Breamlea Beach House 2005

Providing a simple yet striking example of how sustainable any renovation project can be, the Sanders Residence successfully links 'old and new' to create a home that is well adapted to modern lifestyles whilst also respecting the virtues of heritage.

From passive solar perspective, the home incorporates a new living space with high thermal mass and insulation - including high performance double glazing and double insulation levels to walls and ceilings.

The use of sustainable materials also features prominently - with low VOC joinery and floor coverings, zero VOC paint and sustainable materials being incorporated throughout.

On the technology front the home is almost 100% self sufficient for electricity and water by incorporating a grid connected solar panel system, rainwater harvesting, a waterless urinal and greywater reuse.

In summary, every component in this project is 'off the shelf' and the home shows that you can have your cake and eat it too!


Primary Elements include:

  • 5 star energy rating (0 before renovation) of ‘pine log cabin’
  • Retention of ‘Moonah’ vegetation
  • Extensive use of double glazed windows
  • Plantation and recycled timber for structure, flooring, bench tops and all cabinetry
  • No/low VOC joinery materials, paints and finishes
  • 6,000 lt rainwater system
  • Heat pump solar hot water system
  • Aerated water treatment system for waste water

Winner:

  • MBAV Renovation of the Year – South West Region
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