What is included?
All Miele kitchen appliances (hob, oven, range hood, dishwasher), plus all living room sheer curtains and bedroom blackout blinds. Wall mounted iPad for access control interfaced with CCTV, upgradable to full home automation. There is infrastructure in place for NBN access, as well as an option to include (for an additional fee) electric vehicle charging.
What are the details of the air-conditioning?
All homes have individual high capacity ducted split systems, with condensers housed in a central plant room on each floor. Each room within the home has individual ducting for the supply and return air vents, so doors can be closed. And unlike other apartments, OPUS has opening windows.
What are the details of the hot water system?
A central commercial grade gas hot water system, with overcapacity to cope with demand from all homes at once. In addition, recirculation pumps maintain constant hot water availability to each apartment for instant hot water and reduced water consumption. HWS consumption is individually metered per apartment.
What is being done to maintain energy efficiency?
All lighting fixtures throughout the project utilise LED globes, with motion-activated sensors to turn off lighting to common areas when not in use. OPUS will achieve an average NatHERS 6 star energy rating.
What services will be provided on balconies?
All outdoor areas have a water and gas outlet, so you can fully enjoy the large wrap-around terrace-style balconies. Privacy will be maintained by an 800mm high masonry up stand with handrail mounted above.
What are the parking and bicycle facilities?
OPUS has parking over three separate levels, with car spaces for everyone and two spaces for the higher floor and three bedroom homes. There are three secure bicycle storage areas included, and the option of individual secure storage units available.
I am concerned about noise in city community living, what is being done?
OPUS is unprecedented in terms of construction materials. It is being built almost entirely from solid concrete, including an 820mm thick transfer slab on level two – this is strong enough to support a swimming pool on the terraces! Even the majority of the internal living/bedroom walls that interface with the exterior skin of the building are solid concrete partitions between the floor slab above and below, so OPUS homes are more substantial in build that most modern family houses.
The acoustic design meets the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC) 5 Star Rating, with glazing rated at Rw38 (Sound Weighting Index).
Will there be any shared facilities?
OPUS will have an outdoor terrace and herb garden on level 2, but no gym, swimming pool, or other similar shared facilities that add maintenance and repair liability costs to ongoing community fees. There are currently several gyms and a swimming pool centre located nearby, plus outdoor fitness equipment in Victoria Park, and walking trails to enjoy throughout the parklands.
How high are the ceilings?
Ceiling height of 2.7m to living areas and bedrooms generally.
Ceiling heights to wet areas, laundries, powder rooms, walk-in robes, pantries and some passage areas are at 2.4m to allow sufficient clearances for air-conditioning ductwork installation and mechanical plant associated with the air-conditioning.
What are the details of the finishes?
The finishes and samples are available to view at the sales centre. The interior schemes were designed by Kate Russo of Enzo Caroscio Architecture, with inspiration taken from the idea of opulence, sophistication, and the importance of classic contemporary high quality finishes.
The use of oak chevron timber floors flow through living spaces to create a warm base palette with plush carpets to bedrooms to achieve comfort and quality. The kitchen design takes cues from the elegant curves of the building form, making them a feature within the living space. The use of timber veneer gives a sense of warmth which complements the accents of stone, and fine metal trim details adds to the opulence of the design. The quality finishes continue into the bathrooms with stone bench tops and timber veneer vanity to maintain constancy and overall sophisticated interiors.
Who is the developer?
Proton Developments is a South Australian owned company dedicated to the design and construction of a building South Australia can be proud of. Beginning with the look of the building and specifications, Proton is committed to using South Australian products, materials and services as a priority.
Who is the builder?
OPUS is taking the design process one major step further, and fully documenting the build, so all of the features and architect/developers vision are 100% included in the design documentation for delivery. This will go to tender shortly upon reaching presales and a high quality South Australian builder will be selected after a stringent assessment of capabilities. OPUS is fully South Australian designed and built, something for Adelaide to be proud of for years to come.