Wayville Sustainable House 2024

House Notes – Wayville Sustainable House

Our Adelaide home is a heritage Adelaide home that was reimagined it to become a flexible, multi-generational sustainable home. We’ve designed it to be a highly airtight, all-electric home with 21kW Solar PV, Heat Pump and EV charging. We’ve created a lush biodiversity-rich native wetland and permaculture garden that has been designed to be productive and comfortable amidst the harsh and changing South Australian climate.

Our home was a finalist for the Master Builder’s Association South Australia home of the year in 2023 and was featured in Sanctuary Magazine Issue 65.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      External planting
      Heat recovery ventilation system
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
      Heat pump
      Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 150
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Poly Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 18000
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Tesla Model Y 2022 RWD
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Shade Sails
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • 18000L rainwater collection to supply pond, toilets and gardening Water wally greywater system Efficient tapware and fixtures including Methven Kiri Satinjet 4.5L/min showerheads Offsite pre-fabricated framing for accuracy, minimal waste and speed of installation Pro Climate Extasana Air tight wrapping to provide close to passivehaus airtightness Reclaim 315L Heat Pump hot water system North and East facing courtyard for passive solar gain into extension Polished concrete slab and reverse block veneer wall for thermal mass Eaves design to exclude summer sun Pergola with edible grapevine to shade western wall Decidious Trellis to courtyard to cover excess summer sun Fujitsu ducted RCAC into existing and new parts of the house Eglo Noosa ceiling fans in bedrooms and living areas Surfmist colour used on external cladding and colorbond roof to minimise solar gain and urban island heat effect DIY acrylic secondary glazing on original glass Airtight LED downlights and fixtures from The Lighting Impact Westinghouse Induction Cooktop Asko electric combi steam oven Dulux Low-VOC paints Productive garden with fiver raised permaculture garden beds, citrus and stonefront orchard, native edibles, grapes and olive trees Birdbox, native bee hotel and polinator garden Native wetland by SA Waterscapes Tesla Model Y EV
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls

    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 7
    • Other Insulation Methods:
    • Slab edge insulation
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Blow in – mineral fibres
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • 2.6
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 2.6
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 21
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 3
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 1300000 (2022)
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 1300000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 4000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 266
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Double brick
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
      Universal access
      Wheelchair accessible
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      No stairs/steps
      No Corner cupboards
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Bird-nesting boxes
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Natural swimming pool
      Water wise plants
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours

    • Other Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Buy Nothing Group
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Wayville SA 5034
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Enduro Builders
    • Designer
    • Mountford Williamson

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