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Why Us

Happy Holidays! Our office is closed from 23rd December 2020 until 11th January 2021



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47b Kenepuru Drive, Kenepuru, Porirua Wellington

Postal Address

47b Kenepuru Drive, Kenpuru, Porirua, Wellington 5022

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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House & Land Packages

Love to build, but still need to find land?

We can help! Our team has great relationships with real-estate agents and developers all over Auckland. We can help you secure land, as part of a house & land package.

Check out our listings here, or give us a call today!

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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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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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Sentinel homes waikato team

Abbie Naylor

Design & Build Consultant
The Ultimate Guide

Abbie has been with the Sentinel team for quite some time now, she started out as a designer with one of our trade partners and is now an integral part of our sales team. Abbies role is to guide our clients through the design, selections and pricing process and every client who deals with Abbie is well looked after, with the result being a beautifully designed and well thought out home, with every question answered along the way.

Outside of work Abbie loves wining and dining with friends, renovating her house, and hanging out with Wolf (her dog) and cuddles with Mila the cat.

027 765 9901


Renee Murphy

Construction Support
The Team Enabler

Renee supports her construction team and helps to keep things ticking along. Her favourite part of the role is dealing with our clients and she loves the friendly dynamic of our team. Renee has a keen interest in interior design and is looking to grow into doing more of the selections and colours process with our clients over time.

Outside of work Renee loves to spend time with her young family (her kids Evie and Cooper are beautiful!), she keeps fit by running, loves to cook and is doing up her own home.

Kirstie Weston

Design & Build Consultant
The Non-Sales Person

Kirstie is our resident design-guru and everyone who meets her can feel how passionate she is about her job. Helping people is her favourite part and she’s very good at design, but having a Dad and Fiance who are builders means that she’s very good with the finer details and processes of construction too.

Outside of work Kirstie loves to hang at Cooks Beach with Harry, her dog Jack, and her friends. Kirst is the youngest in our team but is considered the “old soul”

027 352 8713


Rowdy Mcintosh

Project Manager

Rowdy is a Project Manager and one of the qualified builders in the team. His favourite part of the job is looking at a finished product and being proud of it. Dealing with happy owners and getting to see the looks on their faces when they get the keys is extremely satisfying to Rowdy.

Outside of work, Rowdy is a keen fisherman and golfer.

Luke Bateson

Project Manager

Luke has 25 years of experience in the building industry under his belt – starting as a carpenter and then spending the last 10 years in Supervisory and PM positions. He struggles to pick his favourite part of the job as he has a real passion for all aspects of the construction process, but he does really
love handing over well-built, beautifully-finished homes.
Outside of work, Luke loves being in the outdoors – camping, boating, and fishing with his son Archie. You can also catch Luke tearing up the stage at one of his band’s gigs as he loves performing and writing music with his rock band.

Scott Osman

Head of Operations
The Process Geek

Scott is our (self proclaimed) geek! He is the maestro at implementing systems and processes across the whole team. This ensures cohesion between the departments and ultimately delivering high quality homes to our clients – every time. Scotts favourite parts of his role are the flexibility and problem solving.

Outside of work Scott loves Football, building/making things, hanging out with friends, training his pup, skiing, and renovating his own homes.

Nate Alley

Managing Director
Nate the Builder

Nate owner and general manager, Nate is tasked with “steering the ship”", He's a builder by trade, who still loves to get on the tools and is currently Vice-President of the Waikato branch of Registered Master Builders.

Nate has worked in almost every role within the business which helps him lead the team and work with each department to ultimately deliver on the vision which is to fulfil dreams both for our people and our clients.  Nate believes that by focusing on the development of the team, the team will be equipped to look after our customers and build partners, meaning that we can all do what we say we will do.

Nates favourite parts of what he does are seeing our people grow and learn, and handover days are a real highlight.  “Seeing whanau excited and proud to be moving into their new home is a real buzz that I could never get sick of!” Says Nate.

Outside of work Nate is a family man who adores his two young daughters and beautiful wife as well as enjoying the outdoors in the form of fishing, diving and travelling.

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Haley Paterson

Accounts Manager
The Beancounter

Haley looks after our accounts department to ensure that all of our build partners are paid on time as well as looking after the financial wellbeing of the business.

Haley loves the flexibility of her role (especially having two young kids) and that we support her and give her every opportunity to grow.

She believes that everyone wants and brings out the best in each person, and she loves that she has contact with every department and person in the business because of her role.Outside of work - Haley loves spending time with her family, fishing when she can get out, and having an occasional dance music night with her friends and a few wines!

Monesh Padiyachi (Mon)

Senior Quantity Surveyor
The Mathematician

Mon is our Senior QS and since starting with the Waikato team he has brought a wealth of experience with him – he has been a QS for over 10 years now.

Mon has overall responsibility for job-related finances, ensuring that our clients receive accurate pricing quickly.

Mons favourite part of Quantity Surveying is estimating and building up rates.

Outside of work, Mon loves to watch movies (particularly action and thriller!) and Super Rugby (he’s a blues supporter - don’t hold that against him) and is a dad to two beautiful girls.

Ryan Palmer

Construction Junior
Resident Gamer

Ryan was a professional gamer for 5 years, which allowed him to travel and live around the world. When he came back home to New Zealand, he decided to get into the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor. He's currently completing a diploma in quantity surveying, while working as part of the team at Sentinel Homes. Outside of work Ryan enjoys spending time with his partner and family - outside doing things around the house, running and playing sports.

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Molly Hart

Office Administration

Molly is the friendly face that welcomes everyone to our office. She looks after general administration in our office and provides support to every department while also being heavily involved with our handover process. Molly is also a part of the marketing side of the business, helping with the advertising and social media content.
Molly has just graduated Otago University with a Psychology degree and loves that her job allows her to interact with so many different people. Her favourite part of the job is dealing with clients and being a part of such an awesome team.
Outside of work, Molly enjoys going out with her friends, playing hockey, creating music, and cuddles with her puppy Milo. She also has a passion for travel and has been lucky enough to have travelled extensively while being brought up in Scotland.

Ashley Mason

Quantity Surveyor
The All-Rounder

Ash is our Quantity Surveyor and recently completed her Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) which she studied part time for while working for the Waikato team. Ash started with us as Accounts Manager and as she’s completed more of her qualification she’s moved into the Quantity Surveying team. She works closely with our construction team ensuring that jobs are financially managed throughout the build and deals with a lot of our build partners carrying out the work on site.

Ash’s favourite part of QS'ing is being able to contribute in a big way to the completion of beautiful family homes and the responsibility that comes with it.

Outside of work Ash likes to read, hang out with her kids, ride her bike, and help her husband Daniel onsite - they have built their own houses in the past.

Emerson Irvine

Sales Manager
the Party Starter

Emerson has been in the building industry for 20+ years and this allows him to offer our clients an experienced and balanced input as part of their building project.
Dealing with people is Emersons favourite part of his role and he believes in ensuring everything we do is centred around making the process as enjoyable as we can for our clients through proactive communication.

Emersons role is about providing leadership and direction both to our design and build consultants and wider team to offer a level of service that not only provides our clients comfort, but exceeds their expectations. Emerson is always first to suggest a social outing and is known for how fun he is to be around – hence he’s the party starter!

Outside of work Emerson likes to hang out with family and friends, loves his footy, and can often be found riding around the river trails on his bike with his sons.

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Rhys Gullery

Design & Build Consultant

Rhys is our enthusiastic, friendly sales consultant. With 12 years of experience in sales within FMCG, Rhys’ latest role was regional sales manager for the Apple Press, however his love for the construction industry has not been a recent discovery. Before Rhys got into FMCG, he completed a pre-trade certificate in carpentry at EIT in Hawke’s Bay – so he’s now done a full circle and joined us! Rhys’ favourite part of the job is working with clients to build their dream home.

Outside of work he loves sports and fitness, fishing – majority of the time in Raglan, and chilling with family and friends.

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Nathan Mckay

Project Manager
Mr Cool

Nathan (Nate) is an ex-builder and has been in the building industry for 15 years. Nate his known for his cool, calm and collected manner and ability to take everything in his stride. His favourite part of the job is seeing the home completed but Nate also enjoys talking clients through the milestones of the build and watching progress week to week.

Outside of work, Nate loves fishing, mountain biking, and hanging out with his son Noah.

Stacey Watene

Construction Administrator
Juggling Master

Stacey is the glue of the team and guides all of our clients through the pre-construction process.She makes sure our clients know what is going on, while also ensuring all the boxes are ticked for our construction team to start building on site.  

Stacey is a qualified Ambulance officer, and she is also halfway through her diploma in Construction as part of her training program with the Sentinel Team.

Outside of work, Stace loves spending time with her gorgeous daughter Manaia and the rest of her family, as well as hanging out watching the rugby.  

Hayden & Kylie Rau



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Hayden and Kylie Rau are a husband and wife team who operate the Wellington and Kapiti Coast Sentinel Homes franchise areas. Hayden spent ten years with the police force in Auckland and Wellington before becoming involved in the building industry. The catalyst for this was the need for a new family home for Kylie and himself and a growing family.

For the last 13 years Hayden has developed an in-depth knowledge of the many different aspects of the building industry. From working in sales, design, marketing, project and branch management with group builders, along with area management for a multinational manufacturer of cladding systems this has given Hayden well-rounded skills for managing his own franchised building business.

Kylie has previously worked in business banking with Westpac, and the District Court as a registrar. For the last eight years Kylie has been an embalmer/funeral director for a local family owned funeral home, a job where no two days are the same.

One of the main reasons Hayden and Kylie enjoy building homes for people is clearly remembering the feeling they had when building their own new home, the excitement they felt throughout the process, and the sense of achievement and satisfaction once their home was complete.

Hayden and Kylie would welcome your enquiry!

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client testimonials!

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

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 Homes don’t cut any corners – they take care of your home for the long term.

John & Viv Burnett

We always felt in control of the build, due to the open lines of communication.

Thomas & Caitlin Weston
Stanmore Bay

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

Megan & Glen Ellis

The Sentinel app makes building your own home so easy. I’ve already shown it to many of my friends and family.

Cory & Tania Brown

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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