our projects

The majority of our builds are bespoke and designed to take full advantage of the sun, light, view and individual needs of our clients.  Each project is customised to the site, location and aspect of the landscape.  The natural strength and efficiency of timber means we can cater to all requirements including off grid options.

The following case studies are a sample of the type of projects that have taken these factors into consideration.

Mt Maunganui

The clients have spent their summers at Mt Maunganui ever since they were children.  They wanted to replace their old bach but still wanted the beach bach feel.   We built a 300m2 plus multi storied building that will provide holiday living with features that future proof this house including extra wide doorways and a lift.  The durability of the Intalok timber means the house will still look good and won’t  need redecorating when they retire to the Mount.  In the meantime they can enjoy the same relaxed feeling of a bach with all the convenience of modern living.

Whitianga Waterways

The client had a section in the Whitianga Waterways for their boat but wanted somewhere to stay for the times the boat was not in Whitianga but they didn’t want a house to take care of. 
We built them a series of buildings to fit in with the covenants, two 6m x 3m cabins and a utility with a small kitchen on one side and bathroom on the other.  Their glamping site can accommodate family and friends while taking the knocks of multiple visits without creating maintenance issues.  

Ohope

A long-time family Bach was the origin of this build when the owners decided to convert it into a permanent home.  The design brief was for the existing Bach to remain part of the house but to add bedroom, ensuite, kitchen, dining and lounge.  The Bach layout was redesigned to include a double garage and bathroom.  Extensive coastal views were utilised by including a mezzanine floor area in the addition with an elevated deck that has become a focal point of the home.  The use of open balustrading and laminated timber open tread stairs allows natural light to flood the area and highlight the natural warmth of the timber.

Taupo

This home was designed around the desire to operate a home-based business catering to local and international tourists.  The floor plan is divided by a drive through carport area.  One side of the building is a comfortable one-bedroom loft design and the opposite end has a studio area for presentations with a mezzanine floor that also doubles as an extra bedroom when required.  The bathroom area in this end of the home has been designed as an accessible WC area to comply with building code requirements for public use.  The 45° roof pitch with natural timber sarked ceilings throughout is a striking feature and creates a feeling of volume within the home that sits comfortably in its rural surroundings.

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