About Friday Homes
Mike Friday is proud to bring you Friday Homes, an experienced and committed team of Certified Builders, Tradespeople, Design Specialists and Project Managers.
With 25 years’ experience in the building industry under his toolbelt, Mike is an established member of the Wellington building community. He has spent the past 20 years fine tuning the business, and driven by his vision to provide 5-star quality customer service, he has grown the company from one to 100 staff.
His career started with an apprenticeship with Pat Flanagan Builders, where he developed the groundwork knowledge and passion for building better homes. At the age of 18, he spent time working with Deboer Building Services where he expanded his understanding of commercial and residential work. By the time he reached 21, he was ready to take over the management of the family business. This independence and responsibility was a real learning curve for Mike, and he focused his energy on learning how to streamline and improve process when building quality homes.
‘For me, building homes from start to finish is the most rewarding part of my job. I’m grateful that I can help people create their perfect family home.’
The Friday Five Promises
We’ve simplified the building process into five simple steps. Helping your ideas become a reality, check out our five step process for peace of mind.
Pay just 5-10% deposit on all turn-key contracts and begin the journey to your new Friday Home.
To help you sleep easy, we offer a 12 month defects period plus a 10 year Certified Builders guarantee for structural defects and weather tightness, on all new homes.
You will have full visibility on the progress of your build - anytime, anywhere. Log-in to our construct management system to view progress and share with friends and family, keeping up to date with the developments on site 24/7.
Friday Homes brings you quality homes at the best possible price, guaranteed. Our fixed price promise can’t be beaten thanks to our unique in-house contracting model which delivers increased efficiency, less waste and more cash in your pocket.
Want more information?
We've put together everything you need to know about building with Friday Homes in our 2018-19 Prospectus. Download your copy today.
The Friday Homes Way
Here at Friday Homes, we know that making the decision to build your own home isn’t one to be taken lightly. Your home may be your greatest investment. It’s your safe space, the place you spend time with your family, celebrate achievements and milestones, and build your most treasured memories. With this in mind, Friday Homes is committed to helping you create your unique masterpiece.
We offer an expansive range of house and land packages, or you can take inspiration from one of our plans to design a home that’s tailored to your tastes and needs. You’ll receive expert advice from our specialists to help you make informed decisions on what’s best for you, your family and the section on which you’re building.
Friday Homes uses a unique model in that we have in-house divisions for every area of the building process. We are a one-stop shop for all your building needs, with qualified carpenters, excavation, drainage divisions, electricians, plumbers, interior specialists and the rest of the Friday Homes’ team working together with one common goal – building better. This allows us to reduce construction costs, which enables you to include the things you really want in your new home build.
Our Project Management Team
Our Project Managers are qualified in their trade enabling their attention to detail and ensuring all workmanship is kept to a high standard. The process they follow mirrors that of our 5-step building process for house plans and house and land packages. They take extra care to understand your vision so we’re in the position to deliver quality results. Together with our Contract management software, your Project Manager will be your point of contact from beginning to end, ensuring you always have a friendly face to bounce ideas off.
The Friday Homes Building Process
1 Step One
The first step is for you to visit a Friday Homes’ Planning Advisor at your nearest regional show home. From there, we’ll help you on your journey through the initial planning and consent process. This means you’ll sit down with your local consultant to select one of our many House and Land packages on offer. You’ll then speak with our Interiors Specialist and Kitchen Designer who’ll advise you on materials and colour schemes for your new home.
Step Two is where the site works commence. After finalising your contract and issue of building consent, builders will break the ground and start to lay the foundations of your new home. You’ll also meet with your Project Manager who will set up your access to our on line project management tool, where you can keep up to date with your the progress of your build.
You will see your property starting to take shape in Step Three. Frames will go up – the strong backbone of your home – along with the walls, roofing, cladding, windows and doors. We know the importance of building stronger, so you can be confident your home will be safe and secure in the event of a storm or an earthquake. That’s why we use the most up-to-date seismic strengthening weather tight practices.
The interior fit-out. This is when we finish your home with electrical, heating and plumbing works, plastering, painting, flooring, kitchen, wardrobe, decorating, landscaping plus a final clean. You’ll meet with your Project Manager for an on-site update, to discuss your interiors and where your furniture might look best.
Step Five is everyone’s favourite. We’ll complete our extensive check process and walk-through with you before handing over your keys in time for the weekend, so you can enjoy the first of many Fridays in your new home.
"We have liked the honest communication, the simple and clear invoicing and the high standard of finish."
“After purchasing land in Wanui we were introduced to Mike Friday and his team at Friday Homes. It has been a great relationship to date and I would recommend working with Mike and his high highly capable team.
At Parkway Rise we have been working for the last 18 months on a 69-lot housing development on Parkway in Wainui. Mike and his team have made the process a stress free one.
We have liked the good and honest communication, the simple and clear invoicing and the high standard of finish. We believe Parkway Rise stands out as a superior development and that had been made possible by the quality of the work from Friday Homes.
We will be working with Mike again on other projects.”
"The overall finish was of an exceptionally high standard & the wonderful way that we were dealt with throughout this project made the entire experience a complete joy."
“Over the duration of our project, we noted many admirable qualities in the way this company operated – but what we valued most was their honesty, their integrity, their effective communication skills and the transparency with which information was presented.
Their FIXED PRICE CONTRACT was a testimony to all of the above. Over the course of our project very little changed. Additional costs were minimal – and only ever arose out of our requests for something extra to be included. Variations were discussed and documented fairly and efficiently. There were no unpleasant surprises. Prices quoted always seemed reasonable and appropriate.
Our main dealings were with our project Manager (Andrew) and Shara King at Head Office. Andrew was truly fantastic to deal with. He was always available when we needed to speak to him – and always very quick to respond to queries or concerns. We found him to be extremely approachable, very professional, honest, well organised and an exceptionally nice guy!
Shara King was our “go to” person at Head Office and was truly phenomenal! We could not speak highly enough of this amazing & efficient lady who consistently provided us with regular, updated information (even when we were away overseas) and who constantly liaised with our Project Manager over any matters that needed addressing. Shara was a wonderful communicator and always made us feel valued and important as clients. Her presence, her availability and her pattern of dealing with matters immediately – succeeded in enhancing the overall impression that this company provides: – that of being professional, well organised – and with their clients’ best interests genuinely at heart.
Our experience with Friday Homes was completely positive in every aspect. Our son moved into his new home and was completely delighted. The overall finish was of an exceptionally high standard & the wonderful way that we were dealt with throughout this project made the entire exercise and experience a complete and total joy.
We wish you well for the future Friday Homes!”
– Sarina & Russell Joseph
"Amongst the best I have encountered in more than 50 years in the industry"
“The project completed by Mike Friday and his team was a great success and has received accolades of the highest levels following several visits from the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing. I acknowledge that the great efforts put in by Mike contributed greatly to the success of the project.
Workmanship, speed of construction and commitment to deadlines are amongst the best I have encountered in more than 50 years in the industry and the team repeatedly exceeded my expectations. His ability to attend to any construction problem or defect was always completed professionally and without delay.
I would have no concerns in recommending Mike’s dedication and drive to complete this type of construction and would most certainly use his services again in this area.”
"Mike was great to work with!"
“Mike was great to work with! Throughout the project he kept me well informed, responded quickly to issues, and recommended good practical considerations for the building.”
"Exceeded my expectations on many occasions"
“I want to express my thanks for the housing project you recently completed for me. From the day you checked out my section to the day I moved in, I was impressed with the professionalism of you and your team. The quality and timeliness of the building phases and your advice and guidance on improvements exceeded my expectations on many occasions.
From the time the house plans were submitted to the council to the time I moved in was exactly three months. The final code of compliance sign off went through without a hitch and I believe this is true reflection to the quality of the build work completed.
Thanks again Mike, it was a pleasure doing business and I wish you continuing success in the future.”
"I would have no hesitation recommending Mike to anyone aspiring to build their own.”
“The project was relatively painless and the end result is not far off our vision. I would have no hesitation recommending Mike to anyone aspiring to build their own.”
"I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends.”
“The whole build process went really well. Communication was good and any expectations were very well met. The plan was to build a rental property and perhaps my needs were more general than if I had been building my own home, that said, I still enjoyed the process and dealing with your team. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends.”
"Quality workmanship and open, honest client engagement"
My thanks to the whole Friday Homes team for their professional approach and high quality delivery of our development project. Good health & safety practices, strong project management, quality workmanship and open, honest client engagement means that we will be using you again!
Regards, Urban Plus Limited
"Feedback from our neighbours was very positive regarding trades personnel on site. Site was always kept tidy and organised."
Chris Friday is an exceptional project manager. He always responded immediately to queries/questions and always followed up. We had a wonderful relationship with Chris, the builder who finished our home to an excellent standard. He was always willing to advise on progress details.
We were impressed with the build time and standard of finish. Our contact with your suppliers was excellent with great advice and service provided. We also appreciated the stress free (almost!) build process.
Feedback from our neighbours was very positive regarding trades personnel on site. Site was always kept tidy and organised.
We consider the build standard to be very good and we have shown off our new home to family, friends and neighbours!!
We are very pleased we chose you to build our home. We love it, and have recommended your firm to many contacts, friends, family and neighbours. Our experience was enormously enhanced by exceptional service/professionalism from Chris the builder and most of all Chris Friday.
Thank you all very, very much.”
"We love our house and appreciate the quality and value from Friday Homes."
We love our house and appreciate the quality and value from Friday Homes.
At the beginning the earthworks team did a superb job on the earthworks – a built-up driveway that stood up to the barrage of trucks, and excavations that left us with more flat area while using his nous to give us a nice curve on the retaining wall that enables a path up the bank. A retired builder friend observed that the house framing was quite well aligned/straight. Our builder was very flexible and helpful with my DIY work such as the storage attic and heat transfer system.
The finish is great. Outside and inside the painting quality is generally pretty good. The indoor spray paint finish on the framing and doors was nice. The gibbing and plastering was superb – with hardly a seam or nail mark to be found in the whole house.
We found our project manager to be great to deal with – easy to talk to and ‘particular’ enough on the things that mattered but easy-going and sensible overall. Whenever there were problems, he got it sorted.
The one year warranty was very valuable as there were a few little issues to fix that weren’t apparent when we first moved in, and were duly fixed.
David & Catherine Frank
Friday Homes is proud to support the following community initiatives.
"Thank you so much for your very generous support of the 2016 Special Children's Christmas Party"
“Thank you so much for your very generous support of the 2016 Special Children’s Christmas Party which was held at Te Rauparaha Arena on Saturday 26th November.
The day, gave up to 1800 children with life threatening illnesses, intellectual or physical disabilities, or those living in disadvantaged circumstances, a day they will never forget. The invitees were sourced through local schools and various government, community and charitable organisations that are involved with these children and their families on a daily basis.
It was a fun day for the children and their families. They received drinks, lollies, chippies, ice creams, energy bars, hamburgers, sandwiches, fruit juice, and fruit to keep the energy levels high. The arena was decked out like a mini Disneyland with jumping castles, face painting, and many more other characters, guests and activities to provide plenty of fun and entertainment! There was also an ongoing stage show with heaps of entertainment and celebrities.
The highlight of the day was when Santa arrived to greet the excited 4000 plus crowd. It was then off to the Santa’s HUGE toy cave filled with thousands of top quality gifts. Here, every child received a soft toy and 2 or 3 very high quality gifts to call their own. These gifts were purchased with the very generous support from all the wonderful businesses that sponsored this event.
Without the generous support of the business community from the region (and around New Zealand), the team from the SKY Television and Te Rauparaha Arena and all the helpers and volunteer groups who assisted on the day, this event simply would not have been possible. On behalf of all the children and families that attended the day, thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Tim Ellis, Event Manager at Special Children’s Christmas Party