On this project we were approached by high end builder, MC Building, to collaborate with them on their Diamond Creek home recreation project. A landmark domestic home was getting a fresh makeover by MC focusing mainly on the exterior of the home and it’s vast landscape surroundings.
We looked at a few different options to cover the decking area overlooking the renovated pool, whether to opt with a simple tilt only Louvre Solution or perhaps a Retractable Roofing Solution. MC’s client preferred the look of the architectural 150mm louvre blades so we chose the Eclipse Flat Operable System, Aus/NZ made and manufactured. Having an array of carpenters on site MC built the frame for the louvre system to recess into. The Eclipse system is fantastic as it has this adaptability to fit into ready built timber pergola frames, bulkhead voids or steel frames. This can also cut down costs for the client if they have this capability. The design for this project was to have four bays aligned next to one another with each bay being roughly 3m x 3.5m. Ensuring louvre blades align perfectly is so important on such jobs as these.
The engineers went to work and designed the frame to suit, MC building had the frame built and painted in around 3 weeks, perfect timing as we had all our colorbond flashings, gutters and Eclipse Louvre components ready to go soon after. There were a few complicating factors which had to be resolved on this project during construction, one of those being drainage. Drainage downpipes can be quite ugly and invasive so we came up with a customised guttering system so the two centre bays would flow to the two bays at each end. This took some customised work from our team but the time put in was well worth the effort in order to satisfy our client.
The project took about 5 days on site for the team and the end result definitely enhanced the all year round use and livability of the new alfresco patio area. The four bays are controlled off of one Techome remote with four channels, each bay having their own rain sensor closing the Louvre Systems once it starts raining. Louvre Systems such as the Eclipse give homeowners the ultimate weather control and flexibility for their unique outdoor living space.
Thanks to MC and their owners, we look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Client: MC Building
Location: Diamond Creek
Program: 1 month prefabrication process, 5 days on site for installations