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Thorne Group



Throne Group Architecture

One of the benefits of building your own home is that you get to design for your life stage and situation, for those that are just wanting to get on the property to those that have growing families, or where the kids have left home.


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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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We're extremely proud to be one of the most respected design and build companies in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty

Building a home is a journey and one that you should enjoy and feel supported in every step of the way.  At Thorne Group, our unique 'one team' approach is a collaboration between you (the client), our skilled and passionate construction team, range of specialist suppliers and multi-award-winning Architectural Designer - Jon McAlpine (TG Architecture).  Jon prides himself on creating stunning and meaningful architecture, covering a range of architectural responses - from small efficient homes on compact sites, to extensive beachfront and rural homes. 


Our 'one team' approach ensures that from the very outset we share a collective goal - to exceed our client's expectations - keeping track of budget, managing timeframes, optimising allocation of materials and labour, and delivering the best possible result through quality design and workmanship.


If you are looking for a trusted builder in Tauranga or the wider Bay of Plenty visit or message us to discuss your project.

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