The brief was to create an informal, relaxed seaside atmosphere with a sustainable and modern take on the original and much-loved family beach shacks typically built in the latter part of the 1900’s.
Lightweight construction was deemed most appropriate for the smaller amount of overall material used, and location of the site in relation to building supplies.
A lightweight timber frame was used in conjunction with steel mainframe and recycled hi-beam joists. Wall, roof and floor construction included a high level of insulation to reduce temperature transfer.
A high degree of green principles were incorporated into a very simple and efficient design, creating a building that is overall sustainable and with a lightweight eco-footprint.
Running costs are kept to a minimum by the green design principles reducing net power and water consumption.
The building is a great example of how sustainable green design initiatives can bring classic home designs in to the ‘now’.