Murrogun 2020

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Location
Central Coast NSW 2250
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Paul Zaia
    • Designer
    • Aspect Z

About Murrogun

We co-designed this home with a local architect/builder in 2018-19. The aim was to be as sustainable as we could, by thoughtful use of materials and passive design, while also drawing on traditional French provincial styles.

Building in a bushfire prone region also meant factoring in BAL requirements upfront and along the way. Features include water tanks, on-site sewer management, heat pump for hot water and rooftop solar. We love living in our new home and are proud of what we achieved – we hope to share a few tips with you!

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 5.4 stars using NatHERS accredited software.

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

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

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2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Blackwater system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow taps
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 0.2kL
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Colorbond Tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 25,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
      Eaves
      Honeycomb blinds
      Pelmets
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Appliances
      Decking
      Floorboards
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk Insulation, reflective and anti-glare
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R1.3
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Foil, anti-glare one side + Bulk Insulation
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 5.4
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2.5kWh
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 40: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 40kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)

    • Wall Materials
    • Fibre cement
    • Window and Door Types
    • Bi Fold
      Casement
      Clerestory windows
      Double hung
      Louvre windows
      Low-e, films
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Multi-generational
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • No stairs/steps
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Bird-nesting boxes
      Chickens
      Composting
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Swales
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation

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