Jennian Homes Wellington - NZ Most Awarded Home Builder

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

Jennian Homes franchises offer great value house and land packages. From time to time, your local Jennian Homes team will include new home build options in your region, so choose your desired area to see what’s available.

Our great range on inspirational house 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 franchise 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.

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.


The Wellington franchise is proudly locally owned and operated by husband and wife team Simon and Belinda Barber. Their team is proud to have been NZ Jennian Franchisee of the Year in 2019, and has received several other Franchisee awards over the years.
With building in his blood, Simon is a second-generation builder who started working alongside his father with some team members from those days still working with him at Jennian. Simon is also a former National President of the Registered Master Builders Association from 2016-2018.


We are all about family and consider building your home a team effort. Whether it’s a first home, dream home, investment, bach or retirement home, we can help you with a package that works for you. The team includes a General Manager, Projects Manager, New Home Consultant, Construction Managers, Project Liaison, Interior Designer, Draftsman and Estimator. Our qualified team will help ensure your house purchase experience is a very enjoyable and memorable one.


We have a number of new developments underway, in Tawa, Whitby, Waikanae and Otaki. Get in touch to find out more and view one of our display homes – you are very welcome to take a look around and we look forward to working with you and discussing your next move with Jennian Homes Wellington.


The Jennian Homes Wellington team is deeply involved in the community and proud to be partners and sponsors of many local groups. Click below for details of our community work.

Virtual Tours:

Welcome to Jennian Homes Wellington

Jennian Homes Wellington

Come and visit us at our main office and studio in James Street, Plimmerton (opposite Palmers Garden Centre). Our team are ready to answer any of your questions and will be happy to arrange a Jennian Display Home visit.

Managing Director:
Simon Barber

Phone: 04 586 9525 or 0800 536 6426

Office opening hours


Office address

25 James Street, Plimmerton, Porirua.

PO Box 54021, Mana 5247

Display Home Address

14 Teiaroa Street, Waikanae

Viewings by Appointment

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What Our Clients Say - Jennian Homes Wellington

“Jennian did a fantastic job helping us build close to the city on a small and challenging site. We’ve never built from scratch beforeand having an experienced team to help usnavigate through the process made everything easy. Everyone from sales to project management was great to deal with and really friendly. The knowledge that Jennian are able to help resolve any minor issues after we’ve moved in is also great to know.”

David and Jennifer Stephens, Ngaio

“This was our first time building so my wife and I had no real idea about what was involved when we first started. Thanks to Jennian we didn’t have to. Throughout the entire process, Mark, Craig and Shelly were always happy to accommodate any questions or design changes we had and the few issues we ran into were easily dealt with. We’ve been in our new home for 6 months now and we’re still more than happy with it.”

Steve and Linlin Bailey, Whitby

“We have been in our Jennian home for nearly 3 years now and we are still extremely happy with our home. Mark (our project manager) and Craig (sales) were amazing, delivering better than expected project management and support of our build.

Our build started the day after we got title on our property and was enclosed within 10 weeks and completed before the due date all to schedule. We could not be happier about the process and were excited to watch our home coming together.

Mark was always available to answer any questions or to fix any issues that we had, even when we had minor issues just recently some 2.5 years later, they were always very quickly resolved without any question.

I highly recommend the team at Jennian, the quality of the build and their after sales service. It would certainly take a lot to rival them.”
Valerie and Setui Fono, Upper Hutt

“Jennian were a pleasure to work with. Craig helped with the initial design and adapted it to the section. Once building started Mark and Tony kept us informed of every step and helped us stick to our budget. Friends have told us building was a nightmare but we enjoyed it and would use Jennian again. We love our home and would recommend Craig and the team to anyone considering building.”

Tania and Bart Curry, Mt Marua

“Craig Kirk, Mark Judge and the whole team at Jennian Homes were a fantastic team to work with from the minute we walked into their show home to the moment we walked into our brand new house.

We got to work closely with the team to come up our own design. Ourideas and suggestions were listened to and our dreams of a modern family home were brought to life. We never felt rushed to commit toa final version, and were able to keep refining the plans until we had everything just right.Jennian also provided great advice when we were less sure of things, and provided samples of building products and examples of other homes they had built to help us choose.

Watching the build was great fun. All the on site builders were friendly, and explained to us what was happening. We got to provide input as the project continued, so we got exactly what we want. Especially fun was choosing where all the power sockets and light switches went!

Though our building project had many challenges the team at Jennian worked tirelessly tosolve themand stand by us which was fantastic.

Michael and I would like to thank everyone at Jennian Homes who worked on our house. We love it and can’t wait to build again!”

Jemma Larson and Michael O’Brien, Ngaio

“We had a fantastic and hassle-free experience with Jennian Homes. Communication was excellent from the initial planning stages up to the completion of the house. We always felt that Jennian Homes gave us genuine and practical advice, where appropriate focusing on the wellbeing of their client. They are flexible and accommodative. We received timely updates on the progress. The whole process was a stress-less journey due to all the above-mentioned factors. Today we are enjoying our beautiful home that we appreciate as a family, thanks to Jennian Homes.”

Vinodh and Swarnapali Wanigasinghe, Lower Hutt

“Craig was really good at advising us on picking a house design. We managed to include our individual taste and we are happy with the result. The approval process was not straightforward due to the covenants in our subdivision but the Jennian team worked through it all and were very supportive. If we build again we will definitely use Jennian.”
Stephen and Sonia Jennings, Mt Marua

“Moira and I would like to thank you for your excellent customer service and the passion you show when talking about Jennian Homes. We must remember to have biscuits in the oven when we hold our open homes later in the year!! And maybe even a cake of chocolate with a photo of our bach on the wrapper for the prospective buyers to take away with them!! I have learned a few tricks from you…”
Colin and Moira Higgot

“Our house is a joint project between my wife and I, and my parents. Originally our plans were to build two separate houses on adjoining sections. We discussed this with Jennian and struggled to find two suitable sections. Jennian came up with the idea of building a single larger home for us all.

We designed the house ourselves, and arranged for the plans to be drafted by someone we knew. Our intention was to get quotes from other builders as a comparison, even though we’d been dealing with the guys at Jennian for some time.

We wanted an estimate from various builders as to how much it would cost with what we wanted in each room, carpets, cladding, doors etc. All the other builders we approached were only interested in what our budget was, not how much it would cost for us to get what we wanted, as we had no real idea. This didn’t fill any of us with confidence.

However the Jennian experience was completely different. We went through every single room in the house and discussed fixtures and fittings, lights, power (and I wanted a lot of power points!) cladding, doors and carpets. From this meeting they produced a detailed price pack, itemizing what we would get and how much it would cost.

We were very impressed with this and signed-up with Jennian. We enhanced certain aspects of the build and fixtures, even after we signed. We discussed the cost implications with Jennian before agreeing on the changes, which were completely hassle free.

We had problems with the build, but who doesn’t? However the Jennian team was there all the time explaining any issues and helping us to resolve them – some at our cost, some at Jennian’s, and others we split 50/50.

All in all, an excellent bunch of guys to work with!”
Stephen and Karen Duncalf

“Jennian did a fantastic job helping us build close to the city on a small and challenging site. We’ve never built from scratch beforeand having an experienced team to help us navigate through the process made everything easy. Everyone from sales to project management was great to deal with and really friendly. The knowledge that Jennian are able to help resolve any minor issues after we’ve moved in is also great to know”.

David Stephens

“This was our first time building so my wife and I had no real idea about what was involved when we first started. Thanks to Jennian we didn’t have to. Throughout the entire process, Mark, Craig and Shelly were always happy to accommodate any questions or design changes we had and the few issues we ran into were easily dealt with. We’ve been in our new home for 6 months now and we’re still more than happy with it.”

Steve Bailey

“The Jennian team have been great to deal with right from the initial planning stage and selection of products and colour schemes which have been coordinated well across the three units by the Resene colour consultant.
The Project Manager (Mark Judge) has been easy to deal with especially with some our specific requirements
around floor levels and level access for people with disabilities.”

Tom Brodie, Accessible Properties New Zealand (APNZ)

“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

“Hi Kim

We had a bad experience with another home builder and decided not to go with them.
We were all set to sign a contract with them for a particular house plan, when we lost confidence in their ability to provide us with that house within our budget.

Instead, we signed with Jennian Homes, which was the best decision we’ve made to do with the build. Jennian are fantastic! They inspire confidence in the build process, their processes work, and best of all they listen to the client and deliver on their promises.

They accurately price their house plans before requiring any money from the client so you only invest with them after they have given you a firm fixed price on the house plan.

We’re at the point in our project where our earthworks are set to begin on Monday.

So far, we’re thrilled with Jennian Homes and really recommend you talk to them. Mark McNeish is the man we’ve been dealing with. Feel free to tell him we sent you his way.

Good luck with you build! I hope it runs smoothly.”
Susanne Ruthven

“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

“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

Timo and Valerie, Waikanae:
Jennian Homes did a great job with building our house and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. Their head office was great at communicating at all times and resolved minor issues quickly. Thanks again Tim, Belinda, Simon and Mason for making our first family home a reality!

Nicole and Andy, Grenada Village:
We had a great and hassle free experience building with Jennian Homes. We were impressed with the customer service and communication, build quality, flexibility, and practical advice given with the client’s well being in mind. Our build was completed on time with minimal delays which made for a smooth and stress free transition.

Alfaaz and Rohini, Whitby:
This was our first build in New Zealand and Jennian Homes provided us all the support we needed for the build end to end until we moved in. Planning was great, they communicated openly and honestly and kept us updated on every step of the way. Not only was the build process hassle free but the after support when we moved in was excellent. Jennian Homes always kept the customer at the centre. Our home was built as we imagined it, on time and to budget, no surprises. Thank you Belinda, Simon and team. Would definitely recommend Jennian Homes if you thinking of building.

The Wellington team

Simon Barber
Managing Director
021 727 316

Richard Wasley
General Manager
021 989 616

Dion Paterson
Construction Manager

Brian Smith
Construction Supervisor

027 459 1890

Belinda Barber
Project Liaison/Stylist

Helene Fenemor
Administrator/Project Liaison

Yash Kakadiya

Ethan Ten Broeke-Smith

Maria Ludgate
Project Manager
027 525 3654