Affordable Lakelands House 2020

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Location
Lakelands WA 6180
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Ventura
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

About Affordable Lakelands House

As we approached retirement we began to research options for our forever home. Building sustainably just made sense so it was an easy decision to go in that direction. Meeting Griff Morris, from Solar Dwellings, confirmed that this was not only what we wanted, but what we needed!

It was important that our home was energy efficient, functional and affordable with no dead spaces. We wanted multi purpose rooms and provision for disability access to accommodate family and our aging selves! Our house provided all those requirements as well as being a very comfortable and liveable home.

We LOVE everything about our home especially our amazing well set out kitchen and our spacious bathrooms – the best EVER! Being able to have a home that is very cost effective to run while also providing us with comfortable living all year round is exactly what we hoped for.

Opening our home for SHD is a great opportunity to encourage others to consider sustainability in their home, especially in a new build. It is an ideal opportunity to highlight all the positives while also sharing with others a home that operates effectively, daily, and will suit us and our needs for the rest of our lives. We want people to know that a sustainable home is achievable even with a limited budget!

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Drip irrigation
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Rocks/stone
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • 60mm Anticon (fibreglass blanket with bonded double sided foil)
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.3
    • External Walls Rating:
    • Heat flow in R1.8, heat flow out R2.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Air Cell Permicav XV
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 3.4kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $206,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $5150
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
      180 degree opening doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
      Universal access
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
      Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
      Pull out shelving easily accessible in wheelchairs
      Semi recessed basins
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Window openings easily accessible

    • Universal Design Features
    • Space for future: kitchen - lower bench to be added, removable wall in 2nd bathroom for better access for toilet.
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation

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