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Lockwood show home opens in Tauranga
There are many reasons to visit a show home, but right at the top of the list is the desire to be inspired and excited by the possibilities on offer.
This is precisely the feeling generated by a visit to the new Lockwood Homes show home in Tauranga, built by Master Builder Oceanside Homes, the Lockwood Homes franchise holder for the region.
For starters, the aesthetics of the solid wood interior are warm and inviting. Adding to this is the captivating interior design by Irene James of James Trent Design, with furniture and lighting from Design Denmark, an Auckland-based specialist. The design has already caught the eye of judges, who have awarded the show home the Lockwood Best Presented Show Home Award.
Paul Dean, managing director of Oceanside Homes, says other distinctive features of this show home include a mono-pitched roof that soars to reveal high clerestory windows. The roof canopy is supported by angled posts that enhance the sense that the house is an airy, light-filled pavilion opening up to the great outdoors.
Dean says the show home is also highlighting all the other benefits of choosing to build a Lockwood home, including competitive pricing.
"We are dispelling the myth that a Lockwood home is out of reach price-wise," Dean says. "Compared to other high-end group housing projects, Lockwood is very competitive.
"Peace of mind is another advantage, and this is recognised by New Zealanders. Lockwood Homes was recently voted New Zealand's Most Trusted Home Builder in the Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brands Awards. Oceanside Homes has also won the Master Builder of the Year Regional Bronze Excellence in Workmanship Award, and was the Regional Overall Winner for Interior Style and Design.
"Lockwood homes are renowned for their strength and durability – they are solid, watertight and earthquake resistant. They are well suited to family homes, commercial buildings, schools and institutions, retirement villages, motels and holiday homes."
Lockwood homes have the added benefit of being a healthy, eco-friendly option.
"The wood has natural dehumidifying properties and allows the homes to breathe," says Dean. "The solid wood also provides significantly more thermal mass than conventional building materials – Lockwood homes are well insulated against temperature extremes. They comfortable to live in all year round. Wood is also an environmentally friendly building material."
Customers can choose a new home from Lockwood's extensive range of existing plans that cover all sizes, styles and budgets. Alternatively, they can opt for a custom design-and-build option.
Oceanside Homes also offers an extensive range of competitively priced relocatable homes that are ideal for farm cottages, holiday homes and worker accommodation.
The Lockwood show home and office are located at 26 Tatahi Cove, off Domain Rd, Papamoa.
Contact Design Denmark atwww.designdenmark.co.nz .
First published date: 31 December 2013