Pergola for outdoor living and dining

Pergola for outdoor entertaining in Ruby Bay

Occasionally Timberworks is approached to design a structure for external use, perhaps a porch, garage or, as in this case, an outdoor living and dining area. Nelmac commissioned us to design a pergola for their clients in Ruby Bay who were carrying out an extensive landscaping scheme. The frame was to sit around a large fireplace with integral flue and provide an appealing space for outdoor entertaining. Our sketches were approved, drawings completed and a walnut stain chosen and before we knew it, a perfect Nelson day dawned for the raising.  The structure complements the hard landscaping perfectly, linking a patio and decked area to the house and will sit perfectly in the mature gardens once the planting has been completed.

Gazebo in Mapua

Gazebo, Mapua

Timberworks has designed and built a couple of Post and Beam gazebos as a mini show-homes for various exhibitions.  These were designed to be less than 10sqm so that they can be built without the need and expense of building consent.  Ideal for spa pool, garden, park setting or similar.  This one was sold on as a outdoor seating area.

Boathouse

Boathouse

Timberworks was asked to design an attractive Post and Beam frame to support some stunning custom designed western red cedar doors on the end of a small boathouse.

Gazebo Sleepout

Gazebo Sleepout

The second gazebo that Timberworks built as a show-home was clad, insulated and finished internally as a sleepout.  The mix of chunky timbers with curved bracing and additional beams along the walls gave a very cosy, appealing room to use for guests or as an office.

Wedding Gazebo, Hanmer Hotel

Wedding Gazebo, Hanmer Hotel

The designer’s brief here was to create a Gazebo to provide the Hotel with a suitable structure to host weddings.  Simple in design, the quality materials like the Macrocarpa Post and Beam frame and the cedar shingles give it a timeless quality and provide a perfect backdrop for photos. A combination of hidden and exposed steel connections were used, countersunk and painted black.

Have a look for yourselves, the Gazebo is situated in the back gardens of the Heritage Hotel in Hanmer.

 

Richmond Summer House

Richmond Summer House

A truly client-inspired building that surpassed everyone’s expectations.  The original brief was to create an away room separate from the house and over the lake that was accessed by a bridge from an upper lawn.  Once the beauty of the exposed timbers below became apparent the client decided to create an additional outdoor living space underneath the Summerhouse as well. The Post and Beam frame is made of ‘old man’ pine that has been stained prematurely grey down below to give it a consistent weathered look without hiding the grain of the timber.

“Timberworks have been involved in creating two buildings on our property; a Garden cottage (Richmond cabin) with interior trusses and a two level Summerhouse overlooking a lake. The accuracy of the workmanship is faultless.  We have found Timberworks to be completely reliable and professional and their attention to detail is everything we could have hoped for.  We live in a park-like environment and have noted that visitors and guests react to the Garden cottage and Summerhouse as features of interest and beauty in the overall landscape.  We would have no hesitation in using Timberworks again, or recommending their services to other people.”  – Rick and Sarah Griffin – Silvan, Nelson