Small is convenient and stylish
Minimalism is a trend that has taken over home architecture recently. This trend is driven by the current high prices of land pricing and the environmental cost of large homes. Also, the idea of living more simply without compromising quality of life is promoted by minimalism. In accord with this fad architects are needing to factor in the use of space and ease of living when designing homes.
Welcome back nature
The idea of bringing the garden inside the house has come to life in the last few years in forms of rooftop gardens, fern walls and interior design features that celebrate nature. Indoor garden elements bring in a less structured approach to design with a fresh and natural atmosphere.
The trend has been encouraged by largescale projects such as 2009 New York High Line elevated park and the latest Seoul Sky Garden project in South Korea.
Above ground pools
Above ground pools have become common recently in city houses, often around the same size or slightly larger than an inflatable pool. These pools are more design orientated than practical, with the purpose to provide a view of water from the kitchen or living area. They tend to vary in size, with some being big enough to swim laps in while others being only waist-deep in water.
For a long time now kitchens have been designed to be an open space in the centre of the home, with easy access from any room in the house plan. This is changing as more people are taking on the idea of a hidden kitchen called a ‘prep kitchen’. These small tucked away spaces allow for food preparation, necessary appliances and the mess of cleaning up to be hidden from sight. This idea allows for the ‘on display’ kitchen to follow a minimal design and be more of a social area in the house for when having guests.
Energy efficient homes
The ideas of energy efficiency and ecological design have found their way into modern architecture building and design. These homes do not only have a lighter ecological footprint, but they are trendy and in fashion at the moment.
An Explanation Of The Shed Building Process
Building your shed can be quite an extended and stressful process, especially for bigger projects. However we can break this process down into a simplified streamline process of 8 steps when working with Central Steel Build. These steps are listed below.
Having a consultation with an industry specific sales representative is the start of your journey. We will do our best to arrive at the best building solution according to your needs. All of our jobs are customized to our clients specifications.
After arriving on a plan for your building we will conduct a free on-site inspection and survey. The purpose of this visit is to assess your shed site in accordance with things like access, drainage etc.
Next is the design and planning of your shed. Our drafting team will focus on creating a design of shed that meets all your specific requirements and exceeds your expectations in quality.
After completing the design we move on to the legal side of Building Permits and Council Approvals. We are registered builders offer to take care of your Building Permit as a complimentary service. However this service is only applicable for rural and domestic buildings and we do not look after Planning Permits.
Engineering is the next stage of the building process. Our engineers will finalise all details down to each individual component. These will be drawn up and sent to be laser cut for manufacture.
Step 6 is when your shed is manufactured locally in our Kyneton factory. The workshop team work diligently to ensure attention to every detail on every project. We operate with LEAN manufacturing to ensure workshop conditions to be clean, orderly, neat and safe 100% of the time.
Now your shed is ready to be constructed on-site. We have a set of high quality installation teams which ensure your shed is erected safely and quickly. During this stage your project manager will keep you informed with install dates etc.
Finally we will hand over your building to you with a 12 month structural and workmanship guarantee. If you ever need to contact us in regards to your building we will be happy to assist in any way.