This project was completed for a friend of mine who wanted a study and ensuite off his master bedroom. I loved this job as it was really cool to work on, space was a major issue as well as costs. I was able to create an ensuite that looks very spacious and incorporates into the existing house so that it looks as though it has always been a part of the house. The study is a good size and now that he has built it, it looks amazing if I do say so myself. I also built a scale model at 1:100 so they could visualise exactly how it would look. What do you think?
This project was for an addition of two bedrooms. The client had out-grown the house but loved the location. They approached me to see if they could get two new bedrooms added on to their existing house. I created to good sized bedrooms, the roof is pitched up and over the existing roof due to council requiring off street parking. As it was a sloping site we were able to utilise the space underneath the addition to create a carport and satisfy all council requirements. This project took a little longer to get through council due to heights, we overcame this by having excavate down so that the carport had the required clearance of 2100 mm clearance from the underside of new addition. I think it looks good considering all the problems we encountered with council regulations. I usually include any council changes in my cost estimates. When I design additions I always try to match the existing house so that it looks as if it was always a part of the original house, this house was a beautiful older style house. What do you think?
This was a great job to work on. It is an indoor pool, complete with sauna, workshop, change room, exercise room, laundry and a workshop. You can see how it looks from the model I built of it. This job was challenging and fortunately for the client he has the acreage to build it on. The major hurdles to overcome where the ventilation. we needed to make sure that we didn't get a buildup of moisture as the pool was enclosed I overcame this by vaulting the ceiling and having louvres that run the entire length of the roof, this coupled with the pool entrance being stacking doors that open the full length of the South Elevation taking advantage of the southerly's that blow in quite regularly on the Central Coast. The louvres run the entire length of the clerestory roof on the North Elevation allowing all airflow to be blown straight out South to North. For ease of access a ramp was created. All doors feature a self closing mechanism and open outwards (by law). The deck area of the pool allows for access to the BBQ and outdoor entaining area. It was a great job to work on, What do you think?
This is another small job that was completed last year, it is converting a laundry that had a toilet and washing basin into a small bathroom, complete with shower and with access to the main bedroom. The major hurdle to overcome was the space and the client wanted the toilet to have some privacy. The use of glass bricks gives the toilet privacy and creating the shower out the back of the room and using glass panels creates the illusion of it being more spacious. In order to save the client money the existing toilet was kept in the same location. The basin was moved to the other side of the room and the client used the space from the existing basin as a storage area for towels etc. Open shelving was used to further create the illusion of space. What do you think?