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About our company

About our company

What we do

At Genius Homes, we design, build, transport and install prefabricated homes across the South Island. 

We've delivered hundreds of high-quality homes to residenatial and commerical clients. From first homes and second dwellings to farm houses and commercial accommodation, our team has the experience and know-how to bring any project to life.

Based in Timaru, our team of specialists work out of our environmentally controlled factory, ensuring the pesky New Zealand weather doesn't impact our clients' building projects. 

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What makes us different?

Efficient construction

Building your new home in our factory production line is faster and more predictable. This increases efficiency and provides superior quality, faster build times, and great value for money.

Reliable quality

Your home is fully built in our factory under strict quality controls. This ensures consistent workmanship and protects the interior from the weather. We also use high-quality materials from trusted brands such as Coloursteel, Weathertex, Godfrey Hirst, and Earthwool. 

Lifemark® accredited

Based on the principles of Universal Design, our prefabs are safe and comfortable for all ages and stages. We partner with Lifemark® to eliminate potential barriers that may discriminate against anyone living in or visiting your home.

Building process with genius homes

Our building process

Each stage of the building process has been crafted to make your experience easier. From the first discussion to the post-project support, our helpful team will lead the way. 

Our guarantee


With strict factory supervision and quality controls, we are confident in the consistent standard of our workmanship. Our engineer-designed homes exceed New Zealand Building Code requirements with a strong steel sub-frame and a 50-year steel frame structure warranty.


We use high quality materials from premium brands such as Colorsteel, Weathertex, Godfrey Hirst, Plumbline, and Gib. Due to the volume of houses we can complete, we have bulk-buying agreements with suppliers and incorporate these significant discounts into our pricing.

24 Months
Maintenance Free

Our superior service doesn’t end once you have the keys in your hand, we also provide you with a 24-month Maintenance Guarantee while you settle in. We have a dedicated Quality Assurance Team to answer any queries you may have and ensure your expectations are met.  

Our team

We're a family-owned company with decades of combined industry experience. From design consultants and drafting technicians to project managers and tradespeople, meet the hard-working people involved in bringing your new home to life.

Kingsley Smith


Brandon Smith

General Manager

Dexter Smith

Business Development Manager

Scott Ivey

Head of Design & Manufacturing

Deborah Sillis

Head of People & Culture

Richard van Lokver

Project Delivery Manager

Dylan Jefferis

Frame & Truss Production Manager/IT Coordinator

Madeleine Mingham

Drafting Technician


Interested in joining our team?

We employ over 50 people and are always looking for talented team members to join us. If you want to help more New Zealanders into affordable homes, get in touch today.

Find your dream home

The dream home finder tool makes it easy to browse our wide range of house plans. Simply filter your search with the features you want and we'll find the designs that suit your lifestyle.