Business South January 2024

102 | Fraemohs Homes T T Richard Loader Fraemohs excel in remote locations The two-storey solid timber home at Castle Hill village has three bedrooms, two bathrooms with living spaces both upstairs and down. BUILDING Well known for their natural timber homes with beautiful rustic charm, Fraemohs Homes offer the advantage of construction efficiency when building in those remote, hard to get to locations. In September this year the iconic Christchurch company commenced construction of a holiday home in the heart of Castle Hill, a little alpine village close to Canterbury’s Porters Pass ski fields, and expects to hand the keys over early in the New Year. Based on its Miri Miro design, the two-storey solid timber home encompasses three bedrooms, two bathrooms with living spaces both upstairs and down stairs. On the lower level there are two of the bedrooms, along with a bathroom, and open plan living, kitchen and dining area. The A-Frame upper level has a large master bedroom plus ensuite and walk in robe, along with a living space/snug area. “The Miro Miro design is extremely popular because of the aesthetic look of it, and because it’s a bit more compact it fits on smaller sections,” says Amanda van Der Kley, Fraemoh’s Homes’ Business Development Manager. “Not only is the home warm and healthy due to the natural insulation properties of timber, it is also carbon negative, making it a sustainable choice. Think of your American style log home. “The home is constructed from machined flat faced logs, inside and out, to give that beautiful rustic back to nature look and appeal. You’re seeing all the knots and parts of the natural tree in your boards. It’s quite beautiful seeing all the grains.” Three pieces of pinus radiata are laminated together for structural integrity, to form the logs that are then interlocked on top of each other to form the structure as well as exterior cladding and internal linings, explains Amanda. “Because of that, you don’t have to bring in separate trades to do your framing, internal and external linings. The walls can be erected very quickly to create the shell of the home within a couple of weeks, which is at least six weeks shorter than a more conventional build. We can also provide customers with smart technology like off-grid options including solar panels or a separate septic system.” The timber used to construct Fraemohs Homes is all grown on the West Coast of the South Island and is delivered to Fraemohs’ factory in Christchurch as untreated rough sawn logs, where they are machine dressed, laminated, and cut into the wall lengths required and delivered to site for construction. “Any waste generated in the manufacture of the wall boards, like off-cuts and sawdust can be repurposed. “For example, our sawdust goes to a landscape company for use in chicken coops.” Recognisable by its all-timber look, Fraemohs Homes has been an iconic name in residential building for over 55 years, an impressive longevity for a building company. “While we’re best known for our solid timber, log cabin style homes, we also build the more traditional homes but like to put Phone Brent 021 285 5881 | Proudly to be associated with Fraemohs Homes If you are looking for reliable qualified painters who take pride in their work, we are the decorators for you. Covering all of Christchurch & North Canterbury 343C Flaxton Road, Rangiora P: 03 313 5045 E: | | | PROUD TO WORK WITH FRAEMOHS HOMES · CARPET · VINYL · LAMINATE · HYBRID · TIMBER · COMMERCIAL FLOORING Specialising in all aspects of commercial cleaning services Proud Supply Partner to Fraemohs Homes Yvette Milne 027 477 0558