This project found its way to us a year or so after the initial concept design and resource consent had been undertaken by another designer. Due the pressure of their current workload at the time they were unable to take on the next phases of the project. ESD DESIGN was engaged to complete a design review, undertake detailed design and documentation, and take the project through its tendering and construction phases.

The project consisted of a substantial rear 100m2 addition and full renovation to an existing 1900’s villa. We resolved variations required to the existing Resource Consent and dealt with the late discovery of a nasty flood plane over the site.  This project involved comprehensive planning for hot water central heating & underfloor space heating. A level entry threshold between the indoor and outdoor spaces via 2.4m high timber sliding doors along with an energy efficient thermally broken structural design to the exposed and tinted floor slab meant careful detailing and coordination on site was imperative to a successful result.

Construction was completed 12 months our initial engagement with ESD DESIGN providing full contract administration & site observation throughout the project.

Presentation images shown here which formed part of our design review are generated directly from our cutting edge CAD design software, which easily transitions into accurate detailed working drawings. One valuable feature of this is that we were able to accurately model sun and shadow positions at specific times of the day and year for the exact site location – a nice feature when adding banks of skylights to filter light carefully into interior spaces.
Photography by Bertie Ltd  | Renderings by ESD DESIGN
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