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Quality homes built to stand the test of time

Tom O'Leary Oct 10
Quality homes built to stand the test of time
The archtecurally designed homes features strong, simple gable roof lines, while the use of natural Waikato Hinuera stone accentuates its solidity.

A traditional, comfortable, modern country home designed and built to stand the test of time has won Karl Kampenhout Builders a gold award in this year’s Waikato Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition in the Nulook New Home $700,000 to $1 million category.

The architecturally designed home sits in a rural setting on the outskirts of Hamilton.

Karl says longevity is a strong focal point of the home, with strong, simple gable roof lines and the use of natural Waikato Hinuera stone accentuating its solidity.

The home faces north on its site, and sheltered covered courtyards provide for both morning sun and evening entertaining.

The morning timber deck allows for easy level access out from the dining room next to the kitchen. Planter boxes ideal for herbs and flowers also double as extra seating.

The evening deck is covered and features cedar timber beams and stunning cedar tongue and groove sarking panelling on the ceiling. A glazed roof section provides light to the covered evening outdoor space.

A drive-through covered portico also features natural cedar timber sarking and gives shelter to welcome guests.

Inside, solid recycled rimu timber floors in the entry, kitchen, and dining room create a rich warmth to the home.

A hand crafted kitchen has been designed to suit the home and complement the other natural materials.

Its central design flows for good communication between the dining and family rooms of the home, and its large central island creates maximum workable bench space.

A separate scullery allows for extra storage and bench space. Two beautifully designed bathrooms boast well appointed tiling along with top of the range bathroom fixtures and fittings.

The bathrooms have been designed to accommodate wheelchair access, futureproofing the home.

Sustainable features include the use of thermally broken aluminium joinery and double glazed, low-E, argon filled glass to keep the home condensation free and maximise maintaining a constant room temperature of between 18 to 20 degrees all year round.

The home also contains polyester Mammoth Insulation, which includes fibres from recycled plastic bottles and is designed to create warmer, healthier environments.

The slab edge insulation was taken into account in the home’s design, with the use of XPS polystyrene being adhered to the entire perimeter edge of the home, and extending to the base of the footings.

Quality homes built to stand the test of time

Karl Kampenhout Builders has been building quality new homes, alterations, and additions on rural residential Waikato sections since 1998.

The company includes a proven team of craftsmen who provide very high quality workmanship with a strong focus on attention to detail and exceptional customer service.

Karl says this year’s winning home is not here today, gone tomorrow, just like Karl Kampenhout Builders.

“I’ve been building for 28 years and we’re still producing good quality homes that stand the test of time.”


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