croydon park renovation
Croydon Park alteration and addition in heritage conservation area for an expanding family with budget constraints. Existing semi-detached 2-bedropom with dated bathroom and no winter sun.
The rear addition extends in a westerly direction so as to maximise the northern orientation to capture winter sun. The new works include an enlarged dining room, new main bed, second bathroom and retreat/guest room with ample natural light.
Year completed: 2015
Engineer: E2 Design
Photography: Varun Bondwal
Passive Design: Maximise amount of new windows and glazed doors facing north. Optimising location of small windows on other facades for cross ventilation
Active Heating and Cooling: Ceiling fans
Hot Water: Instantaneous gas (due to small site which restricted other options)
Water Saving: WELS rated fittings throughout
Building Materials: FC cladding on light weight walls with R2.5 polyester insulation. R3.5 insulation to new timber floors. Materials chosen for economy/performance relationship
Lighting: All new lights are fitted with LED.
Paints and Finishes: External paints - Murobond mineral paints. Internal paints - Ecolour Low VOC paints.
Lifestyle: Design aims to improve amenity for a growing family as well as provide a variety of spaces for the family to use including a flexible study/guest room with sliding partition doors; all achieved within a very compact footprint and affordable budget. All new rooms open onto a small north facing courtyard which replaced a deteriorated courtyard which received no winter sun