PO Box 432, CLARE SA 5453
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Mob: 0418 890 047

2006 HIA/CSR Sustainable Housing Award

2006 HIA/CSR Sustainable Housing


The inspiration for this home was “escarpment” (ie Flinders Ranges holiday to Wilpena Pound)  with primary consideration given to site orientation, elevation and design.

The main features of this home include:-
Site orientation, elevation in relation to the saddle of the land and design;
Concrete slab;
Timber Framing (wall and roof);
High level windows to provide winter sunshine and summer shade;
Hebel light weight masonry wall cladding;
Colorbond shale grey roof cladding with fire rated sisalation;
Fully insulated ceilings R4.0 with hebel panel exterior walls with R2.0 batts and interior walls R2.0;
The home has breezeway ventilation through atrium and sliding doors in all living areas;
Low water use evaporative cooling;
Ceiling fans;
Wood heating;
Off peak electric underfloor heating;
Photovoltaic solar panels for return to grid electricity;
Solar hot water service;
Low voltage lighting;
Total rainwater collection and use;
Water saving shower heads;
Biocycle aerobic sewerage system for reuse of grey water;
Gas cooking;
Wood fuelled oven.
This is a most comfortable home giving quality living conditions in our Australian Climate.