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Petherbridge Renovation
Iwa St, Mapua
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My clients purchased this Beach property in Mapua, beside the estuary complete with a 1980's low cost basic home that was well past it's use-by date. The brief was to completely redesign the floor plan without extending the footprint (apart from minor additions for a fireplace and new front Porch) including a second floor Master Bedroom suite with observation deck looking straight out through the Mapua Inlet to Tasman Bay. A reorganisation of the floor plan has enabled the home to receive ample winter solar gain from the north while maintaining large glazing to the east views. The existing concrete slab will be tiled in the main living / Dining / Kitchen area with the whole slab insulated around the perimeter. The whole building envelope is being fully insulated with Latitude Woolbloc fitted between exterior framing packed out to 140mm and clad with toxin free Timeline boron treated bevelback weatherboards. The backup heating will be via a new PyroClassic IV NZ made super efficient log burner and water heating provided by NZ made Thermocell Artline recessed solar panels on the north roof slope.


North East View


North West View


South West View


Existing house from West


Mapua Inlet looking South


Mapua Inlet looking North East


Existing house from South East


Interior under construction, floor thickening pads ready to pour.

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