New dwelling in an environmentally sensitive location with a tropical climate.

  • Date: 2017
  • Client: Private
  • Project Type: Private residence
  • Architect: Tim Ditchfield
  • Builder: Bartho & Son 


    About this Project

    Situated 20m from the beach front and besides the surf club, this residential lift has the lowest overhead known in Australia at 2800mm, for an MRL.

    • 1 custom residential MRL lift
    • Lowest headroom in Australia for MRL
    • Shaft built within sand hill 

    View from the lift cabin window. 

    The shaft was built within a sandhill, making construction challenging. With a travel of 8 metres and operating within both visual and structural constraints. The lift was visbile through the tree canopy with a requirement to ensure the environmental surrounds were not damaged during the build. 

    A complicated system of conveyor belts was specifically constructed to enable the transport of all equipment to site.

    The lift allowed the client to provide vertical access to their holiday home from an underground carpark, without compromising speed or convenience.

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