The Seebrees 2017

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House Notes – The Seebrees

The Seebreez in Manly is a light filled modern home that promotes the cooling summer breezes through the louvre windows to help keep this home cool in summer. Designed using passive solar principles minimsing the need for mechanical heating and cooling. The timber louvres on the exterior of the home are at an angle that will allow light to filter through the home in winter yet keeps the heat of summer from penetrating the walls.

Rainwater is collected and waters the roof garden and green wall, it has also been plumbed to the laundry in the future.

Reused and recycled materials have been used where possible like the sandstone for landscaping, bricks from old patio all used for foundation work, timber railway sleepers used for external shower and landscaping, copper piping from old plumbing used in kitchen, laundry and external shower. All leftover timber offcuts are now in the woodpile for the woodburner.

This home was designed by Matt Elkan Architect and built by Bangalley Building
Photography by Simon Whitbread

Matt Elkan regularly volunteers his time for Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in NSW

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

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2017
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heated using electricity from PV system
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Storage connected to
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • PVC - connects to roof garden and wall and set up for laundry
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 5000l
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Sandstone, railway sleepers, copper pipes
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Timber

RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect

    • Renewable energy
    • 5kW system
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • Window and Door Types
    • Low-e, films
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Green walls
      Green roofs
Location
Manly Vale NSW 2100
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
      Renovation
    • Builder
    • Bangalley Building

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