Archive for the ‘Appliances’ Category


Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Barley Store

Dyson have come on board with the Project, supplying us with a V6 Absolute Handstick Vacuum! The V6 Absolute from Dyson is the perfect vacuum for the small spaces of the 5×4 House

Changeable heads to suit the cleaning environment

Changeable heads to suit the cleaning environment

Dyson-designed tools remove dust, dirt and allergens from hard-to-reach places around the home – and we have more than a few hard-to-reach spaces.  

Our Appliances

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 by Barley Store

All the appliances are now installed and ready for action. It is quite a slick line up, every appliance fitting into the contemporary design of the compact ecosystem. Here’s the list:

Laundry dryer delivered from Asko

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Barley Store

The eco-friendly laundry dryer by Asko was delivered for testing, with higher energy efficiency and less energy consumption. The old dryer in the test site was replaced by this dryer, which is more energy efficient than boiling a full kettle, meaning less cups of tea and more loads of washing!


Please check out more on our partnership with Asko in our post last July, or visit ASKO’s website.

Testing Stage 1… Automation system

Posted on: February 22nd, 2014 by Barley Store

It’s approx. 6:15am on 12th December 2013.
I am in the Qantas Lounge at Melbourne Airport on my way to Sydney
Leaving Home at 5:15am this morning on a last minute business tip had me stretched thin.
I had to put on a load of washing, make sure i locked the door/windows switched all the lights off… the list goes on.

After checking in and sitting down to have some breakfast in the Lounge, I was also able to have piece of mind regarding the lights and appliances at home. The system by Zoo Automation is installed and being tested for the 5×4 Project.

The short video shows how i am able to see what is on… then;
*switch off the ensuite exhaust fan… I couldn’t leave the window open!!!!
*take the TV/Stereo off stanby mode… Saving power.
*take the washing machine off stanby after the wash cycle… Yes, i remembered to put the washing on… Once again saving power.

The theory of automation systems in the 5×4 Project supporting sustainable lifestyle, is an easy connection for me to see.

I can’t wait to test more of the features of the Zoo Automation System.

Ralph Alphonso.

Looking for the most environmentally friendly amenities and appliances for the building

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Sabrina Barley Store Productions

The 5×4 Hayes Lane build aims to combine different materials and processes to create the smallest eco-footprint, whilst providing the highest performance.”
In addition we are carefully selecting the most sustainable and environmentally friendly amenities and appliances as possible for the build.

Click on the image below to have a look at some of our ideas for the build and feel free to suggest other possibilities.