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You may have heard of the PieFee which got international recognition in 2018, serving hot beverages out of a sweet pie base. All made and sold out of the Tasteful Bakehouse on Karangahape Road in Auckland's CBD. We were asked to give it a full renovation, emptying out the shop, we pulled up the old lino, polished all the concrete floors, and with a new paint job, re wiring and fresh new cabinetry, the shop looked completely new. With just 4 days to finish the job over Easter weekend, it was all hands on deck Architect: Bernau Architecture Cabinetry: Fabulous Kitchens Electrical: Pinnacle electrical
Ngatiawa Street was an incredible job to work on, transforming 2 bedrooms and an entrance way into an open plan living area and kitchen. Utilizing its north-west facing section, french doors were added, spilling out onto a hardwood deck. Kitchen: Fabulous Kitchens Architect: Zhaotai Architecture
This project was a large scale renovation of a 110 year old villa in Freemans Bay, it was an incredible transformation inside and out. All subfloor faming and piles were upgraded to suit a commercial grade which was a lot of fun for the guys digging in a confined space. We used a permeable concrete for all the paths and carparking area to allow for good drainage of any surface water which turned out really well!
Empire road project was a renovation of a 90 year old shed with good bones into a modern double garage. The interior walls were lined in ply and the roof replaced, creating a dry and warm area storing firewood and cars. A nice automatic cedar-clad garage door was installed making it easy to get cars in and out
Complete renovation and extension of a 1920's era bungalow. The key here was to keep some of the original charm of the house while bringing the home up to modern standards. The floor layout was changed to make the most of the North West aspect, the interior completely stripped to allow insulation and building paper to be installed. The back of the house was extended and the entire house was re-piled and re-roofed. The existing rimu floors were carried through the extension and re-surfaced. Extensive re-cladding was also required and remaining exterior surfaces were stripped back to bare timber before a full exterior paint was carried out. The old timber joinery has been repaired to 'as new' quality.
A tiny house with style. This project was incredibly intricate for its size, from its conception utilizing SIPS panels to create a passive house with a high insulation rating, to the use of cabinetry in a small space, every square centimeter of this house was thought out and planned. The construction was fascinating to be a part of as it was Fortified Constructions first experience using pre fabricated SIPS panels.
The Riversdale road units had extensive renovation work inside and out, all 5 units have new flooring, insulation, kitchens, bathrooms and roofing. These units transformed into modern, comfortable living spaces. Each with great amounts of natural light in every room of the house.
Set in the heart of Parnell, this job was an upstairs renovation of an old villa which involved the renovation of a library, two bathrooms and a master bedroom. Designed by Cheshire Architects, this project came together when the internal cabinetry was created and installed by Fabulous kitchens.
The Stoneridge job is situated in the beautiful Whitford countryside. This 8 bedroom house is set on top of a ridge and has full 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. This incredibly well designed house has given us the ability to build something bespoke and special. Updates to come! Architect: Zhaotai Architecture
The Rangitoto job was a kitchen renovation job designed by Bespoke Interior Design who did an incredible job of designing a modern, sleek looking kitchen that provided the family with an open, user-friendly kitchen. A full height cavity slider from CS for doors was installed in the hallway to seamlessly block off the living area to the rest of the house.
The tasteful design of this outdoor living area has allowed a free-flowing feel to be created. Adopting a multi-level area for entertainment and usability at the same time allowing greenery to overflow into the space. This incredible outdoor space was designed by Guy Herschell Architects. With the playful colours spilling through the vertically fixed vitex battens it keeps the area bright and cheerful whilst still offering privacy and shelter from the elements. This 100m2 outdoor space becomes the perfect spot for entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet evening by the fire.
We started with a mostly original single storey villa on a sloping section. The existing villa was put on temporary piles and the entire footprint was excavated to accommodate a separate two bedroom dwelling with additional storage. A 1.5 car garage and an additional parking space was added to the street frontage. The downstairs dwelling was built with a 2.7m stud height and the exterior cladding and joinery was blended seamlessly with the existing dwelling to give the impression it always existed. The floor plan of the existing villa was changed to be more functional and a full renovation was carried out with period styling to create a stunning and functional home for the owners.
We are a one stop shop when it comes to project management, sourcing of abstract materials, we work alongside architects which allows us to get you from point of conception on a job, to the finished product.
With a collective experience of over 15 years of mainly bespoke, architecturally designed builds, Nathan and Julian are able to navigate through difficult building problems that set you scratching your head.