The Laneway House 2024

House Notes – The Laneway House

This is a TS4 Living home that provides a sanctuary within a busy mixed residential and commercial zoned area. Fronting onto a simple laneway the home creates ties with the surrounding materials that have been used for over a century; recycled brick and classic, semi-industrial iron profile facade. The entrance to the home hides behind the brick wall requiring you to look through the vertical unglazed opening to see a beautiful courtyard garden. It creates a journey of materials and planting as you travel towards the front door.

As you walk into the house you enter the kitchen area immediately feeling a sense of intimacy created by the lowered ceiling. Simple cabinetry and hanging shelves, combined with concrete worktops are uncluttered and it is not until you look into the living and dining area do you appreciate the high ceilings and shaded glazing that floods the home with natural, Northern light warming the concrete slab in the winter. This acts as a heat sink with the thermal mass releasing its stored energy during the evening helping to warm the internal temperatures during the cooler winter months.
High-level windows help ventilate the house and create air movement across the mezzanine floor and the open bedroom area which looks down onto the living area.

The home has 6.4kW solar array with an integrated battery. The home underwent thermographic imaging and pressure testing before completion and achieved an excellent air leakage result of 3.22ACH@50 representative of minimal building fabric air leakage. As a result, the home uses very little energy to heat in the winter and maintains a cool interior during Adelaide’s hottest summer periods without the need to run air conditioning more than only few hours a day.

This home combines both technical knowledge of thermal design with a deep understanding of materials, light, and space to create a home that ultimately exceeds our client’s expectations.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 65
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Rainwater tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 5000 lt
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Automation/controls
      Drapes/curtains
      Shade Sails
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Bricks
      Concrete
      Insulation
      Paving
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated reflected foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 5.2
    • External Walls Type:
    • TS4 designed lightweight PIR and glass batt wall construction
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 7.8
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 6.4kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 78.2 (kWh)
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $540,000 (2019)
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $675,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3750.00
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 145
    • 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
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Metal (Colorbond)

    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Pocket doors
      Stacking windows/doors
      Tilt and turn
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Rocker style light switches
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Native plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
Location
Mile End SA 5031
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Aria Homes
    • Designer
    • Paul Hendy, TS4 Living.

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