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North Rodney

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

Postal Address

PO Box 722, Warkworth

Sentinel homes waikato 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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Ursula Gilchrist

Managing Director

021 906 688

Melanie Tracy

Sales Consultant

021 886 816

client testimonials!

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

We made a few changes, and it just was not a problem. We didn’t have to compromise.

Megan & Glen Ellis

Each morning when we woke up, we could go in to the Sentinel app and check the latest uploaded photos of the work on site

Kevan & Michelle Stewart

The Sentinel Homes team were all great, each offering a different set of skills and providing ideas about different ways of doing things.

Amanda Coombe
Western Bay of Plenty

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

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!

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