Bungalow Upcycle 2018

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House Notes – Bungalow Upcycle

This classic 1950s cream-brick house had a granny flat built very close to its back wall, joined with a sub-standard link and cutting off access to the big backyard. Instead of knocking the buildings down and rebuilding, they were retained and extensively refurbished into a comfortable and energy-efficient family home. There’s a new kitchen and living space in the old flat, with much better visual and physical connection to the backyard via wide glazed doors opening onto a deck.

A new cathedral ceiling in the granny flat allows for northern clerestory windows that let in natural light. The solid timber 1970s kitchen was removed, refurbished and reinstalled in a new configuration, with the addition of recycled timber shelving, E0 laminate pantry and a benchtop of recycled-cement-and-timber Kobe board. A new link between the buildings was designed to fit under the existing eaves and avoid changes to the house’s roofline; it features a recycled Blackbutt barn-style door.

Designed by Brave New Eco and Geometrica, and built by Macasar Building.

Article written by Anna Cumming and professional photos taken by Emma Byrnes  – see more and read the full article from
Sanctuary issue S44

 

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross-ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal chimney
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Evaporative
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above-ground rainwater storage
      Low-flow shower heads
      Low-flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Modline steel rainwater tanks with ability to add 10,000L in the future
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 3590L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Skirting board and architraves, tiles
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Doors
      Kitchen cabinets
      Timber

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid-connected
    • Size of PV system:
    • 1.5kW
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (colorbond)
      Tiles (clay)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick

    • Wall Materials
    • External cladding: Modak Board 10mm MgO board and FSC-certified silver top Ash boards with shiplap profile
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double-glazing

    • Window and Door Types
    • Existing door and windows replaced throughout with argon-filled double-glazing. Existing window opening widths were used to avoid wastage and patching of bricks.
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Permeable surfaces and hops growing for home-made beer
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water-wise plants

HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross-flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Macasar Building
    • Designer
    • Brave New Eco and Geometrica

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