building features

As this particular site has offered us some pretty extreme hurdles and limitations, it has challenged us to think outside the box in terms of building materials and methods. Always with the design objectives in mind, Corban has researched and sourced some pretty innovative products to help us achieve this unique house build.

 
 
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A UNIQUE BUILD

The build plans have been strongly influenced by the difficulty of the site. This has encouraged us to think beyond a standard build practice and instead question how we can get the best results by using some not so standard product and design.

The land preparation is a good starting point, and you can hear all about that in this blog post ‘Land Preparation

The structure of the building has used a panel product instead of your standard framing, and the rest of the structure has been designed to encompass the entire view that is on offer so we have factored in a lot more glass than a standard home would allow.

Another key objective is that the house is thermally efficient. We have done this in three fundamental ways. Externally insulated the roof and all of the external walls, we’ve used the Maxraft Insulated system that retains heat from the ground up, and used some of the highest spec glass in the world. We will explain further as the project progresses.

 
 

UNIQUE BUILDING METHODS AND MATERIALS USED

CONCRETE PILING   Instead of your standard timber pole piling, we opted for steel enforced concrete piling. With some piles exceeding 10m depth into the ground. Very cost effective and a fast process.

CONCRETE PILING

Instead of your standard timber pole piling, we opted for steel enforced concrete piling. With some piles exceeding 10m depth into the ground. Very cost effective and a fast process.

MAXRAFT INSULATED CONCRETE SLAB   Fully Insulated MAXRaft® slabs are designed specifcally to increase the performance of your home from the foundation up.

MAXRAFT INSULATED CONCRETE SLAB

Fully Insulated MAXRaft® slabs are designed specifcally to increase the performance of your home from the foundation up.

HYDRONIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING   In-slab hydronic floor heating is a storage heating system that uses the thermal mass of the slab to store heat.

HYDRONIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING

In-slab hydronic floor heating is a storage heating system that uses the thermal mass of the slab to store heat.

DINCEL RETAINING WALL

DINCEL RETAINING WALL

 
XLAM STRUCTURAL PANELS   Cross Laminated Timber is building sustainably. Building with XLam CLT panels is fast, safe, economical and good for the planet. Not to mention incredibly fast and labour saving to install.

XLAM STRUCTURAL PANELS

Cross Laminated Timber is building sustainably. Building with XLam CLT panels is fast, safe, economical and good for the planet. Not to mention incredibly fast and labour saving to install.

VIKING ROOFSPEC WARM ROOF

VIKING ROOFSPEC WARM ROOF

PERFORMATECH GLASS BY VIRIDIAN   We have used a commercial grade glass, one of the highest performing low-E glass products on the market

PERFORMATECH GLASS BY VIRIDIAN

We have used a commercial grade glass, one of the highest performing low-E glass products on the market

VENTILATION SYSTEM   Working with Collins Plumbing they have installed a Steible Eltron Ventilation system and Hydronic Heat Pump which heats and cools the entire house as well as our hot water and swimming pool.

VENTILATION SYSTEM

Working with Collins Plumbing they have installed a Steible Eltron Ventilation system and Hydronic Heat Pump which heats and cools the entire house as well as our hot water and swimming pool.

 

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR PRODUCTS USED

ROSENFELD KIDSON CEDAR   We have chosen a beautiful cedar vertical board in various widths and dark stain

ROSENFELD KIDSON CEDAR

We have chosen a beautiful cedar vertical board in various widths and dark stain

VIDASPACE FLOORING

VIDASPACE FLOORING

TRAVERTINE STONE   A major focus both externally and externally will be a split face travertine wall that starts as an outdoor wall and weaves itself internally through our basement level.

TRAVERTINE STONE

A major focus both externally and externally will be a split face travertine wall that starts as an outdoor wall and weaves itself internally through our basement level.

 

more to come

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