Fairfield HaciendaContemporary Exterior, Melbourne

Peter Bennets

Inspiration for a contemporary one-storey concrete grey exterior in Melbourne. —  Houzz
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Gabrielle Chariton added this to Beyond Brick and Plasterboard: Alternative Materials for Walls20 November 2018

Besser BlocksSuitable for interior and exterior wallsMuch cheaper than concrete but offering a similar hard-edged aesthetic, besser blocks – also known as breeze blocks or masonry blocks – are typically rectangular, hollow concrete blocks. Light yet strong, they are a versatile, inexpensive, and surprisingly under-rated option for walls. The holes in the centre of besser blocks offer several advantages: they can be reinforced with steel and filled with concrete to improve structural stability; or, left unfilled, they provide space for plumbing and electrical wires in internal walls. The air space also delivers improved insulation.

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Janet Dunn added this to Houzz Tour: Shapely Cedar Ceiling Spreads Wings Over Family's New Home30 April 2015

Martin developed his hacienda concept with a deep front garden that sets a roofless concrete blockwork structure back in line with the facades of the neighbouring homes. This structure, which forms a semi-private courtyard, creates much interest from the street and gives the home a brilliant outdoor living space in the sunniest area of the block.

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Louise Anderson added this to house design15 June 2015

timber eaves Martin developed his hacienda concept with a deep front garden that sets a roofless concrete blockwork structure back in line with the facades of the neighbouring homes. This structure, which forms a semi-private courtyard, creates much interest from the street and gives the home a brilliant outdoor living space in the sunniest area of the block.