About the Project
PROJECT TYPE: RENOVATION & EXTENSION
The existing home was found to be out of level (not plumb and square). Additionally, the lower and upper floor levels were concrete. Given the inflexibility of concrete, this posed a further degree of difficulty. The Client considered a knock down and rebuild but opted for a renovation and extension for a comparable cost. This modern, state-of-the-art home showcases what a strong client brief, imaginative design and the use of various materials can achieve when renovating. It includes multiple breakout spaces, well-sized bedrooms and extensive storage. The design maximises natural light with its positioning of large feature windows and doors. This creates a warm, light-filled home and enables the enjoyment of the considerable views of the surrounding nature reserve.
To create a home that would cater to a growing family for many years to come.
The design needed to include features that were considerate of the Client’s elderly father, including privacy and ease of access to the house, the courtyard, his bedroom and ensuite.
Energy efficiency was of importance to the Client. It was thoughtfully implemented into this light-filled home, achieving a 6-star energy rating through the use of thermally broken and double-glazed windows and doors, as well as high-rating insulation to new roofed areas and new external walls, and mid-floor insulation.
The design was to take into account the Client’s unique skill set, incorporating their works consisting of terrazzo, granite and stone installations.
MAT E R I A L S
Slab work - All Cuts Brick Cutting P/L
Rendered polystyrene cladding - RN Cladding
Windows/Doors - K&B Windows
Roofing - Comrie Roofing
Internal Flooring - Client’s Terrazzo/Stone Company
Joinery - Morcraft Kitchens P/L
Pool Works - Horizon Pools