Bordering a green parkland oasis in Clayton South, the Jackson Green development has become a sought after location for a variety of buyers. Offering beautiful streetscapes and a wide choice of three and four-bedroom floor plans, the townhouse precinct sets new standards for quality in medium-density living.
In a leafy location in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, the homes at Jackson Green are popular with buyers. “The whole community has a great balance of green space and convenient access to amenities” says Michael Battistella, National General Manager with Burbank Projects, the building team on the project. “The design for the townhouses continues that careful balance between natural and built environments. They present as contemporary and clean without being cold.”
Cladding products from James Hardie provided Michael and his team with the right palette of textures, colours and forms to achieve this blended and balanced façade.
“The finishes play a massive role in creating this look that’s homely and inviting, with a touch of class,” says Michael. “James Hardie cladding products come together so well on a project like this. The linear texture from the Axon™ boards contrasts with the modular Matrix™ panels and you can add colour changes for even more visual variety.”
Product stability makes these materials popular with the construction team as well as the designers. “Our trades also enjoy working with these products thanks to their stability and consistency,” says Michael “Being cement based products, they stay where you put them. There’s no shrinking or settling so it’s easier to get the cladding finish looking just as good as it should.”
As well as improving the quality of finish, reliable products like these also speed up installation. “If used correctly, lightweight materials are definitely more efficient to work with,” says Michael. “Getting the details right is definitely important to the end result and James Hardie provide all the technical back up you need to get it right first time. Their detail library is very comprehensive so you can look up how to get a perfect finish on a window frame or internal corner and just follow the steps. And if there’s something we need more guidance on, our rep is more than happy to meet us on site and provide that next level support.”
In following these instructions, the team can also be confident the structure and materials will be backed by comprehensive warranties provided by James Hardie.
“When you’re building properties in high volumes like this you can’t afford to be going back to do the work again or rectify problems.” says Michael. “We see James Hardie as the brand we want behind our brand, because their products and support give us reassurance that the job is done to the highest standard.”
According to Michael, the quality of design and construction puts these properties into a premium price range for the area.
“There are a lot of people looking for that turnkey home, one that has everything included and won’t make demands on their time with maintenance. As the builder for the townhouse complex at Jackson Green, it’s important to us that buyers get that security and confidence they’re looking for in a brand new home. It’s a testament to that quality we’ve delivered that these townhouses have sold for a price that’s above the median for Clayton South.”