Rob & Bobbie’s House 2020

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Location
Mount Lofty QLD 4350
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Renew Toowoomba Branch
    • Builder
    • Ross Hogno Constructions
    • Designer
    • Eco Blueprints

About Rob & Bobbie’s House

Our goal in building this house was livability and flexibility. We wanted a house with an abundance of natural light, to be comfortable in both winter and summer, energy efficient and with the potential to accommodate working at home and multi-generational family living.

Optimising the northern aspect while minimising the impact of the west facing frontage was essential. With the garden in progress, the house is designed to blend into the environment with elegant simplicity.

Having lived in the house since Easter, we are thrilled with the way it has performed through winter. We have barely turned on the aircon unit and on the rare occasion it’s been used, we have to turn it off after an hour because the expansive living area is getting too hot.

Our home is very comfortable for the three generations living here and at this stage, there is not a thing we would do differently.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • poly tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 30,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Drapes/curtains
      Roller doors
      Shutters
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – polyester
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Energy star rating:
    • 7.4 stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3.3kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $550,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 271m2 (living + garage)
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)

    • Wall Materials
    • Linea board
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double hung
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation

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