Kendenup House 2019

Address
Kendenup WA 6323
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Country Home
    • Builder
    • Owner Builder
    • Designer
    • Owner designed

This owner designed and built double storey home has many aspects of true sustainability:

  • orientation
  • colour
  • airflow
  • thermal mass
  • sustainable and recycled timbers
  • natural light
  • shade
  • solar panels
  • own water supply
  • wood heating
  • sustainable vegetable gardens with sustainable fertilising practices and fruit trees.

The running costs are minimal, the solar panels almost make a zero cost to electricity, the wood heating also can be used to cook meals. Independent water supply, 92,000L from six water tanks meets all our household and garden needs.

The outdoor area which flows from the indoors has a unique design with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and pizza oven along with seating, gardens and recycled stones, looking out to a beautiful relaxing countryside.

This property has been our passion of sustainability, the house took us ten years to build with most of that time doing homework, seeking timbers and getting invaluable advice from a family member who works for a City Town Planning Firm.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Geothermal
    • Water heating:
    • Other
    • Water heating:
    • Instantaneous
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Low flow shower heads
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 40L
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 92,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Whole house
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Drapes/curtains
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Power poles
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Basins/sinks
      Kitchen cabinets
      Power poles
      Rocks/stone
      Timber
      Other
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – cellulose fibre
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • Summer 5 units. Winter 7 units
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $250,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $25,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5250
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • BAL Rating
    • N/A
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
      Metal (Colorbond)
      Solar tiles
    • Wall Materials
    • Insulated panels or blocks
      Stone
      Timber
      Other
    • Wall Materials
    • Outdoor colorbond and indoor sustainable timbers
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Disability access
      Multi-generational
      Universal access
      Wheelchair access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Window openings easily accessible
      Various heights for benches in kitchens
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 5
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
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 oil sealer/finishes
      No carpets