Firm targets east Auckland growth
Platinum Homes Manukau Counties is building a new show home at The Rise in Papakura.
It is also offering a range of house and land packages in the popular Cabra Developments subdivision of which stage one has already sold out.
Platinum Homes Manukau Counties franchise owner David Watt says it is the quality of the Cabra subdivisions which ensure their popularity and is why Platinum Homes Manukau Counties is always pleased to come on board.
“The developments Cabra create are very high quality with good covenants in place to ensure a great end result. Their focus on quality matches ours so it is a good fit,” he says.
Platinum Homes Manukau Counties is targeting growth in the east Auckland region, where a large number of people will be living in the future.
The company’s new show home is based on one of thePlatinum Homes plans but has been significantly modified to fit the site and subdivision covenants.
The 207 square metre home will comprise four bedrooms, kitchen with walk-in pantry, open plan family/dining/kitchen area and separate lounge.
It will be clad in weatherboard with accented details and brick. David says the aim is to demonstrate the high quality homes the company produces.
It is due to open early next year. Platinum Homes Manukau Counties has two house and land packages available in The Rise with site-specific designs.
They are both sited on sites of around 500 square metres and include kitchen with walk in pantry, walk in tiled showers and high studs to give a feeling of spaciousness.
One is more traditional in design with a hip and gable roof clad in brick and cedar while the other is more contemporary with a monopitch roof and clad in brick and weatherboard.
The company is also continuing to offer house and land packages in Pokeno Village Estate and has some two storey free standing town houses coming onto the market in McLennan.
It was a love of building quality homes at an affordable price that led David to start Platinum Homes Manukau Counties.
He was about to retire when he decided to help a friend build a house and enjoyed the process so much he ended up being one of a group that instigated the beginning of Platinum Homes in New Zealand.
“The aim,” says David, “was to start a group housing company that would build a good quality home at a great price.”
David started the Platinum Homes Manukau Counties franchise in 2003.
The franchise, which covers Manukau, Franklin and Papakura, has since come to offer all customers a range of options to suit their budget while specialising in building large homes on rural or beach sections. Platinum Homes Manukau Counties is a real family run business.
David’s son Jonah is part of the marketing team and another son Sam is one of the company construction managers with Sam’s wife Laura working on orders.
David’s partner Dianne Lee helps with remedial works, which is a big focus for the company with a full-time staff member dedicated to this.
“We believe Platinum Homes offers customers a top quality build and the best value home for their budget and we will continue to help meet the demand for new housing in the region.”