Synergy Designer Homes — a joint venture between LAD Architecture and St Kilda subdivision, have completed their first showhome at the St Kilda Wetlands subdivision, Cambridge. Synergy Designer Homes provides architecturally designed, turn-key home solutions.

The showhome features James Hardie Linea® Weatherboard and Stria® Cladding on the exterior, with Secura™ Interior Flooring on the upper floor. The materials were selected for their superior quality, with the cladding providing an ‘up market and high end’ feel.

“We didn’t want to compromise on the claddings and fixtures,” says Aaron Guerin, director of LAD Architecture. “The Linea Weatherboard and Stria Cladding are showcase products and possess unique features that complement the cedar panelling also used on the home’s exterior.”

James Hardie claddings are lightweight cement composite sheets, which Guerin says makes them easy to work with.

“The builders can lift and fix the sheets quickly and easily, providing significant benefits labour-wise,” explains Guerin.

St Kilda Showhome featuring James Hardie

The structural flooring for the upstairs master bedroom also provided building efficiencies.

“Secura Interior Flooring is an all in one product — it can be tiled directly without the need for underlay,” says Guerin.

Its durable construction gives a squeak-free, solid feel under carpet, tiles or vinyl. The acoustic properties of the flooring, coupled with its stability, rigidity, and moisture resistance are ideal for this high spec home.

“We pride ourselves on design, detail, and finish — and James Hardie’s products fit the brief well,” says Guerin.

James Hardie reps provided installation training prior to works commencing, which Guerin says will help ensure the home meets the expectations of customers and Synergy Designer Homes own high standards.

St Kilda Showhome featuring James Hardie