Last Friday we had the final handover of our ZZ Top House to the very excited clients, after a whole-team effort to get the home over the line and sparkling clean. Starting on site in July 2019, ZZ Top House has finished 5 months ahead of the original estimated construction program, with big thanks to the efforts of Site Foreman Barry Bradley, Project Manager Christina Cheng, Project Architect Carmen Chan, Leading Hand Marcelo Haag and Carpenter Nathan Krstevski. Christina and the site boys are taking some well-earned break now before beginning our next project on site in Palm Beach in a few weeks' time.
Special thanks to the many subcontractors who helped make this project the amazing home it has become, despite some setbacks including the COVID-19 pandemic, each and every team we worked with was professional and helped achieve every detail we were after to the highest quality. Thanks to Kevin Quinn, JHG Plumbing, D2E Electrical, Sydney Kitchen Co, Tenze Engineering, Windoor, Brazil Construction, Justin Glenn, Orange Painting, Flash Metal Roofing, Eagle Master Tiling, Trowel on Design, Mick Williams Plastering, Balmain Village Glass, Soltek Energy, Warm Floors and everyone else who helped on the project in one way or another.
Life Cycle Assessment for Welcome to the Jungle House
As part of taking an increased responsibility to our projects' impact on our planet, we are now undertaking Life Cycle Assessments for new projects, looking to measure the predicted carbon emission impact of all aspects of our project from materials selected, energy supply through to demolition in decades' time. By seeing what elements have the highest carbon-footprint impact, we can reduce the overall 'embodied energy' in a project while still in the design phase, using our 4-D Building Information Model (BIM) and state-of-the-art Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software.
Click here to check out the in-house LCA report prepared for Welcome to the Jungle House, breaking down the full environmental impact of the project.
In other news
Longlisted for an international Dezeen Award
Welcome to the Jungle House has made the longlist for a Dezeen Award in the "Residential Rebirth" category. Shortlist will be announced in September, fingers crossed! Click here to see our entry!
Pursuing Living Building Certification
We are excited to be pursuing a full Living Building Challenge certification for our Holocene House project, currently still in the design phase. The Living Building Challenge is the most difficult and rigorous sustainability certification on the planet, so stay tuned for updates on our progress! Click here to read more about the Challenge itself.