Bridle Path Road, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch
Architecture: Bob Burnett Architecture
A residential house rebuilt following the Canterbury earthquakes. The site is located in a mass-movement zone on the Port Hills and is subject to rock fall risks. Rockfall risks were reduced by a catchment area. The house is supported on a robust foundation system consisting of braced timber piles with plywood subfloor bracing and steel ties to reduce structure movement due to land movement down slope. The house uses a CLT floor and CLT skillion roof over the front portion of the house. Timber walls were prefabricated which reduced construction time. The house has a 6 Star homestar rating due to insulation and energy efficiency detailing and featured in the 2018 Superhome tour.