Siniat recently partnered with Oak & Orange in making their next dream home a reality – and we are delighted with the results!
Oak & Orange is the collaboration of two friends, Heather Gampe and Sarah Jobse. They are both married to builders and share a passion for interior design. Together with their husbands, they have designed and built over 20 homes in the past 10 years.
Oak & Orange was born out of their passion to share insider tips and tricks to inspire others to create their own dream home. The journey of each of these homes is captured in video and photography and shared on their website and social media.
Siniat supplied all plasterboard, including its premium residential board Opal as well as Designpanel, a perforated acoustic plasterboard, to Oak & Orange’s latest project – Dream Home 7. The build of this home, “The Coastal Farmhouse”, can be followed in a seven-episode series on the Oak & Orange website.
Opal is Siniat’s premium performance plasterboard. It delivers the ideal combination of superior sound insulation, impact resistance, improved fire resistance along with Level+ Technology which assists with handling glancing light issues, providing a luxury finish to any interior space.
Perforated acoustic plasterboard may not be commonly used for residential internal wall and ceiling lining applications but where it is necessary to control sound reverberation and increase sound absorption, it provides the perfect solution. Acoustic treatment is often not regarded as a priority in residential projects, but it can make an enormous difference to the enjoyment of living rooms, media rooms and other spaces where sound quality and sound comfort is important. (Please note that Siniat’s acoustic plasterboard will soon be rebranded to Siniat Creason & Createx. More about this soon!)
“It was an absolute pleasure to partner with Siniat for this project,” said Heather. “It’s easy to overlook the difference quality plasterboard can make to the final appearance of a home, but the results achieved by using Opal speak for itself.
“The smooth, white surface provided the perfect substrate for paint and glancing light issues were much reduced. The acoustic difference is definitely noticeable too,” she said.
Heather said that everybody was very impressed by the perforated acoustic plasterboard, which was used in the lounge room ceiling. “This room looks like a formal lounge room during the day but is transformed into an impressive home theatre at night.
“Homeowners don’t always consider acoustics until it becomes a problem. Perforated acoustic plasterboard certainly helps to make the most of this room and adds a beautiful decorative touch,” Heather said.
The Coastal Farmhouse has recently been sold.