It all started with the ‘A Frame’ which came from the insight, aptitude and courage of our founder Ian McRae.

Ian McRae’s pioneering spirit led him to develop production-line ‘precut framing’ and ‘kitset housing’ systems that made building a new home more achievable for many New Zealand families, creating a form of delivery and construction which had not previously been available in any structured form.

This is a company that has stood the test of time. 50 years on the company remains a privately owned family business and the philosophy of providing the best quality and value homes to heartland New Zealanders continues, bringing together the very best from the past with the technology and contemporary designs of today, to deliver a unique and streamlined building experience. With over 6,700 families living in McRaeway Homes and a current portfolio of more than 50 standard house designs there is almost nothing McRaeway Homes can not offer.

Whether you are building your dream home, your bach/crib, farm accommodation or anything in between, McRaeway Homes continues, as it has done for the last 50 years, to provide superior quality with competitive prices.


Find out what makes McRaeway Homes, New Zealanders preferred home company in the heartland.

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View our extensive range of plans in which you have the ability to adjust to suit your preferred needs.

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View some of the designs our clients have designed and transformed their dreams into reality.

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'Our house was wrecked in the Christchurch Earthquakes. When it came to rebuild our home, our insurer offered us a choice of three builders. After interviewing all three we chose McRaeway Homes. We were aware that a lot of people have had some very disappointing relationships with the insurer and builders, causing lengthy delays. Within four months of our first meeting, we have had our new home designed, consent issued and now foundations for our new home are being installed. We would recommend McRaeway Homes to all Christchurch rebuild customers.'- D and F Ison
“McRaeway Homes was fantastic to work with. Right from the start staff let us know what could be achieved, how and by when. They were either on-site or within phone contact to work out any issues - something we are our builder were so grateful for. This made the build even smoother than we had hoped for. We have no hesitation in recommending McRaeway Homes to anyone looking for a unique, value for money, solid and durable house.”- Blake-Mansons, Charteris Bay
“We were so delighted with Lyon design we built in 2001 there was no hesitation in choosing McRaeway Home to build our second home. The Pearse from the Limelight series suits our new rural site very well and once again we are impressed with the quality of both materials and building from network builder Dave Schroder, who also built our first McRaeway home. As always, the service we have received from McRaeway Home has been excellent with all staff being most helpful, especially when we were ordering and planning.”- Chris and Mary-Anne Reid, Blenheim
“I had put off getting started with my plans to build because it seemed like such a daunting prospect, but I found a house design on the McRaeway website that looked perfect for my waterfront site. I elected to work with McRaeway network builder Dave Wootton and his team, and from the outset Dave ‘went the extra mile.’ He was fully attuned to my wishes and managed the whole process, from the consents to organising the subcontractors, always keeping me in touch with how things were going. The builders were a great team, reliable,careful and professional. There seemed to be a seamless connection between the staff at McRaeway, the builders, and the subcontractors, and as a result of everyone’s efforts, I now have exactly the house I wanted. I couldn’t imagine a more positive building experience, and I’m delighted with the result. I thoroughly recommend the McRaeway experience!”- Dr. Christine Prentice, Dunedin


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