Late last year we moved into our fantastic house built by Keith Hay Homes Hamilton branch with Robert Smith at the helm, what a pleasure he was to deal with as were all the contractors and staff at this branch.
Quinton Presloo at Drury branch was our first contact and helped us get the whole thing off the ground, what a great representative of KHH he was.
Though it took longer than we hoped, the quality of the build has been up to our high expectations and we now live in a Horizon home from the architects series and its everything we hoped for.
"Steve Rofe and his team constructed our Keith Hay home at Bulls. We wanted a nice warm low maintenance small home, a nest for our old age We love the open plan no waste space design. We purchased the section at Springvale, Whanganui in June 2016 and construction was commenced in September. At the same time we started a 6 x 12 metre shed on our section. The house was delivered 12 June 2016 a few days after we had completed the shed. The last 18 months have been busy, building decks, pergola, skirting around house base, fences, drives and paths and developing the section, work that is still under progress. Our new home has lived up to our expectations, sunny, warm, spacious and convenient. Was great doing business with Keith Hay Homes."
My Uncle - Rueben Clive Hiscock worked for Keith Hay Homes for over 40 years in Rotorua - he even received a gold watch.
Here is a picture and story of my Grandmas house in 70 Orkney Rd, Mt Maunganui - the photo is from the 1950's.
This is from 10 years ago. One of the last original baches at Mount Maunganui, sitting untouched for 30 years, is being auctioned at the end of this month.
The solid two bedroom home has a rustic 1950s feel about it - but today cobwebs hang from holes in the ceiling, dust covers the window panes and lawns crawl up visitors' shins.
Children in the neighbourhood had taken the opportunity to build a treehouse in the gum tree that the occupant, Florence Kate Moores, once planted.
The nostalgic bach in Orkney Rd has not been lived in since 1979. Real estate salesman Peter George said the house definitely had a unique feel.
"During my 17 years in real estate, I have never had to sell anything like this. There are only about 10 of these in the Mount," he said.
Originally built in Rotorua in 1950 by the former owner Rueben Hiscock, the house was transported to its present location, only a five-minute walk from the beachfront.
"He did a fabulous job with the house; he was a perfectionist with the work that he did. Dad always used to say that the house was 'the Mount's first transportable home'," said Rueben and Joy Hiscock's daughter
" Keith Hay Homes did two things which stand out for our family, firstly they exceeded our expectations in customer service & secondly delivered a home that was better than what we originally envisaged. Our brief was not an easy one & there were delays with Council, as well as some unanticipated obstacles along the way, but the end result was truly worth the wait, fantastic use of space, great indoor outdoor flow & design flare. If we were to build again in the future, we would only use Keith Hay Homes."
My Son David Johnson and his family now live in a Keith Hay Home Built in 1961 in Kaikohe.
House as it is today pictured above. Still standing the test of time.
My parents bought a very basic 20’ by 40’ 2 bedroom house in 1954/1955 and had it transported to its current site at Gladstone Road, Northcote.
The black and white scanned photos show the house delivery and there’s an image of the house today.
The photos are dated 1954, the local traffic officer (pictured) was Mr Findlay who drove a Ford Coupe with a whip aerial.
The route from Mt Roskill must have been tortuous back then - via Riverhead and via Glenfield, Birkenhead and Onewa Road.