Berwick House 2019

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Location
Berwick VIC 3806
    • Housing Type:
    • House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Owner/Builder
    • Designer
    • Owner/Builder

About Berwick House

The house is designed to follow the German Passive Haus principles with the primary focus on a high performance external building envelope. Construction methods incorporate high insulation values, reduced thermal bridging, air-tightness and PVC high performance windows. Building systems use two insulation layers targeting Rt5.0 with all internal walls insulated for acoustic comfort. The external walls and roof include an external vapour permeable weather barrier wrap and internal vapour barrier air-tight wrap to providing a high level of air-tightness, targeting 0.6ACH@50pc. To maintain air quality a mechanical ventilation system supplies fresh air to all living areas and extracts stale air from bathrooms using the exhausted warm air to preheat the incoming cold air in winter (HRV – Heat Recovery Ventilation). The wall and roof building systems include a separate zone for services so thermal and air-tight performance is not compromised. The Passive Haus approach guarantees exception comfort, 90% reduction in energy use, acoustically quiet, condensation free, and an healthy indoor environment, proven over 30 years of German development. This house is currently presented at construction so you can view and the inner workings of the Passive Haus approach.

Please note: Opening hours are 10am – 3pm. Gates will close at 3pm.

Due to this house being an active construction site special conditions of entry apply for insurance purposes:

  • You will be required to sign a waiver that you acknowledge the risks of entering a construction site.
  • Appropriate flat soled and closed toe footwear must be worn – Heeled or open toed shoes and sandals are not be acceptable.
  • Children are not permitted on site, this includes babies being carried or in prams.

Entry can not be granted if any of these conditions are not met.

 

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 6.6 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 10,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • PIR Board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R5.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 7 star
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5.4kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • .
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $750,000 ... House only (landscaping extra)
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $50,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • Garage 100m2 + House 350m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Tiles (Concrete)
    • Wall Materials
    • Aerated concrete
      Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films

    • Window and Door Types
    • PVC tilt and turn double glazed
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
      Wheelchair access
    • Universal Design Features
    • Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Lift/elevator
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation

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