Dave and Shiralee have a house to be proud of. But it didn’t just happen on its own. A lot of planning and thought went into getting their dream home just right.
After selling their house in Riverside, Dave & Shiralee struggled to find the perfect home that ‘ticked all their boxes’. Dave is a self confessed car and bike mad enthusiast who needed plenty of space for his ‘toys’. It had to be north facing, flat and warm. Finally, a family member suggested “why didn’t they build?” This had never even crossed their mind, yet it seemed the perfect solution. Once the perfect north facing flat site was found in Maunu, the rest was easy.
“This was the first time either of us had built. So we visited the Auckland Home Show and came away with lots of ideas and products we wanted to include. From Futurewood plastic decking (that requires no nails and simply clicks together) right through to colours and other design ideas. We gave this to our designer Mark Russell at Homeworld Design & Build and left the rest up to him. From the very first initial sketch back, we didn’t change anything. It was perfect! He really listened to what we wanted and incorporated it into our dream home. Homeworld were very flexible and allowed us to do our own Site works and Drainage. They simply told us ‘you tell us what you want to do’ and we’ll do the rest! Apart from a few weather delays, everything went fine with the build. All the contractors were great and they did a really good job with excellent workmanship. Our supervisor Rob was excellent at emailing us with updates as to the progress of the job. We couldn’t fault it, right from initial design right through to construction. To be honest, we have everything we wanted in our new home…we love it and would definitely choose to build with Homeworld again.”
Dave & Shiralee