If you had grown up with Lockwood, you probably live in a house with wooden light polyurethane walls and a ceiling – Lockwood was a standard for decades.
In recent years, the traditional appearance has given priority to white hair.
But for the time being, Taupō franchises have pushed the borders of Peter Richards to build a very different house. It opened its show two weeks ago, Lockwood's construction system and low maintenance exterior still remain, but similarities end.
Richards Lockwood's largest franchise service – it's been building homes for almost 36 years. And he knows his market.
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"It's a powerful Taupo, because it has taken us to places like big cities and Cambridges," he says. "It's also seen in the Taupo market, and most of my businesses are holiday houses and retired homes. Nearly 20 percent of our new homes are for Taupō residents.
"I try to change the direction of Lockwood (Taupō), which is where our market is. I want to show people who can think outside the square. Lockwood's interior is not a polyurethane or a blond, it can be completely personalized. It just opens them and it's already interesting at home. "
Richards has a birthday card with his birthday. "It's been a couple of years since I built a house in a house (not a Lockwood), they decided to build a new home, see this, and build it from Lockwood."
The main differences about Taupo's house are in-house materials and finishes. Outside, Lockwood maintains a low maintenance wall because it is "what people want". This house is covered with neutral and black glass lights.
"Holidaymakers do not want to be a break when they're doing things for home, and older people want small maintenance, they can be cleaned as a car, they need it all."
Richards worked with an interior designer to showcase different material from different suppliers, but the wood is associated with stone. The wooden walls of the home and master suit are painted. But there are also roofed sites. The concrete porcelain that surrounds the fireplace is made of black tiles and the living room has a frame wall.
"We also painted stone beams, chests and stalks, and the ceilings hang with them."
A wall between the main room and the family room-kitchen contains theoretical traces that brick repeats, with two bedrooms and bathrooms with back walls that have darkened the walls.
The kitchen has an armchair on the island of Silestone and is a cabin to collect black huts and black huts. With parquets, it is brown with oak floors.
Other features include black steel with modern textures, blue painted sliding doors and an oval bed bath with a massive 140kg composite stone. Bathrooms have porcelain-like tiled panels, from 1.2 m to 2.4 m. The bathroom is full of black tiles and is gold-plated.
Lockwood's marketing director, Victoria Jessop, still reveals the inner polyurethane wood. One of these houses is part of the ReadyBuilt portable carrier that now offers the company. However, one of the biggest dealers in the company's collection is the family-owned family Lifestyler, usually with long wooden hair.
The new "house hill" of Taupō will, however, promote alternatives. Richards will be open for the first time in the afternoon.