NELSON: ROBERTS HOUSE
John Smithies, Scott Constructions Quantity Surveyor, and Harry Harrison, Site Foreman thrive on a challenge. Roberts House in Tahunanui did not upset.
At the start, they discovered an area of deep old fill combatted with deep piles that led to some tricky foundation work. Next, the duo had to deal to difficult access up a steep and narrow private lane. But the boys love these challenges and carefully managed the foundation work and all deliveries and traffic in a way that to avoided impact on the build process and little disruption to timeframes.
Working with Boulder Bank Architectural Design, Scott Construction managed the build for the client. They had worked with this client for many years as contractors on joint projects. Because the client liked Scott Construction’s standard of workmanship and the way we do business, we have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with them. We were pleased to learn that we were the obvious choice when it came to building their family home.
With large windows looking to the northwest, the 239m2 house was designed to take advantage of views from its elevated position. The split level design also accommodates a family, with function as well as aesthetics in mind. A play area by the bedrooms separate play from living when necessary. Vertical ship-lap cedar weatherboard clads the exterior and gives it a traditional look with a modern touch.
The build was completed in stages and the clients took ownership of the “shell” in June of 2015, on time, which is always something front of mind for Scott Construction when building a family home. The client then completed the fit-out themselves. We then moved our work outdoors to focus on completing their extensive landscaping.
We love it when our clients are also our friends – and when they ask us to help them realise their dreams for their home and family. The clients agree completely and are very pleased with the result.
• Vertical ship-lap cedar weatherboard
• Conventional build
• Piled foundations
• Timber frame floor, walls and roof
• Lightweight profile metal roof
• Block walls make up some of the exterior (part of retaining and garage)
• Mono pitch roof with a flat roof for the garage make for clean simple lines