The Kingfisher House 2018

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House Notes – The Kingfisher House

Kingfisher House is a Recipe House home on a sloping site, using topography and lightweight building materials to achieve a sustainable and affordable house that provides flexibility, based on a 25-year life cycle analysis.

The main features of our home include:

  • Cross-ventilation and thermal mass
  • Efficient lighting
  • Energy monitoring
  • Drip irrigation for harvesting
  • Recycled fence posts for retaining wall
  • Solar hot water (flat panel)
  •  Renewable energy like solar PV off-grid.

Click here to read more about The Kingfisher House in LO winter issue, written by Tobias Volbert.

Watch a short movie explaining the Recipe House process and our passion for sustainability here.

This house is designed and built by Brett McKenzie Sustainable Pty Ltd.

To find out more about the NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) click here.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Thermal chimney
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Cross-ventilation and thermal mass
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above-ground rainwater storage
      Low-flow shower heads
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 22,500L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
      Laundry
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Recycled fence posts for retaining wall
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Concrete
      Paving
      Timber

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor

    • Floor Type:
    • Insulation underlay with bamboo underlay and bamboo flooring
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 7.8 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV off-grid
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 270m2
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Double brick
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Louvre windows
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Permaculture
      Native plants
Location
Upper Kedron QLD 4055
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Brett McKenzie, Sustainable Pty Ltd
    • Designer
    • Sustainable

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