We are delighted to have received planning approval for the latest house we have been designing in Tinderbox, south of Hobart. This sensitive and sustainable design was carefully conceived to sit within the sensitive bush environment which is home to the endangered swift parrot. With careful thought, consideration and innovative thinking, difficult planning constraints can be turned into lovely architectural solutions. We look forward to continuing the further development of this project with our clients.
The last couple of months has seen the completion of all the electrical and plumbing rough-in, installation of wall and floor insulation and commencement of window installation.
Concept design images for our latest house design in Golden Valley, Tasmania. This house will be our most sustainable design to date, incorporating all aspects of environmentally sustainable design from off-grid solar power, correct and considered solar orientation, use of thermal mass, composting toilets and on site grey water treatment systems.
The last few months have seen all the pre-cast concrete panels craned and fixed into place, all concrete floors poured with included hydronic heating installed and a small section of stainless steel roofing installed.
Work will now commence on the installation of windows as well as the rough-in of plumbing and electrical systems. The final fit out of linings, joinery and fittings will follow after.
The last few weeks has seen a lot of steady progress made on site. The ground floor suspended concrete slab has been installed including hydronic floor heating and all the precast concrete panels to the ground floor have been installed into place
This floor comprises the sleeping and bathing level as well as access to the private courtyard at ground level
The first pre-cast concrete panels have now been craned into place. 35 individual panels which comprise of the lower ground floor level were indiviudally lifted and carefully located into place without a hitch. Careful and considered detailing of each panel enabled the construction to fit together like a jigsaw.
Progress on the foundations is well underway, with the lower ground floor slab now poured and excavation work commenced on the ground floor slab. The ground floor slab will be partly founded in the ground and partly a suspended concrete slab supported by pre-cast concrete walls which are currently being fabricated 300km away. The transportation and erection of the pre-cast panels will commence in the next fortnight.
Site Progress Diary:
Compacted gravel was built up over a layer of concrete blinding to form the reinforced concrete foundation beams