Peter and Penny’s House 2024

House Notes – Peter and Penny’s House

Our house is a single fronted victorian terrace house extended at the rear with a two storey addition. We were attracted to the house by its long north facing garden, and a floor plan where most of the original house could be incorporated in the new design. We demolished the lean to bathroom at the rear and centralised a new bathroom in what was a third bedroom. The existing kitchen was refurbished. Beyond this is the laundry and staircase with provision for a lift, followed by the living area which looks over the deck and towards the garden. Further to the rear is an EV parking space and provision for a charger. At first floor level we added two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Sustainable features include:

  • Northern orientation, summer shading
  • Insulated concrete slab, roof and wall insulation.
  • Double glazing
  • PV panels and battery
  • Heat pump hot water
  • Ducted and split system heating and cooling
  • Rain water tank
  • Productive garden
  • Provision for electric car
  • LED lighting

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      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:
    • corrugated steel slimline tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Paving
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • r5
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • r2.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • reflective foil blanket
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • r1.7
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • r2
    • External Walls Rating:
    • r2.7
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 9kw
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $750000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Metal (Zincalume)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Casement
      Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lift/elevator
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Book exchange/library
      Compost all food scraps
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Location
brunswick VIC 3056
    • Housing Type:
    • terrace house
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Mitty and Price
    • Designer
    • Peter Dann Architect

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