Hill St, Carrington

A project both designed and built by Buildsmart Constructions, we are thrilled that this custom built home was the winner of the 2018 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards in the following categories:

  • Custom Built Home > $500,001 to $600,000
  • GreenSmart Sustainable Home
  • Residential Building Designer

This two-storey family home with separate office achieves a surprising amount of living space on its 10.5 by 25.5 metre, flood-zoned block in Carrington. The home achieves:

  • maximising solar passive design principles to indoor and outdoor living areas
  • a thermally efficient building envelope
  • incorporating solar and battery storage and aiming for a net zero energy building
  • maximising privacy from close-quartered neighbours
  • incorporating as much recycled and low environmental impact materials as possible
  • ensuring a sufficiently sized and smartly designed garage to enable storage of a large amount of the owner’s business equipment, and
  • ensuring all habitable areas were 1 metre above the ground level to comply with flood zoning requirements