Ridge Rd – New build
A great example of the high quality builds Cain Built can achieve is shown in this stunning house set on Ridge rd amongst the stunning bush of Paremoremo.
Set on a challenging hilly bush block of land, this house makes a lasting impression. One comment most commonly made about this house and Cain Built’s ability is “if you can make this, you can make anything”. It really reflects the type of work Cain Built can achieve with new builds or renovations.
This 180 sqm three story family home is clad in a combination of cedar and linear weatherboard. There is of shortage of light with 33 double glazed aluminium windows or doors.
Solid oak flooring from the kitchen/dining living area flows into the halls and into the stairwell. Which consists of an open tread set of stairs to the master bedroom and solid oak stairs down to the main entrance.
Each floor of this three story new build has a full bathroom in it with either oak or polished concrete floors and fully tiled walls.
From the living area there is a 70 sqm+ Kwila deck that sits among the tree tops with demanding views. Consiting of the North shore, Auckland city, Rangitoto and in the distance the Hinua ranges. If you lucky you can also see glimpses of Whenuapai air base.
Tim’s thought’s on the build
So far as New build’s are concerned this job had a number of challenges. This was in part due to a tight site set on a ridge line and in bush. As a result there was only easy access to one side of the house.
When we first walked onto the site it didn’t look like a house would fit on there. It looked more like just enough space to park two cars.
A lot of the build had to be done off scaffolding which saw the team lift items. Such as a six metre stacking slider up two storeys to get it to the other side of the house. Getting materials around site was a particularly laborious task
Likewise the 17m long roofing iron sheets had to be lifted by hand with eight workers passing the materials up through layers of scaffolding.
Changes to the design of house once the build had started created a couple of challenges. The decision to change from shadowclad to the combination of cedar and linear weatherboard you now see.
Also a full re-design of the entry stairs and handrails produced a few challenges also. Changing from pine stairs and iron handrails to oak stairs and glass handrails which allowed light to stream in from the stairwell void windows
This job was a privilege to work on and we are really pleased with the end result.