Each home features FSC certified timber flooring, with a natural low VOC finish protecting indoor air quality and allowing floors to be easily cleaned or re-surfaced ensuring they stand the test of time.
The timber is low maintenance, does not stain, retain odours of harbour dust mites and allergens.
Highly flexible and energy-efficient hydronic heating is used throughout The Rochester, warming homes through natural convection and radiation. Extracting heat form the outside air and evenly distributing a gentle and inviting warmth creating optimal comfort in the cooler months.
Ceiling fans have been incorporated into each home, to allow year-round comfort. They have been shown to reduce energy usage by as much as 40% in the summer and 10% in the winter. They do this by creating air movement that expands the acceptable comfort range of the space.
The Rochester features double glazed windows, an ideal energy efficient choice with the added benefit of minimising noise. This adds thermal resistance to each home, helping to keep the heat out in summer, and keep the warmth in during winter.
Induction cooktops have been introduced as a fossil fuel free solution, the surface remains relatively cool increasing safety and reducing the chance of splatters and spills to burn onto it. Smooth surfaces allow splatters to be easily removed.
Kitchens include integrated 4 star WELS Bosch stainless steel dishwashers for low water and energy consumption. They incorporate a dishwashing system that uses every single drop of water to the maximum.
The Rochester incorporates solar panels on the roof, generating electric power, generating no pollution and no greenhouse gas emissions
Car spaces come embedded with technology to allow for electric charging stations, offering flexibility for the future.
Natural materials extend throughout, with Terrazzo, deep-stained hardwood timbers, raw brass, Carrara marble, all thoroughly considered and ethically sourced. Finely considered details combine to form layered spaces that celebrate artistry and distinction.
Each home feature brass tapware in the kitchen and bathrooms. Locally sourced, the brass has no toxic finishes such as chrome or anodizing applied to the brass which ensures it will age well over time.