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passivhaus

extension to an existing residential house in balgowlah, designed to a certified passivhaus standard. this extension will be built in cross-laminated timber (clt) with triple-glazing and highest energy efficiency.

 clt passivhaus in balgowlah (nsw),  2019

clt passivhaus in balgowlah (nsw), 2019

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 timelapse: clt installation in just 15 hours

timelapse: clt installation in just 15 hours

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 this 2-storey extension to an existing house from the late 1920s was erected in a tight backyard in Balgowlah. The budget of the house was very modest, though the quality needed to be decent to achieve a certified Passivhaus rating. The entire CLT structure was prefabricated offsite, including the stair and cutouts for lighting, power and equipment, and installed in just 15 hours over 2 days with the help of a 130t mobile crane.  The interior of the building will feature fully exposed timber walls, floors and ceilings, which in combination with the Passivhaus ventilation system will ensure a healthy indoor environment. The building is anticipated to work year round without the need for heating and cooling, due to the airtightness of the envelope, high insulation and triple glazed timber windows.  Also featured under inspiring projects on the ‘make it wood’ website:   make it wood - inspiring projects   and in The Australian Financial Review:   AFR 'How to speed up your home renovation, and save on energy bills"

this 2-storey extension to an existing house from the late 1920s was erected in a tight backyard in Balgowlah. The budget of the house was very modest, though the quality needed to be decent to achieve a certified Passivhaus rating. The entire CLT structure was prefabricated offsite, including the stair and cutouts for lighting, power and equipment, and installed in just 15 hours over 2 days with the help of a 130t mobile crane.

The interior of the building will feature fully exposed timber walls, floors and ceilings, which in combination with the Passivhaus ventilation system will ensure a healthy indoor environment. The building is anticipated to work year round without the need for heating and cooling, due to the airtightness of the envelope, high insulation and triple glazed timber windows.

Also featured under inspiring projects on the ‘make it wood’ website:

make it wood - inspiring projects

and in The Australian Financial Review:

AFR 'How to speed up your home renovation, and save on energy bills"