Barwell House


Location | Curtin, ACT

Date completed | June 2014

EER | 7.5 stars

Area | 236m²

Builder | Jigsaw Housing

Images | Rod Vargas



Key features

4 bed, 2 living & 2 bath

840m² slighty sloped block with orientation of north to the back

Double garage

Raked ceilings to living areas, and dedicated study space

Customised joinery including robes, extensive kitchen storage and laundry

Floor finishes include; concrete, timber, tiles and carpet

Large northen facing deck connecting the living areas to the backyard

Tailored to the site and designed to our client's brief and budget






R1 insulated concrete slab

R2.5 insulation to exterior walls

R5 insulation to the roof space

R1.5 insulation to internal walls

R3 insulation between levels

Building envelope well-sealed to prevent air leakage

PVC souble glazed windows (lowE coating to living areas)

Thermal mass of slab used for solar passive heating

Electric radiator panels for supplementary heating

Natural ventilation and ceiling fans for cooling

LED lighting

Evacuated tube solar hot water

5000L rainwater tank

Low VOC finishes


Thanks to the excellent combination of architect + scientist + builder we have a beautiful and comfortable family home with a flexible layout that will adapt with us over time. From design through to build process, the team were excellent at listening, engaging and providing ideas. We love the final result which is a warm, inviting and light-filled home that is energy efficient to run
— The Clients | David & Nadine