Over the weekend I made a point of checking out ‘The Cantabrian’ – a concept home with foundations specifically engineered to perform during seismic activity. Definitely appealing and well worth checking out! It’s on display at 81 Cranford Street, 12 noon – 2.00pm Monday through to Saturday.
Via Rebuild Christchurch:
In the same vein, last week I had the honour of selling my first post-quake rebuild in North New Brighton – may it be the first of many more!
- exterior claddings have been chosen for their strength and lighter weight properties
- pre-approved building consent for this design (known as multi-proof)
- as a multi-proof design, The Cantabrian concept can be built anywhere in New Zealand and will only require site-specific foundation and services details to be consented by the local authority
- regular building shape that allows for good placing and orientation on site. Compliant with MBIE guidelines
- double-glazed light well which provides plenty of natural light all year round. The electric-opening high window ventilates the house in summer. With a built-in bench seat this beautiful feature will be a focal point in the home
- expansive north-facing windows to ensure plenty of winter sun, and the deep eaves provide shade in the summer months
- pitched ceiling in the living area is lined with timber giving a warm and comfortable feel to the house. This finish carries through to the exterior with the soffit being finished in a similar manner
- double-glazing, wall, floor and ceiling insulation, compliant to the latest MBIE standards
- a choice of claddings including vertical grooved fibre-cement board; board and batten; Linea weatherboards, and vertical cedar weatherboard
Find out more at www.cantabrianhome.co.nz