After looking for more than 6 years, Shaun and Margaret finally found ‘the one’. A vacant site perched high in stunning Tutukaka, with awe-inspiring, sweeping sea views that stop you in your tracks.
Having built a house in 1997 in nearby Maungakaramea, the news that their trusted builder had since retired meant the hunt began for a housing company.
“We approached a few companies with our design, and requested estimates” says Shaun. “We chose Jennian Northland as they were the best to deal with throughout that process.”
18 months later, and the empty land had been transformed into a welcoming home, built tough to withstand the elements of the elevated coastal site.
Natural materials were chosen for the exterior, combined with a coastal-inspired colour scheme to blend harmoniously with the location.
Marley Typhoon® spouting in Titanium, with matching RP80® downpipes, made for a sensible and stylish choice for the finishing touch to the exterior. “We liked the look of the Marley Typhoon spouting” says Shaun.
“Plus our location raised a few concerns for choosing the right spouting. We took into account our long run mono pitch roof design over four sections and levels, the salt-laden air, and long, hot sunny summer days.”
“Marley’s uPVC spouting solved it all for us. No concerns about metal corroding, and it could cope with Northland’s heat and high UV at the same time.”
The substantial decking area, constructed from pine with steps edged in reclaimed telephone-pole cross arms, was kept low profile, providing easy indoor-outdoor flow and avoiding the need for balustrades which would otherwise interrupt those breathtaking views.
Now the build is done and they’ve settled in to their new home, Shaun says “It is an extremely liveable house and the living areas have the benefit of the amazing panoramic views.”
From the big picture to the finer details, like the finishing touch of Marley Typhoon uPVC spouting in Titanium, it’s obvious Shaun and Margaret’s carefully considered attention to detail has really paid off.