Residential

Seismic Solutions Limited has quickly become go to engineers for new build houses and alterations. We are a client focused engineering practice focused on achieving best outcomes for our clients by using our inhouse knowledge and expertise in a range of materials and systems. We work with contractors,architects, and consultants and we understand what our role is in these projects. Nothing is too small,and nothing is too large for us and us only bite what we can chew.We have several repeat clients, who value our fast and reliable services that does not break the bank andwho enjoys having engineers one call away should they require clarification and input. We have developed skills in designing innovative building systems such as izodom, and structural insulated panels. We have worked on a range of projects ranging from small alterations to multiunit developments. Ourpast work included:

  • Alterations, additions, and reconfiguration of existing houses
  • Prepurchase assessments and engineering reports
  • New house design using conventional timber framed walls or bespoke systems
  • Design of decks, pergolas and/or driveways
  • Garages and carports

New Builds

Address: 22 La LenaGrove, Palmerston North

Architect/Builder: Thermwise Homes

 

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of an energy efficient two storey house on sloping ground usingstructurally insulated panels and insulated foundation system

Key design featuresincluded:

  • Timber pole retaining walls
  • Stiffened concrete foundation slab
  • Part timber pile foundations
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing
  • Supplemental steel frame, and beams

Address: 11 Te Ahi Prera Place, Lower Hutt

Architect:Greenhaus Architects

Builder: RD Builders Limited

 

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a bespoke architecturally designed house on sloping groundusing timber and steel construction in SED wind zone.

 

Key design featuresincluded:

  • Large timber deck and supporting structure
  • Concrete masonry retaining walls
  • Stiffened concrete foundation slab
  • Vertical and horizontal bracingwith intricate detailing
  • Supplemental steel frames, and beams

Address:154 Amesbury Drive,Wellington

Architect: Greenhaus Architects

Builder: Eco Green Homes

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a bespoke architecturally designed two storey house using structurally insulated panels and insulated foundation system.

 

Key design features included:

  • Timber pole retaining walls
  • Concrete masonry retaining walls
  • Stiffened insulated concrete foundation slab
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing using mixed wall system
  • Supplemental steel framing, and timber/ steel beams

Address: 3 Whio Place, Waikanae

Architect: Greenhaus Architects
(Graphic Courtesy)

 Builder: Eco Green Homes

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a bespoke architecturally designed three storey house using structurally insulated panels and insulated foundation system.

 

Key design features included:

  • Timber pole retaining walls
  • Concrete masonry retaining walls
  • Stiffened insulated concrete foundation slab
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing using mixed wall system
  • Supplemental steel framing, and timber/ steel beams

 

Address: 73 Waikawa Beach Road, Waikanae

Architect: Greenhaus Architects (Graphic Courtesy)

Builder: Izodom New Zealand

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a single storey passive granny flat using insulated concrete filled stay in place forms (Izodom System) and insulated foundation system.

 

Key design features included:

  • Izodom walls and lintels
  • Stiffened insulated concrete foundation slab
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing
  • Timber beams and lintels

 

Address: 66 Oneroa Road, Russell

Architect: Greenhaus Architects (Graphic Courtesy)

Builder: TBC

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a bespoke architecturally designed three storey high house on an extremely challenging site with large open plan spaces.

 

Key design features included:

  • Timber pole retaining walls and concrete masonry retaining walls
  • Large openings and open plane living spaces
  • Unique construction using Hempcrete filled magnum board timber framed walls
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing
  • Timber beams and lintels
  • Steel frames and beams with large cantilever deck roof

 

Address: 60 Pacific Heights Road, Orewa

Architect: Sang Architects (Graphic Courtesy)

Builder: Izodom New Zealand

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a bespoke architecturally designed two storey high passive house on sloping site.

 

Key design features included:

  • Timber pole retaining walls and concrete masonry retaining walls
  • Large openings and open plane living spaces
  • Unique construction using Izodom wall and foundation system
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing

Address: 145 The Parade, Wellington

Architect: Greenhaus Architects (Graphic Courtesy)

Builder: TBC

Project Description:

Specific engineering design of a bespoke architecturally designed three storey high apartment building using a mix of timber framed walls and steel frames.

 

Key design features included:

  • Stiffened concrete foundation slab with perimeter retaining walls and driven piles
  • Large openings and open plane living spaces
  • Economy in design in communication with contractor and other trades
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing
  • Steel/ timber beams and steel bracing frames

Address: 330 Horokiwi Road, Wellington

Architect: Greenhaus Architects

Builder: Green Magic Homes New Zealand

Project Description:

A unique show home architecturally designed by Greenhaus Architects to create ‘hill with eyes”. On ridge exposed to wind speeds beyond extremely high zone, and few hundred meters away from the Wellington fault line.

Key design features included:

 

  • Finite element based computer modelling, order of magnitude checks and first engineering principle based calculations with experimental validation
  • A system widely used internationally but checked for the first time in New Zealand to comply with New Zealand Building Code
  • Vertical and horizontal bracing checks for fibre reinforced polymer modules and joints
  • Solution to problems encountered due to earthquake loading

Alterations and Additions

Address: 72 Tiber Street, Wellington

Architect: Greenhaus Architects

 

Project Description:

Removal of walls to create open plan modern kitchen with slider doors opening onto a timber deck. Scope of our services included design and construction monitoring of secondary timber beams and the main steel portal frame to take loading from the floor above after removal of the wall, deck, pergola, and foundations.

Address: 31 McFarlane Street, Wellington

Architect: Studio Pacific Architecture

 Builder: Overton Associates

Project Description:

Major renovation in this high-end residential property included major overhaul of interiors and our scope of services included to work out a solution to install a lift shaft in a very tight space with its own supporting structure and strengthening to existing floors and staircase stringers. Attention to detail and some clever thinking was the key in this project to achieve the desired result.

Address: 5 Pukatea Close, Raumati

Architect: DGI Architecture Limited

Project Description:

Addition of a garage to the existing house with workshop and high ceiling. Our work involved design of limited geotechnical investigations, structural system for lateral and gravity loading, foundation slab resting on driven piles, and a self-supporting cantilever concrete masonry fire rated boundary wall.

Address: 117 Barnard Street, Wadestown

Architect: DGI Architecture Limited

Project Description:

Our scope involved detailed structural design of foundation, bracing, and framing for proposed reconfiguration and addition to the existing house structure.