Keys Construction achieves excellence again!
Keys Construction were presented four awards at the recent Wellington/Wairarapa Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year awards.
renovations and two new homes in the Porirua area have been lovingly restored and built with the Keys touch. Mat and Shannon, a husband and wife team, have been working with their clients in the Porirua area for the last 12 years, bringing both a male and female perspective to the design and construction process. Mat runs the project and makes sure the quality of the home is to an award-winning standard, Shannon helps clients with the interior design process and overall concept of the homes, whilst working to their budgets. Keys construction have been involved with Registered Master Builders House of the Year for the last 11 years and has won awards for every property entered, including the Supreme Award winner in 2010. They had a great time at the awards night on August 31, enjoying their success with all their building team and clients. Keys Construction were recognised with four awards, the most received by any company on the night. The renovation in Whitby was designed and built for a family of four. This family couldn t nd a sheltered section to purchase that was as large or as well established as theirs, so they renovated. They now have a large, functional, very stylish, home in the street that they love. The original layout was altered so outdoor living became the focus. They now have a fabulous kitchen, which has an architectural full size slider that opens out into their designer outdoor replace and entertaining area. Mum and Dad have an upstairs area to themselves, consisting of a large master suite with a lounge, a very spacious walk-in dressing room, an ensuite and a sunny of ce space to work from home in. Working with Mat and Shannon was a pleasure ro start to nish We lo e our house it nally eels like the ho e it should e Mat s passion or what he does shows in his work anship and Shannon s eye or detail helped ake our ho e so special Paul & Lauren A major renovation in Plimmerton, saw a complete remodel of a 1950 s single level Austrian build home, into a two story architectural piece, inspired by 1940 s modernism. The clients had returned from six years overseas. They wanted to return to family and enjoy a good Kiwi lifestyle. They chose Plimmerton so they could walk to the beach with their two children. The home has been nished with ork ooring, large open glass walls which open up onto their stunning Kwilla deck. This is all topped of by the kitchen using the original Rimu roof beams in the making of the kitchen islands and the internal stairwell wall is constructed in exterior weather boards as a reminder of where the original wall once stood. Mat and Shannon were a pleasure to work with they were honest and hardworking we trusted the with our home and working around our existing house We were a ter a uality uild that took no short cuts and would last us for years to come - we got that David & Rebecca The third project, a house on the hill looking out over uninterrupted view of the inlet, was rebuilt after a re had burned down a family home. This construction process wasn t just building a house, but helping to rebuild the lives of a family. We felt very privileged to help Gregory and his family rebuild their home, says Shannon, there was a lot of passion and feeling in this build, we grew to know the family. We enjoyed working alongside Carman and her design ideas, she stood by her dad throughout the whole process, it was very satisfying to create them a magic home, that arose from the ashes. The home now boast the nish it deserves, has hosted two family weddings in its large open living area and large decks. A big thank-you to Mat and Shannon for their wonderful efforts in helping to rebuild not just our home but our li es i en it took a designer three architects an engineer and two uantity sur eyors and a land sur eyor to complete the plans and speci cations before we found Keys Construction it is dif cult to ade uately express the importance of the Keys as the right people for the job in so many ways his uni ue team showed tremendous humanity in understanding both our trauma and the challenge of rebuilding our home trust them implicitly f e er was in a similar situation the Keys would be the rst people would call upon Gregory Fortuin The fourth award-winning project was second-place in the $650 to $1 million category. Flotilla Place, in Whitby, was such a fun project, says Shannon. Mat and I worked with the clients from the start to the nish, we had such fun, we enjoyed designing their stunning home. The clients were great people to work with, we spent hours designing and then spent just as many hours shopping together, nding little treasures and unique design ideas to nish the home with. The home has everything that you could hope for in a family home; large spaces off one main family room, a space for the kids, a space for the adults, a gym, understair reading nock, large bathrooms, sunny bedrooms, a beautiful staircase atrium. Storage is something that is missing in so many homes, but is so important, this home has a place for everything, which makes it very easy to keep tidy. Building with Mat and Shannon has been a fantastic experience We re so pleased we went with Key s Construction Before we started this project a lot of people told us building a new home would be a stressful experience With Mat and Shan that couldn t ha e been further from the truth erything about the build was fun and exciting
Building and renovating homes across the Wellington region, they are involved in all areas from planning through to interior design, recommending enduring products, leak-proof materials and the best ways to keep cost down during the design process. Whether they receive plans from an architect for a new home, renovation or leaky home reclad. Keys Construction can come in at any point with as little or as much input as the client requires. All their builders are permanently employed, this way they can ensure that they are trained correctly and taught the right way to do things. Keys Construction are currently working on a major project around the Pauatahanui Inlet. The project has taken eight months to get out of the ground due to massive foundation and construction work. Over 20 concrete pumps have been used to date, 700 cubic metres of rock have been excavated. The house will weight in at over 1000 tons, every level has a solid concrete oor poured in situ. The complex engineering and Architectural features have made this magni cent project an exciting challenge and it has been very rewarding to watch it slowly, but surly and sturdily, grow from the ground up. Good things take time to be built well and ensure they stand the test of time, Mat says. Whether the project is big or small, close attention is paid to ensure clients end up with a home that has been built with excellence.
a fantastic skilled team working with them meant Keys Construction was the perfect choice to build our home Cliff & Justine