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Roof | Kapiti Coast Property

Stage Focus:  Progress on the Kapiti Coast home with the Roof going on.

Photo One: Roof at the front of garage which has exposed rafters under the soffit.

Photo Two: Solar panels fixed to roof

Photo Three: Back of the House which has wonderful sun both in summer & winter plus the covered outside area which is about to be covered with colour steel.

Photo Four: Floor plan of the property being built.

Photo FiveElevation building plans of the new home.

Building Summary: Roof

The roof is about to be finished.
The architectural features are looking amazing, with the exposed rafters under soffit of the garage finished and also the gable ceiling in the dinning, family and outdoor entertainment area formed. Which gives the rooms a great sense of height and openess .
The solar panels on the roof will generate power 12 months of the year, greatly reducing power bills.
The exterior linea weatherboard is also completed, ready for the windows on Thursday.

This beautiful home at (Lot 37) 75 Waipanahau Road, Waikanae is for sale on the Kapiti Coast.

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Roof Trusses | Kapiti Coast Property

Stage Focus:  Progress on the Kapiti Coast home with the Roof Trusses going up.

Photo One: Roof Trusses

Photo Two: Floor plan of the property being built.

Photo ThreeElevation building plans of the new home.

Building Summary: Roof Trusses

The builders have been busy standing up the trusses.
You really start to see the architectural design of the house evolving every day.
This beautiful home at (Lot 37) 75 Waipanahau Road, Waikanae is for sale on the Kapiti Coast.
Next week the engineered steel beams will be going up creating amazing ceiling space in the family and dining area.
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Timber Framing | Kapiti Coast Property

Stage Focus:  Progress on the Kapiti Coast home with the timber frames going up.

Photo One: Timber frames standing

Photo Two: Floor plan of the property being built.

Photo ThreeElevation building plans of the new home.

Building Summary: Timber Frames

It’s great to see the frames standing.
This is when the house takes shape and you can walk around the home and see yourself living here.
Watch this space as next week the trusses and rafters will be going up, making this beautiful home for sale on the Kapiti Coast come alive.

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Construction of Block work Foundation | Kapiti Coast Property

Stage Focus: (Questions to ask to make sure your new home purchase is a stable investment.) Construction of floor slab for our new Kapiti Coast Property.

Photo One: The block-work foundation wall has been laid.

Photo Two: Back filling with sand inside block-work foundation. 

Photo Three: The floor slab preparation is done ready for concrete. 

Photo Four: Elevation building plans of the new home.

Photo Five: Floor plan of the property being built.

Building SummaryFloor slab with block-work foundations.

Do you know if your chosen homes footing has been dug correctly and what does does that mean to the rest of the homes future?

As we know the foundations is the most important aspect of every building and today our focus is the footing which are being dug while reinforcing steel forming inside the footing. A key step here is getting this all signed off by your council inspector, its a detailed process that needs to be 100% correct. Why it’s your safety and your families future.

We next move to your foundation wall of the house. (block-work foundation)

Next the block-work foundation wall is laid on top of concrete footings and then inspected again by council before concrete is poured inside block-work.

The inside area of the block-work foundation is filled with sand, compacted and level.

At this stage pre-slab plumbing is layout as per plans this plans. This is inspected and tested by council.

Finally the builders lays black polythene across the whole floor area which is taped together to form a waterproof barrier. Then sheets of polystyrene are laid on top to provide insulation. Reinforcing mesh is laid on top and tired together to strengthen the concrete floor slab.

Property Fact: Floor slab with block-work foundations.

Next Building Stages: Erecting of Timber framing.

Timber frames are computer designed, cut and built in a factory environment utilising precision machinery and experienced design and fabricated. Once transported to site, the wall frames are erected by the construction team and forms the backbone of your structure. This is a cost effective and time saving process, allowing your team to get on with the next stage of erecting trusses, rafters or roof solutions. The building becomes weather tight and secure earlier than would be the case if the frames were constructed on site.

I will be updating in the upcoming posts where you will you’ll be able to see the rough shape of your this new Kapiti Coast Property for sale as we ready it for its new potential family.

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Lifemark Accredited Partner

Lifemark

 

360 Degree Homes is pleased to announce we are a Lifemark accredited partner.

Lifemark™ star ratings are awarded to homes that have been well designed and when built are easy and safe to live in – for everyone, for a lifetime.

The current build at (LOT 37) Waipunahau Road, Waikanae North Subdivision has  achieved the maximum provisional Lifemark™ rating of 5 Stars.

This 5 Star rating will be confirmed at the end of the construction of the home and will be issued with Lifemark certificate.

What is Lifemark?

All over the world people are changing the way they are designing their homes so that they will work for everyone. There is a global movement focused on developing home design features for our changing and ageing population. In New Zealand this Universal Design movement is represented by Lifemark, a seal of approval which is endorsed by Lifetime Design Limited. Lifetime Design Limited is a registered charity established by CCS Disability Action with assistance from the Ministry of Social Development. Its goal is to foster and promote design standards that work for people right across life’s ages and abilities – from young families to older and disabled people. A Lifemark certified home is a home that includes smart and intelligent design features that meet the needs of people of different ages and abilities and that avoids barriers that may discriminate against people living in or visiting the home. Lifemark homes are designed to be usable by most people over their lifetime without the need for major adaptation in the future. Lifemark certification has been driven by a need to provide appropriate housing for everybody. The five Lifemark design principles of usability, adaptability, accessibility, safety and lifetime value benefit all people. For example, in a Lifemark certified home it is easier to manoeuvre prams, easier to carry shopping bags and easier for people with a physical disability or temporary injury to get around independently. Once occupied, a Lifemark certified home will save the household money when needs change since the home is able to be quickly and easily adapted to suit the new set of circumstances. Without the Lifemark features, the household may be faced with expensive, complicated and disruptive major adaptation works or possibly a forced move to a more suitable home. In other words, a Lifemark certification has the potential for considerable cost savings in the future as well as being valued by other occupants during the life span of the home.

A usable home is a dwelling that has thoughtful design features that meet the needs of people of different ages and abilities over time. A Lifemark certified home has features that make home life easier including reachable power points and easy to use taps, window latches and light switches.

An adaptable home is a dwelling with design features that can be easily adapted to the changing needs of the occupants as they progress through life. An adaptable home is one in which a change in a person’s circumstances does not require an expensive retrofit in order for them to continue to live easily, safely and independently in the home. By including bathroom and kitchen features which may not be noticeable but will facilitate adaption at a later stage for low/no cost.

An accessible home is one that enables an occupant or visitors to the home to be able to access it easily, safely and independently. Nobody is excluded from participating in home life because they are ageing or have a disability. This includes level entry, wider doorways and corridors, a kitchen, bathroom and laundry that are designed to be easier to use.

A safe home is one that uses intelligent design features that are proven to prevent injuries in the home, especially from slips, trips and falls. Improved lighting, non-slip surfaces in wet areas, better designed stairs, appropriate alarm systems and window latches are some of the features that prevent injuries yet can be easily integrated into your home. A Lifemark certified home is a safe home for everyone.

A Lifemark Certified home is not intended to be complicated or expensive for designers to design, builders to build or most importantly for people to live in. The Lifemark Principles have been carefully considered so that they can be easily incorporated into a dwelling’s design and construction early on with only a small, if any, cost. If added at a later stage, the cost is often tens of thousands of dollars, as well as the emotional cost of retrofitting. An independent study in 2011 in NZ by BRANZ indicated that it was 10 times cheaper to install at design stage. Other international studies put it at 22 times cheaper.

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Earth Moving day | Kapiti Coast Property

Stage Focus: First day of construction of our new Kapiti Coast Property.

Photo One: Floor plan of the property being built.
Photo Two: Your new family home here – watch this space!
Photo Three: Elevation building plans of the new home.

Building Summary: All the profiles for the setting out of the building have been done.
Earthmover stripped section and has dug foundations for the builders Glenn and Paddy for them to start work on footings.

Property Fact: Length of time to prepare a standard New Zealand 1 story family home foundation?

Depending on the size of your new house will change the length of time it takes to prepare your foundation. For a standard New Zealand 1 story family home you would expect this building stage to take around 1 week.

Next Building Stages: Property Preparation

When this stage starts expect lots of digging and big machines as progress begins on our section.

We will have our team busy clearing, excavating, and leveling this section according to the plans listed in the photo’s. It won’t take long for the outline and footprint of this new property to be revealed. I will be updating in the upcoming posts where you will you’ll be able to see the rough shape of your this new Kapiti Coast Property for sale as we ready it for its new potential family.

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