The brief for these eco town houses was to reach a high-end, design-savvy market. Achievements in efficient use of space and energy allowed for approval of a fourth unit. Living spaces are located on the first floor and orientated north, maximising light and free energy provided by the sun. The roof form catches sea breezes. They are sucked into the building via theatrical light courts, providing natural cooling and ventilation. Underground tanks store water collected from roofs, reducing the reliance on mains water and relieving pressure on public stormwater systems.
eme’s hands on approach…results in very successful projects from a
developer’s point of view, creating new landmarks in the area, which are
praised by the local planning officers for their sustainable design.
concrete basement and ground floor slab condeck slab; brick veneer; Colorbond roof; party wall system from – CSR Hebel panels
Double-glazed, Nu-lite timber frame
Australian hardwood floors – Innovative Flooring; tiles – Moorabbin Tiles; Carpet World 100 % wool; external bluestone paving – Condor Marble
bathroom taps and fixtures – Zuccetti brand from Reece; kitchen appliances – Mieli from Bayside Bulk
paint – Efim Colors; render – Michael and Son solid plastering
cabinets Kitchen &,bathroom – A & E Franzie cabinets; all stone benches – Condor Marble; shower screens and wardrobes – Recency showers
continuous RINNAI INFINITY
rainwater tanks 2 x10,000 litres shared over 4 homes
rainwater collected from all roof areas, and part of the paved areas. It passes through a high volume filter, removing debri and fine matter.
used for shared gardens, private gardens, toilet flushing and other outdoor water requirements (ie car washing)
Roof insulation: insulation blanket R1.5, polyester batts R2.0 r
wall and ceiling insulation: polyester batts R2.5