The builders brief was to construct a new single storey house of 305m2 area on a gently sloping site of 932m2. The house design consisted of four bedrooms, two living areas, dining and garaging for two cars.
The proposed house features a flat roof design with wide eave overhangs and flowing internal spaces arranged around a main courtyard garden & pool to the north and a smaller courtyard to the front of the block. With much of the house facing north the design utilises significant areas of floor to ceiling glazing up to 3m high. These glazed elements required a high degree of accuracy in the set-out of the ground floor slab and finished ceiling heights as well as the structural steel framing and aluminium window frames dimensions.
All internal ceilings are aligned with external plasterboard eave soffits and the bottom edge of the rendered parapets. These parapets are very long and required a high degree of accuracy in the construction of the framing, cladding & rendering to avoid any misalignment which might be seen along its length.
Wall construction for the house is a mixture of rendered brick veneer and timber framed walls with cedar cladding. The window frames were designed to sit hard up against the rendered & timber clad walls allowing no margin for error.
The house was designed to have a 6 star energy rating and require little in the way of energy to heat & cool. The large glazed areas to the north and wide eave overhangs allow significant solar gain in winter and little in summer. Hydronic gas heating pipes were installed in the floor slab and reverse cycle cooling units are concealed in two bulkheads through the house.
Emma and I would like to say an enormous thank you to you and your team on the outstanding job you have done on our home at Jansz Crescent.
From our very first meeting you were professional and competent. Throughout the entire build you have not disappointed and have consistently gone above-and-beyond to deliver us a beautiful home, with attention to detail and quality workmanship.
Our weekly on-site meetings were extremely useful in keeping us abreast of upcoming work and helping us to discuss detailed finishes. You allowed us to feel comfortable in asking questions – all of which you answered openly and honestly.
We also thank you for providing us with unfettered access to the block for the duration of the build.
Your valuable advice on finishes, materials, alternatives etc. over the course of the build has highlighted your tremendous experience and ability.
On behalf and Emma and myself, I can say it has been a pleasure to work with a builder who is polite, friendly, professional and competent. I must also thank you for your honesty, integrity and generosity – with many of our variations being completed at little to no-charge – and with the entire project being carried out at an extremely fair price.
Phil, we are more than happy to recommend you in this letter – as we have already done to our friends and family – and we warmly thank you for a job well done. You are also welcome to forward our details to any prospective clients you may have in the future who wish to speak with us in person.
Damien & Emma
June 28, 2016