Lockhart Rammed Earth House 2018

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Location
Nyora VIC 3987
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Energy Innovation Co-Op
    • Builder
    • JB carpentry, Rammed Earth by Olnee Constructions Oliver Petrovic
    • Designer
    • Sue Mitchell

About Lockhart Rammed Earth House

My home was designed to face north to catch the winter sun. Shaded by specially designed eaves to protect windows from summer heat. Situated downhill and sheltered from many of the icy south/west winds.
Built with rammed earth internal walls which collect thermal heat and help keep the home warm on those cold winter nights.
A rammed earth feature at the entrance acts as a sun trap.

Radial sawn, natural edged hardwood weatherboards that have been sustainably harvested are clad on the exterior walls. Built on concrete slab with floors finished in porcelain tiles. Top quality insulation to walls, ceiling and roof help keep the warnth in winter and cool in summer. Windows are double glazed and fixed in western red cedar. Highlight windows for added light and winter sun to reach the rammed earth wall.

OTHER SUSTAINABLE FEATURES: P.V. panels feed into grid, solar hot water, 5000gal rainwater tank (town water also available). Cooling/heating wood stove – also used for cooking, fans in all rooms. LED and low energy lighting.
Substantial orchard and vaggie patch for self sufficiency.

Designed by Sue Mitchell and built by JB carpentry, Rammed Earth by Olnee Constructions and owners

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 5000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight

    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Low energy light replacing with LED when they need replacing
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds

    • Window Protection:
    • Large eaves for northern light
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External Walls
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 1kW
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Rammed earth

    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Water wise plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation

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