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Strandon Residence

Builder: Chris Bell Construction
Architect: Arcitect – Ian Pritchard
Year: 2008

“Walkway influence in coastal NP home” was the cover story heading of the June 2008 Lifestyle Homes publication produced by the Taranaki Daily News.

ICE Electrical Solutions was engaged by Chris Bell Construction to take on the electrical challenge of another Architect Ian Pritchard design. The raw finish concrete block was the biggest challenge as there was absolutely no room for error.

Every flush box was carefully measured and re-measured prior to marking the concrete with even a pencil. The concrete block was to be flawless. After confirming the correct positions the challenge of cutting out the blocks without cracking them was nail biting.

Other challenges involved were allowing for cavities for the low level stair well lights to be recessed in after the blocks were poured, installation of ducting from bathroom extract fans out through the maze of timber and block work and cutting in 5mt long recessed lighting without error.

All these tasks were accomplished with great success. The job took a massive 500 man hours to complete compared to a standard 3 bedroom house at an average of 200 man hours. The company credits this project’s incredible achievement to their site foreman Russell Scott who not only completed the job on time but completed it with a high level of finish, dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ to the satisfaction of Chris Bell and his client.