Lane House 2021

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House Notes – Lane House

We had lived for 28 years in an 1880s Qlder. Cold, draughty, hard to maintain, four bedrooms 1/4 of an acre garden. We no longer wanted or needed such a large house and garden. Downsized as children left home.

Low external maintenance. 18 x 370 LG panels with Enphase. Reclaim HWS. R2.7 walls, R 4 ceiling plus anticon R1.3. Miglas double glazing. Polished concrete floor throughout/tiles bathroom. 281 M2 block. One car garage plus bike shed. Courtyard. North facing house. 3 x 3000 lts rainwater tanks connected as required to toilets and washing machine, plus one garden tap.

Inner city laneway.

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This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.3 stars using NatHERS accredited software. Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • no idea
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • plastic tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 3 x 3000 lts
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds

    • Window Protection:
    • design covers it summer and winter
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • anticon
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • 1.3
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.66kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 4.78kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 480,000.00 Year 2020
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • no idea
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 140 m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Strong fittings like towel rails that can be used as hand rails
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Washing machine/dryer on plynth for easy access
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Renew Toowoomba Branch
    • Builder
    • Geoff Gibson Builders

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