MAAP House – The Cellito Custom MAAP 04.01 2021

House Notes – MAAP House – The Cellito Custom MAAP 04.01

Our passion was to have an individual, functional, customised home that is low maintenance, environmentally sustainable, energy efficient and affordable, with the added benefit of being cost effective into the future.

Taking full advantage of the aspect of the property with the floor plan layout designed to ensure optimal sunshine and warmth during winter via strategic placement of windows, efficiently heating the home during the day and providing cosy, sunny warm reading nooks, while taking advantage of the shade from eaves and covered decks, with banks of louvre windows for cross ventilation providing cool breezes in the summer.

The fully insulated walls, floors and ceilings combined with the use of honeycomb cellular blinds and fully lined drapes all add to the thermal comfort and minimise the need for alternative heating and cooling.
Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water system reduces water heating costs and LED lighting helps reduce our electricity consumption.

Well placed windows and 2.7m ceilings help give a light airy feel to the house. The low maintenance finish to the walls, ceiling and floors cuts down on cleaning product used and cleaning time, very easy to clean only requiring a wipe over with a damp cloth in most instances, and the added health / allergy bonus of being mildew resistant.

Being vermin and pest proof negates the need for pesticides to eliminate or eradicate pests.

The onsite wet composting system takes care of human waste as well as vegetable waste. With no pumps or chemicals needed it is environmentally friendly and cost friendly.

Multiple water tanks to harvest rainwater from entire roof area, provides drinking water, all household water use as well as garden and firefighting supply. Water use is minimised with the installation of low flow toilet flush, taps, and shower heads this property is totally self-sufficient with no town water connections.

Small carbon footprint with the type of building materials used and the benefit of being able to recycle the components or if needed the entire structure can be relocated, replaced, added to, re-use part or all of the existing house.

Less waste during construction with the components being manufactured in a factory means less materials ending up in landfill.
Minimal impact on existing landscape and infrastructure with the installation of the house onto steel piers and bearers being craned into place. No concrete is used in the construction of the house.
The exterior colour selections were made specifically to blend in with the natural bush setting.

Sustainability Features

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    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Worm farm septic tank system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Concrete, Plastic and Metal Tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • Approx 50,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
      Honeycomb blinds

    • Window Protection:
    • Wide eaves; covered decks
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Reclaimed timber used for internal staircase handrail. Steel frames can be fully recycled, unsure of percentage of recycled steel used for each frame.
    • Sustainable materials:
    • The full lifecycle of the building has been considered. The whole house could be dismantled and re-used or recycled at the end of it's current use. The panilised building system allows for easy future extensions allowing us to build what we need as we need it. This reduces our material consumption initially and the generation of landfill waste later if an extension is required.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Benchtops

    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • SIP's Roof and SIP's Ceiling
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - natural wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Reflective insulation as well as natural wool batts
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
      Solar PV off-grid
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $480K 2020
    • House Size
    • 220m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 29: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 29kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (steel frame)
      Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Louvre windows
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      Rocker style light switches
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring

    • Universal Design Features
    • Height and location of power points, window openings, lever handle door knobs, bench heights, self-closing external doors and space around toilets etc., options are as per the clients preference/requirements.
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Landscaping and garden is in early stages, very much a work in progress
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Water wise plants

    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Waste free/reduced construction site

    • Other Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Recycle all coffee grounds and tea bags
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Wax based sealer/finish

    • Healthy Home
    • Mildew resistant finish to walls, floors and ceilings
Bulahdelah NSW 2423
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • EF Building Solutions
    • Designer
    • MAAP House Pty Ltd

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