Naremburn House 2016

HOUSE NAME
Naremburn House
Address:
Naremburn 2065
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
350sqm incl garage
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
3
Builder
Stuart Wilson Constructions
Project Type
New Build
Architect/Designer
Bijl Architecture
Entry Fee
Gold Coin Donation
Charity donations will go to
Opening Hours
11am to 2pm

Strategic sustainable design was critical to the realisation of the Naremburn House, as the owners desired to reside in the dwelling for the long term. Holistic design decisions were made around the materials and finishes, fittings and fixtures, services systems and technology interfaces. Products and materials were specified based on their capacity to contribute to a design which embraced longevity through form, material and experience, and not just for singular active or passive contributions. The project specifications adopted an approach that could offset upfront embodied energy expenditure through:

  • anticipated longevity and the ability of the material to weather and wear so as to remain ‘fit for purpose’ aesthetically and functionally and to maintain the intent of the design
  • capacity of the fittings and fixtures installed to be durable
  • life cycle costing including considerations of maintenance, repairs, recyclability if replacement is required, thermal / efficiency benefits delivered by the interior finishes and fitout, superior efficiency in both energy and resources usage of fittings and fixtures were flexible and easily adapted for different applications and functions in the design, such as LED lighting strips were locally manufactured, sourced and/or fabricated so as to make a positive contribution to the local economy

For example, areas with higher energy demands, such as electric in-floor heating to the first floor bathrooms and inverter air conditioning, have been offset by the installation of a 2.45kW PV cell system and the hydronic heating system for the ground floor slab.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Energy rating type
BASIX
Universal Design Features
Adaptive design
Building Type
Double brick
Timber
Concrete block
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Timber
Doors
Healthy home materials
Non Toxic Paint, Low pile carpets, timbers, sealed concrete
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Louvre windows
Window/door materials and coverings
Timber
Blinds
Pelmets
Skylights
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Gas instantaneous
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Hydronic
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: Raking ceilings,
Rating: R3.5 + sarking
Internal and external walls
Type: Framed walls (internal and external),
Rating: R2.2
Floor
Type: Framed floor (first floor),
Rating: R2.0 Insulation to ground floor slab perimeter
Water harvesting and water saving
Underground storage
Type: Detention tank,
Size: 10,000L
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Storage connected to
Garden
Toilet
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Smart home features
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Organic
Native plants
Council property located in:
Willoughby Council
Sustainability organisations:
Yes
Connected to gas?
Yes