The Mill House I 2019

Address
Coombs ACT 2611
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Chosen Charity
    • The Motor Neurone Disease Association NSW
    • Builder
    • 360 Building Solutions
    • Designer
    • The Mill: Architecture + Design

This project called for an inviting family home that invested a small budget carefully, in the areas that would provide the highest impact on the dwelling’s performance and amenity. Employing passive techniques, investments were made in thermal mass, insulation, air tightness and triple glazed, thermally-broken timber windows.

The result is an engaging three bedroom home with 8-star performance. Of particular interest are:

  • – Passive principles including north facing living and bedroom areas, strictly limited east/west glazing, and placement of garage to provide heat/wind block, high thermal mass, high insulation
  • Recycled bricks for feature elements and thermal mass
  • Triple glazed, thermally broken timber windows (U- Value 0.8, SHGC 0.5)
  • Thermally broken, solid core, fully air tight internal door between Garage and Dwelling
  • High level insulation to walls and roof
  • 4000L rainwater tank, with 100% of roof feeding to tank
  • LED downlights generally
  • Mulched garden beds with low water plants
  • Ceiling fans to all living areas and bedrooms

Designed by The Mill: Architecture + Design and built by 360 Degree Building Solutions

All donations on the day will go to The Motor Neurone Disease Association NSW

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2015
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
      Laundry
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Pelmets
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Timber stud, weatherboard cladding
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.7
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $400,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $50,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 157m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Triple glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Edible garden
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation