Following extensive damage during the Christchurch earthquakes, a 110m² timber-framed bungalow was demolished and work began on a new 240m² home designed around the needs of the family and the building's narrow site. The striking new home features two pavilions with different facade choices creating interest and defining the function of the different spaces.
The front pod is clad in Metalcraft Roofing's Espan 340 profile with cedar-clad gables, while the pod at the back is cedar-clad with an Espan 340 roof because owners wanted to create some differentiation, rather than having a monolithic black form. The owner says, “Because it’s a relatively long house, I wanted to move away from horizontal weatherboards and give it some versatility with the cedar cladding and the Espan. And the wide metal tray for the cladding and roofing gives a unique, timeless look that is comparatively maintenance-free.”
The high ribs of the vertically installed Espan 340 cladding create strong defined shadow lines which are echoed by the vertical lines of the cedar cladding. The high-performance Espan 340 cladding comprises New Zealand Steel for excellent strength and rigidity and is installed with concealed fixings for exceptional weather performance.
By combining the warmth of cedar with the modern look and performance of the Espan 340 cladding, the clients now have an eye-catching home that will withstand the elements for years to come.