Videos

A 15 year old volume built house in Torquay, Victoria has been stripped back to its bones and we have taken photographs and video during the process, so that you can see what you get from a volume built house and how this one held up after 15 years. The house has then been retrofitted to Passive House (Passivhaus) standards (with the exception of insulating the concrete slab) and a new home created that adheres to Building Biology principles for the Building Biologist and his family living in the home.

A close look at every aspect of the building has been detailed with photographs, video and a Building Biologists’ professional viewpoint and commentary has been included from the floor, roof, insulation, membranes, glazing, bathroom, cabling, low EMF and EMR considerations, smart meter, bedding, couches, appliances and more.

These various segments will continue to be released as they are finalised and will provide detailed information for anyone interested in creating a healthy and green home that will enhance the well being of everyone living in the space.

Whether you are a builder, designer, architect, tradesperson or someone planning a renovation or new build of your own these segments are here to provide you with as much detailed information as possible.

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Roofing and Roof Cavities

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Outdoor Decking

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Insulation

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Introduction

An introduction to Building Biology and the project of renovating and retrofitting a 15 year old (2006) volume built house to Passive House and Building Biology standards (12 minutes)

Pre-Purchase Tips and Planning Considerations

Some pre-purchase, pre-lease and new build considerations discussed with photographs (21 minutes)

Smart Meters

Concerns and Solutions discussed with photographs (28 minutes)

Part 1 - Volume Built House to Passive House (31 minutes)

Part 2 - Completed Volume Built House to Passive House

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EMF Considerations and Cabling

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Windows and Doors

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Moisture and Mould Considerations

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Air Conditioning Split Systems and Cleaning

How they work and how they should be cleaned

External Render

Detailed video and interviews on site in relation to cement and lime render mixes and the full application process as it happened on site

Wall Cavities

What they should and should not look like to avoid moisture and mould issues

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Bathrooms and Showers

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Flooring

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Lighting

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Indoor Air Quality

A look at CO2, CO, VOCs (chemicals off-gassing), Oxygen levels, Mould and Moisture and Dust in the home

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Rangehoods, Cooktops and Ovens

Detailed discussion on what to consider in order to make smart choices to avoid air quality and electromagnetic field issues

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Ventilation and Heat Recovery Ventilation

A close look and discussion about ventilation in the home as well as heat recovery and energy recovery ventilation

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Cleaning and Cleaning Products

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Bedding and Linen

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Phone, T.V. and Computer Setups

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Heating and Cooling

Evaporative cooling, split system air conditioners, gas ducted heating and radiant heating advantages and disadvantages discussed in detail to help you make better choices depending on your home and your personal requirements

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Wallpaper and Paint

An overview of the complex world of paint as well as the Low and No VOC claims and concerning additional pesticides put in paint that are then spruced as asthma and allergy friendly. Wallpaper is back and a lot better than it used to be…..some good news at last!

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Couches and Furniture

Interviews and discussions about the very difficult task of finding furniture and couches that strike some kind of balance between being ethical, sustainable, long lasting, comfortable, supportive, fit for purpose, affordable and non-toxic

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