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Regional Supreme House of the Year
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Regional Category Award
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Regional Gold Award

Maddren Homes
Maddren Homes


Having built with previous build companies, I could not recommend Maddren highly enough. Their open and honest approach to building is second to none, and there is absolutely no hidden agenda once you sign with them. The level and quality of their products is outstanding and at each stage we were walked through all decisions and made to feel very much involved with the build, and just like part of the Maddren family. From the first meeting, to picking up the keys, each Maddren team member has been supportive, patient and wanting the best result for us and the build. The end result is exactly what you signed up for and exactly what they promised at the beginning - Beautiful, high end and with no hidden extras. We would absolutely build with them again. Much love


“A very good morning to the Team at Maddrens - we would like you all to know how much we love the new house you built for us. It was 'Home' from the moment we moved in. Our first point of contact with Maddrens was a pleasure and we were certainly pointed in the right direction with our planning. I must say I was very doubtful about the lounge ceiling, but I was assured that it was the best thing to do and they were right! Everyone comments on that ceiling! During our build we found it very easy to communicate with all the staff we dealt with and our requests were never a problem, especially the many variations.. , our sincere thanks for building our lovely home.” Margaret & Ron 

We selected Maddren Homes for two reasons; one was because Maddrens had a design that was already very close to what we had in mind and would fit perfectly with our building site, and the second was that the Maddrens consultant, Stuart was genuinely interested in helping us through the decision making process including responding to many, many questions, ensuring that we stuck to our budget, - and all without the uncomfortable hard sell. We felt very comfortable dealing with Maddren right from the outset. The decision to select Maddren to build our home was therefore very easy for us to make.

Maddren is a long standing family owned and operated company, and we benefited from their strong customer focus. The build process was stress free, and we were always kept up to date with regular progress reports, and the project was very well managed. 

Maddren ensured that the scope of the build was as fine-tuned as possible before the Contract was signed, minimising the possibility for cost overruns and time delays caused by things that we would have had to include later at additional cost to us: not to mention negatively impacting on the final build date. We feel so good about our dealings with Maddren (Homes) and their quality build, that we openly promote them to our fiends and workmates. Richard & Margarita

My wife and I built with Maddren last year moved in on the 22nd December.

I cannot speak too highly of them. We were dealing with some extremely brutal health issues and Maddren made the whole process work for us and it was actually a nice distraction to what we were dealing with otherwise. 

Thanks Maddrens,

Well we did it! Building a home is not something to take on lightly and we did our homework and looked at numerous show homes, magazines and spoke to a lot of trades people. Now there is a saying that “you only get what you pay for”. I believe this to be the case with Maddren.

Yes, there are companies out there that promise they can do it cheaper and there is a reason for that “Quality”. The quality of our finished home is exceptional, every little detail is perfect and anything we needed to change along the way was never an issue. They bent over backwards to make the process as stress free as possible and I can honestly say I enjoyed the whole experience.

There wasn’t a moment in time when I didn’t know what was happening; we were well informed about every step. I have never seen such a team of people who are as house proud as the new owners. Not only did they come up with ideas to make things better along the way but they did it off their own backs and came to us with their suggestions even if it took hours of their time to find solutions.

I would like to thank the whole team at Maddren and especially big thanks to our building supervisor Sean and also to Rodger and Hannah on an amazing experience that I will remember for as long as I live. Hopefully our home will go on to give other families great pleasure years down the track.

What they have created for us is a masterpiece: our vision has now become a reality and my husband and I can’t thank them enough. But the best thing of all is I feel like they treat their clients like family. If I ever build again there is only one company that I would use and that’s Maddren.

Thanks again so much, Maria and Richard

Building a new house has the potential to be the most stressful thing you can ever do. It was our first time and we weren’t sure about how it will go. However, we’re really pleased to have chosen Maddren Homes as they made the whole process enjoyable and fun. The team at Maddren is quite prompt, honest and upfront with their communication. There were no nasty surprises and because we were happy with the quality of products they supplied, we didn’t feel the need to upgrade or change them which saved us time and money. Our Site Supervisor Jake was professional, kept us well-informed throughout the process and made sure that all questions were answered in a timely manner. He managed the build really well and that literally took out all the stress from the process. Things were on schedule throughout and the house was handed over to us well before the estimated completion date.

It’s a well-knit team at Maddren Homes and that reflects in their quality of workmanship. The house is just great and we love every moment in it. We’d happily recommend Maddren Homes to anyone looking to build.

Mayank & Shivani

I would like to take a moment to express our gratitude of a job well done to Maddren Homes Ltd. They set the bar pretty high for us and if we were ever to build again Maddren would be the one we use. We can’t express enough how delighted we are that their experience and commitment to deliver brought our build in on budget and not only that but ahead of schedule. I highly commend them for the trades people they use and the team they have in their company, they made for us what can be a stressful journey genuinely exciting and enjoyable.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to express to you and to especially thank Jake Griffith our site manager who’s communication, organisational skills, ability to be professional yet friendly and genuine desire to deliver the product I wanted, how I wanted it and to a quality of the highest standard really impressed me and gave me a lot of confidence throughout the build. He really is an asset to Maddren and I would happily have him managing a build for me again.

A big thank you too Kate, Hannah, Jacqui, Terena, Tony, Rodger and everyone who keeps the cogs moving in the back ground for the excellent job you do.

Michael and Anna, Auckland

We consider ourselves very lucky to have selected Maddren Homes to build our home from the myriad of building companies to choose from and recommend this fantastic team to all. The differentiators we saw initially in Maddren Homes when compared to others was a locally owned business with a tight-knit team and focus on programming their selected high quality subcontractors to deliver fantastic homes. Those perceptions became a reality as our build was a quick, easy, stress free process that left our neighbours astounded as we moved in 4 weeks ago while they are all many months from doing the same. Many thanks to our site supervisor, Jamie, for non-stop communication, also Rodger for swapping beer recipes on the way. Also to the team in the background Andy, Jacqui, Terena, and the rest.

Richard and Mel.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your efforts regarding our Maddren Home in Stillwater. As you are aware we had some technical obstacles to overcome, but with your knowledge and guidance, we managed to complete our dream home.

I would recommend anybody looking to have a new build designed and built, consider what Tony and his team have to offer at Maddren Homes.


We have completed and moved into our new home, built by Maddren Homes. The whole experience from the day we went to the Millwater show home and met Alex and her enthusiasm to take what we had dreamed of for years and turn it into reality, finally got us over the line. The entire process from design through to completion has gone incredibly smoothly and this is down to Maddren Homes having excellent relationships with all their contractors and clear communication throughout. Everyone we met on site was friendly, knowledgeable and very engaged with the process of completing a home to a very high standard and within budget.

We couldn’t be happier with our choice to engage Maddren Homes to make our dream come true, in fact our home is even better than we imagined it would be

David and Darren, Puhoi

Dear Rodger,

We've actually lived in our new house for nearly two weeks now and right from the moment we managed to sit down after a hurried move, we felt perfectly at home. We're still in the process of unpacking and finding out what goes where, and expect it will take a few weeks yet to sort it all out.

We've come a long way since we met you at Kumeu when you opened up the show home, (closed that day) gave us a tour and convinced us that Maddren could help us achieve our goal of building a small house in our garden. I'm sure we told you that you were the last call on the last day of trying to find a solution to the problem. We were about to pull the plug on the whole idea but fate took a hand. We knew we were on the right track when Stuart turned up at 82b a couple of days later and started the process, eventually going so far as to introduce us to the ASB when our own bank turned us down for a loan.

We also knew ours wasn't the easiest of sites and admit that we had a few misgivings when we saw the size of the hole for the drainage/sewer line and even more so when a huge chunk of the road was dug up to get to the manhole. Surprisingly, the neighbours didn't lynch us, especially when the water main was pierced, then right on Christmas the work was finished and everyone admired our super new retaining wall.

The heavy machinery started work on 17th November I think, and from then on the sun shone for weeks — no rain to speak of until we had a roof. We had the privilege of sitting in our lounge, watching our house being built from the slab up, which was fascinating and instructive, with bronzed, bare-chested builders all over the place obviously enjoying their work, serenading us with ... to be kind, gusto.

The best part was when the scaffolding was taken down and we could see the house properly; it looked very stylish and sat well on the section. We assumed completion was in sight. Not so! The construction gods are obviously as mean as the golf gods — don't get ahead of yourself or they'll smack you down in an instant. What went wrong? Never mind, it doesn't matter now.

Thinking back over the whole process, we were impressed with the preferred suppliers, who were all courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. The end results are very satisfying although we found it really difficult to imagine the finished job at the time of making decisions.

Your staff, too, were always so cheerful and friendly, even though we must have driven them nuts at times: Gary was patience itself when we hadn't a clue what he was talking about, and told me he liked feijoas when I threatened to pelt him with them; Jacqui always on the ball, Jo on the phone chasing people for us, Janine never missing a beat with the invoices; Jake, in control and always keeping us informed, not to mention yourself when we got tied up in facts, figures and schedules.

We haven't actually paid for the house yet — still waiting for the land titles to come through. The family who bought our old house were the first to see it 2 hours after it went on the market, and though we were a bit nervous about the long settlement time, fate worked in our favour again. It wasn't plain sailing for them either, but we're all in now, and happy, and three very small boys have certainly woken up the neighbourhood.

I'm sorry this is such a long letter, but after nearly 18 months of association with the Maddren family, a line or two doesn't fit the bill. Thanks to you all for getting us across the line with your expertise and good humour; we really do appreciate all you did for us and after 43 years in 82b it's amazing how much we don't miss it and how much we are enjoying our new place. Many thanks for the gift basket — who knew that Alan was crying out for a new pepper mill? It goes beautifully with the kitchen. He will appreciate the tea-towels too!!

Daphne and Alan, Birkenhead

We are a retired couple who planned to downsize our North Shore property and build on a lifestyle block with our son and daughter-in-law. Council rules dictated construction of a minor dwelling only.

After considering and viewing a number of other building companies open homes we came across an advert from Maddren Homes for the building of minor dwellings. They had a minor dwelling show home on site at their Kumeu Head Office which we were able to view. We were impressed by both the price, design and quality of this building.

Their Building Consultant also took us through recent plans of other minor dwellings they had completed or were under construction. Eventually were able to view a similar dwelling to what we wanted,being constructed.

We chose Maddren because we considered they could build a quality home within our budget and to our desired time frame.

We found the Maddren construction to be a fairly painless process as they took us through each phase of the planning and building process. A consultant was available to advise us with the often difficult decisions such as colour schemes. A construction supervisor was assigned to our build who we could contact if required, at any time.

All the Maddren staff dealt with we found to be friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Our home was completed by the planned due date and without any significant rectification issues.

We have no hesitation in recommending Maddren Homes to other customers who are looking for a quality build and professional management of their project.

Ron and Adele

After months researching, visiting new-built show homes for ideas of design etc., to finding a section in the area we wished to live, Maddren Homes - a locally owned business - had sections available which suited us. Decision made. 

We have been in our Maddren-built home for just on six months. Our journey on our first venture into a new build was an exciting and amazing learning curve.

Maddren Home’s staff from Sales, Design and Planning, the Project Manager, and Office staff guided us through this challenging project, assisting us with design and special requirements we needed to build. Upon signing the agreement to house design and build schedule, staff worked us through Council Consent requirements and kept us updated on progress.

Once construction began communication was excellent throughout. All workmanship by Maddren Home builders and their tradespeople was completed to a very high standard of detail, finish, and on time. Assistance was available in choosing interior and exterior paint colour, flooring, bathroom and kitchen design (very important areas and we made many changes during planning), and managed to get it nearly right for us. Plus much more guidance available from very friendly staff. 

A very, very happy family settling into another well built Maddren home with follow up service: Your Project Manager is a call away from any queries you may have.

Thank you all - your friendly staff made our journey an exciting and enjoyable experience.   

Merle, Huapai

Hi Maddren team,

 Just want to say a big thank you for helping create our new home. Was a very special day for us to see our dream become a reality and finally complete after 3 years of planning and waiting.

 Although the build was not without its share of hiccups (last mention of the brick wall!) it was very rarely due to the Maddren team. We definitely picked the right company for the build and have found everyone at Maddren fantastic to deal with and any concerns we had were always addressed.

Special acknowledgement needs to go to Chris. Talk about baptism by fire! Extremely difficult job trying to keep the client happy whilst trying to manage the tradies, contractors and an architect. But he always had a can do attitude where nothing ever seemed to be a problem which couldn't be resolved or too much trouble to look into.  

 Also thanks to Alex who is a great ambassador for Maddren and very patient and understanding with all our numerous requests and variations.

 We look forward to moving into our new home in the next few days, opening the lovely treats you left for us and settling down in time for Christmas. As promised there will definitely be another celebratory round of drinks and food at Valley Rd and we will be in touch to organise something in the new year so you can all come out and see both houses as homes.

 Wishing you and your families and the team at Maddren a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Nina, Mt Eden

Being a builder, I have built our own homes, but this time because I had retired and have been out of the system for quite some years we decided to get someone else to build for us. We already had the site so it was a question of quality of build and after looking at several companies we decided on Maddren Homes.

They were happy to work with our plan and style (making suggestions along the way) until we arrived at the home we have today. They also knew I would be watching with a trained eye. Once I met Jake I felt confident that we would get a good job. We discussed details on what we liked along the way without any problems. Jake was always prompt in getting back and informing us of timetables. The build finished ahead of time and the standard of finish from their subcontractors was excellent.

We would be happy to recommend Maddren Homes for their professionalism and standard of finish. We would be happy to build with them again.

Barry and Trish - Orewa

We have just finished building with Maddren homes in the Taupaki area. We could not recommend them highly enough! Seriously, go and meet them tomorrow if you are thinking of building in Auckland. You will not be disappointed. We found the entire process ran smoothly, we were kept well informed and consulted every step of the way. Everyone on staff who we met on Rodger’s team from Nicolle our first point of contact, the office staff, architect, consultants, builders, tradies and our awesome site supervisor Shaun have been professional, friendly and available to help as needed. We felt that we became part of the Maddren ‘family’ during the build, it was personal and everything we could have hoped for.

From the moment that we walked into the Maddren show home in Kumeu we were impressed by the workmanship and high quality finishing and our own home has lived up to this initial perception. The high quality of our build is everything we expected and the whole process ran to time and budget. We love our new home. If you are looking for an innovative and experienced firm to build your new home we suggest you phone Maddren. Thanks team for building us our perfect family home

Lexi and Gareth

We honestly could not be happier with our completed Maddren Home. After only hearing positive comments from people who have bought a home built by Maddren, or have had one built through them, we were not disappointed – in fact, our expectations were exceeded. 

Right from the get-go we felt valued, supported and listened to. The home we have ended up with caters for our family perfectly – a reflection of how well the team at Maddren considered what our needs were and designed a home to suit. Our family of six has a home that is big enough to give us all some space, without being a monstrosity, and at the same time it is modern and funky. We are amazed at what we have ended up with, with the budget we had.  

Every team member we came into contact with was approachable and professional. It is evident that this is a business operated by a close family who values its staff and clients alike. Even after the build and when the keys have been handed over, the relationship between the client and company is ongoing. They really care about your continued happiness and no job, however big or small, is left unattended. The attention to detail and finishing is second to none and we feel so safe in a home we can trust.  

We see it as a privilege to be associated with Maddren Homes – we couldn’t be prouder of what they have helped us to achieve. It is not surprising that Maddren Homes has such a great reputation. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody or build with them again – however, we are so happy in our new Maddren home that it’d be hard to leave it!

A special thanks needs to go to Keegan, Jesse, Alistair, Jake and Andy. These guys were an exceptional group to work first hand with.

Jarrod & Rebecca

This testimonial is to acknowledge Maddren Homes for their professionalism, excellent customer service and outstanding communication conducted during the build of our new home. From the initial design of our home to Maddren handing over the keys, we could not have asked for a better outcome. Maddren Homes kept us informed throughout the whole process and their staff were professional as they managed the build. We are totally impressed and thrilled with the quality of workmanship throughout our home and communication with the project supervisor and sub-contractors was seamless. We would like to thank Maddren Homes and all their staff that were involved in building our home. We are so happy and have no hesitation in recommending Maddren Homes to anyone that wants to build a new home.

 Duncan & Michelle

In late 2018 we selected Maddren Homes to Design and Build our home on newly subdivided section in Greenhithe, Auckland.

I wanted a fixed price provider who once briefed could manage the job from beginning to end with limited input from me. We took our time with the design of the house, utilising the expertise of their knowledgeable staff and suppliers to finally settle on the build design, fixtures and fittings, Kitchen, bathrooms, paint and floor coverings. This meant that most of the decisions were made prior to breaking ground and my input was needed mainly to make decisions around unforeseen issues. Issues around PC sums for earth works and retaining walls when council changed their interpretation of what was planned. 

Thankfully the interaction with council was managed seamlessly by Maddren Staff who obviously have a great relationship with their council contacts.

The job was managed in full by Chris Good the onsite project manager, he worked hard to keep me informed of progress, and help solve the inevitable issues that happen through any build program.

I very happy to refer Maddren to anyone wanting a high-quality build with very little stress.

Jeff Gordon

We designed and built our home with Maddren .Our experience was a good one from the start. As soon as we walked into the Maddren Show home, on Ridgedale Road in Millwater, we were taken care of. Our design and build consultant spent many hours with us talking through what we wanted in our home and adjusting the layout and drawings accordingly. We were well informed at every stage of the building process and any queries or concerns we had were always addressed. Our build progressed on schedule and was completed on time with no major problems or hold-ups along the way. 

Maddren is a family business and has a warm, friendly atmosphere while providing a very professional and reliable service. 

We love our new home and would highly recommend building with Maddren.

Chris & Alenka

What impressed me the most about Maddren are the people! Our design and build consultant was da bomb! As a first-timer in the building game, we had no clue about the process and all. Our consultant was with us from day 1 and I am so grateful for having her on our journey. Then, when we started dealing with the rest of Maddren’s team, I realized why they are an award-winning company. Apart from their craftmanship, they definitely would win the Gold Award for being the most positive bunch! Elrica

After viewing a Maddren Show Home we decided to build our new home with them.

From signing the contract to building our home we were extremely impressed with how friendly and professional the staff at Maddren were. We were kept well informed throughout the build and were very surprised that the time line for the completion of our home was kept, despite some very bad weather. In fact we were five days early! We were also very lucky to have a great Site Manager and two fantastic builders. All the suggested contractors were very good to deal with and were more than happy to give us guidance in making important decisions.

We are very happy with our new home, the finish is to a very high standard inside and outside. We have received numerous compliments on the workmanship and how well it fits into the environment. 

We have no hesitation is recommending Maddren Homes as a very professional and trustworthy building company.

Grant & Joanna

We just wanted to email with regards to the service received over the last 2 days from Fluid Interiors, Flooring Vision and Maddren Homes; we have been blown away by the workmanship, professionalism and care received. What started out 2 days before handover, last month, as an unfortunate disaster has turned into a big positive. We appreciate things can go wrong and nothing is perfect; the way the guys have worked over the last 2 days has by far exceeded our expectations and we just wanted to thank you all as we do appreciate it is a busy time of the year and everyone is running around to complete work before they head off on the Christmas Break. It was comments we overhead today that made us feel very special and the fact that not one Tradesman in our home pointed the finger of responsibility for what happened, this shows true professionalism.  

Once again, thank you all very much for everything and ensuring our building experience has continued to be a positive and pleasurable one.  

Mick & Julie

We had a very pleasant building journey with Maddren. They were so easy to deal with from sales to construction. The great thing about the Maddren Design and Build process is that we, as clients, were closely involved in making every decision. We also had the opportunity to meet with various trades to discuss the build at different stages. For example, when the frame was up we were invited on a walk through the house with the window manufacturer, Vantage, where they discussed with us every window layout, size, ways of opening and air flow, and gave suggestions to make sure everything would work for our space. We also meet the concrete people on the day of laying the concrete, to confirm we were happy with the proposed plan. They gave us some good suggestions and we ended up making a few changes, so we are grateful we had that discussion. 

We have friends building with another company and they don’t have the privilege of getting involved with the decision making. Lucky we chose Maddren. 

Siobhan and Che, 2022

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