Illawarra Flame House 2018

HOUSE NAME
Illawarra Flame House
Address
North Wollongong NSW 2500
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
Open
10am – 2pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Continual Improvement
Designer
Team UOW
Builder
Team UOW
House Size
150m2
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
1
Open with support of
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)

The retrofitted house has been designed to appeal to older clients nearing retirement. Many of these people are ’empty nesters’ – parents whose children have moved on, and who no longer require the floor space of a large family home. The Illawarra Flame House is perfect for clients looking to downsize, while ensuring a clean energy future for their grandchildren. Design decisions have been made according to the principle of ageing-in-place, to ensure that the house can be enjoyed by the client for as long as possible. We have retained the essential architecture of the dwelling to ensure the retrofitted building will sit comfortably in the suburban environment and be socially accessible to the market.

The basic building form and architectural features are determined by the existing building, and have been retained where possible to provide an affordable and practical solution to preserving existing housing stock, while reducing the waste associated with demolition. Certain features of the house have been modified to enhance functionality of the layout, and to increase natural lighting, solar access and cross-flow ventilation, to greatly improve the liveability of the home.

To find out more, visit www.illawarraflame.com.au.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Previously Open
2015
2016
2017
2018
Window and door types
Clerestory windows
Double glazing
Recycled and reused
Concrete
Glass
Timber
Terracotta roof tiles
Sustainable materials
Earthwool with 80% recycled content. Recycled Australian hardwoods removed from demolished houses locally. E-Zero board for joinery items. Reconstituted recycled timber wall linings. Low embodied energy steel coatings. FSC-certified timber. HDPE pipe as a replacement for PVC.
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid-connected
Size of PV system
Water heating
PV thermal
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Cross-ventilation
Shading
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Garden / Outdoors
Aquaponics
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Green walls
Native plants
Water-wise plants