New architect designed house perched on a steeply sloping site, overlooking the ocean
- Demolition of existing cottage
- Construction of new three level architect designed house perched on a steeply sloping site
- Extensive traffic management due to location on a busy road
- Designed to maximise the spectacular ocean views
- Brickwork and blockwork walls, bi-fold doors and louvres to East elevation
- Combination of suspended concrete floors and timber framed floors
- Hardwood and tiled flooring, hardwood stairs
- Extensive joinery
- Landscaping including planter boxes, concreting, turfing, planting
“John built our house for us about six years ago. We had frequent contact with him and with Merja throughout the building process. Merja was of great help in planning the process and John was professional and approachable throughout the time it took to build the house. The site had its problems which delayed the building process and we appreciated John’s support during that time, John was professional, responsive and fair. We enjoyed working with John and Merja. Shahla and Edward
New architecturally designed house on South Coast, featuring north facing entertainment deck, hardwood windows and interior fittings and landscaping.
- Demolition of one bedroom fibro clad cottage
- Construction of an architecturally designed single storey reverse brick veneer, fibre cement clad house
- North facing bi-fold doors opening onto large deck / entertaining area
- Hardwood windows, doors, flooring, decking and stairs
- Entry area with clerestory louvre windows
- Mezzanine to garage for storage
- Landscaping works and outdoor shower
“When I told people that I was planning to demolish my south coast holiday ‘shack’ and build a new home to live in, a common response was the offering of tales of building disasters – projects that were never finished or were way over-budget, builders who did shoddy work, disputes that went on for years etc etc. The fact that John Van and I have family connections seemed to add to the prospects of disaster. Happily, I can report that I thoroughly enjoyed the building process and was delighted with the beautiful new home that it produced.
Credit for this must go to John, Merja and the whole team at John Van Building Services.Throughout the entire process, John demonstrated impressive problem-solving and organisational skills and produced high quality work that showed great attention to detail.
He was also endlessly patient, considerate, consultative and positive. I am delighted with my beautiful home and would unreservedly recommend John Van Building Services.” Sandra K