Graceville Flood House

Only a few hundred metres from the Brisbane River and backing on to flood prone parkland, this property at Graceville flooded extensively above the ground level. The clients were forced to raise their house over 3 metres to comply with new temporary planning instruments, which requires habitable floor levels exist above the flood-line. Prominent features of this building include the use of flood-resilient render over concrete block, which proved an affordable flood-friendly solution for the lower floor. The sloping ground level was raised over 1 metre in some areas, to address issues of height and scale particularly on the street front. Flood-proof joinery was installed on the ground level. Hardwood timber was used for screens and the stair, which will be more resistant to future flood water.


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