The purpose of the project was to design and construct a single family home. The Client requested a new double storey, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom family home with a modern and industrial design approach. They enjoy exposed and raw materials as final finishes and was happy to explore any idea within the Estate rules and guidelines.
From the start, the project was envisaged in steel to compliment the client’s appreciation of raw and exposed materials. The main structure of the building was constructed with a steel frame of 254×254 H-sections. The reason for the chosen size was to have the steel frame exposed as the 220mm brick infill walls fit into the sections.
Various other steel sizes included 152×89 I-sections, 152×152 H-sections for sub structure and channel for supporting the metal cladding. For the horizontal and vertical cladding; Klip-Lok 700 was used in continuous rolled sheets. The concealed fixing allowed a low pitch roof and clean façade fixing. Care was taken to have all the cover flashing the same size to create a uniform cladded unit.
The steel frame design didn’t provide any challenges, but the transportation and erection had to be carefully planned as the property is at the end of a cul-de-sac in a well-established residential estate. The steel contractor and erector opted to have bolt-on connections on site which allowed smaller trucks to deliver the individual pieces and build the main structure like a giant Meccano set.
What is special about this project is the honest use of the steel structure and every other building material within the project. Materials are not covered or hidden but complete exposed and integral to the design. The Project Team as a whole was involved and part of all communication once the concept design was approved by the Client. The early adoption of an open communication policy helped in managing the flow of the project.
|Completion date of steelwork||May 2015|
|Completion date of full project||June 2018|
|Tons of structural steel used||22 Tons|
|Structural profiles used||IPE 252×252; IPE 152×175; IPE 152 X 75; IPE
152×152; CHANNELS – Various Sizes
|Completion date of cladding||May 2016|
|Cladding profile/ type used||Klip-Loc 700|
|Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage||450m²|
|Client/ Developer||Anton + Daneldi Botha|
|Structural Engineer||SPL Design|
|Main Contractor||Recreate Developers|
|Steelwork Contractor||Live Custom Designs|
|Steel Erector||Live Custom Designs|
|Cladding Manufacturer||Global Roofing Solutions|
|Roofing and Cladding||Global Roofing Solutions|
|Cladding Supplier||Roofing Options|
|Cladding Contractor||Roofing Options|