Wellington renovation gets top award
An expensive renovation of a Mt Victoria villa has won a supreme award in the Registered Master Builders 2013 House of the Year Awards.
Wilson Building’s four bedroom-home makeover also won the future-proof building renovation award for houses over $500,000.
Judges said the renovation was made even more of a success given the level of difficulty and challenges which arose during the build.
"A large amount of structural work was required, including undermining, underpinning and tunnelling under the building - further complicated by the proximity of the neighbouring properties.
"Completed while sitting on temporary piles seven metres off the ground, the home is finished with recycled timber floors throughout and a panelled ceiling through the kitchen and living area.
''Where possible original features have been restored and retained, as well as adding custom-made window sills, colonial skirting and architraves.
The result was a beautiful home which retained all of its turn of the century character while incorporating modern technology.
"This is a wonderful achievement and a lesson in renovations by a fantastic builder."
The other supreme award went to Phil Benton Builders for a new $2 million plus home in Christchurch.
The Dominion Post