Hyde Ave Killarney
(Bush Fire Constructon) BALFZ

Architect: Bawtree Design, Nerida Bawtree

This was an existing 2 story double brick house. Underpinning and rock excavation was required on the existing basement level to allow for a whole new lower ground floor comprising of Ensuite, laundry, master bedroom and study. Interior walls were removed and reconfigured on the middle level . New bathroom Ensuite and three further bedrooms were built. The top level was reconfigured by removing a number of impractical small rooms to allow for open plan living creating a kitchen, dining and living areas. The fireplace was reinstated to its former glory and a new roof line was made. A deck was added to overlook the pool and a new double garage and formal front entrance was constructed.

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Due to the location of this home being in the highest rated bush fire zone (BALFZ), we were required to install fire shutters on every door and window. These were integrated into the wall framing so as to make them invisible externally and allows for maintenance to be carried out internally through concealed pelmets. This was built in adherence to the strict Bush Fire Guidelines and requirements as stipulated by the NSW Rural Fire Service and The Building Code of Australia.

Solar panelled hydronic heating was installed providing heating to the pool, the whole new lower ground floor, wall radiators in every bedroom, wall heating to master bedroom and all bathroom floors.

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