21 Harry Ell drive is a 1990s house with a direct-fixed cladding to the framing timber with Earthquake damage to the walls. The house has a fantastic view over Christchurch and the Clients wanted to expand the opportunity to encompass that view.
The clients had chosen to re-level the floor, re-clad the house and modernize the interior. They engaged an Architect, Interior designer, and Consent Processes. Kinstruction assessed earthquake repairs and engaged Structural Engineer to review EQC earthquake assessment. Repair strategy worked out and planning engaged. Budget and program set.
Process 2 Building Preparation
Floors re-leveled, hollows filled with urethane product (Mainmark)
Bathrooms stripped and re-piped, Wall cladding stripped, Interior linings stripped. The building was found to be built with treated timber, Lounge ceiling stripped, Windows removed.
Windows re-installed (with wider jambs), Insulation increased throughout, Pre-piping and electrical works, Wrap and plywood cladding to walls.
Deck rebuilt, cavity and rough-sawn plywood cladding over-layed the bracing ply, interior linings
Subframe to form Cedar cladding screen. New Hebel plastered wall system to ground floor walls. New deck, fit-off bathrooms, bedrooms, Interior trims and finishes. Glass handrails and hardware.
Stripping Linings(to allow improvement in insulation, heating system and deepen window jambs.
Strengthen structure to the house to new appropriate codes.
Open up views and stairwells with Glass handrails/balustrading
New Claddings allow for 3 stage weather protection.