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Department of Building and Housing Starter Home

The Department of Building and Housing Starter Home Design Competition winning entry by Stephen Smith of S3 Architects Limited was today opened for public viewing.

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Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson opened The Simple House in Preston Road, Otara. The Simple House will be open for public viewing for two weeks before being returned to Housing New Zealand.

The Simple House Acceptable Solution

The house design competition was designed to promote The Simple House Acceptable Solution and demonstrate what can be achieved within the criteria of the acceptable solution.

The Simple House Acceptable Solution is design guide for single storey homes using limited roof spans and a limited range of cladding materials to promote simplicity using proven methods of construction to help make new homes more affordable for first home buyers.

The key criteria for home design:

  • Maximum of 120 square metres of habitable floor area
  • Maximum cost of $1,400 per square metre
  • Structural strength and durability for the majority of locations in New Zealand
  • Finishes that reflected the requirements for durability and low maintenance
  • Designs that allowed for changing family needs over time through adaptability and the incorporation of lifetime features such as wide doorways and easy access
  • Designs incorporating energy efficiency, water efficiency, material efficiency, and waste minimisation, and low ongoing operational costs

Transportable Home 4126M

Price: $164,000 incl GST, transport (within 50km’s of Pukekohe Construction yard). Fully finished on-site, ready for connection to services.

This spacious design features four bedrooms, or three plus an office. An ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe are features of the master bedroom which is separated from the other bedrooms by the open plan kitchen, dining and living area. Ranch sliders open out from two of the four bedrooms as well as the dining and living areas, providing great indoor/outdoor flow throughout this house. The modern mono-pitch roofline gives the house a striking contemporary profile.

© 2010 Force 3 Construction


Transportable Home 4126B

Price: $164,000 incl GST, transport (within 50km’s of Pukekohe Construction yard). Fully finished on-site, ready for connection to services.

This spacious design features four bedrooms, or three plus an office. An ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe are features of the master bedroom which is separated from the other bedrooms by the open plan kitchen, dining and living area. Ranch sliders open out from two of the four bedrooms as well as the dining and living areas, providing great indoor/outdoor flow throughout this house. The roofline is a traditional gabled style.

© 2010 Force 3 Construction


Transportable Home 3104V

Price: $158,500 incl GST, transport (within 50km’s of Pukekohe Construction yard). Fully finished on-site, ready for connection to services.

In this three bedroom home, the master boasts it’s own ensuite and large double wardrobes. The large open plan kitchen and dining areas flow to a generously sized living area. Ranch sliders open off the master bedroom, dining and living areas giving great indoor/outdoor flow throughout. The gull wing monopitch roof design gives this home a contemporary look.

© 2010 Force 3 Construction


Transportable Home 3104M

Price: $158,500 incl GST, transport (within 50km’s of Pukekohe Construction yard). Fully finished on-site, ready for connection to services.

In this three bedroomed home, the master boasts it’s own ensuite and large double wardrobes. The large open plan kitchen and dining areas flow to a generously sized living area. Ranch sliders open off the master bedroom, dining and living areas giving great indoor/outdoor flow throughout. The modern monopitch roofline gives this house a striking contemporary profile.

© 2010 Force 3 Construction