Jennian Homes Wairarapa - Award Winning New Home Builder

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.

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.

Join us at a New Home Builders’ Info Session and learn more about how Jennian Homes franchisees can help you build your dream home on time & on budget.

Jennian Homes Wairarapa – Franchisee of the Year

We have three show homes in our region – in Greytown, Masterton and Whitby so come on over to a show home near you and be inspired by the stunning design and workmanship that has earned us the title of New Zealand’s Most Awarded Builder.

Our Studio J selection centre offers an array of furnishing and colour inspiration for your new home. We also have a range of house and land specials available, matched with exceptional finance offers. A locally owned and operated franchise of Jennian Homes. The Jennian Homes Wairarapa franchise was started in 2004, and is owned and operated by a 35 year old second generation building company with extensive experience in building light commercial, residential housing, retirement village multi units, additions and alterations.

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Jennian Homes Wairarapa

Areas covered by this franchise:

From the southern tip of the North Islands east coast up to Pahiatua and across to the Tararua Ranges, including; Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston as well as the surrounding town ships and coastal retreats.

Office & Studio J

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Phone: 06 370 0777

200 Chapel Street, Masterton 5810
PO Box 479, Masterton 5840

Visit our Display Homes

Greytown Display Home

185 Main Street, Greytown

Masterton Display Home

1 Riverstone Place, Solway, Masterton

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What Our Clients Say - Jennian Homes Wairarapa

Jennian Homes, Masterton recently built our home 2017/18.

The workmanship was of a very high standard and the team kept us informed at every stage.

Their final inspection before hand over was extremely thorough and their re-check the same.

We couldn’t be happier in our new home and would not hesitate to recommend the company to others.

Bert and Claire Elwin

Hello Gareth

Just a wee note to let you know how happy we are in our new home. We shifted in mid-December and we keep pinching ourselves, we just sooo love it.

Our very brief conversation with you in your office prior to us signing the documents sealed the deal. When we asked “if you could have us in before Christmas” and you said
“it’s tight but we will try,” we thought let’s go for it so thank you…

What can I say but you have an asset in this lady. She made the process seamless, easy and when something felt big to us she dealt with it, turned the issue around and it was sorted. It was actually never that big to start with.

Stella was always happy and upbeat even though I am aware she is the go-to person for all issues good and bad. What a stressful roll she has, however, it never showed she was always professional and upbeat. Her interior and exterior colour suggestion to us have come to fruition perfectly. Yah yah yah…

Brad joined the team just after our build started and was an absolute pleasure to work with. His follow up and management across all the trades was extraordinary and I was impressed with his in-house knowledge of all things to do with the build. Brad has such a professional approach with both customers and suppliers, this is a skill usually learnt with years of management.

We have a few minor painting issues etc that popped up at the three-month inspection and we have been informed on a regular basis as to where this is at and to be honest we are happy to wait as we know they will be fixed as soon as the trades have some downtime. We have full faith that Brad will see this through to completion.

Thank you so much for having an amazing team working with you.

Warm regards
Sue and Mike


Our home, built by Jennian Homes Masterton in 2017, is as the headline says – Small but perfectly formed.

After being in for 5 months, we are still very thrilled with the location, design, quality of build, & the service received from the staff at Jennians to make our new home exactly as we wanted.

Being new to the Wairarapa, Brian’s guidance in choosing the right section was a great help, it has worked out to be the perfect location for us.

Dianne’s expertise in drawing up the ideal plan, to suit our needs, & Stella’s assistance in making the right choices in interior & exterior design have all contributed in making our home, one that we are proud to be living in.

To move into a new home, fully fenced, driveways, path, & lawns completed, all arranged & supervised by Jennians, made the move very easy.

Thank you to everyone at Jennians, we love our home.

Ruth & Merv Walsh


I would like to thank you and the other members of the Masteron based office at Jennian homes for their courteous and professional back up service since we have moved into our Jennian home in Greytown. It has been a great relief after purchasing a new home that whenever faults have arisen that they have been rectified promptly and professionally.

It has been this backup service that has distinguished your company from others from whom we have purchased new homes from previously. I would recommend the Masterton based branch of Jennian homes to anyone considering purchasing a home from you.

Brent Mortensen

Jennian Homes were easy to work with, we had a Great builder who worked hard & neatly.

We weren’t around for a lot of the build but the team were happy to keep us up to date & let us check out progress when we did turn up!

The house has turned out as we planned.

The team at Jennian really made it a good experience for us.

Thanks Carol

Hi there Jennian Team.

We just wanted to say how amazing our new home is. We adore everything about it!.

You have all been so easy to work with and thank you so much for the awesome framed print and food hamper (delicious).

You are an outstanding team of professionals and we are so proud of our new home.

Now to tackle the mud outside!!

Speak soon and thankyou.

Stu and Em Taylor

To all the Jennian Team,

Thank you so much for my beautiful home and all the hard work and time you have all put in.It is a sheer joy to walk into it every day and see how it compliments all my furniture and treasures.

Thank you!

Patricia O’Connor

Dear Gareth,

Just a quick note to let you know how pleased Rach & I are with or new home. Thank you to Stella, Brian, Paul and everyone on your team who contributed to making the process an enjoyable one.

Thank you for the Dick Frizzell print and the wonderful Gift Basket. This was a lovely surprise.

We have a bit of work ahead of us with the landscaping but I am sure when all is completed it will be a great home for years to come.

Kind Regards


Thank you very much for the book of photos – a very nice record of our build.
We have built two houses with Jennian Homes. Our first house was built 9 years ago. On the second build (last year), we found the Jennian team to be very organized and more sophisticated in, and about their business. They made our ideas become a reality. Our builder was exceptional, and all the sub-contractors were a pleasure to work with. Starting off with a contract price, and knowing where you are at cost wise during the build to the stage when you move in, makes it an enjoyable experience. We are very proud of our lovely new house.

Kind regards,

Barbie & Jim

The team at Jennian Homes have a passion for building, it is as though they are building their own house not a customers.

They did a great job and we are very impressed with Jennians workers/subbies – they are all so pleasant and great guys, do a good job and are clean and tidy in all the work they do. Also the “after” work which Jennian has supplied has been superb. We would recommend your company to anyone thinking of building.

Many thanks again

Leonie and Graham Stephenson

“We love our Jennian home, it’s everything we ever wanted, modern, warm and super stylish. Jennian were fabulous to work with project managing from start to completion. The team were friendly and bent over backwards to help us realise our dream. We couldn’t be happier with the result and the excellent service from Jennian and the 365 maintenance clause was an unexpected bonus.
We highly recommend Jennian for a new home build.”
Valerie Fono

“Hi there Gareth
Hope you are keeping well.
The team at RIVAL are delighted with their new offices on Chapel St. Thanks to the team at Jennian Homes, we now have a modern and spacious area to help facilitate the needs of clients. Your patience and design skills through the initial phases, and the superior workmanship are two things that make us thankful we choose Jennian as our partner in this project.
We look forward to working with you again on the next stage.”
Regards Tim

“I would like to thank you for my lovely new home; my family and I are enjoying living there very much. It is warm, quiet and beautifully built and finished. Your team made the entire build seem effortless, I think the most stressful thing was picking my colours, and in this you also offered helpful, relevant and practical advice.”
A Gibson

“I am writing this from Francis Line. The house is rather wonderful. It sits well on-site and the design, colours, etc have worked very well. I have been impressed with the work that has been done by many of the subbies, who are a very agreeable bunch. I have realised what a complex task it is, combining all the various roles and skills to build a house to completion.”
D Bardsley

“Thanks for everything, can you please pass on our appreciation to the everyone involved in the completion of Elaine’s house, we are very happy with the outcome which meets all our expectations, it has been a pleasure dealing with the Jennian Team.”
Tony and Jenny Evans

“When we decided to build our new home with Jennian, we were advised to speak to NewBuild Home Finance. As new-comers to the property market, it was important that we found a knowledgeable and trustworthy advisor who we could work through to help the build run as smoothly as possible. Once we met our local NewBuild advisor Mike Rusher, it was clear that they had the best systems in place for construction loans. Once our loan was approved there was very little we needed to do. Mike liased directly with Jennian and the progress payments were made straight to them. Mike’s help did not stop after the house had been finished and he continues to advise us about the structure of our loan and how best to pay it off quickly. We are a young couple who many would not expect to be living in a brand new home. Mike at NewBuild, and his relationship with Jennian, are significant factors in getting us to the position we are in now. We will definitely use NewBuild again for any future projects, and would strongly advise other young people considering building to speak with their local NewBuild advisor.”
Brendon Dyke and Lara Bauerfeind, Masterton

“This house is going to look stunning with the mountains behind it. Once again thank you. You and your team have been wonderful in all this and indeed I’m really looking forward to seeing the property. The colours of the outside/inside have been chosen with the designer and once again I can say that she was very helpful/insightful.Indeed I’m sure that this house in this situ will be not only wonderful for us but will be a house which Jennian Homes can be really proud of too.”
Allyson Bird

Thanks for your efforts so far. We are really impressed with your approach and your professionalism and look forward to the next stages.
Phil and Sarah

“Hi Gareth,
We had a fantastic experience with Jennian Homes they made our first experience building a stress free journey. From the salesman, construction supervisor to the actual builder the professionalism was evident and the final product is beautifully finished. We have been in the house for a few months now and the follow up and remedy for minor problems have been quick and efficiently done.

All in all a positive experience.”
Murrey and Andrea Dickens

Hi Gareth,

Today we received a nice surprise in the mail in the form of a lottery ticket for a holiday home, which has been purchased by Jennian Homes Wairarapa. I’m just wanting to thank you personally Gareth. It is a kind gesture as we have already had a gift basket from you too.

John and I are enjoying our new home and the building process with your company was very trouble free and an enjoyable process. Right from when we designed it with Diane, met Brian and Paul and then built it with Troy, the process was very smooth indeed.Once again, many thanks.

Elaine Scully

Hi Gareth,

We have now been in our lovely home for almost six months and are really enjoying it. There are just a couple of things that need finishing off (Stella is aware of them).

Lawns are now down and the landscaping is nearing completion. We would like to invite you and Diane to call round and have a look for yourself at the design (Diane) and the workmanship. We were impressed with the whole building process which while it was quite stressful making decisions was helped by your staff being incredibly patient and made us feel very much at ease, initially starting with Brian.

Diane was amazing with the design process and spent long periods of time with us while we changed our minds (a few times!) and offered some very helpful options. Stella made decision-making both with the outside and inside easy (and has followed up any problems we have had smartly) and Shelley was good to work with. The glass House-model paper weight is a fantastic idea and people we have shown it to think it is amazing.

Thank you to you and your team,

Lorraine & Kevin Higgins

Jennian House Build.

From the start to the finish, the whole building process with Jennian Homes was a breeze.

From the design department, who got ‘What we wanted”, straight away and designed us a house that not only suited our needs but also included some wonderful extra features, to the very high standard of the builders, (you could not fault their work in any way), to the other contractors who all did a fantastic job, including the tiling and painters.  (This was the fourth house we have built and the painting finish on this house was the best we have ever had).

The staff at Jennian were always very accommodating, they always listened to our suggestions and worked with us to get the home of our dreams and within our budget. They were regularly in touch with us on the build progress and kept us informed of the up-coming schedule, making it easiest house build we have ever had.

We love our new home its everything that we wanted plus more and should we in the future decide to build again we wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to build again through Jennian. They are certainly Professionals when it comes to building houses!

Regards, from two very happy new homeowners

Don & Lynne Iggulden

Hi Guys, Roger and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for delivering our new home to us, you all did a fabulous job.  We feel like we are living in a Hotel at the moment.  The finishing is excellent, and every stage we have been pleased with.  No build goes without hiccups, there is always something that doesn’t go to plan, but it is how it is handled that makes everything easier.

A big thank you to Grant and his team for getting us in by the 15th of November, we really do appreciate it, all the contractors did a great job, please if you could pass this onto them.  Stella,  thank you for all your help with the interior’s, you made our decision making a lot easier. Thank you to Brian who signed us up, you were very helpful at a time when we had a lot of questions, and lastly thanks to Suzanne for all your help.

The overall building experience has been a pleasure, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jennian for anyone who was thinking of building.

Once again, thank you so much.

Kind Regards

Andrea & Roger Hale

May 2019

We chose Jennian to design and build our house as we weren’t going to be in town to oversee its build and wanted a team we could trust.  Our house was not a standard Jennian home, and we were very thankful to have had designer Diane help us with both the interior and exterior, to achieve our dream.

We were then assigned an amazing builder in Matt Miller.  Matt is a perfectionist (like ourselves), and although from time to time he questioned our taste, he always bent over backwards to accommodate our wishes and follow the design brief.  Our Project Manager Brad was also involved on a day to day basis, and his attention to detail, and ability to pull the trades together was most appreciated.

Our Client Liaison Stella Lennox was invaluable in our building process.  Always available when we called or popped in to chat, she made the entire process a pleasure with her bubbly personality and people skills.  In short, we would highly recommend Jennian Homes and would have no hesitation in contracting them to build another house of our design.

It really has been a pleasure – Jennian are a great team!

Julie & Merv

May 2019

We’re really excited to see the progress.

You guys are excellent communicators keeping

us up to speed. We’re really pleased with you all.

Graham & Jen Thomas

April 2019

Just dropping a quick note to thank you guys for the great service you have been giving the new owners of the houses we have sold.

Each time someone has had an issue (invariably trivial!), it has been sorted out rapidly and without drama.

It is brilliant the way you stand behind your builds and the service doesn’t stop when the final bill has been paid.

Thanks again,

Hamish Duncan

April 2019

Many thanks Stella, Brian, Grant and the rest of the team at Jennian.

From day one till we got the keys to our new house you made the process so easy and stress free.

You guys were very professional and made us feel special.

We love our new house!

Jaco and Salome Le Roux

Several years ago we took the decision to secure a block of land in the Wairarapa, with the ultimate aim of relocating out of Auckland.

Why? We are both Wellingtonians originally and the attraction of proximity to family, the laid back life style of the Wairarapa, the cost benefits of living in a regional community and the ability to realise the capital tied up in our Auckland property so we could better enjoy life, all combined to make the decision easy.

We spent a considerable amount of time choosing the builder for our home and Jennian Homes fully met our expectations, being totally professional throughout the exercise, delivering an excellent end product.

We cannot understand why more Aucklanders do not join the move to this beautiful and largely undiscovered piece of New Zealand.

Ian and Vivienne Hawken

Hi Jennian team
Just a quick note to extend thanks for your work on our build. We are very happy with our home and are very pleased to be able to move in for Christmas, big thanks to Brad and Stella!
I recall saying when we first meet Brian we would very much like a stress free build, and that’s what we got. It just shows if you have the right builder with the systems, relationships and people in place building is a great option.
Please extend thanks to the other members of your team that work behind the scenes also.
Have a great Christmas.

Michael and Sherie Pointon

The Wairarapa team

Gareth Norris - Jennian Homes Wairarapa

Gareth Norris

Managing Director

021 979 870

Brian Brewster

New Home Consultant

021 979 871

Diane Norris


Mario Van Hulsel


Grant Wilson

Site Supervisor

021 979 250

Brad Taylor

Site Supervisor

021 979 808

Rosemary Plowman

New Home Consultant

027 558 1726

Suzanne Armour

PA / Administrator