Cutlers – TS Constructions 2017

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Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
      Development
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • TS Constructions

About Cutlers – TS Constructions

Named after a local surf break, Cutlers is a beautifully designed and built 8.2 star single story home. This carbon neutral, energy and water efficient coastal home sits within the top 1% of sustainable homes in Australia and features state of the art energy efficient design, construction and fit out.

The home built by TS Constructions and designed by Wonthaggi based Beaumont Concepts, combines many integrated sustainability aspects such as pressed earth blockwork, polished concrete, zero VOC paints and excellent insulation. Cutlers remains beautifully comfortable in all weather conditions while maintaining annual energy costs as low as $500 per annum. A 10,000 litre rainwater tank is installed and has been plumbed into the house to complement other energy, water and cost saving initiatives, including electric vehicle charge points and a rooftop solar array.

The Cape has views of the ocean and a large urban food garden for residents to enjoy, as well as walking paths which trail throughout the estate and down to local swimming and surf beaches. All homes at The Cape have high speed broadband with fibre optic cable to the home. The aim is to build out all 220 homes at The Cape to the same standards as Cutlers, providing residents with comfortable, high quality, light footprint living with low running costs. The Cutlers won the 2017 Master Builders Best Sustainable Home, South East Region.

Opening in conjunction with Live at the Cape and The Cape Inaugural Sustainable Street Party

Nominated for the Building Designers Association of Victoria’s People Choice Award 2017

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2017
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Thermal mass via Pressed Earth Blocks made on site
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Heat pump
      Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Daiken Ururu Sahara Split sytem
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Storage connected to
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Slimline water tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2 x 5,000 litres
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Earthwool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Thermaslab
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Earthwool
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.2
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $340,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000 - $3300 per annum
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 144m2
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Universal Design Features
    • Disability access
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Water wise plants
      Edible garden
      Community garden
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Zero VOC internal paints, E0 Joinery, Low VOC sealer on timber floors,

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