West Leedie 2017

House Notes – West Leedie

– 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 


Sustainability Features

Years Open
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Multi-layered insulation/ventilation (winter/summer); shade sails; retractable roof;
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • 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
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Greywater system
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
      Storage connected to
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Water tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 8000+ litres
    • Storage connected to
    • Toilet
      Whole house
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Recycled timber for cladding and decking; Rapid renewable (bamboo) for first floor flooring
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Timber
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Roof - Anticon; First floor - Glasswool bats; Ground floor - Soundscreen + Living roof (west 25m2)
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • Roof - R1.3; First Floor - R4; Ground Floor - R2.5+Living Roof (25m2)
    • Floor Type:
    • First floor deltacore (air pocket), bamboo - soundscreen; Ground floor polished concrete - N/A
    • Floor Rating:
    • First floor - R2.5+ deltacore air pocket + living roof; Ground floor - N/A
    • 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
    • Internal / External Walls Rating:
    • Internal stud - R1.7; External double brick - R2; External cladded - R2x2+0.7
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
      Energy storage
    • House Size
    • 322m2 - 165m2 footprint on 476m2 land
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Universal Design Features
    • Disability access
      Adaptive design

    • Universal Design Features
    • 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.
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • 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
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Water wise plants
      Edible garden
      Native plants
      Green roofs

    • Healthy home features
    • Dulux Enviro Paint - Internal; Low VOC glues for flooring, joinery and fixings
West Leederville WA 6007
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Nulook Homes

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