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Thu, 11 Nov 2021
New Zealanders’ favourite DIY show, The Block NZ descended upon Auckland’s inner west this year, to make its distinctive mark on the desirable seaside suburb of Point Chevalier. Season 9 of the show has brought us some of the most impressive architecturally-designed homes The Block NZ has ever seen. The four homes fitted out by teams Connie and Rach, Meg and Dan, Dylan and Keegan, and Tim and Arty are expected to fetch the highest amount of any Block property to date.
Teams faced the usual challenges, tough rules and budget constraints we’re used to and through it all produced some outstanding work resulting in four stunning homes. Throughout the season there were all the dramas, tension, tears and backstabbing that viewers love to witness, along with plenty of comedy, trickery and some lifelong friendships made and sealed.
The show is known for producing builds of a high standard, using quality materials supplied by generous sponsors keen to showcase their products. Dominator was once again on board, teaming up with Dominator Central & West (Garage Doors Auckland Ltd) to supply all four teams with beautiful Valero garage doors in their choice of colours from the range. Each door has insulation to help prevent heat and sound transfer into and out of the home and is paired with a Secure opener, giving the new homeowners the confidence of a well-protected garage and home. John Moroney of Dominator Central & West worked alongside the producers of the show to organise a garage door for each team, deciding on Insulated Valero doors as a strong and beautiful complement to the homes. After an inspection of each site, John liaised with Peter Wolfkamp to ensure the garages were prepared for a seamless installation. John says "The Wolf" was absolutely on the ball to get the sites up to speed and the installations ran smoothly to plan.
Due to restrictions caused by the COVID lockdown, The Block houses have been silently auctioned, with the winner of the $100,000 grand prize set to be revealed this Sunday. Make sure you tune in to TV3 for the big reveal! Let's take a look at what the teams produced.
Connie joined Rach at week three after lockdown restrictions prevented the original contestant Janah from returning to the show. The women created a light, bright and airy interior with standout textural inclusions. Pops of dark green, beautiful large format tiles and feature lighting are a highlight of the home, which is the only one of the four to have its own driveway. Connie and Rich chose Titania for their Valero, a beautiful white to match the exterior of their project.
Married couple Meg and Dan's house boasts four bedrooms, loads of street appeal and a wrap-around deck. Inside, the team has created a neutral palette with soft greens and a Japan-meets Hamptons vibe, utilising pale timbers and black highlights, punctuated with brass fittings throughout. The couple went with Colorsteel® Cloud for their Valero garage door, a soft cream to complement the matte exterior.
The dark exterior of Dylan and Keegan's house is matched inside with a mix of darker timbers and moody features. The look is warm, bold and textural, yet muted and modern with pops of green and dark blue. The brothers included some cool technology in the kitchen, an impressive ensuite bathroom and a courtyard with the lot. A FlaxPod® Matte Valero garage door completes the dark theme and helps to make the yellow front door pop.
Lifelong friends Tim and Arty have created a sophisticated yet homely interior with warm wood tones featuring throughout, notedly an outstanding solid master bedhead. Greens play a big part in the colour palette, along with black and neutral shades, natural fibres and gallery walls. The home has that all-important indoor-outdoor flow to the large and private deck and the dark exterior of the home is stunning alongside the pair's chosen Valero in FlaxPod® Matte.
Want to create your own fabulous Dominator look? You can contact John Moroney of Dominator Central & West on 022 362 7212. Or contact your local dealer for personalised service and locally made garage doors.