Maureen and Trevor’s House 2020

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Location
St Andrews VIC 3761
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Clean Energy Nillumbik
    • Builder
    • Owner builder
    • Designer
    • Trevor Weichmann & Associates Pty Ltd

About Maureen and Trevor’s House

Our house started to take shape about 3 years ago, it is a work in progress.

Designed using passive solar principles to maximise thermal mass and cooling breezes. Constructed on a concrete slab with highly insulated timber framed corrugated iron clad walls and a corrugated iron roof. Particular attention has been paid to wall and ceiling insulation, double glazing, energy efficient lighting and sealing gaps/cracks.

All habitable rooms have a north aspect. Hot water is heated by a close coupled, roof mounted system and the house is heated by a radiant solid fuel heater in conjunction with ceiling fans. We are still in the process of organising a photovoltaic system.

You can also speak with homeowners directly on Saturday 19 September, online, as part of The Nillumbik Trail. Register here to participate.

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 6.4 stars using NatHERS accredited software.

Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

 

 

 

This home is supported by

 

 

 

This house is supported by Clean Energy Nillumbik and Nillumbik Shire Council.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Radiant solid fuel heater in conjunction with ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Blackwater system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation

    • Window Protection:
    • Fixed eaves
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 120.9MJ/m
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $220,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $10,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $5000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 19: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 19kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Louvre windows
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Semi recessed basins
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation

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