Trigg House 2020

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Location
Trigg WA 6029
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Solar Dwellings
    • Builder
    • Lifestyle Homes
    • Designer
    • Solar Dwellings

About Trigg House

This sustainable home in Trigg was designed specifically as a long term residence for a mature aged couple. The home is both comfortable and easily accessible for them, whilst still providing room for their much loved grandchildren. Universal access was a key feature of the design, not only to provide a home for the future but also so that friends and family with disabilities can visit and access the home.

Site constraints and client inclusion requirements limited north access and extended the easterly and westerly orientation.

To ensure comfortable temperatures year round, whilst reducing reliance on conditioning, windows to the east and west were minimilised, the garage and workshop have been located to provide air cells and exposed easterly and westerly walls have been upgraded to include Aircell cavity insulation.

Designed as an easy care, energy efficient home that will take this couple through their retirement years, whilst providing an inviting space for their beloved grandchildren and extended family. The kitchen is the focal point of the large open plan, light filled living area which adjoins the two outdoor cooking and alfresco areas.

  • Site constraints and client inclusion requirements limited north access and extended the easterly and westerly orientation
  • Windows to the east and west are minimilised, the garage and workshop have been located to provide air cells and exposed easterly and westerly walls have been upgraded to include Aircell TM cavity insulation
  • Landscaping includes vertical shading to the east to protect against hot easterly breezes.
  • The shaded courtyard (removable shade sails) and alfresco area provide further protection
  • Windows and doors have been situated to allow good cross flow ventilation
  • Western windows are protected from low angled summer sun by vertical shading provided by 1800m Colorbond fence (to be constructed by owner) on top of 1200m high retaining – total 3m vertical shading
  • Solar hot water system
  • Eco-vents TM x 2
  • Roof and ceiling insulation R 4.2 (R3 ceiling batts and R 1.2 Anticon TM roof insulation)
  • Photovoltaic cells 1.5KW, fed into grid system (Clients have option to increase to 2KW)
  • Tap ware 4-star water efficiency rating
  • Universal access to the ensuite bathroom and kitchen.
  • Ducted vacuuming throughout
  • Low Allergen, easy care flooring
  • Designed to eliminate dust traps
  • Bathroom design promotes easy clean and natural drying

Designed by Solar Dwellings

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2016
2018
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
      Pelmets
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Passive solar design principles
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4.0
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Aircell
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 1.5kW
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $410k in 2008
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 385m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Native plants
      Water wise plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation

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