The Ponds Eco Housing

The Ponds, NSW, Australia

Client:

UrbanGrowth NSW (Landcom)

 

Construction completion:

2012

 

Landscape Consultant:

Patterson Design Strategies

 

The Landcom ‘Eco Living Display Home’ development showcases three individual homes demonstrating the latest in best practice for sustainable residential building. Each of the three homes aims for a seven-star rating, achieved in part, by the utilization of second hand and/or recycled energy efficient materials on the majority of elements in the landscape, together with addressing issues such as stormwater harvesting and re-use. Our scope of work encompassed the detailed design and construction of all external works including; garden mixes comprising ameliorated site soil, 100% recycled Eco-fines mulch, utilisation of recycled crushed sandstone and glass sand to construct concrete pathways and a first run passive irrigation system fed by runoff from a fully permeable driveway which also provides for the waterfeature trough in house 2. The project won the 2012 NSW/ACT Excellence in Landscape Construction Award for Sustainable Landscapes – Residential Projects.