10 Star Home 2019

10 Star Home
Woodforde SA 5072
Booking required – see link below
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Guided Tours – Booking essential (address will not be listed on website)
Housing Type
Display Home
Project Type
New Build
Woolcock Construction
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

Book your tickets here to visit 10 Star Home.


This home is open for pre-booked tours only, the address will not be displayed.  

Currently under construction, the 10 Star Home was designed to demonstrate the possibilities of sustainable residential design and construction in South Australia. As SA’s first 10 Star home, our hope is that we demonstrate and assess the following:

  • design and construction costs
  • predicted vs actual energy efficiency
  • thermal comfort performance
  • air tightness
  • home automation technologies to support energy efficiency
  • heat recovery ventilation

10 Star Home is an active construction site, you will need to wear sturdy closed toe shoes and undertake the digital safety induction to attend the site. Timeslots will be allocated through a booking service. Designed by SUHO and built by Woolcock Construction. For more information contact studio@suho.com.au or visit www.10starhome.com.au to take a virtual tour.  

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 10 stars using NatHERS accredited software (AccuRate). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.



Years Open
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No stairs/steps
No Corner cupboards
Semi recessed basins
BAL Rating
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Reverse Brick veneer
Window and door types
Clerestory windows
Triple glazing
Tilt & turn, Aluminium thermally broken triple glazed windows and doors & solid door to front for air-tight seal.
Window and door shading
Adjustable Shading
External Automated Venetian Blinds
Recycled and reused
Sustainable materials
*Site is under construction: KESAB Clean Site HRV system Locally sourced materials/services where possible Home Automation Brass Tapware and fixtures Raw or low process materials where possible.
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Laminate backed bulk glass wool blanket
Rating: R1.8
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Blow-in recycled PET
Rating: R9.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R4.5
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural light and ventilation
No carpets
All electric home
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat exchange ventilation system
Heat pump
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Tank
Size: 3000L
Storage connected to
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants
Water wise plants