Once again we are pleased to be included in Sanctuary's latest list of 'Prefab performers: 16 of the top rating modular and prefabricated homes'. While Fairweather have been creating sustainable prefabricated homes for over 35 years we are excited to see a shift towards of site construction. "There has been a widespread architectural revolution when it comes to prefabricated construction; now, almost any design is
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All of Fairweather's buildings follow a strict wood first policy. Our commitment to the benefits of this renewable resource when sustainably sourced sits at the heart of the product we offer. We are pleased to share the details of Planet Ark's 'Make it Wood' online resources. Take some time to view the range of videos like this short snapshot Wood. Naturally Better featuring Peter Maddison
Saturday 3rd March 2018 Fairweather will be at the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival again this year. Come and find us among the exhibitors. Learn more about what we do and share with us about your upcoming project.
By the end of day 3 we had the trusses up! Yes our new system of off-site fabrication of open wall panels with windows and cladding pre-installed was a success. Despite a cold snap at the end of spring we pressed on with the installation of one of our new panelised homes. With the frame and cladding completed by the end of week one we
The Human Powered Classroom is taking shape at the CERES Energy Park. Launching soon, this classroom will not only teach about renewable energy but also run on human power! Stay tuned for more updates on our off-site fabrication and upcycled photovoltaic panels.
The Passive House Institue New Zealand hosted the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2017 in Christchurch. We went along and were pleased to see it was well attended by building professionals from around the South Pacific. A great site visit kicked things off with an informative demonstration of panelised construction and a passive house standard sealed house. Strolling through the centre of Christchurch one can't
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.