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Simple Complexity | Roof Details

Habitat's crowning glory is its roof - a complex arrangement of planes and slopes that snake the length of the site. The second storey is defined by the front apex, helping it nestle into the trees, before sloping down over the garage and carport. Enjoy our latest site photos, including a video at the [...]

By |2020-07-01T22:08:17+12:00December 23rd, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

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|

Products & Materials Feature | James Hardie EasyLap Cladding

The choices in cladding systems appear to be endless. When we start our designs, we have an image in mind of how we would like the building to appear. In Habitat’s case, we were aiming for a striking silhouette of the angular form. Therefore, the cladding had to be: Monolithic or with very subtle [...]

By |2019-08-21T12:20:33+12:00May 28th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Aluminium Joinery | R-Values, Low-E and Argon – Oh My!

It was an exciting day on site on last Tuesday when Nulook CHB delivered the first lot of our Aluminium Joinery to site. During the design phase of the project, we invested a lot of time selecting products that would ensure that Habitat would be a would be warm, dry and comfortable home. The [...]

By |2019-05-27T17:23:02+12:00March 20th, 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|