A bit about us

On the West Coast, the doors opened in February 2013 when Mathew Colville decided to become part of the G.J. Gardner Homes group.

A born and bred Coaster, Mat has been building on the West Coast for the past 20 years.  As a skilled and qualified tradesman, he has a tremendous amount of knowledge to offer about West Coast building practices and what it means for you, their client.

Mat has gained useful trade experience building in Australia which has only enhanced his general expertise regarding the trade over here.

In the last 18 years he has established a very productive building company, Colville Hofman Builders. Due to the success he achieved in this company, it was time to take the next step forward, and join the team at G.J. Gardner Homes.

“G.J. Gardner Homes is known for being "New Zealand's most trusted home builder".  This totally matches our vision for the new franchise on the West Coast.  We are highly customer focussed, our main priority being our clients' satisfaction with the whole building and consultation process, as well as the end product itself”

– Mat Colville 

They service the Buller Council, Westland Council and Grey Council areas. Go and see for yourself that your home building desires can come true with G.J. Gardner Homes West Coast!


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From March 1st 2012 changes to the Building Act 2004 mean that building work of homes affecting the structure or water envelope (as when building new homes), will be classified as Restricted Building Work and is required to be carried out by competent, appropriately licensed building practitioners. At G.J. Gardner Homes, all of our franchises operate within the requirements of Licensed Building Practitioners. If you require any further information about licensing please click the logo above to go to the Licensed building practitioners (LBPs) website website.

West Coast
Proud supporters of our community

Local sponsorship and support is important to Mat and his team.  The following are some of the organisations that our West Coast franchise supports:

  • Buller West Coast Racing (Kumara Racing Club)
  • AgFest
  • Grey Valley Schoolboys Rugby
  • Women's A Grade Star Basketball
  • Highschool Old Girls Netball
  • Brunner Schoolboys League
  • Foster and Family Care Federation
  • Blaketown School
  • Greymain School
  • Cobden School
  • Paroa School
  • Karoro School
  • Kokathai-Kowhitirangi School
  • Parfitt Kids Charity
  • West Coast Whitebait Festival
  • Buller Coal Town Museum