National APL Sustainable Exellence
The winner of the most sustainable home in the country
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Regional Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Regional Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Regional APL Sustainable Excellence
This recognises excellences in sustainable building and energy efficiency.
Set on 3.6ha of farmland, this home is the result of a vision between the owners and Andrew Bydder Creative Designs. Together with Grant Stewart Building, they worked to produce a dwelling that is both modern and energy efficient. The exterior cladding includes Corten steel, EZpanel and corrugate – all seamlessly integrated to produce a stylish, yet low-maintenance, practical home. From the RibRaft HotEdge insulated flooring system, to the Low-E ClimaGuard skylights, the house has been designed to ensure maximum thermal gain.
Meanwhile, a striking curved feature wall and precast concrete panels greet guests at the entrance way. High ceilings and rooflights transform this otherwise dark space into something spectacular. Ply ceilings with negative detailing line the living areas on the the northern side of the house, with double-glazed bifold doors opening out to a sun-drenched patio area that is ideal for entertaining. The clever use of colour and materials throughout has made this spacious home cosy and fit for fun, family living.