Light And Warm

Spratt Construction

Word of mouth is often how many builders find their work, and this was definitely the case for Spratt Construct, building this rural property in Te Kowhai for friends.

Kerrod Spratt and his wife returned home to New Zealand from the UK in 2015, and their soon-to-be clients bought some land and asked him to build their family home. “These guys were amazing to work and have become life-long friends,” he said.

Choosing a pavilion-style home with views over Mt Pirongia, there is a strong rustic element tied up in the detail with huge exposed trusses over the front of the outdoor area.

Using locally-sourced timber was also a bonus, and Kerrod described the homeowner as “the quintessential kiwi bloke” with a big utility shed built out the back as well – so he can tinker around with old cars and bits ’n pieces. Exterior cladding consists of Huntly clay brick with a bagged finish adding to that rustic look, and Abodo screening planks break up the overall profile of the house.



Inside this lovely new home, built for their new young family, there are a few new interesting features, with champagne-coloured tapware adding a feminine touch throughout the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. This was a suggestion by Kerrod after following an Australian company on Instagram that specialises in good quality tapware – “that’s something a little bit different.”

The kitchen is also a great size with plenty of overhead cupboards, which then leads into a scullery nook area, featuring timber laminate flooring through into the dining area. Closing off this space between living and dining is a large wooden barn-style door to match the exposed trusses on the gable end of the house.



Bathrooms are both spacious with the main one decked out in floor to ceiling tiles to give a seamless flow to the room. Kerrod finished the house with the client building the deck outside, and said he thrives on being able to create something that is so fulfilling. “That’s the most rewarding thing,” and now they have all become friends he can spend more time enjoying the house he built.

Spratt Construction has plenty of work on post Covid, with apartments in Cambridge to build shortly, followed by Kerrod’s own family home at Lake Karapiro. Project management is a pivotal part in Spratt Construct’s building and residential projects. From start to finish they narrow in on all of the important details to keep your project ticking along, including building consents and compliance sign-off once construction has come to an end.


Kerrod enjoys working with the clients to achieve their dream result.   Interior design is a passion of his and he spends hours looking at designs online. Every client has a vision of their dream home, yet, bringing this to life can be a daunting and overwhelming process. They have worked with architects to design a suite of modern contemporary homes for you to choose from to save you time and money, whilst still achieving your vision.