Stairways become a safer and more stable area with the addition of handrails. These can be timber or metal or whatever takes your fancy and if well made can enhance the looks of the area
We can help you choose styles, colours and materials whether you are remodelling, renovating, creating an ensuite or a family bathroom.
Your bathroom cane be whatever you want it to be – big, little, feature or hero tiles. Ceramic, timber, paint and marble. Mirrors big and small and accessories of every shape, size, colour and type!
A space for you to relax and rejuvenate and a functional space for the morning rush.
CDC removed and transported buildings from Pontville to Eastside Lutheran College at Warrane to construct and create a new classroom block.
There was a substantial amount of work as the ground had to be prepared for the concrete footing and bored piers to support the buildings. New concrete slabs and pathways were also created.
The building modules were transported in and reassembled to a required configuration, then repaired, refurbished and all services connected. New decking and outdoor roofing ensured the classrooms were easily and comfortably accessible all year round no matter the weather.
Some minor alterations to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment Research Air Monitoring Lab – New Town
This newly renovated house with delightful river views was living in the 80’s and wore a drab feel with dated colours and design. The owners had moved from Sydney and loved the views. They had very specific ideas for their house and we worked together throught he rooms. CDC created a beautiful airy home with clean lines and easy care living.
A refurbishment for the UTAS Old medical Science Building. We have created a purposeful office block. Modern and bright with noise cancelling ceiling panels. A new purpose to an outdated area.
We can refurbish, renovate, offer advice and create your perfect kitchen to cook, live and work in.
Howrah Primary School Kindergarten
This project, proposed in two stages was both new construction and refurbishment of the existing kindergarten. It was envisaged the project would be undertaken whilst part of the kindergarten remained open and active. The project, started in July of 2014 involved the construction of new classrooms and facilities covering an area of 370m2 the refurbishment of existing classrooms and facilities (245m2) extensive external landscaping to accommodate young children and approximately 1000m2 carparking area for the temporary accommodation of student’s parents for drop off and pick up. The value of the project exceeded $1.3m
Together with Liminal Architecture, CDC Development began the construction of the new facilities, with an audience of kindergarten children on the other side of the safety barrier. The three floor levels of the new building and connecting ramps required precise measurements to ensure the connection to the original building complied with access requirements. The large classroom areas and vaulted ceilings of perforated plasterboard made for interesting learning spaces. The addition of large skylights resulted in light and airy spaces. Double glazed windows and well insulated walls and ceilings stabilised internal temperatures and reduced the need for intensive heating or cooling of the spaces when occupied.
The sawtooth shape of the building was further enhanced by the integrated and landscaped play area, complete with active water pumps and artificial creeks. The covered external spaces formed part of the attractive design of the building and allowed external play during wet days or protection from the intense summer sun. Access by parents and students was via and adjacent carpark with facilities for more than 100 additional vehicles, designed to facilitate the existing carparking spaces. The new and redesigned carpark enhanced the safety first mentality required when small children are involved.
The refurbishment of the existing classrooms and facilities, designed to ‘open up’ the spaces, has been applauded as a great success. The building structure remained substantially intact whilst the window areas were substantially increased. The introduction of double glazing and additional insulation to the roof spaces make the new spaces comfortable and conducive to their design function.
The project is one we as a company are very proud of. The relationship with both architect and client was one of cooperation and shared belief in the success of the project. Feedback from kindergarten teachers and student’s parents was positive and flattering.
New Norfolk High School – MDT Refurbishment
CDC Development won the tender for the refurbishment of the Manual Arts Building at New Norfolk High School in a competitive tender let by The Department of Education in December 2013. The cost of the redevelopment was less than $300k. The project formed part of the State Government initiative to stimulate the economy and was part of the $15m statewide education facility upgrade budget.
The project parameters included a restricted time frame, including the Christmas break for the completion of the project prior to the commencement of the new school year. It was a requirement that the project be completed within a six week period.
The internal layout of the building, comprising 14 rooms and 590m2 was modified to allow for the changing needs of New Norfolk High School. The internal walls were substantially demolished and a new layout which allowed for more flexibility in terms of classroom requirements and substantial improvements to adjacent rooms by soundproofing of adjoining walls and ceilings.
The restricted time frame made for a complex programme of works. The need to complete works on a room by room basis so each trade was given as much time as possible to complete their work prior to the next trade starting was a challenge both for the trades involved and the on site management of the project.
The substantial joinery requirements required an early return to work after Christmas, the manufacture, delivery and installation of all joinery was required within a short space of time. Pre ordering of glass from Mainland suppliers added more complexity to a project initiated three days before Christmas day.
A decision by the Education Department to replace all existing woodworking and metalwork machines further enhanced the new facilities.
The success of the project was testament to good cooperation and communication on site and with the design team.
If you need a pergola, deck, somewhere to relax, hide away or just enjoy all year round – call us. There may be a corner of your backyard that sits unused or with piles of weeds and rubbish. But it may have the potential to not only add value to your property but add an outdoor room to your house to enhance your lifestyle.
Glen Huon Community Hall, Glen Huon
CDC Development won the tender for the refurbishment of Glen Huon Hall together with the demolition and reconstruction of the adjoining public toilet in a competitive tender let by Huon Valley Council in April 2013. The cost of the redevelopment was less than $300k.
The project was primarily focused on the refurbishment of the building exterior, including a new roof and the removal and replacement of existing vinyl weatherboards with materials in keeping with the style of the original building.
Prior to the re cladding of the exterior, it was necessary to re-brace and straighten both walls and rooflines with compliant materials. The hall was braced by means of tensioned stainless wires. The roof had new rafters and battens installed and the external walls had new studs affixed to ‘straighten’ the walls prior to insulation being placed and new weatherboards fitted.
Internally, the main hall was quarantined to maintain the polished boards and ‘original’ feel of the hall. The floor and walls were protected whilst the lighting was upgraded and additional heating installed. The ‘tea room’ add on was re roofed to rectify a severely leaking roof and re-lined, again the timber floors required protection whilst works were undertaken.
The access and egress was brought in line with current building codes, including ramps and exits made to comply with AS1428 (Disabled access)
The stormwater system was replaced and additional drainage installed to facilitate the longevity of the structure and its surroundings.
The public toilet block, attached as a lean to the original hall was demolished and rebuilt, using external materials in keeping with the original building. Again the facilities were constructed to comply with modern day standards and built for long term low maintenance.
The project was subject to close scrutiny by The Glen Huon Hall Committee and CDC worked in close cooperation with The Huon Valley Council to achieve an outcome exceeding the expectations of stakeholders.
Despite the protracted inclement weather, CDC achieved an outcome we as a Company are very proud of. The Glen Huon Hall is a well presented and functional public space which has a new lease of life as a central focus for the Glen Huon Community.
Fairview Primary receives a colourful and contemporary makeover. The Students and Teachers now have great learning spaces flanked with bold, inspiring colours and a green oasis.