0800 456 321




Our Process

5% Deposit

Happy Holidays! Our office is closed from 23rd December until 10th January 2022


North Rodney

Sales staff are fully vaxxed

Visit Us

Sentinel Hub 20 Baxter Street, Warkworth We have houses for viewing by appointment

Postal Address

PO Box 722, Warkworth

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

Ben Castelo

022 512 5535


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.


van de Water

027 870 4522

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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Meet the local team

Melanie Tracy

Sales Consultant

021 886 816


Ursula Gilchrist

Managing Director

021 906 688


Ursula Gilchrist



of sentinel homes

North Rodney

Matakana resident, Ursula Gilchrist's extensive background in building commenced aged 17, qualifying with an internship at Fletcher Residential for a 10 year period, as a draftsperson.

Looking to develop her skill set, Ursula began her own Interior Design Company on the Northshore for a period of 15 years, but the attraction to the building industry remained, evidenced by Ursula completing several build projects at the same time.

In 2016 Ursula, in conjunction with her husband Brent, set up Sentinel Homes North Rodney, a boutique operation aimed at assisting and guiding their client base to design and build family homes in the Rodney and Kaipara area.  With a hand-picked team, their territory is from Puhoi to Waipu, with focus on Warkworth/Matakana/Omaha/Point Wells areas, and have demonstrated time and again the understanding of clients' needs and wants.

Ursula's background has ideally positioned her to continue in this vein. She has refined the business and can boast highly respected, industry experienced staff to work with her.  Communication and experience are keys to the philosophy Ursula brings to the equation: empathy and understanding is pivotal in guiding and supporting their clients. It is a very hands on experience when you deal with Ursula and her team.

The concept of client care is best illustrated in the "Start to Finish" ethos and has resulted in clients becoming friends, such is the relationship that is developed. Building and designing a home is an expensive undertaking and it is critical that understanding their clients dreams and hopes is the overarching principle that Ursula and her team follow.

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Sales staff are fully vaxxed

Melanie Tracy

Sales Consultant

021 886 816

Ursula Gilchrist

Managing Director

021 906 688

client testimonials!

From the minute we walked into the Sentinel Homes Waikato show home it was love at first sight.

Kevin & Marcia Hinton

We wanted someone we could trust and Hayden from Sentinel Homes, Wellington was very open and transparent right from the start.

Alan Mumford
Upper Hutt

All the way through, communication was excellent and the Sentinel Homes crew were like our mates! The house was built on time and bang on budget – we couldn’t have asked for better.

Kevin & Angie Mounsey

Sentinel were 100% transparent about the process. Their communication was excellent, they have a really great app that keeps you up-to-date.

Louise Petrie

‘Teamwork makes the Dreamwork’ couldn’t be more accurate when describing our experience building with Sentinel Homes.

Grant & Karen Paterson

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