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A barn built for more than one kind of horse power

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May 19, 2022

Clevedon Country home design and build project

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April 27, 2022

Everything arenas. Summer vs Winter challenges

We are constantly refining arena construction methods to ensure riding can be enjoyed year-round and mitigate the challenges brought by the changing seasons in New Zealand. There are many factors to consider when choosing your arena base type, including intended use, foot (horse) traffic on the surface and availability of a good water supply. You can read more about our arena types here and we are happy to talk you through the right arena type for your location, use and budget....

March 28, 2022

Exciting start to the week at Abderry Equine

We are thrilled to be starting the construction of a new large jumping arena at Abderry Equine. The arena will be an Ebb & Flow construction with sand and GGT fibre surface, designed to keep the arena operational throughout the seasons even during peak rain. We are sure it will be an exciting addition for riders to enjoy at the already excellent facilities available at Abderry....

March 3, 2022

Watch an equestrian farm project come to life

We can't wait to share more of this stunning farm project with you. Project Scope: Scheme plan design for the farmEarthworks and site developmentConstruction of riding track around the farmConstruction of Ebb & Flow arena with GGT Fibre and sand surface blend.Design and build of barn with integrated stables and apartmentDesign and build of barn with truck and implement storageFor now you can watch the time lapse of how the project came together....

February 17, 2022

One serious shed. The Berkely barn project

The original brief started with a simple requirement to accommodate the farm lawnmowers and tractors, our client Craig was considering at an alternative to a kitset tin shed to create a warmer feel on the property. Craig quickly became enthused with the possibilities of a timber barn and as his excitement grew so did the ideas! What started as lawnmower storage ended up as an impressive barn that not only accommodates the lawn mowers but also provides a slick area to display Craig's impressive c...

February 3, 2022

Our favourite time of year to visit clients

When we initially hand over stables to clients they are a construction project; finished, signed off, and ready for the addition of horses. It is such a treat to revisit these spaces and see how they transform; landscaping takes shape, horses settle in, and they become a living, breathing, functional environment. These lovely stables are an adaption of our Ascot design, nestled in stunning park-like grounds. The neutral colour palette and natural textures of the building contribute to the relaxi...

December 23, 2021

Our team is growing

We are excited to have had Brendan join us in November working alongside Anna and it already feels like he’s part of the furniture.Brendan and his young family moved to New Zealand from South Africa in January 2020 and are enjoying a country lifestyle of their own in Hunua.Some of you may have already met Brendan as he has hit the ground running working directly with clients on creative concepts for many of our new projects.Brendan says his favourite part of the design process i...

December 22, 2021

Our transportable show cabin could be yours!

We receive a lot of great comments about our beautiful show cabin, which is now for sale. The cabin was built to Harrison Lane standard and showcases some of our favourite country home features and finishes.  If you would like to know more don't hesitate to get in touch with Laura on 021 722 578...

November 11, 2021

Our Arena construction methods and surface options

At Harrison Lane we build two types of arena bases for our clients, either a free-draining base or Ebb and Flow system, followed by the chosen footing. There are a variety of arena surface options to choose from, such as black sand, silica sand, GGT fibre and Treadlite to name a few. We work with clients to establish the right arena construction method and footing type that will best suit their location, site, performance requirements and budget....

October 7, 2021

Download the latest country homes collection

Our new brochure is now available to download. Feeling inspired? Don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your ideas! Contact Laura on 021 722 578 or laurad@harrisonlane.co.nz ...

September 14, 2021

Revisiting some of our favourite stable designs

Over the last twelve years we have had the pleasure of completing the design and build of numerous private stables for families across the Auckland and Waikato regions. We’ve had a dig through our photo albums to revisit some of our favourite projects and stable designs.   Every stable design you see here is able to be customized and adapted to suit your own particular requirements – if you’ve got some ideas for your own project we’d love to chat to you.  Contact Laura on ...

September 1, 2021

Traditional farmhouse: The modern edit

We had the pleasure of handing over this gorgeous country home on Friday morning and took a few quick pics while we were there. We look forward to sharing more with you at a later date. We hope they leave you feeling inspired, don’t hesitate to give Laura a call on 021 722 578 to discuss your ideas. We think the finished home is a modern edit of a traditional country cottage, looking perfectly at home in the gorgeous established grounds....

July 20, 2021

We're seeking a talented architect to join us in our next stage of growth

Join our growing team and work on quality, unique rural and lifestyle design and construction projects at a peaceful rural office location. We are looking for a talented architect to join us in our next exciting stage of growth.  Learn more about the role here If you are interested in the role we'd love to hear from you. Please contact laurad@harrisonlane.co.nz with your CV. If you know of someone who would suit the role please share with them....

June 8, 2021

Team building in Queenstown

Building and maintaining a strong team spirit is important to us and lead us to form the Harrison Lane social club in 2020. Over Queen’s birthday weekend we managed to jam pack a trip to Queenstown with activities including golf, a beer tour, team dinners and jet boating.The highlight of our trip; seeing it all from a new perspective on our scenic flight with Glenorchy Air.  We thoroughly recommend their Milford Sound scenic flyover.Visit Glenorchy Air...

June 8, 2021

Anything is possible! A lifestyle project

It all started with a conversation and a sketch in the dirt, and this lifestyle project is a perfect example of why anything is possible when creating a space that will enhance your family's unique lifestyle and feel great to spend time in. This multi-functional barn with living quarters accommodates horse truck storage, two car garaging, workshop and a pool pavilion.  Most importantly it is a space where a lot of fun memories are being made. We had a huge amount of fun working with our cli...

April 23, 2021

Beautiful Barns!

The two additional implement and truck storage barns on this Clevedon farm were constructed in keeping with the aesthetic of the main country home and stable complex; the result is a cohesive feel and elevated sense of elegance throughout the property. The country home was our award-winning Master Builders House of the Year entry in 2019. View more of the country home picking up a Gold Award and the Regional Sustainable Excellence award. Project Scope: Resource and building consent applicat...

April 23, 2021

This modern country home is ready for its family!

We’re excited to see this modern country home come to life as its family of four settles in; and we are sure they will love living in it as much as we have loved building it for them. Throughout the home unique details are paired with effective use of colour and materials to reflect the family’s personal style and we think the result is stunning! Our favourite statement: The sense of scale created throughout the home with the dramatic gable pitch and raked ceilings. The home at a glance...

April 6, 2021

Latest project: Ebb and Flow arena with sand and GGT fibre surface

Our latest arena, completed for some wonderful clients and finished a month ahead of schedule.This 60x30 arena is Ebb & Flow base construction with our black sand and GGT fibre surface blend....

March 4, 2021

Updated dates for the TSB Auckland Home Show

We will be there! We are exhibiting at TSB Auckland Home Show for the first time in 2021 to share our country homes and rural construction offering with attendees. With sales of rural and lifestyle properties in Auckland spiking in the second half of 2020 we are looking forward to connecting with property owners to chat about how our rural construction capabilities can assist in building their dream property from start to finish. If you have recently purchased a rural or lifestyle property, have...

January 26, 2021

Congratulations to Lucy for achieving Homestar accreditation!

Congratulations to Lucy who has met stringent criteria to become an accredited Homestar Practitioner and Assessor.   Homestar is an independant, holistic tool that assesses a home's health, efficiency and sustainability in order to rate the home for performance and environmental impact. A 10 Homestar rating recognises world leading standards for design, construction and efficiency in operation. A 6 Homestar rating recognises a home that has been built at or above the current standards ...

December 23, 2020

Celebrating sustainable excellence at House of the Year

In our second year of entering the Master Builders House of the Year awards, we are ecstatic to have received the Regional Sustainable Excellence award for the second year running. Our 2020 entry is a stunning modern farmhouse built in Ararimu, South Auckland. The home features numerous sustainable design features, including a three-phase solar system with energy storage and an electric vehicle charger. Materials used in the build have been carefully selected for their energy efficiency properti...

December 3, 2020

New site office for Fernleigh Industrial Park

The Fernleigh Industrial Park is a prime investment opportunity in Waiuku, offering industrial lot sizes that range from 690sqm to 9,700sqm. Instead of opting for the standard port-a-com style site office Colliers elected to go for something of a higher standard and detail. We were very pleased to have the opportunity to help them with this transportable cabin which is now on site. Learn more about Fernleigh Industrial Park https://fernleighindustrial.co......

November 13, 2020

We've joined the green building movement!

We’ve officially joined the movement for better healthier buildings! Harrison Lane has formalised our existing values and practices in green building methodology with our recent acceptance into the New Zealand Green Building Council. We have adopted sustainable building practices enthusiastically over the years, and together with clients that shared these values have been awarded the Master Builders Lifestyle Sustainability Award. Our design philosophy is to create warm, energy efficient and h...

October 20, 2020

On the market: Stunning equestrian property on 4.2ha

If you're in the market for a perfectly set up equestrian lifestyle, our lovely clients are moving on to their next adventure on a bigger farm and their stunning Tamahere property is on the market.View the full details here https://www.bayleys.co.nz/2311......

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