Allco Projects - Mahuika House

Mahuika House

Project Requirements

Residential Property mitigating challenges of dense native bush and the existing stream.

Industry Sector



Allco’s Volclay Range

Project Details

Project Name: Mahuika House

Applicator: MPM Waterproofing

Builder: Lindesay Construction Ltd

Products Used: Volclay Voltex, Volclay Swelltite 

Completed: February 2021

The Project 

Located on scenic Waiheke Island, this phenomenal project was designed by Daniel Marshall Architects. The house was built alongside the ridge-line in parallel to the coast, stepping down in a total of 4 levels with the swimming pool under the main pavilion; parallel to the stream.

Named Mahuika House after the Māori Goddess of Fire following an accidental fire that tore through the house, destroying the two upper pavilions but leaving the lower concrete pavilions almost undamaged just weeks before completion. The house was rebuilt and completed in February 2021.

This gorgeous project exemplifies sustainable construction and can be entirely self-sufficient, with its own sewage treatment and a large solar system to provide power.

Allco’s Volclay product range was the preferred tanking membrane for this project, with Volclay and Swellite used across backfilled walls, underslabs and footings.