Home types

All KiwiBuild homes are new builds, which means they are modern, warm and dry, and meet the latest building codes for safety and insulation. KiwiBuild homes may also come with a builder's warranty from the developer that guarantees the standard of the build for a set period of time. 

The types of KiwiBuild homes available will be different at each development but can include:

Standalone homes

A standalone home is a traditional free-standing residence and one of the more common property types in New Zealand. They can be a good option for families and if you are looking for features like a private section with its own boundary, or more privacy from your neighbours.

Auranga, Drury


Duplex homes are two individual residences that share a centre wall with their own separate entrances. They can be a more affordable option than a standalone home but still come with similar amenities.

Hobson Green, Hobsonville Point

Terraced homes

Terraced homes are several individual residences that are connected on one or both sides by shared walls to form a row. They are a more efficient use of land and will often be a more affordable option than a standalone home. 

Wattle Park, Auckland South


Apartments are self-contained residences that are part of a larger multi-story complex, and can provide a lower-maintenance living option for smaller households. Depending on the complex, residents may share common amenities such as outdoor or common areas, recreation facilities, garages or car parks, and building security. Apartment buildings may also come with an annual body corporate cost that contributes toward the maintenance of the complex and upkeep of amenities.

Sunset West, Wellington


Walk-ups are self-contained residences similar to apartments that make up a complex typically two or three-storeys high accessed by internal or external stairs. The lower number of storeys means that elevators are generally not required.

Cessna Place, Mangere

Page updated: 24 May 2021