The client wished to keep the existing house that was built by
her father, but generally upgrade the appearance and improve the
thermal performance as it was extremely cold in winter. An
indoor/outdoor room was built in the centre of the existing "u"
shaped plan. The Indoor Outdoor Room roof is Everbrite
Polycarbonate and there are solar timber slats to create shade in
summer while letting the winter sun in. The Apex in the gable roof
can be sealed off in winter to keep the warmth in while it can be
opened in summer to flush out the heat. The remainder of the house
was upgraded, re-roofed and rendered, the existing internal timber
floors were exposed, refurbishing the kitchen and bathrooms and
increasing the size of one room to create a master bedroom.
Environmental features - Retrofitting existing houses saves
"embodied energy".Indoor /outdoor room passive solar design to
regulate temperature within the house. North facing solar pergola
and vine to front of house. Underground water tanks feed back into
cisterns. Above ground water tanks provide water for back garden.
Solar Hot water . system. Water wise garden.
New Indoor/Outdoor Room with associated decks. New WC. Bedroom
extended. New double carport and front boundary wall/fence.
Refurbish Lounge, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, master
Indoor /outdoor room size - 25sqm