INSTALMENT # 1
Like anything worth doing in life, designing & building a home was never meant to be easy ......... but my god, it's rewarding!
This time last year the team at LAD Architecture stumbled upon a challenging, north facing Waihi Beach site that was too good an opportunity to let pass us by!
We set about buying & designing a house for the site, thinking (quite naively! ; ) "what better way to understand how our plans are translated on site, than to 'roll up our sleeves & get our hands dirty". Over a 12 month period we worked VERY long hours with Jason Rusk of Rusk Builders to create some magic (in our very biased opinion! : )
And oh what a rollercoaster the last year has been! We've shed more blood, sweat & tears than we thought humanly possible, in the quest of realising our dreams (expletives have flown thick & fast at times too!). Standing back now and looking at our design 'in the flesh', we're filled with overwhelming pride and satisfaction ........ it's all been worth it! We'd happily press the 'rewind' button & do it all over again! (actually, give us 6 months of enjoying G & T's on the deck first! ; )
WHY WRITE A BLOG POST?
In the 'HOUSE THAT LAD BUILT' blog series, we're hoping to provide an insight in to the entire design & build process, from the initial stage of site selection through to final council sign off.
We're hoping to support people that are going through the process or in the initial planning phase. We'll discuss the highs, lows, pitfalls & absolutely everything else in between. We'll also touch on passive design elements and how they can be embraced to enhance the performance of your new home.
And please remember, if you'd like to have a chat about anything discussed in this blog series, don't hesitate to drop us a line: email@example.com / 027 5777 141 (Aaron).
We'd love to hear from you.
Enjoy! : )