Building Insider: Talking Landscape Design with Andrew Plant

At Fortem Projects, we understand that breath-taking homes can only be achieved by working with industry experts. That’s why we partnered with Andrew Plant Landscapes to achieve seamless indoor-outdoor flows for our Elphin, Lysterville and Brunel projects. So, it only felt right to sit down with Andrew, director of Andrew Plant Landscapes, in this month’s […]

Building Insider: Talking Sustainable Design principles with Sarah Bryant of Bryant Alsop Architecture & Interiors

We recently partnered with Bryant Alsop on a luxury renovation in Hawthorn. The client initially engaged Bryant Alsop with the brief of introducing a two-storey contemporary addition with a pool and outdoor living spaces to their Victorian, heritage-listed 120-year-old dwelling. With the project due for completion in 2023, we sat down with Sarah Bryant of […]

Building Insider: Timeless Architecture with Anna Dutton Lourie, Co-Director of Bower Architecture & Interiors

At Fortem Projects, we believe collaborating with those who are experts in their craft deliver the best results. Since partnering with Bower Architecture & Interiors on our Fawkner Street, South Yarra project in 2018 we have built a strong relationship with the multi-award-winning Melbourne-based design practice. In this month’s Building Insider, we sit down with […]

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Building Insider: Manning Rd, with Chris Stribley, Principal of Cera Stribley Architects

At Fortem Projects, we’re fortunate to work with some of Melbourne’s best architects who share the same passion for quality that we do. We love a challenge and the problem solving required to deliver a bespoke home, particularly one of this calibre at Manning Road. Our client had a strong vision, and introduced us to […]

Building Insider: Living Sustainably with Joost Bakker

Joost Bakker is one of Australia’s leading advocates for sustainability. With a zero-waste mindset and a passion for finding creative and sustainable solutions to modern problems, Joost is endeavouring to change the way we approach building, eating and everyday living. If the name Joost Bakker sounds familiar, it’s likely because of the impressive Future Food […]

The Building Insider: Talking Timber with Bowens

The timber industry is facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID pandemic. We sat down with Bowens’ Channel Development Manager Darren Minto to learn more about the intricacies of the problem.

Guidelines for a Successful Building Project – Part II

Pricing a Project for Success From dream to reality tests any owner’s budget expectations. ~50% of projects go from paper to finished project due mainly to cost over-runs. Our experience shows where a builder is part of the design team before town planning approval can improve the success rate to nearer 90%. Why? The simple answer is […]

Guidelines for a Successful Building Project – Part I

When renovating or building a home you put your trust and financial hopes and dreams into the design and building teams to craft your new residential life. They can make or, if not chosen wisely, break your experience. From decades of knowledge we know at Fortem Projects there are ways to help you stay on […]

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