Kokatahi, West Coast

A project with love at its heart.

In the making for over 4 years from the concept to completion, this home has a special place in the hearts of the owners. Set in the beautiful Hokitika Valley with the steep native bush clad foothills as a backdrop, the low profile construction doesn’t quite disclose the superb design detail within.

A feature entry leads to the focal point of the home, a multiple function ‘living’ area of almost 200m2. The featured double fireplace of natural stone combined with exposed trusses are the character in this space. The kitchen is set in at the end of the room, giving a commanding view through the room and the raw West Coast scenery through the large windows and doors leading outside.

The use of the Kingfisher Spruce range adds warmth and feeling to this space. Massive trusses spanning over 8 metres form a stunning conversation point. The ceiling between, including the kitchen and entry, are lined with the matching Kingfisher Spruce TGV to complete the design to an exceptional finish. The final touch is the LED lighting set into the bottom chords to light up the trusses from below, highlighting the bold lines which signify the heart of this home. A light stain coating over these brings a warmth of colour to the room, while complementing the polished floors and stone fireplace.

The man behind this mammoth task took the every challenge in his stride, Hayden from Simpson Residential Ltd. The Kingfisher Spruce was a first for him, but he commented on the ease of working with it and the even better result once it was finished. Hayden has already got another two projects using the Kingfisher Spruce and is excited about the future for his company and this product range.

Huia St, Waikanae

Nestled into the steep slopes on the edge of Hemi Matenga Memorial Park with a commanding view over Kapiti Island, this dwelling is and exceptional residence.

Very tastefully designed for a successful local businessman, this showcases some beautiful timber applications. Built in a chalet-style with interconnected units with exposed ceilings and decorative trusses this is an architectural and construction masterpiece.

White washed solid timber Macrocarpa trusses in the main open-plan living and kitchen area are accompanied by a whitewashed finished ex 150 x 25 TGV sarking. This same sarking product has been used tastefully on the exterior soffit’s and looks great in the outdoor easting area nestled between the living area’s wing and the sleeping quarters that overlooks a infinity pool and beyond to breathtaking views of the Kapiti Coast.

On the coastal side of the house a wide apron borders it with architecturally designed pergola’s using the same whitewash finish that the interior feature timber used.

Architectural Home, Mangawhai Heads

This beautiful architectural home is situated in a private, gated community in Northland’s, Mangawhai. Featuring two main structures, joined and surrounded on three sides with large decks, with a stunning view to the coastline. The couple were personally involved extensively on not only the design but also the build of the home. A far cry from the cramped urban living the couple were used to in their home town of Wellington.

Wanting an exceptional residence, there was no expenses spared it seems. Recycled Oak from Europe that was 100’s of years old was imported to create an incredible set of doors for the front entryway. The Queenstown style of design with the two detached buildings meant the use of exposed timber was a very important feature.

Exposed ceilings throughout with hand made feature trusses, all painted in white complements the design style very well. Kingfisher SG8 Pine timber was chosen with a custom band sawn face finish on all faces for the structural truss timbers. These protrude out to the sofit edge giving the property a great look from the outside.

Kakapo Clears Radiata Pine TGV was chosen to clad the complete roof structure including internal exposed ceilings and exterior sofits. This sarking was also painted white to achieve a mix of the traditional timber look with light modern finish that makes it have a very roomy feel.

The Tannery, Woolston

The Tannery is a boutique shopping emporium on the banks of the Heathcote River in Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The old industrial precinct is now home to an eclectic group of artisans in their own rights: a hub of creativity and hospitality, retail and craft.

Founder Alasdair Cassels purchased the historic Tannery, next to the Heathcote River, in the 1994 looking for an opportunity to develop it to reflect the significance of the location and preserve and promote the history of the place Maori lived and the English settlers navigated in the 1840s.

With the 2010 earthquake and a relaxation of planning issues the opportunity emerged and The Tannery was born. Starting with The Brewery and a commitment to craft and quality, Cassels & Sons Beer was born. The entire building was wrecked in February 2011, but Alasdair, Zak and Joe and families committed to rebuild and create The Tannery we see now.

Now The Tannery is a destination discovered by locals and tourists with 57 retailers and over 65 resident businesses. High and casual fashion, books, quality arts and crafts, gifts and homewares, personal services and fine dining all operate successfully in the bustling space nestled beside the Port Hills.

ATS Timber Consultants worked with one of our Christchurch based Approved Reseller and supplied 1000’s of metres of a custom run TGV sarking product out of Douglas Fir with a special band sawn face.

See more http://thetannery.co.nz/

http://thetannery.co.nz/home/virtual-tour/

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/9323295/The-Tannery-expands-to-50-shops

http://www.retail.org.nz/downloads/Retail%20romanticism%20in%20industrial%20Christchurch.pdf

North Wharf Development, Auckland

With 10 eateries and bars serving up an eclectic mix of international cuisine, craft beers, tapas and all day sun, alongside the action of a working wharf, North Wharf is a priority destination during any visit to Wynyard Quarter.

While a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat or drink, the buildings that house the restaurants and cafes have a great story to tell.

Designed by Architects Fearon Hay the inspiration for the “North Wharf” cluster was the Old Red Shed on North Wharf with its distinctive red doors. The shed was previously an Auckland Harbour Board building dating back to the 1930s. Originally the cargo shed stored goods as they were unloaded from boats moored at North Wharf before being dispatched onto trucks or trains, the tracks which can still been seen on the wharf.

The red doors provided inspiration for the two buildings established either side, forming the “North Wharf” cluster. ATS Timber’s Kakapo Clears were custom machined to a TGV profile to meet architectural specs and required length spreads. This timber was made into doors to replicate the old ones and painted in the distinctive red colour to match. Our Timber Consultants worked in conjunction with the contractor and our Approved Reseller to come up with this specialised solution for this high profile project. The main contractor for this project was Fletcher Construction.

The building’s weathered, original timber frame has been retained, as well as the original cladding, which is visible from inside.

Fearon Hay Architects have used pallet timber on part of the exterior walls of the two buildings on either side of the Old Red Shed to reflect the industrial look and enhance the character of the North Wharf working waterfront.

See more info at http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/home/

See video tour http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/home/north-wharf-video/?redirect=1

Learn more about the Architects Fearon Hay

Photography by Patrick Reynolds