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Designed to maximise the ability to retain the occupier’s independence within the home, the construction entailed the mounting of a concrete ground slab on piers with timber/steel roof framing (and metal deck roof) with a suspended reinforced concrete floor slab to the upper level. A reverse concrete block veneer wall is used downstairs with aluminium and rendered finish external claddings. The courtyard walls comprise locally sourced stonework and concrete block rendered walls. The ground floor slab is geo-thermally heated with a concrete polishing finish applied. The design intent was to maximise passive solar access while capturing the lake views. Internally the finishes and fittings were selected to provide a high quality look that is understated. A domestic scale lift was utilised internally to access the bedrooms.
The scope of works for the construction of a new 123-bed Aged Care Facility on a green filled site included a ground slab, a suspended slab, timber framing and brick veneer, rendered walls, feature stone cladding, timber arbours, a BBQ pavilion, street works, car parks and landscaping. The east end and middle section of the building is single-storey with the west end of the building being 2-storey with a plant room and undercroft at basement level. In ground precast piling with concrete columns have been constructed to support the ground floor suspended slab. Efficiency, precision, problem solving and outstanding client service have cemented BFN Developments as a preferred builder and developer with a commitment to building high quality projects on time and to satisfaction.
Sustainability and innovation were an important part of this design, with many factors being considered to ensure a balance between interior and exterior spaces. The extension boasts a number of glass sliding doors and windows, with a high-pitched roof fading to the feel of space and light. Neutral colours combined with natural woods provide a sense of warmth and sophistication.
Renovations were conducted throughout this home after a fire destroyed the majority of the building. Intricate wood detailing at the entry blends beautifully with the warmth of polished floorboards throughout the house leading past a large book shelf and family area into the open main lounge, kitchen and dining area. High quality fit-outs are evident throughout the stylish kitchen and its new appliance and storage areas, in the bedrooms and bathrooms with built-in robes and intricate detailing on the roofs surround the centre descending lights. Warm colours throughout compliment the homely feel of the property.
This project entailed the demolition of previous renovations and the extension and renovation of the 1911 Victorian home in order to cater for the growing needs of a young, modern family. The construct included the addition of a large family/entertaining and sunroom with a north-easterly aspect, a modern kitchen area with butler's pantry, laundry, powder room, office, fourth bedroom and a new master suite with ensuite and walk-in robe. All materials and work were conducted in such a way as to maintain the aesthetics of the original home.
The Alexander 210 is an attractive four-bedroom, two-bathroom home featuring two large living areas. Designed for families wanting a home that makes the best use of space, whilst maintaining a feeling of warm sophistication, this home has a contemporary minimal style. The focus is on maximising the living and entertainment zones with a natural flow from the spacious, open-plan interior kitchen with walk-in pantry and out to the dining and family area, opening to the alfresco dining space and a rumpus room hidden away at the rear.
This stylish and sophisticated display home was designed to provide prospective clients with innovative ideas that showcase both high quality of workmanship and original, modern design concepts. The use of stainless steel for a feature pier combined with matrix cladding cut into a random jigsaw pattern, and finished with a marine-ply timber feature responds to the expectations of today's modern client. Special internal features, such as the imported Italian mosaics in the ensuite wet room, the recessed feature ceiling in master bedroom and the use of a raked ceiling with Velux roof windows combined with a large butt-glass window have resulted in stylish, light-filled spaces. The open kitchen/pantry area has also provided clients with a practical option for entertainers and modern day family living. The home has also been fully automated through pioneering technology.
The H6 fits on a 12.5m block, and is part of the Up Collection – a versatile home with multiple living spaces that makes it a popular design for all types of buyers. Featuring a formal living area separated from the open-plan living space, this home is perfect for entertaining. With an additional four large bedrooms including a spacious master suite, this is a home for the future. The home was built using steel frames, which are designed and manufactured by a JG King Building Group-owned business, Steel Frame Solutions.
The Hudson is designed to serve a growing family that entertains often and is looking for a orderly lifestyle. The Portland façade is a striking, modern creation that provides a volumetric and sculptural form. The entry arbour adds punctuation to the streetscape. The floor plan encompasses three generous bedrooms plus a theatre, two bathrooms and two living areas that flow from the centrally located kitchen, dining and living room with an alfresco area providing an indoor-outdoor living space to complement a growing family’s needs. The master bedroom at the rear provides a resort-style living option with direct access to the alfresco area. The home also works wonders with a corner allotment.
The new single-storey Botanica is an exciting new design offering a flexible floor plan and a great deal to celebrate, especially for customers in charming regional Victorian areas! The contemporary home features a capacious master bedroom located at the front of the home with a large ensuite bathroom and two walk-in robes. Three other bedrooms (one with built-in robes), a large bathroom and an additional powder room can all be found tucked away along one side of the house. The other side of the home features a large open-plan living area that includes a contemporary kitchen design with butler’s pantry and family and outdoor rooms. There is also plenty of storage space located throughout the home, and a large rumpus room and double (or triple) garage complete this perfect package.
With a fixed budget and design in mind, the owners created a modern family home with strong street appeal featuring clean lines and dark-render colours combined with timber features on a slightly elevated block. Large fixed-glass windows and an oversized timber-and-glass entry door have enhanced the clean-line appeal. The contemporary styling and finishes are evident from the well-appointed theatre room off the front entry to the open living area at the rear of the home. With a focus on an open living area and in keeping with modern styling, the kitchen is the central hub of the home. An alfresco area located off the living area and oriented directly to the north is ideal for entertaining family and friends as well as providing breathtaking views of the surrounding valley and hillside areas.
The design of this home makes use of its natural contours and elevated position, with magnificent views to the north. Upon approach and entering, the home features a large internal/external blade concrete block wall, which provides privacy to the alfresco area and creates texture and interest. A step down into the living area exposes burnished polished concrete, a raised three-metre ceiling and large 6.4- metre sliding stacker doors, oriented to the north and leading out to the alfresco area, that create an impressive, light-filled, modern space. The sleek, clean-lined white, matt-vinyl-wrap kitchen, with oversized island bench, featuring oak floor cladding, complements this contemporary home while the master suite offers spacious accommodation. A luxurious ensuite has floor-to-ceiling tiling, and features an egg-shaped freestanding bath that forms the centrepiece to the room.
This striking home is nestled in an established native garden within the sought-after Silverleaves area on Phillip Island – just a short walk from the foreshore. It’s compact design boasts three bedrooms with an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room that opens onto a unique deck with recycled timber pergola. It also features a studio for yoga and fitness that can be converted into another room for guests during the summer months or when entertaining. In addition to being positioned for maximum light, the 6-star-energy-rated, heavily insulated home has double-glazed windows, zero-formaldehyde joinery, water tanks, low-VOC paints and high-WELS rating tapware.
The combination of no eaves and the external textures and colours makes for a smooth-lined, striking residence that sits comfortably in the landscape. On entering, the home opens up to a modern clean-lined kitchen, meals and living space with feature sunken lounge area encased in a bespoke Victorian ash, double-sided vertical feature nib wall. Burnished and polished concrete features in the entry, kitchen, dining and rumpus rooms, reinforce the contemporary nature of the home. Large stacking sliding doors in both the living area and near the meals area create a light and spacious feel to the home, again highlighting the views. The master bedroom is cantilevered atop the garage, and oriented to the south to capitalise on the outlook. A feature wall in the bedroom ensures privacy for the large ensuite. The eastern side of the home comprises three additional bedrooms, together with a rumpus room, bathroom and laundry.
Designed to maximise the ability to retain the occupier’s independence within the home, the construction entailed the mounting of a concrete ground slab on piers with timber/steel roof framing (and metal deck roof) with a suspended reinforced concrete floor slab to the upper level. A reverse concrete-block veneer wall is used downstairs with aluminium and rendered-finish external claddings. The courtyard walls comprise locally sourced stonework and concrete block-rendered walls. The upstairs walls were 400mm thick and light timber-framed with cladding matched and aligned with wall portions. The ground floor slab is geothermally heated, with a concrete polishing finish applied. Internally the finishes and fittings were selected to provide a high quality look that is understated. A domestic scale lift was utilised internally to access the bedrooms.
This stylish, single-story, carbon-neutral, energy- and water-efficient coastal home sits within the top one per cent of sustainable homes in Australia. The home’s state-of-the-art design, construction and fit-out combine to keep the home beautifully comfortable in all weather conditions, while reducing annual running costs. The ground floor consists of a large, north-facing living zone and kitchen that opens onto a wide deck with views of the garden. There are three bedrooms, a study and a large pantry. Rooms and windows have been situated to capture both prevailing sea breezes and wonderful views of Bass Strait.
The scope of works of this project entailed the design and construction of a multipurpose pavilion with good access and views towards the existing courts and children’s play ground. The south side of the building required gallery space facing the tennis courts used for viewing and administration of the tennis games, while the netball office needed to be accessible from the courts for administration on game days. Change rooms and accessible toilets are shared by user groups with a separate facility provided for game-day umpires. Additional change facilities are provided with external access only for time when the facility is not completely open. A kitchen is central to the multipurpose space with a servery window on the north side of the building with suitable un-encumbered roof coverage.
The works on this project consisted the construction of two new tennis show courts to Tennis Australia standards, and finished with a Plexi Cushion surface. Tiered pre-cast concrete seating with one side also including a ramped walkway and rolled Danpolon roofing are on two sides of the courts. Major lighting was incorporated into the project including new LED court lights, LED strip lights under the tiered seating, uplights to the rolled roof along with new lighting to the surrounding car park. A large deck was also built on the north side of the courts including a glass balustrade enabling for a closer viewing spectacle.
In addition to the construction of this new 1400-square-metre childcare building with external play areas, landscaping and an entry road with car parking, the scope of works on this project included the redirection of an overhead power line, lengthy negotiations with the gas authority with regard to underground natural gas and the use of long screw piles as the new building was positioned directly over an old rail cutting. It also required the demolition of two existing houses as well as the blending of three titles and two portions of road reserve into a single title.
The scope of works for the construction of a new 123-bed aged care facility on a green-filled site included a ground slab, a suspended slab, timber framing and brick veneer, rendered walls, feature stone cladding, timber arbours, a barbecue pavilion, street works, car parks and landscaping. The east end and middle section of the building is single-storey; the west end of the building two-storey with a plant room and undercroft at basement level. In-ground precast piling with concrete columns have been constructed to support the ground floor suspended slab.