At Tra & Teknik 2016 in Gothenburg saw some fabulous examples of innovative and efficient use of wood in construction... as the Scandinavians know how to do. A bit of kerfing from prototype to reality. Structural timbers with insulating properties. 'Pick-up-sticks' at the speakers stage.
With the roof on, feature cladding near completion, insulation installed and internal linings commenced, the Macleod house is well on the way to completion.
We have been asked to develop a model for a carbon positive classroom. The ideas are rolling... We know timber will be a major contributor to minimising carbon footprint in construction. As will incorporation of renewables and maybe user-generated power... stay tuned!
The new house in Somers has started construction. Sometimes we have to go a bit 'old-school' for the best outcome. A great build on the Mornington Peninsula maximising a north facing orientation and providing a family home to last a lifetime. A couple of 3D snapshots of how the finished product will look. We'll do a full report at the end of the job.
Fairweather Homes has been working in the field of off site and modular construction for decades. It is exciting to see the benefits being taken up by more housing suppliers as the market shifts in Australia. As Sanctuary magazine says: "A growing number of designers are offering prefab alternatives in an effort to meet the demand for affordable and hassle-free housing. Here, we look at
Come on down and see us at the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Expo on Sat 27 Feb 2016. We'll be one of many exhibitors available for you to visit. Drop in and say hello and find out a bit more about how we design and deliver our innovative sustainable modular homes. We will also be contributing at the Community Forum so bring along your questions
The rain came at the beginning of day 2... so after a slow start we pressed on with the upper level. Floor cassettes arrived for a speedy installation. Followed by the upper level walls.
We started 2016 with a fresh new build in Macleod. Here's a few snaps from the first day. 1:48pm The crane and our panelised wall system makes its way onto site to be greeted by an empty slab: 3:52pm We are well on the way to having all the ground floor walls installed: 5:38pm What a fantastic result after just 4 hours work on site!