Mosman Green is a project commissioned by The Royal Australian Institute of Architects to highlight sustainable construction techniques in an urban environment.
"The aim of the project is to demonstrate the stages involved in the renovation process, the benefits of using an architect and how energy efficient and sustainable design can be incorporated into all renovation projects."
Situated at 21 Killarney St. Mosman, with well established trees on the boundary, it was clear from the outset that highly efficient leaf protection would be essential to prevent the sub floor water storage and downpipes from filling with organic matter and debris. Archicentre chose Smartflo leafless gutter to eliminate fallen leaves from the rainwater harvesting process before the composting process commences.
Using Smartflo enclosed gutter in Deep Ocean Colorbond, the architect, Stephen Petrie, has a smooth clean line of gutter to provide the perfect edge to the tiled roof. Leaves which land in the gutter dry out and blow away, while rainwater passes through domed filters into the running channel of the gutter and then on into downpipes and tanks.
Requiring minimal maintenance, Smartflo leaf free gutter offers provides for collection of cleaner tank water, without having to interfere with the beautiful natural vegetation around the house.