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Jason & Anna-Marie Howe

Dreaming of a newly built home in the Wairarapa region? Come and speak with our local design and build experts. Together we’ll create a home that is uniquely you.

Whether you want a completely custom design or to start with a plan and modify it, we’ll work alongside you, understand what you’re looking for, and bring our own design ideas to the table. This level of care continues through each stage of the build, ensuring we deliver a home you’ll be proud to call your own.

So, whether it’s a quaint cottage in Martinborough, a family dream home in central Masterton or a coastal vista in Riversdale, we’d love to chat.

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Hayden Rau

027 557 3111

Jason Howe

General Manager

027 200 8383

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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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Jason & Anna-Marie Howe

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Design, Build, Adapt - we can help with that!

Jason and Anna-Marie are a local husband and wife team whose passion is in the whole construction business. This includes but is not limited to designing plans, running their own building team, and seeing the whole process through to the finished stage.

Jason has been in the construction industry for over 15 years and holds a range of qualifications including:

- Qualified and Licensed Builder

- Frame and truss Detailer

- Architectural Draughtsman

With this solid background of experience behind him, Jason can assess plans with a new insight into what will work and what changes need to be made to ensure things run smoothly on the building site. Jason believes in being a part of a team and is always available to support both the builders, other trades, and clients.

Anna-Marie is an Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing Modification Assessments for people with long term injuries or health conditions. Doing this type of work enables Anna-Marie to ensure that the home is suitable for the person and their needs, and suggest adaptations when and where they may be needed. Anna-Marie also does Frame and Truss detailing under Jason and you will often find her on site helping the builders, with a fresh delivery of coffee and donuts!

Anna-Marie is a passionate horse rider with an interest in Saddle Hunter. Jason is a keen track motorcycle racer with competitions coming up. They both run their small lifestyle block farm in their spare time as well as raising a young family.

Jason and Anna-Marie have built their own home in the Wairarapa and would love to be able to support you through the process and hand over the keys to your new home at the end!

Meet our talented team

Jason Howe

General Manager

027 200 8383


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 Wairarapa

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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Wairarapa 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!

We find building our home with them was one of the best decisions we made. Everyone who visits us comments on the finishing and workmanship. That says a lot. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Fal Patell

Having Sentinel owned by a husband / wife team also felt like you got that extra bit of care as a family owned business. The quality and finish of the home is great. We knew we'd get a quality build from Sentinel and they didn't disappoint!

Michelle Norman

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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