Our Chaddesley Avenue Project has taken out an award for ‘Excellence in Use of Steel’ from the Building Design Association of Victoria. The comments from the judges were… “Elegance. This word sums up this alterations and additions project, particularly in its subtle but very clever use of steel to the rear extension. These steel elements are used innovatively, demonstrating the versatility of the material through structural, functional and design aesthetic applications. Beams and columns are used for the open pergola structure and roof of the building, which is lightly wrapped by plate steel portals, providing function for the eaves and an interesting design aesthetic, with the steel-framed windows relating subtly back to this structural form. The thoughtful and elegant design approach for use of steel deemed this project the winner in this category.”

It’s so wonderful to read this feedback when it was our entire intention for the steel pergola and concrete patio design to blend seamlessly with the architecture. The patio steps not only provide access to the rear garden but provide amphitheatre style seating when entertaining.


Architect: Luke Fry Photographer: @derek_swalwell