Thistle Building Company



For many Thistle is synonymous with quality. We love to build striking individual new homes. Homes that we are proud to put our name to and homes that our clients LOVE.

Thistle is a privately owned and operated company. With a large team of builders, we have over 70 years of building experience.

Whether you want to design and build a new home, or you need help finding the right plot of land so we can help you build, you can be certain Thistle will give you experienced and knowledgeable support. We can suggest options and guide you throughout any part of the process, And we can deliver a flexible and premium solution to meet your budget.

If you have a dream of building a beautiful home, we’d love to hear from you.

Thistle Building Company
Thistle Building Company
Thistle Building Company


“The quality was really exceptional. We’ve been very very happy with everything that was done.”
Jim and Leslie Simmons
“We couldn’t be more delighted with the end result. Simon and his workforce have made the building process a pleasure. They are highly skilled, easy to communicate with, have good ideas and above all are very efficient and hardworking. We would not hesitate to recommend them.”
Alasdair and Sarah Gibb
“The other benefit of using Thistle Builders was the software app they have, which allowed me to monitor the building of the house from my home up in Waiheke Island.”
Emma Clark
“Our building experience was very positive, enjoyable and stress-free. Thistle were approachable, helpful and professional. The quality of work was outstanding with impressive attention to detail. We were more than satisfied with the outcome of our house and would recommend Thistle to everyone considering building.
We look forward to working with Simon and his team in the future.”
Hamish Wylie
“Right from the word go – great communication.”
Pam Wickstead
“Thistles communication was great, they were always on time and made good recommendations for local trades people from plumbers to electricians. Their attention to detail was also noted and they would come up with practical suggestions to ensure that we had a seamless flow from the original part of the house to the renovated areas. Their professionalism was most welcome, they left the house clean and were conscious about us trying to live in the house at the same time they were renovating it.
We have no hesitation in recommending Thistle Builders for future work.”
Guy Farman
“The communication was really good while we were building. It was really easy to get hold of Thistle, which is good when you’re juggling working and children.”
Ben and Holly Winder
“I have recently moved into a new house near Greytown built by Thistle Building Company. All through the planning, design and build processes they were totally professional and extremely helpful at all times. The completion date was perfect and I have to say I am overwhelmed by the impressive and high quality results.
I can thoroughly recommend the Thistle team. In my case, they have made me feel right at home.”
Nick Theobald
“We’d engaged an architect, and we wanted a building company that was going to do justice to the design plans.”
Doug Carter and Elizabeth Garvie
“Thistle Builders constructed our new house 2013 – 2014. Simon and his team were great communicators and guided us through all aspects from paperwork to completion. His builders were tidy around the site and always polite and friendly. All their planning and hard work has left us with a home we feel really comfortable in.
We have already used Thistle Builders on other projects and would recommend them to others.”
Russ and Kate Smith
“From the start they actually turned up on time and were really reliable.”
Baptist Sieber