Archive for the ‘Utilities’ Category

Parts of our Mechanical System

Posted on: September 19th, 2015 by Barley Store

The Mechanical systems are a very important component in the 5×4 Project building. This balanced mechanical system provides us with fresh, filtered air all year round, and can recover up to 95% of heating and cooling throughout the building. The components have all been carefully chosen to work in harmony wiht each other, creating the most efficient and sustainable system possible.


Bathrooms and Tiling

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Barley Store

The all-important bathrooms are being installed and tiled. The en-suite bathroom is now beginning to look like a bathroom, having been kitted out with a shower head, sink, taps, and a toilet. The downstairs bathroom is a complete wet bathroom, meaning that it is waterproofed and tiled all the way up to the ceiling.


Rooftop Hot Tub

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Barley Store

Ukko has arrived with the hot tub. The hot tub itself is made from Canadian Western Red Cedar, and the crew from Ukko hoisted it up to the roof in pieces, assembling it once it was up there. Completely handmade, it is just asking for the rooftop deck to be built around it.

The hot tub is heated by the same method as the rest of the hot water system throughout the building, utilising the geothermal heat pump.

Video Diary: Floor and Wall Panels Construction

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Barley Store

In just three days we had the whole 5×4 structure up, with everyone working in sequence to make sure it was a smooth process. See the video below of all three days, or head to our YouTube channel BarleyStore for the full 5×4 Hayes Lane Project playlist.

Connecting and prepping

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Barley Store

First thing in the morning Stewart from Direct Energy came to connect the geothermal loop. The team from Pilacon, as well as the the plumbing guys from Atherton Plumbing arrived to connect the pipes and dig the required trenches in preparation for the boxing of the slab.


5×4 Partnering with ASKO Appliances

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Barley Store


5×4 Hayes Lane Project & ASKO Appliances partner on the project to prove high quality can mean low energy!

The motivation for the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project is to construct a dwelling utilizing a small footprint of land. The space is to be liveable, functional and aesthetically grounded in a contemporary design. The engineering and materials in this project should be celebrated and on show. Living sustainably should not mean compromising on quality and The 5×4 Project aims to challenge such existing perceptions and encourage us all to embrace greener living.
Bringing together various specialists in their respective fields to contribute to the success of achieving these goals, 5×4 reaches out to ASKO, partnering to explore their high quality technology that employs lower levels of consumable energy.

 Click below to read the full article and discover more of ASKO’s innovate technologies:


ASKO project 5x4 page


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.