Alan and Llew’s House 2024

House Notes – Alan and Llew’s House

1920’s double brick home with verandah to NW and NE sides. Renovations at rear include family room downstairs + 3 bedoorms upstairs and a second bathroom. Upstairs is steel framed with wall insulation but only 90mm and it gets hot, despite attempts to add extra wall insulation.

Fully electric home with 6.3/5kW solar and 10kWh battery. Solar hot water with electric boost (manually controlled but timer also available). Induction cooktop added with kitchen renovation. 2 split AC’s downstairs (2.5 and 3kW) and 2 in upstairs bedrooms (3kW). Old evaporative ducted system still in place and can be used for night cooling in main bedroom. Ceiling fans in lounge and main bedroom.

R4 ceiling insulation.

Honeycomb blinds fitted to large family room windows, mainly for winter and external shade sails over all windows for summer.

Small electric car (Mitsubishi iMiev 2010) fully charged at home in carport from standard 15A plug. Virtually 100% solar charging. 250km range.

Sustainability Features

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2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Evaporative
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Low flow shower heads
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 60L
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 1500L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Skylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Mitsubishi iMiev
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      External window hoods/surrounds
      Honeycomb blinds
      Shade Sails
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 4
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • 1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 1.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 5
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Roof
    • Metal (Galvanised)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Lightweight construction (steel frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Casement
      Double hung
      Retrofit Double Glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bird-nesting boxes
      Chickens
      Composting
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
Location
Maylands WA 6051
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement

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