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

2008 HIA/CSR Sustainable Housing Award


A most comfortable energy efficient home giving quality living conditions in our Australian Climate. 
The main features of this home include:-
Site orientation, elevation in relation to the saddle of the land and design;
Concrete slab;
Termi mesh pest control;
Timber Framing (wall and roof);
Interior solid masonry walls to living area and bedroom 1;
A combination of double glazing and ‘comfort plus’ glazing;
A combination of Hebel light weight masonry and corrugated steel wall cladding;
Colorbond shale grey roof cladding with vapour check roof blanket sisalation;
Fully insulated ceilings R4.0 batts with hebel panel and corrugated iron exterior walls with R2.5 batts (120mm stud work) and ‘air cell’ sisalation and interior walls R2.0;
The home has breezeway ventilation through sliding doors in all living areas;
Ceiling fans;
High efficiency wood heating;
Off peak electric underfloor heating to bathroom;
Solar hot water service gas boosted;
Low voltage lighting;
Total rainwater collection and use;
Water saving sanitary ware throughout;
Biocycle aerobic sewerage system for reuse of grey water;
Gas cooking;
Painting using Solver enviroguard or Porter’s low off gassing paints.

** The project has been rated as 6 stars as per standard house energy ratings but has been assessed as 9 star after wider features were taken into account