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Andrew & Julia Kuriger

Looking to build a beautiful home in Taranaki? We're here to make that happen. We understand the value of great design and the difference it can make when it comes to your project. No cookie cutters round here, just homes that are uniquely you.

“Driven by a love for the design and build process, we have built three homes for ourselves and know the full spectrum of feelings associated with building your own home. Because of this we truly believe it is possible to enjoy building enough to choose to do it again and again.”

- Andrew and Julia Kuriger of Sentinel Homes Taranaki.

When you choose us to build your home, you’re getting much more than home-building expertise. Owner Andrew brings more than 25 years of experience as an architectural designer and project manager - along with running a successful architectural practice that specialised in residential builds and renovations. Andrew applies this knowledge to every build at Sentinel Homes Taranaki, delivering an exceptional level of design and finish quality.

If you’re looking to build your home in Taranaki - whether that’s a modern townhouse in New Plymouth, a rural family home under the maunga, or anywhere else across this beautiful region, we’d love to chat.

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Contact us today!

Andrew Kuriger

027 627 4181

Kirsty Robbertsen

New Home Consultant

022 3826 911

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show home

Award winning showhome in Bell Block

What better way to experience the quality and fine detail of a Sentinel Homes build than visiting one we’ve built? Located in Bell Block, our Taranaki show home boasts a large open-plan kitchen, dining areas, walk-through laundry and ample outdoor living space. Learn more about our show home below and arrange a time to meet us there to discuss your dream build.

27 Keene Drive, Bell Block

Open Sundays 1-4pm, or by appointment.

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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Andrew & Julia Kuriger

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Driven by a love for the design and build process, Andrew and Julia Kuriger have built three homes for themselves and know the full spectrum of feelings associated with building your own home. Because of this they truly believe it is possible to enjoy building enough to choose to do it again and again.

When you choose to build with Sentinel Homes Taranaki you get the benefit of Andrew’s 17 years of industry experience as a Designer and Project Manager. Andrew began his career working for some of the best architects in New Plymouth before launching his own architectural practice specialising in residential new builds and renovations. A move to London saw his career take a shift into project management where he oversaw the design, development and installation of urban greening and vertical living-walls in Greater London, the United Kingdom and beyond.

Back in New Zealand Andrew was instrumental in the expansion of a growing pre-cast concrete company. He worked with some of the largest construction companies in New Zealand on various civil, commercial and residential projects around the North Island, project-managing, overseeing quality management and heading up the design and drafting processes.

Andrew is excited to be back designing and building in the residential sector, this time operating a family-run business alongside Julia.

Julia’s passion has always been people, having worked in the social services and not-for-profits sector for 16 years. Working in both New Plymouth and London she used her skills in event planning and project co-ordination to help start up, support and oversee a number of professional and charitable projects.

Returning to New Zealand saw Julia turn her focus to their young family, while also establishing a local community project supporting and feeding families facing difficult circumstances.

Andrew and Julia are both Taranaki born and bred and know people love this region for the fantastic lifestyle and ability to own your own little patch of New Zealand. They would love to hear from you to discuss your building plans.

Meet our talented team

Kirsty Robbertsen

New Home Consultant

022 3826 911


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 Taranaki

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.

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Taranaki 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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Our Award-Winning Showhome in Taranaki

Multi-Award winning
Builders in Taranaki


Master Builders House of the Year - Gold, Regional Category Winner and Top 100 Winner. Sentinel Homes Showhome of the Year. Sentinel Homes Franchise of the Year

Master Builders House of the Year - Silver, Sentinel Homes Showhome of the Year.

Master Builders House of the Year - Gold, Regional Category Winner and Top 100 Winner.

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!

We felt the team listened to our ideas and vision for the house. If you want a clearly communicated process, a fun team to work with, and a beautiful, quality home as the end product, these guys are the team to work with

Matt Richardson

We would 100% recommend Sentinel Homes Taranaki to other people

Rush Family

Sentinel homes were fantastic to work with. Andrew's attention to detail, design suggestions, communication skills and project management made the process enjoyable and easy. Highly recommend this company if considering building a home. His building contractors and all his other service companies were also excellent to work with.

Julie Otene

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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