Something Special in a Family Home

In this house, we’ve created something special in a family home. Sustainable choices in construction methods and materials, energy efficiency and a high quality finish that included a bit of ‘wow’ factor have all been achieved. Rammed Earth walls provide thermal mass maintaining a comfortable climate inside a home with generous space and an inherent liveability.

When our clients came to us to discuss their project, we knew we were the right Builders for the job. Their desire to create something special for their family home in Wangaratta included aspects of the construction that we have been providing in many prior projects. Sustainability in construction methods and materials, Energy efficiency in the operation of the home and a high quality finish that included a bit of ‘wow’ factor were all objectives for them. We introduced them to a local Building Designer and together they developed the design that ultimately meant all the clients intentions have been realised.

The home is large enough for this young family. Separate Study and Living rooms complement the main open plan Living area by providing alternative spaces for family life. The house is heated by a Hydronic heating system in the concrete slab and the insulated Rammed Earth walls help provide signifcant amounts of thermal mass that retain this warmth inside the home. The ease of living is created by the generous space and the inherent thermal efficiency of the home.

The end result has been a visually interesting home, well suited to its aspect and environment. The completed house is in a small single road Estate where all the neighbouring homes cling resolutely parallel to the fence line. By thinking through the possibilities the large block offered with orientation, the house has a level of functionality and thermal efficiency that means the Owners comfort and lifestyle is catered for in a home that complements its surrounds and achieves low levels of energy consumption.

Something Special in a Family Home
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