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.

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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

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