Design Brief

Tranmere Build

Tranmere Build is a small family home situated atop an eastern hill in Tranmere. Perched up on stilts, the Tranmere captures view aspects out over the River Derwent, across to the Western shore with Mount Wellington in the background. The build provides clients with an energy efficient home and a space to create many family memories either enjoying the thermally comfortable interior or soaking up the sun on the northern facing deck.

  • 1

    Floor Panel Delivery

    Set against a grassy backdrop, the floor panels are delivered in the steep site and craned into place.

  • 2

    Wall Module Delivery

    The hyper insulated wall panels, fit with condensation control membranes, are stood up in place n the floor panels.
    The windows are high performing from Unilux in Germany. The glazing itself having the similar insulating figures to that of a conventionally built insulated stud frame wall.

  • 3

    Roof Panel Delivery

    To complete the building envelope, the hyper insulated panels are craned on top of the walls and fixed together.

  • 4

    Internal Finishes

    The living and dining room’s windows are timber framed becoming a focal point of the space with the white plaster walls contrasting.

  • 5

    Internal Finishes

    Carpet and a tas oak timber window seat create a warm feeling atmosphere in the main bedroom.

  • 6


    With the kitchen facing out towards the view, menial tasks such as washing dishes becomes a special moment of the day. The kitchen is adjacent to the indoor and outdoor dining spaces making for a well flowing entertaining space.

  • 7


    Clad in James Hardie easy lap cement sheet, the spotted gum decking and window seat stand out as features with spotted gum trim creating a vertical rhythm around the exterior of the build.

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    Energy Effeciency

    To create a sealed building envelope, all panels are hyper insulated and fixed together with air tight seals. The windows are UPVC triple glazed which means that the window unit is insulated and prevents heat conductivity. Utilising cross ventilation for cooling summer breezes ensures that when the build becomes too hot from the airtight seal, natural air can flow through the space cooling the occupants.