Check out this amazing house that just finished construction!
During the design process the home owner and the architects visited us here at the Brickworks in Canberra. We spent some time together looking through the huge variety of recycled timber we have available to narrow down a final selection that fit with the look and feel of the house.
Most of the timber you see in these photos is Spotted Gum salvaged from the Bicentenial Basketball Stadium in Penrith. Together with the client and their architects (Alanna King and Rob Henry from Philip Leeson Architects), we came up with some very creative ways to use this timber in the house!
For the ceilings and feature walls the client asked us to select out boards with plenty of old line markings from the basketball courts. These had the tongue and groove machined off and the old face with the line markings was preserved as a feature. You can see in the photos how good they look attached to the ceilings and feature walls!
The same basketball stadium floor boards were also re-used as flooring throughout the house, but sanded and polished in contrast to the ceiling.
Matching Spotted Gum decking was also supplied, we re milled it through our sawmill from roof timbers salvaged out of Sydney house demolitions.
Using recycled spotted gum as flooring and decking is a really smart choice. It is super dense and durable and will last and look great for a long time.
Paul Kerr from Preferred Builders and his team did an awesome quality job building this house. Really great workmanship!
If you are building or renovating and would like to discuss using recycled timber Contact Us. We would love to hear from you! Thor's Hammer can deliver timber to any location on the East Coast of Australia.