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Beautiful homes build with love


From initial design to the exciting handover, Drinkrow Building are your partners for bespoke architectural homes in Hawkes Bay from Napier to Hastings and Havelock North. Whether you have plans in hand, or just a grand vision, we’re ready to get involved, consult, and ultimately build your dream home from the ground up.

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For most prospective new homeowners, the planning and construction of a new build is the culmination of decades of hard work, many rough drafts and a grand vision. We understand that feeling - we see it every day. The collaboration with our clients on their build is, to us, a labour of love and a shared passion to produce the best possible home.

We work with clients ranging from those who have a full plan ready to go from our first meeting to others who yet to visualise their new home. Regardless of your current position, we offer free consultations to help you decide exactly what you’re looking for and connect you with amazing local designers and planners to solidify your plans.

Throughout a build, we’re in constant communication and collaboration, keeping you in the loop and tackling difficult problems for you when you’re busy or unsure. We handle everything from architectural designs to council approval to contractors and suppliers so that you have just one point of call and full confidence that your home is safely on its way.Talk to us today, and we’ll find the best way to turn your dream home into your new lifestyle.

Bespoke homes the Drinkrow way

No Surprises

Stay in the loop every decision and update with consistent communication and thorough planning throughout the entire build - from start to full handover.

Realise Your Dream

See your vision come to life as you have full creative input on your bespoke architectural design, and create the home of your dreams.

Guaranteed Quality

We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, as we treat every project like it were our own home, and ensure every little aspect is absolutely perfect.

Local Team

We’re a team of locals, and we always prefer trusted local trades, businesses and suppliers in our builds, so you know where your investment goes.

Frequently asked questions

How long will my new home build take?

The short answer is often 12 months for many new builds. But that’s not necessarily how long your home will take, and it can vary by a lot. Many factors will weigh in on your timeline, like the scope of the project, the availability of materials, subcontractors, and council approval processes. We do a lot of work to shorten your timeline, like keeping up great relationships with local suppliers and trades and planning meticulously to ensure we avoid bottlenecks in construction. The best thing you can do to get your home built quickly is to contact us as early as possible in your build so that we can begin planning ahead.

What if I don’t have a plan or idea for my new home?

That’s very much okay; many people don’t! We work with a range of incredible local designers who can create amazing results from a few design notes, and we also have a range of concept homes that you can peruse and either take inspiration from or select and modify to suit your needs.

Who will be working on my project with you?

We understand that your investment into your project is incredibly important to you, and so you very much care about who is involved in the construction of your new home. We work with trusted local contractors, suppliers, and sub-trades whom we personally vet and keep a good relationship with, so you’ll feel confident in your build.

What happens after the handover?

Moving into your new home is an incredibly exciting time, so we go above and beyond to make that as close to perfect as we can for you. After a few months of occupancy, we get back in touch with you to investigate any potential issues you have found and fix them as quickly as possible. We will meet you again six and twelve months later for the same. As a New Zealand Certified Builder, we can also offer you their HALO 10-year residential guarantee.


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