Milton’s Hidden Eco Oasis 2020

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Location
Milton NSW 2538
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Green Draft
    • Designer
    • Green Draft

About Milton’s Hidden Eco Oasis

Nestled between the wilderness of the Budawang Ranges and a crystal clear ocean is a hidden eco home that integrates a healthy synergy between home, body and earth…

Based around sustainability, longevity, energy and water efficiency, solar passive and biophilic principles with respect for the earth and elements, it’s beautifully comfortable all year round. Facing north, the home is immersed with warmth and light from the sun, while being shaded and cooled in summer by large eaves and positioned to take advantage of prevailing winds.

Built from structural insulated panels, the walls and roof are highly insulated and complemented by high performance double glazed windows and doors with thermally broken frames, located for maximum light and solar gain and cross ventilation.

A 6kW solar system generates more power than is needed and a Sanden Heat Pump gives a plentiful supply of hot water accessed from a 19,000L water tank.

A detached studio with ensuite could offer multi-generational living, an extra income, office, yoga space or just a lovely area for guests. Bamboo has been planted around the boundary to create more oxygen and filter the harsh western sun and winds and as a green privacy screen for neighbours. Sustainable, efficient and healthy, this is a divine eco oasis.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 19,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Panels cut off site to size for less waste on site Soft plastic sorted and sent for recycling Cardboard recycled Any foam recycled
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Bathroom cabinets
      Floorboards
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor

    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.8
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - natural wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Other Insulation Methods:
    • Structural Insulated Panels - walls and roof
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panel system
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.8
    • External Walls Type:
    • Insulated panel system
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6kW
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Metal (Colorbond)
      Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Pocket doors
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Contrasting colours and material for vision impaired
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Pocket doors so that cabinet doors are out of the way
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Organic
      Swales
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Plastic free household
      Recycle
      Repair
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
      Wax based sealer/finish

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