House 255 2021

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House Notes – House 255

House255 is a breath of fresh air!

These clients were on a mission to downsize and create a practical family home incorporating 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study and most importantly no wasted space!

Having selected a manageable lot size, they wanted to take advantage of every inch and ensure the overall design was as energy-efficient as possible, without overcapitalizing on the overall investment.

The lot was challenged with a high BAL rating of 29, regardless these costs were well balanced and this home design achieved a very impressive 8.1-star energy rating. North-facing orientation, shading, bulk insulation, thermal mass, smart glazing, passive solar heating, and cooling have all been applied to help maintain a comfortable temperature range in this home all year round.

Aesthetically the home is simple but impressively modern and sleek, from the initial design stage, the owners made very practical and cost-effective selections to ensure all costs associated were balanced with passive design objectives.

A sun study was completed on the design to ensure the northern eave above the outside entertaining deck would provide adequate shade at appropriate times throughout the seasons. The extra carport space at the rear of the home also doubles as a private sheltered outdoor space.

The home has received much popularity on various social media platforms now having its own hashtag #house255. The young family occupying the home are extremely happy with all elements and feel the passive design efforts are extremely rewarding and have created a sense of wellness within the home!

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Earth covering
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      External window hoods/surrounds
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.3
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • 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
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Reverse Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double hung
      Louvre windows
      Low-e, films
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Collie WA 6225
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • White Building Co Pty Ltd
    • Designer
    • Arcadia Building Design

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