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Designing your home - How we work with you

We’re a family owned business that specialises in designing and building quality homes.

We believe that designing and building a new home should be something that is fun, exciting, enjoyable and rewarding.

Over the past twenty years our family has helped over 350 families achieve their new home dreams.


The Value of Great Design

Great design doesn’t just happen by accident. You need a great team, great communication and a great process.

Here we explain our proven step by step process that will ensure your new home not only functions well but will also look great. By following this process it has never been simpler or more enjoyable to design and build your dream home.

Our Dynamic Design Team

Annika – Interior Designer. Annika has a Diploma in Design & Decorating with the Open Polytechnic and, being the daughter of Gordon, has been involved with the business for most of her life. She has been working fulltime at Homeworx since 2011.

Annalisa – Graduate Architect. Annalisa graduated from the University of Ferrara, in Italy, with a Master of Architecture. She has been working as a graduate architect for over three years and has been living in New Zealand for four years.

Gordon – Managing Director and Architectural Draftsman. Gordon, a qualified architectural draftsman, co-founded Homeworx in 1999. He has been designing and building award winning houses in the Hawke’s Bay ever since.

Design Options

We offer three ranges of designs:

The Freedom Series: Suitable for small spaces and as a secondary dwelling on larger sites.

The Acclaim Series: A range of timeless designs that you can keep as it is or modify the design to suit your lifestyle.

The Vogue Series: For anyone that wants to start with a blank canvas and design a unique home to suit your section , your lifestyle and budget.


Check out our Design Work Space for some inspiration and examples.

Design Brief

You’ll meet the design team and share your design ideas with us. We will listen carefully to ensure that we understand exactly what you want your new home to be like.

Site Assessment

Before designing begins, we will visit your site. We will assess your site and take note of views, site access, site levels, service connections and many other factors that may affect your design.

Our Design Guarantee

We guarantee we will design a home that matches your brief and your budget.

If our design exceeds your budget and you decide not to proceed with the design and build process you can keep the design we have created for you PLUS we will refund your design deposit.

Grand Design Reveal

Its now time to reveal our interpretation of your design ideas. We present to you your floor plans, kitchen concept ideas, a list of specifications and an estimate of the cost to build your home.

We present your design to you in 3D so you can easily visualise what your completed home will look like.

View a Design Example in 3D