A standout build: Ferguson Builders
The standout build at 18 Falconer Rise, Jacks Point, Queenstown, beautifully blends with nature – a unique testimony of Ferguson Builders’ craftmanship.
Rob Ferguson moved to Christchurch from Scotland seven years ago, putting his exceptional skills to use, also building his own home, before moving to Queenstown with his wife Mel, from Invergargill, and two daughters. “This time I decided to build a comfortable family home exactly how we wanted. I appreciate the hard work and dedication from everyone involved.”
Rob says the geometric design was a challenge: roofline contours mirror the dramatic Remarkables backdrop to the east. Five-metre high ceilings let in light and mountain views above a schist stone feature-wall, which extends to the outside. An architectural feat by DF Designs, the exterior was cleverly angled to align the 760sqm section’s asymmetric shape.
Two pavilions form the four-bedroom home either side of the entranceway.
Using eco-friendly components, the cladding is Siberian Larch – a dense, fast-growing, sustainable and cost-effective timber, it produces its own natural oils and doesn’t require staining. Exterior framework was an extra-thick 140mm and Maxraft polystyrene insulation was installed between the ground and the heated concrete flooring.
Expansive German aluminium windows have aesthetic timber-framing on the inside and are triple glazed. Mel designed the interior to blend with nature, incorporating striking black, white and neutral themes.
Ferguson Builders sources cost-effective, energy efficient solutions, passing savings onto its clients, which has included his neighbour. Renovation or new builds in Queenstown reflect the highest-quality workmanship from Rob and his skilled team of builders and apprentices.
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