Passive Resistance House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Passive Resistance House
Address
Semaphore Park SA 5019
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Canvas Projects
Builder
Beechwood
House Size
215m2
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
1

The Passive Resistance House features a combination of lightweight timber construction and reverse brick veneer, Axon Scyon cladding and colorbond corrugated iron, with a few zincalume panels on the front.

We have polished concrete to all rooms except bedrooms, which are carpeted, and in-slab hydronic heating with slab-edge insulation (low-insulation carpet underlay in bedrooms to permit heat transfer).

The windows are double-glazed with UPVC frames to all windows except corner windows, which are12mm single-glazed with clear low-e. Kingspan Aircell insulation wraps the building. Plywood is used as a ceiling lining, with expressed shadow joints extending out to soffit.

The house also has a 4kW solar PV system and solar hot water using 30 x Apricus evacuated tubes.

The 10,800L rainwater tanks are plumbed into every tap in the house. Every drop of rain that falls on the block stays on the block.

There is ironbark timber decking. We were unhappy with Kapur alternative due to its sourcing from old forests in Indonesia.

The internal courtyard receives northern sunlight into the back section of house. All except two lights in the house are LEDs.

A community garden, tree house and swings have been installed at the front of the house and a newly added beehive.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$240,000
Total cost of home when constructed
$650,000
Estimate of annual savings
$1800 p.a.
Universal Design Features
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
Minimum 110cm wide hallways
No stairs/steps
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
Shower head on rail for various heights
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Reverse Brick veneer
Timber
Window and door types
Awning
Clerestory windows
Double glazing
Sliding windows/doors
Stacking windows/doors
Window and door shading
Adjustable Shading
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Drapes/curtains
Shade Sails
Recycled and reused
Sleepers
Timber
Sustainable materials
Exposed polished slab, reverse block veneer, UPVC double-glazed windows, in-slab hydronic heating, slab-edge insulation, Kingspan Aircell, roof blanket.
Insulation - Under roof
Type: R4 batts, plus roof blanket
Rating: 5
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Ceiling type: plywood sheets with expressed shadow joint
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: Reverse block veneer, Kingspan Aircell wrap to entire fabric
Rating: R4.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk - glass wall, 40mm air gap, R1 Kingspan Aircell
Rating: 4
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: 3
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Exposed polished concrete, slab-edge insulation
Rating: R1.5
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
4
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Hydronic
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: 2 x poly tanks, 1 x galv tank
Size: 2 x 5400L tanks, 1 x 1000L tank
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden / Outdoors
Bee keeping
Bee hotels/friendly
Community vegetable garden
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Native plants
Water wise plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Swap with friends and neighbours