HIA Victorian Housing Industry Award Winner 2012 – Renovation/Addition Project Up to $300,000
This modest alterations and additions project exemplifies smart siting, clean detailing and economical construction. Located in Flemington, the corner site of 300m2 with a north facing rear was occupied by a double fronted Edwardian cottage. The proposed design called for the front four rooms to be retained and the new addition, containing the open plan living, dining and kitchen area, to face the north and maximise the potential relationship with the garden. The construction featured a burnished concrete slab for thermal mass, timber frame construction with shiplap cypress cladding and a Bondor sandwich panel roof that offers excellent insulation, quick construction and a fine profile to the skillion roof. This addition is unique in its structure, flow and a great functional area for a young family to enjoy.