Building a new home is an exciting process but not something most of us do every day.
Like anything new, jumping into the unknown can be pretty nerve-wracking, so it’s important to get to know the team who’ll be taking care of your build. Clear communication, trust and an upfront approach set the foundations for a positive, stress-free, committed relationship with your building team.
Get to know Hastings local James Rosenberg, Director of EasyBuild Hawke’s Bay, and find out why EasyBuild Homes is the smart solution to building in Hawke’s Bay.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a Hawke’s Bay guy through and through. I was born and raised in Hastings and grew up playing rugby and cricket in ‘the bay.’ I was also lucky enough to play rugby for Derry in Northern Ireland and Benfica in Portugal. My family has lived here for four generations and they’ve built lifelong relationships with lots of people in the community.
Hawke’s Bay is a fantastic place to live, with its reliably warm climate and easy-going lifestyle. We’ve got great beaches close by, plenty of outdoor activities to get stuck into, award-winning food and wine, and beautiful landscapes.
My passion for property has always been there, but it’s certainly ramped up a notch over the years! Over the past nine years, I’ve been involved in building a 66-villa lifestyle village in Hastings. I’m stoked to be able to combine my passion with my career.
Who makes up the EasyBuild Hawke’s Bay team?
There’s me and my colleague Matt. We joined the EasyBuild team about two years ago when we saw an opportunity to join a growing, NZ company that’s fully committed to building affordable homes for Kiwis.
Matt’s a qualified builder and has significant experience managing construction projects for national organisations. He takes care of the project management side of things, while I’m the first point of call for customers. Together, we make the building process easy and stress-free for our customers.
What makes EasyBuild a great choice for building in Hawke’s Bay?
Hawke’s Bay’s population is growing fast as more and more people are moving here for the lifestyle. There’s a real need for modular, affordable homes here, especially for first home buyers, downsizers, retirees and horticulture workers. EasyBuild’s unique modular construction method allows us to get Hawke’s Bay locals into quality homes, fast.
The region also boasts larger sections than some other parts of the country, so many Hawke’s Bay residents have the option to get more value from their land through subdivision. EasyBuild’s home designs are perfect for this!
What EasyBuild home designs are your clients choosing for their Hawke’s Bay builds and why?
So far, we’ve seen many of our clients opt for 2 and 3-bedroom designs as second dwellings on their existing properties, either for family members or for another income stream by renting it out via Airbnb. Easybuild’s designs are great for this with multiple size options to suit a range of sections.
What’s your advice for anyone thinking about building new in Hawke’s Bay right now?
If you’re looking at getting into an affordable, healthier home faster, EasyBuild is a great option in Hawke’s Bay! And with a lot less waste than your traditional build, EasyBuild homes are better for the environment.
We’d love to hear your plans and help you decide on a design that suits your site, timeline and budget.