Cairns Avenue 2019

HOUSE NAME
Cairns Avenue
Address
Warradale SA 5046
Open
10am-2pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Mirage Homes
Builder
Mirage Homes
House Size
200m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

Cairns Avenue is an all-electric, 7.5 star sustainable home designed specifically to fit on a narrow (9.9m) wide allotment in a typical suburb. The home is passively designed and utilises a generous setback to the north coupled with extensive uPVC double glazed windows and external shade structures to create year round comfort.

A combination of lightweight external cladding (Shadowclad) plus reverse brick veneer and polished concrete floors gives a good amount of thermal mass and high efficiency electric appliances help dramatically reduce running costs when compared to an average home. The house also has an air tightness level of 4.75 ACH50 (independently tested) and inlcludes LED downlights, ceiling fans & low/zero VOC finishes throughout.

The design team and builder will be present on the day to answer queries and share knowledge.

Designed and built by Mirage Homes

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.5 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$15,000
Total cost of home when constructed
$430,000
Estimate of annual savings
$4000 on average over 5 years (independently estimated, based on a family of four)
Universal Design Features
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
Minimum 110cm wide hallways
No stairs/steps
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Reverse Brick veneer
Window and door types
Awning
Double glazing
Sliding windows/doors
Window and door shading
Honeycomb blinds
Solar pergola
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Rocks/stone
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Foil Faced Blanket
Rating: R1.3
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R6.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk (glass wool batts) plus Kingspan Air Cell and cavity battens.
Rating: R2.5 (batts) + R0.11 (aircell) + R0.65 (reflective cavity) = R3.26
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.0
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
6kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat pump
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Corrugated Rainwater Tank
Size:
Storage connected to
Garden
Toilet
Laundry
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants
Water wise plants