The Shed – Eco Granny Flat 2020

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Location
Naremburn NSW 2065
    • Housing Type:
    • Granny Flat (under 60m2)
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • More Than OK Building
    • Designer
    • Anderson Architecture + Louise Sullivan design

About The Shed – Eco Granny Flat

A passive solar home tucked neatly into the backyard in place of the original shed, this light-filled secondary dwelling on Sydney’s North Shore is an exemplar of sustainable downsizing.

Sean’s Shed and Den’s Dunny (family history) on the northern border have been retained because we love them. The interior WC has recycled door and the petrol pump has been an installation on the property for possibly 80 years.

Water-wise garden philosophy: Apart from the kitchen garden, soon after infancy, it’s ‘survive and thrive’ or ‘what will be, will be’!

Designed by Anderson Architecture with Louise Sullivan Design and built by More Than OK Building.

Article written by Rebecca Gross and professional photos taken by Nick Bowers

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2018
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Gas instantaneous water heating
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Underground
    • Underground rainwater storage type:
    • Concrete
    • Underground rainwater storage Size:
    • 10,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Sean's Shed and Den’s Dunny (family history)
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Doors
      Timber

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      External walls
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.6
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.05
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.8 Stars
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 60m2
    • Roof
    • Green roof
      Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Metal (Colorbond)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Plastic free household
      Recycle
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

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