Office: 33 Harris Street, Gisborne

Thinking of building your dream home in Gisborne? Find out how the Landmark Gisborne team can make your dream a reality!

Nobody in Gisborne can build a house like Sam Bain’s team. And he has the awards to prove it.

Building is Sam’s life. As well as leading Landmark Homes Gisborne, Sam has been managing his own building company Bain Construction Ltd since 2007.

He says there’s no better experience for a Landmark franchisee than being ‘on the tools’.

“It’s a huge advantage, knowing how houses go together. You understand what you actually need to build something amazing.”
Having his own building company and a handpicked staff of builders is also an important asset to his Landmark franchise and makes it easier to keep track of quality.

Landmark Gisborne have a proud reputation for creating even the most technical homes. Bain Construction Ltd was awarded the East Coast Registered Master Builders 2018 Supreme Renovation of the Year. They also took out the Gold Award and Category win for the Master Build 10-Year Guarantee Renovation up to $500,000 award, as well as the Craftmanship Award and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.

Attention to detail is imperative, Sam says. His staff are skilled in their craftmanship, particularly when it comes to finding out exactly what the clients wants and making their vision work with their site.

“They’re all exceptional guys that work well with clients. They each have quite a responsibility to deal with clients while on the job, and they all handle it well.”

Gisborne has something to offer almost any lifestyle. People are drawn to the peace and quiet, as well as the stunning beaches. There’s a huge range of activities from surfing, fishing and diving to simply enjoying the beautiful coastline.

The majority of Landmark clients have unique sites on hills or beachfronts, which means Design & Build is one of the most popular options. After all, a house in Gisborne should capture those views just right.

For Sam, there’s a lot more to his work than just running a business. “I love creating dreams, I love building homes for people. I get a real buzz out of it.”

Looking for a builder in Gisborne? Call Landmark Homes Gisborne and talk to Sam’s team today!

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33 Harris Street
06 867 9957

“I love creating dreams, I love building homes for people. I get a real buzz out of it.”

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Sam Bain


027 498 8388

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Sam Bain's favourite thing is a framed picture from a hunting trip down in the South Island. Why? 'It was an amazing trip,' says Sam, 'with beautiful scenery and it was a challenging hunt.' Any good hunter will tell you, you have to enjoy your own company, solitude, peace and quiet and have the gift of patience. Sam has all those qualities, which isn't to say he doesn't also love to spend time with his two boys and his wife Sana. In fact, they're the thing he is most proud of. And his dream house, of course, 'is the house I eventually build for myself and my family.' Quality of life is often about the simple things, and they are the things Sam has mastered. A roast dinner. A flat white with sugar. The newspaper. This builder to a core knows where it’s at. But the dream holiday? 'A trip through Alaska,' Sam says, and it isn't hard to see that’s absolutely where Sam would be in his element.

Homes Built by Gisborne

  • Amanda & Jock Fraser say ...

    “Landmark Homes/Bain Construction built our dream beach home. The whole process was seamless & stress-free, in fact, it was fun. Sam was brilliant to deal with, both with his advice & his adherence to very high standards. The crew on our job were amazing craftsmen & fantastic people. They became good friends over the time of the build. The finished product exceeded our high expectations as was shown with its category win at the National Master Builders House of the Year awards. If we ever build again we would definitely engage Landmark Homes, Gisborne & thoroughly recommend them to anyone thinking of building. ”

  • Dave & Karen say ...

    “We decided to build a new house on the outskirts of Gisborne..... Looking to the future, we needed it to be low maintenance, cost effective and modern, without compromising on looks and finish. We got around the table with Sam Bain our local Landmark representative, and away we went...!! The design, quality, and workmanship all fell into place on time and within budget. We are really pleased with our new home, thanks to Sam Bain and Landmark.”