A dynamic Scandi Barn building design was on the menu for my motivated & hand's-on clients in Roleystone. Their aspiration was for a small home for them and their son, which showed some Architectural flare, reflected their minimalist lifestyle, and reuse the bones of the existing condemned residence. Something that is them that they can Owner Build themselves.
Designed with SIP's construction in mind, we needed a simple overall form that used the Structural Insulated Panel's Black to best effect and would go together a bit like a stack of cards, be cheap, be heavily insulated and see the building reach the lock-up stage quickly. Externally it features dark standing seam cladding & double-glazed windows, with hardwood cladding. The Street facing elevation features that bold Scandi Barn facade, with handcrafted made metal fascia, suspending the roof as it floats over the windows & walls below.
Internally we wanted to showcase the warm tones of the OSB board & timber and offset them with a much lighter internal feel. Just 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 WC, Small Office & Open Plan Living on the mid floor, flexible extra grow space in the mezzanine & Laundry downstairs. The Alfresco floats over the old building foundations & welcomes in the sunsets. Northern Veranda does its best to keep the sun & rain out.
I could say much more about this project but.....why!! I like it a lot, how about you?
"We made a decision to renovate/rebuild a small but well-designed home for our block in Roleystone. We wanted to find someone who was independent of a builder, experienced with SIP houses, and would be a good person to guide us on how to maximise the space on the existing footings of the previous home. Choosing wasn't easy, but as soon as we met Aaron - it was clear he was the right fit. He loves what he does, always finds time for you, he's knowledgeable, he listens, and keeps you in the loop before and during the process. His designs ticked all the boxes and we're looking forward to bringing it to life! I would absolutely recommend choosing Plot Design if you're looking for a well-designed sustainable home that is the perfect fit for you, brought to life by someone who loves what they do." - Jane & Aaron, Roleystone
Plot Design is a fresh & forward-thinking Building Design & Drafting practice.
Established to assist private clients & building industry professionals who want creative design solutions.
Thinking of a new building project or just want expert local advice, contact Plot Design & see how we help.
Drawing upon skills in building, landscaping & sustainable design we offer a complete building design solution. Experienced in residential, commercial & development scale projects. We take pride in working with our clients to deliver projects that benefit the community & reduce environmental impacts.
We aim to forge long-lasting relationships, we want you to be happy when the job is done & work hard to meet your budget, timeline & expectations.
To keep it simple our complete building design & drafting service is tailored to you & we can arrange all the needed Engineering, Building Certification, Bushfire Attack Level Assessments (BAL), Building Thermal Performance & more.
Our design studio is located in Parkerville in the Perth Hills. We keep things simple and flexible. We can meet wherever you are or collaborate from afar.
Aaron Boultbee is the Director of Plot Design and is a professional building designer, architectural draftsman & sustainability consultant, with over 20 years of experience on residential and commercial projects. Aaron is a Full Member of the Building Designers Association Western Australia BDAWA.
Aaron's diverse experience includes project, operation, and office management as well as working extensively with engineers, landscape and building designers/architects, and operating his own building design practice.
As Director of Plot Design, Aaron draws upon these skills to understand each project and work with the project team in a forward-thinking, responsive and collaborative way. Providing high-quality design, drafting, and consultancy services on residential, grouped housing, small commercial, and development scale projects.
Aaron takes pride in working with our clients and the project team to achieve best practice sustainability outcomes. These include passive solar design, renewable energy systems, energy assessments, development scale design guidelines, productive and water-efficient garden design, and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects.
Aaron is an HIA Greensmart Professional and has experience as a building thermal performance assessor accredited under the Nationwide Housing Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).
Aaron enjoys the hills lifestyle and Plot Design operates from his home studio in Parkerville.
James Taylor joined the Plot Design team as a Draftsman in 2020 & brings with his professionalism & keen attention to detail that adds value to our project's documentation / detailing. James works alongside Aaron to develop the detailed 3D models & drawings need for the construction of our hills homes.
He has completed a Bachelor of Design at UWA and completed the Diploma of Building Design at TAFE. He also has a long history working as a bookkeeper & admin in his family's accounting practice, is a dab hand on his farm in Gidgegannup farm & on the dance floor as an instructor.
James's design interests include passive solar design, liveable home design principles & interest in alternative building systems. He is a strong proponent of adopting innovative building systems & applying these where practical.
Plot Design is the Perth Hills Complete Building Design Service & can make your idea a reality.
To keep it simple & easy for you, we can arrange for help with your Engineering, Building Certification, Bushfire Attack Level Assessments (BAL), Building Thermal Performance & whatever else it takes.
We want you to be Happy, and take pride in creating beautiful built-form environments.