How We Build


We design our developments to fit the land rather than making our houses fit a site. Therefore no 2 developments will be the same.


Once a site is purchased we aim for high density to help reduce the NZ housing shortage and build affordable houses suited to the busy lifestyles of today. Our homes are aimed to help first-home buyers and families into the market. They also make for a great investment property. We manage the design and construction in-house which means we have control over the timeline of our projects and can give certainty around completion dates for our purchasers. We use local sub-contractors and suppliers with the overall project management being managed in-house by the Crawford team.


All products we use come from established companies so we know they will stand behind the warranties for the products we use in your new home. Each home comes with a full warranty book on completion/settlement/handover with details of all the supplies we have used and contact details.We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel with our design but maximise good use of space both inside and outside.

Before The Foundations – Gravel Raft
We strip back soil and replace it with compacted gravel to create a solid and stable base for your new home.
Foundations – Engineered Slab
Then we put an engineered rib raft slap (foundations) on top of the gravel raft. This means your house is sitting on the ground rather than in it.
The Bones of Your Home
We use standard timber for our frame and truss and mid floors which in turn keeps the construction very simple, its tried and tested and sustainable For our weather tightness, we use either a solid air barrier or a ply with a build wrap on it which gets our building envelope watertight much quicker. It also offers some additional structural bracing on your home. We use Knauf insulation which has an R rating above the standard for the regions we build in.
The Fit Out
Our homes are truly turn-key. All townhouses come finished with an appliance package that includes –an oven cooktop, range hood, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Heat pumps are suited to the healthy homes standards.
Building Warranty & Maintenance Period
Pursuant with the Building Act, there is a 10 year structural warranty, and 1 year defects period on all new Crawford Development Builds. We are confident with the products we use; as we purchase from reputable suppliers whose products carry strong warranties. On completion and settlement of every home build, we provide a Warranties and Maintenance Booklet. The booklet details and explains all the products and systems involved in building our homes and what warranties they provide.
Why do Crawford Developments not use a Master Build Guarantee?
The Master Build Guarantee is more designed for the build contract market where you make progress payments along the way. Crawford Developments does not take staged progress payments throughout the build. Deposits paid are held in a Solicitors Trust Account and all purchasers conduct a final inspection prior to settlement, As such, the Master Build Guarantee was not the right structure for our developments.

Building tomorrow's homes today

Building low-maintenance, livable and affordable homes in New Zealand is what we do.
We believe that every kiwi should have the opportunity to purchase a home they will love to live in. We work hard to secure premium sites and build the best possible homes on them.
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