Gulf Rise Villas

Gulf Rise comprises of 35 high-quality, two-bedroom villas which represent the first stage of a new master planned Metlifecare retirement village at Red Beach, on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast. Described by Metlifecare as a “step up” and “a new approach to retirement living”, the Gulf Rise development will eschew the traditional gated community approach in favour of a far more connected, people-friendly design, with an emphasis on large open spaces and the provision of plenty of event and meeting places.

Constructed by Haydn & Rollett between August 2018 and the following May in an $11 million, three-staged programme, the villas are largely uniform in design and layout, with some variation in the arrangement of access doors. External walls are a combination of pale face brick and dark aluminum cladding, roofs are metal, and each villa has single-car garaging. Inside, the units are carpeted throughout, other than in the bathroom, entry and around the kitchen. The open plan lounge is distinguished by a high ceiling that follows the pitch of the roof, and the finishing’s are all of high quality.

Sunderland at Hobsonville

A “sustained effort” – that’s how Managing Director Kim Barrett describes Haydn & Rollett’s five-year involvement in the ambitious Hobsonville Point development for Willis Bond & Co, which has transformed the onetime Air  Force base into a high-density residential township fit for the 21st Century. In 2018, Haydn & Rollett signed off at Hobsonville by finishing three contrasting projects.

Perhaps the most idiosyncratic of the three was the rejuvenation of the Base Commander’s House, the last of several houses from the 1930’s that have been lovingly restored, expanded and refurbished by Haydn and Rollett in the Sunderland Precinct.

Once known as the Air Base’s largest and grandest home, the house was in sore need of attention. The team, guided by heritage conservation experts Salmon Reed Architects, began by stripping out much of the interior to take the house back to its bare bones – which thankfully consisted of heart Rimu wall framing, built for the ages. Wherever possible, the original Matai flooring was retained, and doors and weighted sash windows were refurbished. When that wasn’t possible, specialists were engaged to reproduce the same look.

Even as the heritage fabric was being safeguarded, the team was busy upgrading the house for its new life ahead. Walls were straightened and sections of flooring replaced, wiring and plumbing were renewed, and the kitchen was essentially rebuilt. At the same time, the house was extended to include a library and an ensuite for the master bedroom, and a double garage was constructed, with all of the additions designed to match the 1930s’ architecture.

The team’s dedicated and meticulous approach has produced a gem, and a relic of Hobsonville Point’s past is now fit for the future.

Coatesville Residential Development

This is the third property completed with in the Coatesville Residential Development. This home was approximately 2,000m2 and included ten bathrooms and a pool house. The previous properties included pool houses and six bathrooms per residence.

Flatbush Residential Development

This project consists of 28 townhouses. Services include under slab drainage, water and waste services and fit out of plumbing fixtures and fittings.

Kensington Park Development

This project consisted of over fifty new townhouses and apartments. Contractor: Haydn & Rollett Ltd.