Beechwood Studio has been carefully positioned in natural woodland to create a relaxed and positive ambience for both workers and clients. The view over the Dumaresq Valley to Mt Duval will surely inspire your best performance! In times past the woodland has suffered the consequences of heavy grazing but with the help of an environmental grant we are restoring it to its native condition. We have planted over 600 trees and shrubs already!
Sunrise from the garden courtyard, Beechwood Studio
The studio has been constructed to minimise its environmental footprint. Features include:
Lots of natural materials and minimisation of plastics
Use of salvaged timber
Avoidance of exotic imported timbers where possible
Use of durable eco-friendly Australian fabrics
Use of hard-wearing plantation-grown Sydney Blue Gum in floor and trim
Recycled materials from Oak Tree Studio (decommissioned)
Use of discarded MDF from local furniture factory
Use of low-toxicity floor finish
Excellent thermal performance from heavily insulated building and heavy double glazing
Minimisation of west-facing windows
Natural lighting from E and N facing windows.
Use of low-toxicity paints
Timber used instead of steel construction where possible
Use of energy efficient inverter reverse cycle heating/cooling system
Use of efficient halogen luminaires, but we are currently switching to even more efficient LED lighting
Surrounded by native gardens and private courtyard
Master switching system to avoid unnecessary power consumption
Water heating from heat-exchange system
Bathroom and kitchenette supplied with tankwater
All waste water treated on the property by a wormfarm (yes, we have a ‘flush’ toilet!)
We monitor our environmental performance and are always researching ways of improving!