This original timber-framed construction of the Chamois Lodge had suffered under the intense alpine environment, and after almost sixty years in operation was ready for renovation. The scope of works was to renovate/modernise the rooms including bathrooms which required stripping right back to the old timber-framed walls, replacing all sanitary and tapware, re-tiling and painting. New double glazed joinery units replaced single glazed windows opening up to a new and better view of Mt Cook.
The team were required to bring the structure up to a condition that was workable before refurbishing. Once complete, all rooms fully refurbished had new carpets, wall linings and painting along with new joinery and furniture and heating and plumbing systems replaced. Hallways were re-lined, re-carpeted and repainted and the exterior of the building was refreshed and re-roofed.
The client, having closed for the winter season to complete works, had a very tight programme. Cook Brothers took advantage of this quiet season, living in workers accommodation on site Monday to Friday to expedite works. The timeframe was critical as accommodation was required to be open for the summer trade and prebooked tour group. Cook Brothers met programme with excellent results and to a very pleased client.