Live harmoniously

Beautiful Australian design merged with German engineered technology. Prefabricated homes with outstanding sustainable values, quicker and at a lower cost than you might think.

Philosophy

Why Our FabHaus?

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy living in a home designed by an Architect, and that each home has a responsibility to our environment.

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Sustainable Homes

We’re experts in the meticulous detail of Passivhaus standards and energy efficiency in buildings. Every aspect of our design and fabrication is measured for environmental efficiency now and forever.

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Lower Cost

Our FabHaus is designed and built to save you the time, frustration and money associated with the traditional process of building a house.

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Architect Designed

Tallis & Thomas have designed Our FabHaus to create spaces that are to be experienced as well as seen and environments that promote a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

We would all benefit from living in a sustainable home.

But very few can afford it, and those who can are often frustrated by the amount of time, irritation and poor outcomes of the process. The average construction of an Architectural home in Australia takes between 24 and 36 months from start to finish. We aim to cut that to less than 6 months, while making it affordable to more people and giving better environmental outcomes.

How it works

Building your FabHaus

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    Have a site?

    You’re ready to start

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    Choose your Plan

    Each floorplan has been thoughtfully designed for space & comfort

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    Select customisations

    A beautiful range of finish options and add-ons to suit your personal style

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    Our FabHaus does the rest

    Including consultant services, fabrication, transport and installation

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Our FabHaus Plans

Fab Mini
Fab One
Fab Two
Fab Three
Fab Four

Fab Mini

59 sqm

Fab Mini is the ideal getaway or small-footprint home, at a size which may not require a permit in some parts of Australia. It’s also great as a granny-flat, AirBnB, retreat or studio providing kitchen, bathroom, separate bedroom and all our standard features.

Customisations

  • Timber or metal exterior cladding
  • UPVC, aluminium or alutimber windows
  • A range of engineered timber flooring
  • A range of joinery finishes
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry & lighting fixtures
  • Bosch or Miele and Bora appliances

Add-ons

  • Garage / Alfresco room / Outdoor fireplace
  • Smart home system
  • Decking

Fab One

95 sqm

Fab One is a full-size, single bedroom home, retreat or guesthouse. The unique and generous living arrangement aligns with the needs of the human being and includes all our standard features.

Customisations

  • Timber or metal exterior cladding
  • UPVC, aluminium or alutimber windows
  • A range of engineered timber flooring
  • A range of joinery finishes
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry & lighting fixtures
  • Bosch or Miele and Bora appliances

Add-ons

  • Garage / Alfresco room / Outdoor fireplace
  • Smart home system
  • Decking

Fab Two

130 sqm

Fab Two is designed for a small family or a couple with lots of stuff. The two bedroom arrangement would be a perfect holiday home, and offers generous living, dining and kitchen space, including study, European laundry and all our standard features.

Customisations

  • Timber or metal exterior cladding
  • UPVC, aluminium or alutimber windows
  • A range of engineered timber flooring
  • A range of joinery finishes
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry & lighting fixtures
  • Bosch or Miele and Bora appliances

Add-ons

  • Garage / Alfresco room / Outdoor fireplace
  • Smart home system
  • Decking

Fab Three

210 sqm

Fab Three is a comfortably proportioned 3 bedroom home providing lots of storage and appointed with all our standard features.

Customisations

  • Timber or metal exterior cladding
  • UPVC, aluminium or alutimber windows
  • A range of engineered timber flooring
  • A range of joinery finishes
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry & lighting fixtures
  • Bosch or Miele and Bora appliances

Add-ons

  • Garage / Alfresco room / Outdoor fireplace
  • Smart home system
  • Decking

Fab Four

260 sqm

Fab Four is a step-up in space, providing all the accommodation and good things you would expect in a 4 bedroom home, as well as all our standard features. The two wings allow you to zone your use of the home.

Customisations

  • Timber or metal exterior cladding
  • UPVC, aluminium or alutimber windows
  • A range of engineered timber flooring
  • A range of joinery finishes
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry & lighting fixtures
  • Bosch or Miele and Bora appliances

Add-ons

  • Garage / Alfresco room / Outdoor fireplace
  • Smart home system
  • Decking
Our environment

A deep respect for the natural environment is essential to Our FabHaus and underpins our approach to design and building.

Our FabHaus tackles climate change while improving your to day-to-day living. Environmental features include:

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Our product

Better buildings

Our unique design and build approach creates enduring homes which attain superior Passive House energy efficiency while also presenting alluring, comfortable, healthy living environments.

European build-quality

Our FabHaus is designed in Australia, manufactured at our factory in Europe, then shipped and assembled, fitted out and connected on your site in Australia. This greatly improves construction efficiency while giving you unparalleled levels of German engineered technology and quality of finish.

All our homes come with the FabHaus Care warranty as well as being Passivhaus certified — a rigorous standard for energy efficiency in building, which reduces our ecological footprint.

Exquisite design

  • Kitchens and joinery are clean line with ample storage, and a range of quality appliances and finishes to choose from, with Nolte and Hettich joinery hardware.
  • Living rooms feature 4 meter high vaulted ceilings, thoughtfully designed storage and window seats, and built-in desks so you can stay in touch even if you’re away from it all.
  • Private quarters provide generous size bedrooms with built-in robes and elegantly simple, stylish bathrooms.
  • All homes include exterior storage cupboards for your tools, bikes or anything you don’t want to keep indoors.
  • Triple glazed windows and doors are carefully positioned and scaled to frame your views and let natural light in, while providing fluid relationships between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Green technology

  • Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) gives you healthy, fresh air at a comfortable temperature with reduced energy use.
  • Heating, cooling and hot water are provided by heat pump and solar photovoltaic systems (off-grid).
  • Airtightness and insulation mean super energy-efficiency and mould resistance, resulting in energy savings of around 90% compared to a conventional house.
  • Our FabHaus prefabricated components are Passivhaus certified to provide exceptional performance.
  • Triple glazed European tilt-and-turn windows, doors and sliding doors reduce energy use and feature flsycreens and superior built-in sun shading.
  • Integrated smart home technology is a straightforward add-on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Our FabHaus comply with the Australian Building Code?

Yes, Our FabHaus satisfies all regulatory requirements of the Australian Building Code. The building surveyor is part of our design/construction process and ensures that each house complies. Generally, European building norms are stricter and Our FabHaus will comply to both standards.

What is modular construction?

Modular construction refers to fabricating a building at a place other than its final location. Our modular buildings are fabricated in Europe, shipped to your site in Australia, then assembled by Our FabBuilder, ready for you to move in.

Are there design limitations associated with Our FabHaus?

Yes, Our FabHaus is limited by the modules on which our plans are based, and also by the customisations and add-ons which we offer. However, Architects Tallis & Thomas can be engaged to work with you on extending Our FabHaus beyond these limitations.

Can I have a custom-designed Our FabHaus building?

Our standard, beautiful range of homes has been developed to suit almost all situations and provide high value. However, within some parameters Our FabHaus can create all kinds of buildings. There are additional design and building costs for custom projects.

If you’re uncertain about which of our designs would suit you, or if you want to talk about custom design, just drop us a line.

How long will it take from signing up to moving in to my FabHaus?

As a general guide, you should allow 6 months. Factors such as planning permit can effect the time it takes.

How much will it cost?

Our FabHaus start from $3,000 per square metre, complete.

Our FabHaus Team

John Tallis

Architect ARBV, Founder

As an Architect for over 20 years, John has dedicated his career to problem solving. John sees Our FabHaus as a unique opportunity to develop a new model of energy efficiency within the housing sector, combining his deep understanding of Passive House principles with a rigorous architectural process. This model provides an exemplar to what can be done through appropriate technology with forms and spaces that are elegant, functional and healthy to live in.

Providing efficient, better quality, sustainable architecture that is positively experienced is John's passion.

Julia Thomas

Architect ARBV, Founder

Julia's expertise in architecture, her passion for the environment and the imperative for sustainable housing lead to the creation of Our FabHaus. A German-born and trained Architect who has lived and practised in Australia since 2003, Julia formed Our FabHaus together with John in order to offer beautifully designed architecture that is aligned with the environment and that inspires a healthier way of life.

Julia’s philosophy is that knowledge of the world is fundamental to producing great design work. Life experience and an openness to different ways of thinking provides a strong foundation for the creation of art, architecture and design.

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