Bristol Street Bach


This family holiday home on four levels makes use of every available cubic metre of space. Utilising Kingspan insulation to achieve thermal insulation exceeding building code requirements, this home is cosy and energy efficient, as well as practical. The many versatile spaces and bedrooms enable two families to live together in comfort, with options for being private or social.

The polished concrete floors store free heat from the sun while the large west-facing patio provides an outdoor living room shaded from summer sun. The Level B floor slab contains hydronic pipes which distribute hot water throughout the slab. The log fire provides ambience and the brick wall provides an extra heat sink to even out the internal temperature.

The structure is reinforced concrete masonry, steel, LVL and timber framing. The exterior claddings are recyclable steel and sustainable Abodo thermally modified pinus radiata. All claddings require very little maintenance.

The 2.8m garage door allows for higher-than-average vehicles and has internal stair access into the house.

Bristol St Bach

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