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In 1990 Mike and Lynette Childs established their building company in Stratford, in the heart of Taranaki.

As a qualified Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner, Mike’s project portfolio quickly grew and he soon earned a reputation for combining quality workmanship and unique styling which helped to bring his client’s visions to life. Mike and Lynette’s strong project management skills also helped to deliver on projects within budget and on time.

Born and Bred in Stratford, Mike is a proud family man and is an active member of the Stratford Community. Mike has spent more than 25 years giving back to his home town as a volunteer fire fighter and relishes helping the Taranaki community where he can.

Mike and Lynette’s sons are now working for the family business under the New Style Homes brand, along with a dedicated team of craftsman who pride themselves in creating homes and buildings of value, longevity and beauty.



New Style Homes by Mike Childs will listen to your needs and help you to achieve your vision whatever your budget. When you choose New Style Homes, you’re choosing to construct a building which is of superior quality and delivers lasting value.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose New Style Homes to construct your next home, commercial or farm building.