Susie Mackie, Author at Mackit Architecture

Susie Mackie

Susie Mackie

About Susie Mackie

Susie has a Bachelor of Design, and is also a fanatical organiser. She wears multiple hats within the Mackit team, and generally makes sure everything runs like a well oiled machine. When she's not in the office, Susie can usually be found running around after her two busy pre-schoolers or channelling her inner Masterchef.

Shou-Sugi-Ban | Charred Larch

Charred larch is the superstar of the exterior of Mackit Habitat. Richly textured, dark and mysterious, it is a robust cladding that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is. Charring timber is an ancient Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban, which dates back to the 18th century. Similar techniques have been [...]

By |2019-08-21T12:21:03+12:00August 8th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Deliveries and Details | An Update

Deliveries have been the theme at Habitat lately, with the roofing from Metalcraft arriving earlier in the month. We are using Coloursteel in the new profile 'Kahu', with the colour Flaxpod. This profile has a double capillary overlap to the side lap which gives a greater weather performance. The sheets have started going up [...]

By |2019-02-20T12:26:52+13:00February 20th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Products & Materials Feature | James Hardie RAB Board

James Hardie RAB™ Board is a solid fibre cement pre-cladding. It acts a a 'Rigid Air Barrier' - hence the name RAB. This means it's a layer that is sandwiched between the external cladding of the building and the wall framing, generally replacing building paper. For residential builds it is most commonly used for [...]

By |2019-02-20T12:31:24+13:00February 6th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Kitchen Design | Part Two | Specification

Last time we talked you through our vision for the Habitat kitchen, and explained the reasons for its position and layout. Moving forward from that point, our next step was to decide on cabinetry and appliances. These decisions would have a big impact on the way the kitchen would look and function. Having a [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:51:45+13:00January 2nd, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Kitchen Design | Part One | The Vision

The kitchen is arguably the jewel in the crown when it comes to designing the interior of the home. It’s the part everyone can’t wait to get stuck in to, and it’s easy to see why. Kitchen design is an opportunity to make a statement; not only about your design style, but also how you [...]

By |2019-01-03T12:14:06+13:00December 17th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

Flooring | Carpet and the Return of Cork

In the early stages of designing Habitat, we knew that we wanted to showcase a range of natural materials. For flooring, this meant selecting products that are derived from natural fibres or materials. We have specified a combination of carpet, for the bedrooms, and hard flooring for the hallways and open plan space. There are [...]

By |2018-12-12T12:01:42+13:00August 30th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|