Building new homes
from the North Shore to Waipu

Sanctuary Homes – we’ve established a reputation for the design and build quality homes throughout North Auckland. The key to our success? Customer satisfaction and delivery on what we promise.

Specialising in the design and construction of new homes from subdivisions to lifestyle blocks, we’re the North Auckland building company to contract for a new home built for a price unmatched by any other viable building company building. 

We guarantee you will not get a new home built to the same specifications at the same affordable price as we can build it. To find out how, call 021 246 0567.

Whether it is a new home from our Elite Series, the more cost-effective Premier Range or the Compact Home Series, Sanctuary Homes can provide a home to suit your individual requirements. 

When building a new home in today’s challenging times, you need to safeguard your investment. As a reputable, family-owned North Auckland building company, Sanctuary Homes is very well positioned to provide that security and expertise.

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Why build with us?

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Price versus value

Your new home should be built to the highest possible construction specifications. At Sanctuary Homes, our new homes are constructed to significantly higher standards than what is generally considered the norm by any other North Auckland building company. 

Our emphasis is on the difference between price and value. How?

  • Great teams of builders and sub-contractors make for great builds. We have great teams.
  • Due to the volume of homes we build, we enjoy similar buying power to Group Housing companies.
  • You get quality designs at very favourable rates from our great in-house design team.
  • Sanctuary Homes is a North Auckland building company that has found success by using a very low-cost business model. We pass those savings on to you.
  • Working from home is cost-effective. Our 60sqm office and meeting room below our home is the base from which we operate Sanctuary Homes.  
  • No franchise fees or vehicle leases to pay means fewer costs passed on to you.

What does that mean for you? 

Sanctuary Homes will commit to providing you with a price for your new home that is as competitive as possible. How? By using the low-cost structure we operate under and by getting our designers, suppliers and sub-contractors to also commit to competitive pricing. 

Building relationships as well as beautiful homes throughout Rodney, the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast, Mangawhai, Waipu, Kaipara, Marsden Point, Ruakaka and in the Far North, from Keri Keri to Mangonui, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay and the Karikari Peninsula areas.

The right home for you


Our Elite

These custom designed homes are both stylish and functional. Great care is taken to personalise each home to meet the client’s individual requirements. From concept design through to completion of the home, we want all those involved in the project to be feel proud of what we have created. 


Our Premier Series:

These homes provide a cost-effective solution for homeowners where price is particularly important. We can custom design to suit individual requirements or you can purchase a stock design from the existing range of ready to build home plans we have designed. We can build using a range of products, but all the components that go into the home must meet the quality requirements Sanctuary Homes puts in place for every new home we build. 


Our Compact Home Series:

Sanctuary Homes has developed a range of affordable two-, three- and four-bedroom new homes built to be uniquely yours. All homes in our Compact Home Series are fixed price builds and come completely finished with quality workmanship.

These compact houses make the very best use of the land they occupy while still offering the amenities of a larger home including good sized rooms, well equipped kitchens and indoor / outdoor flow to private lawn and garden areas. Our architectural team has developed some very clever designs that maximise living on smaller footprints.

See our plans and homes we build across North Auckland

Your home is our home


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Sanctuary Homes is a family business and we foster family values such as respect, integrity and loyalty: our team works passionately for each other and our clients. 

We take ownership of your project as if it were our own. Building between 12 and 20 building projects per year enables Sanctuary Homes management to be personally involved in every project from design through to completion. Our designers, builders and fantastic teams of sub-trades all work together to produce great homes.

Sanctuary Homes does little marketing. Most of our building work comes through referrals, personal recommendations and from other trades people and real estate agents telling potential buyers about our company. Our reputation for designing and building quality homes has been hard earned and it is something we are rightly enormously proud of.

Quality is the best business plan we can think of …

Expanding our reputation for quality design and continuing our high standards of construction are foundational values of Sanctuary Homes that will not be compromised at any price, ever.

Our goal is to continue growing the reputation Sanctuary Homes has already established for designing and constructing quality homes from the North Shore to Waipu and throughout the Rodney region.

To talk to us about design and build process, call 021 246 0567.

Our Team

Neville Solley:

Company Founder and Manager of Design, Sales and Marketing

Passionate about delivering the best home design that the site and the client’s budget will allow, Neville has a well-deserved reputation for maximising use of space and creative styling. This skill comes from a background of 15 years in the marine industry that included being a key part of the design team that won a New Zealand “Yacht of the Year” award. Neville is personally involved in the initial client consultation and preliminary concept plan stage of every Design and Build home that Sanctuary Homes constructs.

Fiona Solley:

Head of Accounts, Project Tracking and Stylist

Fiona co-ordinates Sanctuary Homes’ specification of interior components and works with clients on custom options. Working alongside the design team, Fiona also does the interior styling and displays for our show homes and for our House and Land packages.  

Richard Solley:

Builder, Company and Project Management 

As a qualified Licensed Building Practitioner who has been involved in hundreds of building projects Richard brings a vast amount of experience to this key role. Richard also oversees all sub-trades and manages our building teams. 

Jason Christensen:

Jason has 25 plus years of residential design experience in the housing industry in both New Zealand and internationally. He has spent the past 10 years teaming up with Neville Solley to collectively produce hundreds of concept designs and successful house Design and Build projects. Key to his design role with Sanctuary Homes is providing homes that use proven materials and construction methods that are cost efficient while incorporating modern styling to reflect each client’s personal preferences. 

Design and build with us

Do you want to find out more about Sanctuary Homes? Why not come and see some of the quality projects we have done, visit our show home by appointment and see references from our many satisfied homeowners. Sanctuary Homes is a North Auckland building company.

If you’re planning on building a new house anywhere from the North Shore to Warkworth, or Waipu, contact Neville Solley at Sanctuary Homes on 021 246 0567 so you can learn more about how Sanctuary Homes and how it has established such an excellent reputation in the building industry. 

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