DREAM HOME FIRE-RE­SIS­TANT SPE­CIAL MOD­ULES USED IN DE­SIGN

The Advocate (Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL - Natalie Hor­dov

COU­PLE Ian and Cather­ine Milliner are build­ing their dream home on a 3.75ha block at Avon Ridge.

It was cus­tom de­signed by West Leed­erville-based firm Col­lab­o­ra­tive De­sign to blend in with Bri­gadoon’s nat­u­ral sur­round­ings and is be­ing built us­ing in­no­va­tive ma­te­ri­als to help pro­tect the house in the event of a bush­fire.

The res­i­dence com­prises mod­ules with sim­ple roof forms linked by a series of decks and cov­ered walk­ways.

Each mod­ule forms a dif­fer­ent part of the house.

Four of the five mod­ules were pre-fab­ri­cated off site, trucked into po­si­tion and are be­ing linked with ex­ter­nal decks or en­closed con­crete floors.

These mod­ules were con­structed us­ing cladding ma­te­ri­als with a two-hour fire rat­ing and non-com­bustible floors, win­dows and roofs.

The fifth mod­ule, which is the garage and work­shop, has been made us­ing con­crete wall pan­els to cre­ate a com­pletely fire­proof build­ing that will also serve as a safe refuge should the fam­ily be un­able to es­cape a bush­fire on their prop­erty.

The con­tem­po­rary home is el­e­vated and pro­vides un­in­ter­rupted views across the ex­ter­nal deck and clev­erly lo­cated lap pool to the bush­land of the na­tional park on the prop­erty’s north­ern bound­ary.

Mrs Milliner said they loved the phys­i­cal na­ture of the land and were mak­ing the most of the view with the ex­pan­sive 160sq m deck.

In the Dar­ling Ranges, Avon Ridge of­fers stun­ning views of Bells Rapids and fea­tures a beau­ti­ful park with bar­be­cues, paths, plus grassed and shaded pic­nic ar­eas.

Es­tab­lished schools, re­tail cen­tres, restau­rants and sport­ing and med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties are close by.

If a home at Avon Ridge ap­peals, Peet is of­fer­ing sav­ings up to $50,000 un­til Novem­ber 26 on se­lected blocks from 1.5ha to 4.6ha.

Visit www.peet­sealthedeal.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

A de­signer’s im­pres­sion of the Milliners’ new Avon Ridge home.

Ian and Cather­ine MIlliner are ex­cited about their Avon Ridge home.

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