Construction Specs

Think Ockham and you possibly think brick. It's no secret we favour classic timeless materials, partly because they're enduring and low maintenance, partly because they look beautiful.

Manaaki is faithful to our blueprint, but with a tweak. We wanted it to look different. We wanted it to look light. And so our achitectural team began looking at glazed, glossy bricks and a pastel colour palette – baby blue, mint green, pink, lilac and lemon.

The colours are reminiscent of the five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riveria, but also a world heritage treasure closer to home. These vibrant colours were also used here at home in Napier on their gorgeous art deco buildings following the 1931 earthquake.

Our commitment to quality...

  • Built to the latest engineering and earthquake standards
  • Exterior walls constructed of:
    - selected glazed bricks over a 50mm cavity and timber framing
    rendered concrete block
  • Foundations: concrete slab on concrete ground beams
  • Structure: precast concrete and concrete block load-bearing walls with concrete mid-floors
  • Roof: profile metal roof with powder-coated finish
  • Balustrades: powder coated aluminium 
  • Concrete balconies with solid timber decking
  • Hot water – a central system provides unlimited, individually metered hot water to apartments, providing energy savings and maximising internal space
  • Double glazing

Interior detailing

Ockham attention to detail

  • Ceilings generally 2.7m stud
  • Over-height internal doors: 2.2m
  • Solid 13mm GIB® walls
  • LED lighting
  • 100% solution-dyed nylon carpet
  • Quality wardrobe organisers
  • Wired for fibre

Contemporary kitchens

  • Quality New Zealand-made kitchens with soft-close drawers
  • Engineered stone benchtops
  • Tiled splashbacks
  • Appliance package includes oven, induction cooktop, dishwasher, rangehood and washer/dryer combo
  • Methven tapware
  • Externally vented rangehoods

Elegant bathrooms

  • Porcelain floor and shower wall tiles
  • New Zealand-made vanities and medicine cabinets
  • Heated towel rails
  • Frameless glass shower screens with custom-made, stainless steel New Zealand-manufactured shower bases