Your leading builders in the North Island

Crafting architectural new homes in the Wairarapa and beyond

Synonymous with quality

Thistle Building Company has been dedicated to creating stunning homes throughout the Wairarapa region since 2007.

With a dedicated team of builders boasting a combined experience of 70 years, Thistle is your trusted partner in turning your dream home into a reality.

We provide a range of options, from architectural transportable homes across the North Island as well as everything from entry-level homes to boutique builds within Wairarapa.

Find out why 99% of our clients rate us as the best home builders in the Wairarapa and embark on your new home journey with Thistle Building Company.

Thistle’s architectural transportable homes

Experience the excellence of Thistle quality with our new range of architectural transportable homes, offering a high-quality, architecturally inspired alternative to traditional builds.

Base your build off any of our high-spec transportable house plans and customise the areas that matter most to you. Our homes can be delivered to your desired location anywhere in the North Island.

From boutique builds to starter homes

Your dream home should be unique to you, which is why we offer a versatile range of house plans that can be customised to suit your needs. Alternatively, we can work with your vision or rough sketches to design something from scratch.

Thistle Building Company is the premier choice for new builds in the Wairarapa, rated as the regions best builders by 99% of our clients.

What makes us unique?


70+ years of combined building experience


Architecturally designed, customisable house plans


Choose from our Wairarapa new builds or architectural transportable homes

Our process – New Builds

View our completed builds

Meet Thistle’s skilled team

Hear from our happy homeowners…

“You build your dream home only once in a lifetime. With utmost professionalism and minimal stress, the team from Thistle managed to translate our dream into a beautiful reality. We love it!”

Jimmy Field

“What I liked best about Thistle was the guys, the workmanship they put in, and just great people to deal with.”

Chris Davidson

“You’d be hard pressed to find a better company to deal than Thistle – their quality was excellent and their painters and kitchen joinery suppliers did their workmanship justice. They have done a fantastic job and we really appreciated the attention to detail that they provided. Follow up after the build is great too.”

Scott & Lucy McKenzie

“We’d engaged an architect, and we wanted a building company that was going to do justice to the design plans.”

Doug Carter

“The communication was really good while we were building. It was really easy to get hold of Thistle, which is good when you’re juggling working and children.”

Ben and Holly Winder

“The quality was really exceptional. We’ve been very very happy with everything that was done.”

Jim and Leslie Simmons

“The standard of work was first class and the build process was very smooth from start to finish. We were kept well informed at every stage of the build so that there were no unpleasant surprises and the Builders trend program ensured that we could keep track of any variations.”

Russell and Gillian Hedley

Ready to get started on your building journey?

The team at Thistle would love to help you