Brabham Sustainable Home 2021

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House Notes – Brabham Sustainable Home

We designed our home to passive solar principles on a tricky site as the front of our house faces the street. Large 2.4m high windows to the living area allow the sun to penetrate the slab and radiate heat into the evening. Pelmets and curtains allow us to control heat movement through the glazing throughout the year.

Our designer also suggested that we include universal access into the design, which we did, it didn’t cost any extra and our home doesn’t look any different to other homes. We thought this would be good for when people came to visit who were mobility impaired, I didn’t realise that I would need it so soon, not long after moving in I needed an operation on my back and my mobility was reduced whilst I was in recovery. The integration of universal access in our home meant that I was able to move around easier and not rely on others to get around the home.

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SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Tubular skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Reflective insulation
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 225M2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
      Universal access
    • 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
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Brabham WA 6055
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Solar Dwellings
    • Builder
    • VenturaID
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

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