Derby Street Architectural Build in Christchurch

Scope: Architectural build + small space = collaboration, collaboration, collaboration!

Our clients Pete Whalan and partner, Chris, came to us because they wanted to build something unique - nothing you would see anywhere else. Their site is a narrow block in an inner city suburb in Christchurch. Pete & Chris wanted to fit a pool, spa and sauna in the outdoor area and keep the section low maintenance. They wanted the property to be secure and partitioned so that the home could be a potential AirBnB option if required. They started the design with grey concrete block and they wanted all other building materials designed to work with this material and theme.

Challenges: Space and Proximity

A project of this type often has many challenges. Space was a big issue during construction. Space for storage, for people working on site and for timing of work. A second challenge was the close proximity of the neighbours on all sides.

Solution: Collaboration

Working on a project like this is when you realise that good construction is so much more than skilled building. One of our core values is communication and this is what we drew on to complete this spectacular project. The project’s success came down to the soft skills - good open and consistent communication with the Pete and Chris, the architect Kent Roper from ADQ Ltd, our subbies and the neighbours. This is how we kept up consistent access to the site, a check on timelines and progressed the job to plan.

Outcome: Happy clients and a spectacular home featured in MindFood.

The images speak for themselves. This is a spectacular 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with pool, spa and sauna - plus AirBnB potential! We finished the job on time and to budget (and with the neighbours happy!). Our biggest achievement – the smile on our Pete and Chris’s face when they got their keys!

So impressive is this home that it’s featured in MindFood.

COLLABORATORS

Architect: Paul Roper of ADQ Ltd
Interior designer: Amber Hamilton
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