Ipswich Granny Flat – Affordable Housing 2020

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Location
North Ipswich QLD 4305
    • Housing Type:
    • Granny Flat (under 60m2)
    • Project Type:
    • Rebuild of granny flat after 2018 arson attack
    • Builder
    • Kendi Homes
    • Designer
    • Ipswich Granny Flats

About Ipswich Granny Flat – Affordable Housing

House under construction –  will add more information and photos as the build goes on

To create an affordable housing option – targeting mature age women over 55. This group is the fastest growing demographic of homeless persons in Australia.

The house is 50m2 internal living space with 50m2 of two decks over 2 levels under the roofline. It is an open plan kitchen area, leading out to the first of the two decks (tiled deck). This could be used as a seperate dining area – overlooking the landscaped backyard. Three steps down to the lower timber deck could be your informal outdoor living area. There are many flexible options for the use of the spaces, depending on the needs of the owner.

And sustainable design doesn’t have to cost the earth. The granny flat is designed site specific, offering affordability and flexibility to suit the owners personal needs. There is plenty of storage space for its size, with the opportunity to change internal uses.

Some of the many features at a glance include :

– Passive solar orientation (living areas face north)
– R1.5 wall insulation
– Light colour colour bond roof (Surfmist)
– Anticon blanket under colour bond roof
– R3.5 ceiling insulation
– Minimum window west facing, protected by tall fence and neighbours large Jacaranda tree
– 3m high internal ceilings
– Recycled timbers / materials throughout

Designed and built by Ipswich Granny Flats

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Instantaneous electric wall system
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Plastic rainwater tank from carport gutters
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 1,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      External window hoods/surrounds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Appliances
      Basins/sinks
      Bricks
      Decking
      Doors
      Paving
      Stairs
      Timber
      Wine barrels/crates
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • In additional to batts
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R5.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Energy star rating:
    • 6 star
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $195,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 50m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Louvre windows
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Universal access
    • Universal Design Features
    • Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Window openings easily accessible
      Various heights for benches in kitchens
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish

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