Vanina & Liang

Gum Digger Rise, Millwater

In 2014, my husband and I were looking for a house to buy in the Millwater area and we were both drawn to the look of a house that we had seen which was built by Simon’s team from Sicato Residential.

We then engaged Sicato Residential to build our dream home, they were absolutely fantastic to deal with, everything worked out very well from start to finish, there were a couple of things which we wanted to change or upgrade and Simon kept us very well informed about the cost.  He was very professional and very well organised.  We always received emails from Simon to keep us updated about construction and timing, and we would often meet him onsite during the weekends when we were available.  The advice and assistance provided by Simon and his team has been incredibly helpful, and the end result was exactly what we would have expected, a beautiful home with very high standard quality finish.

We both would like to express our appreciation to Simon and his team in achieving our dream home.  We have already recommended Sicato Residential to our friends and we will certainly engage Sicato Residential again for our next house.


Madison Terrace, Millwater

We met a few builders and went to a couple of show homes in Millwater when we were looking to build our new home, but once we met Simon and the team at Sicato Residential we no longer needed to look elsewhere.  Simon is a very reliable person – he is certainly someone you can trust, and gives you honest professional advice.  He always patiently answered our questions.

The team at SICATO Residential is awesome; they all have a great attitude and passion for their work.  Everyone was very professional, friendly and helpful.  This makes site visits very pleasant and we were always warmly welcomed by the team and felt free to stay and chat about the progress.

The reason we chose SICATO is because of their very high standards and attention to small details. The house was finished as scheduled with an outstanding finish.

Simon and his team are very proud of their work, and we are now a very proud SICATO home owner.  We strongly recommend SICATO Residential if you are looking for a high quality home with easy building process.

Kurtiss & Greta

Wisteria Lane, Millwater

When we decided to move to Millwater Silverdale we spent many months trying to find the perfect home and builder.  It was my father who is a retired builder that looked at SICATO homes and was pleased with the high quality and finish of their homes.

Simon and his builders work to a very high standard and they care about the homes that they build.  Thanks to Simon and his team at SICATO, we had a stress free building experience.  Simon kept us fully informed about the build and would meet with us often.  Simon gave us a move in date and we got the key on that day.  We had a couple of changes to the build.  Simon and his team made the adjustments without a fuss.

As this was our first building experience Simon and his team were there to give their advice when we needed.  Nothing was an issue or a problem for him or his team.

We love our SICATO home and would not hesitate to recommend or build with them again.

Hamish & Kirsty

Ridgedale Road, Millwater

My wife and I had been in the market for a new house for some time, with numerous building companies to choose from.  This was first new build so our expectations were high on what we were getting for our money and a finish that we could be proud of.  Fortunately we were lucky enough to meet Simon Bird from SICATO.

The reason we chose SICATO was firstly the quality of the finish in his show home and secondly the transparency between buyer and builder meaning what we saw was in fact what we got, no strings attached.  Communication was good and SICATO was able to accommodate a number of changes we made with little fuss and generally little costs.

Our build came in on budget and pretty much on the project timeframe which we were very pleased about.  After living in our new house now for the past few weeks there have been no issues and the finish is as good as we had hoped.

I know of a number of people building new houses at this busy time in Auckland and have heard various horror stories, however if you are after a company that delivers what they promised, to a high standard and no strings attached Simon and his friendly team from SICATO are the ones for you.

We personally recommend SICATO as an excellent choice for building your next home.

Mark & Michelle Wyatt

21 Laura Jane Drive, Millwater

My husband and I engaged Sicato in February 2010 to design and build our house in Millwater, Silverdale. Being first time builders with a baby on the way we were nervous to undertake such a large project, however from our very first meeting, Simon instilled us with confidence and walked us through the entire process step by step.

Simon’s always pleasant, professional manner and great communication skills made our experience painless, calm and positive. We could always get hold of him when we needed to, and he would meet with us where ever, whenever we requested. We were regularly updated around the status of the budget and were kept very well informed about timelines. Being heavily pregnant toward the end of our build, Simon would often go above and beyond his brief, and would even source and drop off samples, which at the time was over 45 minutes out of his way.

Sicato’s standard specification was flexible and very generous - there were only a handful of items that we wanted to upgrade. This was a refreshing change given our early dealings with other larger design and build companies during our initial investigations. Any additional work was always priced quickly and agreed upfront. The suppliers that we had direct contact with were all very friendly, helpful and patient and were a delight to work with.

The quality of Simon’s workmanship is unsurpassed – we are so appreciative of his eye for detail – and his uncanny ability to steer you in the right direction while still respecting your opinion as owners. We have achieved an amazing result and are absolutely thrilled with our new home. We have no hesitation in recommending Sicato to others and look forward to working with Simon and his team on our next build project.


Pine Harbour

In 2003 I moved into my first house built by Sicato Residential, a house which I bought off the plans. Having the house built, with input by myself into the colours and kitchen/bathroom designs and hard landscaping was “fun” and far from stressful.

As a consequence, in 2007 I approached Sicato to build a new home for me. Simon project managed the whole project, even attending architect’s meetings with me and providing design advice and recommendations during the build for improvements. During the build (2008) I was working out of Auckland. Simon kept me updated via phone or email and made himself available to meet me on site at weekends when I was unable to meet during the week. Colleagues and friends have been amazed by how smoothly the build went and even more amazed when they have seen the finished product.
My next house will most certainly be built by Sicato and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any one considering having a new home built.

Andrew and Liz Sudfelt


Our previous experience with building proved frustrating and stressful, however building with Simon Bird and Sicato Residential Ltd was a completely different experience.

From first signing the contract to handing over the keys to our home, Simon was professional and well organised. Communication was excellent and we were always kept well informed throughout the building process. We were given plenty of notice when decisions had to be made, together with as much advice as we wanted. We felt Simon genuinely had our best interests in mind.

We are extremely impressed with the high standard at which our house was finished, this exceeded our expectations and beleive this sets Sicato Residential apart from the rest. We are thrilled with the final result. We would certainly build with Sicato Residential again and confidently recommend them to other people.