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26 Oct Erik Vasbinder And Ton Van Den Bosch Of Lifestylehouse Discuss The Path To Excellence In The Design Of Modern Contemporary Homes

Headed by Erik Vasbinder & Ton van den Bosch, the team at Lifestylehouse in Marbella are at the cutting edge of the design and construction of contemporary modern villas & houses worldwide.

Combining a vision for attention to detail, from the engineering background of Erik Vasbinder, with the real estate expertise, gained from a successful career in property development, of Ton van den Bosch, they are supported by a team of engineers, designers and craftsmen at their head office in the Netherlands.

Their dream is to leverage the most advanced techniques available in construction, engineering and design to create and build worldwide modern homes that are beautiful from both the inside and outside, using only the highest quality materials.

As Erik Vasbinder states, “The sensation of being in one of our homes is similar to the feeling of quality and engineering perfection that you get when you sit in a high-end luxury car, such as a Porsche, Audi or Ferrari. Every part is engineered perfectly, every tiny detail a masterpiece of precision.”

Recognising that many builders were using traditional techniques to construct a modern villa or house, and that this method of building did not take advantage of the inherent engineering advantages that a modern home design can bring, they have designed and perfected a system for building homes using modular components that can be applied anywhere in the world.

Indeed with sales offices in Marbella, Spain and projects on the go in the south of Spain, Puerto Rico, Ibiza, Miami and Dubai they are rapidly building up a successful worldwide presence.

By taking advantage of proprietary highly-engineered steel corner structures, advanced concrete techniques and labour saving designs, Lifestylehouse are able to construct houses & villas that have absolutely no internal walls, are up to 80% glass and have expansive floors and dramatic overhangs that quite literally “float” above the ground level.

The advantages for the owner are immeasurable:
•In the first place is the speed of construction of the building itself – all items can be pre-engineered and subsequently delivered on-site for assembly.
•Timeless designs to choose from.
•The owner is free to choose the finishings and installations to fit their particular needs. Since these are incorporated at the initial design stage and by taking advantage of the straight geometrical lines of the building, the plans of the construction can be adjusted so that materials such as flooring, wall tiles and doors can be fitted on-site with a minimum of adjustments – thus saving considerably on the labour times and therefore costs. These savings on labour are passed on to the owner who can benefit by investing in far higher quality finishing materials for the same end cost.
•Design elements, such as the internal and external insulation, can be manufactured as integral parts of the construction, rather than later on as add-ons.
•All load-bearing structures are over-engineered in relation to the demands put on them, floors are constructed using advanced honeycomb designs and outside shutters are hurricane proof.
•Installations such as air conditioning units, electrical systems and water softening devices can be sourced from the leading manufacturers and their incorporation can built into the original design.
•A complete home can be finished, turnkey, within 7 to 10 months.

From a client satisfaction point of view, Ton van den Bosch likes to point out that “the entire home is pre-engineered prior to construction so that we at Lifestylehouse are able to provide the owner with a complete blueprint for his home before delivery, listing in detail the exact specifications of the house as well as comprehensive building plans.”

In fact the entire project is presented to the owner in the form of a book. This ensures that there is absolutely no margin for error when it comes to building the home – the owner can have complete confidence that every detail that he or she has requested is planned for.

If you would like more information on Lifestylehouse, their building system and the range of villas & houses that are available, Erik Vasbinder can be contacted at their head office in the Netherlands on + 31 72 505 55 35 and Ton van den Bosch can be contacted at their sales offices in Puerto Banus, Marbella on + 34 952 793 662.

Alternatively please visit their website: http://www.lifestylehouse.eu or email: info@lifestylehouse.eu.

UPDATE: A day after notifying holiday drivers that southbound 97 would remain one lane through the long weekend, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced a change to the plan for the highway south of Bend.

 

Officials say both north and southbound will be reduced to a single travel lane, with the center lane reserved to serve whichever direction needs extra room. This change effects those driving between Romaine Village and lava Butte, where crews are installing a new center median.

 

ODOT says the revision to the holiday plan was made "in the interest of safety and consideration of potential congestion."

 

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BEND, OR -- Crews will continue to work on a major highway construction project south of Bend, over Fourth of July weekend. The Oregon Department of Transportation shutdown one southbound lane from Romaine Village to Lava Butte, in order to install a new concrete median.

 

ODOT’s Peter Murphy tells KBND News they typically try not to do construction over a long holiday weekend. "We know that it causes problems with traffic. It’s just that, in a case like this, if we were to go ahead and stop it, it would mean reopening the lane that we’ve closed. Then, we’d have to re-close it again and then the contractor would be off the job. So, one thing leads to another, it kind of snowballs then it costs more."

 

Drivers could experience delays in the area up to 30 minutes, with the longest waits expected Friday afternoon. But, Murphy says the highway will be safer, in the long run. "Those are the kinds of trades you have to make when you decide whether to close a highway or a lane, or lift the construction. It’s really more complicated than just making it happen – there’s money involved, there’s schedules involved. We’re trying to make sure things work so we can get the median project put in."

 

This is peak travel season for Lava Butte. Nearly 33,000 vehicles drove on that stretch of Highway 97, last July. "In 2015, we noticed that traffic over Lava butte was up 10% from the year before, and this year, it’s up 5% over that. And, if you throw in the Fourth of July weekend, it’s a highway that gets real crowded real quick. And, then when we take away a lane for a construction project, it gets even more crowded on top of that." The $6 million median project is expected to be finished by the end of October.