Civic Steel Homes
Since 1997, Civic Steel Homes has been defying perceptions of Australian architecture and producing contemporary homes of the highest quality. Based in Brisbane and building from Noosa to the Tweed Coast, Civic Steel Homes’ architects understand the Queensland climate and lifestyle very well. This is evident in the ‘liveability’ of their GreenSmart homes. Their architects specialise in designing customised steel framed homes in any style their clients dare to imagine.
They manage each project from concept through to design. Civic Steel Homes designs and builds homes of the highest quality, durability and style, created to suit not only their clients’ lifestyle requirements but, importantly, their budget. Their architects work alongside a team of project managers and estimators in what they call their ‘creative hub’. Head architect Kelly Grimley and his team work to their clients’ budget, producing smart, well-thought-out concepts and plans that are realistic and affordable. From the complimentary initial site visit through to the fixed price contract, your budget remains a priority.
Located one block back from Gympie Terrace, this home is crafted around a private north-facing courtyard, maximising views to the Noosa River. Designed and built by Civic Steel Homes, the main living spaces are located on the upper level to take advantage of the breezes and vistas to the river.
The courtyard swimming pool extends under the deck to create a vibrant entry façade, while the external staircase from the deck connects the upper level and courtyard through to the family room. The private courtyard is the visual oasis of the home and allows northern light to fill the clean interiors.
The four-bedroom home promotes lifestyle flexibility, with two bathrooms and a main bedroom suite located on both levels. This arrangement allows flexibility for varying family structures and an ageing population. The home makes use of a simple yet refined palette of materials, employed in a clean and contemporary fashion to promote a relaxed lifestyle. Kelly Grimley describes the design as a case study to demonstrate a sustainable and contemporary alternative to energy hungry ‘McMansions’. The home explores passive design principles and efficient and flexible floor plans which are light and airy and promote a seamless transition between inside and out.
This modern beach shack was designed to complement the riverside location and relaxed lifestyle of the owners.
It was built for empty nesters who needed a well-planned, light and airy one-bedroom home but with a further three-bedroom self-contained apartment for when extended family visit. The built form is articulated into three distinct elements which are layered to achieve a bold, contemporary plan. The extensive use of fully operational louvers and shutters allows year-round non-mechanical climate control.
Civic Steel Homes incorporates cross flow ventilation, solar passive design and correct site orientation in all of their designs and you don’t have to spend long in this Noosa home to see why – light and airy interiors in touch with the surrounding greenery make it inviting and calming.
Civic Steel Homes is firmly established as Queensland’s most innovative steel frame building company. As their clients will tell you, the simplicity of dealing with one company from start to finish makes a profound difference.
It isn’t just the unique design of their homes that sets them apart; it’s the positive experience you’ll enjoy with Civic Steel Homes’ seamless process.