Highton Residence

The Highton Residence demonstrate the high level of sustainability that can be achieved in a higher density residential projects. In achieving this outcome, a contemporary design has provided highly liveable, comfortable and healthy dwelling.


Located in an established residential suburb of Geelong, this project demonstrates a high level of sustainability achieved on a tight suburban block where north faces a side boundary.



  • high efficiency gas boosted solar evacuated tube HWS with tempreature controllers

  • water recirculating pump

  • ceiling fans

  • hyper insulation – R 6.0 to roof, and R 2.5 to walls

  • extensive draft sealing

  • wood heater

  • ‘real time’ power monitor

  • 2.5kW photovoltaic grid interactive power system

  • high performance low e argon filled double glazed timber windows



  • 4 x 4500lt rainwater inground tanks with automated mains water backup and 1 x 2000lt above ground tank

  • grey water system



FSC certified timber window frames

extensive use of sustainable, recycled and low toxicity building materials

radially sawn silvertop ash timber shiplap cladding