Dulwich Loft 2020

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Location
Dulwich SA 5065
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Custom Built Projects
    • Designer
    • Archaea Architects

About Dulwich Loft

Dulwich Loft addition is a project about reduction rather than addition. Rather than removing the lean-to, we simply removed the rear face, recycling the red brick and using them in the small 1.5m extension.

By lowering the ceiling height on the ground floor we were able to create a full double raked cathedral loft on the upper floor. Essentially using the roof space for a full Master Loft with WIR and Ensuite.

City of Burnside planning overlays did not allow full two story additions, by working within the roof space and extending the ridge skywards at the rear we could meet our clients request for northern solar connection, views to the mature Elm tree and passive heating to her existing south facing Bungalow.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • RWT
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Eaves
      Shutters
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • • The loft addition was orientated due North with an expansive cathedral ceiling and roof overhang designed to capture the winter solstice but omit summer solar penetration. • In the mid months, the existing Elm Tree (taller than the addition) shades the lower sections of glass or when additional protection is required to the deck, the Issey retractable awning can be cantilevered • East facing skylight for heat purge in the loft
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Benchtops
      Bricks
      House - all materials reused
      Floorboards
      Paving
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:
    • R2.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 153.5m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Tiles (Clay)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Bi Fold
      Casement
      Double glazing
      Pocket doors
      Skylights
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
      Wax based sealer/finish

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