This project was designed by Glen Place from Place Designs and is being built by local builder Barry Green. Structural engineering by Cornell Engineers.
Adding an elevator to an existing commercial building is a great way to achieve access to the upper floor for older clients or those restricted to a wheelchair. And the process is easier than you think.
You’ll need space to build the elevator. You’ll need a deeper foundation – depending on how the elevator is powered – and you’ll need it to access a common area of the building.
Speak to an architect to get the floor space requirements right. Then you’ll be ready to speak to Cornell Engineers about designing the structure for your new elevator.
This renovation project in Kedron, Brisbane is transforming a beautiful Queenslander that looks like it was built facing the wrong direction!
Originally located on a massive estate, the front of the house originally faced Strathmore Street, Kedron. Over the years, the estate was subdivided and more houses were squeezed into the area. The unfortunate consequence was that the house now looks like it is facing the wrong way.
Rather than turning the house around, building designer Roger Cook from Roger Cook Design was engaged to design a new front façade for the front elevation of the building.
Construction has started with the demolition of the subfloor space and excavation to create a usable head height under the building.
New steel posts are being installed under the house to suit the new downstairs layout and a master bedroom extension is being constructed on the ground level.
This grand old lady will look like it has been turned around on the block, but in reality a nice, fresh new front will be added to the building.
With an internal renovation in the original upstairs part of the house and the ground floor extension, this enormous house will regain it majesty and dignity and proudly face the street once again!