Please note masks must be worn at all times in our show homes and you will need to either sign in, or scan the Covid QR code with your phone. Numbers permitted inside at the same time are limited under Level 2, so if you want to avoid waiting you might like to try to visit during weekdays which are less busy. Thanks and see you soon 🙂

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 five 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.

Meet the team

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Shirley Thomson

Sales Manager

[email protected]

021 891 123

Shirley is a qualified Architectural Designer. She loves working with clients from the start of their building project right up until they move into their completed new home.

Shirley lives in Selwyn with her husband, who also works in the construction industry.  They have three sons and one daughter-in-law. Outside of work, Shirley’s passion is exploring New Zealand in the family caravan and travelling overseas.

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John Hawes

Sales Consultant

[email protected]

021 979 237

John has worked as a new home sales consultant for over 6 years and gets a kick out of helping people achieve the new home they want. Originally from England, John, his wife and two older sons moved to New Zealand in 2011.  They love their new life on a lifestyle block in North Canterbury.

John enjoys trail-bike riding and supporting his sons’ football teams.

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Carl Watson

Sales Consultant

[email protected]

021 404 309

Carl studied mechanical engineering and biomechanics and spent the early part of his career as a project manager on construction projects in Canada, and manufacturing and consulting back at home in New Zealand. He is handy with CAD, and goes the extra mile to create high quality illustrations to help clients visualise their new home on their section.

Outside of work, Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, and writing mobile apps.

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Sean Lally

Sales Consultant

[email protected]

022 188 6813

Sean's professional background is all do with homes, outside and in. Starting out as an interior plasterer, he gained qualifications in real estate and property management, putting both to use in the UK where he worked as a property manager.

Outside of work, Sean enjoys adrenaline sports such as skydiving and is a keen traveller, having returned home to Christchurch after extended stints in both Europe and Central America.

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Tim Foster

Executive Director

Tim joined the Fraemohs team in 2010. His focus as Executive Director is to ensure that Fraemohs remains ahead of the curve and continues to provide the high-quality service the company has become known for over the years.

Tim is a qualified structural engineer with experience managing the construction of residential apartments, office buildings, shopping malls and other commercial projects both here and in the UK. Away from the office, he is a keen mountain biker and participant in adventure races.

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Amanda van der Kley

Business Development Manager

Amanda has worked in senior management roles in the residential construction industry for the past five years. She joined the Fraemohs team in August 2016, with a focus on continually improving our clients’ build experience and providing guidance on all aspects of the build process. Amanda has qualifications relating to health and safety in construction and is working towards a Diploma in Business.

Amanda is mum to one daughter and loves spending time in the outdoors.

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Stuart Gee

General Manager

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Lee-Ann Joy


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Liam McEwan

Architectural Technician

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Tomas Beisinas

Architectural Technician

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Jason Ringdahl

Project Supervisor

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Rob Brown

Project Manager

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Nikki Aitken


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Tina Tian

Quantity Surveyor

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Eddie Archer

Quantity Surveyor

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Toby Burrows

Marketing Manager

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Jed Burroughs

Junior Quantity Surveyor

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Chrissy Robertson

Full Build Coordinator 

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Deepak Pillay

Kitset Coordinator

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Simon Watkins


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Kevin Wicks

Timber Joiner

Manufacturing Administrator

Rebecca Taylor

Manufacturing Administrator

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Josh McFarlin-Rockhouse

Timber Hand

Timber Machinist

Daniel Neil

Timber Machinist

Our founder

Monni Fraemohs drew on both his Danish heritage and his engineering background to develop a business designing and building kitset homes out of solid timber. Monni was disappointed to see New Zealand-grown timber being sold overseas as pulp and was ahead of his time in understanding the importance to New Zealand’s economy of value-added products. He was also an “employer of choice” before this became a buzzword, treating his staff as dignified individuals and offering them generous benefits.


Our vision and purpose

It is our stated purpose to provide sustainable timber building to protect the New Zealand environment and way of life, so that future generations of New Zealanders can enjoy life as we do.

Our vision is to transition the New Zealand construction industry to a sustainable timber future.

Guiding us at all times are our company values of long-term thinking, integrity and honesty.

What to expect when building a Fraemohs Home

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 be surprised at how many items are included

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.

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 50 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.

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.

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.


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

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!

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.

Healthy Living

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