The CSR Hebel wall system helped the designer achieve several building objectives during the construction of a family home located on the edge of the bush in WA’s South West region.

Exposed to high winds and extreme temperatures, the site presented several challenges to The Colour Royale Design Group’s founder and principal designer Aaron King. The site’s proximity to the bush and the restrictive landscape meant that both material selection and construction processes needed to meet the required compliance requirements.

According to Aaron, the location was susceptible to unpredictable weather, faced temperature extremes, and had a clay orientated soil. Given these conditions, the build lent itself to a timber-frame construction; however, the constraints of bushfire compliance meant they had to use certain products to meet the required BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) rating.

Aiming for a contemporary construction, TCR Design Group did not want to compromise on the overall look and impression of the build. This elegant family home has an open plan layout that incorporates four connecting pavilions to showcase the surrounding environment while still maintaining privacy and providing protection from the elements.

The Hebel system allowed for more design flexibility when it came to the overall look of the project. All four pavilions have a linking spine of rammed limestone with Hebel boxes, which have been clad in different materials. A broad range of materials was used in the construction of the home including a number of different timbers on the outside, rammed limestone as well as flat and perforated Corten sheets. The Hebel material was used as the base, which allowed the designer to utilise a diverse selection of claddings and retain a large scope of textures and materiality to achieve the final design outcome.

Hebel’s fire resistant properties and design flexibility made it the perfect fit for this bushland home, which was also featured in the June edition of House & Garden magazine.