Hamilton Hill House 2020

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Location
Hamilton Hill WA 6163
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • Solar Dwellings
    • Builder
    • Shannon Home Builders
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

About Hamilton Hill House

The renovation to our old house has been designed around passive solar design principles. The rear of our home is angled at 45 degrees to promote cross-flow ventilation and make the most of the winter sun. Large north-facing windows and sliding doors allow sunlight to build heat in the floors to the living area, radiating heat through the night. Pelmets and heavy curtains aid the containment of heat in the winter.

Our home has also been designed with universal access in mind – doors are 870mm wide and hallways are made wider for ease of access if someone is in a wheelchair or using walking aids.

We have 3 vegetable beds and have recently added chickens. Large water tanks, and solar power all add to the sustainability of the property.

Designed by Solar Dwellings

Meet the owners of  ‘Hamilton Hill House’ and other Solar Dwellings Home owners on Sunday 20th September for our special SHD event at Home Base. Find out more here.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2017
2018
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Roof vent – MBR Eco Vents (open and close according to temperature)
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Grey water system
      Low flow shower heads
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Pelmets
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Insulation
      Paving
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Thermal blanket
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 16kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • Unknown, renovated and built at various times
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000 p.a.
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 365m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double hung
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation

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