Sunny side up:

An in­su­lated slab and north-fac­ing dou­ble-glazed win­dows not only max­imise this Con­ing­ham home’s so­lar gains but also helped it shine in the Mas­ter Builders Tas­ma­nia Awards for Ex­cel­lence, writes JARRAD BEVAN

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

In2Con­struc­tion’s de­sign of a lo­cal home has won a top build­ing award

It was the small de­tails like this that help make the house so beau­ti­ful

NEW Town based builders In2Con­struc­tion Ser­vices was a big win­ner at the 2017 Mas­ter Builders Tas­ma­nia Awards for Ex­cel­lence.

At this year’s cer­e­mony it took home awards for the best Dwelling Con­struc­tion Over $1m (Cam­bridge House) and Dwelling Con­struc­tion $750,000 to $1m (Con­ing­ham House).

Busi­ness own­ers Ja­son Wag­ner and Peter Ven­tieri were thrilled with the win and the recog­ni­tion of the hard work put in by their team, in par­tic­u­lar project man­ager Phil Hes­keth and fore­men Char­lie Green­wood and Mike Fitzger­ald.

On meet­ing the clients for the Con­ing­ham House, Peter felt an in­stant bond.

“This is very im­por­tant in creat­ing a suc­cess­ful project,” he said.

“John and Pip had a warmth and pos­i­tiv­ity that made the project run like a dream.”

Peter said the com­pany was known for their high-end ar­chi­tec­tural work and their su­pe­rior qual­ity.

“We build long last­ing re­la­tion­ships with our clients and we al­ways go­ing the ex­tra mile.

“To date we have ac­cu­mu­lated 30 awards.

“It’s al­ways a plea­sure to text the home­owner from the awards on the night and let them know that we won. They are gen­uinely ex­cited.” Con­ing­ham House was de­signed by Stu­art Tan­ner Ar­chi­tects with a de­sign that em­braces an in­ter­play be­tween ef­fi­cient and lux­u­ri­ous ma­te­ri­als.

Grey ma­sonry bricks are off­set against the warmth of beau­ti­ful tim­ber join­ery and white plas­ter­board walls and ceil­ings.

Peter said an ex­am­ple of the de­tails found in this project was some­thing peo­ple would “rarely see”.

“Stu­art Tan­ner de­tailed a re­bate [joint] where the plas­ter walls meet a black pow­der coated alu­minium to cre­ate a unique fea­ture in the place of the skirt­ings; this was ex­cep­tional,” he said.

“It was the small de­tails like this that

help make the house so beau­ti­ful.”

Of course, it is not just the lit­tle things stand out about this house.

Peter said there was a U-Beam that runs the en­tire perime­ter of the house to hide the roof from view.

“This de­tail was crit­i­cal for the ar­chi­tect and we pulled it off to his sat­is­fac­tion,” he said.

The home fea­tures honey coloured Tas­ma­nian oak walls, a mas­ter bed­room with an en­suite and walk-in wardrobe, black­wood ve­neers, “Syd­ney Bluegum” tim­ber over­lay floor­ing and cus­tom fab­ri­cated Shoji screen doors.

It has con­tem­po­rary light fit­tings, Arte­do­mus bench­tops and an Ergo Fo­cus wood­fire.

Western sun­shine en­ters through a court­yard fill­ing an in­ter­nal walk­way and warm­ing the brick walls to cre­ate a ther­mal bank.

An in­su­lated slab and north-fac­ing dou­ble-glazed win­dows max­imise the home’s so­lar gains.

“The owner’s orig­i­nal house back in Mel­bourne was a 1970’s Robin Boyd de­signed house,” Peter said.

“The ar­chi­tects brief for the Con­ing­ham house was to cre­ate a “ret­ro­spec­tive home” that cap­tured the feel of prag­matic ‘70’s ar­chi­tec­ture.” Grab a copy of next week­end’s Tassie

Liv­ing mag­a­zine for a look at In2Con­struc­tion’s next award win­ner, the Cam­bridge House.

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