With a philosophy to work with the land, not against it, the objective of the build was to create a structure that blends into surroundings in a natural way whilst effectively using space. The unique bush block in Castor Bay provided a blank canvas for the Scandinavian inspired home and an exciting opportunity for creativity.
The property needed a building solution that maximised the sunlight hours available and a roof with sharp, clean lines to enable a bedroom pod to fit comfortably underneath the tree canopy. It was essential to harness as much sun as possible, as the house was encompassed by native bush. Both space and sunlight factors needed to be considered and a steeply pitched roof didn’t seem to be suitable, so an alternative was sought out.
Choosing a flat roof and the Nuraply 3PM system proved to be the perfect solution to overcome the challenges involved in this project. The flat roof enabled the house to nestle under the trees, thus positioning the home in way that wouldn’t have been possible with a pitched roof. Sunlight hours were also gained in an innovative way through the addition of a roof top deck. This feature was both stylish and efficient, adding an extra 60m² of outdoor living.
The roof top deck consisted of the Nuraply 3PM double layer system incorporating Nurajack pedestal support. Nurajacks are designed to support the timber joists and decking over top of membrane decks in accordance with the building code E2. The self-levelling head of the Nurajack enables the deck to be completely level, even when the membrane roof is at a fall of up to 5 degrees.
By using the Nuraply 3PM membrane and Nurajacks, the builders were able to overcome any challenges faced and helped the owners achieve their dream home in Castor Bay.