John Gilbert & Company Ltd. was established in 1932 by our John's great grandfather, John Henry Gilbert.

Now in the fourth generation of Gilbert's, and nearly 90 years of New Zealand business experience and evolution. For the past 40 years, the company has manufactured door gear, roof hatch and window systems for the public transport industry.

The latest John Gilbert has carried this tradition of evolving the company forward by establishing Gilbert Homes Ltd in 2020. Identifying a need in the New Zealand building industry to provide affordable yet stylish home to suit the modern family.

Gilbert is this evolution and we pride ourselves on building high quality modular homes that are inspiring, architecturally designed, shaping the way the next generation of New Zealand families want to live.


Gilbert. A family name. Rich in history. Even richer in experience.

Gilbert was born out of a desire to provide modern New Zealand families another way to build their homes. To meet this need with inspiring, functional and stylish homes. High quality homes that were affordable to New Zealand families.

Gilbert build homes that are designed to your specifications, insulated above standard and are highly energy efficient and durable. Stylish, modern and warm.

Seeking a new way to deliver this, Gilbert have specifically designed an off-site New Zealand based modular manufacturing solution. Modular homes are built off-site and are then transported to site. Using quality materials and improved technologies the on-site build time is approximately half of a traditional build. Keeping the build dry and moisture free, additional costs down and build time expectations real. All of this means quality Gilbert homes that are designed and built in New Zealand.

We at Gilbert pride ourselves on providing modern modular architecturally designed homes that are inspiring, mindfully considered, creating homes and spaces that are comfortable and stylish. At the end of the day we want New Zealand families to be in inspiring, warm, functional homes that they are proud to call home.

We are passionate about providing high quality homes at an affordable price, with  rapid delivery, far exceeding conventional building methods. Contact us today to talk about making your family's dream home your reality.

Gilbert. Modular homes for everyday living.