Pics from the Sustainable Homes Day bus trip – part II
Part II of our Sustainable Homes Day bus odyssey.
House 2 – Safety Bay
Large north facing windows for solar passive design.
Features ‘Saunders’ window triange ‘gablette’ for extra solar access and air flow.
House is double insulated
Solar pergola has slats fixed at 35degrees for winter sun but summer shade
Alsinite over the pergola provides light but shelter from rain
Tiled floor helps retain heat from large north facing windows
Vegetable garden beds
Note structure and shade cloth at the end which can be pulled out in summer to provide a greenhouse shading plants during hot weather
House 3 – East Fremantle
Modern louvre windows allow good air flow but seal well and can be locked open or closed
Sliding wall allows separation of rooms as required for sound or heating isolation
Everbrite insulated translucent sheeting on the veranda allows light through but not heat
Steep block and plenty of windows for wonderful views, light and air, great indoor/outdoor feel
Clever use of under stairs space for office
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