- Main Residence:
Overall concept and design
by Gordon Lidgard. The main Residence was
designed to be a luxury Residence with several
large guest rooms each with an ensuite;
making the house suitable as a Tourist Lodge
or up market Bed and Breakfast. The house
extends for 47.5 metres with large double
glazed windows parallel to the beach, taking
full advantage of the commanding views.
Main structure design:
The house is large tall and long with huge
concrete foundations and massive poles creating
a structure that will withstand earthquakes
or severe storms. The walls are strong and
extremely rigid for a wooden building, permitting
a high ceiling and tall wide windows facing
the sea. The main structural components
were specially designed by Strongbuilt.
The materials were supplied by Goldpine
in Amberley along with an Approved Engineering
Produced Statement and detailed construction
drawings, non standard main load bearing
components had additional Engineering Approval
and construction drawings. The roof structure
is supported by huge round poles, the two
story roof central poles were 11 meters
long and have a base diameter of 500mm!
All are H5
tantalized, with the base end grain waterproofed
with special sealing compound, before completely
surrounded with concrete. GoldTan H5 poles
were used with a guaranteed for 50 years
against insect and fungal attack, however
should last very much longer - so the building
will last for generations to come!
The framing timber is 150 x 50 H3, with
the main roof beams 300 x 50 H3 tantalized
The first story floors are 120mm reinforced
concrete with special high grade water heating
pipes embedded in the upper concrete surface.
The concrete floor is insulated beneath
with 45mm polystyrene slab sheeting.
The main large covered concrete deck has
a minimum of 150mm thick, reinforced 20MPA
concrete. This will enable vehicles to drive
right to the front door if necessary, it
has a very hard, easy to clean finish.
The roof is coloursteel, chosen to blend
with the landscape colours. All ColorSteel
products come with a fifteen year guarantee
against flaking or excessive fading in severe
Finished to lock up:
||Enclosed ground floor
||Second Story floor area:
||Concrete covered deck area:
||Second Story Wooden Deck:
Kitchen, Lounge and Dinning
Roof only completed: 142m2
– Note: This area already has windows
manufactured in matching timber, these are
in storage, also this roof area is tall
enough to permit a mezzanine floor greatly
increasing final floor area.
Also on the property are
a new Strongbuilt coloursteel shed 135m2
with insulated concrete floor and framed
inside so it can be converted into a dwelling.
The building inspector has made a note that
the foundation meets dwelling specifications
and the timber main poles are H5 treated.
The joinery is brown colored anodized aluminum.
There is a shearing /
hay shed on the property which is below
the house but screened from view by trees.
The sewerage system is below this shed permitting
a toilet and other amenity’s to be
installed in this shed.
A breathtaking location
- on the cliff-top overlooking the beach
is a natural wood chalet. This is the perfect
romantic hideaway, big enough for a king-sized
bed with private but commanding views if
the forest and beach. It is made of durable
Macrocarpa timber, the joinery is new brown
The extensive driveways
on the property have been designed to be
functional and also look aesthetically pleasing
with beautiful sweeping curves, these are
accented by the addition of massive 2 to
5 tonne hard stone boulders from the Hapuku
River north of Kaikoura.
The driveways were professionally built
by one of the most experienced contractors
in the district. Huge amounts of base roading
rock was trucked in and used to form the
driveways foundations so that even in mid-winter,
after much rain, heavy equipment like concrete
mixers are able to use them.
The property has had a
new large capacity transformer installed
on the road boundary farthest away from
the lodge location, with an oversized 120mm
Ø diameter cable running underground
to the lodge. The whole system has enough
extra capacity for more extensive future
development of the property if desired.
This property is lucky
enough to have a water connection to the
Hurunui / Cheviot Town Water supply. The
lodge has a large water reservoir tank in
the roof space.
Provision has been made
for irrigating a potential Golf Green on
the gently rolling land below the lodge.
Two large 25,000 liter irrigation reservoir
tanks, have been installed along with mains
power cable and irrigation solenoid control
wires to the pump shed location adjacent
to the tanks. Both tanks are joined with
a 50mm flexible pipe and valves with a separate
50mm valve available for fire fighting.
Two new automatic pressure pumps have been
purchased for the irrigation (one large
and one medium size), these are included
in the property sale.
The property has a state
of the art video surveillance with large
capacity storage system, also features movement
sensors. These cover not only the house
but also the grounds have the latest colour
Also installed are deeply buried mains cables
for driveway lighting and automatic gate
opening. Extra signal and video cables have
been included for gate keypad and camera
Telephone cables have
been installed and one line connected. Extra
cables have been run from the lodge to the
main line at the gate permitting up to 9
lines. Telephone cables also link the lodge
to the shed.
Manuka Bay Lodge incorporates
a wiring system that is designed to run
things in the house i.e. lighting, sound,
appliances either manually or by computer.
All cables return to a central control room
and can be computer operated by the current
C-Bus system, or other more powerful systems
of the future. Many extra features have
been allowed for in the wiring that has
been installed, for example drop down theatre
screen, digital projection system, surround
speakers, mood lighting. The kitchen has
glass accents illuminated by LED’s.
Cat 5 data cable has been run in the walls
to enable computer links to most things.