Ecoliv Yea Project
Ecoliv are specialists in building sustainable modular homes. Their pre-fabricated modular and off-grid living solutions offer all the creature comforts of contemporary home design with sustainable living built in. They use the latest building techniques and materials in all their designs, and as part of this approach specify Australian materials where ever they can.
The Ecoliv Yea project in rural north east Victoria is a good example of this. The home is a compact three bedroom design spread over 169 square meters, with a further 47m2 of decking. The home is autonomous on the site, producing its own power with a PV solar array and battery storage, capturing rainwater, and treating and disposing of wastewater with an on-site gravity fed system, eliminating operating costs of the home and adding to the overall environmental sustainability.
Constructed to adhere to a BAL 29 the exterior is robust yet reflective of its natural location with the addition of accent timber decking. Inside, Parmate Engineered Timber Flooring was chosen throughout to complete the design theme.
Kristy from Ecoliv comments that they love specifying Australian timber flooring "The texture, tone and natural characteristics of a real timber floor adds warmth to our homes, and the Parmate single strip wide board in Blackbutt was perfect for the Yea project”.
Our Blackbutt is sourced from the coastal ranges and tablelands of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, with the plank colour ranging from pale brown to straw blonde with slight pink tinges, with gum veins being a common feature. The single strip wide board is also available in Australian species Spotted Gum and Tasmanian Oak. The top layer of Parmate is 3.5mm solid hardwood, finished with six coats of scratch resistant Bona UV cured finish for maximum durability. The middle and bottom layers are plantation grown timber from managed forests that give a total thickness of 14mm.
Ecoliv’s clients were delighted with the end result, with the natural timber flooring being a feature of the open spaces throughout the home. The delivered result is something they can delight in living in.
Ecoliv Modular Homes
1114 Bass Hwy, The Gurdies VIC 3984: ecoliv.com.au