The brief

Amberley is becoming more and more popular with those wishing to have an urban lifestyle within easy reach of the beautiful countryside and vinyards of Waipara
Arthur Burke, a well known and established local company, wished to upgrade the Hammer Hardware shop in the town

A completely re-worked shop frontage and canopy was called for without disrupting the busy operation of the premises.

In line with the legal requirement for upgrading earthquake strengthening, the roof had to be removed to enable the supporting structure to be modified.

The design

Smart Plans set to work designing the canopy and coordinating the structural alterations. Set back from the main state highway, the frontage and canopy needed to have an impact from a distance. .

The Result

The modern metal clad canopy provides a striking invitation to seek out what lies within whilst giving window shoppers some protection from the rain. The canopy also provides some shade from the warm sun that Amberley enjoys.