“…you can’t do better than to hire MyPad”

I have have had five homes built for me over the years, two of them in New Zealand, so I know a good builder when I am fortunate enough to find one. And I found one in MyPad.

MyPad is a design-build, husband and wife team that is a unique combination of a talented architectural designer -Sarah Lay - and her husband, Ben, a first-rate builder. They offer a simple but elegant modular house plan that lends itself to variety of configurations and materials. I began working with Sarah on the design while almost 7,000 miles away in San Francisco and through frequent emails, including sketches and discussions of a variety of options, we arrived at a design that met our every need. Sarah responded to my questions, requests, comments, and hopes quickly and creatively. It couldn't have worked better if I had been right on the building site. Highly organized and professional she kept the project on track without a hitch.

Once the plans were approved I came out to NZ to see the beginning of the build. In less than a month the house was framed in and I was impressed with both the speed and quality of construction. After I returned to the states, Sarah sent me frequent photos picturing the progress of the construction. Though I haven't been in NZ to see the completed house I have no doubt that it will meet and probably exceed my expectations. The brief exposure to Sarah and Ben I had on my earlier visit to New Zealand left no doubt in my mind that the finished project would be exceptional and my Kiwi mates who have a seen the completed house confirm that.

If you are looking for a well-designed, beautifully built and affordable home, you can't do better than to hire MyPad.

- Fred Mann



“We could not fault the workmanship, dedication & design…”

A few years ago we approached Sarah and Ben of “MyPad" to ask whether they would build a home for our charity (Mangawhai Activity Zone Charitable Trust - MAZ) so that on completion we could auction it in an endeavour to raise funds for our community outdoor park.

It was a very fortunate move by us as The “MyPad" team were totally professional in all aspects of the project and we were extremely happy with the finished beachside home that was built.

We could not fault the workmanship the dedication the design or the keenness to help us be successful with our plan and they were also successful in negotiating discounts from suppliers on our behalf to
ensure a very good auction outcome.

The simple but functional design made it easy to sell and we would highly recommend them to any prospective client that would like to have a “MyPad" designed dwelling built for them.

From a very appreciative client.

- Colin Gallagher | Chairman, MAZ



“..on budget and on time, we couldn’t ask for more.”

Building with MyPad was one of the best decisions we have made. The design is simple and cleverly uses space to provide plenty of storage and a spacious, light feel to a quality finished home.

Ben and Sarah are efficient and provided great communication throughout the build, nothing was ever too difficult. The building site was always clean and tidy, and the house was finished to perfection. The building process was stress free, on budget and on time, we couldn't ask for more. We would have no hesitation recommending MyPad to anyone wanting to build a new home.

- Nicola Ewen & Sam Lay



“Simple and stylish with excellent quality finishing.”

Our first home build was made easy with MyPad. Nothing was ever too small or too hard and we felt that we were part of the entire build from start to finish.

Why did we choose MyPad? Simple and stylish with excellent quality finishing. The house is amazing and so easy to live in and is just perfect for us and our lifestyle.

Would we use them again? Yes, most definitely, and we would highly recommend them.

- Lee & Steve Durrant



“..exceeded our expectations.”

We are very happy living in this house. The quality of the design and layout, the materials used, the attention to detail, and the fixtures and fittings chosen all exceeded our expectations. Sarah and Ben were also really good to work with and when part way through the build we needed to add an extra room they were able to include this without fuss and without compromising the original design. To cap it all off, the house was ready ahead of schedule.

- David & Nicky Ling