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Innovative system offers affordability

Liki Udam Aug 8
Innovative system offers affordability
The Southridge Estate duplexes are built using the innovative Force 10 building system - panelised wall system, a floor bearer and joist system, and a roof truss system, flat-packed and fully integrated for easy erection and maximum on site efficiency.

Delivering the ultimate in quality and satisfaction, Ultimate Developments has a new subdivision on the southern fringe of Hamilton called Southridge Estate, with a range of modern and high quality duplexes, offering the convenience of city living with a rural outlook.

Ultimate Global Group founder Levin Da Costa says everyone is talking about affordability and getting a product which is affordable and also good quality.

“We’ve decided to come up with a product that’s priced sharply and gives people the ability to get on to the property ladder,” he says.

“Traditionally everyone seems to be doing large homes with large sections, and people didn’t have a choice if they wanted to have a smaller home. We are experimenting and checking out the market, and we feel there is a market for these.”

He says Ultimate Developments has done smaller subdivisions in the past, with smaller homes and 200sqm sections which have had very good success amongst executive couples, couples whose children have left home, and people wanting to downsize and spend some quality time doing other things rather than working in the garden.

The Southridge Estate duplexes are built using the innovative Force 10 building system, to which Ultimate Global Group holds the exclusive rights across New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil.

Originally developed by a Mt Maunganui building company in 1973, Force 10 is now one of the most tried and tested building systems and is used in more than 32 countries around the world.

Force 10 is a panelised wall system, a floor bearer and jois t system, and a roof truss system, flat-packed and fully integrated for easy erection and maximum on site efficiency.

Wind rated to 300kph, warrantied up to eight on the Richter scale, and internal and external wall panels with an R-value of 3.2 and filled with fire retardant polyurethane, the Force 10 difference is to be faster, stronger, greener, and smarter.

On site, construction is rapid and requires a minimum of qualified tradespeople.

Only one licensed builder is required to supervise no or low skilled labour standing up Force 10 buildings.

Ultimate Developments has used Force 10 to build a multi million dollar luxury home, single storey and two storey townhouses, four bedroom two bathroom homes, and now duplexes.

The Force 10 system allows Ultimate Developments to provide affordable and sustainable homes with high specifications in their bare bones.

Ultimate Global Group is involved with subdivisions in Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, and Christchurch, and is building resorts in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The company is also using Force 10 to provide an affordable housing product to the Brazilian market.

“The Brazilian government requires thousands and thousands of homes, and we can provide them,” Levin says. “We are playing a proactive role in providing the right solution for affordable but durable homes.”

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