CLARKE GROUP: AN EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR ROLL OUT
Clarke Group Partners with investors to create affordable furnished studio accommodation in key areas of Auckland. We have worked on several of their projects that are typically two to three storeys high and feature light timber framing including Chapel Studios, Henderson Valley Studios and Alfriston Studios. We are happy to part of a team that is helping to increase Auckland’s housing stock efficiently and quickly.
We have recently worked with Clarke Group and their Architect to develop a prototype that is efficient, cost effective, and can be used for all of their new buildings, uses products New Zealand builders are familiar with and are readily available, and is quick to construct. We have also adapted well-known foundation and bracing systems with flexibility to adapt to different soil types and wind zones.
Benefits of having us on the team:
Timber presents detailing challenges particularly in terms of fire and connections. This requires careful engineering. Our design is sympathetic to structural loads, aesthetics and buildability.
We proactively work with the fabricator and contractor, visiting the factory and site to ensure components such as the arches are made and installed correctly.