Pavillions on Hilltop 2024

House Notes – Pavillions on Hilltop

Pavilion’s on Hilltop is a response to a design brief by my parents to create a sustainable home with low running costs, in which they can comfortably age in place.

Good design should consider a number of factors to achieve a home that is comfortable, light-filled, well insulated, energy efficient and built beyond Australia’s relatively poor construction standards.

Hilltop captures Eastern and Northern light to all living and recreation spaces whilst providing early shading and minimal exposure to any Western Summer Sun. Dual courtyards provide entertaining and ancillary functions to grow vegetables or just relax. View corridors of the Brindabella Mountains are captured from the living areas and recreation rooms.

The design allows the occupants a step free access from their bedroom to living and kitchen functions and has threshold free wet areas. The home is easily further adaptable to age in place as their last residence.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Hydronic
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • polytanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 6000L over 3 tanks
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Eaves
      External window hoods/surrounds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Cladding
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 5.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Wafflepod
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • 2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.5
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $600,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 194m2 incl garage & store
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Metal (Colorbond)

    • Wall Materials
    • Newtek Recycled cladding
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Pocket doors
      Skylights
      Tilt and turn
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No Corner cupboards
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
      Washing machine/dryer on plynth for easy access
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
Location
Strathnairn ACT 2615
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Rosin Brothers
    • Designer
    • Johnathan Drury

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