Breenhomes is a division of Breen Construction Limited.
We are a dedicated team, catering to residential customers looking to build great homes, renowned for our quality, attention to detail, and our innovative and forward thinking. Embracing the same values the business was founded on, Breenhomes has applied them to every aspect of a diverse range of new build and refurbishment projects.
Being in business since 1939, we have built a solid team of professional tradespeople, subcontractors and suppliers. Our understanding with construction is that in order to build great homes, you must surround yourself with the best. Our wide range of subcontractor and supplier relationships ensures that you have the best options available in terms of product and service.
For us it is about turning your vision of the perfect home into a benchmark for quality and a legacy for future generations to appreciate.
At Breenhomes we understand that putting your own mark on your home is important. We have provided these plans to help you find a layout that suits your needs. With our own in-house draughtspeople we can also alter these plans to suit, or we can draw up a bespoke plan just for you.
With Breenhomes, you can be included in major decisions and material selections, or you can leave everything up to us and just pick up the keys when your home is finished — it is completely up to you.
There are a lot of decisions to make when you build a new home. With the Breenhomes team by your side, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Our team has many years of experience in the trade. We have an interior designer in our sales team, in house designers for drawing up your plans, project managers - who also have carpentry experience or years in the building trade - skilled carpenters on site with high finishing standards, and the list goes on.
We will guide you through the selection process, and your designated project manager will be in touch regularly to keep you updated throughout the build. We will also stay in touch after you have moved into your new home.
All of our team members work together to bring your dream to reality.
When thinking about the colours for your home, we all immediately think about what colour we will paint or wallpaper our walls. This is because this is such a large important area that we spend a lot of time in.
Where you should be starting is where you have the least choice, and this isn't paint colours!
Outside, you need to choose your roof, spouting, fascia and window joinery colours early on in the building process - we have samples available to help you with this.
Inside, you should start with flooring options and kitchen colours and materials. There is no pressure on you to pick your wall colours - in fact, it is useful to wait until your home has the wall linings on before you do this. There is nothing wrong with having an idea of what colours you like, but until you can stand in your new home with the gib board in place, it's hard to know what will look best.
Copying what others have done in their homes is not always best practice. Every home reflects light differently. For example, your windows may be larger, smaller or tinted. Be individual in your choices and remember your home is a reflection of you and your family - so fill it with things and colours YOU love, and if possible, you should spend the most you can afford on horizontal surfaces - these are the surfaces that get the most wear and tear. Think floors, bench tops, and furnishings.
Meet with your Sales Consultant
Concept Drawings Process
Meet with your Sales Consultant
Detailed pricing for your new home
All details on the plans and specifications agreed and a contract is formally signed
Working Drawings are prepared and all client choices are finalised
Building Consent lodged with the Council
Building Consent approved
Decide what your goals are and create an outline for what you want to achieve. Work closely with your architect, designer and builder, to plan and create a home that is not just functional but also energy efficient. With some careful research and planning you can design a home that will grow with your family's needs for many years to come.
Make the most of your solar gain opportunities with a North facing orientation. Not having access to the sun in the winter months, particularly in your living areas, will have a surprising effect on your power bill. Positioning your garage and utility areas - which are used for small amounts of time - on the South facing side of your home will allow you more north facing living area.
Good quality insulation helps keep the heat in during winter and out during summer. This makes your house easier and cheaper to heat properly, and more comfortable and healthy to live in. The priority for insulating your home should be to invest as much as you can into installing a high level of insulation. The comfort levels and cost savings over time will more than pay back the investment.
There are plenty of options these days for aluminum windows in your new home. Glazing choices are an important option to consider.
Options to reduce UV and minimize heat loss will impact upon your year-round comfort in your new home. Thermal performance is becoming increasingly important to many home owners. You can upgrade your double glazing with added extras like argon gas, low E options, max or thermally broken aluminium to maximize your R-Value.
While the type of flooring you choose in your home can make a small amount of difference in keeping your home warm or cool depending on the season, the best way to increase your R-value is by upgrading your concrete slab. Maximizing the insulation inside your foundation can save you a lot of money on power bills, by stopping the heat loss through the slab's perimeter and giving your home a comfortable temperature all year round.
There are several different types of water heating options available. You have the choice of electric hot water cylinders, gas hot water options, wet back and solar powered hot water cylinders. All of these have their pros and cons so this area deserves some careful consideration when choosing the best type of hot water system for your family's needs.
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels can seem an attractive option - who doesn't want lower electricity bills and clean green energy? However before you can enjoy a sun-powered home, you'll want to find out if solar panels stack up for you.
You will need to look at things like how much power the panels generate (which is greatly influenced by pitch and position of your roof), how much of that you use, how much power prices and buy-back rates rise or fall over the lifetime of your panels, and the lifetime cost of the system, including any repairs.
Assessing your property for PV suitability essentially comes down to two factors: the power a system can generate and how much of that power you can use.
Yes we will give you a fixed price offer so you know exactly what you will get and for what cost – this makes lending much easier from your bank.
Yes we are registered master builders. You will be given a Master Build Guarantee with your new home
YES we use LED lights in all our homes unless directed otherwise.
Building your home with a 140mm outside frame is a very good way to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer – with a 140mm frame we can almost double the rating in wall batts from a traditional 90mm frame.