Illawarra Flame House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Illawarra Flame House
Address
North Wollongong NSW 2500
Open
10am – 4pm
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

Years Open
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Disability access
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
No stairs/steps
Pull out shelving easily accessible in wheelchairs
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
Self closers to all external doors
Window openings easily accessible
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Insulated panels or blocks
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Window and door types
Bi Fold
Clerestory windows
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Honeycomb blinds
Shading panels
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Bottles
Concrete
Glass
Rocks/stone
Timber
Hard wood, terracotta roof tiles & Kitchen 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.
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Cross flow ventilation
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Solar PV grid connect
Phase change material & Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal
Water heating
PV thermal
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal chimney
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Solar hydronic
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Electric vehicle
Manufacturer/type:Nissan LEAF
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type:
Size:
Grey water system
Stormwater management
Garden / Outdoors
Aquaponics
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Green walls
Native plants
Water wise plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours