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Buildnz Canterbury Trade Show 2016

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Buildnz/designex- Canterbury Trade Show 2016

Buildnz/designex is the leading trade event for the Building & Construction Industry with a solid reputation for bringing building professionals and construction industry innovators together to share ideas, showcase the latest products, and develop business relationships. buildnz/designex saves you time and money, delivering an incredible variety of new products and services to keep you up-to-date with the latest technologies across home automation, joinery, hardware, cladding, flooring, insulation, lighting, roofing, spouting, timber and everything else you need in the trade.

The show is on from Thursday 4 August to Saturday 6 August and Glenn Harley from Harley Builders will be hosting a Question and Answer session from 10 – 11.30am on the Thursday and Saturday.  Then on Saturday he will be joining Bob Burnett – Bob Burnett Architecture from 1-3.30pm for a combined Q & A session on building Energy Efficient homes in Canterbury.

Glenn will be on the Pro clima NZ stand (110E)  where his Q & A sessions will be aimed at answering questions,  and he will share his extensive knowledge and experience as the builder of Canterbury’s first Certified Passive House.

Pro clima’s airtightness and weathertightness building system, in combination with effective insulation and appropriate ventilation, creates an energy efficient, low allergen emitting, comfortable, healthy home or place of business.  Their patented system also ensures the long term effectiveness of the insulation and the structural durability of the building by protecting it from moisture damage, thereby making sure your healthy, energy efficient and eco friendly environment remains that way for many years in the future.

Harley Builders have recently won a Silver medal and the Sustainable Lifestyle Award at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition for building Canterbury’s first-ever Certified Passive House.  This Fendalton home officially maintains a constant air temperature of between 20 and 25 degrees celsius – with no heating or cooling required. That means extremely low power bills and very little impact on the planet – despite a generous 347sqm footprint.

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Restoration of Ironside House

Harley Builders are proud to have been involved in the restoration of Ironside House after the earthquakes. Pleased to see the owners got a Heritage award.

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Heritage Retention Award:

Winner – Ironside House

Entrant: H&H Developments

Judge Citation: The restoration of Ironside House has not just brought a prominent heritage building back to life but has been done to ensure long term sustainability as well as reinstating the heritage features of the house.

The Judges’ congratulate the owners for sensitively bringing a severely damaged building back to full use and achieving 100 percent of the new building code. This project involved carefully moving the building backwards off its original site (after removal of damaged materials) and moving it back again after constructing 200 piles driven to 7 metres and installing a 100mm concrete subfloor as well as new bearers and bracing. The work achieved on Ironside House shows that with care, innovation and determination heritage buildings can be rehabilitated and strengthened to be enjoyed long into the future.

www.heritageawards.co.nz

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Restored to Glory

Ironside House, proudly shows that restoration on the heritage building is complete. High-profile chef Jonny Schwass’s latest culinary venture in Christchurch will offer a slice of history too. His new restaurant, Harlequin Public House, will soon open in Ironside House, a more than century-old building on the corner of Salisbury and Montreal streets. The building’s owners restored it to its former glory despite it being severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and being red-stickered.

Co-owner Jacqui Lee said that when she saw the building after the devastating quake she thought, “How the hell are we going to fix this?” But she took the approach of “where there is a will there is a way”.

Saving the building, built in 1899, did not come cheap. The salvage project, which involved lifting and moving the house on to the nearby car park so workers could put down deep-pile foundations, “conservatively” cost about $2.5 million, she said. The bill was covered through a combination of insurance, a Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Building Trust grant and a bank loan. Lee hoped a council grant would be confirmed.

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Schwass said they hoped to open after July 20. “We’re pretty lucky to be the custodians of such a beautiful building. They’re definitely not making them like that any more.”

He said the restaurant and bar would be europena 1920s-style, with a few “familiar faces” from his now-demolished Ferry Rd Restaurant Schwass.

Ironside House was once home to a surgery and later a lecture hall for the Christchurch Teachers’ College.

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