New builds or renovations – choose from your plans, architectural plans or Thistles set of plans.

Now is your chance to live in a home that fits you perfectly. Designed and built for you, and only you, to suit your needs and wants.

Design and build

It’s as easy as ABC.

The Architect, Builder and Client working together, and making it fun along the way.

Bring in your ideas, sketches or magazine cutouts of your dream home, and we can sit down over a coffee and work with you to come up with the perfect solution.

Or you may already have plans drawn up. If that is the case we are more than happy to work with any designer. Thistle will project manage the whole process from design to hand-over.

Thistle plans

Our exciting range of inspirational plans can be built as designed, or easily adapted and modified without great expense. This makes it easier than ever to give you a fixed-price for building. Click here to find out more.


Refresh your home with a new kitchen or bathroom alteration, improve flow, create open-plan areas or loft conversions, reclad, insulate or create outdoor areas.

We can project manage all of these!


Maybe a new family member has arrived, or you’re tired of cramming into a tiny kitchen. Maybe you’re finally building the master suite you have dreamed of for years.

A well-planned home addition will pay for itself time and time again. It will enhance your home and add value and character.

Eco homes

Thistle have a passion about buildings with a lower environmental impact, from minimizing chemicals in a build, to building completely sustainable homes. This makes your home more energy efficient – saving on fuel bills and helping to prevent global warming.

With our Certificate in Ecological Build and Design from The Building Biology and Ecology Institute of New Zealand, it’s easy.

We are committed to creating a healthier and more sustainable build environment.

Transportable homes

Custom built at Thistles workshop, and easily transported throughout the whole of New Zealand. These are great quality modular homes... for town, beach and beyond.