The Anchorage Strawbale House 2021

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House Notes – The Anchorage Strawbale House

A delightful and comfortable strawbale house designed to take advantage of the sun, including:

  • Strawbale construction with lime render inside and out
  • Passive solar design
  • Internal brick walls for extra thermal mass
  • Masonry wood heater built into staircase for passive thermal mass
  • Double-glazed windows constructed from recycled toughened glass doors
  • Polished concrete floors
  • Post and beams from on-site timbers
  • Recycled local timber
  • Tank water and mains connectivity
  • Solar/gas hot water
  • Native garden and grasses
  • Solar electricity

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2018
2019
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Masonry wood heater
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Low flow shower heads
    • Storage connected to
    • Whole house
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Bathroom cabinets
      Doors
      Glass
      Light fixtures
      Timber
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      External walls
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R6.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Straw (stawbale walls)
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $250,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 190m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 29: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 29kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Concrete blocks
      Strawbale
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Lime render/wash
Location
Moruya Heads NSW 2537
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Paul Cook
    • Designer
    • Paul Cook

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