Sutton Forest, Southern Highlands, NSW
A comparatively conventional design was used for this 252 m2 strawbale home in Sutton Forest.
Wrap around verandahs provide protection to the walls and offer a feeling of shady coolness to this country home.
A self contained “Granny Flat” occupies the front of the house and has been seperated from the main part by a rendered Hebel block wall. Fire safety regulations and a conservative council favoured these blocks over strawbales prior to official Australian fire tests on strawbales by the CSRIO.
Winter in the Southern Highlands often brings strong & cold winds however, this fairly exposed strawbale home has offered comfort & stillness to its occupants.
A modern kitchen in a strawbale home with very straight walls, as desired by the customers
Studwalls and fibre cement sheeting were installed in front of strawbale walls to fix tiles onto. Note: The 30 degree bevelled window lets in extra light.
Built on a concrete slab with timber flooring installed on top of the slab throughout most of the house.
The 30 degrees bevelled windows, lined with red cedar present a special feature in this home.
Following the client’s wishes, these strawbale walls have been rendered with cement. A Condor MPS spray rendering pump was used for the job.