We are multi-award winning builders in Christchurch.

Since 1985, we have built hundreds of homes throughout Canterbury. Our clients appreciate the fact that we listen closely to their needs and design a home that meets their unique requirements.

We have had the privilege of building everything from grand homesteads, compact retirement complexes, funky apartments and family homes. And we would be happy to create a truly individual home that is just right for you and your family.

  • You will have the benefit of our 40 years’ experience in the building industry.
  • We’ve built hundreds of new homes and have repaired over 400 earthquake damaged homes.
  • You will be dealing with a local Canterbury company that understand the unique geo-technical and consent needs of building in Canterbury.
  • You deal with Peter and Elaine De Gouw direct – not just a salesperson.
  • Our quotes and prices are fixed contracts, with no hidden extras and clear, simple terms you can understand – offering true value for money.


"It is my pleasure to supply a reference for Home Trends Builders Ltd after the completion of my new home. From the start Peter and his team from Home Trends Builders presented themselves in a professional and respectful manner which comes from being leaders in their industry for such a long time.

They maintained excellent communication and regular site meetings with us throughout the construction and completion phases raising issues, providing advice and making suggestions all of which were very much appreciated.

Their attention to detail and their supervision of the sub-contractors ensured a high quality finish.

We have no hesitation in recommending the Home Trends team for both their building and project management skills. This was my third home built by the team and they delivered exactly what was promised on time and within budget every time."
Clayton -Christchurch
"Winning a Gold Award at the 2018 Canterbury House of the Year awards was the icing on the cake for our 233 sqm townhouse built by Home Trends Builders.
The design and craftsmanship were second to none, the process was enjoyable, on time and on budget.  Communication was key to the process and the Team at Home Trends excelled in this area.  It’s an absolute pleasure to wake up every day to be enlightened where we both share the pleasure of our new home.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Home Trends as a partner in any building project.  Thank you, Home Trends, for inspiring us to think outside the square, challenging us and building the house of our dreams."
Andrea Goodsir and Peter Kearney

“There wouldn’t be many companies that could claim to be able to deliver a new build spot on budget and hand over on exactly the date they said before the build started, but the team at Home Trends achieved this. Pete and Elaine De Gouw have a fantastic team working with them. Communication was always fantastic and no question or change request was a problem. We are extremely happy with our new home and could not recommend the team at Home Trends Builders highly enough”
Melissa & Darren
"I have recently had Home Trends Builders Ltd do the earthquake repairs on my property and I found them to be easy to work with and they did a great job.  Alan, the Project Manager kept me well informed during the process and fitted in the extra renovation work I wanted done along with the repairs with no problems at all.  
I would recommend Home Trends Builders Ltd to anyone wanting to repair or renovation work as well as building a new home”
Bill Peoples
"Don’t let this one get away.
The Mews development on Mandeville Street was a chance meeting. The location and size was right. I wanted my own space with intelligent layout and functionality for my life style and the clincher was that while I “bought off the plan” I could have input into the finished product through the build process.
A sense of trust was an important component of the building process. Home Trends Builders Ltd provided excellent on site management that was accessible and proactive in liaising on individual matters and site activities generally. Their team was well mannered, considerate and eager to assist with tasks. And delivered champagne when I moved in!
Home Trends Builders Ltd made the process easy, enjoyable and problem-free. I can truly recommend them.
And I have a home that reflects my tastes and lifestyle and feels warm and still. I’m glad I didn’t let this one get away”.