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Colonial-style homes with a touch of class

The first view of a David Wraight home sets it in a bygone era - but a closer look reveals the subtle interjection of modern design, materials and finishes which bring the home well into this century.David Wraight villas feature a roofline and exterior design along the classic lines of yesterday, complete with scrolls, finials and other character touches that makes them truly majestic.A large part of this majesty is due to the use of quality building products including the Envira Weatherboard System. David Wraight is enthusiastic about Envira, saying: “The product and the service is top notch. It all comes on time and is packed with everything together. It’s easy to install, which makes the process of weatherboarding our homes enjoyable.” His homes feature Envira’s finger-jointed rusticated weatherboards. This profile of weatherboard has a wider, flat finish that is in keeping with the style of a colonial home. Choosing finger-jointed timber means straight, defect-free boards that come in long, six-metre lengths – hence fewer joins for lovely, smooth walls.David also uses timber components from the Envira system, not just for the natural aesthetics but for a watertight finish which lasts. These timber components include scribers (that fit snugly into the weatherboards and act as an accurate measuring tool for installation), window sills, facing boards (surrounding the windows), and Niagara’s timber fascia.Based in Marlborough, David Wraight Villas is expanding into transportable cottages so their homes can now be moved to other regions and enjoyed New Zealand-wide.http://davidwraightcottages.co.nz/