A brand new, eco-friendly home for some very special residents.
Our project for Skyline Enterprises on behalf of the Kiwi Birdlife Park consisted of a new timber-clad building to house two breeding pairs of kiwis.
Construction included excavation and site preparation, foundation works, concrete slab, steel frame, partial blockwork walls, door and balustrade installation, metal sheet roofing, gutters and downpipes, plus architectural finishes including exposed aggregate floor finishes, painted soffits, timber feature walls and benches.
We repurposed and fully fitted out shipping containers to house an incubation breeding room, a food preparation area for staff and guest toilets.
We installed specialist feature lighting, including grow lamps, throughout the kiwi enclosure to allow native plants to flourish indoors. We also installed a state-of-the-art mechanical ventilation system to ensure the kiwis’ natural environmental was replicated year round, day and night.
The Dunedin-based architect designed the structure with an eco-conscious focus. For example, the site was planted extensively prior to works commencing, and we used timber from trees felled on site to clad the entire building.
The project was completed throughout the winter months to a tight schedule. The Naylor Love team worked creatively and efficiently to deliver the works to the Kiwi Birdlife Park on a tight budget, with effective design coordination and liaison with the end user paramount throughout the project.