Huia Orchard Development

This site is a small orchard property at Aongatete, just south of Katikati and north of Tauranga City.

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My clients, a professional consulting couple, purchased the property which was sectioned off from a larger orchard, for the development of a home and lifestyle. The attraction to this property were the wetlands and rural outlook that would be enjoyed from the intended house site (where the car is).

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The development was designed to incorporate two stages. The first stage being an implement shed and a small cottage. The implement shed has a shower and toilet with external access for orchard workers and also boasts a lean-to shelter with a sink bench and electrical outlet. This shed also houses the owner’s mini tractor and other rural “toys”.

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The cottage will be a future guest house but in the meantime will offer accommodation for the owners when they come from Auckland on the weekends, and also while building the house proper.

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The cottage has just been completed, November 30, and was placed into this hollow.

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Looking back south over the wetlands.

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The main house, Stage 2, is to look like this …

 

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The main staircase will be like this …

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and is modelled on this stair from the clients previous home.

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Construction has commenced as of 22nd August 2016.

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Foundations complete. Feature tilt slab walls standing. All ready for concrete floor slab pour.

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Main steel portal frames now standing in place and main level walls framed up. Work progressing on upper floor.

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