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Margate Home

The construction of this project came about through very clear direction from the client who collaborated with architect Ken Beheim-Schwartzbach at Jaws Architects closely. Together they refined a design that merged standard but tested building design/methods with splashes of distinct but effective architectural elements to create a sophisticated and affordable build.

The constant communication between client and builder around method and outcome meant the client understood how the builder could be more efficient in producing a highly refined outcome without spending lots of time and materials on unnecessary elements of the build process.

The project was completed a month ahead of schedule to meet the client’s needs as they had a new addition to their family on its way. This was achieved with Merlin Constructions undertaking elements of the build which ordinarily might incur lengthy delays due to subcontractor commitments. This included honing, sealing and polishing of the burnished concrete slab, pre-oiling of decking boards and low-level scaffolding.

A new family home, delivered ahead of schedule, meant a very satisfied client. The use of natural timber products and large sections of glass in the living areas gave the house an open, warm feeling. A sense of authenticity permeates the entirety of this Margate home.

Materials

External Cladding: Hardies Easylap (Black)
Roof lining and cladding: Colourbond Trim-dek
Colour: Colorbond night-sky
Linings: Square-set windows, doors and ceilings

Special features

Decking and eaves: Cypress pine decking boards
Floor finishes: Burnished concrete slab
Internal feature lining: Hoop-ply with express joints
External Cladding: ‘Barestone’ feature panel

Awards

Finalist, 2018 HIA-CSR Awards, Custom Built Home up to $500,000

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    West Hobart Stonehenge

  • Margate Home

    Margate Home

  • Sandy Bay Heritage

    Sandy Bay Heritage

  • Sandy Bay Views

    Sandy Bay Views

  • Newtown Renovation

    Newtown Renovation

  • West Hobart Old Meets New

    West Hobart Old Meets New

  • West Hobart Cottage

    West Hobart Cottage

  • Sandy Bay Pool House

    Sandy Bay Pool House

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  • Caladium Vue

    Caladium Vue

  • Lindisfarne Project

    Lindisfarne Project

Merlin Constructions - multiple award winners