Illawarra Flame House 2017

HOUSE NAME
Illawarra Flame House
Address:
North Wollongong 2500
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
150 square meters
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
1
Builder
Team UOW
Project Type
Retrofit Continual Improvement
Architect/Designer
Team UOW
Opening Hours
10am to 2pm

The retrofitted house has been designed to appeal to older clients nearing retirement. Many of these people are “empty nesters” – parents whose children have moved on, and who no longer require the floor space of a large family home. The Illawarra Flame house is perfect for these clients looking to downsize while ensuring a clean energy future for their grandchildren. Design decisions have been made according to the principle of aging-in-place, to ensure that the house can be enjoyed by the client for as long as possible. We have retained the essential architecture of the dwelling to ensure the retrofitted building will sit comfortably in the suburban environment and be socially accessible to the market.

The basic building form and architectural features are determined by the existing building, and have been retained where possible to provide an affordable and practical solution to preserving existing housing stock, while reducing the waste associated with demolition. Certain features of the house have been modified to enhance the functionality of the layout, and to increase natural lighting, solar access and cross flow ventilation, to greatly improve the liveability of the home.

To find out more visit www.illawarraflame.com.au

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Universal Design Features
Adaptive design
Building Type
Lightweight construction
Timber
Recycled and reused
Concrete
Timber
Glass
Terracotta roof tiles
Sustainable materials
Earthwool with 80% recycled content Recycled Australian Hardwoods removed from demolished houses locally E-Zero board for joinery items Reconstituted recycled timber wall linings Low embodied energy steel coatings FSC certified Timber HDPE Pipe as a replacement for PVC
Healthy home materials
Low VOC paint
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Clerestory windows
Window/door materials and coverings
Timber
Blinds
Awnings
Automation/controls
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
PV thermal
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Insulation
Ceiling
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Internal and external walls
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Floor
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Water harvesting and water saving
Above ground storage
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Greywater system
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Composting
Native plants
Green walls
Aquaponics
Previously Open
2015 & 2016
Council property located in:
Wollongong City Council
Sustainability organisations:
Yes
Connected to gas?
No