Category Archives: Construction Progress

Roseneath House Nearing Completion

Oct 2017

This one has been ongoing while for sometime but completion is in sight. Scaffold starting to come down around the exterior and a good amount of interior finishing is done. Internal joinery and immediate hardscaping around the house edges are on the way.

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‘Suitcase’ House All But Clad

Oct 2017

This small one bedroom house is not far from completion. Being that the owner works for an airline, the site overlooks Wellington Airport and Lyall Bay, and that the size of the house (51sqm incl. garage) reminds you of the luggage that fits conveniently in the overhead compartment of an aeroplane, the suitcase house might be a good name for this project.

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State House Addition & Alteration

May 2016

Here are some images from a project currently under construction in Porirua.

The addition is macrocarpa clad with timber joinery and painted panel infill. Part of the idea is that the raw timber will age nicely next to the older brick cladding of the original state house.

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Wilton Pop Top

Jun 2015

The alteration up in Wilton is cranking along. The guys on site got the roof on before the rough weather hit so the existing house was spared relying on tarps for the real cold stuff. Not far from being closed in, and the deck bridge structure is in place. Awesome day up on site for these pictures catching the last of the winter western sun.

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Studio closed in and nearing completion

Jan 2014

We’ve been working on the conversion of an garage to a 45m2 studio following a sketch design done by Gerald Melling. Its lofty 3.5m stud can be appreciated now the linings are on. Awaiting the final pieces mac trim, the exterior is almost complete. Geoff Askew and his team are doing a fine job.

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Almost Fully Closed In

Dec 2013

The main part of the exterior works are drawing to a close for the medical centre. Internal fitout is under way with much of the services going in. Shouldn’t be long till the scaffold is down and the bulk of the building will be properly seen for the first time. New street awning to come in the new year.

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Roof just about finished

Nov 2013

Last pieces of butynol to go down and the medical centre will be fully roofed.

Internal layouts for all floors taking shape, first fit for many of the trades about to take place so site is about to become very busy. Aim is to have all cladding and painting done before Christmas break so scaffolding can come down.

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Base Camp

Oct 2018

Base Camp is a house designed to be a hub. The idea is to create an environment which can switch between being a cosy dwelling to becoming the anchor point for visiting family who can camp around the edges of the building. Ablutions, kitchen, and living amenities can be accessed from multiple points outside and the living/kitchen/dining environment is set up to host bigger groups as needed. Hardscaped elements like decking and courtyards intersect and surround the floor plan which create multiple areas for recreation and relaxing on many sides of the building. The major axis of the building is oriented towards Mt Iron to the west while the minor north-south axis which houses the bedroom blocks helps reinforce and shape the various outdoor spaces.