When Golden Homes opened its doors in 1990, Len and Jill Helms wanted to make changes to home building in New Zealand. Gone were the days of solidly-built brick homes as standard - new houses were being built using new types of monolithic cladding and fibre sheeting. It made them cheap, but they weren't built to last.
There was a big gap in the market for people who wanted a good strong Kiwi brick-and-tile, without having to pay for an architect and private builder. And that was what Golden Homes began to offer. Within just four years, the company was emerging as the home builder of choice for people all round the country.
For the last 25 years we've worked hard to stay one step ahead of the game. We were the first home builders to offer double glazing and steel framing as standard features of our homes, and later we were the first again to make thermally broken windows standard, too.
And now we're one of New Zealand's leading home build companies. We're as solid as the houses we build. We have license owners who've been with us almost since the start, and supplier relationships that get stronger every year.
Our homes are some of the most affordable in New Zealand - but it doesn't come at the expense of quality. We pay close attention to detail. We've never built a leaky home. And not one of our franchisees has ever failed to complete a job.
There are thousands of very happy homeowners behind us - and thousands more in front of us.
Quality, value and innovation- it's what we know and it's what we do. We've been building homes for Kiwi families for over 25 years, and we know what Kiwi families are looking for. Building a new home is probably the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime, and we understand that getting the best value for your money is important. That's where our Golden Buying Power comes into play.
Our presence in the building industry has been active since 1990. Evidently, this means that we have built strong, positive relationships with our suppliers and are able to do a substantial amount of our purchasing in bulk, therefore passing the savings onto our customers. We call this our Golden Buying Power, and we have established this over many years of positive relationship building and making a name for ourselves in the industry. Bulk buying means that we are able to reduce costs for our customers, and we always ensure that innovation and quality is never compromised as a result.
Not only do we use the most innovative technologies in your home's structure, but we also ensure the specifications in your home are of the highest quality- all of our homes feature innovative and highly sought-after ZOG® steel framing which has been specifically designed with New Zealand's unique conditions in mind, featuring lightweight, structural strength and impressive earthquake performance. All Golden Homes® are finished with high quality Resene paint and our kitchens are fitted with Fisher & Paykel appliances, which we know Kiwis love.
Golden Buying Power- we never compromise on innovation or quality to give you the best value.