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THE FIRE PLACE RESTAURANT

Location
Whitianga

Architect
Linda Vugler (Concept) Terry Bright and Rod Percival

Project Details
As the owner of the Restaurant had only supplied sketch plans and basic floor plans my role in this project was not only to physically build but to act in an advisory, designer and coordinator capacity. This meant many lengthy discussions, explanations and e-mail correspondence with the owners, Gregory & Karen Sandler who reside in Hong Kong. From photos supplied by Karen and Gregory of what they had in mind, I was able to submit specifications for the project that would create a unique Restaurant like no other. Brief Specification: – New Zealand Redwood Weatherboard, Fascias, Soffits, Gable Ends- Hardwood Deckings – Recycled Oregon beams – sarking – overlay flooring – Timber Joinery

Commenced 06 January 1999
Completed 28 August 1999

Rod’s Comment
One of the most full filling projects I have ever built, creative use of recycled timber meant I was in my Zone. Karen & Gregory were demanding but really good fun to work with in creating a Unique build for Whitianga.