Summerset Karaka Module 103 and 104 Care Apartments
The Summeret Karaka complex is a rapidly growing contemporary retirement village in a quiet country setting in South Auckland. It features a new village centre made up of villas, townhouses and apartments.
Brosnan Construction recently commenced construction of a high quality, architectually designed Fly Fishing Lodge overlooking the prestine Ahuriri River, in a prime high country location. The Lodge is intended to attract high end customers in pursuit of the ultimate experience in fly fishing and other outdoor pursuits. Designed by Wellington based Architects, Architecture Workshop Ltd, the best visual aspects have been maximised with very innovative and unusual aesthetic, structural and engineering ideas. The Lodge is designed to be environmentally friendly whilst affording maximum luxury and ambience.
The ‘leaky home’ issues in New Zealand construction have caused numerous problems for both homeowners and the industry alike. This project typified that situation, with a set of anxious, largely elderly, owners and an initial contractor that went into liquidation during phase one of the project. It was against this backdrop that Brosnan Construction were engaged to complete the contract.
The project involved the conversion, upgrade and refurbishment of an existing c.1920 six storey building into 30 quality apartments. However, the age and condition of the existing structure meant the building required structural improvements and the client’s brief was to bring the building up to 100% of the new building code, involving new foundations, strengthening of existing walls and reinforcing remediation.
The development of a major retirement village on the South-Western outskirts of Christchurch is a major undertaking. Brosnan Construction has initially been awarded the contract to construct the main, three-storey centre for the complex using innovative, new techniques.
The construction of a 4-bedroom cottage to 6-star standards was both a privilege and a challenge. No effort was spared to ensure the finished product lived up to the high standards expected of Matakauri Lodge and its sister properties of Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs...
Working with homeowners who have suffered serious damage to their property in the Christchurch earthquakes, Brosnan Construction is contracted through Southern Response to provide repair and rebuild services. An ongoing relationship which, to date, has spanned more than 20 separate projects...
Building a new home for the owners is always a privilege, but when it’s overlooking the stunning scenery of Lake Wanaka, then it takes on a whole new imperative. Delivering a great place to live was as important as finishing on time and on budget.
What can sometimes seem to be a straightforward residential build can prove to be more complex once adverse weather, difficult site access and a design involving a number of detailing challenges are taken into account.