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Counties & Franklin

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38 Emerald Avenue, Rosehill

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38 Emerald Avenue, Rosehill

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Counties & Franklin


Will & Lydia Batts

Looking to build your dream home around the Counties Franklin region, but want to avoid something generic? We get it. We pride ourselves on our great design, and even better customer service. We think building your dream home should be exciting and it can be when you know your project is in good hands. It’s that blend of design and build that sets us apart.

“For us, it’s about integrity. We do what we say we’re going to do – that goes for everyone; from the clients to the suppliers to our team. Even with little stuff – especially the little stuff.”

-      Will & Lydia Batts Owners of Sentinel Homes [Counties & Franklin].

With extensive design experience, leading teams on a variety of projects within several architectural practices - Will Batts and the team offer a level of sophistication to each finished home that’s hard to find elsewhere. Whether you want a completely custom design or to start from one of our popular house plans, every home we build is unique to you.

So whether it’s a large modern country home in Ararimu, a waterfront property in Clarks beach, a family dream home in Pukekohe or a new build elsewhere in like Glenbrook or Waiuku, we’d love to chat.

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Contact us today!

Will Batts

Managing Director

021 039 6001

Bonita Lim

Sales Manager

022 526 6640

Visit our

Auckland (Karaka)

show home

New Karaka showhome now open!

This fabulous show home in Park Green, Karaka, is a cutting-edge two-storey home that illustrates how sophisticated design features don't need to cost a fortune. It packs a lot of living into a tricky site with a spacious double garage, two living areas, a luxurious kitchen and scullery and a very generous master suite with walk-in robe and ensuite. This home is flooded with natural light, and the open plan living areas all seamlessly integrate with a large hardwood deck area facing north-west. We pride ourselves on designing and building the home you have always dreamed of - to suit your budget.

Come and visit us to see 100s of design ideas, the home's unique features and to chat with the team about bringing your ideas to life.

Our Karaka showhome is part of the beautiful Park Green development. Find out more at parkgreen.co.nz

38 Emerald Avenue, Karaka

Wed - Sun 12-4pm

NOTE: All Sentinel Show Homes are closed on Public Holidays.

Design & build Your dream home

The Sentinel Homes ‘Design and Build’ approach is about giving you a home that is unique to you and your family. Designed for how you live. No cookie cutter homes around here. We can approach your project in a couple of ways:

completely custom

If you’re looking for something completely custom, we’ll guide you through the design process from floor plans to finishings - the only limit is your imagination. Bring along your ideas and inspiration and work with our team to come up with something that is uniquely yours.

Start from an existing plan

Or, perhaps you’d prefer the inspiration of one of our many existing plans? This can be the springboard from which to design your dream home. All plans can be modified in any way to suit you. Extra bedroom? Easy. Larger kitchen and living? No problem. A home office or art studio? Consider it done.

With Sentinel Homes, no two houses are ever the same!

Which design & build option best suits you?

Quote your plans

If you have plans already, we can give you a build-only price.

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Tailor one of our plans

Choose from hundreds of proven existing plans you can customise to fit your family.

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Custom design

Work with our designers to create a one-of-a-kind home.

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Will & Lydia Batts

Owner of

OwnerS of

sentinel homes

Counties & Franklin

Will Batts has been privileged to work in various Architecture offices, on a wide variety of projects, leading teams in the delivery of prestigious commercial, residential and civic projects, from luxury high end homes to stadiums and housing developments.

Following a high paced career in architecture, Will had an opportunity to work with one of New Zealand’s largest residential developers and led the design and delivery of several large scale housing developments in central Auckland. Working with some of the top people in the business gave Will some valuable insights into how a highly successful company can consistently deliver top quality homes year after year.

Lydia has run a successful interior design and décor business for over 7 years and brings a wealth of design experience to the team. Lydia loves helping clients interpret and develop their own design taste to get the most out of their opportunity to make their home their own.

When the chance came to own Sentinel Homes in the Counties & Franklin district, Will and Lydia were excited to bring their wealth of experience directly to clients.

If you are thinking of building in the Counties & Franklin region, give them a call today!

Meet our talented team

Will Batts

Managing Director

021 039 6001


Bonita Lim

Sales Manager

022 526 6640


Explore our Floor plans and house style ideas

We offer a huge range of plans for you to browse. It doesn’t matter whether you want single level, 2 storey, 3 bedrooms, 5 bedrooms with an office - the range of plans we have for you to pick from is vast. The best part? You can customise any of these plans to your own needs. Save some of your favourite ideas, then let's meet to design a home that suits your family perfectly.

Find house & land packages in Counties & Franklin

This is an excellent way to get into a new build if you haven’t yet found that ideal piece of land. We source incredible sections across the Waikato and develop plans to maximise their potential.

Our team has the consent and pre-build details covered so you don’t have to worry.

The choice is yours - build from the plan we’ve chosen, or design the dwelling however you like on your new section. Browse the current house and land packages below.

We are more than happy for you to reach out to us to see what’s possible - and what new sections might be coming up.

Counties & Franklin subdivision Experts

If You've  got the land. We can do the rest.

You no longer need to be an experienced property developer to subdivide and build on your land.

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Find out what's possible!

Many clients are surprised at how many possibilities there are with their land.

Single home, 800m² sites have been transformed into 5, 6 or even 7 town houses, providing a whole portfolio of assets many people only dream of. Much larger sites can be split up into smaller sections for standalone new builds.

If you’re looking to maximise the potential of your site, or just want to help your children into the market by adding one or two more homes, our team is here to help.  


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Design & Build

It's important to us that your new home fits your family and lifestyle.

That's why we won't pressure you into choosing a standard, pre-built plan. Many of our clients use our library of ideas simply as a spring board to create their own floor plan and style that really suits them.

Whichever way you'd like to design your home, our expert team is here to help. Get in touch today!

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Steph Field

021 747 140

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Ready to maximise your land?

Many properties (even smaller ones!) in Auckland are now zoned for subdivision and infill housing.

Build a rental, townhouses, or stand alone homes. There are so many possibilities. Call us today and find out what's possible at your place, you could be surprised!

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Communication & Pricing

We strive for crystal clear communication and transparent pricing, so you are always in the know.

We've always known that above all, our clients want great communication, and no surprises when it comes to pricing.

Our team uses proven systems and processes to make sure you are always in-the-know, and our pricing and specification documents ensure you know exactly what you are getting, right down to the colour of the door handle, before you sign the build contract.

Find out more about our pricing here, or how we use The Sentinel App to communicate with you throughout the build.

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Kathy Sullivan

021 087 15417

Knockdown & Rebuild

Love where you live, but want a new home?

With land shortages in Auckland, many of our clients are choosing to knockdown an existing home, and build a new one in its place.

This is a fantastic way to keep your address, but live in a brand new home, that really fits your family.

We'll make it easy by managing the entire process for you. Give us a call, and let's have a chat today!

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real clients tell their story

client testimonials!

All the pricing was really transparent and the build came in right on budget, we’d definitely build with them again. We absolutely love this house.

Wendy & Dale Williams

what's next?

Let’s get together for a free, no-pressure meeting with one of our team, at your place or ours.

We can't wait to hear your ideas!

Call 0800 456 321