Business South Dec / Jan 2022

78 | BUILDING Latitude Homes - Otago & Southland Mosgiel show home impresses Russell Fredric Solid reputation - page 80 Latitude Homes Otago/Southland is delighted to be able to showcase the quality, functionality and design features of its new Mosgiel show home. Franchisee Kurt Laurie describes the impressive show home as a fresh looking, contemporary house with some special design features. Dubbed the Wingatui plan, the design was created specifically for its site in Gordon Road, Mosgiel, and is well suited to the southern market, Kurt says. Exterior cladding includes the Loxo plaster system in white to contrast with complementary cladding elements and roofing in mid to dark grey tones. The 185 square metre home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate toilet, open plan living and a raking ceiling which creates a strong feeling of light and spaciousness. Tiling on the floor and walls of the ensuite bathroom adds a further touch of class while insulation that exceeds the standard building code is a practical and sensible feature in the south. “It’s a really modern design, it’s something were are proud to be able to call our show home.” Kurt is confident enough about the design and quality of the show home to consider entering it into next year’s Master Builders House of the Year competition. Completed for $419,000 he also believes it represents good value. Considerable thought has been given to Latitude Homes plan range to ensure they are both functional and enjoyable to live in. Kitchens come with a quality pyrolytic oven, induction hob and stainless steel double dish-drawer cabinet supplied by New Zealand-owned company Eurotech Design. Latitude Homes standard plans include a high-wall heat pump winter warming and summer cooling, while bathrooms and laundries reflect the latest trends in vanities and fixtures, along with comforting touches such as heated towel rails. The standard plan range also includes electric vehicle pre-wiring, USB ports and a wifi keypad entry door lock. Safety and security has also been considered, with keypad operated alarm systems and hard-wired smoke alarms. “The quality of the build that the clients get at the end of the day is something to be proud of, both for us and the client as well.” As a member of Registered Master Builders all homes are backed by a 10-year guarantee and a 25-year structural warranty ensuring “It’s a really modern design, it’s something were are proud to be able to call our show home.” great peace of mind when it comes to the long-term value of the home. Latitude Homes 50-plus plans have received good feedback from clients and can be adapted to suit individual sites and needs of the client. “About 80% of the houses that we build are a variation of our standard plans.” This flexibility is especially helpful with the franchise covering a large geographical area which includes Te Anau/Manapouri region. Regional differences are especially noticeable between the Dunedin and Invercargill markets, Kurt says. “There is certainly more land available in Invercargill. In Dunedin there’s a constraint of land, there’s a lack of supply so whatever land is available it’s top dollar.” The greater land availability and lower property prices in the Invercargill area creates good opportunities for people wanting to build, including first home buyers, as well as for Latitude Homes to increase its presence in the south in the year ahead. OPEN 6 DAYS MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am-5pm SATURDAY 9am - 1pm