Altering the existing with sustainable systems

  •   20 October 2021

From time to time at Architecture & Design, we are guilty of showcasing some of the most unbelievably designed homes within our Projects section. We are certainly amazed by the intelligence and understanding of architects, the expertise they possess, and the ability they hold in being able to repurpose a home through the creation of an alteration or addition. Given the eclectic stylings of our homes, particularly in our cities, there are many opportunities to repurpose and revitalise, and we are most certainly in awe of an architect’s ability to take complete advantage of that opportunity.

While writing about these particular projects directs some light on the results achieved by architects on altering and adding to these houses, nothing truly champions the process and products quite like receiving an award. The 2021 Sustainability Awards’ Single Dwelling Alteration/Addition category is most certainly the biggest opportunity to showcase the altering or extending of an existing abode, with prizes on offer for the winner,as adjudicated by the esteemed jury.

Stormtech is the proud sponsor of the Single Dwelling Alteration/Addition category for 2021. Supplying high-end drainage products and solutions for Australian homes since its inception, Stormtech is a great believer in durability equals sustainability. Their products are made with premium materials and held to the highest of standards, in order to ensure they stand the test of time and remain a sustainable element of the home. The company is a proud advocate of sustainability, and offers a range of sustainable drainage solutions throughout their catalogue, in particular to those that may need alteration or extension.

With the shortlist announced for the 2021 Sustainability Awards, we feel it is appropriate to share with you the nominees for the Single Dwelling Alteration/Addition category, sponsored by Stormtech. Please find them below.

Chelmer Flood House

Hamilton Courtyard House

Light House
Alexander Symes Architect

Little Loft House
Light House Architecture and Science

Sol House
Anderson Architecture

Suburban Sanctuary
Adapt Architecture

The 2021 Sustainability Awards will be the night of nights for the built environment industry, and particularly for those who aspire to adopt sustainable principles within their designs to ultimately shape the world around us. The Single Dwelling Alteration/Addition category, as well as the other 12 categories, will be announced on November 11 via a gala digital event. To secure your ticket, head to and see you there!


This article is brought to you in association with Stormtech, Proud Sponsors of the Single Dwelling Alteration / Addition category at the 2021 Sustainability Awards.