150 Year Old Retro-fit 2024

House Notes – 150 Year Old Retro-fit

These two 150 year old Fitzroy terrace homes are rising again. This time they’re not just coming back to life, they are being transformed, better than ever, ready to be lived in and loved well into the next century!

  • Passive thermal design principles have been used throughout.
  • High-performing windows, airtight, breathable, and super-insulated walls.
  • 11 kw of roof solar, battery storage, low energy heat recovery ventilation.
  • The Concrete has 40% less embodied carbon and the highest recycled content available; it has been used sparingly.
  • Timber floors and ceiling linings are all reclaimed, the original demolished bricks will be refreshed and reused.

These homes will be so energy efficient our power bills will be history.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation system
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
    • Window Protection:
    • External window hoods/surrounds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • External walls are 140mm thick Heat recovery ventilation system 11 kW Solar system Sanden Heat pump Low carbon concrete Fully insulated uncoupled slab Recycled bricks Recycled timber flooring & Ceiling lining Stainless steel kitchen bench, sink and splashback to reduce joins and enable longevity
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Floorboards
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R-6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polyester
    • Floor Rating:
    • R-2.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R-2.7
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R-4.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 11kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 2,000,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 330
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement
      Double glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 6
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 4
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross flow ventilation
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
Location
Fitzroy VIC 3065
    • Housing Type:
    • High Density Housing/Strata Development/Unit
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Sustainable Homes Melbourne
    • Designer
    • Robert Nichol & Sons

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