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1 Yankee Lane, Whitianga

Lynda Vugler & Rod Percival

Project Details
As a leading Green Builder who is committed to truly sustainable products and materials Rod is proud to launch Percival designer Homes the Companies first Green Showhome. This home is situated in Whitianga Waterway’s new Airfield subdivision at 1 Yankee Lane.

Designed to suit the corner site, the design team of Lynda Vugler, Rod and Brad Percival carefully considered the changing demographic in Whitianga and identified how various tenant groups might use the home. The result is a clean use of space that easily adapts to the needs and luxuries of the owners, providing a safe environment to come home to, a home built with commonsense and a home that definitely adheres to the iconic statement, Form follows function.

Green Building Principles were the driving force behind the use of sustainable materials.
Weatherboard and Fascia are both New Zealand grown cedar, higher R value Wool insulation, double glazing, solar hot water and under floor heating, 100% wool carpets to the bedrooms and the lounge, polished colour concrete to the garage with tiles to the remainder of the home.

The interior walls have been plastered with American Clay and along with the use of low VOC paints have created a healthy home. Several Cavity sliders have been used to enhance the functionality of this 194m2 Home.

The design which was initially based on simple aircraft lines, creates spaces for the organic garden, kids play area and optional entertaining outdoor living areas.

Unobstructed views to the East and the high gable design allow to sun to stream into the kitchen in the mornings. This home is leading the way in Green, Sustainable and Healthy Homes.

Commenced 07 January 2006
Completed 08 July 2006

Rod’s Comment
My foreman for this project was David Speight, Waikato Region Apprentice of the Year 2005. David is off to Unitec to study for a Bachelor of Construction, but before he sets off, we wanted to give David the opportunity of running a project himself. This “green building” project will give David invaluable foresight into the future of the construction industry.

House of the Year Awards
2007, House of the Year Auckland Region , Showhome Category: Gold
2007, House of the Year Auckland Region , Showhome Category: Gold Reserve
2007, House of the Year National Region , Showhome Category: 1st Place
2007, House of the Year National Region , Future Build Award: 1st Place

Client Referral
– Thames Coromandel District Council
Rod and Team

Congratulations on your outstanding success at The Registered Master Builders Auckland Region House of the Year Awards.

Your innovative projects and on-site waste minimisation are a credit to your team, and I’m delighted to see them recognised in this way. We are proud to have a builder on the Peninsula embracing sustainability and providing inspiration to our district that green can be beautiful too!

I wish you all the best for your future developments.

Philippa Barriball, J.P.
District Mayor