Gingerbrick House


Location | Ainslie, ACT

Date completed | November 2018

EER | 8 stars

Area | 193.2m²

Builder | Capital Building Innovations

Images | Ben Wrigley


The Gingerbrick House challenges conventional living with space saving ideas like loft-inspired beds and bench-seat dining alongside the ability to section off parts of the home to allow it to function through four different stages of family life; young involved children, privacy-seeking teenagers, empty nesting + rental, and old age.

This house explores sustainability through creative and collaborative design, respects its site and community, and reflects the buoyant, intelligent personalities that thrive within.


Key features

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Flexible ‘four stages’ 4 bedroom/2 unit home

EER of 8 stars

PVC double glazed windows with low e coating

High levels of insulation in walls, ceilings and slab

Low VOC finishes

Air leakage rate of 5.8 air changes per hour at 50Pa (typical Canberra house 15 25)

Vapour permeable building wrap to walls and roof

10,000L water tanks to taps, laundry, toilets, hot water

Recycled and salvaged materials

8 kW solar PV system