What We Use To Build Your Home

What We Use To Build Your Home

Publish Date: February 15 2023 by Craig Shorrock, Stroud Homes Auckland South

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Building Better Homes

As a local home builder in Auckland, we are committed to providing high-quality and sustainable homes to our community.

We believe in using local suppliers and businesses as much as possible to help support the local economy and provide the best materials for our homes.

Our homes are built to last, and we make sure to use only the best products and materials in their construction.

We take a closer look at the products and materials that we use to build our homes, and why we believe that using local suppliers is so important to us:


At Stroud Homes Auckland South, we understand that the foundation of a strong and sturdy home starts with framing. That’s why we choose to use traditional framing methods for all of our homes.

This time-tested technique provides a solid structure that will stand the test of time and gives us the confidence to know that our homes will provide a safe and secure living environment for generations to come.

In the past, supply issues with prenails used in traditional framing methods could be a problem. We are pleased to say that those days are behind us. Now, prenails are readily available and can be easily obtained to suit our construction schedule.

This ensures that we can build homes quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality or safety.


We aim to build homes that not only look great but are also environmentally sustainable.

That’s why we’re proud to offer concrete rib-raft slabs as a standard option for all of our homes. This method of building a foundation is quick and tidy, providing a strong and durable base for your new home. But we don’t stop there.

For those who are looking for an even more innovative and sustainable option, we also offer QPod slabs. These slabs are truly cutting-edge and make a real difference when it comes to reducing your home’s carbon footprint.

The pods are made from recycled plastic from sources such as car batteries and wheelie bins and are a great example of how we’re always looking for new ways to be more environmentally conscious.

We believe in the importance of continuing to be innovative in construction and finding the most eco-friendly way to build new homes in and around the Auckland South region.

We are persistent and passionate about achieving this objective while keeping the build inside the budget of a conventional home build.

Also read: Sustainable Building with Stroud Homes 


We have some stand-outs in our standard specifications which are a step above our competitor’s specifications. Some of these items are which come standard are:

  • Tiled showers with rain dumpers
  • Digital entry locks
  • Vertical grooved internal doors
  • 90mm skirtings and 60mm architraves
  • 50-ounce
  • 2 high-wall heat pumps
  • 20mm stone kitchen benchtops
  • 900mm wide oven
  • High-quality plumbing and door hardware

You can find our entire Standard Inclusions list here.

Local Suppliers

We’re proud to partner with industry leaders in the building and construction industry to bring you the best products and services available.

Here are just a few of the industry-leading companies that we work with:

  • Altus Aluminium – As a leading supplier of aluminium windows and doors, Altus provides us with top-quality products that are durable, energy-efficient, and stylish.
  • Newtech Industries – For all of your insulation needs, we turn to Newtech Industries. They provide us with insulation products that are energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and meet the highest industry standards.
  • Reece Plumbing – Reece Plumbing is a leading supplier of plumbing products and services. From pipes to fittings, we know that we can count on Reece to provide us with the best products available.
  • Westinghouse Appliances – We know that appliances play a big role in the overall look and feel of a home. That’s why we choose to work with Westinghouse, a leading provider of top-quality appliances.
  • The Tile Depot – Tiles are a great way to add style and sophistication to any home. That’s why we partner with The Tile Depot, a leading supplier of tiles that are stylish, durable, and affordable.
  • Harrisons Carpets – Carpets add warmth and comfort to any home. That’s why we work with Harrisons Carpets, a leading supplier of carpets that are soft, comfortable, and easy to maintain.
  • Fujitsu Heat Pumps – To keep our homes warm and comfortable all year round, we turn to Fujitsu Heat Pumps. They provide us with high-quality heat pumps that are energy-efficient and reliable.
  • Resene Paints – The right paint can make all the difference in the look and feel of a home. That’s why we partner with Resene Paints, a leading provider of paint products that are stylish, long-lasting, and easy to maintain.

Want to know more?

So if you’re looking for a home builder that’s committed to using the best products and materials, get in touch with our team today!

We are local home builders who specialise in creating contemporary, convenient, stylish and sustainable homes.

Call in to see us at our display centre to discuss building a better way.

We have many contemporary house plans for you to choose from, and they can all be modified & customised to suit your specific requirements.

You can also email  craig.shorrock@stroudhomes.com.au or call builder Craig at 0211 998 519.

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