Barrett House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Barrett House
Address
Randwick NSW 2031
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Renovation
Designer
Archology
House Size
60m2
Number of bedrooms
1
Number of bathrooms
1

Come and visit our little house of sustainability, Barrett House, in celebration of National Sustainable House Day.

Part of a joint project between Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick Councils, Barrett House is a sustainability demonstration home showing various sustainable technologies and products to suit every size and shape of house and of course every budget.

Pop in on Sustainable House Day to learn about changes you can make at home and new sustainable building and renovation technologies.

Barrett House – the Retrofit
This cottage style house was retrofitted for sustainability in 2009 – rather than opting for one product throughout, Barrett House displays a number of sustainable solutions.

For example, there are four types of rainwater tank in use together with a range of different lighting options – see how LEDs, CFLs and Solatubes stack up against halogen lighting. For your windows, experience the merits of Magnetite vs. double glazing and window tints. Grid connect solar and heating technologies all on show together with energy efficient kitchen units, storage and appliances.

All too much? just rest a while on our worm farm seat and enjoy the cottage permaculture garden and wander through our new foragers verge garden .. you’re welcome to pick and harvest as you go!

Ask the energy experts!

We are also offering an free energy advisory service with one of our energy experts. Come in and find out:
Who’s the cheapest and greenest energy retailer in NSW?
How is my energy bill calculated?
Is electricity cheaper than gas?
What is carbon neutral electricity?
Can I choose a single rate tariff instead of time-of-use?
What are discounts and reference prices?

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2015
2017
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$80,000
Total cost of home when constructed
NA
Estimate of annual savings
$300
Universal design accessability
Disability access
Multi-generational
Universal access
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
No stairs/steps
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Tiles (Clay)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Double brick
Window and door types
Low-e, films
Sliding windows/doors
Sun Tunnel/SolaTube
Retrofit Double Glazing
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Blinds
Solar films
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Doors
Glass
Insulation
Timber
Windows
Recycled timber cupboards recycled glass tile splashback
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R4.0
Healthy home
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Wax based sealer/finish
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Passive heating cooling
Solarventi - heating system
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Water tank
Size: 1,500L
Grey water system
Worm farm septic tank system
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden / Outdoors
Composting
Green walls
Permaculture
Water wise plants
Worm farm seat