Weelam-ik* 2020

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Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape Sustainable Development
    • Builder
    • TS Constructions
    • Designer
    • Workshop Architecture adapted by Beaumont Concepts

About Weelam-ik*

Weelam-ik means “our house – where do you live?” in the Boon Wurrung language. Our home was built to provide a comfortable canvas that we could adapt to the needs of our growing family. We capture warmth from winter sun through our north facing deck, windows, darker polished concrete and recycled brick wall. We will also use vegetation, cross ventilation, and fans to stay cool in summer. Of key importance to our design was capturing natural light, using healthy building materials, and ensuring our house was open and inviting so that we could interact with our neighbours.

Pre-approved design by Workshop Architecture adapted by Beaumont Building Design and built by TS Constructions

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.1 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Recycled content in plasterboard
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Timber

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $432,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 151m2
    • Roof
    • Metal
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber

    • Wall Materials
    • Weatherboard, Weathertex claddings
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Double hung
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No stairs/steps
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish

    • Healthy Home
    • Wood and EO cabinetry, Wool carpets

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