Clifton Hill House 2024

House Notes – Clifton Hill House

We purchased the property in 2015, it was a deceased estate and had been unoccupied for years. The original portion of the building dates to 1880 and seems to have been renovated in the early 20th century, then the only further works were additions to the rear. It had original 1920s (?) wiring and gas service and required complete renovation. We engaged Mitsuori Architects with the brief “Light Glass and Garden”. We also emphasised sustainability, in particular energy efficiency and included 100% electric utilities. Mitsuori fulfilled the brief very nicely and our home is now a comfortable very low energy cost residence.

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
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 140 L/person/day
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Appliances
      Bricks
      Floorboards
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 4
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • ?
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • ?
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 3.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 13.3
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 0.5 kWh/day (summer); 10 kWh/day (winter)
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 950,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 3500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)

    • Roof
    • Slate
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Metal (Colorbond)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Retrofit Double Glazing
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      No stairs/steps
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Recycle
      Repair
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Clifton Hill VIC 3068
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Urban Effects (St 1), Howroyd Homes (St 2).
    • Designer
    • Mitsuori Architects

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