Haig Avenue

Completed On 06/12/2015 Location Mount Roskill Size - Duration -

“...Details make the difference”

Completed On 06/12/2015 Location Mount Roskill Size - Duration -

“...Details make the difference”

Project Outline

With no outdoor living area, the owner of this classic Mt Roskill Bungalow was longing for the ability to entertain guests outside during the summer months.


Making this a reality would prove more challenging, as the foundation of the property was made up of basalt, a volcanic rock that is very difficult to penetrate. This meant that traditional deck post depth would not be achievable, and we’d need to work closely with the engineer and draftsman to design a structurally sound solution to the constraint. Not only that, we discovered that the house was also on the original timber piles and that the house was sinking. This required urgent attention, and with support of one of our specialist re-piling contacts, we had the house re-levelled and ready for work to continue in no time. 


We came up with a brace system to support the structure, which allowed for digging at half the specified post depth normally required. Solution to unknowns such as this are ideal for the client, who ultimately is choosing a preferred design presented by the architect and are often unaware of the challenges we might encounter and solutions required to make it a reality. For jobs both large and small, we work closely with architects and engineers to find solutions to these types of  problems in order to achieve the intended outcome.


The owner now has a solid, great looking deck made of vitex hardwood - a higher-end product that combined with new bi-fold timber joinery is seconded to none. After the deck was complete we modified interior walls of the bungalow to create a more open plan living scenario - complete with oversized cavity slider to separate areas of the house and optmise the indoor / outdoor flow.


The client now has outdoor living and entertainment that didn’t previously exist, which has given this bungalow more interior light and a completely new feel. Also, the living area has essentially increased thanks to the bi-fold doors and modifications for a more open plan lifestyle.


Get in touch if you’re interested in learning more about how we can help transform your home with specific renovations that add maximum value to your property long term.