Marrickville Hempcrete House 2016

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House Notes – Marrickville Hempcrete House

The Marrickville Hempcrete house is an exciting project that shows how acoustic requirements for aircraft noise can be met, without compromising on thermal performance and aesthetics.The design challenge was to create a better living space for a family of four without increasing the site coverage.

The existing footprint has not been increased on the ground floor but reconfigured to improve circulation, usability and connection to the backyard. A mere 35 square meters has been added on the first floor. The result is a generous house that provides three bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms, laundry, generous kitchen dining area and outdoor space on a 197.5sqm site.

This is a renovation that incorporates basic passive design principles combined with clients who weren’t afraid to be bold with new materials, texture and colour. Special thanks to a dedicated group of consultants, suppliers and a ambitious builder working collaboratively throughout the process.

Read more about Hempcrete House in Sanctuary 36

Photographs: Lena Barridge @ The Corner Studio

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

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2016
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
      Thermal chimney
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Drip irrigation
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Hempcrete, Recycled hardwood
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Timber
      Insulation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • metaldeck roof with hempcrete insulation, magensium oxide ceiling
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.8
    • Floor Type:
    • Insulated Concrete slab
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Hempcrete & timber stud with magnesium oxide fire rated wall
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • Hempcrete R2.85 & Fire rated wall R2.5
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $8000 for Solar Hot Water. Top end appliances including rangehood and oven
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • Hot Water, Heating & lighting still to be estimated. Significantly lower gas bill for hot water and heating.
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 130 sqm
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Clerestory windows
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Composting
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • VOC free paint, joinery and floor finish
Location
Marrickville NSW 2204
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
      Tiny Home
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Nick Sowden - Sowden Building

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