Hempcrete House 2024

House Notes – Hempcrete House

This an exceptional house built for exceptional clients :), nested in the bush in the Mornington Peninsula.

Completely design and detailed through BIM software, it allows a “sharp” design and attention to details so this house will last “for ever”.

Timber subfloors with R/5 insulation, All the external walls are insulated with 230mm of Hempcrete (Hempcrete Australia – cavity system) and the ceiling/roof cavity insulated with recycled cellulose fiber (R/5 mini). Of course all claddings are installed on a double ventilated cavity and air circulation from bottom of the wall to the ridge.

Foundations are on sand and part of the house is sitting below natural ground with retaining walls.

Fitted with solar panels, heat pump for the hot water, low temperature underfloor heating (on heat pump) this house is “future proof”.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Hydronic
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • steel water tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 27000l
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Light fixtures / fittings
      Tapware
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • recycled cellulose fiber
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 5
    • Floor Type:
    • fiberglass
    • Floor Rating:
    • 5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • recycled cellulose fiber
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • 5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 3.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Hempcrete injected in cavity
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 10
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 2500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 180m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 29: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 29kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Hemp
      Hempcrete
      Metal (Colorbond)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
frankston VIC 3199
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Mathieu Builder - Frankston
    • Designer
    • Mathieu Builder & Beth Marrocco

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