The classic beauty of limestone brickwork and the warm, rustic appeal of Corten steel combine to a striking fa├žade on this home by NPR Building Concepts. Folded on-site, the Corten steel's pattern was designed to resemble reptile skin. A standout feature of the property, the steel was also used on the home's pergola, with the posts laser-cut in an intricate bamboo design.

This impressive home is a credit to both NPR Building Concepts and the homeowners, who designed the property. The home was designed to suit the small and unusually-shaped plot and was achieved through open communication between the builder and the clients. The homeowners`very particular design and finish requirements were met through the use of quality tradesmen that know their job and NPR Building Concepts expectations of finishes and workmanship.

As well as winning points for its aesthetic value, the home also promotes green living, with an energy rating of 7.3. This was achieved through considered design and selection of materials. The limestone walls provide twice the insulation than that of a brick wall, while the slab features enhanced thermal performance. As well as high R-value insulation, the home features double-glazed windows, resulting in high energy-efficiency. Angled sun shades on the home's pergola allow the sun to  penetrate through in winter, while providing shade in summer.

NPR Building concepts works in a wide area, spanning from the centre of Melbourne, through to the eastern suburbs and Yarra Valley. Specialising in custom-built homes, extension's and renovation's, the company concentrates on three to five homes each year, allowing the team to work to the highest standards providing a vast array of building services, NPR Building concepts works on jobs of all sizes, from the deck areas to major renovations and new builds. Testament to the company's high-calibre work, the Housing Industry association (HIA) has recognised NPR Building concepts numerous tines at its annual awards.


Renee Ralph
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PO Box 1150, Croydon VIC 3136