About us

Why work with us?

Changing or your living or working space is both exciting and challenging, so you can rely on Homegrown for honest advice on what’s possible, practical and financially wise.

We make the process stress-free and enjoyable as your build comes to life with planning, passion and precision.

Attention to detail matters as much to us as it does to you.

What’s important to you is important to us.

  • We are always upfront about the budget and timeframe. We don’t believe in misleading our clients or hiding costs just to win a job.
  • We offer you the choice to hire us on a full contract at a competitive fixed price or on an hourly charge-up basis.
  • We can act as a project manager so that all aspects of your development run smoothly and with control.
  • We respect you and your property. You need to trust the people working on your home.
  • We pay very careful consideration to others we invite onto your site. We only use specialist subcontractors with whom we’ve built up long-term relationships, each chosen for their professionalism and expertise.
  • We partner with suppliers who are loyal and have been proven to offer quality products.
  • We guarantee our work. As a member of Certified Builders, we do everything to deliver on what’s promised and we’re backed by New Zealand’s most comprehensive 10-year residential building guarantee, Halo.
  • We take healthy and safety on our work sites seriously and have partnered with HazardCo.

Fraser Gates

Managing Director

Fraser Gates

Managing Director

With Fraser what you see is what you get.  You can have confidence in his transparent approach to every task. He’s dedicated to achieving the best result for you and will always go the extra mile to make it happen.

His residential and commercial building experience of nearly twenty years has been gained both here and overseas, with projects ranging from multi story apartment blocks to oak frame houses to villa restorations.

Homegrown Builders was formed in 2007 on his return home from the UK. His wealth of experience with both Kiwi and European trends enhances any build or renovation.

Fraser is consistently considerate of budgets and timelines. It’s of the utmost importance to him that his team completes every job, no matter its size, efficiently, respectfully and to the highest of standards.

Mike Gascoigne

Foreman

Mike Gascoigne

Foreman

Mike is Fraser’s right-hand man. He has a keen eye for detail and enjoys working with you from conception to design to ensure your expectations are met and your dreams realised.

His passion for property and craftsmanship spans many years. His early life in I.T as a project manager and business analyst, enabled him to buy and renovate three investment properties, before he switched to the building trade more than ten years ago.

He enjoys the ever-changing work, continual problem solving, and the satisfaction gained on completion of a well-executed project.