JOURNALS

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+00:00February 20th, 2019|MACKIT HABITAT|

Mackit Inspiration | Top Interiors of 2018

Like any team working within a dynamic and creative industry, we love watching and following the latest evolutions of design style. Architectural design influences can be both short lived or long lasting along with an on ongoing melding of retro influences in modern design. When it comes to Mackit's bespoke designs, we always incorporate [...]

By |2019-02-14T11:06:34+00:00February 11th, 2019|PERSPECTIVE|

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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 30th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|

Wall Framing | The Mackit Way!

The floor is down so next comes the walls! While our last update showed the completed subfloor structure and a portion of flooring laid in the downstairs bathroom, progress has been swift and we can now walk the entire lower floor of Habitat! Being able to experience the full scale of the dwelling is thrilling, [...]

By |2018-08-30T18:22:32+00:00July 26th, 2018|MACKIT HABITAT|