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
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
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.
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
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!
In a small country town, at the end of a quiet cul de sac we have completed one of our new panelised homes. The home was completed in 6 weeks. After 30 years of designing and building timber framed prefabricated housing around Australia and the world we have now embarked on a new era of off-site construction utilising off-site factory automation and computer-driven fabrication to
As Melbourne’s urban areas sprawl and the debate around housing density and apartment sizes continues, Fairweather Homes maintains a commitment to infill projects to activate pockets of inner urban land which are otherwise under-utilised. The Brunswick studio replaces a dilapidated store room and workshop with a new garage area with self-contained studio above. This allows for an ageing parent to move closer to the family