Balthayock 2019

HOUSE NAME
Balthayock
Address
Yarragon South VIC 3823
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Storybook Designs
Builder
Owner builder
House Size
170m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

Balthayock is an off-grid property and self-sufficient new build on 75 acers with views over the Yarragon Township.

Built using passive solar design principles which promote natural airflow and thermal mass, keeping our home naturally warm in winter and cool in summer. We have used and recycled and reused materials including doors, floorboards and various timber products. Products were chosen to create a healthy living environment, zero to low VOC paints and finishes along with zero-E cabinetry. No carpets have been used to reduce the build up of dust.

We are establishing a edible garden and working on a large scale re-vegetation plan to create habitat and reduce erosion. This will include many native waterwise plants local to the area.

Designed by Storybook Designer Homes

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Total cost of home when constructed
$400,000
Estimate of annual savings
$5000
BAL Rating
BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Colorbond
Window and door types
Awning
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Sliding windows/doors
Stacking windows/doors
Window and door shading
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Drapes/curtains
Recycled and reused
Doors
Timber
Floorboards
Sustainable materials
All zero-E cabinetry, low or zero VOC paints and finishes.
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Spray foam insulation
Rating: R3.5
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Spray foam insulation
Rating: R3.0
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.0
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Spray foam insulation
Rating: R3.5
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
Zero-E cabinetry
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Solar PV off-grid
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Wood fire wetback
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat pump
Hydronic
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Tanks
Size: 65,000L
Worm farm septic tank system
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Garden / Outdoors
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Native plants
Water wise plants
Average Daily Energy Consumption Per Person
20kW
Average Daily Water Usage Per Person
180kL
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle