When the Mullan family were looking to build a holiday home, they wanted to create a sanctuary to escape to, a place to unwind and relax and something completely different from their house in Auckland. Once they stepped inside the Lockwood show home in Kopu, they knew a Lockwood would be just perfect!
This stunning coastal property was built by Coastwood Homes over 6 months during 2021. Having had a lot of experience building homes on the coast, Coastwood Homes knew that salt spray can cause continual problems with soffits, steel spouting brackets and leaking joins. Their solution was to turn to local companies whose products are specifically made to stand up to New Zealand’s harsh conditions.
The exterior colours were inspired by a visit to the Lockwood show home in Thames and features a quarter sawn pine exterior, on Lockwood’s solid wall system. It is painted in Dulux X10 in black.
When you’re on holiday at the beach the last thing you want to be thinking about is home maintenance. Dynex Soffit ticked all the boxes in terms of providing the contemporary Tongue & Groove look the Mullen family were after and because it’s a prefinished soffit, it NEVER needs painting! No matter the conditions, Dynex Soffit is durable and backed by a 25 year guarantee.
The hidden fixings on the Dynex Soffit provides a versatile and sleek lining complementing a range of building designs and materials. It looks stunning on this Lockwood home echoing the lines of the interior Tongue & Groove ceilings.
The Mullan’s also wanted to take a sustainable approach to their home. Dynex is part of Meridian Energy’s Certified Renewable Energy programme aiming for 100% renewable electricity by 2025. Lockwood homes are built from renewable pine trees, so the whole home is both sustainable and renewable.
Since the build has been completed the Mullan family have enjoyed many weekends entertaining family and friends in their incredible holiday house. Covered outdoor spaces and decks connecting the front and back of the home provide the perfect place to relax.
Thanks to the awesome team at Lockwood for use of some of the photos for this article.