CNC Building Professionals, high quality builders with a diverse range of specialties ranging from Architectural homes to residential, commercial and retail building projects.
Alfalfa House shortlisted for 2 awards at the 2015 AIA Awards
Alfalfa House, a refurbishment project for the long-standing food co-operative has been shortlisted in the Australian Institute of Architects 2015 Awards in the Small Projects and Sustainability categories.
Dunn & Hillam Architects undertook this project as part of our commitment to mentoring younger architects, and worked with two UNSW 3rd year students, Morgan Carson and Tim Elliot who collaborated with us on the briefing, feasibility, design and documentation and worked on the tools with the brave and generous Craig Niven of CNC building (also known for his work on Republic of Everyone and the recent Artspace refurbishment) to construct the final product.
We await the final decision on 2nd July at Sydney Town Hall
May 8, 2015
HIA 2013 HOUSING AWARD WINNERS
CNC Building Professionals Celebrate at HIA CSR NSW Housing Awards - 21st October 2013
CNC Building Professionals celebrated their success at the 2013 HIA CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards on Saturday night.
The Darlinghurst based company won the HIA NSW Renovation / Addition Project $600,001 – $1 million category (partnered by Stratco) for their Darlinghurst project.
Judges said, “This is a beautiful restoration of an existing terrace, with a definitive line for representing new construction. The addition is very modern with a good blend of minimalism that complements the original terrace. A great use of the garage as a second living space with cavity doors to the main outdoor living area creating good zoning. A fantastic use of space on a very tight site”.
Congratulating CNC Building Professionals on such an outstanding achievement, HIA’s NSW Executive Director, David Bare, said the awards were a tremendous display of the housing industry’s capacity, innovation and resilience in tough times.
“It is encouraging to see that in challenging market conditions HIA’s builders and designers have maintained their commitment to excellence. The high standard of entries shows that support for these awards has yet again been remarkable. Each year the bar is raised higher making the judging process all the more difficult.”
“Major winners tonight can look forward to progressing to HIA’s national awards next year and we wish them every success.”
The awards were held in front of a sell-out audience at the Sydney Convention Centre. Special guests included Minister for Fair Trading the Hon Anthony Roberts; Andrew Darley, State Manager NSW/ACT, CSR Bradford Group and HIA’s NSW President, David Linaker.
This year’s theme was ‘Disco Inferno’. The MC for the evening was the well-loved Australian singer, actress, and TV personality, Marcia Hines. After the awards presentation, Marcia then entertained guests with many hits from the years of disco.
The Association’s showcase awards night recognise excellence in housing innovation, material selection, design, construction and services to the NSW residential building industry.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the leading industry association in the Australian residential building sector, supporting the businesses and interests of builders, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, building professionals and business partners.
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Republic of Everything
What's old is new again
Big news for us this week was that we moved into our new office. Then, not one week later, a fella called Paul Barbera emailed to say that photo's he'd taken of our old office were now up on his website, right here.
Just one set of Friday afternoon drinks and it feel like the old office is long forgotten (hey they were good drinks), until you look around and see all the familiar fitout. We first moved into our own office just over a year agon in August '10, the week our Greens ad for Gruen Nation hit the airwaves. It was scary to suddenly not be subletting someone else's space and to have a lease that said you have to keep paying up every month for a year but, of course like all things, it quickly became just the way things were.
One of the things we endeavoured to do was fit out the office in the most sustainable way possible, using chests of drawers and sideboards from Vinnies as deskends and only resorting to plywood for the bits we had to. In decking out the new office, the brief to architects Workshop1 were the same. Come see our old office, figure it out how you can reuse it all to build the new office. So that's what they did.
The result is fresh yet familiar and, we think, something to be proud of. Shelves are simple but effective, storage is plentiful, the board room is made of recycled timbers and there is a visitors parking bike rack.
In short, we're happy in our new home. And grateful to Paul Barbera for taking the time to photograph our old one.
Fairfax & Roberts
March 2012 - For Immediate Release
Fairfax & Roberts today announced that it has refurbished and reopened its flagship Showroom at 19 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia. Castlereagh Street is the corridor to Sydney’s most desired boutiques, fashion and jewellery stores.
Spanning a vast area of more than 400 square meters in the original 1930’s MLC building, renowned as one of Sydney’s finest - the Showroom will house all the exquisite bespoke jewellery offerings of Fairfax & Roberts, including its on-site atelier and design facilities in an unrivalled setting in Australia.
The Fairfax & Roberts Showroom is designed to provide customers with the ultimate in design and jewellery craftsmanship experience. Over 150 years of tradition and skill lie at the heart of each Fairfax & Roberts unique jewellery piece.
The view directly into the on-site atelier reveals artisans creating their works of art using age- old techniques such as saw-piercing and mill graining which are still employed in this workshop. Fairfax & Roberts’ artisans choose to handcraft pieces rather than use more modern methods as this allows more freedom of design, a greater degree of delicacy, and does not compromise the integrity of the metal. To use an analogy – they are creating an original oil painting rather than a print.
One of the world’s most esteemed European jewellery designers, Thierry Martin, joined the company three years ago. Showroom visitors can see Thierry Martin from the ground level, in his studio on the second floor, designing and creating unique jewellery and sumptuous objects d’art.
Fairfax & Roberts has also launched within social media and you can keep abreast of their latest news and creations by joining their facebook page.
Radical Reinvention of a Darlinghurst Terrace
We’re not too sure when the Radical Terrace became a blog that seems to cover house flips more than anything else, but we definitely don’t mind. Few things reveal more about a neighbourhood’s ambitions than a flip: both in to what degree the renovation is capitalised and to what amount the market values it. For the better part of the 1990s and 2000s, Darlinghurst terraces were given a very specific flip treatment: converting the attic into a fourth bedroom, the upgrading of a kitchen, the removal of a sunroom, and the addition of car parking, if applicable. These days, many of the same aspects of the transformation continue yet to a far higher spec with little bits of architectural flamboyance tossed in; in more extreme cases, the rear (and smallest) bedroom is transformed into a master bedroom with ensuite and balcony. And seeing that some of the first “flipped” terraces in Darlinghurst are now flipping for a second time, we’re treated to learn where the suburb is heading…and, if 441 is anything to judge by, we like what we see.