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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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