Higgins House

 

Location | Wright, ACT

Date completed | October 2015

EER | 7.1 stars

Area | 127 m² 

Builder | 35 Degrees Pty Ltd

Photos | Ben Wrigley, August 2018

 
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Downsizer’s Dream

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Key Design Features & Influences

2 bed, 2 living, 2 bath, 2 outdoor entertaining areas

405m² skinny, north to the front

Single carport with integrated shed

Designed to the client's brief and budget using our Light House Modular approach

 

Sustainability Features

7.1 stars (predicted to require 30% less energy for heating and cooling compared to a 6 star design)

Air tightness of 6.8 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals – 3 to 4 times better than most Canberra homes; achieved using standard timber-frame construction methods ie. no special air barrier membrane was used, instead ceiling penetrations were minimised and attention to detail was used when lining the house with plasterboard.

Thoroughly insulated building envelope – R5 to the ceilings, R2.5 to the external walls, R1.5 to internal walls, R1 to the slab.

Vapour permeable membrane used to wrap the outside of the timber frame in the walls and roof – this taped membrane reduces air movement across the insulation and allows any water vapour in the wall and roof spaces to escape.

Apricus evacuated tube solar hot water system.