A stunning build in the ever-growing suburb of Westmorland completed by McLeish Construction looks right at home on the top of the hill. The grand entranceway is eye-catching enough, but as the front door opens you see it is much more than an entranceway.
The stonework goes from the entrance exterior, right the way through the centre of the house and then back outside again. A two-sided fireplace utilises this stone feature, enhancing ambiance and the feature’s ingenuity further.
With four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three car garaging and every other conceivable essential, this home is clad in a mix of plaster, cedar and stone. “The team enjoyed the unique challenges and certain level of difficulty a hill build presents. It is always satisfying doing a build with excellent high-end products. The homeowners are very happy with the final product and my team is proud of the result,” says Hamish McLeish of McLeish Construction.
This architectural home was designed by Peter Hawtin and completed within nine months.
Licensed Building Practitioner Hamish McLeish has 20 years building experience. A family operated business, it has a reliable and enthusiastic team based predominantly in Canterbury and can cater to projects further afield.
“We take immense pride in the quality of workmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of our work and offer a ten-year guarantee. Our projects are completed on time and within budget by a team of qualified builders and apprentices.”
Angus and Laura Chisholm are the husband and wife team behind Angus Chisholm Builders. Angus has been in the building trade since he left school. That’s twenty years, a wealth of experience constructing everything from retaining walls and decks to architectural homes, townhouses and multi-unit buildings.
Not really content working for others, he branched out on his own early and has built a successful business, first as a sole trader then, in 2014, he incorporated the business with his wife, Laura.
Laura has a background in civil engineering, particularly water and waste-water reticulation. She has consulted for CCC and QLDC among others and has lots of experience designing and project managing the construction of waste-water systems, writing contracts and pricing.
Together, they have taken Angus Chisholm Builders to new heights. “We really do work well together. We understand all aspects of the building trade,” Angus says.
With Angus onsite, managing every project, overseeing his builders, apprentices, and subcontractors, and Laura handling the admin, accounts, and client liaison – and 3.5 children! – Angus Chisholm Builders is a smoothly run business well placed to complete any building project.
“We’re not scared of any job,” Laura says.
Hill sites – always a challenge – are no problem. Angus has built homes in Prebbleton, Lincoln, Rolleston and many other places, fitted seismic strengthening to a motel in Akaroa, and built pole sheds and other farm infrastructure.
A Registered Master Builder, Angus Chisholm Builders offers house and land packages from design to compliance and more, such as light commercial fitouts, fencing, landscaping, renovations, alterations and repairs.
Contact Laura on 022 477 8270 or visit www.anguschisholmbuilders.nz.
Landmark Homes Canterbury’s specialist hill building team has been in strong demand for the past three years. From Moncks Spur to Westmorland, it has worked on many projects, from bare land sites to ‘remove and rebuild’ projects.
“It takes a certain level of experience to get hill builds right, there are more complications on a hill site and it needs to be done correctly,” says Landmark Homes Canterbury Commercial Manager Coralie Pollard. “We have a full team working on smaller homes, apartments and townhouses to lifestyle homes and hill sites.
“’Stay in your neighbourhood’ is the new catch phrase for us at Landmark. For people who want to stay in their local areas (if they have children at local schools or enjoy the facilities around them) we offer a full remove and rebuild service; a step-by step process that allows you to live in the suburb of your choice, in the house of your choice,” Coralie explains.
Landmark Homes can take clients through the full design and build process, and work with a team of consultants which specialises in elevated sites. You can visit the new Landmark Homes ‘Leigh Design’ show home in Burwood, located at 31 Prestons Park Drive, Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Visitors are swept away by the clever design and layout, the spec and finishing, as well as the thoughtful interior design that makes it a dream home.