Savcorp, Neil & Adam Saville

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Previously working as a labour hire building company with many local building firms, they have decided that 2018 is the year they will use their skills and the extensive experience of their team of qualified associated tradesmen to offer clients a custom build service. Chrissy Jones had the pleasure of viewing their all new display home at 12 Summer Circuit, Lake Cathie.

For sale and found in the new residential sub-division that is Seawide Estate, the home is in an ideal location; just 600 m to the beach via a boardwalk through the lush coastal rainforest, nearby medical centre, school and the shopping precinct of Lake Cathie. A modern design that will appeal to most, the theme is relaxed, seaside living at its best.

Attention to design detail, the excellent choice of high quality materials and inclusions results in a well thought out floor plan that takes full advantage of its footprint.

From first view the home is a stand out in its surrounds, with fully landscaped gardens, exposed aggregate drive leading to a double garage with auto panel lift door, angled roof lines and an eye-catching mix of exterior finishes, including face and rendered brick and James Hardie Sycon Axon vertical cladding.

A tiled entrance portico welcomes you and has an interesting feature – a patterned tile taking the visual form of a mat; this kickstarts the relaxed feel of this contemporary beachside home.

Entry is via a solid face, timber glass framed door with highlight window above that allows the entry hall to be flooded with natural light.  Solid Blackbutt hardwood strip flooring brings the sophistication and warmth of real timber underfoot throughout the living areas.


Left of entry is the carpeted master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in his/hers robe. Spacious, the master has two vertical panel windows along with a landscape high set window placed above the bedroom setting; all are fitted with plantation shutters, to allow light and airflow.  The adjoining en-suite has a wall hung vanity with a reconstituted polished stone Quantum Quartz bench top and mirror above. A shower recess with frameless glass screen, stainless steel rope shower rose and feature tile wall housing a recess for shampoos and the like complements the crisp white wall tiles.

Continuing on through the hallway; to the right is an internal access to the double garage, that also has access to the rear yard and a storage alcove; to the left is the three doored linen press and on to the home’s media room, that could also be a fourth bedroom if desired.


Open plan, the kitchen, dining, lounge and outdoor alfresco combine superbly to create a wonderful space that boasts high raked ceilings that add to the spacious, relaxed vibe.

Ideal for the home cook, the kitchen is a fantastic layout; everything is conveniently placed and readily at hand. A reconstituted polished stone Turino Quantum Quartz island bench sections the kitchen and also acts as a breakfast bar one side and houses the double stainless steel sink with flick mixer, under bench dishwasher and a microwave nook and storage cupboards.

Further cabinetry along the eastern wall of the kitchen also has extra wide reconstituted polished stone Turino Quantum Quartz bench-tops. Centrally placed is the Westinghouse electric oven and cook-top with range-hood; a set of three deep, soft close drawers placed either side offer up plenty of storage, along with a bank of overhead cabinets – all have Laminex Ghost Gum fronts.

A clever wall hung pantry is an eye-catcher in the kitchen, being a velour finished laminate in a contrasting colour to other cabinetry. The pantry provides not only a convenient spot for cooking condiments, but by being placed on a feature wall of horizontally laid Hardie V groove, it is a talking point. Further cabinetry above and alongside the refrigerator space, including a second pantry for storage of appliances, has been incorporated in the kitchen design.

The dining and combined lounge room open out through a double glass sliding door on to the outdoor alfresco area that has textured, non-slip tiles underfoot.  Ideal for entertaining family and friends in a peaceful setting, the outdoor area is complete with a good size back yard and Colorbond fence on the perimeter.


Tucked away to the left of the living area, a hallway leads to the family bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC and laundry. Bedrooms two and three are mirror image. Being a good size, they are very comfortable, fully carpeted, each has a built-in wardrobe, large window with both sheer and block-out blinds and downlighting.

Servicing the family bedrooms is a luxuriously appointed bathroom. A freestanding bath grandly sits below a set of opaque windows and has its own bulk head ceiling dividing the room from above. Wall mounted vanity, a corner shower recess with frameless glass screen and rope shower rose all add to the luxury. Feature tile skirting, comprising three layers of charcoal tiles, adds a striking contrast to the crisp white of the wall tiling.

The laundry is also a wonderful part of the home – very well designed, with ample storage including a broom cupboard and under bench cabinets. A deep oval laundry tub with flick mixer complements the feature tiled splash back of the wet area. An opaque glass door conveniently provides access to the rear yard and drying area. The laundry is easily closed off at the end of the hallway via a sliding cavity door when not in use.

Overall, the home is a wonderful design by local award winning building designers Collins W Collins, suited to a growing family or a couple who love to entertain.

The SAVCORP Builders’ display home showcases the quality build that has earned them an enviable reputation as custom home builders across the Mid North Coast. Move in and enjoy coastal, relaxed living, or buy as an investment property with a great rental return. Call Neil Saville on 0427 524 961 to arrange a viewing of 12 Summer Circuit, Lake Cathie.

Tell us about your business.  

We are a father and son team, Neil and Adam Saville, trading as Savcorp Building. The company has been operating for four years; Neil has been in the building game since 1973 and has a wealth of experience working with builders on the Mid North Coast during that time, from Forster to Nambucca Heads. Neil was construction manager for a major local building company for nine years. We decided to expand our labour hire contract team, which has worked for local builders including Brandon Calder Homes and Riba Homes and form Savcorp Building and offer custom built homes to clients, hence our display home here in Lake Cathie.

Since establishing the company, we have branched out from Port Macquarie, forming crews in the Taree and Forster regions. Adam manages the southern division and supplies labour to around 50 new homes per year.

What do you specialise in? 

Mostly labour hire up until now for other builders or owner-builders, but we now do renovation and custom builds for our own clients. A part of the labour hire branch of our business has been commercial building works. One project that we are particularly proud of is the recent completion of Laurieton Lakeside Retirement Village. We supplied carpentry labour for Stokes Wheeler, a Brisbane based company. We are currently quoting on carpentry for Pozieres RACF, an 80 bed nursing home for Wollam Constructions, another Brisbane based company building in Port Macquarie.  This is an example of big construction companies using local tradesmen.

We have a large team of people that enables us to do lots of different projects; 14 employees, including sub-contractors, and we also use many local tradesmen. All products are sourced locally for our builds.

What are some of the key features of the home?

Location would be paramount. Being a short 600 metres from Rainbow Beach via a leisurely rainforest boardwalk, close to the medical and shopping centre, and the school is nearby as well. The estate itself is in a vast brand new development.  Collins W Collins designed the home and Michelle from Designing Divas helped with the final layout of the kitchen and the colour scheme and all selections; the home has been very well thought out. It has been custom designed and custom built.

It is a family home, with three bedrooms and media room which can easily be a fourth bedroom. It has open plan living, high raked ceilings; the unusual design of the kitchen is a standout. Blackbutt strip flooring is also great. Caesar stone bench-tops, top quality inclusions throughout and the home is also fully landscaped.  Basically, there is nothing for the new owner to do – just move in and make it their home.

How do you support the local area?

Apart from employing locals and using local suppliers, we sponsor a lot of sporting teams.

How do we contact Savcorp Builders?

Ring Neil on 0427 524 961or check out our website. We will sit down with you and talk about your options and custom build from your ideas. Both of us will be with you every step of the way; we spend the time to make our clients’ building experience a great one. We are happy to discuss your ideas for your new home and can also suggest some practical building considerations for any existing plans you may have. Or, we can help you produce plans ready for Council approval and provide you with a building quote. A meeting with us could save you time, frustration and money, PLUS have you moving into your custom built home sooner than you thought possible.

Thanks Neil.

Photos by Jeremy Rogers Photography.

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