New Plymouth

Contact Details

Bishell Builders Ltd
New Plymouth
3 Hurlstone Drive, New Plymouth
06 757 3980

Open hours

8.30am - 5.00pm
8.30am - 4.00pm
Show Home
Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm

Versatile New Plymouth: Recognised Experience

Owned and operated by Mike Bishell and Maree Gush since 2014, our New Plymouth team have a wealth of experience and are excited to work with you on your next project, large or small.

Mike has built numerous homes over this time and has a great understanding of the home building process from start to finish. His experience and project planning skills will ensure your build process runs smoothly and is hassle free.

"Having been through the building process many times, I know how stressful it can be, but with the right planning in place we make sure our customers have a great experience every time," says Mike.

Maree has over a decade worth of experience with the Versatile brand and this experience coupled with her background in administration and business management means running her own business comes naturally.

New Plymouth has received numerous awards including the prestigious Versatile Franchise of the Year in 2020, Runner Up in 2021, Versatile Home of the Year in 2021 and a Silver Award for the Registered Master Builders House of the Year in 2020.

Show homes currently available for viewing in New Plymouth include the Konini from the Freedom range - a compact, functional, modern home with large stacker-slider doors that offer an easy connection to the world outside.

Mike and Maree would love to discuss your next home, garage or farm building with you, so make sure you give Versatile New Plymouth a call, or drop by the display site and talk through all the options on offer.

Local Awards

Our Testimonials

  • Smooth as Butter
    "Just a note to thank you and the team for an excellent outcome. Went smooth as butter, great mix of 'subbies'.”
  • We now have a fantastic, striking home built to a great standard
    "When we were looking for a builder, we were after someone who could share our vision. Right from our first meeting with Versatile we knew they were the one. The team was as excited to build our home as we were.

    Throughout the process they helped move a wall here, add a cupboard and swap swap swap without any issues. The process was simple and easily understandable. Maree and Shannon were great to deal with throughout the buildup of the build and the build itself.

    We now have a fantastic, striking home built to a great standard.

    This couldn't have been achievable without the perseverance of the Versatile team and the willingness to build a home which isn't a cookie cutter or your typical brick home."
  • Best customer service I have come across
    "The New Plymouth branch is the best customer service I have come across, I am glad family had recommended Versatile New Plymouth."
    Marg and Graham
  • Builder was brilliant!
    "The builder was brilliant and went way beyond his job. Asked me if I was lining it which I planned on doing. He informed me that it needed extra to be put on the corners and also offered to line where the door was to be put in. As knew it was going to be extra costing to me if it wasn't done before it was put on. That I thank him for his knowledge and skill"
    Vickie Bulman
  • Versatile met all of our needs
    "Overall we enjoyed the experience as it was our first time building. Versatile met all of our needs and helped us to choose an awesome lay out of the house that we now have."
    Reuben Atkinson & Courtney Gray
  • The service was great
    "The service was great and everything just fell into place. I don't think you can improve, I'm happy with the job."
    Rex Davis

  • I would recommend Versatile New Plymouth
    "Versatile staff were very professional and the shed workshop was well built. Very good job and communication. Very good all round. I would recommend Versatile New Plymouth to anyone looking to build. Thanks :)"
    David Reed

  • Very professional and well organised
    "Everything was hassle free and well organised with great staff. I am very pleased with everything. We were kept informed through every stage and I couldn't fault the service. Very professional and well organised. We were told the times they would be there and they kept to the time. This was greatly appreciated as we had dogs to control during the build. Great product - we have had two Versatile garages built now. Great team."
    Jack Phillips

  • Wouldn't change a thing!
    "The work ethic and professionalism was highly efficient. The communication was amazing - even during the COVID lockdown we were kept updated. Thank you. I wouldn't change anything in our experience."
    Esther Timu

  • Pleasure to work with
    "Maree and Mike at Versatile New Plymouth have just completed building our very first home. They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Along with their builder Peter they went above and beyond answering our many questions and queries as well as helping with smaller tasks like hanging a husbands pride and joy TV. We both, along with our 4 year old son, love how cozy and warm our new home is and love the open plan which makes it a breeze and pleasure to entertain. We would highly recommend anyone to build with this team. We are recieving complements all the time so thank you Maree, Mike, Peter and the rest of the team at Versatile New Plymouth."
    Mikaela Waitere
  • Great experience working with you
    "We thank you for a great experience working with you to build our dream home, we are so happy with the house and layout that suits our lifestyle and beautiful views that you have delivered for us.
    You have made the experience enjoyable throughout from start to finish with great ideas to suit our house.
    People who come and visit are amazed with the house and design which makes us know we have chosen the right house plan to suit the land. We thank the versatile team for an easy going friendly service. Thank you."
    Reuben & Courtney
  • Beyond the call of duty
    "We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to your team. For your professionalism in erecting our Versatile garage. From Zane the Salesman to the excavator, Concrete guys, Builder and to Peter who went beyond the call of duty. We have our driveway in and are parking our cars in our Versatile Garage. Again Thank you very much.."
    Malcolm and Deborah Wilson
  • Just excellent
    "The colours and style for our garage was very important to us, and everyone who visits comments on how good it looks, so we appreciated the flexibility with the amount of choice we had. With a bit of planting, it looks great. Also, unlike some projects we've been involved with, the communication from you was just excellent. You kept in touch and told us what was going on, even if there was no real news and you were just telling us about a weather-related delay. The subcontractors you used were great and we felt comfortable having them around the house even when we were not there. All in all, you exceeded our expectations, and we got something that works well and adds value to the property, on time on budget, no surprises."
    Tony Brewster
  • Our home is beautiful
    "We found everyone who was working on the buildings to be very helpful the whole time. I can't express how much these people helped us as we were in another country and they just took care of everything. The completed homes are beautiful."
    Lorraine and Mark Tapper
  • Great to deal with
    "I wanted to thank you and the Versatile team for the job on my garage, I’m really happy with the result. I know it took longer than planned because of the issue with the brick from the supplier but I was impressed with the way you guys handled it given that my job was ‘small fry’ compared to what you normally deal with yet I still felt you were fully committed to getting the issues addressed."
    Nick O'Dea
  • My husband has finally got his Man Shed!
    "From the time we met the Sales person at the local franchise office, we were made to feel welcome. Once the foundations for the concreting through to the completion of the job, we were impressed. With the friendly manner of all the workers and dedication to their jobs. The builders were really hard workers, midway they had to go onto another job, but they came back on a Sunday morning and worked right through the day. Now that is a credit to the company."
    Sue and Ralph Young
  • Everything has been done well
    "Everything has been done well. Great communication."
    Mark Nicholson

  • The garage looks good
    "We were always kept up to date. We are happy with the service and the garage looks good."
    Michael Healy
  • Hassle Free
    "Thanks to the team at Versatile for helping make this a hassle free and smooth process."
    J Maessen
  • No improvements required
    "The communication was great, even through Covid. The design was exactly as advertised. No improvements required. Congratulations on a great product and quality service."
    Daniel Hobman

  • Service second to none!
    "The service was second to none! With Covid slowing the process down but it didn't slow or stop the communication. Very happy here. The design is what we wanted, fit for purpose.
    The whole experience from the first meeting to the handover was perfect. Good service from the office to the builder."
    Michael Kempton
  • Quick responses
    "Versatile worked with us to get the quality of the products which we wanted. They responded quickly to any issues that arose."
    Brian Cox
  • We were very happy
    "We were very happy with the process from concept to completion and would certainly recommend Versatile New Plymouth and will likely engage their services again."

Palmerston North – Smith 263m²

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New Plymouth – Sheppard 234m²

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Cambridge – Konini 70m²

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New Plymouth – Konini 75m²

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A true family-sized home with large wardrobes and loads of storage. The large open-plan living area offers plenty of scope for any occasion or circumstance, while the separate media room means there’s always somewhere to escape to watch your favourite show.