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 |2019-05-28T13:07:54+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+12:00February 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+12:00February 6th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

A Change to the Streetscape | An Update

Greytown has a strong sense of community and belonging, that is unique to out-of-city living; we know our neighbours and can't go anywhere local without a friendly hello to those we recognise, and even those we don't. Greytown, and the Wairarapa, is also an incredibly house and heritage proud community that has a strong [...]

By |2019-02-06T10:11:28+12:00January 17th, 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+12:00January 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+12:00December 17th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

Interior Design Reveal | A Walkthrough to the Open Plan Space

Back in February we wrote a post revealing the exterior design, as well as our design direction and brief for our creation of Mackit Habitat. This included showcasing the form of Habitat with some photo realistic exterior renders that we produced in-house. Since then we have explored and chosen our materials and specifications for all [...]

By |2018-12-17T19:02:12+12:00November 22nd, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

View to the Tararuas | An Update

The weather is slowly (albeit slightly inconsistently!) warming up which has provided us with an ideal setting for the construction of the second storey of Mackit Habitat. Not only will the second storey capture the beautiful view to the Tararua ranges, it will provide a private master bedroom retreat with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, [...]

By |2018-11-22T15:33:45+12:00October 18th, 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+12:00August 30th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|