Luxury sustainable accommodation

Built with luxury escape in mind, this project saw great attention to detail and lots of opportunity for focus to turn to the characteristics of timber, the framing of the beautiful rural outlook and the elegance of sustainable building done well. Polished concrete floors, double glazing, sod roof and above-standard insulation add style and comfort. See the finished product at: 

Solar passive design

This stunning new home was built on a rural residential block, with solar passive design principles and energy efficiency in mind.

After a false start with another builder our clients wanted a stress-free build process and came to us with a clear vision for an easy-to-live-in unique family home with a character-filled exterior of reclaimed ironbark timber shiplap and corrugated iron from an old shearing shed.

High ‘R’ rated wall and ceiling insulation was used to match the efficiency of the timber-framed double glazing throughout the home.  Polished concrete floors provide high thermal mass, with extruded foam providing a thermal break between the earth and the slab.

Our clients love their new family-friendly home and we all enjoyed the build process.

Heritage renovation

The original section of this beautiful heritage home was built in the late 1800s. Our clients wanted a full renovation that was sensitive to the history of the home and practical for a growing family to live in.

We used sustainably-sourced materials throughout, with the warmth of exposed timber adding character. Technology was integrated into the home through automatic operable skylights and temperature control. A beautiful bespoke timber staircase built into the centre of home is a stunning feature.  We added a dormer window, exposed timber beams and accent colours to an existing attic to create a wonderful new living space.

Townhouse renovation

Located in the heart of a busy regional town, this full renovation project is breathing life into an  1800’s townhouse.

Our client is focused on bringing the beauty back to this heritage home and meeting the needs of modern living.

Work done to-date includes removal of all wallpaper, exposing all hardware floors, remove and install of a new kitchen, bathroom and laundry, and painting throughout. Renovations are ongoing, due to be complete by end of the July 2019.

Commercial renovation

This commercially zoned building had housed an allied health practitioner in a previous life and a full renovation was required to fit its new business purpose.

Keeping the period exterior and balancing the history of this early 1900’s building with modern functionality and comfort was a must for our clients.  Numerous walls were removed to make way for open-plan work spaces and to add light. A large conference room, new meeting rooms, kitchenette and bathrooms all featured in this renovation. Our clients are very happy with the completed renovation.

Energy efficient

This beautiful new home was architecturally designed and custom-built to be energy efficient and family-friendly.

North-facing with rural views, this home incorporates solar passive design elements including wider eaves on the norther side, high ‘R’ rated insulation, thermal mass of polished concrete floors with in-slab hydronic heating. Sustainably-sourced timber features inside and outside bring a warmth and unique style to the home.

There is an easy flow from light-filled interior family living areas through to the outside entertaining area that has a pizza oven and bespoke concrete outdoor kitchen.

70's renovation

Our clients wanted a full renovation and extension of their home, built in the mid 1970’s.

Renovation works included removing all floor coverings and polishing the original hardwood floorboards, removing walls to add light and create open-plan living areas, install french doors to access the new outdoor wraparound deck, combine two rooms to create a new laundry and a new extension that added two new bedrooms, an ensuite and walk-in robe.  The old bathroom was completely overhauled to create a beautiful, practical new family bathroom. The kitchen was also completely gutted, with old laminate bench tops making way for beautiful sustainably-sourced timber ones.

Off-grid log cabin

It’s not often we get an opportunity to build an off-grid home and this one was a real pleasure to work on. Our client had spent a full year documenting the sun’s movements across her bio-dynamic farm and had a vision for a unique stand alone log cabin. All walls, internal and external, are made from cyprus pine, the home follows solar passive design principles, power is solar generated, with heating and cooking provided by a slow combustion stove. This home has been handcrafted, sits beautifully in the landscape and is a testament to our client’s and our commitment to sustainable building and living.

Heritage bed & breakfast

This property had original sections built as far back as the late 1860’s, with several additions built on as generations moved in and out over the years. Our work on this commercial property included building three new bathrooms, making modifications to the event and entertaining area, and upgrading event amenities (kitchen and toilets).

It was important that our work flow seamlessly with the existing heritage aesthetics and allow for ongoing business throughout the build process.

Western Concrete Polishing
NJC Building | NJC Residential & Commercial Building, Bathurst
T&B Bespoke Furniture