We focus on completing smaller local construction projects such as batches, tiny houses and barns where we can include heritage material. See below for some of our projects..
With the increased cost of building many people are looking at building small to keep mortgages low and or allow for lifestyle choices. A tiny house can also be a good option for a batch or as an additional residence or temporary residence on your building site. If you are looking for something with craftsmanship and character then we can work with you to create something unique for you.
Our tiny houses can be built on piles or on a trailer. We can help with engineering and council consent too.
See below for our prototype tiny house which incorporates reclaimed Hardwood decking, posts and rafters with Macrocarpa roof sarking and doors.
Our American Barn design has a range of possibilities. Use it as a covered outdoor area where you can do construction, gardening activities or woodwork and have an office upstairs. Go back to its traditional use and set it up to milk a cow or two downstairs with space for wash basin and feed storage and have upstairs as a hayloft sleeping space for your teenagers or guests. Put in some low walls, drop downs, a fireplace, basic kitchen and some bunk beds downstairs and you have a great glamping venue with luxury bedroom upstairs. Go the whole hog and convert it into a fully enclosed studio or small house.
We have used exposed, oiled Macrocarpa to bring warmth and colour into the build but this can be adjusted to meet your tastes.
Call Ralph on 027 7344854 to make an appointment to view or discuss how we can help make your barn ideas a reality.
Post and Beam Gazebo
A gazebo is a very affordable way to get additional living space with a view! We use reclaimed heritage timbers from NZ or USA. This example is made from recycled Douglas Fir. We have used Macrocarpa screening, clearlight and drop downs. Any structure >10m square with a roof needs consent and we are happy to help support you through this process.
We can design and make a post and gazebo of any size on site and transport it to your site for you and your builder to erect or we can do the raising for you.