Catalyst Homes innovate to deliver delight

Enjoy a warm, dry and energy-smart home that is a delight to live in and low-cost to run. Choose from ready-to-go architect’s plans, personalize the design to your needs, or commission a unique home – our modular approach makes it easy.

We’ll craft an architecturally designed home to your brief and budget, making the process and budget clear, before the project begins.

  • We offer a range of HomestarTM rated energy-smart house designs which utilise proven home building approaches from around the world, tailored to New Zealand situations
  • Our builders offer a ten year guarantee on all our new home builds
  • We provide an individual and professional service to match our client’s needs by performing the highest quality services at real value
  • We work in partnership with our clients to provide the a robust result, timeliness, consistency and a high level of service
  • We treat our customers, suppliers, contractors and professional associates with professionalism, respect and integrity
  • We ensure the successful longevity of our company through referral business achieved by customer satisfaction through the entire process.

Catalyst Homes was founded to close a gap in the market by being a consumer focused brand that makes design and construction of sustainable and energy efficient new homes attainable for people all over NZ. We see ourselves as the catalyst which combines all the elements involved in building your new home to deliver a result that surpasses your expectations.

David Wildish was inspired by his passion for engaging with clients in the property and eco-housing field to develop a new home building company that presents a range of modern architectural home designs which are innovative, sustainable and push beyond the traditional ‘eco-homes’ niche, while providing cost transparency and a customer-centric service.


Energy-smart designs you’ll love

We are dedicated to offering modern architecturally designed house plans that will achieve a good Homestar rating and provide you with a new home you love to live in. The house design plans develop continually as new ideas emerge, building and energy technology improve, and with creative design requests from our clients. All our architects bring a unique style and personality to their house designs. View our new home design range to see what style works for you.

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Clarity on costs

At our first meeting we will begin shaping the budget and will be able to set a realistic expectation of the cost to build your new home before you begin the design and build process. All costs need to be visible, predictable and monitored. Budget visibility ensures the financial success of your new home build project.

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A collaborative team

At Catalyst Homes we work to create a team with the right fit for you. This helps ensure a successful new home design and build project. Every one of us wants you to love your new home. The core design and build team will be small and dynamic, and will bring in the appropriate expertise to enhance any stage of the project to deliver a home that delights.

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Homestar – energy and environment

HomestarTM is a real and effective external measure of how well your new house will perform, for comfort and wellbeing, as well as the power costs to run your home. 6 HomestarTM is the benchmark for any Catalyst Home. The system measures all the components and performance to provide you with a home that functions to a high standard. This includes environmental and sustainability considerations during and after the build.


Passion drives us

We are a sustainable design and architecture company dedicated to energy efficient housing. Each of the Catalyst Team are passionate about people and our role in ensuring the total success of each new family home build. It is our aim that we have a great relationship throughout the design and build process, and that this results in a home you love so much that you will happily recommend us to your family and friends.

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Practical design for your life

Your home will be designed to work at every level for your family. Therefore the entire design process must be holistic and optimise all possible factors and processes. With clear communication and early resolution of any issues we will obtain an exceptional result. In our experience, working with the client as an integral team member results in an elegant solution based on informed decision making.

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