Stanmore Renovation 2020

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Location
Stanmore NSW 2048
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Creative Habitat
    • Designer
    • Delisle Hunt Wood Pty Ltd

About Stanmore Renovation

The house needed renovating because the existing roof was rusting, the upstairs bedrooms overheated in summer and were cold in winter and the middle of the house was dark needing lights on during the day.

The renovation aimed to retain as much of existing structure as possible and only added 10m2 of new floor area yet significantly improved the comfort and amenity of the home. The original part of the home had insulation added and existing doors and windows were sealed. The new extension of the top floor was designed to maximise winter sun coming in yet control summer sun.

Other sustainable features include:

• R4.0 Rockwool insulation batts to all roofs and R2.5 to new walls
• Breathable membranes wraps to all roofs and new walls.
• Adding natural light and cross ventilation
• New timber windows with Comforthush glazing
• 3 kW PV system with timer to electric storage water heater
• Low VOC Paints internally, mineral paints externally
• Lighting – LED – minimal recessed downlights
• Wool/bamboo carpet
• Weathertex wall cladding
• Replace old inefficient unhealthy gas heater for efficient heat pump
• 4 star shower heads, 5 star taps, 4 star toilets
• Recycled bricks used in retaining walls
• Native plants/vegies/worm farm in garden

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
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
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Original electric storage heater but now fitted with timer to come on during the day when PV is generating
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 127L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves
      Honeycomb blinds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Kept extension to a minimum so as to keep small footprint for house - 123m2 but three bedrooms Use of breathable membranes wraps to all roofs and new walls Demolished bricks recycled in retaining walls in garden Add natural light and cross ventilation including original fanlights Wool/bamboo carpet Replace old inefficient unhealthy gas heater for efficient heat pump 4 star showerheads, 5 star taps, 4 star toilets
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Copper pipes/fittings
      Doors
      Metal sheeting
      Paving
      Roofing material
      Timber
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Rockwool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Rockwool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Rockwool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Rockwool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 4.5 kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $290,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $15,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $300
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 125m2
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)

    • Wall Materials
    • Weathertex cladding external
    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement
      Double hung
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors

    • Window and Door Types
    • Clear Low E - Viridian Comforthush for acoustic purposes - under flight path
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Slip resistant flooring
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Local indigenous plants
      Organic
      Water wise plants
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Book exchange/library
      Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish

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