Warehouse/Greenhouse 2021

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House Notes – Warehouse/Greenhouse

The design allows our family to live comfortably and peacefully just meters away from busy main roads in a draughty warehouse that was never intended for residential living.

We’re now surrounded by warm, quiet open spaces and abundant greenery in our little low energy oasis.

Careful attention to air tightness not only protects us from the elements but also keeps garage fumes and other smells from our home business operations out.

Subtle Japanese influences in the entry and bathroom connect us to our heritage, all whilst retaining the character of the original building both inside and out.

Photography by Tom Ross. tomross.xyz

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.1 stars using NatHERS accredited software.

Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2020
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Heat recovery ventilation system
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
    • Water heating:
    • Water heated by PV system
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 70L
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Slimline steel tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 3,000L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Australian eco-ply internal cladding, C-D grade, whitewashed
      Australian made slip resistant bathroom tiles
      Recycled timber benches, stair treads and trusses from demolished roof
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Decking
      Light fixtures / fittings
      Timber
      Toilet
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.8
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 5.475
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 4kWh
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 233m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Metal (Zincalume)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Tilt and turn
    • Universal Design Features
    • Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No Corner cupboards
      Slip resistant flooring
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Automated ventilation system
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      Wax based sealer/finish
Location
Brunswick VIC 3056
    • Housing Type:
    • Apartment
    • Project Type:
    • Retrofit/addition
    • Builder
    • Never Stop Group
    • Designer
    • Breathe Architecture

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