New displays turn up the heat

Jul 20, 2012

In Slab Heating

Dennis Family Homes is showcasing in-slab heating in its most recently opened display centre.

The technology has been installed in both the Hastings 242 and Waterford 232 displays at the Taylors Hill estate.

“Our latest displays have created a number of firsts,” said Dennis Family Homes General Manager, Richard Uden.

“The Hastings design has not been displayed before and these new displays also mark the first two designs from our current 2012 Series to be available for viewing.

“Dennis Family Homes has never previously installed this form of in-slab heating in any of our displays and we are the first volume builder to use the more efficient and cost-saving Auspex Radiant system technology,” Mr Uden explained.

Visitors to the Taylors Hill display centre are able to experience the radiant warming effect of in-slab heating in the Hastings (24 squares) and Waterford (23 squares), both of which are highly impressive all-purpose family homes featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms and double garage.

Available as an optional extra in all Dennis Family Homes designs, the Auspex Radiant system provides the ultimate heating solution and delivers significant benefits in comfort, efficiency, health and aesthetics. These many benefits include an even heating surface, lower heat requirements compared with reverse cycle or ducted systems, efficiency savings of 20% or more on regular heating bills, silent operation and elimination of excessive air movement.

The heat source for the system is a gas boiler. Hot water generated by the boiler is circulated through pipes running under the flooring. The temperature and settings can be controlled by the home owner to match their living patterns and optimise the efficiency of the heating system.

The Auspex Radiant system uses Australian-made components and features a quicker and easier method of installation than existing in-slab heating systems in the market. These advantages enable it to be available at a price point between the more expensive current systems and the more familiar and widely-used ducted heating.

In addition to in-slab heating, both new displays at Taylors Hill highlight a variety of other available optional extras. The Hastings features two centrally located skylights and an alfresco area with timber decking at the rear of the home. The Waterford display has been constructed with a Colorbond roof and two pergolas at the side of the home which are connected by a timber deck. Timber bi-fold doors from the Living room and Family area provide access to the external pergolas.

Importantly, many of the eye-catching attributes within both homes are provided as standard features. Dennis Family Homes has ensured that all its 2012 Series designs incorporate many of the practical features and additional luxuries which today’s buyers desire, including double vanities and larger showers in all ensuites, increased storage options and larger pantries.

The new Hastings and Waterford displays are located at the Taylors Hill estate at Subiaco Way in Taylors Hill (Melway Ref: 356 G7). Displays are open weekdays 1-5pm and weekends 12-5pm. A display version of the double storey Marsden 341 from the Dennis Family Homes Generation Series is also scheduled to open its doors at the Taylors Hill display centre in August.

Mr Uden said that a number of other new displays from the 2012 Series are also set to open in the coming months across a wide array of locations throughout Victoria.

“Taylors Hill springboards a very busy and exciting display programme for Dennis Family Homes, with further new displays scheduled for opening at Officer, Delacombe at Ballarat, Bendigo, Armstrong Creek near Geelong, Warragul, Mernda, Melton South, Hillside/Plumpton, Craigieburn and Wodonga before the end of 2012 and to follow soon after at Williams Landing, Greenvale, Doreen, Cranbourne, Ocean Grove, Alfredton at Ballarat, Shepparton and Point Cook,” he revealed.

More information on the 2012 Series can be obtained from all Dennis Family Homes display centres, online at or by phoning 1800 DENNIS.

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