Second time new home owners Ross & Dola engaged our group to design & project manage their most important investment……their dream home in North Altona.
Having had previous experience with Ross I knew that this was going to be no easy project given his ‘leave no stone unturned approach’ in the way he attacks things he’s passionate about.
During our initial consultation, Ross expressed his desire to build an 8 star energy efficient home. We immediately set about uploading various elements through our rating system which would realise his dream.
The initial ‘slab on ground’ raft slab was immediately redesigned to incorporate a waffle which increased our rating by .4 of a star.
Next item on the agenda was to look at wall cladding materials which produced the best thermal values. A 150mm thick foam board covered by a smooth rendered finish was settled for backed up by double glazed aluminium windows.
Building up to get closer to our target mark, we added insulation batts to all internal walls & ceilings as well as sealing all exit door ways to make them more draft proof.
A final ‘big hit’ was to construct the first level floor using 70mm hebel panels. Not only did it rocket the energy rating past the magical figure, it provided a sound proof base which absorbed any vibration or noise usually encountered by conventional tongue and groove sheet floors.
The end result was another satisfied building owner and a project which rewarded us with high accolades from industry on lookers.