Campbell Dual Occupancy
Location | Campbell, ACT
Date completed | November 2013
EER | 7.3 stars
Area | 151m²
Builder | Jigsaw Housing
Images | Rod Vargas
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Pared back simplicity
Our highly engaged client – one of the participants in our very first community workshops on how to build an affordable, energy efficient house – was familiar with the idea of exploring ‘what is a home’ and keen to create a high degree of comfort from pared back essentials to simplify life in retirement.
Sited on a previously under-used section of garden at the rear of the block, the house is positioned for optimal northern orientation and to provide a sense of privacy from the main home.
The generous living room with study faces north and overlooks the garden; double glazed windows are positioned to capture winter sun and frame bushland views; and the two bedroom / two bathroom floor plan easily accommodates regular visitors from interstate.
2 bed, 1 living & 2 bathrooms
1556m² sloping site with orientation of north to the side
Second-self sufficient dwelling connected to existing house
Customised joinery including robes, kitchen and study space
Floor finishes include; timber and tiles
Northern facing deck connected to the main living space
High levels of insulation in walls (R2.5) and ceilings (R5)
R1 insulation to slab edge
Vapour permeable building wrap to control moisture and reduce air movement past insulation
Testing to ensure building envelope integrity: thermographic inspection of insulation and fan depressurisation to ensure airtightness
Window and eave sizes optimised through scientific analysis and collaboration with architect
Small electric radiator panels for heating
Ceiling fans for cooling
PVC double-glazed tilt and turn windows
All communal/living spaces have northern glazing