SBE has provided MCC Section J Assessment services for 3 of the Channel nine ‘The Block’ projects.
The first was 164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne which featured in season 12 of the series, the second was 46 Regent Street in Elsernwick (season 13) and the third The Gatwick Private Hotel at 34 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda which will feature in season 14 of the series in 2018.
The proposed residential development at 46 Regent Street, Elsternwick, includes 5 existing/relocated single storey dwellings at the front of the property, 5 new double storey buildings connected to the front buildings through a passage, and 5 new detached double storey buildings at the back of the property.
The existing/relocated dwellings are proposed to be extended to incorporate (generally) a new laundry and a new bathroom.
The V126.96.36.199 modelling has shown that the estimated annual total heating and cooling loads for the proposed buildings are less than that of the estimated figure for the reference buildings. As such, provided that the building sealing items within Section 5.1 are achieved, the proposed design complies with NCC 2016 Part 2.6 via use of the V188.8.131.52 Verification Using a Reference Building method.
SBE’s role included assistance with Town Planning and Building Permit Approvals.