Marrickville Hempcrete House 2016

HOUSE NAME
Marrickville Hempcrete House
Address:
Marrickville 2204
Housing Type
Standalone House Tiny Home
House Size
130 sqm
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2
Builder
Nick Sowden - Sowden Building
Project Type
Renovation
Architect/Designer
Tracy Graham - Connected Design
Opening Hours
12-4pm

Please note that there is a local market near this house at Addison Rd Community Centre. The patrons of this market often park cars on this street and availability of parking can be limited.

The Marrickville Hempcrete house is an exciting project that shows how acoustic requirements for aircraft noise can be met, without compromising on thermal performance and aesthetics.The design challenge was to create a better living space for a family of four without increasing the site coverage.

The existing footprint has not been increased on the ground floor but reconfigured to improve circulation, usability and connection to the backyard. A mere 35 square meters has been added on the first floor. The result is a generous house that provides three bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms, laundry, generous kitchen dining area and outdoor space on a 197.5sqm site.

This is a renovation that incorporates basic passive design principles combined with clients who weren’t afraid to be bold with new materials, texture and colour. Special thanks to a dedicated group of consultants, suppliers and a ambitious builder working collaboratively throughout the process.

 

Photographs: Lena Barridge @ The Corner Studio

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$8000 for Solar Hot Water. Top end appliances including rangehood and oven
Energy rating type
none
Building Type
Lightweight construction
Timber
Hempcrete
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Timber
Insulation
Sustainable materials
Hempcrete, Recycled hardwood
Healthy home materials
VOC free paint, joinery and floor finish
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Clerestory windows
Window/door materials and coverings
Aluminium
Blinds
Awnings
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Thermal chimney
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: metaldeck roof with hempcrete insulation, magensium oxide ceiling,
Rating: R5.8
Internal and external walls
Type: Hempcrete & timber stud with magnesium oxide fire rated wall,
Rating: Hempcrete R2.85 & Fire rated wall R2.5
Floor
Type: Insulated Concrete slab,
Rating: R1
Water harvesting and water saving
Drip irrigation
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Composting
Council property located in:
Marrickville
Connected to gas?
Yes