At Gentoo Homes we know that where you live is more than just a house.

Who we are

Gentoo Homes has over 14 years’ experience and expertise in property related activity ranging from regeneration and modernisation to new build schemes.

Since 2007 we have built more than 3000 new homes and are now one of the North East's most successful housing developers.

We are a responsible builder who understands that property development isn’t just about constructing homes with a great specification in a sought-after location, but, creating modern, sustainable homes our customers and future generations will be proud to call their own.

As a part of the Gentoo Group, we're a profit for purpose business and reinvest back into Gentoo's Affordable Housing Programme.

What we do

We build a range of high-quality homes throughout the North-East region from 2 bedroom bungalows to 5 bedroom luxury homes. Our house styles are all thoughtfully designed and based in carefully selected locations. We take pride in every aspect of our work and endeavour to offer all of our customers a home that exceeds their expectations and provides them with the lifestyle they desire.

We also not only develop homes for our customers but for other housing associations who like the way that we operate. Because to us, a home is more than just bricks and mortar, it’s about creating somewhere that our customers can make lifetime memories. 

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Our awards

As well as two NHBC Pride in the Job awards and one Considerate Constructors Silver award, we have also have a 5 Star NHBC builder's rating. Some other recent accolades to note include:


  • June 2019 - NHBC Pride in the Job Award - Thurcroft, Sunderland 
  • October 2017 - LABC The Bricks Awards - Social housing development of the year - Hill Crag, Sunderland
  • June 2017 - NHBC Pride in the Job Award - Castle Rise, Sunderland 
  • April 2017 - Shortlisted for CIH North East Development of the Year - Castle Rise, Sunderland
  • April 2017 - LABC Warranty Northern Regional Site Manager Award - Alan Hendry at Hill Crag, Sunderland
  • February 2017 - Shortlisted finalist for the Best Residential Site Agent of the Year in the LABC Excellence Awards - Andrew Finnon at Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth
  • February 2017 - Shortlisted finalist for the Best Small New Housing Development in the LABC Excellence Awards - Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth
  • November 2016 - LABC The Bricks Awards - Social housing development of the year - Hill Crag, Sunderland
  • August 2016 – NHBC Pride in the Job Award – Thurcroft Development, Sunderland
  • July 2016 – Shortlisted for the Top 60 UK Developments 2016 by Inside Housing - The Bowers, Durham
  • April 2016 – Bowers development won City of Durham Trust award for its architectural build
  • April 2016 – Bowers development given ‘Built environment’ award by County Durham Environment Partnership