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Seaforth Display Home Secrets from the Site Supervisor

Ever wondered what goes into building the perfect display home? Join Daniel, Construction Supervisor, as he reveals the unexpected challenges and triumphs of bringing the Seaforth design to life. From communication triumphs to stunning façade details, Daniel takes you behind the scenes of this innovative build.

5 min read | February 12, 2024 – 7.00am

Construction often comes with unexpected challenges. Can you share an example of a challenge faced during the construction of the Seaforth and how you overcame it?

Building the first of any new design can be tricky. No matter how many revisions and checks and balances there are, something is bound to get through that simply will not work in practice which can be easily looked over on a set of plans.

This is compounded by the complexity of the Seaforth design with its many unique details packed into a standard sized home. Drop ceilings, raked ceilings, transitional changes between multiple cladding products and several step out walls, there is a lot going on in this space. Fortunately for us in the construction team, the Seaforth has been reviewed in incredible detail by the experienced design/pre-con team at AUSMAR and any issues encountered so far with the design have been minor, often resolved in a quick discussion with the AUSMAR Directors.

Slab pour of the Seaforth Display Home

How did you ensure that the construction stayed on schedule and that all trades were accountable?

Communication is key, always. We are fortunate to have such an incredible trade base at AUSMAR. Each and everyone one of the trades who has put their hand up to work with us on this new display demonstrates a day-to-day consistency in the quality of their workmanship and their willingness to keep a project moving. At times we have needed to make last-minute schedule changes or a variation on works already completed. If we can communicate where we are, where we want to be and what we aim to achieve along the way, our trades will be with us every step of the journey. Communication is key.

What are some aspects of the Seaforth’s construction that you are particularly proud of?

Looking at design aspects, I could not be more excited to see the front façade starting to take shape. The first glimpse I had of Seaforth was the façade layout. I immediately fell in love with the design and put my name forward to be part of the construction team bringing this vision to reality. With raked ceilings, corner windows, and raised fixed glass panels, the entrance to the Seaforth feels open and welcoming while maintaining privacy.

When we look at the construction side of things, seeing the different cladding elements coming together is fantastic. As a carpenter myself I am so impressed with the quality of workmanship shown by our carpentry team and the skill involved particularly with the front entrance of the Seaforth (though I may be biased). The tile layout chosen by our design team is one aspect I am very excited to see come together, and this will be starting next week.

Internal fit out of the Seaforth Display Home

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