Stone Street Renovation
TheStone Street Eco Renovation is an energy efficient renovation which is water senseitive & thermally efficient. It is an example of how an existing residence can be transformed through good design into a sustainably concious redevelopment.
With the additions set to the front of the existing residence and working from an existing engineering footprint from a previous design the end result opens up the rear kitchen/meals area onto a new formal lounge room with built in bookshelves and a feature track sliding timber door closing the area off from both the kitchen and entry foyer. From the foyer two new bedrooms and a bathroom on the right hand side were created and a central study with raised ceiling opening up into a tower like structure allows natural light into the study and central area of the home. A refitted master bedroom and conversion of the existing bathroom into an ensuite finishes off the renovations converting this small home into a more useable family home.
The house contains hydronic heating & Solar hot water installed along with thermally efficient double glazed windows. The raised roof in the new lounge & study allow for greater airflow within the home thus reducing the need to cool through the summer months. Rainwater is also used for garden watering along with grey water within the homes toilets & laundry.
Along with these Sustainable applications added to the home the entire house has been fitted with compact flourescent downlights & insulated with high grade insulation to all new areas & all existing areas where possible.
Sustainable Components :
- Passive heating through north oriented windows and courtyard
- Hydronic Heating throughout
- Compact Flourescent Downlights Throughout
- Gas boosted solar hot water system
- High performance thermal insulation
- Double glazing (Thermally Broken)
- Rainwater collection and storage in tanks Grey water recycling to garden