Welcome to Modtec Homes - a new name in the Taranaki building sector, but a business backed by 50 years of experience in designing and shaping homes here.

My name is David Furze and I am the Director of Modtec Homes, leading our team as a Licenced Building Practitioner,

Modtec Homes is the marketing identity of Furze Design & Development Ltd, which had its origins 50 years ago with my father John's vision for building quality homes for Taranaki people. I joined the business more than 30 years ago to continue that dream and help home buyers in Taranaki realise their dream in turn.

I share my father's passion for the home-building industry and completed my apprenticeship with him. That building journey began early as a two-year-old, when I accompanied him on his building sites, absorbing his knowledge and that of his skilled staff.

This thorough grounding in the trade has paid off over the years, with many new homes under my care winning top Awards. I enjoy the creative aspect of my work and have strong feelings about design and attention to detail.

My business philosophy is to share a relationship with you, guiding you through the building process.

It's not like selling a product. It's an individual approach that gathers thoughts, feelings and dreams to come up with a design that works for you. By understanding your needs and the way you live, we can build the right home for you, to suit your lifestyle and your budget.

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At Modtech Homes, we are design and build specialists.

With decades of experience in the building industry, we have extensive product knowledge and can offer a competitive product in the market and innovative design ideas that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical.

We can discuss product and design options with you so that you are fully informed in making choices.

Once we fully understand your requirements, we can develop concept plans to complement your lifestyle and to optimise the best use of views, privacy and sun for your site.

We can then formalise the plan and give a detailed quotation covering all aspects of construction, building consents, sub-contractor employment, total quality management of your new home and details of final documentation.

With that done, you can simply move in and enjoy your new home!