Our Difference | New Homes Waikato | Downey Designer Homes

the downey difference

Building dream homes in Hamilton and the wider Waikato region for 25 years.

When you build with us you’re building a relationship with a successful family owned business that not only has strong ties to the region, but also has a proven history of delivering fantastic homes within budget and on time! Downey Designer Homes is not a franchise home builder which means your entire investment goes into building your new home and not into franchise fees, which can be as high as three percent of your build cost.

We know the business of building houses and this is especially important when the rubber hits the road – the buck stops with us. It is the trust and personal relationships we build with our clients that have resulted in hundreds of happy home owners throughout the region.

Downey Designer Homes is a division of the Downey Group, a long-standing Waikato commercial and residential construction company. Being part of the Group means we are able to secure pricing to the same level as larger, national companies and thereby can deliver outstanding value on your project.

All of the homes we build come with a 10 Year Registered Master Builders Guarantee, providing you with security and protection during your home’s construction and as importantly, after you have moved in.

As residential and lifestyle specialists we know what it takes to design your new home. Whether you are looking to build something modern and contemporary or traditional and classic, we have a range of pre-designed plans that are well thought out, tested and successful for today’s style of living. Or you may like to design your own home using our in-house architectural designers who can transform your ideas into your dream property.

Our design, yours or a combination of both, Downey Designer Homes are homes for life.


When it comes to dealing with a building company, we pride ourselves on the warmth, knowledge and experience of our team. This is reflected in the relationships we build with our clients and the feedback we get from them.


We can design a home to suit any budget, without compromising on quality or style.

Flexible Terms

Progress payments are made throughout the building process and these can be tailored to suit you.

Customer Service

We pride ourselves on our customer service from the initial consultation, throughout the building process to the completion and handover of your new home.

Proven Workmanship

Our sub-contractors are carefully selected because they are at the top of their trade and are the best at what they do.

Quality Materials

Only the best available materials are sourced to complement the design and specifications of Downey Designer Homes.

Buying Power

Being part of a large construction company gives us commanding buying power.