We were approached by John Damant of Archologic to provide a budget based upon a plan that had a Development Application approved. This was passed on to the owners who selected Swell Homes and Ambient to draw the full set of construction drawings, specification, and contract to make the budget.
Arcologic are great designers, and they attract nice clients. We found through this job and subsequent jobs that Arcologic and Swell Homes are a great combination.
Energy efficiency, and solar passive design are married here with medium to high quality finishes. This was the overall outcome of the DA and the budget provided by Swell. Multiple versions of the budget were produced after the client’s selection of Swell Homes to build this job. Through negotiation of the scope of works, we hit the client’s brief for quality and price.
The lightweight aspect of this home is prominent. While masonry was used on the ground floor together with a polished concrete slab, the upper floor and walls were all timber framed. To achieve mass in the upper floor, we used Hebel Powerfloor, a 75mmm thick aerated concrete flooring panel, which was fixed to a traditional timber frame.