Business North March 2021

28 | Showing off in style at Paerata Rise T T Karen Phelps Raked ceilings in the dining/living area give a feeling of spaciousness. Paerata Rise - Platinum Homes Auckland South DEVELOPMENT P latinum Homes Auckland South has just opened a new show home in the Paerata Rise community. The home is clad in a mix of Linea Oblique Weatherboard and reclaimed brick, in what general manager, Joann Bell describes as a contemporary take on a traditional style home. The family home offers a 234 square metre floor plan with a large open plan kitch - en/dining/living area. Raked ceilings in the dining/living area give a feeling of spacious - ness. The show home features a modern kitchen with walk-in pantry, a separate second living space and large master suite with walk- through wardrobe and ensuite. Spread over 300ha Paerata Rise will consist of up to 4500 new homes housing around 10,000 residents. Pukekohe town centre is five minutes’ drive from Paerata Rise and con - tains boutique shopping, cafes, an art gallery, medical services, cinema, library and transport links to central Auckland. In creating a sense of community, green spaces, cycle paths and walkways have been an integral part of the design and Paerata Rise will also include 5ha of neighbourhood reserves, schools, a retail precinct, and a transport hub, including a railway station. Located at 1 Winstone House Road, the Platinum Homes Auckland South show home demonstrates the high quality builds offered by the franchise, says Joann. “Paerata Rise has a great vibe, the facilities are well thought out and it’s close to so many amenities. We’re very excited to be part of the Paerata Rise community.” It was a love of building quality homes at an affordable price that led franchise owner David Watt to start Platinum Homes Auckland South. He was about to retire when he decid - ed 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. David started the Platinum Homes Auckland South franchise in 2005. 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 sections. “At Platinum Homes we aim to build solid homes that stand the test of time using high-quality products that are well proven in the market,” explains Joann. “This focus on quality flows through every aspect of the business including our systems and processes, which have been designed to back up a quality build process. “For example all homes built by Platinum Homes are covered by a ten-year independ - ent Homefirst Builders Guarantee issued by Builtin New Zealand Ltd. In addition, all our homes are insured by a Construction Works Policy underwritten by NZI during the period of construction.” Joann says that one of the key’s to its successful builds is that Platinum Homes Auckland South spends a lot of time with clients working out every detail first to ensure the client gets exactly what they want. She says that the company’s processes ensure that building a home is as stress-free an undertak - ing as possible by focusing on the quality of relationships formed with clients to deliver an experience that is second to none. This is also made possible by the fact that Platinum Homes Auckland South is a real fam - ily orientated business resulting in a personal building experience. David’s son Jonah is part of the marketing team and another son Sam has bought the Platinum Homes Rodney franchise. Platinum Homes Auckland South is busy building throughout the area via its house and land packages and for customers that already have their own site. Included in the range of house and land packages on offer are some in Paerata Rise, including right across the road from the brand new school. Joann says house and land packages are “selling like hot cakes” on the back of the busy Auckland property market and advises people to check the Platinum Homes website for the latest on offer. LANDSCAPING 0800 687 768 Proudly working with Platinum Homes W ith over 25 years experience we can provide your complete site preparation package There’s no job too big or small, call us to discuss your requirements PH (09) 299 6213 or (09) 296 9954 or visit: