Building High Quality Homes Across the Whanganui region.

Master Builders – 2023 Award Winners

Best Renovation to $750,000

“Hardy Construction has breathed new life into the 100-year-old villa without deviating from its historical DNA or diluting any of its obvious charm.

The team has skilfully turned back the clock, allowing residents to enjoy warmth, light, comfort and indoor-outdoor flow for decades to come.

The renovation involved reconfiguring rooms, including converting a bedroom into a main suite with walk-in robe and ensuite. The kitchen was moved and expanded, and this and the main bedroom were given doors leading to a hardwood deck. New plasterboard and paint make the interior feel fresh, but these haven’t come at the expense of the character. The pared-back yet elegant white kitchen doesn’t compete with the architecture, and timber floorboards, architraves and skirtings have been retained.

From the outside, you’d never guess at the magic that has been conjured here. Every part of the seamless, stylish upgrade has been in tune with the original house, resulting in happy owners.”

Best New Home to $500,000

“In equestrian country just out of Whanganui, you’ll find this 229sqm home built with the owners’ passion for racehorses in mind.

The black-and-white charmer with three bedrooms and two bathrooms has the real look and feel of a ranch, with its wide eaves, curving driveway, shades-of-green pasture and triple garage with a sleepout and workshop.

There’s more, however. This house has a separate room devoted to celebrating horse breeding and racing. Here you’ll find trophies, photographs, bar tables and a purpose-built bar with stools. It’s just the place in which to revel in successes and entertain others in the industry.

Elsewhere in this handsome home, the equine theme has been reined in and you can focus on the high-spec features and craftsmanship on display. It’s most evident in the open-plan kitchen, dining and living space that merges into the outdoor living space, sheltering under the eaves. The kitchen, with a waterfall-end bench, topend fixtures and plenty of storage, has a scullery that winds around the kitchen corner. This communal area is the consummate place in which to host friends and family.

The house finishes strongly with white plaster and dark weatherboard cladding, and long-run steel roofing.”

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What Our Clients Say…

“I moved to Whanganui in mid-2019 having bought a villa with beautiful street appeal and a not-so-beautiful back end.  There was no easy way to enjoy my garden or even entertain guests outside. I’ve never undertaken a house renovation before but had a sense that Sam and his team would not let me down.  And they didn’t – quite the contrary. 

Sam and the team exceeded my high expectations and those of my friends who watched the progress of my project.  The details of the new build are so sympathetic to the existing villa that one would think it had always been there.  Elegant and fit for purpose. 

Everyone at Hardy Construction is professional, efficient, versatile and a joy to work with.  I highly recommend Hardy Construction to anyone considering a renovation or build.”

Penny Garland

“I am in retirement years now, on my own and was rather daunted by the necessity to move on. Something usually inevitable but what an amazing experience. I really didn’t have to do much thinking at all. It all just fell into place with Sam and his teams’ experience. They were all so helpful and Sam was always thinking ahead, producing samples with cost variations for fixtures and fittings for me to choose from. After all, I honestly wouldn’t have had time to seek out and sure have not been on any such coalface for years. The Quality Craftmanship was commented on by many of my friends following the project progress. One going as far to say, “shear cabinetry”

All was completed on time, within budget and for a very delighted lady who is most proud to call her new place, home. I love to share it with family and friends and am very quick to recommend Sam and Stacey and their team of Hardy Construction for quality and a very pleasant experience. The experience and the outcome far more than I thought could be expected.”

Dorothy Symes

“It’s hard to believe that we moved into our new home 12 months ago. Robyn and I are probably even more pleased with our house today than the day we moved in, and thoroughly enjoy living in it.

Thank you to Sam and his amazing team for building such a quality product and equally important your valuable partnership and ongoing help whenever needed and assistance or advice. We remain extremely pleased that we chose Hardy Construction to build our lovely home.”

David and Robyn Jones

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