Unique Homes were recently involved in a very exciting project, building a Billionaire’s hideaway lodge in Helena Bay. It will be New Zealand’s most expensive new residential lodge and is being prepared for a grand opening later next year.
We had the privilege of being chosen to show off our expertise and skill in building this impressive structure. We look forward to the grand opening of this luxury hideaway in the near future.
In New Zealand, there are countless building companies around who you can go to to build your home. But among all of them, how do you know who you can trust? A home is a big investment, often times the biggest investment one makes in life. Therefore, everyone wants to be absolutely sure that they get the best they can get when putting so much money into something and rightly so.
Home building requires skill and technical knowledge in order for the job to be done correctly. You have have heard of the many horror stories of builders making a mess of a home building job and causing grief and stress for the owners. You will want to avoid a situation like this so you need a reputable company who have proven their knowledge and skill.
We at Unique Homes have proven countless times that we can build the home you want and do it right. We have built many, many homes around New Zealand which have fulfilled the dreams of many home owners and latest the test of time. Our expertise has been used to build some of the best homes in the country. Just look at some of the homes that we have built in the past and you will see that we are the home builders to call if you are looking to build your dream home.
Masonry is one method used for building homes and structures. It is the building of a structure by binding together individual units with a mortar. Masonry is known for being a highly durable method of construction.
Materials commonly used for masonry buildings are brink, stone, limestone, marble, concrete block, glass block, cast stone and tile. The use of these types of materials can increase the thermal mass of a masonry building, which is one of the advantages. Most types of masonry will not require painting, which means less life cycle costs for the building. Good fire protection is provided by masonry construction, being very heat resistant. Masonry structures are also sturdy and more resistant to flying debris and other projectiles.
But as with any other material, there are a few disadvantages to using masonry. This is especially seen in extreme weather areas, where frost damage can occur to masonry walls causing degradation, though this is rare with concrete block. A masonry structure will require a very sturdy foundation due to it’s large weight. Masonry also requires more skilled labour rather than machines to be built, with the exception of concrete.
Masonry can be a very suitable material to build a home from and comes with it’s advantages and disadvantages. If you are planning to build a new home, ask us if a masonry home is right for you.