About Us

Monni Fraemohs arrived in New Zealand from Denmark with a passion for Danish design and quality. He was inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and plentiful exotic timber, and in 1968 he started Fraemohs Homes with a vision to share his passions, and to create homes Kiwis would love.

More than four decades, and thousands of houses both locally and internationally later, we still operate from the same Christchurch site and while Monni has moved on, Fraemohs Homes remains locally owned and true to Monni’s founding principles; Excellence in design, quality, and most importantly helping our customers to love where they live.

Fraemohs Homes is a registered Master Builder, and offers a Master Build Guarantee with every home we build.


Amanda van der Kley

General Manager

Tim Foster

Managing Director

Sarah Dunn

Project Manager

Scott Farrant

Project Manager

Tom McLeish

Production Manager

Sue Fielden

Office Manager

Nikki Aitken


Architectural designer for Fraemohs Homes

Larissa Thomassen

Architectural Designer

Quantity surveyor for Fraemohs Homes - Eddie Archer

Eddie Archer

Quantity Surveyor

Tina Tian

Quantity Surveyor


Fraemohs believes in building homes, not just houses. A home is much more than four walls and a roof. It is where your child learns to crawl, then walk, then throw a rugby ball. Home is where family and friends get together to celebrate milestones. Home is where the memories of your life are made.

Over the past 47 years we have welcomed thousands of homeowners into our family and have been privileged to be part of many heartfelt memories. We understand how important a home is and that building a new home is a big investment. To ensure your peace of mind, we use only the very best materials, local expertise and experienced tradespeople to create sustainable, solid homes that stand the test of time.


Utilising the latest in 3D design and CAD/CAM integration, Timbermode homes are built on site with components manufactured to our exact specifications by advanced CNC machinery. This enables greater accuracy and efficiency during construction and provides you with a superior end product.


Our solid timber homes are warm, strong and healthy to live in. They are also well insulated and low maintenance, with exceptional strength and durability. It is this natural strength which makes it easy to incorporate large windows and glazed doors, for an extra spacious, sunny-light filled home. A custom design/build service and self-build options are also available.


Building with Fraemohs Homes gives you peace of mind. All our team are experienced professionals, from our management staff to our valuable trade partners. Your home is your biggest asset, so there is simply no room for error. We don’t take risks, preferring instead to work with proven technologies, quality materials and reliable people.

You’ll also be surprised at how many items charged elsewhere as extras are included in Fraemohs Homes, such as quality carpets and superior fittings and appliances. We know how to reduce costs and minimise stress. You can expect the best from us, and with our team committed to creating the latest in living solutions, you can be confident you’ll get the home of your dreams.

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Durability & strength

Solid wood construction is backed by 50 years of proven performance in New Zealand and a wealth of research to make it better than ever. Solid wood has proven to be one of the safest building systems in an earthquake.

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Local Expertise

As locals, we understand Canterbury’s unique building challenges like no-one else. Our team’s expertise will ensure that you get the best home for you and your family.

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Solid wood is natural, biodegradable and locks up large amounts of CO2 indefinitely. Plus it’s the only renewable building resource on the planet!

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Decades Of Experience

We know that building your new home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so let us show you what over 48 years of experience can do!

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Custom Design

Our plan or yours; our sales consultants and designers walk you through the process of designing a timber home that is just right for you.

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Healthy Living

Solid wood naturally breathes creating better indoor humidity, which in turn translates into improved comfort and health for you!