We take pride in building beautiful architecturally designed homes to suit any lifestyle - large country style homes to baches on the water.

Based in Whakatāne, our registered master builders can build your new home, whether you’re based in Rotorua, Whakatāne or the the wider Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Contact Edward Hardie

021 341 344

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“It’s a privilege to be part of the exciting process of helping someone achieve their dream of building their new home – often, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, so we want it to be the very best experience possible.”

Our People in

Eastern BOP & Rotorua

Franchisee Edward Hardie is the director of Landmark Homes Eastern BOP & Rotorua. With years of experience in project management, fine attention to detail is second nature to Edward and his team.

Landmark Homes Eastern BOP & Rotorua strive to build homes that bring the outdoors in and the indoors out, creating a natural flow to suit the dynamic seasons that the region delivers.

Edward’s engineering career has taken him from contract engineering through to project management, civil structural engineering, consulting, and account management. His talent for designing and delivering exciting projects is partnered by a keen enthusiasm for working with people and helping them turn ideas into their reality. “Landmark Homes is all about creating unique and special homes that someone is going to treasure and really enjoy,” he says. “It’s a privilege to be part of the exciting process of helping someone achieve their dream of building their new home – often, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, so we want it to be the very best experience possible.”

Edward Hardie


021 341 344

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It’s no surprise that one of the things Landmark franchisee Edward Hardie is most proud of is competing with his wife (fellow franchisee Angeline) in the NZ Dragon Boat team at the World Championships. That’s Edward to a T: family, hard work, part of a team, achieving against the odds and battling to the finish line. Those things also describe the people who inspire him the most — amazing people who have gone above and beyond for society, successful business people who are also known for their care for others, and battlers who beat the odds. Ten years ago, Edward was managing director for LineTech, an engineering consultancy with 52 staff. These days, he brings that same sense of leadership and passion for precision and design and expertise to houses. Not just any houses — clients’ dream homes; beautiful homes, well designed and well made. “My dream client?” Edward says. “A very happy and exceptionally satisfied one.” Edward’s team is committed to bringing that about for every client.

Kelsey Little

Construction Coordinator and New Home Consultant Rotorua

027 884 1098

  • “It is a real pleasure to be able to recommend Landmark Homes. From our first contact with Landmark's New Home Consultant Angeline - whose expertise and assistance sealed the deal for us... we were 'sold' - Landmark was just who we were looking for to build our home! In fact, what a great dedicated team they all make - from the Office staff - Mary, Construction assistant Alise; Tony the Construction Manager's attention to detail, right up to Gerry, one of the 'approachable' directors!”

    — Carol and Mike Pryce

  • “The entire build was a fun and stress-free process for me...

    — Susan Neil

  • “This was the first home we had built - as we had always bought existing homes in the past and we found the whole experience 'worry-free'. Tony (Construction Manager) beavered away to keep the build on track and as a result we moved in on time and are thrilled with our new quality home. It is everything we need and more. Thank you, Landmark Homes we have really appreciated the great experience.”

    — Carol and Mike Pryce

  • “We are extremely pleased with the design and finish of our new home!

    — Steve and Nerolie

  • “The finished house has lived up to our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Landmark Homes.”

    — Ian and Barbara

  • “We are very happy with our new home and would certainly recommend Landmark to our friends.”

    — Lynne and Ritchard

  • “Overall, it was a wonderful journey and we love our ‘Landmark’ Home.

    — Tracey and Patrick

  • “We are always proud to say we own a Landmark home, and don't hesitate to say what a great, loyal team you are!”

    — Ross and Leigh

Alan Basire

New Home Consultant

027 450 8997

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Alan Basire hasn't been with Landmark long — but it's long enough to know that his dream house is the Coleridge. And why wouldn't it be, when it represents some of the best design and build quality that New Zealand has to offer. Because that's also what Alan is about. When he says that his dream client is former prime minister John Key, it's not a political point he's making. 'I'm inspired by progress and the development of New Zealand,' Alan says. Much like the former PM. The Coleridge is a house any PM would be proud to live in too. Not that Alan is edging towards a career in parliament. In fact, his dream alternative job would be food critic — just not if it involves onboard dining. 'I'm the most likely Landmark person to get sea sick,' he jokes. But, whether it's as a new home consultant, food critic, or even PM, Alan's real priority is his family: his wife, three daughters and two dogs.

John Fretwell

Construction Manager

021 242 2776


Thinking of building a new home in the area?

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Custom Design & Build

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Ready to Build Designs

Our award-winning designs are a great starting point for any new build. Choose from a fantastic range of plans or customise a design to suit you, your budget, and your site. See our most popular plans below

Remove or Demolish and Rebuild

Want to keep your own site but build new? We'll remove the existing dwelling and build your dream home on the same site.

House and Land Packages

We match sections with a house design that takes advantage of what the site has to offer. See our current House & Land Packages below.

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Do you already have a site that you'd like to develop? We'll help you discover the potential of your site and your options for development. We offer a free site evaluation report to see if your site is suitable for developing, building, or subdividing.

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Sunday: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

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