Many local businesses have adapted to a new normal over the last few months, and one standout has been the virtual reality options that are attached to the Golden Homes Show Home on the corner of McPherson and Karaka roads.
Whilst you may not be able to attend the show home physically, or even if restrictions allow don’t feel comfortable doing so, you can wander around it from the comfort of your own living room with such realism, you can even measure everything as you go!
The advantage of choosing a Golden Home starts right in its bones. Every Golden Home is built from an exceptional framework comprising of ZOG® steel frames which in the devastating situation of a fire do not ignite or add fuel to a fire.
“When an arson attack destroyed the last show home in 2018, it was obvious to see the benefits of the steel framing. The original timber ceiling battens were completely burnt out, but apart from some minor scarring, the steel framing and the roof were largely undamaged” says David Grigor of Golden Homes Counties. “Steel ceiling battens and flame retardant roof paper are part of the current standard specification which further mitigates the risk of fire damage. Steel framing makes such a sensible choice for New Zealand conditions. It is strong, durable, and dry to build with, and of course the steel is made here in NZ.”
David, along with his wife Donna, have represented Golden Homes in the Counties area since 1996. They have an in-depth knowledge of all things building and have seen the whole process come a long way.
“People used to come to a show home, view a lot of standard plans on the wall, pick one and we would build it for them’ These days, a lot more is done interactively online and about 80% of what we do is not standard, and we usually draw the plans up from scratch. Our online virtual tour is amazing and allows people to experience all the benefits a Golden Home offers from the comfort of their current home.”
Using the technology of VirtualPro New Zealand, the leaders in 3D immersive marketing, the tour of the show home allows you to zoom in and out, walk from one end to the other, view the floor plan, view the tiny details like light fittings and appliances and enjoy a full 360 degrees view of every room either in sequence or jump from room to room. Perhaps the most impressive feature is the ability to measure any point to point in each room for an instant, accurate measurement.
“Using the instant measurement tool allows you to see what Golden Homes features you want in your house but let us know if they need to be smaller of bigger to suit. Many subdivisions these days have constraints and it can be heart-breaking to discover this after the purchase of a section.”
The five bedroom show home is built to the Golden Homes ‘Phoenix’ plan with a floor area of 397m². The plan offers maximised indoor/ outdoor flow and highlights all the stand out features of a Golden Home. Built to the Golden series specification and detail as displayed in the show home, including floor coverings & window treatments it offers incredible value at less than $1,526 per square meter.
“In today’s market, pricing is a key feature, we believe what we offer is one of the best price to meterage ratios around.”
Just good old-fashioned value for money, honest advice, and a true-blue kiwi product that having stood the test of time, the ability to view the Golden Homes Drury show home online when, where and with whom you want means a more relaxed experience for everybody.
But don’t just take our word for it, take the tour, and put you and your family on the path to a better home you own, a Golden Home.