We are so happy we decided to build with Westmoreland Homes. It was a seamless process that ended up on budget and ahead of schedule.
Trish, our Sales Consultant, and the rest of the Westmoreland team could not have been more helpful in guiding and assisting us.
We are thrilled with the quality of our beautiful new home.
We have no hesitation in recommending Westmoreland Homes to any new home builder.

Kathy and Duncan
Mangawhai Heads

My company has used Westmoreland Homes to build several properties in Northland. Each project was taken from design through to final completion in an extremely professional manner. All were completed on time and – crucially – to budget. This is something not many building companies in New Zealand can boast.

Willie Hewitt works extremely hard to overcome any problems that may occur along the way and I cannot recommend him and his company highly enough. We will shortly be building more properties in Mangawhai and again will be using Westmoreland Homes to build them.

K. MacDonald
MacsRoom Developments Ltd

Ken and I have recently moved into our new home built for us by Westmoreland Homes and we couldn’t be more delighted.

The tradesmen they provide are absolute craftsmen from the architects to the decorators. The kitchen people, the tilers and brickies, the building, plumbing and electrical tradespeople are meticulously careful and the results are really top class. We are especially grateful for the siting and elevation they achieved which adds so much to the enjoyment we have and to the value of our property.

The Westmoreland team is headed up by Willie Hewitt who is truly a man of his word. Willie will do anything possible to make his customer happy and really important to us was that we got a guaranteed price upfront with no nasty surprises, and we got it before we paid a cent. We are so happy to recommend him and this company to anyone contemplating a new home.

Ken & Jenny

From the initial enquiry, through the development of our plans to the actual build, Westmoreland were absolutely brilliant. We consulted a number of other builders for our new house build but none of them matched the service Westmoreland offered and every member of the staff went out of their way to ensure that we were completely satisfied with every aspect of our house build. Would we use them again???? Of course we would, as we can think of no one better!

Campbell & Marjory
Mangawhai Heads

My first contact with Westmoreland Homes was two years ago, when I met the owner, Willie Hewitt, whilst his Company was in the process of completing another house. I clearly remember his calm and competent manner and was very impressed with the way the builders were working and the way they responded to his very high standards. As a consequence of this we contacted Westmoreland some months before we moved to Mangawhai. We also contacted several other builders for ideas and inspiration, but the general response was an unwillingness to do anything before we moved to Mangawhai. Willie, however, put us into contact with his sales consultant, who sent us a series of plans and ideas, answered all our questions and generally made us feel comfortable about the project we were about to undertake. This meant that, when we moved north, we had a fair idea of what we wanted to build and generally felt that Westmoreland was the Company to build it.

When we arrived in Mangawhai we met the Westmoreland team at their new show home and spent the planning stages with the sales consultant. She could not have been more helpful or efficient. She came on site with us and made suggestions about the siting and aspect of our new home and then we went through variations and adaptations of about twenty designs until we found one that suited us and was within our budget. This process took several months and I cannot speak too highly of the patience and efforts made by Westmoreland, the sales consultant in particular, to ensure that we built exactly what we really wanted.

At this stage no money had been paid and our first outlay was when we signed the contract and the plans finally went to the architect. After that we paid in instalments, as agreed in our contract. Each instalment covered a section of the work and had a date attached to it and, as the building proceeded exactly according to plan, there were never any problems. The builders were extremely efficient and their attention to detail and finish was outstanding. They were also very obliging and willingly made any minor changes in the plan that we required. Westmoreland started building in late January and gave us 11 May as our moving date and that was the day we moved in.

The house is immaculate, the finish excellent and the backup from Westmoreland has been really good. I have heard that having a new house built is among the most stressful things that a person can do. Westmoreland took the stress out of it for us and produced, what for us, is a dream home. Thank you to the team at Westmoreland for what you have done for us and I have no hesitation in recommending you to any new client.

Jim and Jean

I decided to return to Mangawhai to live after an absence of 8 years and was amazed at the growth in housing and the number of residents now living here permanently.

I decided to build rather than buy a property for myself. A friend introduced me to Willie of Westmoreland who told me that he could indeed build me a house within a 6 months period.

I was then introduced to Trish Conroy who was put in charge of helping me through this journey. Trish very soon became my mentor and I know that probably it is common for every client of Westmoreland to have an assistant to help with decision making etc. However, I really think I was one of the very lucky ones having Trish allocated as my assistant.

My apprehension of the first couple of weeks quickly diminished and for the next 6 months I spent many hours with Trish, decision making and sometimes feeling rather guilty about changing my mind so much, but Trish never wavered in her manner towards me which was always patient and helpful.

I was amazed at the depth of knowledge that Trish has on every aspect of the house building industry, from Council consents to the final brick being placed.

Thank you Trish, for your help and understanding in making this a pleasant experience despite the fact that common knowledge has it that building a house is one of the worst kinds of experiences one would wish to have.

Again, thank you Trish. I feel as though you have become a true friend and may I wish you only good things in your life in the building industry or whatever you may choose to do in the future.

Parkview Waters, Mangawhai

I have used Westmoreland Homes to build two new homes for me in the past 18 months. On both occasions, the houses were to be used as rental properties.

Willie offers a great product. For an investor it’s all about the money. Willie gives me a fixed price, through to Code of Compliance, including floor coverings, driveways etc. He has always delivered on time, to budget and hassle free. I don’t know how he does it for the money, but I intend to keep using Willie and Westmoreland Homes to build as many houses as I can afford in the years to come.

J. Manning

To whom it may concern,

It is my pleasure to advise that Willie Hewitt, MD of Westmoreland Homes, and his team have completed two new homes for me. They have exceeded expectations on a very tight site and worked in extremely well with the existing tenants.

Most importantly Willie was the only person who would give me a fixed price and a handshake on the earthworks and foundations and stuck to his word. Any variations were always fair and reasonable and I believe if I’d gone with another company I would have been exposed to large increases on the PC, (provisional Costs), sums for the foundations.

I have no hesitation recommending Willie to anyone and he’ll be the first person I talk to on future builds.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you’d like any further information.

Kind regards,

Our journey with Westmoreland was a pleasure from the first contact with Tara in the show home.

We could not have been looked after any better, and we were treated with respect at all times.

Something that was sadly lacking in our previous build experience with another company.

Our sales person, Trish Conroy was just awesome and communicated with us with honesty and integrity at all times and has become a much respected friend of the family.

The entire team was just great to deal with.
We offer our thanks to Project Manager Dave, Jason and his boys, Johnnie, Harrie, Ronnie, Jeff and all the trades who worked so hard to bring it all together, and to Willie for his kindness and patience.

Lynn & Clive

From the very beginning, with arranging for the design to be drawn up, to sowing of the lawn seed to the completion of the build, Willie Hewitt was extremely efficient, competent and easy to communicate with. Nothing was a problem for him and the build process went smoothly and quickly. The contractors and subcontractors were mostly local trades-people, making the experience for us one of not only receiving a fabulous new home, but also meeting and getting to know some of the locals.

We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Willie Hewitt and Westmoreland Homes to anyone.

Jacqui and David
Mangawhai Ridge

Throughout the construction we were given the opportunity to inspect and have our input at every stage. On several occasions we wanted additions and sometimes minor alterations which were carried out without any problem. Nothing seemed too much trouble and, needless to say, we were very pleased with the whole process. There was an unavoidable hold up – nothing to do with Westmoreland Homes – with the Council regarding the sewer connection. However, as soon as that was resolved the work immediately resumed and was completed in a very professional manner.

Having been in the construction industry, including as a construction site manager for Mainzeal Construction on some prestigious sites like the Citylife Apartments on Auckland’s Queen Street, twin 12-storey apartment blocks in Newmarket and commercial units at Waitakere Plaza in Henderson, I would have stepped in at any stage if I thought the work was not being done to New Zealand standards. The builders employed by Westmoreland Homes have a truly high standard and were obviously chosen for their skills.

I have no hesitation in recommending Westmoreland Homes and I can be contacted through Willie if anyone needs substantiation of this testimonial.


My wife and I recently moved into our new home in Snells Beach, Warkworth.

We didn’t want to confuse ourselves by looking at the endless number of show homes on the market, so decided to design our own. When it came to choosing a builder we had two recommendations, one from our Architect (Westmoreland Homes) and one from a friend living in Snells Beach (Local Builder).

The end result saw Westmoreland Homes do the build, and it proved to be the right choice. From start to finish the girls in the office kept us in the loop, and if anything out of the ordinary needed our attention Willy or Mike gave us a call.

The only variations in pricing were due to changes made by us and the upgrade of some hardware. Everything in the build was done to a high standard. Being a complete contract build Westmoreland organised all of the sub-contract work, once again to a very high standard.

We are very happy with the end result, the contract price was spot on, and no extra charges popped during the build.

Would recommend Westmoreland Homes to anybody looking for a start to finish build and found them to be very professional.

Mark and Sue
Snells Beach Residents