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Traditional farm cottage: 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......

October 1, 2020

Our Waiau Pa country home is open for viewings in October and November

We’d be delighted to show you around so you can see the pride we take in our building projects.  Contact Laura on 021 722 578 to RSVP, we look forward to welcoming you. Show home viewing times Friday 2 October from 4-6pmSunday 1 November from 4-6pm Show home location - 6 Old Orchard Lane, Waiau Pa, Auckland...

September 25, 2020

Country homes spring collection

A collection of our country homes is featured throughout our spring brochure; including the stunning award-winning Clevedon country home and equestrian property.  We hope it leaves you feeling inspired!  Download a digital copy, or get in touch if you'd like to receive a copy in the post. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you've got a project in mind that you'd like to discuss. Download our country homes brochure here...

September 9, 2020

Hello spring! We're celebrating with this special offer..

Receive a complimentary Fisher & Paykel appliance package valued at $13,250.00 when you sign up to build your dream country home or stables with accommodation. Spring is a time of plans and projects, so if you’ve got a project in mind we’d love to chat to you.Get in touch to book your discovery call to discuss how we could work together....

September 1, 2020

Latest Project: Covered yards with tack and feed room

One of our latest projects nearing completion in Bombay.  These cost effective covered yards include a combined tack and feed room with easy tractor and quad access....

August 18, 2020

Waiau Pa show home open for viewing

Dreaming of building your perfect country home, barn or stables? Our Waiau Pa show barn is open for viewing every Friday for the next four weeks! A perfect example of our skillset; our show barn property features a beautiful barn style Country Home with integrated stables and extensive garaging/workshop space and is perfectly set up for every equestrian with a 65x35 Ebb & Flow Arena and 1km sand and shell riding track.  We’d be delighted to show you around so you can see the pride we take...

July 14, 2020

Drainage Capabilities of Ebb & Flow Arenas

If you're in Auckland you would have experienced A LOT of rain overnight. We had over 90mm here in Waiau Pa! Here is an example of why Ebb & Flow is a popular base construction for arenas. Our arena is Ebb & Flow base with a Woodhill black sand and GGT Fibre blended surface.As you can see in the video, just a few hours after the heavy rain cleared we had no surface water or pooling, and the footing was great to ride on.If you're considering a base type for your Arena, Ebb & Flow is well worth it...

June 25, 2020

Latest Project: Arena Resurfacing

The start of a new arena resurfacing project in Auckland! Our client has an arena with an older surface that has deteriorated over time. The new surface chosen is Woodhill Black Sand as it has great binding & compaction properties and is cost effective. We’ve stripped the old arena surface back to the base which has then been laser graded in preparation for the new surface. The black sand will be added, levelled and will be laser graded to finish. We work with all types of arena surfaces. If y...

June 23, 2020

Scheme Plans; An integral part of good preparation when undertaking your rural construction project

Similar to building your home, there are a number of key considerations when planning the development of your rural property that will ultimately impact the project timeline, cost and your satisfaction with the end result....

June 10, 2020

Meet Lucy; Our Architectural Designer

Lucy Bromley is our in-house Architectural Designer and the talent behind visualising your ideas for your home and drawing them into a reality.  Originally from the UK Lucy came to New Zealand on a working O.E four years ago and loved it so much she didn’t leave! We don’t blame her. Lucy has special interests in sustainable building techniques and materials, which are in perfect alignment with our design values. We look forward to sharing her ideas with clients.Lucy’s 3D concepts are ...

June 9, 2020

Latest Project: Barn House Conversion

It’s not often we get asked to take our Stables apart!  However we are excited about this particular project as we start the conversion of our Oxford Barn & Stables into a lovely 6 bedroom 4.5 Bathroom Country Home, watch this space!!! ...

June 9, 2020

Latest Project: Cute Barn with minor dwelling & covered yards

The aptly nicknamed 'Cute Barn' is a practical, multi-functional addition to our Clients existing farm. View more photos here...

June 4, 2020

Latest Project: Barn Renovation

A new horse truck for our Clients meant some modifications are required to their existing barn....

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