Experience Lockwood with Brett and Jo Colman

Jo & Brett Colman explain why they chose to build their new home with Lockwood, and how their local Lockwood team went the extra mile to help them find the home plan that best matched their needs. They say it's perfect for their family with four kids, and nestles beautifully into it's surroundings in Hikuai Valley. Click here to view a galley of the Colmans home.

Jenny McDonald talks about her Lockwood home built in Taupo


Jenny's home was built in Taupo by Peter Richards Builders. Loosely based on the "Miami" from an older plan range, Jenny made extensive modifications to suit her needs including installing a lift. Jenny's home has been 5 Star Lifemark Accredited. Click here to view a gallery of Jenny's home. 

Experience Lockwood with Janet and Bill

Janet and Bill Taylor of Nelson had built 9 homes between them before choosing to build with Lockwood and they were delighted with the results. Their home was a full design and build on a tricky site with the plans being tweaked multiple times to ensure it worked perfectly for them. Click here to view a gallery of their home

Testimonials from clients in Lockwood homes through the Christchurch Earthquake

"We live in a Lockwood home very near the fault line that ruptured. Houses around us suffered terrible structural damage. Ours just creaked and groaned its way through.  Only got two broken pot plants.  Thought it was going to fall on top of us with the violence of the shaking which at times had us on quite an angle!  Thank you for such a great strong house.

-Brian Pearson  

"We own a Lockwood Home in the Eastside of Christchurch. Absolutley terrified on the day. Apart from possessions scattered all over the house we have minimal damage throughout and require only small amounts of repair. The house itself stood and took the brunt of everything thrown at it and throughout the aftershocks. We feel very safe in our home. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone thinking about building in the Lockwood Style."

- Sarndra Bryenton of Christchurch

"When I realised we were having a severe earthquake, my first thoughts were, ‘I'll be safe in my Lockwood house’.  When my neighbour arrived, I assured him his family would be safe in my house. 

 “When it was daylight, we saw there had been extensive damage in our area. I had few breakages, and feel humbled to be one of the lucky ones,with my 1970s Lockwood house coming through the quake undamaged." 

-Carol Marsh, Darfield, after the 2010 Canterbury earthquake 

See more about Lockwood earthquake resistance here

Testimonials from clients

The thing I liked most in working with the Oceanside Homes team was an authentic sincere attitude towards trying to meet all of my needs. The whole time, I felt I was being looked after 100% and over time I grew to trust without a doubt the whole process and Oceanside Homes.

Nothing was too much trouble and there was always a desire to help, answer all my questions and make the whole process really smooth.  I felt this with everyone involved, from the beginning with Paul and Jorgen who are great communicators and real gentlemen, then absolutely throughout the build with Soren...read more  

Lia Turlings - Oceanside Homes

We bought an almost complete “Kiwi” Lockwood from Graeme Leggatt. We asked Graeme to finish the house and organize its move and re-siting.

This Graeme did in a most professional manner. To save time he did as much of the finishing before the move as possible. The new site was sloping so required some tricky foundations. Graeme did all of the negotiating required with the Far North District Council saving us from considerable stress. Decks and a ramp were also built...read more

Warren and Margaret Matthews

We are sitting in our new Lockwood home designed and built by ‘Tuohy Homes’.  Warm, snug, quiet, restful, minimal maintenance and with the knowledge that the house we occupy is resistant to earthquakes.  What more could we want.  Well, just one more thing – build the house within the budgeted figure which is exactly what happened!

We provided the initial plan draft, which together with Tuohy Homes expert design team was then perfected, with a wonderful build experience to achieve our dream home...read more

Len and Pam Tong

We would like to personally thank you and your staff for the very professional job you did in building and project managing our new Lockwood home from plans to final completion.

We were so impressed with your continuous contact with us, keeping us fully informed on progress, your valued advice, ideas and understanding of our requirements and intentions, which gave us total confidence we would achieve our goal...read more

Brent and Margaret Carbines

We would like to acknowledge our absolute delight with the end result of our modified Little Wing bach at Punakaiki.

The site was a difficult one and we realise that our expectations of being able to maximise the multi-directional views presented you with considerable challenges.

Nothing seemed to be too great a problem for you.  We felt we could present you with any scenario and your team would work around it.

As you know, the end result has exceeded our expectations.  We love the way the deck surrounds the bach and we love the Palliside cladding.  It all meets the needs of the bush and coastal environment.

We wish to thank you for the speedy construction, for your flexibility, your conservative approach and for such overall professionalism.

Doug and Maureen Truman

More Information

Lockwood homes has taken the accolade of Most Trusted Home Building brand for the 3rd time in four years! Read More >>

Lifemark™ rated homes are designed to be usable and safe for people of all ages and stages. Have your home Lifemark Accredited when you build with Lockwood. Read More >>