Voyager Drive, Gulf Harbour

Russell had sketched a model of the house he wanted to build in Gulf Harbour but felt it needed some professional polish. He also needed a reliable team to build the home he had invested so much time and money.

To some extent you would say this is a fairly standard build on a patch of land with a gradual gradient – 2-storey, 3 bedroom house, media room, double garage, open plan kitchen, living and dining opening out to a large deck with a beautiful view of Gulf Harbour – all was not as it seemed.

Owning a plot of land and wanting to build on it in Gulf Harbour came with various ‘precinct’ covenants – which, if not adhered to, could prove difficult in obtaining local Council approval. For example, the standalone house designed for Voyager Drive sat in an apartment zone and therefore needed to comply with specific style, colours and materials that fit seamlessly in the precinct area and surrounding environment.

BCG ARCHITECTURE, BCG CONSTRUCTION and Russell joined forces to devise workable solutions to the precise covenants presented – deciding on terracotta roof tiles, vinyl wall cladding and window frames to match or blend in with all the other homes in the area.

Other factors which Russell put a lot of emphasis on included soundproofing the media room – here we used a double frame wall and concrete mid-floor instead of the standard timber style and the kitchen, dining and living to be enhanced with the installation of a skillion roof at a noticeable pitch of 45 degrees.

Divine, open, spacious, light filled, blends seamlessly into precinct and all covenants met.


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Whitney St, New Windsor

A testament to a quality built home is this beauty. An exquisitely positioned large character family home with exceptional street appeal and so much more to discover beyond the front door. This is a home of space, volume, sun and natural light that boasts 4 generous bedrooms each with its own ensuite and walk in wardrobe. The spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area flow out to a large sun-drenched deck, as well as the fully fenced level section. Although this home is capacious, the family wanted a space that was large enough to suit every family need yet still feel intimate and connected.


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Chatham Avenue, Mt Albert

Melding contemporary attachment with existing dwelling

BCG GROUP appointed to design and build a 2 level, 5 bedroom home of 162m2 that attached to the existing dwelling. Because the two homes were different in age and materials, we needed to make certain the combination of contemporary build materials were flawless in their unification to existing home.

The design and build of the ground floor allowed for an internal single garage, spacious kitchen, dining area and a large lounge room connecting to a 4x6m outlook space or deck, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Located on the upper floor is an additional 4 bedrooms, huge double sized tiled shower and a second lounge.

The wise material choices blend effortlessly throughout – bevel back weatherboard cladding, mono pitch roof over entry porch, double glazed windows, engineered flooring and carpet in all bedrooms for that extra underfoot warmth and comfort. The latest cabinetry, stone benchtop, tapware, appliances, downlights & stylish pendant lighting all lend to the unification. The designer chandelier brings an added extravagance.

Key to success for this project was about the unification of two individual buildings that perfectly complemented each other.


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Stottholm Road, Titirangi

Sleek and glistening in the sunshine of endless summer days, this beautiful home is bursting with light.

Intelligently designed with everything you have always wished for, there are two bedrooms and superbly finished bathrooms on each level. This home is all about accommodating your lifestyle and making the most of your down time from day one. The North West aspects filles the wrap around deck and open plan living spaces with every last drop of sunlight. With a louvre system overhead, outdoor dining is year round possibility. When winter comes this new home is fully insulated and double glazed offering comfort no matter the weather.

Creative landscaping has created a low maintenance appealing garden boasting plenty of space for kids to discover while easily observed from the living spaces. Double internal access garaging adds further appeal, along with extra off street parking for the jet ski, trailer or camper. This home is a lifestyle choice.

In zone for Green Bay Primary and Green Bay High, with close proximity to the Green Bay Village, New Lynn Central, Titirangi Village and public transport.


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Domain Lane, Mangere Bridge

Homely & comfortable yet classically simple with a modern upgrade

This project was all about taking the bones of what already existed and give it a complete refresh. Starting with the exterior of the home we fitted all new weatherboard cladding guaranteed to stand the test of time, installed new windows and doors, guttering and downpipes, new front door, security & outdoor lighting – the whole façade of the home was completely reshaped. We knew the homeowners were partial to having an easy to manage outdoor space, so we built them a new retaining wall, landscaped the garden area with rocks and succulents as desired, and replaced the deck.

The interior crafted with all consideration given to homeowners needs for a simple, modern upgrade that still feels like our home on the inside. That’s exactly what we did. We remodeled the entry hallway, kitchen, living, bedrooms, bathrooms, painted the home in its entirety, laid new tiles and flooring, rewired the home and installed new electrical fittings throughout.

All in all this refreshed home now boasts an open plan living area that is generous with a nice outlook to the harbour, features a superb kitchen that flows out to the deck which is an absolute entertainers’ delight. 2 bedrooms and bathroom downstairs, on the upper level is the master bedroom & ensuite, a second lounge and a second bedroom.


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Hazelmere Road, Sandringham

Out with the old, in with the new

Here once stood the original residential property built in the 1950’s, 837m2 land area, 539m2 floor area, single storey home with 5 bedrooms and ample parking for its time. In recognising the house had become a little shabby and outdated both on the outside and on the inside, homeowners decided it was the right time to bring about a new lease of life to their residential property.

Having such a large piece of land at their disposal, homeowners sought advice from architectural designers who formulated and proposed plans to simultaneously renovate the existing house and build a brand new home at the rear of property – thus maximising the land available. They also felt very strongly about the type of builder they wanted for their project, a team with a sound reputation, a team they could trust and have faith in, a team that focused on quality workmanship, a team that delivers. They elected BCG CONSTRUCTION to undertake both projects – full renovation and new home build.

Here now stands the fully renovated home at the fore, the new 2 storey home positioned at rear of property with its brick exterior, Colorsteel corrugated roofing, aluminium joinery, double glazed windows and double garage. Located on the ground floor are 3 bedrooms, lounge and sitting room, 2 bathrooms and laundry. Upstairs gives way to a generous master bedroom with ensuite, living, dining, kitchen sprawling out to an ample deck with a fantastic outlook.


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Castledine Crescent, Glen Innes

Connected by a concrete spine wall, these modern architecturally designed units are ready to rock in Auckland. The two main box volumes of each home interconnect to create a superb split-level layout. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms promise ease and convenience. Each dwelling mirrors the other. Open-plan living awaits at ground level. Polished concrete is smooth underfoot. Well-selected fixtures and finishes offer modern flair. The kitchen and scullery are designed for entertaining. A glass slider fosters flow to the alfresco patio and large lawn. Heading back into the heart of the home, a feature staircase basks in light from a central gallery. This opens to a private deck that’s sheltered from the elements on three sides. It also serves one of the bedrooms. The second and master bedrooms boast their own private decks with views. The chic master ensuite is a spacious retreat with large grey floor tiles. A wall of intricate white tiles creates a textural backdrop to the bathing area with its open shower and luxurious stand-alone bathtub.


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Convoy Lane, Otahuhu

Two storey, standalone, access via shared driveway makes life very easy. Each of these homes have been tailored to suit the taste of modern discerning young professionals and families. Blessed with open plan living, dining and kitchen the space is perfect for entertaining family & friends. Charming with polished wooden floors and high ceilings it is easy to see why this home is attractive, there is also heat pump to keep you warm through the colder months. There are three bedrooms with two of them massive doubles – enough space for the whole family!

Indoor/outdoor flows through the living area onto a low maintenance yard which catches all of the afternoon/evening sun, perfect for al fresco dining or entertaining friends and family. There is enough garden space for the kids to play but not take up your whole weekend it’s a win – win!

Ideally situated in a very desirable street and pocket of Otahuhu, this is a home that often sought and seldom found.

Motorway access north and south, good access to main arterials east and west is close. All the entertainment and shopping at Sylvia Park and Otahuhu village are a short drive away as well as the sports center and new train and bus transport hub.


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Apirana Ave, Glen Innes

Time and tide never wait, so for a home that solves your stepping stone moment, this freehold architecturally designed house with views out onto Apirana Reserve is one to move quickly on. Modern and easy to live in, this near new two-storey 2018 built home – one of two – is the ideal setup for downsizers, busy professional couples or sociable singles looking for the ultimate sophisticated bachelor pad.

Front entrance and bedroom accommodation from the upper floor incorporates a passageway leading off to the three double bedrooms – one with exterior access to a balcony. The master has a dazzling feature wall complementing the abundant green-scape beyond and a smart ensuite comprises frameless glass shower with monsoon overhead. A fully tiled family bathroom has a bathtub in addition to the vanity and separate shower. The ground floor is an inviting combination of spaciously elegant step-down living artfully divided from the dining area by a waist height toughened glass wall. Doors slide back to entice you and your guests outside for al fresco use all day long. The kitchen has the added bonus of a dual-purpose scullery/laundry and the engineered stone benchtops, gas cooking and subway tile splashback blend practical function and good looks.

The deck, patio and lawns are all surrounded by beautifully landscaped low maintenance gardens and the privacy, shelter and sunshine combines to create a captivating outdoor retreat. Tandem carport parking and entirely fenced to keep little people and animals corralled – this is a place you can truly relax within. Close to St Heliers Bay Road for your daily commute and handy also for train and bus transport with the Eastridge shopping mall and Glen Innes shopping precinct nearby also.


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Aramoana Avenue, Devonport

Challenge presented, redesign and build a new home on a smaller elevated site to fit effortlessly in Devonport, one of Auckland’s most historic suburbs. Bearing in mind, very passionate and well versed in building process – homeowners accomplished three new home builds and 6 or 7 renovations in as many years.

The design necessitated forethought in terms of space and functionality for the family, how best to maximise indoor and outdoor areas, and take advantage of the sun. Owners wanted a high quality build without over-extending capital which meant we needed to achieve the right proportions, and some indulgence allowed for the right materials.

Crafted with sensibility and functionality in mind, this two level home is set to impress the moment you step through the front door. The heart of the residence is filled with an abundance of north facing light and opens to a superb open plan kitchen, dining and living areas, with a natural flow to the deck and outdoor courtyard. At the opposite end of the is the study, media room and single garage. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms plus a master bedroom with ensuite, each having a nice view of the city and harbour bridge. Flexibility in the design allowed family to build a little trap door between the children’s bedrooms – a fun play space and connectivity with each other.

The Devonport home is a true reflection of how you can utilise space on small size – shows how urban living can still facilitate family living.

“If we were to build again, would we use BCG – definitely. I think it’s that mix of managing our budgets and quality of build, and the relationship with everyone at BCG”.

One year on, homeowners have again, commission BCG GROUP to fulfil the design & build of another new home.


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