Jennian Homes Canterbury North - Jennian Homes


Meet the team of your locally owned franchisee who will work with you to ensure that you get the home that you always wanted;  taking care of the building side of things and letting you do the exciting part like choosing colours, textures and fittings.


Have you seen Jennian Homes out and about in your community? See below where we have been.


Jennian Homes franchisees also offer great value house and land packages. From time to time, your local Jennian Homes team will include special house and land packages available in your region, so choose your desired area from the drop down list to see what’s available.


Our great range on inspirational plans can be built as designed or altered to what you want. By combining your personality with our expertise, Jennian will craft a living space that reflects your individual needs and personality that is custom designed for your family.

About us here in Canterbury North

Jennian Homes was started in Hamilton 35 years ago by Ian and Jenny Patton. Within 15 years there were several North Island Jennian Home Franchises operating and the total volume of home builds pushed them to be ranked in the top 3 building companies in NZ.

The first South Island Franchise awas started in Christchurch in 1997. For 20 years, we have been producing well designed, top quality family homes, ranging from small 80sq.m modest single storey units to large 350sq.m plus two storey dwellings.

Throughout Jennian Homes proud 35 years NZ wide history, we have never failed to complete a home. In fact for your peace of mind, Jennian Homes guarantees the completion of your new home.

Jennian Homes are Registered Master Builders and we also provide a 10 Year Master Build Guarantee with all homes. This along with our 36-month Maintenance Warranty (NZ Requirement and industry standard is only 12 months), ensures you are well protected for any eventuality that may occur.

All Jennian Homes Canterbury North Owners / Directors are hands-on and actively involved in the operation of either the Canterbury North Franchise or the wider Jennian Homes National Parent Company. Dwayne Prendergast (General manager) and Paul Jenkins (Operations Manager) oversee the day to day running of the Canterbury North Franchise and have oversight from the sales process right through to the completion and handover of the home.

Jennian Homes has built its reputation on design, quality and continued customer satisfaction. Jennian Homes Sales personnel have hands-on design skills and a broad-based knowledge of design principles, the NZ Standards and Local Authority requirements. This ensures you will get the best possible plan designed for your site and budget that reflects your personal needs and style.

Jennian Homes partners with NZ Top Brands and Suppliers to guarantee the best quality materials, fixtures and fittings are used for your new home. All Contractors and Sub-Trades are skilled professionals and were required are Licenced Building Practitioners and Trade Certified. These long-term partnerships with suppliers and trades ensure that your new home will exceed your expectations and give you years of enjoyment and satisfaction.

Jennian Homes Canterbury North

General Manager:
Dwayne Prendergast

Phone: 021 220 0591

Contact Jennian Homes Canterbury North

Office & Studio J Design Centre: 212 Main South Road Sockburn Christchurch.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

PO Box 5452, Papanui, 8542, Christchurch

Phone: 03 7411436

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My wife and I had a strong will to build a house, yet we didn’t know where to start and no clear picture for it. Having the opportunity to meet with Darren Kim and Sun Song had made us clearly understand our specific needs to imagine a detailed picture of our very first dream home. Their experience and passion are assets to Jennian Homes, and without being helped by them perhaps we may have searched for a different builder.

Darren and Sun appreciated our background and life stage and offered exactly what we wanted, within a limited time while backing us up to ensure each and every little bits and piece, which could easily go wrong especially for a first house. Jennian Homes also has great connections with external suppliers and information was shared across for efficient project progressing.

Throughout the entire building process with Jennian Homes, not only Darren and Sun but also Paul, who was our project manager ensured frequent communication to get things right. The outcome of one of the biggest projects we have gone through in our life was a definite success, and Jennian Homes made a young couple fill smiles with their dream house!


Kotaro & Karin

We built our new home with Dwayne and the team in Kaiapoi earlier this year. Our first build, the team guided us through the process and were incredibly supportive the whole way through.

Their advice was pragmatic and honest which we really appreciated. Their communication was great and they were always available to answer the myriad of questions we had.

We chose to build with Jennian because of their upfront and pleasant manner, but also because the quality of their “standard specification” build far outstripped that of their competitors.

The end product was exactly what we wanted and we get a huge number of compliments from friends and family. Above all we are highly impressed with the quality of our home and the service we’ve continued to receive from Jennian even after the build’s finished.

We sing the praises of Jennian Canterbury to anyone who will listen and would highly recommend building with them. We’ll definitely be back one day!

Julie Hands

From our first contact with the Jennian General Manager – Dwayne to the completion of our house, we experienced a most creative, thoroughly professional and approachable team of people who worked closely with us throughout the design and building process.

They listened to what we wanted and were very respectful and obliging.

Living in Australia was no problem as Paul the Operations Manager communicated with us and emailed photos twice weekly so we could see progress.

We are absolutely delighted with every aspect of our new home.

Heather, Barry and Louise Lysaght

Jennian Homes Canterbury North made building our first home an absolute dream.

From the sales team Darren and Sun who worked tirelessly on perfecting our plan to Dwayne and Paul who delivered on every single promise, they made us.

We were really budget conscious with our first home, but our home was delivered on earlier than promised and within budget! No surprises and no hidden/additional costs.

We have now settled into our home and Paul’s after sales care has been just as superb. We don’t know of any other person or couple that have had such quick and stress-free build as us.

Matthew and Katie Carran

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful the team at Jennian Homes Canterbury North are to deal with.

My partner and I were building our first home and were a bit overwhelmed by all the moving parts.

Fortunately, the team and Jennian went above and beyond at every opportunity to make it easier and to explain all the nuances of the building process to us.

Our home has turned out exactly the way we wanted it and within the budget that was set. From the planning and initial steps with Eric and Dwayne through to the building process itself and dealing with Paul, we were blown away with the level of professionalism and expertise that the team at Jennian possess.

We couldn’t be happier and would like to thank the team at Jennian once again for an amazing experience and first home.

Callum and Emma

Our Team here at Jennian Homes Canterbury North

Dwayne Prendergast
General Manager

Ross Shakespeare
New Home Consultant

Eric Briggs
New Home Consultant

Darren Kim
New Home Consultant

Sun Song
New Home Consultant

Paul Jenkins
Operations Manager

Dave Hendry
Construction Support

Sara Morgan

Waireti (Bubs) Jenkins
Health & Safety Administrator

Maureen Simpson

Sue Prendergast
Client Liason

Lynda McLachlan
New Home Consultant