Project Description

This interesting property is a wildlife refuge in Robertson, and being remote is completely off the grid. We needed to assist with a new Rayburn fuel stove which heats not only the water for domestic use (shower, sinks, etc) but also heats the water that flows through the radiators to provide hydronic heating. The 25 year old photo voltaic system was not at all sufficient, so a new PV system was installed that now generates enough power to allow the owners to use anything in the house that requires electricity, completely for free. The old garage was completely gutted and transformed into a new library and den. The spectacular merbau timber trusses were constructed with the steel plates and bolts exposed. Merbau was also used for the floor to ceiling bookshelves on one end of the room facing the massive new sandstone fireplace. The rustic feeling is completed with the solid sandstone floor and the timber French doors flowing out into the courtyard beneath a new merbau timber pergola.