PO Box 432, CLARE SA 5453
Ph/Fax: (08) 8842 3252
Mob: 0418 890 047

2011 HIA/CSR Custom Built $600,00 to $800,00 Award


HIA/CSR commendation for energy efficiency
Custom Built - $600,000 to $800,000       
Architect:  Mr Greg Pulford of GP Architects

This home was designed to accommodate a very steep site giving easy access to all areas of the home whilst taking advantage of the view without compromising the lay of the land and maximising the advantages of good site orientation.  The upstairs level comprises of 3 bedrooms, Main bedroom with ensuite, walk in robe, two secondary bedrooms, study, open living areas, galley pantry adjacent to kitchen.  The lower level comprises double garage, wood storage, workshop, other undercover parking and rainwater tank storage.

Features of this home include:-
Northerly aspect site orientation, elevation;
Combination of Concrete slab & LSB steel flooring system;
Solid 300mm thick masonry full height and length spine wall;
Timber Framing (wall and roof);
Exterior wall cladding ‘James Hardie 9mm scion axon sheet’ – meeting bushfire requirements;
High level windows to provide ventilation;
Double glazing;
Natural timber flooring;
Underfloor heating to bathroom (off peak);
Direct access from main living to outdoor deck/entertainment areas;
Deck area using ‘Modwood’ (manufactured from recycled/reclaimed materials);
Raked ceiling to main living;
Colorbond roof cladding with R1.5 foil backed vapour check sisalation blanket;
Sisalation wrap to all exterior walls; fully insulated ceilings R3.3 batts with exterior and interior walls R2.5 acoustitherm sound absorption batts; R2.5 batts to framed underfloor areas;
Ceiling fans;
Wood heating to living area;
Solar hot water service;
Photovoltaic solar panels;
Low voltage LED lighting;
Total rainwater collection and use;
Water saving sanitary ware;
Aerobic sewerage treatment system;
Low energy use appliances.