We tackle projects of any size from minor home alterations, decks and pergolas up to large, architecturally-designed houses. Bring us your existing plans or we can work with you to design a home unique to your needs and section, optimizing space and orientation to capture the sunlight and views.
We have the skills and experience to take on a diverse range of light commercial projects. We can handle your office fit-out, community project, or general light commercial project. Bring us your existing plans, or just your ideas – we can liaise with a designer or architect for you and take overall charge of your project from the outset.
We are the official licensed builder for eHaus in the Wanganui area. Our eHaus homes are specially designed for comfort (20 to 25 degrees year round with little or no heating), energy efficiency (low to zero running costs) and health (no condensation, mould or allergens). To find out more simply follow the link to the eHaus website or give us a call.
If you’re thinking of having building or renovation work done, you need to check if it’s restricted building work. If it is, you’ll need a Licensed Building Practitioner – or LBP – to do it. We’re also registered Master Builders, which means all of our work carries the Master Builder 10 year guarantee – your assurance of enduring quality.
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what our clients say about us
“You must be very happy to be back in a warm climate after living in Canada for all those years!”
“Well actually, No! I have been colder in New Zealand.”
“What do you mean? Canada is much colder than New Zealand.”
“Outdoors, maybe, but not in my house in Canada. The central heating kept the house warm even when it was -15 degrees outside. But here in Whanganui, it has been 6 degrees inside some mornings!”
So, we decided to build an eHaus. At first, we were skeptical. Can we really have a house that stays between 20 degrees and 25 degrees all year round without any heating (except for a few very cold days in winter)? That’s what the documentation asserted. And actually, that is what the reality is.
We have no regrets. The house has lived up to its promise. When the temperature dropped to single digits in Spring, friends who built at the same time as we did – so the insulation, double-glazing and so on, were all up to spec – had to turn their heat pump on. We were still waking in the morning to 22 degrees inside.
And it’s not just the warmth of the house. It’s also the evenness of the temperature throughout the house. We had a wood-burning stove in the house we first lived in and yes, it was very cosy in the living room. However, when we got up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet (which Gold Card holders like us tend to do) it was cold! But not in our eHaus. It’s the same temperature in every room!
Of course, we paid more up-front for our eHaus than we would for the same-sized ‘conventional’ build. But we will save on electricity and heating bills. The irony is that when you are getting older and feeling the cold more, you have less disposable income to pay for heating. Our eHaus solves that problem for us.
However, it is not just the end product that we are delighted with – it was also the process. We received personal attention from the eHaus team from the beginning of the process to the end. The house plan was custom-designed and engineered to suit our lot, maximise views and solar gain and minimise the impact of the prevailing weather. The building process was collaborative and our input was invited to ensure we were happy with the end product. And the builders were meticulous in their attention to detail.
Would we build another eHaus? Absolutely! Would we build with Simon Penn again? Without a doubt.
Having dealt with Simon when our house was built 5 years ago he was our only choice when we wanted to extend. Simon listened to our ideas and offered expert advice. We were kept well informed throughout the build which made everything stress-free. Simon and the staff from Simon Penn Building Ltd are professional, prompt and the build was completed to a very high standard. We certainly know who to call with our next project.
We would like to thank Simon, Stacey and the team for making the building of our new home such a great experience.
From the start to the finish Simon gave us excellent guidance, we were kept up to date throughout the building process and any questions or concerns that we had were responded to in a timely manner.
We are very happy with our new home and would definitely recommend SPB Ltd to family and friends and anyone else who may be thinking about building a new home.
When it came time to renovate the kitchen of our 1930 Bungalow the overwhelming advice was to go with Simon Penn Building. We wanted a more open flow between the kitchen and dining area whilst maintaining a traditional look in keeping with the house. Walls had to be removed and made good, the new structure needed bracing, architrave, skirting, scotia, tongue and groove flooring all had to blend with the existing structure.
Upon discussing our requirements with Simon we immediately got the feeling we would be in good hands. He was sympathetic to our requirements and provided well considered advice, obviously a result of much previous experience. Simon’s team were extremely competent and as passionate as ourselves about the build, willingly accepting the numerous challenges we presented them with.
The outcome is amazing and the whole process was a pleasurable experience, many thanks to Simon and team.
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