West Leedie 2017

West Leedie
West Leederville WA 6007
10am to 1pm
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Nulook Homes
House Size
322m2 - 165m2 footprint on 476m2 land
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

– Solar passive design i.e. no conditioning, natural light, heating and cooling;
– Universal design and future proofing – changeable structure i.e. stud walls, and pre-lay, separately metred and switching for plumbing and electrical to split building into 3 separate fully contained apartments. Ground floor design considers universal access;
– Footprint – limited paving/concrete paths to allow ground water replenishment, limited building footprint on physical land area to promote bio-diversity;
– Storm proof – Upgraded to N2 for structure to handle 33metres/second wind
– Water re-use – fully plumbed grey-water system
– Water capture and storage fully plumbed into house – 8000+litre tank system
– Water efficient fixtures and fittings
– Bio-diversity – no monoculture, multiple climates in operation, living roof, natural shading, integration and rejuvenation of natural habitat, indoor air quality, recycled timber and rapid renewable, nature play
– Energy efficiency – roof, ceiling and wall insulation, solar, battery storage, metering, solar hot water and storage on roof, no gas as fossil fuel, reversible ceiling fans in all living spaces, sealed LED lighting throughout, double and low-e comfort glazing
– Limited use of PVC and volatile organic compounds i.e. Formaldahyde, across paints, glues, joinery
– E-Tool Gold rating – lifecycle assessment
– 8 Star Energy Efficiency Assessment
– Waste – design for disassembly, recycle or organic breakdown – no composites. Compost system
– Food production – 7 fruit trees and 4 x large raised vegetable garden beds
– Fully operational office
– Indoor environment quality – excellent ventilation and air flow, natural lighting, indoor biodiversity, dual use spaces
– Sustainable mobility – proximity to bus, train, walk, cycle, local attractions

Architect: Solar Dwellings – Griff Morris http://www.solardwellings.com.au/about-us/our-team/griff-morris

Builder: Nulook Homes http://www.nulookhomes.com.au/ 

This property has disability access.

This home is on the WA SHD Bus Tour being run by Solar Dwellings if you would like to climb on board to see this home plus 5 other houses (one of which is only open for the bus tour) and have lunch at Hilton Harvest you can book tickets here or contact Solar Dwellings on 08 9444 4400 or email shd@solardwellings.com.au

Designed by Solar Dwellings- Griff Morris,  Built by Nulook Homes 



Years Open
Universal Design Features
Disability access
Adaptive design
Separate access, separately metered plumbing and hot water, electrical and internal stud wall configuation to allow building to be divided into either 2 x 2 bedroom apartments or 3 x 1 bedroom apartments in future.
Window and door types
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Recycled and reused
Sustainable materials
Recycled timber for cladding and decking; Rapid renewable (bamboo) for first floor flooring
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Roof - Anticon; First floor - Glasswool bats; Ground floor - Soundscreen + Living roof (west 25m2)
Rating: Roof - R1.3; First Floor - R4; Ground Floor - R2.5+Living Roof (25m2)
Insulation - Internal/external walls
Type: Internal stud - Soundscreen bats; External double brick - Aircell Permicav; External cladded/reverse brick vaneer - multi-layered aircell x2 + CSR Bradford Martini Polyester Absorb XDH25 x1
Rating: Internal stud - R1.7; External double brick - R2; External cladded - R2x2+0.7
Insulation - Under floor
Type: First floor deltacore (air pocket), bamboo - soundscreen; Ground floor polished concrete - N/A
Rating: First floor - R2.5+ deltacore air pocket + living roof; Ground floor - N/A
Healthy home
Dulux Enviro Paint - Internal; Low VOC glues for flooring, joinery and fixings
Connected to gas?
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Energy storage
Water heating
Solar hot water (flat panel)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Light coloured roof and wall materials - except timber; Multi-layered insulation on first floor cladding; Living roof on first floor with 5m high deciduous tree configuration to cover first floor west wall and glazing;
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Multi-layered insulation/ventilation (winter/summer); shade sails; retractable roof;
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground storage
Greywater system
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Storage connected to
Garden / Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Native plants
Green roofs
No mono-culture - 23 biodiverse mature trees planted; 6 specific hydrozones; 4 x micro-climates; 18m2 sir walter buffalo grass; crushed limestone; eco-mulch; soil conditioning to 300mm - compost, native potting mix and mature tree mix