Broaden your network at our regular Master Builders events. Learn from high-profile speakers, discuss industry issues and meet building practitioners and suppliers from various sectors of the building industry.
We host events throughout the year, in both metropolitan and regional areas. Watch this space as we release the latest events in your area.
Project: East AlburyDesigner: Kerstin Thompson ArchitectsPhotographer: Dan PrestonWebsite: https://www.scottjamesbuilder.com.au/
An exercise in the bespoke and making difficult concepts effortless. All parts of the build required custom approaches. Materials used are a combination of block, blackbutt and Barestone (cement) sheeting. Topping slabs have been laid over an insulated structural slab, that has in-floor hydronic heating for comfort. Water tanks, drainage and retaining walls are concealed. Doors disappear into walls; windows are set flush and the ceiling rakes above. From the free-standing bath to the retractable flyscreens, all aspects of this custom build prioritise quality and longevity. Enormous commercial top hung glazing units glide effortlessly. Giant sheets of porcelain panel line the bathroom walls. Benchtops are rugged concrete Caesarstone.
Project: Jan JucDesigner: NAA StudioPhotographer: Willem-Dirk du ToitWebsite: https://www.cjhenderson.com.au
C J Henderson are a small boutique building company that pride themselves on retaining the highest standards of workmanship and flexibility through the construction period to ensure their clients get the end product they deserve. For their Jan Juc project, key considerations in construction had to be worked through to manage the multiple junctions between old and new, for a seamless transition and relationship.
The design documentation specified key alignments of rooflines, walls, pitching points and internal timber linings between old and new. A datum line was set up to carry the existing floor and roof levels through the building, while the ceiling was pitched exactly from this datum line with highlight glazing starting from the existing ceiling. The connection between the new garage and existing roofline had to be married, along with the courtyard and west elevation of the building.
Project: Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stage 2 Rod Laver Arena, MelbourneDesigner: Jonathon GardinerPhotographer: Peter Clarke, Peter Clarke PhotographyWebsite: https://www.lendlease.com/au/
The Rod Laver Arena refurbishment is a key part of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment, a three-stage masterplan project built over ten years. The critical decision was made to keep the arena open whilst construction occurred. Constructing in a live environment meant minimal impact on events held in the precinct and continued economic benefits from Melbourne Park events.
The refurbishment of this icon included a new patron entry, reorientation of the arena entry, securing the loading dock, parking for up to 24 semi-trailers, upgrading and enlarging artist dressing rooms, introducing a large-scale restaurant experience and rooftop bar, increasing the rigging capacity for shows from 30t to 100t with a removable rigging system, converting the arena from full seating to concert mode in four hours with the introduction of 1200 retractable seats; and upgrading and making compliant critical safety aspects of the arena. The project was not without its challenges; however, Lendlease engaged with and supported the Stakeholder teams to achieve a fantastic outcome sports and concert fans will appreciate for years to come.