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Love the location article May 2016

Love that location, not so much the house… fixing that cold villa!

Posted by Hamish on 25 May 2016

Mt Victoria, Roseneath, Thorndon and Karori are four of Wellingtons suburbs that we do a lot of work in where the traditional homes suffer from what we’re calling ‘old villa syndrome’. To us the old villa’s are beautifully crafted homes however they suffer from draughty joinery, lack of insulation, leaky roofs, old plumbing issues and old electrical fittings amongst issues around sun orientation, access and garaging which wasn’t so important when they were built.

Enquiry for the upgrade of projects to suit the modern lifestyle has been increasing significantly over the last year and they require the right team of people to ensure the design outcomes are managed to be sympathetic to the history of the home, the budgets are met and clients live through the least amount of disruption possible during the build phase.

Step in Stuart Kermack our newest associate. Stuart joins us from Design Source AD and brings over 25 years experience from a wide range of building types and construction projects, to our team. Stuarts passion for Wellington and maintaining the integrity of these types of homes as part of Wellingtons character is infectious and he is proving invaluable as we take on a greater number of extensive villa renovations.

Call us to arrange a meeting with Stuart to discuss upgrading your villa alteration. 

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