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% 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 maintenance 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.
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.
"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 Andy 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 Andy 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.”
"Thanks to all the team"
“We enjoyed the whole process from start to finish and appreciated the assistance along the way when we had any questions. Andy Minshull was particularly helpful during the start-up and Chris Friday through the construction phase. Thanks to all the team and sub-contractors engaged to deliver our home.”
Jamie and Jill Delich
"Feedback from our neighbours was very positive regarding trades personnel on site. Site was always kept tidy and organised."
“Andy proved to be a very efficient and organised person. All questions were answered promptly and good advice given. Andy always listened to our requirements and made many suggestions. He was always available and email replies often came in the evening. Andy made us feel valued and gave us time to make decisions.
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 Andy Minshull, Chris the builder and most of all Chris Friday.
Thank you all very, very much.”
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