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Our Finishing & Specifications

All product choices and construction methods at Árbol have come with heavy scrutiny. Your home should be easy to maintain, so we have done the leg work to source and work with trusted materials that offer longevity, reduced maintenance, low-toxicity and environmental responsibility for you most important asset.

Please note some specifications may vary between models.


LMA feature wall: These are reclaimed and sustainably sourced hardwood timbers from Australia.

Australia has 6,000,000 timber power poles in service. With the average life for a power pole of 30 years, there are 200,000 poles available for recycling each year. One power pole is approx. 150LM or almost enough to cover our Rata entry gable area.

These dense and closed cell timbers require less maintenance and have a expected 40 year life.

Our preferred choice is Spotted Gum for it's beautiful texture, detail and colouring.

Full timber cladding is available on request.

Walls & Roofing

To complement our timber features we utilise ColorCote iron walls and roofing. This brand offers incredible durability in the all climates of New Zealand, whether that's the harsh summers or freezing cold of Central Otago, or the salty beach side of the Coromandel.

You can chose from Trim/Five Rib or Corrugate profiles as standard.

Euro Tray or True Oak Corrugate options can also be specified for additional cost.

Trim Rib


Window Joinery

Poor performing joinery and glazing is one of the primary contributors to high energy costs. Featuring a 70mm five chamber profile, our uPVC outperforms any standard or
thermally broken Aluminium joinery on the market.

uPVC is also durable, long lasting, it won't rot, rust, corrude of fade.

All builds include Black Ash, Anthracite, or Golden Oak joinery with Viridian Low-E Lightbridge Double Glazing as standard.

Triple glazing or timber windows are available for additional cost.


All our homes feature a centrally ducted, Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery system (MVHR).

This system continuously removes moisture and stale air, while returning filtered fresh air and captures up to 90% of heat on the exhaust cycle and returns it to the environment - this includes the heat from cooking, and showering.

It has filters to remove smells, pollen & dust.

This leads to reduced energy costs and a cleaner healthier and more comfortable environment inside your home.

Meltem passive certified M-WRG II are included on all 1-bed models.
Larger Brink Flair 225 units are included on all 2-bedroom models.

Heating & Cooling

Our homes are built to be low-energy consumption. You don't need much to warm them up quickly and keep the heat in.

All our 2-bedroom models include a Mitsubishi Heatpump.

Our 1-bedroom units don't include a heating source but we can offer wall panel heaters or a small Heatpump as required.

Learn more about our low-energy design & construction over at The Árbol Difference


Karndean Rigid Core is a performance, timber look, click together flooring system, that eliminates the need for toxic glues.

It is waterproof and suitable for all wet areas including bathrooms, kids & pet friendly, easy clean, and eco-friendly.

The Van Gogh Range celebrates the intrinsic character and rich diversity of colour, tone, and texture of the world's most beautiful timbers.

Spotted Gum, French Oak, and Nocturne are our favorites.

As standard Karndean is used in our living, kitchen, and hallway areas.

Learn more about Karndean Van Gogh Rigid Core

French Oak

Northern Spotted Gum

Nocturne Oak

NZ Wool Carpet

For our bedroom and loft areas we choose high-quality God Frey Hurst Enchant carpets.

NZ wool, cut pile twist, 38 oz.
Client favorites are Silver Chalice, Woodland, Cinder.

Learn more about the Godfrey Hurt Enchant series here

* You can substitute carpet for Karndean in all rooms, if preferred.

Silver Chalice




All our classic series bathrooms feature tiled floors, shower, and skirting.

Soft under cabinet lighting

Greens Volt series tapware features throughout, including a slider shower with rainfall head.

Finishing colours include Chrome, Black, Gunmetal and Brass.

Stein wall hung vanity with dual handless draws, in a choice of light timber, black or white.

Rata features a 750mm wide unit
Pohutukawa, Beech & Totara are 950mm.

Addesso form flushing toilet included.

Cinderella incinerating toilet optional add-on for off grid placement.

Underflooring heating is an optional add-on.

Vanity Colours

Light Timber



Internal Linings

Your choice of stunning Birch Ply ceilings and walls or a mixture of GIB plaster and paint.

Negative detail as shown is an optional upgrade.


Function, durability and aesthetics all meet in harmony.

Melamine foil wrapped doors & panels. Hafelle German engineered soft close hardware.

Selection of French oak (pictured), satin white, or charred oak finishing all included. Engineered stone benchtop in Selene, Santorini, Slate.

Breakfast bar island included with Pohutukawa, Beech & Totara models.

Stefano half circle handles in a variety of colours.
Stainless steel sink.
Cutlery insert.

Rata L

2-Bedrooms Models

This is an optional upgrade to our standard Rata Kitchen. Featuring a pull-out pantry for plenty of storage.

All 2-bedroom models come as standard with a breakfast island.


Included with builds:

Haier 60cm oven with air fry function in all models.
Full details

Haier 4-burner induction top included with Pohutukawa, Beech and Totara models.
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Vogue 2-burner included with Rata.

* We can swap to gas cooktops if preferred.

Not included:
- Fischer & Paykel single dish draw (requires L or breakfast configuration).
- Fridge.
- Washing machine & dyer.

Lighting & Electrical

We use quality Legrand & Hugo lighting and fittings.

Energy efficient LED downlights and soft strip lighting feature throughout the home.

Ample power sockets including a selection with USB charging ports.

Choice of black or white fixtures.