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lynden grove addition

north perspective
street perspective

A modern addition to the rear of this existing dwelling takes advantage of the elevated views of the Hopkins River by adding a studio over the existing garage.  The addition of a spacious and sun filled living room and renovation of the kitchen greatly increase the energy efficiency of this home.  Generous eaves allow for winter sun to penetrate deep into the living room exposed concrete floor while excluding harsh summer sun.  Flexible spaces allow for indoor - outdoor living.


sustainable features

  • 1 star energy rating for existing home increased to 4.1 stars with addition & alteration

  • R 4.0 insulation batts to roof with R 1.3 foil faced sarking

  • R 2.5 insulation batts to external walls with foil faced polystyrene behind battened lightweight cladding

  • R 2.5 insulation batts to internal walls between living and sleeping zones and upper floors

  • Waffle pod slab 

  • Orientation of living areas to the north

  • Passive crossflow ventilation & ceiling fan to the living room

  • Hot air can be flushed out of the highlight awning window

  • Underfloor foil insulation to exisitng timber floor


building materials

  • Brick veneer - re-use of existing bricks

  • Shadowclad ecoply cladding to upper floor

  • Exposed concrete floor with Low VOC finish

  • Double glazed aluminium windows & glazed doors


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