New Build

At Cassa homes we specialise in architectural new builds,
residential renovations, and light commercial projects.

The New Build Process

The Process – New Build

  • Initial Consultation

    When your ready to start the journey towards your new home make contact via phone or email and we will book a time for a face to face consultation. We can meet on your piece of land or in our office. We will have a relaxed chat and get a feel for your vision, requirements, budget and lifestyle.

    If you already have plans we can move straight onto pricing and preparing a contract for you, if not we can handle the design as well.

  • Costings

    We will begin pricing your home of the plans with detailed specifications and inclusions so you are fully informed of what has been allowed for and to ensure your budget requirements are met.

  • Construction Contract

    Once the costings are complete, we will present you with a fixed price contract for the build. You will enter into a Registered Master Builder contract. The contract outlines the fixed costs, payment structure, and and a whole lot of valuable information to help protect both you as the client and assist us in running a successful business.

    You will also be provide with detailed specifications and inclusions to ensure you are informed and your budget is not compromised.

    The contract acts as a legal agreement between you and Cassa Building & Design Ltd. Upon signing the contract document you will also be required to make a deposit.

  • Construction Consultation

    Before the fun part begins you will have the final pre construction consultation where the finer details of the build are confirmed such as colour schedules for the joinery, roof, and paint colours. Our project manager will explain the construction process of your new home to you in detail before work begins.

  • Construction

    Construction of your new home will be overseen by Andre Mayo of Cassa Homes acting as Project Manager. You will be kept informed throughout the build by way of planned site visits, email updates, phone calls, and progress photo updates.

    During the build Cassa Homes will comply with all building code and regulatory requirements as well as regular quality assurance checks by the project manager and qualified site foreman.

  • Completion

    Once construction is completed and the necessary council inspections signed off, Cassa Homes will action 'Practical Completion' and initiate the '10 Year Master Builder Guarantee'. Your Code of Compliance Certificate application will be submitted and hand over can begin.

    We will arrange a date for you to move into your home, help you settle in and arrange a final hand over quality checklist is completed with one of our Foreman. You will then be presented with a gift basket and the Keys to your new home.

  • After Care

    At Cassa Homes we are proud of what we do and it end when you move in. We offer a 180 day After Care maintenance period which covers any maintenance issues that may arise and ensures remedial work is carried out quickly and efficiently. We will also provide you with comprehensive maintenance schedules and checklist so you can take care of your new home within the warranty and guarantee guidelines. This combined with the Master Builders 10 Year Guarantee ensure peace of mind and the quality of your home lasts for many years to come.

Our Building Partners

  • Carters
  • NZ Windows
  • Gib
  • Mastercraft
  • Robertson
  • GB
  • Connected Electrical
  • Jtp
  • Uno


What our customers say about their Cassa Home.

  • Professionalism, Dedication and Reliability
  • Delighted
  • Dream Home
  • Great New-Build Experience
  • Trust in Cassa Homes
  • Major Restoration
  • Attentive, Friendly and Proactive
  • An Eye For Detail
  • Complete Faith
  • Our Stunning Waterways Home
  • True Professionals
  • Professionalism, Dedication and Reliability

    Professionalism, Dedication and Reliability

    I couldn’t recommend Andre Mayo at Cassa Construction highly enough. Andre and his team completed a very high standard of work. Their professionalism, dedication and reliability is outstanding, and they made the whole project a stress free experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

    John Griffiths, Whitianga

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  • Delighted


    We recently had our new home built by Andre and his team at Cassa. We were delighted with the high standard of workmanship. Andre was very easy to work with which made our lives easy. The build was completed in the timeframe given. We love our new build. We would highly recommend Cassa Homes and would certainly use them again if we do another build.

    Andrew and Heather Lowes, Matarangi

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  • Dream Home

    Dream Home

    We had the pleasure of having “Cassa Homes” build our “dream home” in 2015/16. The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic! Andre Mayo was an exceptional builder to work with. He was honest, reliable and well organised, and his calm nature made any issues easy to resolve. For our home, his workmanship and attention to detail was excellent, as was his expectations for the performance of all the sub-contractors. We are thrilled with the final result and thank Andre and his team for a job well done!

    John & Paula Kempthorne, Whitianga

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  • Great New-Build Experience

    Great New-Build Experience

    Andre and the team at Cassa Homes have recently completed our newbuild at Park Lane, Whitianga. We chose Cassa Homes after viewing some of their completed builds, and were impressed with the build quality and unique design concepts. Right from the outset of planning the design, Andre offered practical solutions, and managed the process seamlessly throughout. Andre was receptive to our ideas and worked with us on any questions as they arose during the build.

    The whole process was stress free and Andre and the team were great to work with. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail are of a high standard. The end result was a modern, open plan beach house to cater for our extended family and friends, which suits our lifestyle perfectly. Thanks Andre and the team at Cassa Homes for a great new-build experience and our awesome place.

    Paula and Darren Woodard, Whitianga

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  • Trust in Cassa Homes

    Trust in Cassa Homes

    Cassa Homes were very helpful from day one. When building a home you need to put your trust in someone and we did with Andre and his team. Workmanship is of a very high standard and the advice he gave us through the build gave us a great result. Would recommend Cassa to anyone looking to build their dream home.

    Daryl and Kate Feast, Whitianga

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  • Major Restoration

    Major Restoration

    We had a difficult project involving the major restoration of our family beach house. We realised we needed a special relationship with a builder based on trust and flexibility. We had a tight budget and efficiency was critical. Andre and his team was recommended to me and he brought along an excellent selection of subtrades. I must say we are very pleased with the outcome.

    Chris Sumich, Opito Bay

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  • Attentive, Friendly and Proactive

    Attentive, Friendly and Proactive

    Our two-storied, 60 year-old hillside bach at Hahei was overdue for a major deck rebuild and renovation of the house ocean side aspect. As a prominent older bach we were keen to develop a strong contemporary style, but retain and enhance our holiday living. Andre at Cassa was keen from the start and introduced us to their architecture partner DF Design and together with surveyor, engineering and planning contacts successfully tackled the 30 degree slope and some challenging site and consent issues. Covid lockdown also delayed consents, however even with a delayed construction start Cassa completed the job on a revised schedule by mid December 2020 for our family Xmas, followed by final Council sign off in early 2021. We agreed early on to a ‘Labour Only’ basis to manage the contingencies of an old house repair with a lot of changes in scope, design and materials.

    Through all this Andre was always available by phone or email and for onsite meetings, attentive, friendly and proactive with useful design and materials choices and for budgeting scope and design changes. We benefited from his contacts and smooth management of sub trades, including new suppliers. It was a good, but challenging contract, we’ve had some great local feedback on the job and we enjoyed working with Andre and the team.

    Stuart and Linda Christie, Hahei

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  • An Eye For Detail

    An Eye For Detail

    We had started planning our Whitianga retirement home years ago and came across a Cassa Homes house, the Blackjack. We immediately loved the look and style of this house. We contacted Andre and told him we would be a few years away from building and would keep in touch. We designed our home, emphasizing an open plan, maximum use of the sun and a good street appeal. From our first meeting, Andre looked at our concept which had a few challenges in the shape, roof line and span. In his quiet, confident tone, he said “Yep, no problem”. Whereas other builders raised a few concerns, Andre only made positive suggestions and offered advice.

    Andre was always easy to work with, receptive to our requests, tolerant to small changes and communicated well. His team of builders and subcontractors were always professional and pleasant to deal with. His reputation of having an eye for detail was evident. The workmanship was outstanding and the quality of our house is excellent. Needless to say we love our new home and look forward to many happy years.

    Trevor and Trudy Brown, Whitianga

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  • Complete Faith

    Complete Faith

    Andre and his team were amazing! We had complete faith in the whole process, which was vital as we were building in Whitianga whilst living in Auckland. They built the house of our dreams, and if ever there was a problem, Andre always had a solution.

    Laura Sharp, Whitianga

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  • Our Stunning Waterways Home

    Our Stunning Waterways Home

    Our dream was to build a home which complemented our outdoor / indoor style with entertaining and open plan as important features. We had decided on a floor and design plan that involved my wife and I having a significant role in the interior fit out and components of the exterior. From the outset, Cassa Homes made positive and sensible recommendations and offered sound advice and cost effective options to our ideas.

    Andre was always receptive to our involvement and was a solution provider when required. He was easy to work with and had a quiet manner and ability to listen to any concerns that arose. He is methodical and has an excellent rapport with his team of subcontractors. He also relates well to exterior contractors that were not part of his every day team of tradesman.

    Our home was completed within agreed timeframes and the quality of finishing work has been outstanding. Andre was always responsive to meeting requests, questions and any issues that arose and continues to keep in touch with us as minor issues or questions arise. We are delighted with the final product and look forward to a long and enjoyable lifestyle in our stunning waterways home.

    Grant and Robyn Dunningham, Whitianga

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  • True Professionals

    True Professionals

    My experience with Andre and his team has been positive from the start of the build to its conclusion. They built me a beautiful and solid family home that I am very pleased with. Overall, I would say the biggest positive has been Andre's integrity. He stands behind his work and is a true professional.

    Sophie Owston, Tairua

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As Registered Master Builders, Cassa Homes benefits from ongoing support and services to be better builders. We receive a range of benefits and services which are unequaled in the construction industry.

As a Master Builder our business is a trusted part of a community of builders who meet regularly at a local and national level, bringing customers more peace of mind and confidence in the construction process. Building with Registered Master Builder Cassa Homes, you can take advantage of such benefits as the 10 year Master Builders Guarantee, industry standards and construction benchmarking.

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Coromandel Peninsula
New Zealand