Weelam-ik* 2019

HOUSE NAME
Weelam-ik*
Address
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Workshop Architecture adapted by Beaumont Concepts
Builder
TS Constructions
House Size
151m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2
Open with support of
The Cape Sustainable Development

Weelam-ik means “our house – where do you live?” in the Boon Wurrung language. Our home was built to provide a comfortable canvas that we could adapt to the needs of our growing family. We capture warmth from winter sun through our north facing deck, windows, darker polished concrete and recycled brick wall. We will also use vegetation, cross ventilation, and fans to stay cool in summer. Of key importance to our design was capturing natural light, using healthy building materials, and ensuring our house was open and inviting so that we could interact with our neighbours.

Pre-approved design by Workshop Architecture adapted by Beaumont Concepts and built by TS Constructions

This home will be one of ten homes open at The Cape for their annual Sustainable House Day Festival

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Total cost of home when constructed
$432,000
Estimate of annual savings
$3000
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Disability access
Universal Design Features
100cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No stairs/steps
Window openings easily accessible
Roofing materials
Metal
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Timber
Weatherboard, Weathertex claddings
Window and door types
Awning
Double glazing
Double hung
Low-e, films
Sliding windows/doors
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Bricks
Timber
Recycled content in plasterboard
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Bulk – polystyrene board
Rating: R1.0
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.5
Healthy home
Chemical free cleaning products used
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Wood and EO cabinetry, Wool 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
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants