Nestled in the community of Te Awamutu is an epic new build situated on 3,200m² of rural section. The family home has a timeless look with shingle roof, plastered walls, and copper lighting and spouting. Stylish copper feature lighting adorns the exterior, with bronze water features and large pots making a design statement against the paler exterior cladding.
“The client liked the ‘copper look’ without the cost of real copper,” says designer Daniel Kraayvanger, DK Designer Homes. As such, Marley Typhoon spouting and RP80 downpipes in Copper — part of Marley’s Stratus Design Series range — were ideal for continuing the on-trend copper features of the home.
Marley Typhoon spouting is an architectural half-round profile designed with a high front to conceal untidy rooflines. The spouting has a water capacity of 6100mm², which combined with it shape, delivers a flow rate of 87L/minute — enabling better management of sudden downpours, as well as decreasing the likelihood of leaf and sediment build-up.
In this project, the spouting provides an elegant copper look without the high maintenance and theft risk of metal copper spouting. The coloured external layer provides high UV and weather resistance, while the internal layer provides strength and minimises thermal expansion.
When asked if he would have done anything differently in the six months it took to build, the owner replied, "No, we wouldn't. We love it just the way it is."