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IQ Homes: Case Studies

Case Study 1: Sloping Block | Dawesville

Challenged with a sloping block we combined pole home and lightweight construction methods to provide a unique looking home. Mixing acrylic texture coating with colorbond cladding, this home certainly catches the eye. Utilising the space under the poles by fitting a double garage and laundry at the bottom, this home created a very effective use of space on a tricky site.

With the alfresco being at the center of the home, accessible from all sides and even capturing some of the views, this custom design integrated material options, construction methods, design flexibility and site restrictions to provide the clients dream home.

Case Study 2: Ocean Views | Madora Bay

Looking to stand out on the street, design, construction methods and material selections were combined to create a truly unique home. The site was next to the ocean, subject to higher wind ratings and coastal zoning requirements.

With a set specification provided by the client, we separately sourced all their inclusions and incorporated into the build. Unique inclusions required all trades to be advised and consulted to ensure the correct installation procedures were followed.

With finishes ranging from timber lining, exposed aggregate, sunken floors to the home theatre, fully frameless bifold doors, long raking windows, shadow lining and an alfresco kitchen, every bit of detail was addressed. Every aspect of this home has been customised, down to the letter box, this is a real masterpiece.

Case Study 3: Rear Lot, Double Storey Home | Bicton

On a strata property with very tight access, this project posed the challenge of building a two story customized home with little room to move. With a home owner living in the front property using the same driveway for access and situated on a high traffic road, we had to communicate very well with trades and the neighbour to accommodate everyone’s needs and still deliver the project on time.

Requiring traffic management for certain works and deliveries, both IQ Construction and their trades adapted to the site and conditions to deliver the project. Working closely with the client to meet the budget and design requirements, IQ Construction developed a customized design in line with this and delivered the project accordingly. As a result, both the client and the neighbour awarded us with great testimonials (see below).

Case Study 4: Custom Timber Frame Home | Chidlow

After the initial consultations with our client, we developed the brief for this thoughtfully custom designed home.

Our goal, was to deliver a home that maintained a sense of simplicity, making the most of the naturally beautiful bush-covered surroundings, whilst ensuring minimal disturbance to the environment. The block is home to a collection of rare and native plants and protection of these was of high priority to the owner.

As such, we ensured these plants were fully protected throughout the process. By taping and fencing off exclusion zones for material deliveries, trades & vehicles, we are able to minimise footfall and excess on-site disruption during the construction process.

Ongoing discussions with the owner helped us to mark out services in optimum locations, so that we avoided existing trees and foliage, minimising any damage to the local flora. The block provided a natural ‘ring’ of mature trees, which was a perfect fit for the water tank, enabling it to sit secluded amongst the surrounding bush.

Timber framed, lightweight construction was chosen for a faster build, meaning less trades were required on-site at any time. This further added to the finished aesthetics, enabling the newly built dwelling to blend seamlessly into the landscape.

Inside, high raking ceilings were coupled with full height windows to bring the outside in, giving a sense of space, natural light and a welcomed connection to nature. A combustion fire place was the final touch, making it the perfect place for the client to call home.

We are thrilled with the results , as is our client.

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