The Wandi Shed House is a fully self-contained two-bedroom home set on a rural property in Western Australia. A simple metal-clad shed from the outside turns into a boutique-designed private retreat featuring an open plan design, burnished concrete floors, expansive windows and soaring ceilings.

The unassuming rural home won the ‘Best Rural Design’ category at the 2019 Building Designers Association WA Awards.

Working within a small footprint of just 100 square metres, Darklight Design managed to combine open living spaces with high raked ceilings and large-panelled sliding doors to create the sensation of a much larger space.

Alspec’s Carinya aluminium awning windows, sliding doors and hinged doors were installed with toughened glass, and complemented by colour matched hardware and aluminium mesh flyscreens. Alspec, which is well known for its commercial product ranges, specifically developed Carinya windows and doors for the residential market.

Carinya windows and doors met the complete glazing and framing needs for this project. Fully energy rated and certified to WERS, the entire range is tested and certified to withstand bushfire conditions up to BAL40 (Bushfire Attack Level) – a vital factor in rural areas prone to forest fires.

The sliding doors also feature integrated endcaps and weather seals to provide protection against penetration by grit, water, air and insects, while enhancing the home’s energy efficiency.

Alspec products installed in the Wandi Shed House project included Carinya awning windows, Carinya sliding doors with Altitude rails, Carinya hinged doors, and aluminium mesh flyscreens, all in a Dulux Satin Black (Night Sky) finish.

Photographer: Nick Thake Photography