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In the market for a new build around Whangarei, you’re in the right spot, Sentinel Homes is your local design and build experts. We understand that building a new home is a big step, and we are here to guide you through the process with ease and expertise.

We know that every client is unique and has their own vision for their new home. That's why we offer both custom designs and the ability to alter plans to fit your taste. Our team is dedicated to working alongside you, understanding your needs, and bringing clever design ideas to your project.

“Instead of cookie-cutter developments that all look the same, my clients get something that stands out – for the right reasons.”

- Ric Butturini, Owner of Sentinel Homes Whangarei.

Whether you're looking for a modern house on the water in One Tree Point, a forever family home in Whangarei or a new build elsewhere in Northland, we would love to hear from you. Let's chat and see how we can make your dream home a reality.

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Ric Butturini

Managing Director

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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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Ric Butturini

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As a certified builder with 13+ years of experience in the construction industry, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my work. Born and raised in Whangarei, I have honed my craft over the years, building and managing homes of various sizes and styles, ranging from small coastal beach houses in Northland to large-scale heritage-listed homes in London.

My passion for building, combined with my skills and attributes, allows me to construct homes of exceptional quality and beauty. The satisfaction I derive from seeing a happy client at the end of each project is immeasurable, and my goal is always to turn my clients' ideas and dreams into a reality.

I am a resident of Whangarei, where I live with my partner Megan, daughter Winnie, and our furry baby Mosely. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching my daughter grow and explore the many wonders that Northland has to offer.

If you are thinking of building your new home in Whangarei, give me a call. I'd love to hear your ideas!

Meet our talented team

Ric Butturini

Managing Director

021 142 6972


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 Whangārei

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.

Whangārei 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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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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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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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