Jan 14, 2019 6:38 pm
We have settled on a certain design that we love, and now I'm trying to figure out what would be the best type of block to buy to maximize passive heating and cooling.
The house we are building is 11.5m wide and the block of land will be 16-18m wide and 32m deep.
There will be a plunge pool to the right of the dining/living area.
Would it make more sense to have the Northern Aspect hitting the back of the house (South facing block) or the Northen Aspect hitting the right side where the pool will be? (East facing block)
We will be building in the Adelaide Hills which doesn't seem to get too hot in summer but very cold in winter.
Building in Springlake Mount Barker SA
Re: Best block orientation for forever home3
Jan 14, 2019 7:20 pm
I’d say the right side, as your living areas and alfresco would get it too. And then the back will be west facing, being a shorter side less shading from the west sun will be needed.
If the back faces north, all your bedrooms are going to get the west sun and be hot just when you want to go to bed!
Re: Best block orientation for forever home4
Jan 14, 2019 9:21 pm
At this stage a visit to the Federal Gov't "Your Home" site is a must, if you haven't been there yet. So much practical stuff to read on azimuth/orientation/insulation/construction etc. You'll enjoy!
With minimum space available in your current design, it bleeds an awful lot of space to transit and lavatory enclosures. Maybe worth a thought?
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