Fyffe Country Lodge …. Improvements

Fyffe Country Lodge

A new door slides into place

We have owned the Fyffe Country Lodge for 20 years and have loved the lovely cedar doors and windows.  But with the ever increasing energy costs we reluctantly made the decision to replace them with more modern units. We approached First Doors and Windows ….. Christchurch company …..and sought their solution.


This has been an interesting  project with amazing results.  Now we still have warm rooms, but with a much reduced energy bill, better security and as an extra bonus, much better soundproofing.  Our guests have told us that they were quite unaware of the nearby highway ….. 100lb earth block construction has lots of positive features ….. but we worried that with a new ferry timetable traffic noise might become an issue with more night time southbound heavy transport, all departing the Picton Ferry terminal at the same time.  But our new double glazing has reduced noise by whopping 88%

Fyffe Country Lodge

And they don’t look half bad

And with more heavy transport overnight rather than in daylight hours this will make the daytime road travel between Picton and Christchurch for our guests an even more enjoyable journey, we think it has really been a win-win exercise, even if we had to lose our lovely cedar doors.