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					TOP QUALITY BATHROOM PRODUCTS FROM KEALLS PLUMBING PLUS MERGE SEAMLESSLY WITH ELEGANT GLASS AND PEBBLE TILES.

LUXURY AND PRACTICALITY unite in this stunning, architecturally designed Manawatu apartment. Located in the Palmerston North suburb of Hokowhitu, the Riverstone Apartments boast outstanding style, opulent comfort, and enviable park-like surroundings. This home is also geared for premium entertaining, with a superior outdoor living area, and a state of the art audio system. Incorporating only the finest features indoors and out, this apartment simply reflects the flair and taste of the homeowners.

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The superbly positioned apartment complex was a collaboration of work between a number of parties. Project Manager Tony Way worked closely with Andrew Humphries of AKH Builders for property developers PMB Landco Ltd to create the designer dwelling. The concept and design of Riverside Apartments came from Brian Elliott at Design Group’s Elliot Architects. The contemporary architecture and exterior combination of smooth plaster, warm timber, and neat stonework only hint at the supreme standard of living on display inside. Steve Harley Plasterers completed the Rockcote Systems Rendering Solutions on this project. This included application of Rockcote’s LiteRock solid render, masonry render, and cement sheet finishing solutions. The complete Rockcote Solutions on this project included integral colour

finishes using the Resene Total Colour System. The uniform texture finish of this render is achieved with Resene’s Resitex medium-texture spray. Rockcote’s exterior plaster finishes are designed to withstand New Zealand’s harsh climate, whilst maintaining consistent durability and performance. Rockcote Systems specialises in complete render solutions to exterior and interior environments. Registered Rockcote plasterers can only apply Rockcote and a written workmanship warranty and performance guarantee comes with all applications. The stunning, dark timber features offset the smooth, white plaster finish. To complete the timber additions, Reilly Joinery added the stunning cedar entrance door and matching gate. In keeping with the home’s opulent style, Andrew Reilly and

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THE SLEEK LOUNGE ROOM DESIGN INCORPORATES A 42” LCD FLAT SCREEN TV FROM MANAWATU TV & SOUND SERVICE.

his team aimed to produce a contemporary look with the clean, straight lines in the natural timber. By using Western Red Cedar, the company created a deep, warm finish. To ensure extra stability in the entrance door, Reilly Joinery added steel inserts to the door’s interior. Reilly Joinery is a company that specialises in exceptional timber joinery for new homes and renovations. Gerald Meendering Decorators Ltd & Dean Gaskin Decorators Ltd undertook all painting and wallpapering services. The pair aimed to create a modern, warm feel with clean lines and subtly blended shades. Gerald and Dean used premium products in every instance, such as the selection of Resene paint colours. Gerald Meendering Decorators Ltd & Dean Gaskin Decorators Ltd used a combination of spray and roll-painting techniques for a sleek finish on woodwork, ceilings, and doors. Gerald Meendering has over 32 years experience in the industry, including 25 as a self-employed decorator. He has been a member of the Master Painters Association for 10 years. Dean Gaskin has been self-employed for five of his 15 industry years. Pritchards installed all Vantage aluminium exterior joinery, and designed and installed the kitchen, bar, laundry, and guest vanity unit.

A MODERN MIX OF STAINLESS STEEL, GLASS TILES, BLACK GRANITE, AND ‘FOSSILITE’ CABINETRY DEFINE THIS DAZZLING KITCHEN.

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A STUNNING OUTDOOR LIVING AREA IS OPENED TO THE LOUNGE USING BI-PART SLIDING DOORS. SOFT DOWN-LIGHTS CREATE AMBIENCE.

The large bi-part sliding doors and bi-fold doors that create flow onto the outdoor patio and balcony areas are ’Gravel’ powder coated aluminium. All Vantage aluminium joinery is matched with stylish Miro hardware. Pritchards also fixed the kitchen and stairwell roof lights. The timeless kitchen features modern colours and products. Formtech thermal laminate doors and melamine panels in ‘Fossilite‘ offset the ‘Stargate’ granite bench-top and black tiling. Stainless aluminium kickboards and stainless steel appliances add modernity. Special features include the pullout ironing board, chrome lazy Susan, and curved glass and steel canopy. Pritchards is a business built not on price, but on quality and reputation. Their leading customer service combined with years of experience has created the quality reputation thay now enjoy The aim of the tile work was to create a smooth finish in several rooms, whilst maintaining continuity with the rest of the home’s colour scheme and elite style. Tile Warehouse Palmerston North supplied all the floor and wall tiles. Tile Warehouse Palmerston North primarily used glass tiles, incorporating an accent of stone and pebble tiles as seen in the bathroom. All tiles are coloured in a range of creams

and taupes for continuity of style. Philly Brown at Tile Warehouse Palmerston North provides comprehensive consultation services, assisting all clients with the correct tile and colour selection for their home project. Kealls Plumbing Plus created the luxurious bathroom with a range of topquality products. The showers, vanities, toilets, and tapware supplied by Kealls Plumbing Plus were all chosen in order to reflect the homeowners’ personal tastes. Each product creates distinction that enhances the overall bathroom design. Distinctively styled tapware complements the vitreous china vanity basins. Top quality timber cabinetry adds natural warmth to the room. The toilet suites are German Duravit models that have no exposed pipework. This makes for an easy-to-clean, aesthetically pleasing suite with a crisp, unfussy finish. Kealls Plumbing Plus has a staff of 16, with over 130 years combined experience in the plumbing industry. Kealls Plumbing Plus takes pride in supplying quality bathroom fashion products to builders, homeowners, and the farming sector within the Manawatu region. Throughout the home, subtle, ambient lighting plans are in place, complete

with elegant light fittings and accessories installed by Sam Lynn Electrical and his team. Sam also installed all of the home’s electrical work. Down lighting features internally, creating an unobtrusive yet effective lighting scheme, and externally for ambience and functionality when entertaining on the balcony. Sam Lynn Electrical specialises in electrical work for new housing throughout the Manawatu region and the rest of the North Island. The company’s small team offers all electrical services for domestic and light commercial projects. Sam Lynn Electrical is proud to be associated with the quality workmanship of Tony Way. Shawn Bayliss at Manawatu TV & Sound Service designed and installed the superior entertainment system. The Bosé Lifestyle 48 system is divided into three zones for expansive sound. Bosé 191 flush-mount ceiling speakers in the dining room and Bosé 131 speakers outside create the ultimate ambience when entertaining. This superb sound system is discreet, and easy to operate. The Bosé Lifestyle 48 stores over 340 hours of music. The uMusic system included here is an intelligent playback system that learns the homeowner’s music preferences then makes selections based on these preferences. A Philips 42” LCD TV screen was selected for the living room. The Bose system gives straightforward remote control that operates TV, DVD, CD, Sky decoder, and video. Manawatu TV & Sound Service offer clients the confidence of dealing with one company, from system design to installation. The locally owned business has been providing Manawatu residents with quality audio and visual for 40 years. To create the ambience of a luxurious, traditional open fire with the convenience of gas, Heatrite supplied the Real Fire 900 for this home. The Real Fire 900 comes with an electric control, allowing users to turn the fire on and off with the flick of a switch. Real Fires are available in a range of sizes and can be installed in both existing fireplaces and new homes. Heatrite is a family business, well established in the Manawatu region. The company specialises in wood fires, gas heating and hot water, bathrooms, and plumbing. Sales, installation and service are all catered to by friendly and experienced staff.¢

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