THE transformation of a home to support meningococcal patient Robbie Buchan’s family has put a spotlight on the growing trend of adding a secondstorey extension using prefabricated techniques.
A collaboration between Today Tonight and Nicheliving achieved the addition of an upstairs master suite to the family’s cramped 3x1 brick-and-tile build in just hours, resulting in a 4x2 haven.
Nicheliving subsidiary Rubix Future Living constructed the 34sq m master suite pod at its Rockingham facility over four weeks and included internal and external finishing, wet areas, plumbing and electricals.
The finished timberframed pod was transported to the site for installation and once the existing home’s roof was prepared, a crane lifted it into position. The services were then connected and the surrounding roofing completed.
Nicheliving managing director Ronnie MichelElhaj said the transformation as applied to the Buchan’s home, including construction, transport, installation and finishing,