Architectural Builds focuses on its promise of ‘you dream, we deliver’ on every new home the company builds.
The business was started in 2015 by Stephen Poh, a developer dedicated to producing high quality housing at an affordable price.
Architectural Builds offers design and build and spec homes. The company is also a member of New Zealand Certified Builders and can offer the association’s range of plans.
Stephen says though that homes are never build off the plans and are always designed to suit the client’s individual requirements and the specific site to maximise factors such as sun.
“We always design to suit the client. Every house we build is unique,” he says.
Architectural Builds works Auckland wide and is always looking at innovating to deliver even better product to the market.
For example Stephen is currently exploring passive house building methods and aiming to find a way to bring these into its homes.
The key elements of passive design include building location and orientation on the site; building layout, window design, insulation, thermal mass, shading and ventilation.
Each element should work together to ensure a warm, dry home, says Stephen. Utilising the sun is a key aspect achieved through a combination of location and orientation, room layout, window design and shading.
Insulation and thermal mass help the home to maintain an even temperature and ventilation is used to provide passive cooling as well as improving indoor air quality.
Stephen says quality is what sets Architectural Builds apart as evidenced in the current show home in Karaka Harbourside.
The 340sqm home boasts six bedrooms, three living areas, four bathrooms and a separate toilet.
It is clad in timber and cedar and offers a traditional feel with a contemporary twist, says Stephen.
A stand out feature of the design is the kitchen with product by German premium kitchen company Leicht.
“This home really show cases what Architectural Builds is all about and how small details can set a home apart, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary,” he says.
He says that Architectural Builds can maintain very high quality as the company employs most of its own staff including painters, tilers, electricians and builders.
The company’s other director, John Lang, is a builder by trade and overseas the building side of the business.
Architectural Builds is also a member of Master Builders and so can offer either the Master Builder or the Certified Builders guarantees.
At present Architectural Builds is working on a number of projects including two ocean front homes in Half Moon Bay.
At 400 square metres each the homes are being build side by side for two sisters. Architectural Builds works with key developers, for example Don Ha Group, to gain access to great subdivisions around Auckland.
Stephen says that Don Ha Group also has up-coming subdivisions in South Auckland, particularly in Takanini.
Architectural Builds also has six 200 square metre spec builds underway in Kauri Flats, Takanini.
They are already sold so for people interested in a new home build in Auckland Stephen invites them to get in contact with Architectural Builds direct to discuss options.
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