Barrengarry Hideaway has been situated according to its pre-existing surroundings and within indigenous trees and vegetation for both views and privacy during your stay.
The home itself has been designed for its energy efficiency, eco friendliness as well as tolerance for the harshest Australian conditions.
The house was built on an elevation using simple treated timber columns for minimal site impact, with the added bonus of allowing open air flow under the house for passive cooling purposes, as well as minimising erosion.
As Barrengarry Hideaway is North East facing, it captures the maximum amount of winter sun light to keep the house warm in winter, and its open internal design and high ceilings maximise airflow for cooling in summer.
The energy efficient design has inbuilt insulation and large sashless windows which provide excellent cross ventilation and natural light.
EnergLogic Energy Film has been applied to every window in the house, allowing the winter sun’s natural light and warmth through, whilst shielding away the heat from the summer sun. The energy film adds up to 92% more insulation to the windows, and achieves the following: 49% heat rejection, 22% glare rejection, 99% UV rejection, 0.59 shading co-efficient, 70% light transmission, 3.464 u-value (w/sq.m.K), and 4% internal light reflection.
Expol underfloor insulation has been installed as a further mechanism to stop heat entering in summer and escaping in winter, thereby making the home even more energy efficient.
The house has been built to withstand cyclonic wind conditions, and has a high level of bushfire protection with leaf free gutters.
Environmentally friendly building materials were carefully chosen, such as the wood for the large wrap around deck, and the house support columns which were sourced from 100% sustainable forests.
Paints and other finishes in the house are all environmentally friendly approved
Even our carpet has the green tick of approval! All bedrooms in house have been renovated to include EverStrand carpet. Every EverStrand fibre contains recycled content from plastic bottles. The top quality material in discarded plastic beverage bottles produces fibre far superior to many other carpet yarns; it’s remarkably durable and inherently resistant to static. By transforming rigid plastic bottles into soft luxurious fibre, EverStrand carpet provides added softness as well as better (and certified) environmental sustainability.