Renovations and Additions $350,000 to $500,000 Winner

An ordinary and very dated home has been transformed into a magnificent residence that makes a bold statement with function and style.

A strong feature is the fabulous use of timbers, both inside and out, including a curved timber ceiling in the kitchen and a camouflaged timber garage door.

It is a fine example of an energy-efficient sustainable family residence.  Energy-efficient principles applied include a passive solar design, double glazing to all windows, R3.5 ceiling bulk insulation with Aircell in roof and R2.0 in walls, external adjustable shading to all north windows, cedar timber windows, photovoltaic power system, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and the maximum use of recycled timbers.

Through careful orientation of glazing and living spaces both solar access and views have been optimised whilst achieving a building that performs in excess of five-stars on the First Rate System.

Sponsor: Bunnings Warehouse
Builder: David McDonald Builders
Architect: Sunpower Design

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