Case Studies

Tawa - Deck, Pergola and Retaining Wall

This house in Tawa had a very tired deck and outdoor area, and no access at the side of the house.

After demolishing the deck and existing retaining walls, we completely rebuilt the deck with a pergola and concrete blockwork retaining wall.

Deck, Pergola and Retaining wall
Self contained 1 bedroom flat
Self contained 1 bedroom flat

Island Bay home

This addition involved the construction of a second storey self contained 1 bedroomed flat – with access through the new garage to the existing home. The works also include a downstairs bedroom and storage area for the main house. New fencing was constructed, sympathetic to the period of the house.

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House - Wadestown, Wellington

Previously this well established home was not drive on. A new drive and retaining walls were created with new double garaging excavated underneath the existing home (the house frontage was propped to allow this work to be done). The build included two new bedrooms above the garage, a new entrance way and stairs, new bathroom and the installation of a goods lift.
All alterations and additions were built to complement the period features of this prestigious Wellington home.

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commercial re-cladding
commercial re-cladding
commercial re-cladding

Commercial Building remodel

This commercial building was very tired when we got to it: lack of insulation made it very noisy when it rained, very cold during the winter, and unshaded windows made it too hot in summer!

The extensive alterations included completely re-cladding the exterior walls with ply and Linea weatherboards, fitting new aluminum windows and a installing a new Colorsteel roof.

The roof profile was altered to include new eaves. A new entrance way was created at the ground level for a tenant of the building.

The building’s tenants are very happy with the improved windows, roof and insulation.

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House alteration - Titahi Bay

Titahi Bay – Extensive Alterations

Alterations to this existing house included demolishing the existing lounge and kitchen and rebuilding these from scratch. We also created a BBQ area and deck.

As this side of the house is very exposed to the beach, we installed sliding storm screens for shelter.

We were lucky enough to work with award-winning architectural plans on this job. The construction was all in Eucalyptus saligna timber, and matches the modern style of the existing house.

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Extensive Alterations
Extensive Alterations
demolished and rebuilt
demolished and rebuilt
demolished and rebuilt

Architect's House - Kelburn, Wellington

An arcitect owns this very old Kelburn villa.

We demolished 90% of the existing structure and rebuilt it with a second story. All our changes were done to match the existing Colonial style.

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demolished and rebuilt
demolished and rebuilt
demolished and rebuilt

Tawa - Complete Deck Replacement

The first picture shows the original deck, which was 300 mm out of level!

We replaced the deck and railings completely, the homeowner was very happy.

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Deck Replacement
Deck Replacement
decking
decking
decking
decking
decking
decking

Whitby - Decks and Garage Alteration

This job involved removing an old carport and replacing it with a brand new deck and steps.

The existing garage was completely rebuilt to make it wider and much more accessible.

We also built a second deck at the back of the house.

The owner was very happy with the outcome of this job.

“Very professional in communication, organisation and standard of work. These builders obviously enjoy a challenge, were prepared to recycle materials where appropriate, offered sound advice and suggestions, and were pleasant folk to have on the property. Their work has transformed the appearance and function of this house and I would recommend them without hesitation.”

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Ramp in Paekakariki

G J Lester Building fitted an existing building in Paekakariki with this wheelchair ramp.

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accessibility ramp
accessibility ramp
Window Replacement

Johnsonville Window Replacement

G J Lester Building was very proud of the window replacement we performed on a flat in Johnsonville.

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Window Replacement
Window Replacement

Shower Repair

The inside of this shower needed work, so we stripped out the lining of the shower and replaced it.

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Shower Repair
Shower Repair
Garage Reclad
Garage Reclad
Garage Reclad
Garage Reclad

Garage Reclad

This garage needed recladding, we also rebuilt the fence behind the garage.

The first two photos are ‘before’ photos.

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Pile Repair

This front of this sleepout needed repiling urgently due to gradual water damage.

After repiling the front of the sleepout, we installed drainage to prevent the same problem from reoccurring in the future.

The first two photos are ‘before’ photos.

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Pile Repair
Pile Repair
Pile Repair
Pile Repair
Pile Repair
Pile Repair
Pile Repair