The Bungalow 2020

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Location
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
    • Housing Type:
    • Display Home
      Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
      New Build
    • Open with support of
    • The Cape Sustainable Development
    • Builder
    • The Sociable Weaver Group
    • Designer
    • The Sociable Weaver

About The Bungalow

The Bungalow is a small footprint, minimalist three-bedroom home that invites the inhabitants to strip back their lives to focus on the things that are really important in life.

A light-filled double-height raked ceiling in the living area creates a beautiful sense of space. While a European laundry and a mezzanine study nook make clever use of this compact design.

Outdoors, the external facade has been designed to allow greenery to grow over the entire home, changing colours with the seasons—a beautiful way to feel more connected to nature’s cycles.

This home truly connects you back to nature and to your self.

 

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.5 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2020
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
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Sustainably sourced timber, non-toxic paints, plant-based oil/sealers, organic linens, wool carpet
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – natural wool
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Wool batts
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – natural wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3.8 kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $350,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2,500
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 112 m2
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)

      Timber

    • Wall Materials
    • Metal Cladding
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors

    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement windows and timber windows
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

    • Healthy Home
    • No mechanical temperature regulation

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