“We wanted to create an office space that was practical yet innovative.”

Mike and Tania Sangster, Business owners

Commercial Building - Dunstan Design and Consultancy

Project Description

Client: Mike and Tania Sangster
Location: Alexandra
Key materials: Steel portal, with timber framed walls around the office area and coloursteel cladding. Office entrance clad with cedar and plaster.

The challenge

DDC needed an office space, they wanted to build something representative of smart planning and clever design – relevant to their business, but also cost effective.

Our approach

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The DDC office is located on a lifestyle property – creating an additional requirement for storage space.


DDC, being architects, of course designed the building, utilising the Specialised Structures system to get a cost-effective build while innovatively incorporating cedar and plaster with the Colorsteel cladding.

The design included an open plan office space and meeting room. Storage space made up the bulk of the building – for all equipment associated with living on a lifestyle block.


Specialised Structures supplied the building shell as a construction kit for this build.

The result

Here is a modern contemporary structure, reflecting what can be done with flare and initiative.

“The office was simple to erect and is effectively fit-for-purpose” says Tania. “We knew what the Specialised Structures Construction Company system could do and how to work with it to achieve a building that is timeless, practical and just right for our needs as a business and family.”