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Residential Design – New Homes: up to $300,000

Sandringham Residence

Winner: Residential Design – New Homes: up to $300,000 and
Winner: Best Best Energy Efficient Design (Residential)

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Sandringham Residence

This competent and successful design is based upon sound energy efficiency principles. An energy efficient, environmentally friendly and healthy home has been designed, which is comfortable throughout the year without the need for large heating or cooling systems. Low maintenance materials have been used. A ducted ventilation system is installed throughout the house. The system circulates the air in the house, filters any airborne dust and pollen, and keeps the humidity at a user defined level. Double glazed windows have been installed in all the rooms. Rainwater tanks harvest all the rainwater from the roof and service the house and garden needs. The water from the tanks is connected to the bathroom, toilet, kitchen and laundry. All the internal water fixtures are AAAA rated. The designer has closely adhered to an exacting brief and has created a functional house with well balanced forms, which is clearly recognisable as a domestic dwelling while avoiding reference to traditional suburban design. The ongoing low running costs of the house are testament to the designer's skill in energy efficient design.