plans are tweaked and reviewed until you are 100% happy, at which point working drawings are ordered and we are under way. The plan reflects your wants and needs. It is the blueprint for your home.

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Wrapping up the total custom home build package, we work in partnership with renowned Auckland design company, Yellowfox. Yellowfox specialise in accentuating exterior and interior spaces, and all our clients have the opportunity to work in full consultation with an experienced Yellowfox designer. Bringing fun, inspiration, and the WOW factor to your project, this service includes: a full interior and exterior colour consult (cladding colour, bricks, roof, joinery, paint, kitchen, and bathroom colours), samples of finishes to take home, a detailed full colour flooring plan, an 'inspirations' page, and a digital sample board of all the colours, finishes, and specifications you have chosen.

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Following your Yellowfox consult, and once the architect has completed the working drawings, plans and specifications are submitted to Council for consent. Once granted, we move into the construction phase using professional builders and contractors to complete the build.

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  • My partner Romy and I have nothing but praise for the way in which the entire home-building task was undertaken, and the professionalism and warm personal involvement by all those in the ZB Homes company throughout the process.

    For us the whole process, from the original meeting with Zane to discuss purchase of the section to the visit from Angie and Rochelle with flowers and goodie-basket to formally hand over keys and ownership papers for our new home, could not have been more pleasant. We are most grateful to them all.

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    Kingsley Field

  • I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all of you at ZB. You have all been truly amazing to deal with, and my little house has turned out the most beautiful & perfect little thing.

    I truly couldn’t be happier, and if I had to do it all over again – it would be exactly the same

    The finishing is lovely, and I really appreciate you all bending over backwards in that last few weeks to get us in there.

    I would definitely recommend ZB homes to anyone I get chatting to who might be looking to build a new home. From start to finish its been fantastic – I am truly so pleased.

    Here’s to a fabulous future & lots of love, laughs & happiness in our new little home

    Thank you all so much.


  • My husband and I have currently built two homes with ZB Homes over the past three years. ZB Homes works closely with their clients and offer a top quality service. The workmanship of ZB Homes is exceptional - they deliver a high standard quality finish with all of their homes be it an entry level first home or a beautiful designer home. ZB Homes goes beyond the general call of duty for their clients.

    Rachael Beattie

  • We would like to thank ZB Homes and all who were involved in the build of our new home. Everyone was so helpful from the initial stage through to completion. The challenge of a less than level section required a lot of planning but once the build got underway it was completed very quickly and came in on time and budget. The management of the process from start to finish was great. We could not have asked for a more experienced and friendly team. They are committed to getting the best result for their clients. We are very happy with the experience we have had with ZB Homes and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

    Bruce And Colleen Craig