Harwood st Build

Apr 15, 20190 comments

Harwood st Build

2 story granny flat.

This build was conducted for an earth enriched doctor looking to provide a sustainable house option for a lucky future tenant.
This build was designed with an eco friendly outlook. It was made from 120mm timber frame walls over concrete slab. It utilizes maximum insulation throughout, roof mounted solar power, Rain water storage, wood fired water heating with booster, grey water recycling, and moon gazing velux from the master bedroom.

The lower house consists of a kitchen, dining, lounge, lower bathroom and storage under the stairs, whilst the upper level is the master suite with built in robe, desk, and book shelves. Although small the house offers a very comfortable environment for the lucky tenant.

This house also boasts lower Marri floors layed over 12mm ply and timber battens. Upstairs has Karri floors and all the flooring used was sourced from the owners Denmark property. The kitchen also has solid timber natural edge benchtops milled on the owners farm for this build.

Testimonials from our Clients

Peter Underwood. MD.

I am pleased to provide a testimonial for Alan and his firm. He has my complete confidence as person and professional.

In 2016 I engaged Alec Whyte of Parry and Whyte to design a freestanding studio in the small back yard of my modest Hilton residence. We came up with an interesting design, with one major space and a mezzanine, environmentally strong, and featuring some local wood, milled from my small farm.

From the tenders – wildly ranging – we favoured Alan’s, which was one of the lowest. However, the choice was confirmed on meeting him – he was keen on the challenge, on working together with architect and owner, and in building something stylish, solid, liveable and environmentally friendly.

To say that I have no complaints from thereon would do him an injustice; I have only compliments for him! He was respectful without being obsequious, tireless on detail, and ever calm and personable when the inevitable hiccups arose. Primarily, it was clear he was there to do a job of which he could feel proud, alas often a rare quality in these materially oriented times. I was especially pleased that he took a special interest in our home-grown bench-tops, and in my quirky and often sometimes tiresome love for slow combustion stoves, both features eventually warmly ornamenting the space.

I would employ Alan Kearnan tomorrow if I needed to – an excellent, honest and painstaking professional, a good communicator, and all round, a top bloke with humour and human warmth. And he likes sheepdogs, and seems to quite enjoy zany professors like me!


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