Balthayock 2020

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Location
Yarragon South VIC 3823
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Owner builder
    • Designer
    • Storybook Designs

About Balthayock

Balthayock is an off-grid property and self-sufficient new build on 75 acers with views over the Yarragon Township.

Built using passive solar design principles which promote natural airflow and thermal mass, keeping our home naturally warm in winter and cool in summer. We have used and recycled and reused materials including doors, floorboards and various timber products. Products were chosen to create a healthy living environment, zero to low VOC paints and finishes along with zero-E cabinetry. No carpets have been used to reduce the build up of dust.

We are establishing a edible garden and working on a large scale re-vegetation plan to create habitat and reduce erosion. This will include many native waterwise plants local to the area.

Designed by Storybook Designer Homes

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
      Wood fire wetback
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Worm farm septic tank system
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 180kL
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Floorboards
    • Sustainable materials:
    • All zero-E cabinetry, low or zero VOC paints and finishes.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Doors
      Timber

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R2.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Spray foam insulation
    • Floor Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Spray foam insulation
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R3.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Spray foam insulation
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV off-grid
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 20kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $400,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 0
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 170m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Colorbond
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

    • Healthy Home
    • Zero-E cabinetry

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