Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oriental Parade

Another total renovation project, plus new double garaging with a deck over. A stones throw from Oriental Parade.
The location of the this property alone puts it into the $1.5million dollar + bracket ... (before reno's). Apon completion this home will have 4bedr'ms, master with ensuite, new kitchens (1 up 1 down), a downstairs bathroom, and loads of storage space, including a new double garage and deck over. Studs heights are 3.0m and 2.9m. Views towards the city and pavillion make this an attractive location with loads of sun.
Under the Building Act 2004 Building Consents for 'Alterations' work can only be given if the LTA (Local Territorial Authority) is satified that the building will comply 'as nearly as reasonably practical' to the New Zealand Building code and to at least the same extent as before the Alteration. To read the Building Act 2004 (reprinted 7July2010) online go here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wadestown renovations

A Wadestown Residences proposal to extend upwards and outwards a little with a total refurbishment planned to its interior and exterior.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spa & BBQ Shelter


Sketch images before construction

After Construction

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A deck and roof pergola addition, with a little 'photo-matching' of part of the existing house.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bathroom Alterations

A few sketchy images of a proposed Ensuite Bathroom upgrade.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Construction Tips

Ensure either the pre-nailed truss or frame manufacture / supplier or builder takes their own site measured dimensions where required, that way there is no come back should you supply incorrect dimensions. Suppliers will often work off plans, but they should check all dimensions on site (C.O.S) themselves, or make it your builders responsibility. The Pre-Nailed Roof & Frame supplier made two roof trusses on our house the wrong size, as well as having a few studs in the wrong place, and as a consequence they were required to send a builder at their own expense for two days to fix up their mistakes. If I supplied 'as-built' dimensions it would have been at my cost to rectify the framing.

Building Contracts and Specifications (if signed) will often state the responsibilities of the "contractors"

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Contract Draughtsman

For Contract draughting opportunities contact me via email. / or
  • You must be residing in NZ. Wellington.
  • Have your own CAD station.
  • Be prepared to wk remotely.
  • Contactable on a daily basis.
  • Send CV, ref's, exp. work examples. photos via email,

Look forward to hearing from you soon.