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An Outdoor Entertaining Area in Puhoi

Within four weeks Rodney’s landscaping specialist Judd Stratful had provided his client with an entertainer’s haven - concrete flooring and macrocarpa beams surrounded by a garden, outdoor fireplace and spa pool.

  • Location: New Zealand
  • Date: 13 March 2019

WORDS Mina Phillips

Highlights Box: Location: Puhoi

Original budget: $50,000

Actual cost: $40,000

Project timeframe: 4 Weeks

Best decision: Using macrocarpa posts and beams

Biggest challenge: Moving the fireplace

Size of project: approximately 80m2

Main materials used: Macrocarpa, concrete and planting

Type of home: Modern

When Rodney landscaping specialist Judd Stratful was set the task of building an outdoor entertaining area for a client in Puhoi, the project was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances. As a result, the client spent $10,000 less than the original budget estimate and the project was completed within 4 weeks. Check out our cost estimate for building a basic outdoor room

Judd’s client wanted an outdoor area where she could entertain family and friends. This included installing concrete flooring, posts, an outdoor fireplace, a surrounding garden, seats and a spa pool. She also wanted the area to provide an adequate amount of shade from the summer sun. With the help of his design and build team, Judd began bringing the project to life.

Installing macrocarpa posts and beams, rather than laminated posts and beams, offered a more affordable option. The client also opted to build the macrocarpa pergola with a shade sail rather than a louvre to save on costs. The next challenge was attempting to move the fireplace into position.     

Within four weeks Judd and his team had installed the concrete, the macrocarpa posts and beams, the garden was planted, the fireplace put in position and spa pool installed. An entertaining area of 80m2 was added to the customer’s modern home, with seats and a shade sail remaining a future prospect.


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