The Habitech demonstration building (inventively known as Project One) is officially locked up, with some finishing work continuing during the next month. The construction went smoothly with the team from Miebuild learning the system on the job.
Members of the Habitech team were on-site for part of the time to supervise, solve problems and record learnings. The construction was rapid and despite the occasional brain-storming session, the building went from a muddy clear site to lock-up in just two and a half weeks.
The project consists of 56m2 of new building added to an existing post-war cottage on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula. The extension contains two rooms: a kitchen-dining area and a master bedroom. The kitchen-dining space is the larger of the two with a 3.3m ceiling, a hoop pine panelled interior and large windows overlooking the bay.
The building is designed to work well as a weekender, using the existing bedrooms as guest or children's rooms and creating a parent’s retreat with stunning views and the privacy of an ensuite.
The Habitech building fabric made achieving a 5.4 Star rating easy with relatively large window areas and single glazing. The light-filled interior is comfortable, despite the work-in-progress nature of the site. Project One is proving a useful tool for Habitech, with interest and visits already happening with future Habitech homeowners.