Cutlers - TS Constructions 2017

HOUSE NAME
Cutlers – TS Constructions
Address
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
Open
10am - 4pm
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Builder
TS Constructions
House Size
144m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

Named after a local surf break, Cutlers is a beautifully designed and built 8.2 star single story home. This carbon neutral, energy and water efficient coastal home sits within the top 1% of sustainable homes in Australia and features state of the art energy efficient design, construction and fit out.

The home built by TS Constructions and designed by Wonthaggi based Beaumont Concepts, combines many integrated sustainability aspects such as pressed earth blockwork, polished concrete, zero VOC paints and excellent insulation. Cutlers remains beautifully comfortable in all weather conditions while maintaining annual energy costs as low as $500 per annum. A 10,000 litre rainwater tank is installed and has been plumbed into the house to complement other energy, water and cost saving initiatives, including electric vehicle charge points and a rooftop solar array.

The Cape has views of the ocean and a large urban food garden for residents to enjoy, as well as walking paths which trail throughout the estate and down to local swimming and surf beaches. All homes at The Cape have high speed broadband with fibre optic cable to the home. The aim is to build out all 220 homes at The Cape to the same standards as Cutlers, providing residents with comfortable, high quality, light footprint living with low running costs. The Cutlers won the 2017 Master Builders Best Sustainable Home, South East Region.

Opening in conjunction with Live at the Cape and The Cape Inaugural Sustainable Street Party

Nominated for the Building Designers Association of Victoria’s People Choice Award 2017

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2017
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$340,000
Estimate of annual savings
$3000 - $3300 per annum
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Window and door types
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Earthwool
Rating: R6.0
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: Earthwool
Rating: R2.5
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Thermaslab
Rating: R1.0
Healthy home
Zero VOC internal paints, E0 Joinery, Low VOC sealer on timber floors,
Connected to gas?
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Heat pump
Ceiling fans
Daiken Ururu Sahara Split sytem
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Thermal mass via Pressed Earth Blocks made on site
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground storage
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Storage connected to
Garden / Outdoors
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Community garden
Native plants