About us.

Here at Kiwi Designed Homes we have been specialising in building high-quality, affordable transportable homes for over 25 years. We deliver our homes to Kiwis all over the North Island and love what we do, because it's not just our business, it's our passion.

Locally owned and operated in the Waikato, our highly qualified team has years of combined experience and skills under their tool belts and are passionate about building a home that is perfectly designed and crafted to suit your lifestyle. As registered Master Builders, backed by the Master Build Guarantee, we pride ourselves in our workmanship using quality materials and focusing on building strong homes to withstand transport as well as harsh NZ weather conditions. So, you can be sure that your new Kiwi home will last a lifetime.

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our reputation and aim to give our customers a stress-free building experience, taking care of everything from initial concept to construction, to site delivery. We work to bring your vision and specific lifestyle requirements to reality. With a long list of repeat clients and referrals, our customer focused reputation and quality results have kept us going strong for decades. You only have to read our customer testimonials to see for yourself.

All our transportable homes are constructed in our newly completed transportable premise where our office and Showhome is also located.
Pop in to view for yourself the quality and workmanship of a Kiwi Designed transportable Home.

Meet our directors

Blair Ridley

Blair Ridley

Meet Blair, a Waikato born-and-breed local and qualified licensed building practitioner (LBP).

Blair has been part of KDH for over 20 years. Starting out under his father's guidance, and then taking on the leadership and the direction of the company.

It was Blair who added transportable homes to the KDH catalogue, with the idea to modernise the traditional box-like transportable home, to a more contemporary lifestyle dwelling people would love to live in. He set to work designing spacious light filled homes, perfect for all lifestyles. Today our Transportable plans are still our most popular designs.

Blair resides in Whatawhata with his wife and 4 young children, and when he's not swinging the digger around setting out build sites, he's spending quality family time on the road in their campervan. Blair is no stranger to travelling around NZ, as we transport our homes all over the North Island, he is often there once the house arrives on-site inspecting how the home travelled and completing any final maintenance touches for our clients.

Raglan is another place you will find Blair, either on-site at one of our KDH builds, or relaxing in his recently completed duplex bach on Marine Parade, built by you guessed it... Kiwi Designed Homes!

Steve Moore

Steve Moore

Meet Steve, a Quantity Surveyor by profession, working in the commercial sector for over 38 years, starting out when he was just 16. After that long in the industry he was looking for a new challenge, when a mutual friend introduced him to Blair, they got talking and the rest is history. 7 years on and KDH has gone from strength to strength with the duo in leadership, both bringing their individual strengths to the business.

Originally from England, Steve & his wife moved here 15 years ago with their young children. Now NZ citizens and like true kiwis you will find them at the beach most weekends, having transported their own KDH Kiwi 3-bedroom bach to Waihi Beach a few years ago.

Steve has a passion for a good cause and is a member on the board of EquiPotential a charitable trust providing therapeutic horse riding for disabled and vulnerable people. He became involved with them after they approached us to build their training room.

Steve's philanthropist nature means he is always quick to put up his hand to support a good cause or community event. Recently signing us up to host a Breast Cancer morning tea event, local businesses, trades & customers attended, and we raised over $2000! We now have plans to make this a KDH annual event.

Meet our team

Irene Linnegar - Office Manager

George Peterson - Construction Manager

Xander Huang - Quantity Surveyor

Te Awhina Paekau - Production Manager

Dave Casey - Production Manager

Doreen McAuley - Accounts

Boris Barnett - Maintenance

Julia Morgan - Admin & Marketing

Clarissa Ida - Designer

Come visit us

Kiwi Designed Homes' purpose-built premises in Horotiu
Now located in our new purpose-built premises in Horotiu, you can visit our office, transportable yard and transportable Showhome to take tour for yourself of what we can offer.

Contact us

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