We've built a reputation


From our first meeting their service and attention was excellent and we very quickly found ourselves not only selecting a Wanaka house but using Tuohy homes to manage the entire process of site preparation, construction, and services.

Thank you Wellington for trusting your new home builds with us


New Zealanders recently voted Lockwood Homes the Most Trusted Home Builder for 2013. As your local franchisee, Tuohy Homes would like to thank you for recognising Lockwood and trusting us with your new home project.  

New Plimmerton Showhome Interior


Come and view our new showhome. Weekend opening hours are Sat' & Sun' from 1.00pm - 3.00pm, come to our office in Ulric Street, Plimmerton and view this exciting new plan.

Safe as houses


If you’re currently considering building, a quake resistant home will be of high priority and you can be safe in the knowledge that Lockwood homes are built to resist them.

New Plimmerton Showhome Exterior


Come and view our new showhome. Weekend opening hours are Sat' & Sun' from 1.00pm - 3.00pm, come to our office in Ulric Street, Plimmerton and view this exciting new plan. Click here to view our showhome gallery.

Design & Build


Yes! Tuohy Homes have done it again. Awarded third year in a row as Winner in Excellence of Building & Construction at the Porirua Business Awards. Yet another reason why we've built a reputation and can build you an excellent home.

When the Canterbury earthquake hit, Lockwood homes lived up to their unshakeable reputation. Our unique locking system has been proven to give Lockwood homes the strength to withstand earthquakes to at least 7.0 on the Richter scale. Our exciting new Lockwood showhome in Plimmerton is now open! Please feel free to pop into our office for any building advice and further information.

 

 

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Client Testimonials

As our positioning statement says, "We've built a reputation". Have a read of some previous customer testimonials.

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Our Guarantee

Build with confidence when you build with a licensed building practitioner.

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Licenced Practitioner

Always check the LBP register to ensure your building practitioner is currently licensed. We are!

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Wind Resistant

The Wellington area is renound for its wind. Our homes are renound for their wind resistance.

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Quake Resistant

Build with the peace of mind that your home is going to stand up to the big one.

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Eco Friendly

Build with the knowledge that your new home has been constructed with renewable resources.

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F.A.Q.

Some common questions that get asked when building a new home:

Can I subdivide my property?

If your current property is large enough and you love your location but want a new home, this could be a great option. You may need our assistance when considering the ‘District Plan Rules’ that your specific council has in place – for example; there is a minimum size that each piece of land can be parceled into, and there may be need for an easement to manage the council connections of any services. We are happy to offer our free advice on your options before you commission the services of a surveyor/planner.


I don’t have any land yet, can you help?

We can help. We keep a file of sections for sale in the Wellington Region (see our “Sections for Sale” tab). We can research a site for any specific building requirements or restrictions, if any, and can offer some good advice on the land. We also offer an ‘Obligation Free’ site visit to assess its suitability for building on. 

I have an old house that no longer works for me

Out with the old and in with the new! This option is fast becoming more popular and sometimes your only option in certain areas where sections are rare or simply not there. There are now a lot of older homes at their ‘recycling’ age that are in great locations and are no longer practical, or economical for renovating or living in. The house may not suit your lifestyle, is cold and damp, or not positioned practically to make the best use of the section. We will organise demolition or removal of the old home to make way for your new home.


I have land already, what happens now?

Fantastic, we will visit your section to assess the land so we can design a home with you that will make the most of the section, outlook, sun, and how you want to live. Our “Planning Process Form” takes you through the different planning stages before building begins.


Wish List – what should I consider when designing my new home?

Think about how you want to live in your home, what you ‘need’, what is important to you, and its purpose – a family home or weekender? Consider how many rooms you need (bedrooms, bathrooms, living, study), one level or two storey, garaging. How you would like the sun to work in your home, your view, outdoor living? What style home you prefer – contemporary or traditional? Our team will discuss all these details with you including your ‘wish list’ and offer their expertise and guidance. 


Most trusted home builder 2013 & 2014

New Zealanders voted Lockwood Homes the Most Trusted Home Builder for 2013 and again for 2014.

As your local franchisee, Tuohy Homes would like to thank you for recognising Lockwood and trusting us with your new home project.

And you can rest assured, we remain committed to our key values after 62 years – quality, innovation, sustainability and reliability.