Cara's Deck

BROWNS BAY, AUCKLAND

Our client Cara was looking to create more outdoor living space and make use of the undeveloped area under her home. This project involved changing the existing consented plans done by others as well as securing the labour and materials to complete the project, a true concept to completion project. Along the way the Bays team found that the sewer line and storm water were not in place as shown on the original plan so this meant a change to the foundation line.

The result a happy client’s looking forward to sunny summer days lounging on their new expansive deck. Cara explained “I engaged Maurice Buckley of Bays Architecture to build steps and a deck at my Browns Bay property. I had architectural drawings but could not find a builder as the steps put the job out of scope for deck builders and the job was too small for most builders to want to take on.” Maurice took on the job and dealt with all the hassles with absolute aplomb. It was an unfortunately drawn out process being around the time of the Super City amalgamation which made getting anything out of Council very difficult.

Maurice was able to keep things moving forward, amended the plans to better suit the property, guided me through the Council’s paperwork, and dealt with issues in the build (such as hitting drainage that was incorrectly marked on the plans!). He was utterly unflappable, ready with a solid solution and open to questions at all times. The result is an outdoor entertainment space that everyone admires and we adore – all the building pains are long forgotten and it’s better than we could have ever expected thanks to Maurice!”