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A home and design building company based in Tauranga. Building beautiful, livable spaces both large and small.  Always something just a little different.


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"When we started looking for our first home together, we never considered building, because we thought it would be too hard and too difficult, but we are so happy we did!"

Jason & Nancy 

(First time homeowners)

Feature properties for sale: Papamoa

Enjoy all that living in the highly sought-after suburb of Papamoa has to offer - a world class beach, walking reserves, cafes, shops, bars and restaurants.

Available for pre-purchase from October 2021 with construction underway in 2022. Our next release of small and smart house and land packages is coming soon.

Conveniently located in a private cul-de-sac near Te Okuroa Drive and Montiicola Drive, these architecturally designed, well appointed, homes will feature.


As family-owned home & design-builders in Tauranga, each home we create carries our family name – something we don’t take lightly and which, we feel, is the best guarantee in the market."



We spent so much time researching builders - about 5 months. We then heard about Thorne Group and went and checked out one of their new builds - we were so impressed. My husband said there was no way, being first home buyers, that we could go with Thorne Group. In the end we decided to just go and have a talk to them to see what they could offer us. And it turns out it was the perfect fit.

Mike & Becca

“We feel like we can trust them, that they are honest and have a high level of integrity. We feel this from Peter, Aaron and Jon and it permeates through the business. Their reputation is very good, if we mention we have a Thorne Group house, people say ‘good choice’. I believe it adds value to our home and will to the sale price if/when we sell. They manage build timeframes and build to budget. We are 100% confident with the quality”


“The communication was excellent, especially with Buildertrend because we were living in Auckland. Aaron would upload photos of the progress and we never had to wonder. It tracked expenses and additional costs, so there was nothing hidden, there were no surprises. Their quality is brilliant, and the painting was the icing on the cake. I am so particular about painting and I would get upset if it wasn’t perfect, but it was brilliant”


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Postal:  PO Box 4352 Mount Maunganui 3149


Or Call 0800716129


Thorne Group Architecture