Frustrated with the process of attempting to satisfy their family’s budgetary and functional needs with an off-the-plan model from a typical project home builder, the clients for this project came to us hoping for a higher quality, cost effective alternative to the ‘normal’. The end result was that and more with planning efficiencies deleting unused and unwanted costly spaces whilst at the same time opening up the plan and taking advantage of the natural surrounds. We were also able to squeeze a pool into the budget.
Ease of construction, combined careful consideration of the lifestyle and needs of the occupants, were the key focus in the design process. By separating the building into two functional wings, construction costs were reduced due to the simplicity of the structural design. The structure is slab on ground, combined with predominantly lightweight structure, including prefabricated timber frames, simple roof trusses, and some brickwork.