Fabode House: a Light House 2020

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Location
Kaleen ACT 2617
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Reno/retrofit without extension
    • Builder
    • Indepth Building Solutions
    • Designer
    • Light House Architecture & Science

About Fabode House: a Light House

Fabode is a fabulous new light-filled, highly energy-efficient, super-functional family home within the footprint of the original 1970s house.

The original, poorly insulated 115m2 home leaked like a sieve and included three bedrooms, one bathroom, and one living area. Now, it includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study nook and two living areas within a massively improved building envelope, and it feels bigger and way more comfortable than it did before.

For more info, visit: http://www.lighthouseteam.com.au/projects-renovations-extensions/the-fabode or watch this YouTube clip (from 23 min mark)

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Far infrared panels
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • 1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 6.8
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $276,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $15,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $1,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 115
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber

    • Wall Materials
    • Weathertex
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
      Retrofit Double Glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
      Tilt and turn
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation

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