Strine Design – Ric Butt, Owen Abbott
Strine Construction – Ollie Butt

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
3 Car Garage
North Facing Orientation

Budget at time of build




Millennium Wave II
Low Energy Rating EER 8 stars
Passive Solar
Precast Concrete – Strine Precast
Living Area
Block 823 m²
House 142 m²
Garage 25 m²
Carport 19 m²

Strine’s classic and unbeatably energy efficient Millennium portfolio concept has been adapted as a split level design

Due to the slope of this block, with integrated garage, carport, north pergola and south verandah.  The sculptural curved ‘wave’ roof forms for each element add visual delight and good street appeal on the difficult west elevation.

This is a functional, minimalist, modern design with two separate bedroom areas zoned either side of the open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen.  This light filled central hub of the house integrates seamlessly with the outdoor areas to the north and south through large sliding glass doors.

The highly insulated building envelope and precast concrete thermal mass ensure that this house needs no cooling in summer and almost no heating in winter.

The Millennium Wave House demonstrates the best climatic design for the Canberra region, with exemplary passive solar design to minimise energy consumption and maximise Ecologically Sustainable Development: orientation to true North; good glazing design maximising the area of (double) glazing to north for winter sun insolation, minimising East and West glazing and protecting Southern glazing with a verandah and eave overhang; southern verandah also used for summer outdoor living; pergola with grapevines for adjustable summer sun shading, diffuse radiation protection and as an evaporative cooling device.

Building envelope materials

  • Floor: Earth coupled, exposed burnished concrete slab 200mm thick, with 50mm perimeter and edge insulation
  • Walls: precast concrete sandwich panels, R3.9
  • Roof: timber framed, steel corrugated roofing, plasterboard ceiling
  • Glazing: Double glazing, uPVC frames U4.3, SHGC 0.6;
  • Insulation: XPS to floor and walls; R6.0 fibreglass for ceiling/roof construction
  • Sealing, air tightness: all floor/wall/ceiling joints, windows and doors are mastic sealed, all exhaust fans with auto-baffles: typical 3-5 AC/hr


  • Electricity: 6kW 20 panel PV, grid connected
  • Gas: LPG to auxiliary gas fireplace heater and gas cooktop
  • Sewer: dual black and grey water pipe provision for possible grey water recycling
  • Water: regulation 4000L rain water tank
  • Hot water: heat pump electric
  • HVAC, heating/cooling: ceiling fans to Main Bedroom and Dining Room; in slab electric heating to wet areas, Kitchen and Study; fresh air vent to fridge condenser coil
  • Lighting: all LED

Discover our Millennium Home

What are the Benefits of a Millennium home?

• Low Energy
• Low Cost
• Low Maintenance
• Sustainability
• Speed on delivery time

These modules are the outcome of decades of research and are built to last:

• Heavy weight using our unique highly insulated thermal panels*
• Fire resistant meeting most council requirements
• Have been designed to expand as your family changes and grows
• Are de-constructable in case you need to move or relocate
• Allergy free finishes options available
• Thermal panels provide high acoustic privacy
• Fast delivery and installation

What are the Standard Inclusions?

• Highly insulated sandwich constructed precast concrete walls
• Highly insulated burnished and sealed concrete floors
• Lofty raked ceilings
• Ceiling fans
• Fly-screens
• Quality joinery, fittings and appliances throughout

What are the Optional Extras?

• lnslab heating to south
• Terrace & pergola slabs
• Northern steel pergola
• Rainwater tank
• Photovoltaic solar electricity system
• Solar hot water system

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