Outdoor Living


WEST COAST GATES

A super-sized outdoor fireplace designed and built by Nathan Cook Builders as a feature wind block for a outdoor entertaining area. The client wanted to tie in the underutilized outdoor area between their house and pool for entertaining purposes.

The 4 meter high, 5 meter wide structure was constructed from concrete blocks and timber framing, with plaster render and river stone finishing details. It features a Jetmaster 1200 with cooking facilities and includes a mantle made of timber reclaimed from the Lyttleton Port.


OUTDOOR FIRE

A super-sized outdoor fireplace designed and built by Nathan Cook Builders as a feature wind block for a outdoor entertaining area. The client wanted to tie in the underutilized outdoor area between their house and pool for
entertaining purposes.

The 4 meter high, 5 meter wide structure was constructed from concrete blocks and timber framing, with plaster render and river stone finishing details. It features a Jetmaster 1200 with cooking facilities and includes a mantle made of timber reclaimed from the Lyttleton Port.


OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING

Our clients wanted to maximize an existing concrete patio and create a space to entertain friends while taking in the beautiful views of the countryside around them.

The Brazilian redwood was chosen by the client for its attractive colouring. This was used for the custom built seating along with a matching table, creating the perfect place for happy hours in front of the fire.


HORORATA

A repeat client of many years wanted his farmhouse renovated to make their driveaway entrance to visitors more appealing and welcoming, and once again decided we were the team for the job. This meant replacing an existing window
with a French door leading out to the newly built deck and steps down to the lawn and driveway.

The double car port was also renovated and closed in with a new garage door to create a warmer, dryer and secure additional to their existing home.

GAZEBO

This beautifully crafted gazebo is built from Macrocarpa over a kwila decked area, and includes a custom-built feature roof vent with retractable canvas
screens to block out the cool evening breezes. This is used as a separate dining area/outdoor space at the family holiday home, and forms a sharp additional to the outdoor entertaining space.

Designed and built by Nathan Cook Builders, this gazebo comes with a guaranty to create an exceptional addition to any outdoor space.

DECKS

No matter the season, decks form a crucial part of our outdoor living spaces and can include many design flairs to add style to a house, garden or outdoor area. Our team have the skills and expertise to create decks to accompany new build high end architectural houses, or to dress up the outdoor area off your current home.

GARDEN SHELTER

A custom-built garden shelter built from Macrocarpa and kwila timber, is used as a relaxing/changing area with wood storage to accompany a wood fired outdoor spa. This shelter lends itself to many uses and would be as at home in the middle of a garden as it is it at the edge of a deck.

FENCING

No matter the project, our team pride themselves on their craftsmanship. We handle all aspects of fencing from typical paling boundary fences through to the more decorative post and rail fencing options.

BURNHAM

One of our local kindergartens needed an outdoor covered area where the children could play but it could also be used for a variety of other activities. This deck and lean to was created from Kwila, with a corrugated iron roof for a long life. As a community project we donated the labour costs to help make the project a reality.

ALBERT

A well-loved deck area that was overdue for a revamp, our team replaced the deck and steps with new framing and Balau decking and replaced the original concrete paths with new exposed aggregate concrete paths and patio.