Business North February 2024

| 87 T T Karen Phelps Ideal time to build, demand set to leap Those wanting to see the Platinum Homes difference in action can visit the showhome at 49 Norfolk Drive, Cambridge Platinum Homes Waikato BUILDING The real estate market is picking up in the Waikato with a lot more interest from homebuyers and investors, says Brad Wheeler, owner of Platinum Homes Waikato. “It’s now about getting in on the ground floor before things start taking off as it will definitely pick up from here. It’s a great time for people to get their build underway before demand and price increases hit,” he advises. After 25 years of owning and running businesses in the construction industry, Brad and his wife Angela joined the Platinum Homes team in 2021. Primarily focusing on project management and construction, Brad is supported by Angela who contributes her extensive client management expertise from the building and travel industries. “Having been part of the building trade for 30 years now, our decision to buy a Platinum Homes franchise was heavily influenced by the quality of the standard specification Platinum Home. “We also loved the family feel to the company, it has the scale for purchasing power but its small enough to recognise every client is unique. What that means for clients, is a truly personal approach to their build journey. Coupled with good systems in place for construction management and great communication, the result is an exceptional build experience,” says Brad. A recent development from Platinum Homes is the option of building a Platinum High Performance Home. “These homes are meticulously crafted with intention in every aspect,” explains Brad. “The high performance standard is achieved by the combination of seven specific design and construction methods, which utilise the key principles of high performance. While all new homes may exhibit aesthetic appeal and comply with the New Zealand Building Code Standard, the true distinction lies in the imperceptible elements—the carefully chosen materials and the design process—enabling a home to surpass performance expectations and offer its occupants a premium standard of living, he emphasises. From the solar orientation, ventilation, insulation and materials, each detail is thoughtfully curated to forge a living space that is healthier for families but is also characterised by efficiency and sustainability. It’s a really appealing solution for those who are looking for a high performance build, and a trusted, well-known builder with proven track record. Our clients can now build a Platinum High Performance Home through our established build processes and supply chain which has been operating for over 20 years.” For those looking to build, Platinum Homes Waikato offers a range of house and land packages across the region in Raglan, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Matamata and Morrinsville at a range of price points. All house and land packages come with concept plans but people can make any adjustments required or undertake a complete design and build on any of the sites. People are also welcome to approach Platinum Homes Waikato with their own land and/or plans. For those wanting to see the Platinum Homes difference in action they can visit the showhome at 49 Norfolk Drive, Cambridge. Brad says the show home is a perfect example of what can be achieved through the Platinum Homes design and build process. The spacious 254sqm urban-style layout showcases an H-style design, comprising four bedrooms, a vast open-plan living area with soaring vaulted ceilings, a walk-in pantry, an ensuite featuring a walk-in tiled shower and ample storage integrated throughout the entire home. Maximising the indoor-outdoor connection, the design incorporates numerous large sliding doors from all living spaces. A louvre pergola provides an ideal retreat for seeking shade on a warm summer afternoon. Embracing a double-gable design, the home achieves a harmonious blend of timber and brick cladding, delivering a contemporary country lodge ambiance. Both Brad and Angela say they are passionate about customer service and making sure their customers have a great experience with Platinum Homes. They invite those seeking to build to get in touch and experience the Platinum Homes difference. We’re proud to support Platinum Homes Waikato. • AccreditedMitsubishi Electric Heat Pump Installer • Domestic/Commercial Installations • In-house Switchboard Builds • Air Conditioning and Ventilation • Alarms and Cameras 027 225 1275 Covering TheWaikato