Jen & Bob House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Jen & Bob House
Address
Inverloch VIC 3996
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Derek Ashby
Builder
North South Homes
House Size
85m2
Number of bedrooms
1
Number of bathrooms
1

This Passive House aimed to use the solar aspect to be a high-performance, comfortable home. Health was a huge goal with this build. No toxins were allowed during building and this was very easy in the end.

Recycled products that Bob (the owner) saved for years were used to create a natural and very organic feel of the build, including recycled timber benchtops built by Bob and recycled doors, hinges and handles. In the bathroom, old tiles were reused and created a look that compliments the home so well.

An airtight building envelope inline with passive house principles was included, along with a heat recovery system (HRV), which is helping with the balanced flow of filtered fresh air throughout every day. Solar panels, water tanks, and wicking beds add to this wonderful sustainable home that has given the owners everything they wanted and more!

Built by North South Homes
Photography by Susan Carmody

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Total cost of home when constructed
$304,000
Estimate of annual savings
$2000- $3000k
Universal Design Features
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No stairs/steps
BAL Rating
BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Earthwall
Timber
Added insulation to help with thermal bridge free construction.
Window and door types
Awning
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Skylights
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Blinds
Recycled and reused
Bathroom cabinets
Doors
Kitchen cabinets
Timber
Sustainable materials
Timber Cladding, recycled doors, and benchtops and tiles were used.
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R6.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: EPS added to the out side for added thermal bridge free construction
Rating: R3.5
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.5
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Wafflepod slab with 35mm thick XPS edge slab insulation was added.
Insulation - Other
All wall warp was vapour permeable and the roof space is well vented with counter Battens added. An airtight building envelope was added on the inside.
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Active heating cooling
Heat exchange ventilation system
Small electric heater in the living.
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Wicking beds
Size:
Stormwater management
Water tanks
Garden / Outdoors
Organic
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Plastic free household
Recycle