The clients brief was to transform a 40 + yr old mud-brick home they had just bought, to a comfortable home for themselves with the space to showcase their unique collection of furniture, rugs and artworks, all the while keeping the natural charm of the existing home.

Falling in a flame zone category we used Product such as Rammed earth, James Hardies Scyon Linea board, Matrix cladding ‘Hardie smart system’ and Stegbar’s cedar double glazes windows BAL 40 rated Cedar windows with metal shutters achieve to our flame zone rating.

With the 118m2 extension protruding to the north of the existing home we incorporated an Atrium to bring light, solar gain and ventilation into the centre of the building and creating a warm architectural feature in the centre of the home.
Rammed earth was used externally at the entry of the home, connecting to and complementing the earthiness of the existing mud-brick home, then again to the internal atrium with one wall creating the entry feature with the opposite wall housing the Jet master fireplace and chimney which protrudes from the roof gaining thermal mass to the centre of the home.

‘This home is a visual art piece with the grounding of the earth to the warmth of timber and the flow of air and energy all connecting to the soul of a home well-loved.’


Client Testimonial

When I originally planned to renovate my 1970s Mud Brick home I looked around for a suitable builder and found your company on the Internet. Your company philosophy of designing and building environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes appealed to me, along with the design flair that I saw. Our first meeting convinced me that I was dealing with people that I could trust and work with. 

What a wonderful experience it was to work with you on the design and I appreciate your adaptability to work with my material choices. I was also very impressed to see the quality of the workmanship and all the attention to detail that you had given! There was nothing in the building that needed fixing or that I regretted since moving in, nothing has turned up to dampen my enthusiasm. I wanted a house that was open and filled with light, taking maximum advantage of the beautiful views and to showcase my collection of art and furniture. You created a space that is a real pleasure to be in and met those requirements fully.

In summary, I am very grateful to you and your team and entirely happy with the service that you provided. I would certainly work with you again. I wish you all the best with your endeavours.