1950s Renewal 2020

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Location
Glen Iris VIC 3146
    • Housing Type:
    • Main House with attached Granny Flat
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Owner Builder

About 1950s Renewal

This is a significant renewal to a 1950s home. The renewal is intended to provide another 60+ years to the 60 years it has already served as a family home. The design drivers include re-configuring the existing spaces rather than adding extra space creating a more open, flexible and connected living space (kitchen, dining, living); and a better connection between inside/outside (garden). Distinctive features from the original build were retained including a large picture window and exposed rafters in ceiling/roof structure.

It is an owner builder project and is the most significant stage in an ongoing set of projects including landscaping and upgrading the attached granny flat. The design and construction process evolved during the 10+ years of living in the existing house prior to the renewal. The main design features are:
• Removal of internal wall to open up living space.
• Relocated kitchen.
• Reconfigured bathroom to include previously separate toilet.
• Reconfigured hallway and laundry.
• Entrance air-lock.
• Future proofing for front access – a ramp replacing steps.

The sustainability focus of the renewal includes maximising passive solar design principles, reusing existing materials as much as possible, minimising waste to landfill, using materials that have sustainability credentials, careful construction and material selection for long life, energy efficiency measures to reduce emissions and reduce operating energy costs, and water efficiency measures.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Switchboard has individual metering on some circuits (Heat pumps)
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Gas instantaneous set up as booster for future Solar HWS
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Low flow shower heads

    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 150L per person
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Plastic Tank reticulated with pump
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 8,000 L
    • Water harvesting and saving
    • Roof (partial) collection of rain. Hot water supply to kitchen is thermally diverted to garden until it heats up.
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Nissan Leaf
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
      External window hoods/surrounds
      Pelmets
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Separation of waste on site during construction.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Appliances
      Bricks
      Cladding
      Doors
      Floorboards
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R2.0 - R4.5 Various depending on available space. Includes glass wool and polyester
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polyester
    • Floor Rating:
    • R 2.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Glass wool and polyester
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.0 Glass wool and polyester
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.0 - R 3.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Glass wool and polyester and rock wool pumped through external walls (drilled)drilled walls
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect

    • Size of PV system:
    • 2.1 kW
    • Renewable energy
    • Purchase 100% Greenpower
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 4-7 kWh per person per day.
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
      Metal (Galvanised)

    • Roof
    • Most of the house is Galvanised metal decking over the top of Stramit compressed straw board originally covered in bitumous felt only. Kitchen has recently updated Clourbond.
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Double brick
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Reverse Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement
      Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Retrofit Double Glazing
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Rocker style light switches
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

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