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
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.