Our credentials

The team behind Modul, Neilston Group and their management, has over 30 years of experience in the building industry. They have built more than 400 homes in Auckland’s Hobsonville Point development.

Of particular note is the block of red-brick terraced houses on Kittyhawk Lane, built in 2010. As a company, Neilston is dedicated to innovation and these were the first eight terraced homes in a row in Hobsonville Point – at a time when terrace houses of this type were unfamiliar territory for the Hobsonville Point design review panel. The homes are now seen as among the most attractive and functional builds in the development.

Larger developments tend to go through a metamorphosis of design – exploring colours, materials and textures. Neilston Director Tony Houston explains that when building at Mollusc Road, Hobsonville Point in 2012, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (formerly HLC) had commissioned a colour consultant to create a palette for the development. The homes here reflect the tones and hues indigenous to the Onekiritea / Hobsonville Point area.

A history of affordable homes

It was Neilston’s Financial Director, Robyn Neil, whose father founded Neil Housing company. During the 1950s and 60s, Ron Neil and his company built an astonishing number of quality, comfortable, affordable homes in Auckland – one thousand each year. Ron’s mission was to provide quality homes to first-home buyers, and it’s the same ethos behind the Neilston Group and Modul homes.

“We’ve taken the practical thinking Ron had in the ‘60s and applied it to a new style of living,” says Tony. “Modul homes are a similar size to the houses Ron built – three-bedrooms, one bathroom – because that still works, but we’ve added a second toilet and increased the indoor-outdoor flow. Right from the start, our philosophy has been to emulate Robyn’s father, bringing quality, affordable homes to first-home buyers.”

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