Prefab performers

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

Prefab performers2018-05-03T10:31:41+00:00

MR SLF 2018

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.

MR SLF 20182018-05-21T09:36:46+00:00

Lock up in a week?

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

Lock up in a week?2018-05-06T17:30:11+00:00

Human Powered Classroom

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.

Human Powered Classroom2018-05-06T17:29:49+00:00

PHI NZ Christchurch

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

PHI NZ Christchurch2017-07-19T19:07:12+00:00

Tra & Teknik

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.            

Tra & Teknik2018-05-21T09:19:00+00:00

Well on the way

With the roof on, feature cladding near completion, insulation installed and internal linings commenced, the Macleod house is well on the way to completion.

Well on the way2018-05-21T09:19:14+00:00

Carbon + classroom

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!

Carbon + classroom2017-10-11T10:28:10+00:00

Somers build

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.

Somers build2017-07-19T19:09:56+00:00

“Twelve of the best…”

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

“Twelve of the best…”2017-10-11T10:40:46+00:00
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